9 days in Ecuador Itinerary

9 days in Ecuador Itinerary

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9 days in Ecuador Itinerary

Start: Indianapolis
Fly:  19​h
1
Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, San Cristobal
— 2 nights
ferry:  2​h 30​min
2
Puerto Ayora, Santa Cruz
— 3 nights
+3
bus + ferry + shuttle + Fly:  5​h
3
Quito
— 2 nights
Fly:  10​h 30​min
End: Indianapolis

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.
Puerto Baquerizo Moreno is known for wildlife, museums, nature, historic sites, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: enjoy the sand and surf at Puerto Chino Beach, don't miss a visit to Dona Pilo, explore the striking landscape of Cerro Tijeretas, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral Inmaculada Concepcion.

To see photos, reviews, and tourist information, use the Puerto Baquerizo Moreno tour planner.

Indianapolis, USA to Puerto Baquerizo Moreno is an approximately 19-hour flight. Traveling from Indianapolis in April, things will get warmer in Puerto Baquerizo Moreno: highs are around 87°F and lows about 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to ride a ferry to Puerto Ayora.

Things to do in Puerto Baquerizo Moreno

Parks Wildlife Beaches

Side Trip

San Cristobal
Highlights from your plan
Puerto Chino Beach ©
Puerto Chino Beach
La Loberia ©
La Loberia
Cerro Tijeretas ©
Cerro Tijeretas

3
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.
Puerto Ayora is known for wildlife, nature, beaches, adventure, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: identify plant and animal life at Charles Darwin Research Station, enjoy the sand and surf at Playa de los Alemanes, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and take in the waterfront at Malecon de Puerto Ayora.

To find ratings, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Puerto Ayora route builder tool .

You can ride a ferry from Puerto Baquerizo Moreno to Puerto Ayora in 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 87°F in April, and nighttime lows around 75°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can travel to Quito.

Things to do in Puerto Ayora

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Tunel de Lava Bellavista, Galapagos Beach at Tortuga Bay
Highlights from your plan
Charles Darwin Research Station ©
Charles Darwin Research Station
Galapagos Beach at Tortuga Bay ©
Galapagos Beach at Tortuga Bay
El Chato - Giant Tortoise Reserve ©

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 10th (Fri), appreciate the extensive heritage of Quito Old Town, take in the spiritual surroundings of Fundacion Iglesia de la Compania, take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica del Voto Nacional, then get engrossed in the history at Museo Templo del Sol Pintor Ortega Maila, and finally don't miss a visit to Mitad Del Mundo.

To find maps, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Quito itinerary tool .

Traveling by combination of bus, ferry, and flight from Puerto Ayora to Quito takes 5 hours. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Puerto Ayora in April: high temperatures in Quito hover around 72°F and lows are around 60°F. You'll have a few hours on the 11th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Quito

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Fundacion Iglesia de la Compania ©
Fundacion Iglesia de la Compania
Mitad Del Mundo ©
Mitad Del Mundo

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