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
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:  9​h 30​min
End: Dallas

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 9th (Mon): enjoy breathtaking views from La Perla, visit Las Penas, then take a leisurely stroll along Malecon 2000, then admire the natural beauty at Parque Seminario, and finally appreciate the history behind Escultura Ana Villamil Ycaz.

Plan my day in Guayaquil using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Dallas, USA to Guayaquil is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Ecuador Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. When traveling from Dallas in March, plan for a bit warmer days in Guayaquil, with highs around 88°F, while nights are warmer with lows around 75°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Puerto Baquerizo Moreno.

Things to do in Guayaquil

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

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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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Tue): make a trip to Dona Pilo, then don't miss a visit to Segunda Zona Naval de la Armada del Ecuador, then make a trip to Malecon San Cristobal, and finally get a new perspective on nature at Interpretation Center.

To find reviews, ratings, maps, and tourist information, go to the Puerto Baquerizo Moreno trip planner.

Getting from Guayaquil to Puerto Baquerizo Moreno by flight takes about 2 hours. In March, daytime highs in Puerto Baquerizo Moreno are 88°F, while nighttime lows are 75°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Puerto Ayora.

Things to do in Puerto Baquerizo Moreno

Museums

Side Trip

Malecon San Cristobal
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Interpretation Center ©
Interpretation Center
Dona Pilo ©
Dona Pilo
Malecon San Cristobal ©
Malecon San Cristobal

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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 11th (Wed): stroll through Galapagos Beach at Tortuga Bay, view the masterpieces at Galeria Aymara, and then stroll through Charles Darwin Research Station. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at El Chato - Giant Tortoise Reserve, then make a trip to Malecon de Puerto Ayora, then explore the striking landscape at Las Grietas, and finally make a trip to Santa Cruz Fish Market.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, use the Puerto Ayora trip itinerary maker tool .

Traveling by ferry from Puerto Baquerizo Moreno to Puerto Ayora takes 2.5 hours. In March in Puerto Ayora, expect temperatures between 88°F during the day and 75°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can catch the ferry to Puerto Villamil.

Things to do in Puerto Ayora

Parks Wildlife Beaches

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
El Chato - Giant Tortoise Reserve ©
El Chato - Giant Tortoise Reserve

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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 13th (Fri): contemplate the waterfront views at Laguna de los Diablos, stroll through Playa Puerto Villamil, take in the waterfront at Malecon Cuna del Sol, then head off the coast to Las Tintoreras, and finally stroll through Concha de Perla.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Puerto Villamil day trip planner .

You can ride a ferry from Puerto Ayora to Puerto Villamil in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Puerto Ayora to Puerto Villamil, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to travel to Quito.

Things to do in Puerto Villamil

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Concha de Perla ©
Concha de Perla
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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica del Voto Nacional, then admire the landmark architecture of Iglesia y Convento de San Francisco, then get engrossed in the history at Museo Templo del Sol Pintor Ortega Maila, and finally make a trip to Mitad Del Mundo. On the next day, get engrossed in the history at Museum of Maria Augusta Urrutia (La Casa Museo Maria Augusta Urrutia) and then get to know the fascinating history of Quito Old Town.

To find where to stay, photos, maps, and tourist information, go to the Quito trip builder tool .

Traveling by flight from Puerto Villamil to Quito takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. The time zone changes from Galapagos Time (GALT) to Ecuador Time (ECT), which is usually a 1 hour difference. In March, plan for daily highs up to 70°F, and evening lows to 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Sun) to allow time for 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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