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
Quito
— 2 nights
+3
Fly + Shuttle + Ferry + Bus:  5 h
2
Puerto Ayora, Santa Cruz
— 2 nights
Ferry:  2 h 30 min
3
Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, San Cristobal
— 3 nights
Fly:  18 h 15 min
End: Dallas

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.
On the 30th (Thu), take an in-depth tour of Museo Templo del Sol Pintor Ortega Maila, see the interesting displays at Casa del Alabado, then admire the striking features of San Francisco Church (Iglesia de San Francisco), and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Quito Old Town. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the landmark architecture of Basilica del Voto Nacional, then admire the striking features of Fundacion Iglesia de la Compania, and then explore the galleries of La Capilla Del Hombre.

For traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Quito trip itinerary maker .

Dallas, USA to Quito is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Dallas to Quito. Expect much colder weather when traveling from Dallas in July: highs in Quito hover around 73°F, while lows dip to 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) so you can travel to Puerto Ayora.

Things to do in Quito

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

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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sat): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, take in the exciting artwork at Galeria Aymara, and then stroll through Charles Darwin Research Station. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun): kick back and relax at Galapagos Beach at Tortuga Bay, then stroll through Black Turtle Cove, then browse the different shops at Camacha Shopping, and finally stroll around El Garrapatero.

For reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read our Puerto Ayora attractions planner.

You can do a combination of flight, ferry, and bus from Quito to Puerto Ayora in 5 hours. In July, Puerto Ayora is a bit warmer than Quito - with highs of 80°F and lows of 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) to allow time to ride a ferry to Puerto Baquerizo Moreno.

Things to do in Puerto Ayora

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Santa Cruz
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Galapagos Beach at Tortuga Bay ©
Galapagos Beach at Tortuga Bay
El Garrapatero ©
El Garrapatero
Charles Darwin Research Station ©
Charles Darwin Research Station

3
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.
On the 3rd (Mon), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Cerro Tijeretas and then kick back and relax at Playa Mann. On the 4th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll through Galapaguera de Cerro Colorado, tour the pleasant surroundings at Puerto Chino Beach, and then stroll through La Loberia.

To find more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Puerto Baquerizo Moreno trip planning website .

Ride a ferry from Puerto Ayora to Puerto Baquerizo Moreno in 2.5 hours. August in Puerto Baquerizo Moreno sees daily highs of 79°F and lows of 69°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Puerto Baquerizo Moreno

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

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

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