9 days in Ecuador Itinerary

9 days in Ecuador Itinerary

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9 days in Ecuador Itinerary

Start: New York City
Fly:  8​h
1
Guayaquil
— 1 night
+3
Fly + shuttle + ferry + bus:  5​h 45​min
2
Puerto Ayora, Santa Cruz
— 3 nights
ferry:  2​h 30​min
3
Puerto Villamil, Isabela
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + foot + Fly:  3​h 45​min
4
Quito
— 2 nights
Fly:  8​h
End: New York City

1
night
Guayaquil

Guayaquil ©
Hills dotted with colorful houses and waterfront promenades typify Guayaquil, Ecuador's largest city and commercial center.
To find traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Guayaquil day trip planner.

New York City, USA to Guayaquil is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. Plan for much warmer temperatures traveling from New York City in March, with highs in Guayaquil at 88°F and lows at 75°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can travel to Puerto Ayora.

Things to do in Guayaquil

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites
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Guayaquil Historical Park ©
Guayaquil Historical Park
Malecon 2000 ©
Malecon 2000
Parque Seminario ©
Parque Seminario

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, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, kick back and relax at Galapagos Beach at Tortuga Bay, and take a leisurely stroll along Malecon de Puerto Ayora.

For ratings, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Puerto Ayora online vacation planner .

Do a combination of flight and ferry from Guayaquil to Puerto Ayora in 6 hours. In March, daily temperatures in Puerto Ayora can reach 88°F, while at night they dip to 75°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can ride a ferry to Puerto Villamil.

Things to do in Puerto Ayora

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Tunel de Lava Bellavista, 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

2
nights
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.
On the 25th (Wed), look for all kinds of wild species at Posada de flamengos and then get impressive views of Sierra Negra. On the 26th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for all kinds of wild species at Concha de Perla, glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Laguna Salinas.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Puerto Villamil journey 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 up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can travel to Quito.

Things to do in Puerto Villamil

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Sierra Negra
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Sierra Negra ©
Sierra Negra
Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Concha de Perla ©
Concha de Perla

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 27th (Fri): get to know the fascinating history of Quito Old Town, admire the striking features of Fundacion Iglesia de la Compania, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at 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. On the 28th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: deepen your understanding at La Ronda and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at San Francisco Church (Iglesia de San Francisco).

To find ratings, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read Quito holiday builder app .

Traveling by flight from Puerto Villamil to Quito takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. The time zone changes from Galapagos Time to Ecuador Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. In March in Quito, expect temperatures between 70°F during the day and 60°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Quito

Historic Sites Museums
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Fundacion Iglesia de la Compania ©
Fundacion Iglesia de la Compania
Mitad Del Mundo ©
Mitad Del Mundo

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