7 days in Ecuador Itinerary

7 days in Ecuador Itinerary

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7 days in Ecuador Itinerary

Start: Playa del Carmen
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  21​h
1
Puerto Ayora, Santa Cruz
— 1 night
ferry:  2​h 30​min
2
Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, San Cristobal
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Quito
— 1 night
+2
Fly + foot + bus:  7​h 45​min
End: Playa del Carmen

1
night
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.
On the 28th (Sat), admire the masterpieces at Maprae and then kick back and relax at El Garrapatero. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Santa Cruz Fish Market, wander the wide-open spaces of Rancho Primicias, view the masterpieces at Galeria Aymara, then take in the waterfront at Malecon de Puerto Ayora, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Laguna las Ninfas.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Puerto Ayora trip itinerary website .

Playa del Carmen, Mexico to Puerto Ayora is an approximately 21-hour combination of car and flight. In December, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Puerto Baquerizo Moreno.

Things to do in Puerto Ayora

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Santa Cruz
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El Garrapatero ©
El Garrapatero
Rancho Primicias ©
Rancho Primicias
Laguna las Ninfas ©
Laguna las Ninfas

3
nights
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Cerro Tijeretas and Puerto Chino Beach. There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at La Loberia, pause for some photo ops at Estatua de Charles Darwin, pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral Inmaculada Concepcion, and get a new perspective on nature at Interpretation Center.

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Traveling by ferry from Puerto Ayora to Puerto Baquerizo Moreno takes 2.5 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Puerto Baquerizo Moreno can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can travel to Quito.

Things to do in Puerto Baquerizo Moreno

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

San Cristobal
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Cerro Tijeretas ©
Cerro Tijeretas
La Loberia ©
La Loberia
Puerto Chino Beach ©
Puerto Chino Beach

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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 2nd (Thu), stroll around Parque La Carolina, examine the collection at Casa del Alabado, and then explore the world behind art at Centro Cultural Metropolitano.

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

You can fly from Puerto Baquerizo Moreno to Quito in 4.5 hours. In January, Quito is a bit cooler than Puerto Baquerizo Moreno - with highs of 26°C and lows of 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Quito

Parks Museums
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Parque La Carolina ©
Parque La Carolina
Casa del Alabado ©
Casa del Alabado
Centro Cultural Metropolitano ©
Centro Cultural Metropolitano

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