7 days in Ecuador Itinerary

7 days in Ecuador Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Quito
— 1 night
2
Cuenca
— 1 night
3
Puerto Ayora, Santa Cruz
— 2 nights
4
Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, San Cristobal
— 2 nights

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night
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 14th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Iglesia Santa Barbara, take in the spiritual surroundings of Fundacion Iglesia de la Compania, thenadmire the striking features of Basilica del Voto Nacional, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Quito Old Town.

To find where to stay, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read our Quito online tour itinerary planner.

Houston, USA to Quito is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Ecuador Time is 1 hour. Traveling from Houston in June, things will get a bit cooler in Quito: highs are around °F and lows about °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can travel to Cuenca.

Things to do in Quito

Historic Sites
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Quito Old Town ©
Quito Old Town
Fundacion Iglesia de la Compania ©
Fundacion Iglesia de la Compania
Basilica del Voto Nacional ©
Basilica del Voto Nacional

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Cuenca

Cuenca ©
Packed with impressive colonial architecture and a historic town center, Cuenca stands as perhaps the most charming city in the nation.
On the 15th (Tue), examine the collection at Pumapungo Museo, shop like a local with Homero Ortega, steep yourself in history at Plaza de las flores, thenpause for some serene contemplation at Inmaculada Concepción Cathedral, and finally contemplate the long history of Museo Catedral Vieja.

To find where to stay, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Cuenca itinerary planner.

Getting from Quito to Cuenca by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Quito in June since evenings lows in Cuenca dip to °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to travel to Puerto Ayora.

Things to do in Cuenca

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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Museo Catedral Vieja ©
Museo Catedral Vieja
Pumapungo Museo ©
Pumapungo Museo
Homero Ortega ©
Homero Ortega

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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 16th (Wed): stop by Chocolapagos Darwin's Favourites, take in the exciting artwork at Galeria Aymara, explore the world behind art at Galeria Exotico Ecuador, get engrossed in the history at Maprae, thenenjoy the sand and surf at El Garrapatero, and finally explore the fascinating underground world of Tunel de Lava Bellavista. On the 17th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: view the masterpieces at The Angelique Art Gallery, thenwalk around Parque San Francisco, thenkick back and relax at Galapagos Beach at Tortuga Bay, and finally explore the activities along Laguna las Ninfas.

For ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Puerto Ayora online trip planner.

You can fly from Cuenca to Puerto Ayora in 7.5 hours. While traveling from Cuenca, expect somewhat warmer days and warmer nights in Puerto Ayora, ranging from highs of °F to lows of °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Puerto Baquerizo Moreno.

Things to do in Puerto Ayora

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Santa Cruz, Tunel de Lava Bellavista
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El Garrapatero ©
El Garrapatero
Galapagos Beach at Tortuga Bay ©
Galapagos Beach at Tortuga Bay
Galeria Aymara ©
Galeria Aymara

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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 18th (Fri): make a trip to Segunda Zona Naval de la Armada del Ecuador, get a new perspective on nature at Interpretation Center, thenmake a trip to La Casa del Ceibo, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at La Loberia.

To see photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Puerto Baquerizo Moreno online holiday planner.

You can ride a ferry from Puerto Ayora to Puerto Baquerizo Moreno in 3.5 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Puerto Baquerizo Moreno

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

San Cristobal
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La Loberia ©
La Loberia
Interpretation Center ©
Interpretation Center
Segunda Zona Naval de la Armada del Ecuador ©

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