9 days in Ecuador Itinerary

9 days in Ecuador Itinerary

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9 days in Ecuador Itinerary

Start: San Juan, Puerto Rico
Fly:  7​h 15​min
1
Quito
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, San Cristobal
— 2 nights
ferry:  2​h 30​min
3
Puerto Ayora, Santa Cruz
— 2 nights
+4
bus + ferry + shuttle + Fly + taxi:  6​h 45​min
4
Playas
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Guayaquil
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h 45​min
End: San Juan, Puerto Rico

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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Fri): stop by Mercado Artesanal La Mariscal. On the 14th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

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New York City, USA to Quito is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. In September, Quito is a bit cooler than New York City - with highs of 73°F and lows of 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can travel to Puerto Baquerizo Moreno.

Things to do in Quito

Nature Parks Spas

Side Trip

Termas de Papallacta
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Fundacion Iglesia de la Compania ©
Fundacion Iglesia de la Compania
Termas de Papallacta ©
Termas de Papallacta
Mercado Artesanal La Mariscal ©
Mercado Artesanal La Mariscal

2
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.
On the 16th (Mon), make a trip to La Casa del Ceibo, kick back and relax at Puerto Chino Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at La Loberia. On your second day here, identify plant and animal life at Cerro Tijeretas.

To see where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Puerto Baquerizo Moreno tour planner .

Fly from Quito to Puerto Baquerizo Moreno in 4.5 hours. Traveling from Quito in September, plan for a bit warmer nights in Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, with lows around 69°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can catch the ferry to Puerto Ayora.

Things to do in Puerto Baquerizo Moreno

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

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

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Galapagos Beach at Tortuga Bay, look for all kinds of wild species at Charles Darwin Research Station, and then stop by Chocolapagos Darwin's Favourites. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: browse the exhibits of The Angelique Art Gallery, look for all kinds of wild species at Reserva El Chato, and then kick back and relax at El Garrapatero.

To find photos, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Puerto Ayora online journey builder .

You can ride a ferry from Puerto Baquerizo Moreno to Puerto Ayora in 2.5 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 78°F, and evening lows to 69°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can travel to Playas.

Things to do in Puerto Ayora

Parks Wildlife Beaches

Side Trip

Galapagos Beach at Tortuga Bay
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Galapagos Beach at Tortuga Bay ©
Galapagos Beach at Tortuga Bay
El Garrapatero ©
El Garrapatero
Charles Darwin Research Station ©
Charles Darwin Research Station

1
day
Playas

Playas ©
Playas is a coastal city located in the province of Guayas, Ecuador. On the 20th (Fri), tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa de Puerto Engabao and then enjoy the sand and surf at General Villamil Beach.

For ratings, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Playas online vacation planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Puerto Ayora to Playas. Traveling from Puerto Ayora in September, you will find days in Playas are somewhat warmer (87°F), and nights are about the same (71°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Guayaquil.

Things to do in Playas

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Playa de Puerto Engabao
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General Villamil Beach ©
General Villamil Beach

1
night
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 21st (Sat): wander the streets of Las Penas and then take a stroll through Cerro Santa Ana.

To see reviews, photos, maps, and other tourist information, use the Guayaquil sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Playas to Guayaquil in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. September in Guayaquil sees daily highs of 87°F and lows of 71°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Guayaquil

Neighborhoods
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Las Penas ©
Las Penas
Cerro Santa Ana ©
Cerro Santa Ana

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