20 days in Galapagos Islands & Easter Island Itinerary

20 days in Galapagos Islands & Easter Island Itinerary

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Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, Ecuador
— 4 nights
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Puerto Ayora, Ecuador
— 5 nights
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Puerto Villamil, Ecuador
— 3 nights
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Baltra, Ecuador
— 2 nights
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Hanga Roa, Chile
— 4 nights
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Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, Ecuador

— 4 nights
The capital of the Galapagos Islands, Puerto Baquerizo Moreno is located on easternmost island of the archipelago, San Cristobal.
Spend the 3rd (Wed) exploring nature at Cerro Tijeretas. There's much more to do: make a trip to Dona Pilo, learn more about the world around you at Interpretation Center, kick back and relax at La Loberia, and take a leisurely stroll along Malecon San Cristobal.

To see other places to visit and other tourist information, read Puerto Baquerizo Moreno trip itinerary builder site.

Linton, UK to Puerto Baquerizo Moreno is an approximately 25-hour flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Ecuador Time (ECT), which is usually a -5 hour difference. Traveling from Linton in August, expect Puerto Baquerizo Moreno to be a bit warmer, temps between 30°C and 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can catch the ferry to Puerto Ayora.

Things to do in Puerto Baquerizo Moreno

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Beaches

Side Trip

Puerto Ayora, Ecuador

— 5 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: stroll through Charles Darwin Research Station, kick back and relax at Galapagos Beach at Tortuga Bay, take in the dramatic natural features at Las Grietas, and get a taste of life in the country at Rancho Primicias.

For more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Puerto Ayora road trip site.

Ride a ferry from Puerto Baquerizo Moreno to Puerto Ayora in 3.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Puerto Ayora can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can ride a ferry to Puerto Villamil.

Things to do in Puerto Ayora

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Puerto Villamil, Ecuador

— 3 nights
Located in the southeast of Isla Isabela, Puerto Villamil is home to the majority of the island's 2,200 inhabitants.
Puerto Villamil is known for nature, parks, and zoos & aquariums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the geological forces at Sierra Negra, stroll through Posada de flamengos, make a trip to The Wall of Tears, and explore the activities along Laguna de los Diablos.

For where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Puerto Villamil trip maker website.

Traveling by ferry from Puerto Ayora to Puerto Villamil takes 3.5 hours. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Puerto Ayora to Puerto Villamil due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to fly to Baltra.

Things to do in Puerto Villamil

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trip

Baltra, Ecuador

— 2 nights
Start off your visit on the 14th (Sun): step off the mainland to explore North Seymour Island and then contemplate the waterfront views at Canal de Itabaca.

To see more things to do, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read Baltra trip planner.

You can fly from Puerto Villamil to Baltra in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Puerto Villamil to Baltra, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in August, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Hanga Roa.

Things to do in Baltra

Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Hanga Roa, Chile

— 4 nights
The main town and capital of Chile's Easter Island, Hanga Roa serves as a base for most visitors to the island, with all explorations of Easter Island and its famous moai monoliths beginning here.
Spend the 18th (Thu) exploring nature at Rapa Nui Parque Nacional. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Anakena, don't miss a visit to Ahu Riata, explore the ancient world of Rano Raraku, and contemplate the waterfront views at Orongo.

For ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Hanga Roa tour planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Baltra to Hanga Roa. The time zone difference when traveling from Baltra to Hanga Roa is minus 1 hour. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Baltra in August, with highs in Hanga Roa at 24°C and lows at 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Hanga Roa

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Beaches

Side Trip

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.

Easter Island travel guide

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Ruins · Beaches · Landmarks
Shrouded in centuries of mystery, Easter Island remains one of the world's most geographically and culturally isolated places. Just over 6,000 people call the Chilean island home, with nearly double that number of visitors arriving each year to unravel the enigma of the island's giant stone heads, known as moai. Built by the island's original inhabitants, the Rapa Nui people, the monolithic moai continue to keep watch over the windswept coastline and serve as top Easter Island tourist attractions. During your Easter Island vacation, you can explore the hilly landscape on foot, by bicycle, or on horseback.