13 days in Quito & Galapagos Islands Itinerary

13 days in Quito & Galapagos Islands Itinerary

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Quito
— 2 nights
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Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, San Cristobal
— 2 nights
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Baltra
— 2 nights
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Puerto Villamil, Isabela
— 1 night
Ferry
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Puerto Ayora, Santa Cruz
— 3 nights
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Ferry to San Cristobal, Fly to Baltra Island, Fly to London Heathrow

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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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): admire the landmark architecture of Iglesia y Convento de San Francisco, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fundacion Iglesia de la Compania, then admire the landmark architecture of Basilica del Voto Nacional, and finally stop by Olga Fisch Folklore.

For where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Quito vacation maker website.

London, UK to Quito is an approximately 18-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Ecuador Time (ECT) is minus 5 hours. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from London in May; daily highs in Quito reach 25°C and lows reach 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can travel to Puerto Baquerizo Moreno.

Things to do in Quito

Historic Sites · Shopping

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The capital of the Galapagos Islands, Puerto Baquerizo Moreno is located on easternmost island of the archipelago, San Cristobal.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Tue): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral Inmaculada Concepcion and then kick back and relax at La Loberia. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Wed): kick back and relax at Playa Punta Carola, gain insight at Interpretation Center, and then kick back and relax at Playa Mann.

To find ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Puerto Baquerizo Moreno trip itinerary planning site.

You can fly from Quito to Puerto Baquerizo Moreno in 6 hours. Traveling from Quito in May, expect Puerto Baquerizo Moreno to be somewhat warmer, temps between 34°C and 28°C. On the 6th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to Baltra.

Things to do in Puerto Baquerizo Moreno

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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Baltra

Keep things going the next day: head off the coast to North Seymour Island and then contemplate the waterfront views at Canal de Itabaca.

To see maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Baltra trip tool.

Getting from Puerto Baquerizo Moreno to Baltra by flight takes about 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in May, and nighttime lows around 28°C. You'll have a few hours on the 8th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Puerto Villamil.

Things to do in Baltra

Parks · Nature

Side Trip

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Puerto Villamil, Isabela

Located in the southeast of Isla Isabela, Puerto Villamil is home to the majority of the island's 2,200 inhabitants.
On the 8th (Sat), contemplate the waterfront views at Laguna de los Diablos, step off the mainland to explore Las Tintoreras, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia Cristo Salvador.

For traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Puerto Villamil holiday maker.

You can fly from Baltra to Puerto Villamil in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Baltra to Puerto Villamil due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can ride a ferry to Puerto Ayora.

Things to do in Puerto Villamil

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

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Puerto Ayora, Santa Cruz

The largest settlement in the Galapagos, Puerto Ayora offers visitors to the islands an array of facilities and things to do.
You've now added Las Grietas to your itinerary. Bring the kids along to Galapagos Beach at Tortuga Bay and Galeria Aymara. Shop till you drop at Maki-Art Gallery and Chocolapagos Darwin's Favourites. And it doesn't end there: stroll through El Chato - Giant Tortoise Reserve, take in the exciting artwork at The Angelique Art Gallery, explore the fascinating underground world of Tunel de Lava Bellavista, and explore the world behind art at Galeria Exotico Ecuador.

To find other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Puerto Ayora trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by ferry from Puerto Villamil to Puerto Ayora takes 3.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Puerto Villamil to Puerto Ayora is 1 hour. May in Puerto Ayora sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 28°C at night. On the 12th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Puerto Ayora

Parks · Nature · Shopping · Museums

Side Trips

Galapagos Islands travel guide

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World heritage site · Nature & Parks · Beaches
Famous worldwide thanks to Charles Darwin's theory of evolution, the remote World Heritage-listed Galapagos Islands are situated in the Pacific Ocean and belong to Ecuador. On a tour of Galapagos Islands, you can witness the staggering amount of endemic wildlife the archipelago is noted for. Besides a couple of cities on the main islands, the landscape remains mostly pristine, as the guided tours follow strict rules and limit visitor numbers. Fascinating creatures, untouched nature, unrivalled snorkeling, scuba diving, and more await you on your Galapagos Islands trip.