7 days in Santa Cruz, San Andres Island & Asuncion Itinerary

7 days in Santa Cruz, San Andres Island & Asuncion Itinerary

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7 days in Santa Cruz, San Andres Island & Asuncion Itinerary

Start: Washington DC, United States
+3
Fly + shuttle + ferry + bus:  19​h 15​min
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Puerto Ayora, Ecuador
— 1 night
+2
ferry + shuttle + Fly:  12​h 45​min
2
San Andres Island, Colombia
— 1 night
Fly:  11​h
3
Asuncion, Paraguay
— 1 night
+2
Fly + bus + subway:  15​h 15​min
End: Washington DC, United States

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Puerto Ayora, Ecuador

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): take in the dramatic natural features at Las Grietas, identify plant and animal life at Charles Darwin Research Station, and then make a trip to Santa Cruz Fish Market. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon): look for all kinds of wild species at Reserva El Chato, kick back and relax at Galapagos Beach at Tortuga Bay, and then view the masterpieces at Galeria Exotico Ecuador.

For more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Puerto Ayora holiday planner .

Washington DC, USA to Puerto Ayora is an approximately 19.5-hour combination of flight and ferry. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and ferry; or do a combination of bus, flight, and ferry. Plan for much hotter temperatures traveling from Washington DC in December, with highs in Puerto Ayora at 82°F and lows at 72°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) to allow time to travel to San Andres Island.

Things to do in Puerto Ayora

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

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Galapagos Beach at Tortuga Bay
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Galapagos Beach at Tortuga Bay ©
Galapagos Beach at Tortuga Bay
Charles Darwin Research Station ©
Charles Darwin Research Station
El Chato - Giant Tortoise Reserve ©
El Chato - Giant Tortoise Reserve

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San Andres Island, Colombia

San Andres Island ©
The coral San Andres Island boasts a rich colonial history, exotic beaches, and a laidback, tropical lifestyle.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes LightHouse Lounge Bar, BIG MAMA Original Reggae Bar and Coco Loco Disco Bar. Start off your visit on the 4th (Tue): head off the coast to Johnny Cay, get a taste of local nightlife at LightHouse Lounge Bar, and then appreciate the history behind Plaza Canon de Morgan. Here are some ideas for day two: get a taste of local nightlife at Coco Loco Disco Bar, join in the after-dark buzz at BIG MAMA Original Reggae Bar, identify plant and animal life at La Piscinita, then make a trip to Blow Hole, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Playa de San Luis.

For where to stay, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read San Andres Island trip itinerary builder website .

You can do a combination of ferry and flight from Puerto Ayora to San Andres Island in 13 hours. December in San Andres Island sees daily highs of 85°F and lows of 77°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to travel to Asuncion.

Things to do in San Andres Island

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Johnny Cay ©
Johnny Cay
La Piscinita ©
La Piscinita
Hoyo Soplador ©
Hoyo Soplador

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Asuncion, Paraguay

Asuncion ©
Paraguay's capital and economic center, Asuncion ranks among the youngest cities on the continent, with more than half of its residents under 30 years of age.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Coyote, Teatro Municipal Ignacio A. Pane and Paseo Carmelitas. On the 6th (Thu), see a show at Teatro Municipal Ignacio A. Pane, then join in the after-dark buzz at Paseo Carmelitas, and then get a taste of local nightlife at Coyote.

For other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Asuncion vacation maker website .

Traveling by flight from San Andres Island to Asuncion takes 11 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from San Andres Island to Asuncion. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Asuncion when traveling from San Andres Island in December, with lows around 72°F. You'll have a few hours on the 7th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Asuncion

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Coyote ©
Coyote
Casa de la Independencia ©
Casa de la Independencia
Palacio de López ©
Palacio de López