10 days in Galapagos Islands Itinerary

10 days in Galapagos Islands Itinerary

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10 days in Galapagos Islands Itinerary

Start: Phoenix
+3
Fly + shuttle + ferry + bus:  22​h 30​min
1
Puerto Ayora, Santa Cruz
— 3 nights
ferry:  2​h 30​min
2
Puerto Villamil, Isabela
— 2 nights
ferry:  6​h
3
Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, San Cristobal
— 3 nights
Fly:  21​h 15​min
End: Phoenix

3
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Isla Daphne Mayor. Kids will enjoy Galapagos Beach at Tortuga Bay and El Garrapatero. There's much more to do: stroll through Charles Darwin Research Station, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, take in the exciting artwork at Galeria Aymara, and take a leisurely stroll along Malecon de Puerto Ayora.

To find more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, use the Puerto Ayora travel planning site .

Phoenix, USA to Puerto Ayora is an approximately 22.5-hour combination of flight, ferry, and bus. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Phoenix to Puerto Ayora. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Phoenix in December: highs in Puerto Ayora hover around 82°F, while lows dip to 72°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Puerto Baquerizo Moreno.

Things to do in Puerto Ayora

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

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
Playa de los Alemanes ©
Playa de los Alemanes

2
nights
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Centro de Crianza Tortugas Gigantes Arnaldo Tupiza Chamaidan. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Tue): explore the activities along Laguna de los Diablos, then stroll through Concha de Perla, and then make a trip to The Wall of Tears. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Posada de flamengos and then get to know the resident critters at Centro de Crianza Tortugas Gigantes Arnaldo Tupiza Chamaidan.

To find photos, maps, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Puerto Villamil trip planner .

You can ride a ferry from Puerto Ayora to Puerto Villamil in 2.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Ecuador Time (ECT) to Galapagos Time (GALT) is minus 1 hour. On the 25th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can ride a ferry to Puerto Baquerizo Moreno.

Things to do in Puerto Villamil

Parks Wildlife Zoos & Aquariums
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Concha de Perla ©
Concha de Perla
The Wall of Tears ©
The Wall of Tears

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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Thu): stroll through Galapaguera de Cerro Colorado, enjoy the sand and surf at Puerto Chino Beach, and then make a trip to Dona Pilo. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through La Loberia, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Mann, and then gain insight at Interpretation Center.

For ratings, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Puerto Baquerizo Moreno travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by ferry from Puerto Villamil to Puerto Baquerizo Moreno takes 6 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Puerto Villamil to Puerto Baquerizo Moreno. In December in Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, expect temperatures between 82°F during the day and 72°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Puerto Baquerizo Moreno

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

San Cristobal
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La Loberia ©
La Loberia
Puerto Chino Beach ©
Puerto Chino Beach
Playa Mann ©
Playa Mann

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