9 days in New York City & Ecuador Itinerary

9 days in New York City & Ecuador Itinerary

Make it your trip
Drive
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New York City, United States
— 4 nights
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Fly to Baltra Island, Fly to San Cristobal, Ferry to Puerto Ayora
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Puerto Ayora, Ecuador
— 4 nights
Drive to Seymour Airport, Fly to Newark

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New York City, United States — 4 nights

Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
New York City is known for sightseeing, museums, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: go for a walk through Central Park, don't miss a visit to Empire State Building, admire the landmark architecture of Rockefeller Center, and stop by Times Square.

To find traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read New York City trip planner.

Newark to New York City is an approximately 1-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 80°F, and evening lows to 65°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to travel to Puerto Ayora.
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Parks · Museums · Neighborhoods · Outdoors
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Puerto Ayora, Ecuador — 4 nights

The largest settlement in the Galapagos, Puerto Ayora offers visitors to the islands an array of facilities and things to do.
Puerto Ayora is known for parks, nature, and wildlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: tour the pleasant surroundings at El Chato - Giant Tortoise Reserve, admire the masterpieces at Galeria Exotico Ecuador, enjoy the sand and surf at Galapagos Beach at Tortuga Bay, and take an in-depth tour of Maprae.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Puerto Ayora using our trip planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and ferry from New York City to Puerto Ayora takes 19 hours. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Puerto Ayora when traveling from New York City in June, with lows around 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.
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Parks · Wildlife · Museums · Shopping
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Ecuador travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · History Museums
With abundant opportunities to discover fascinating World Heritage Sites, a holiday in Ecuador remains among the most culturally enriching travel experiences. Home to the world's highest active volcano, this little country packs a big punch when it comes to tourist activities. Some of the most popular things to do in Ecuador include visits to its astonishingly biodiverse wilderness areas, home to some 1,500 bird species, 840 species of amphibians and reptiles, and nearly 20,000 plant species. Of course, the highlight of many Ecuador vacations is bound to be the Galapagos Islands, made famous by naturalist Charles Darwin. Aside from the stunning nature, Ecuador also boasts many historic cities filled with photogenic colonial-era churches, mansions, and plazas.
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