7 days in Ecuador Itinerary

7 days in Ecuador Itinerary

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7 days in Ecuador Itinerary

Start: Orlando, Florida
Fly:  8​h 15​min
1
Guayaquil
— 1 night
+3
Fly + Shuttle + Ferry + Bus:  4​h 30​min
2
Puerto Ayora, Santa Cruz
— 2 nights
Ferry:  2​h 30​min
3
Puerto Villamil, Isabela
— 1 night
+2
Fly + Foot + Fly:  3​h 45​min
4
Quito
— 2 nights
Fly:  8​h 30​min
End: Orlando, Florida

1
night
Guayaquil

Guayaquil ©
Hills dotted with colorful houses and waterfront promenades typify Guayaquil, Ecuador's largest city and commercial center.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Fri): examine the collection at Presley Norton Museum, take a stroll through Las Penas, then take in the waterfront at Malecon 2000, and finally walk around Parque Seminario.

To find maps, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Guayaquil trip itinerary maker website .

Orlando, USA to Guayaquil is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Orlando in December, expect Guayaquil to be somewhat warmer, temps between 90°F and 74°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can travel to Puerto Ayora.

Things to do in Guayaquil

Neighborhoods Museums Parks
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Las Penas ©
Las Penas
Malecon 2000 ©
Malecon 2000
Parque Seminario ©
Parque Seminario

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 14th (Sat): kick back and relax at Galapagos Beach at Tortuga Bay, get a taste of the local shopping with Galeria Aymara, and then stroll through Charles Darwin Research Station. Keep things going the next day: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, take in the dramatic natural features at Las Grietas, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Playa de los Alemanes.

To see photos, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Puerto Ayora trip itinerary maker tool .

You can do a combination of flight, ferry, and bus from Guayaquil to Puerto Ayora in 4.5 hours. When traveling from Guayaquil in December, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Puerto Ayora: temperatures range from 82°F by day to 72°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) to allow time to ride a ferry to Puerto Villamil.

Things to do in Puerto Ayora

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

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

1
night
Puerto Villamil, Isabela

Puerto Villamil ©
Located in the southeast of Isla Isabela, Puerto Villamil is home to the majority of the island's 2,200 inhabitants.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Puerto Villamil and then head off the coast to Las Tintoreras.

To find where to stay, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read Puerto Villamil itinerary planner.

Getting from Puerto Ayora to Puerto Villamil by ferry takes about 2.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Puerto Ayora to Puerto Villamil is minus 1 hour. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Quito.

Things to do in Puerto Villamil

Parks Nature Beaches
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Las Tintoreras ©
Las Tintoreras

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 17th (Tue), get to know the fascinating history of Quito Old Town, then admire the landmark architecture of San Francisco Church (Iglesia de San Francisco), then admire the striking features of Fundacion Iglesia de la Compania, and finally admire the striking features of Basilica del Voto Nacional. Keep things going the next day: explore the world behind art at Centro Cultural Metropolitano, then get engrossed in the history at Museo Templo del Sol Pintor Ortega Maila, and then don't miss a visit to Mitad Del Mundo.

To see ratings, photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Quito itinerary planner .

You can fly from Puerto Villamil to Quito in 4 hours. Another option is to fly. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Puerto Villamil to Quito due to the time zone difference. In December, daytime highs in Quito are 72°F, while nighttime lows are 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Quito

Historic Sites Museums
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Quito Old Town ©
Quito Old Town
Mitad Del Mundo ©
Mitad Del Mundo

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