16 days in Galapagos Islands Itinerary

16 days in Galapagos Islands Itinerary

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16 days in Galapagos Islands Itinerary

Start: Sydney
ferry:  35​h
1
Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, San Cristobal
— 3 nights
helicopter:  2​h 30​min
2
Puerto Ayora, Santa Cruz
— 2 nights
ferry:  7​h 30​min
3
Fernandina
— 1 night
Travel:  5​h 30​min
4
Puerto Villamil, Isabela
— 2 nights
Travel:  4​h 45​min
5
Floreana
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  43​h
End: Sydney

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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Tue): get a new perspective on nature at Interpretation Center and then explore the striking landscape of Cerro Tijeretas. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Dona Pilo, pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral Inmaculada Concepcion, and then identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

To see maps, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, use the Puerto Baquerizo Moreno trip itinerary builder tool .

Sydney, Australia to Puerto Baquerizo Moreno is an approximately 35-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) to Ecuador Time is minus 15 hours. In September, Puerto Baquerizo Moreno is a bit warmer than Sydney - with highs of 30°C and lows of 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Thu) to allow time for the ferry ride to Puerto Ayora.

Things to do in Puerto Baquerizo Moreno

Wildlife Parks Nature

Side Trip

Galapaguera de Cerro Colorado
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Cerro Tijeretas ©
Cerro Tijeretas
Interpretation Center ©
Interpretation Center
Dona Pilo ©
Dona Pilo

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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): admire the masterpieces at Maprae, explore the world behind art at Galeria Exotico Ecuador, and then take in the waterfront at Malecon de Puerto Ayora. On the next day, kick back and relax at Galapagos Beach at Tortuga Bay, look for all kinds of wild species at Charles Darwin Research Station, and then don't miss a visit to Santa Cruz Fish Market.

To find reviews, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Puerto Ayora trip planning website .

Ride a ferry from Puerto Baquerizo Moreno to Puerto Ayora in 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in October, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to travel to Fernandina.

Things to do in Puerto Ayora

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

Santa Cruz
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Galapagos Beach at Tortuga Bay ©
Galapagos Beach at Tortuga Bay
Charles Darwin Research Station ©
Charles Darwin Research Station
El Chato - Giant Tortoise Reserve ©

1
night
Fernandina

Fernandina
On the 6th (Sun), tour the pleasant surroundings at Punta Espinoza.

To find ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Fernandina trip planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Puerto Ayora to Fernandina. The time zone difference moving from Ecuador Time (ECT) to Galapagos Time (GALT) is minus 1 hour. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Sun) to allow time for travel to Puerto Villamil.

Things to do in Fernandina

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

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 as well as Las Tintoreras. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Mon): head off the coast to Las Tintoreras, then explore the activities along Laguna Salinas, then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Centro de Crianza Tortugas Gigantes Arnaldo Tupiza Chamaidan, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia Cristo Salvador. On the 8th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: identify plant and animal life at Concha de Perla and then make a trip to The Wall of Tears.

To find ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Puerto Villamil road trip planning website .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Fernandina to Puerto Villamil. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can travel to Floreana.

Things to do in Puerto Villamil

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Concha de Perla ©
Concha de Perla
Las Tintoreras ©
Las Tintoreras

3
nights
Floreana

Floreana ©
Floreana is known for wildlife, nature, beaches, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: look for all kinds of wild species at Cormorant Point, don't miss a visit to Post Office Bay, take in the dramatic natural features at Devil's Crown, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Asilo de la Paz.

To see photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Floreana trip app .

Explore your travel options from Puerto Villamil to Floreana with the Route module. Traveling from Puerto Villamil to Floreana, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. On the 12th (Sat), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Floreana

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Devil's Crown ©
Devil's Crown
Post Office Bay ©
Post Office Bay

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