8 days in Ecuador Itinerary

8 days in Ecuador Itinerary

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1
Quito
— 2 nights
2
Puerto Villamil, Isabela
— 1 night
3
Puerto Ayora, Santa Cruz
— 2 nights
4
Guayaquil
— 2 nights

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.
On the 2nd (Wed), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Iglesia Santa Barbara, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fundacion Iglesia de la Compania, pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia y Convento de San Francisco, don't miss a visit to Mitad Del Mundo, thenget engrossed in the history at Museo Templo del Sol Pintor Ortega Maila, and finally don't miss a visit to Galeria de Arte Creacion. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Museo Camilo Egas, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica del Voto Nacional, thenappreciate the extensive heritage of Quito Old Town, and finally take an in-depth tour of Museum of Maria Augusta Urrutia (La Casa Museo Maria Augusta Urrutia).

To find where to stay, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Quito day trip tool.

Toronto, Canada to Quito is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. September in Quito sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) to allow time to travel to Puerto Villamil.

Things to do in Quito

Historic Sites Museums
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Museo Templo del Sol Pintor Ortega Maila ©
Fundacion Iglesia de la Compania ©
Fundacion Iglesia de la Compania
Mitad Del Mundo ©
Mitad Del Mundo

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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Fri): stroll through Posada de flamengos, stroll through Concha de Perla, step off the mainland to explore Las Tintoreras, pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia Cristo Salvador, thenexplore the activities along Laguna de los Diablos, and finally don't miss a visit to Malecon Cuna del Sol.

For other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Puerto Villamil road trip planning tool.

You can fly from Quito to Puerto Villamil in 6 hours. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Quito to Puerto Villamil due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) to allow time to ride a ferry to Puerto Ayora.

Things to do in Puerto Villamil

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Concha de Perla ©
Concha de Perla
Las Tintoreras ©
Las Tintoreras
Iglesia Cristo Salvador ©
Iglesia Cristo Salvador

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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 5th (Sat): take a leisurely stroll along Malecon de Puerto Ayora, thenexplore the striking landscape at Las Grietas, thendon't miss a visit to Santa Cruz Fish Market, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Charles Darwin Research Station. On the 6th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll through El Chato - Giant Tortoise Reserve, thenindulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Galapagos Beach at Tortuga Bay.

For other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Puerto Ayora trip itinerary planning website.

Traveling by ferry from Puerto Villamil to Puerto Ayora takes 3.5 hours. Traveling from Puerto Villamil to Puerto Ayora, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around °C in September, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can travel to Guayaquil.

Things to do in Puerto Ayora

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

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

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nights
Guayaquil

Guayaquil ©
Hills dotted with colorful houses and waterfront promenades typify Guayaquil, Ecuador's largest city and commercial center.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Mon): look for gifts at Vivian L. Tettamanti Design Store, visit Las Penas, take in nature's colorful creations at Parque Seminario, thentake in the waterfront at Malecon 2000, and finally go for a walk through Plaza Olmedo..

To find traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Guayaquil tour itinerary builder.

You can fly from Puerto Ayora to Guayaquil in 8.5 hours. While traveling from Puerto Ayora, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Guayaquil, ranging from highs of °C to lows of °C. You will leave for home on the 8th (Tue).

Things to do in Guayaquil

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

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