8 days in Ecuador Itinerary

8 days in Ecuador Itinerary

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8 days in Ecuador Itinerary

Start: Dallas
Fly:  9​h 30​min
1
Guayaquil
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h
2
Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, San Cristobal
— 2 nights
ferry:  2​h 30​min
3
Puerto Ayora, Santa Cruz
— 2 nights
+3
bus + ferry + shuttle + Fly:  5​h
4
Quito
— 2 nights
Fly:  9​h 30​min
End: Dallas

1
night
Guayaquil

Guayaquil ©
Hills dotted with colorful houses and waterfront promenades typify Guayaquil, Ecuador's largest city and commercial center.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Thu): appreciate the extensive heritage of Guayaquil Historical Park, take a stroll through Cerro Santa Ana, then wander the streets of Las Penas, and finally admire the natural beauty at Parque Seminario.

To see where to stay, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Guayaquil online holiday planner .

Dallas, USA to Guayaquil is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Dallas to Guayaquil. Traveling from Dallas in July, things will get little chillier in Guayaquil: highs are around 85°F and lows about 71°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can travel to Puerto Baquerizo Moreno.

Things to do in Guayaquil

Neighborhoods Parks Wildlife
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Las Penas ©
Las Penas
Guayaquil Historical Park ©
Guayaquil Historical Park
Cerro Santa Ana ©
Cerro Santa Ana

2
nights
Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, San Cristobal

Puerto Baquerizo Moreno ©
The capital of the Galapagos Islands, Puerto Baquerizo Moreno is located on easternmost island of the archipelago, San Cristobal.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Cerro Tijeretas, kick back and relax at Playa de Oro, and then enjoy the sand and surf at La Loberia. Here are some ideas for day two: tour the pleasant surroundings at Galapaguera de Cerro Colorado, then kick back and relax at Puerto Chino Beach, then take in the dramatic natural features at Punta Pitt, and finally learn more about the world around you at Interpretation Center.

To see ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Puerto Baquerizo Moreno route planner .

Traveling by flight from Guayaquil to Puerto Baquerizo Moreno takes 2 hours. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Guayaquil in July: highs in Puerto Baquerizo Moreno hover around 80°F, while lows dip to 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) to allow time to ride a ferry to Puerto Ayora.

Things to do in Puerto Baquerizo Moreno

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

San Cristobal
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Cerro Tijeretas ©
Cerro Tijeretas
La Loberia ©
La Loberia
Puerto Chino Beach ©
Puerto Chino Beach

2
nights
Puerto Ayora, Santa Cruz

Puerto Ayora ©
The largest settlement in the Galapagos, Puerto Ayora offers visitors to the islands an array of facilities and things to do.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): stroll through Charles Darwin Research Station, view the masterpieces at Galeria Aymara, then take in the dramatic natural features at Las Grietas, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas. On the 3rd (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour the pleasant surroundings at Galapagos Beach at Tortuga Bay, then take an in-depth tour of Maprae, then tour the pleasant surroundings at El Chato - Giant Tortoise Reserve, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at El Garrapatero.

To find where to stay, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Puerto Ayora road trip app .

You can ride a ferry from Puerto Baquerizo Moreno to Puerto Ayora in 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 79°F in August, and nighttime lows around 69°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Quito.

Things to do in Puerto Ayora

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

Santa Cruz
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Galapagos Beach at Tortuga Bay ©
Galapagos Beach at Tortuga Bay
Charles Darwin Research Station ©
Charles Darwin Research Station
Scuba & Snorkeling

2
nights
Quito

Quito ©
High in the Andean foothills, Quito remains one of the world's most photogenic capital cities, featuring two dramatic mountain ranges as its backdrop.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Tue): get to know the fascinating history of Quito Old Town, admire the landmark architecture of Fundacion Iglesia de la Compania, then admire the striking features of Basilica del Voto Nacional, then take an in-depth tour of Museo Templo del Sol Pintor Ortega Maila, and finally admire the landmark architecture of San Francisco Church (Iglesia de San Francisco). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: gain insight at La Ronda and then explore the world behind art at La Capilla Del Hombre.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, use the Quito trip planner .

Traveling by combination of bus, ferry, and flight from Puerto Ayora to Quito takes 5 hours. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Puerto Ayora in August, with highs in Quito at 74°F and lows at 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Quito

Historic Sites Museums
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Fundacion Iglesia de la Compania ©
Fundacion Iglesia de la Compania
Quito Old Town ©
Quito Old Town

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