7 days in Ecuador Itinerary

7 days in Ecuador Itinerary

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7 days in Ecuador Itinerary

New York City
Fly + ferry:  16​h 45​min
Puerto Ayora, Santa Cruz
— 3 nights
ferry:  2​h 30​min
Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, San Cristobal
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 15​min
Quito
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h 45​min
New York City

2
days
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 (Mon): kick back and relax at Galapagos Beach at Tortuga Bay and then identify plant and animal life at Reserva El Chato. On your second day here, explore the striking landscape at Las Grietas, look for all kinds of wild species at Charles Darwin Research Station, and then make a trip to Santa Cruz Fish Market.

For more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Puerto Ayora trip itinerary builder .

New York City, USA to Puerto Ayora is an approximately 17-hour combination of flight and ferry. Plan for much hotter temperatures traveling from New York City in March, with highs in Puerto Ayora at 88°F and lows at 75°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can ride a ferry to Puerto Baquerizo Moreno.

Things to do in Puerto Ayora

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Beaches

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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
Las Grietas ©
Las Grietas

1
day
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.
On the 13th (Wed), look for all kinds of wild species at Galapaguera de Cerro Colorado and then stroll through Puerto Chino Beach.

To find photos, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Puerto Baquerizo Moreno sightseeing planning tool .

Traveling by ferry from Puerto Ayora to Puerto Baquerizo Moreno takes 2.5 hours. In March, daily temperatures in Puerto Baquerizo Moreno can reach 88°F, while at night they dip to 76°F. On the 14th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Quito.

Things to do in Puerto Baquerizo Moreno

#Parks, #Beaches, #Outdoors

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San Cristobal
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Puerto Chino Beach ©
Puerto Chino Beach
La Loberia ©
La Loberia
Galapaguera de Cerro Colorado ©
Galapaguera de Cerro Colorado

2
days
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 15th (Fri): make a trip to Plaza de la Independencia (Plaza Grande), admire all the interesting features of La Ronda, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Iglesia de La Compania de Jesus, then take in the spiritual surroundings of San Francisco Church (Iglesia de San Francisco), and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica del Voto Nacional. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Sat): appreciate the extensive heritage of Quito Old Town and then examine the collection at La Capilla Del Hombre.

To see traveler tips, ratings, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Quito trip itinerary builder .

You can fly from Puerto Baquerizo Moreno to Quito in 4.5 hours. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Puerto Baquerizo Moreno in March, with highs in Quito at 71°F and lows at 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Quito

#Historic Sites, #Museums
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Iglesia de La Compania de Jesus ©
Iglesia de La Compania de Jesus
Quito Old Town ©
Quito Old Town
Basilica del Voto Nacional ©
Basilica del Voto Nacional

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