9 days in Ecuador Itinerary

9 days in Ecuador Itinerary

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Quito
— 2 nights
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Cuenca
— 1 night
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Puerto Ayora, Santa Cruz
— 2 nights
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Puerto Villamil, Isabela
— 1 night
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Guayaquil
— 1 night

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Quito

Quito ©

Light of America

High in the Andean foothills, Quito remains one of the world's most photogenic capital cities, featuring two dramatic mountain ranges as its backdrop.
Quito is known for museums, historic sites, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get engrossed in the history at Museo Templo del Sol Pintor Ortega Maila, examine the collection at Intinan Museum, admire the landmark architecture of Fundacion Iglesia de la Compania, and relax and rejuvenate at Joyas del Ecuador Wellness Spa.

To see maps, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Quito tour itinerary planner.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Quito is an approximately 23-hour flight. The time zone changes from Gulf Standard Time (GST) to Ecuador Time (ECT), which is usually a -9 hour difference. Traveling from Dubai in December, things will get little chillier in Quito: highs are around 26°C and lows about 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to travel to Cuenca.

Things to do in Quito

Historic Sites · Museums · Spas
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Museo Templo del Sol Pintor Ortega Maila ©
Museo Templo del Sol Pintor Ortega Maila
Fundacion Iglesia de la Compania ©
Fundacion Iglesia de la Compania
Quito Old Town ©
Quito Old Town

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Cuenca

Cuenca ©

Athens of Ecuador

Packed with impressive colonial architecture and a historic town center, Cuenca stands as perhaps the most charming city in the nation.
On the 20th (Sun), contemplate the long history of Museo Catedral Vieja, then admire the landmark architecture of Inmaculada Concepción Cathedral, then explore the wealth of natural beauty at El Cajas National Park, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Rio Tomebamba.

To find photos, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Cuenca trip itinerary website.

You can fly from Quito to Cuenca in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Cuenca are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can travel to Puerto Ayora.

Things to do in Cuenca

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Museums
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El Cajas National Park ©
El Cajas National Park
Rio Tomebamba ©
Rio Tomebamba
Inmaculada Concepción Cathedral ©
Inmaculada Concepción Cathedral

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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 21st (Mon): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Charles Darwin Research Station. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue): take in the dramatic natural features at Las Grietas, enjoy the sand and surf at Playa de los Alemanes, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Galapagos Beach at Tortuga Bay.

To see where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Puerto Ayora trip itinerary maker app.

Getting from Cuenca to Puerto Ayora by combination of flight and ferry takes about 7.5 hours. Traveling from Cuenca 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 22nd (Tue) to allow time to ride a ferry to Puerto Villamil.

Things to do in Puerto Ayora

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Beaches

Side Trip

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Charles Darwin Research Station ©
Charles Darwin Research Station
Galapagos Beach at Tortuga Bay ©
Galapagos Beach at Tortuga Bay
Scuba & Snorkeling

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Puerto Villamil, Isabela

Puerto Villamil
Located in the southeast of Isla Isabela, Puerto Villamil is home to the majority of the island's 2,200 inhabitants.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): explore the activities along Laguna de los Diablos, make a trip to Malecon Cuna del Sol, then head off the coast to Turtle Island, then stroll through Playa Puerto Villamil, and finally head outdoors with Rosedelco- Day tour.

To see ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Puerto Villamil tour itinerary tool.

Traveling by ferry from Puerto Ayora to Puerto Villamil takes 3.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Puerto Ayora to Puerto Villamil is minus 1 hour. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to travel to Guayaquil.

Things to do in Puerto Villamil

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Wildlife
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Guayaquil

Guayaquil

Pearl of the Pacific

Hills dotted with colorful houses and waterfront promenades typify Guayaquil, Ecuador's largest city and commercial center.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Thu): get engrossed in the history at Museum of Anthropology and Contemporary Art.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Guayaquil trip planner.

Getting from Puerto Villamil to Guayaquil by flight takes about 4 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Puerto Villamil to Guayaquil is 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in December, and nighttime lows around 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Guayaquil

Museums
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