5 days in Ecuador Itinerary

5 days in Ecuador Itinerary

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5 days in Ecuador Itinerary

Quito
Quito
— 1 night
bus + Fly:  5​h 30​min
Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, San Cristobal
— 1 night
ferry:  2​h 30​min
Puerto Ayora, Santa Cruz
— 2 nights
ferry + foot + Fly:  7​h 30​min
Quito

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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 23rd (Mon), make a trip to Mitad del Mundo, see the interesting displays at Intinan Museum, take an in-depth tour of Museo Templo del Sol Pintor Ortega Maila, then see the interesting displays at La Capilla Del Hombre, and finally take an in-depth tour of Abya-Yala Museum.

To find maps, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Quito trip planner.

The Route module can give you travel options from your home to Quito. October in Quito sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Tue) to allow time for travel to Puerto Baquerizo Moreno.

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Intinan Museum ©
Intinan Museum
Mitad del Mundo (Original) ©
Mitad del Mundo (Original)

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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 25th (Wed): kick back and relax at La Loberia and then learn more about the world around you at Interpretation Center.

To find maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Puerto Baquerizo Moreno trip planner.

Getting from Quito to Puerto Baquerizo Moreno by combination of bus and flight takes about 5.5 hours. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Quito in October: high temperatures in Puerto Baquerizo Moreno hover around 31°C and lows are around 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can catch the ferry to Puerto Ayora.

Things to do in Puerto Baquerizo Moreno

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La Loberia
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La Loberia
Interpretation Center ©
Interpretation Center

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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 26th (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Galapagos Beach at Tortuga Bay, then identify plant and animal life at Charles Darwin Research Station, and then make a trip to Santa Cruz Fish Market. Here are some ideas for day two: look for all kinds of wild species at Reserva El Chato and then view the masterpieces at Galeria Aymara.

To find photos, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Puerto Ayora custom trip planner.

You can ride a ferry from Puerto Baquerizo Moreno to Puerto Ayora in 2.5 hours. October in Puerto Ayora sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 24°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Puerto Ayora

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Galapagos Beach at Tortuga Bay
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Galapagos Beach at Tortuga Bay ©
Galapagos Beach at Tortuga Bay
Charles Darwin Research Station ©
Charles Darwin Research Station
Reserva El Chato ©
Reserva El Chato

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