6 days in Ecuador Itinerary

6 days in Ecuador Itinerary

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6 days in Ecuador Itinerary

Start: Playa del Carmen
+2
bus + foot + Fly:  7​h 45​min
1
Quito
— 1 night
+3
Fly + shuttle + ferry + bus:  5​h
2
Puerto Ayora, Santa Cruz
— 4 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  21​h
End: Playa del Carmen

1
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.
On the 28th (Sat), get to know the fascinating history of Quito Old Town, admire the landmark architecture of Basilica del Voto Nacional, admire the landmark architecture of Catedral Metropolitana de Quito, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Fundacion Iglesia de la Compania, then appreciate the history behind La Virgen del Panecillo, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Santo Domingo Church.

To see more things to do, photos, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Quito attractions planning app .

Playa del Carmen, Mexico to Quito is an approximately 8-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of ferry and flight. Traveling from Playa del Carmen in December, expect Quito to be a bit cooler, temps between 26°C and 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Puerto Ayora.

Things to do in Quito

Historic Sites
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Fundacion Iglesia de la Compania ©
Fundacion Iglesia de la Compania
Quito Old Town ©
Quito Old Town
Catedral Metropolitana de Quito ©
Catedral Metropolitana de Quito

4
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to North Seymour Island and Columpio Magico. There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at Charles Darwin Research Station, explore the galleries of Galeria Aymara, explore the fascinating underground world of Tunel de Lava Bellavista, and take an in-depth tour of Maprae.

To find reviews, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Puerto Ayora road trip planning tool .

Traveling by combination of flight, ferry, and bus from Quito to Puerto Ayora takes 5 hours. Traveling from Quito in December, things will get somewhat warmer in Puerto Ayora: highs are around 32°C and lows about 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Puerto Ayora

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Santa Cruz, North Seymour Island, Tunel de Lava Bellavista
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Charles Darwin Research Station ©
Charles Darwin Research Station
North Seymour Island ©
North Seymour Island
Rancho Primicias ©
Rancho Primicias

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