8 days in Ecuador Itinerary

8 days in Ecuador Itinerary

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8 days in Ecuador Itinerary

Start: Orlando, Florida
Fly:  8​h 15​min
1
Guayaquil
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h
2
Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, San Cristobal
— 1 night
Ferry:  2​h 30​min
3
Puerto Ayora, Santa Cruz
— 2 nights
Ferry:  2​h 30​min
4
Puerto Villamil, Isabela
— 1 night
+2
Fly + Foot + Fly:  3​h 45​min
5
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): see the interesting displays at Presley Norton Museum, take a stroll through Las Penas, then take in the waterfront at Malecon 2000, and finally walk around Parque Seminario.

For more things to do, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Guayaquil travel route app .

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. In December, Guayaquil is a bit warmer than Orlando - with highs of 90°F and lows of 74°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Puerto Baquerizo Moreno.

Things to do in Guayaquil

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

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sat): kick back and relax at La Loberia, then make a trip to Dona Pilo, and then learn more about the world around you at Interpretation Center.

For ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Puerto Baquerizo Moreno trip itinerary maker website .

You can fly from Guayaquil to Puerto Baquerizo Moreno in 2 hours. When traveling from Guayaquil in December, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Puerto Baquerizo Moreno: temperatures range from 82°F by day to 72°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to catch the ferry to Puerto Ayora.

Things to do in Puerto Baquerizo Moreno

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

La Loberia
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La Loberia ©
La Loberia
Interpretation Center ©
Interpretation Center
Dona Pilo ©
Dona Pilo

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 15th (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Galapagos Beach at Tortuga Bay, 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 16th (Mon): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, explore the striking landscape at Las Grietas, and then kick back and relax at Playa de los Alemanes.

To find where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Puerto Ayora trip planner .

Ride a ferry from Puerto Baquerizo Moreno to Puerto Ayora in 2.5 hours. December in Puerto Ayora sees daily highs of 82°F and lows of 72°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough 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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Tue): kick back and relax at Playa Puerto Villamil and then step off the mainland to explore Las Tintoreras.

To find ratings, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Puerto Villamil online trip itinerary planner .

You can ride a ferry from Puerto Ayora to Puerto Villamil in 2.5 hours. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Puerto Ayora to Puerto Villamil due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can 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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Wed): get to know the fascinating history of Quito Old Town, admire the striking features of San Francisco Church (Iglesia de San Francisco), then admire the striking features of Fundacion Iglesia de la Compania, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica del Voto Nacional. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for gifts at Galeria Ecuador, then take an in-depth tour of Museo Templo del Sol Pintor Ortega Maila, and then make a trip to Mitad Del Mundo.

To see photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Quito holiday planning website .

You can fly from Puerto Villamil to Quito in 4 hours. Another option is to fly. The time zone difference moving from Galapagos Time (GALT) to Ecuador Time (ECT) is 1 hour. December in Quito sees daily highs of 72°F and lows of 56°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Quito

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

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