8 days in Galapagos Islands Itinerary

8 days in Galapagos Islands Itinerary

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Fly to Baltra Island, Fly to San Cristobal, Ferry to Puerto Ayora
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Puerto Ayora, Santa Cruz
— 4 nights
Ferry
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Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, San Cristobal
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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.
Bring the kids along to Galapagos Beach at Tortuga Bay and El Chato - Giant Tortoise Reserve. There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Charles Darwin Research Station, make a trip to Santa Cruz Fish Market, look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, and explore the world behind art at Maprae.

To see maps, reviews, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Puerto Ayora holiday planning tool.

Knoxville, USA to Puerto Ayora is an approximately 29-hour combination of flight and ferry. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Knoxville in June since evenings lows in Puerto Ayora dip to 73°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Puerto Baquerizo Moreno.

Things to do in Puerto Ayora

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

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The capital of the Galapagos Islands, Puerto Baquerizo Moreno is located on easternmost island of the archipelago, San Cristobal.
On the 9th (Wed), kick back and relax at La Loberia, tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa de Oro, then get a new perspective on nature at Interpretation Center, and finally admire the local landmark of Swordfish Fountain. Keep things going the next day: cast your line with Rosa Blanca, make a trip to Dona Pilo, and then make a trip to Segunda Zona Naval de la Armada del Ecuador.

For ratings, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Puerto Baquerizo Moreno online sightseeing planner.

Traveling by ferry from Puerto Ayora to Puerto Baquerizo Moreno takes 3.5 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Puerto Baquerizo Moreno can reach 83°F, while at night they dip to 73°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Puerto Baquerizo Moreno

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Tours

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.