15 days in Galapagos Islands Itinerary

15 days in Galapagos Islands Itinerary

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15 days in Galapagos Islands Itinerary

Start: Calgary
+2
Fly + shuttle + ferry:  23​h
1
Puerto Ayora, Santa Cruz
— 4 nights
ferry:  2​h 30​min
2
Puerto Villamil, Isabela
— 3 nights
Fly:  30​min
3
Baltra
— 1 night
Fly:  30​min
4
Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, San Cristobal
— 4 nights
Fly:  23​h 15​min
End: Calgary

4
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Fishing Charters & Tours and Laguna las Ninfas. Get a sense of the local culture at Galeria Aymara and Maki-Art Gallery. And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Charles Darwin Research Station, take in the exciting artwork at The Angelique Art Gallery, explore the world behind art at Galeria Exotico Ecuador, and enjoy the sand and surf at El Garrapatero.

For photos, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Puerto Ayora trip tool .

Calgary, Canada to Puerto Ayora is an approximately 23-hour combination of flight and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Calgary to Puerto Ayora is 2 hours. In December, Puerto Ayora is much hotter than Calgary - with highs of 32°C and lows of 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can catch the ferry to Puerto Villamil.

Things to do in Puerto Ayora

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Santa Cruz
Find places to stay Dec 21 — 25:
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Galapagos Beach at Tortuga Bay ©
Galapagos Beach at Tortuga Bay
Fishing Charters & Tours
Charles Darwin Research Station ©
Charles Darwin Research Station

3
nights
Puerto Villamil, Isabela

Located in the southeast of Isla Isabela, Puerto Villamil is home to the majority of the island's 2,200 inhabitants.
We've included these beaches for you: Playa Puerto Villamil and El Faro. Explore hidden gems such as Sierra Negra and Centro de Crianza Tortugas Gigantes Arnaldo Tupiza Chamaidan. There's still lots to do: see Surfing, Windsurfing & Kitesurfing, look for all kinds of wild species at Posada de flamengos, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia Cristo Salvador, and explore the activities along Laguna de los Diablos.

To see traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Puerto Villamil trip builder site .

Getting from Puerto Ayora to Puerto Villamil by ferry takes about 2.5 hours. The time zone changes from Ecuador Time (ECT) to Galapagos Time (GALT), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) to allow time to fly to Baltra.

Things to do in Puerto Villamil

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Sierra Negra
Find places to stay Dec 25 — 28:
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Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Sierra Negra ©
Sierra Negra
Concha de Perla ©
Concha de Perla

1
night
Baltra

Baltra ©
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sun): contemplate the waterfront views at Canal de Itabaca and then step off the mainland to explore North Seymour Island.

Make your Baltra itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Baltra is just a stone's throw from Puerto Villamil. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Puerto Villamil to Baltra. December in Baltra sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Puerto Baquerizo Moreno.

Things to do in Baltra

Parks Nature

Side Trip

Canal de Itabaca
Find places to stay Dec 28 — 29:
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North Seymour Island ©
North Seymour Island
Canal de Itabaca ©
Canal de Itabaca

4
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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Playa Mann and Playa de Oro. Visiting Galapaguera de Cerro Colorado and Cerro Brujo will get you outdoors. Spend the 31st (Tue) exploring nature at Cerro Tijeretas. There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Puerto Chino Beach, don't miss a visit to Segunda Zona Naval de la Armada del Ecuador, learn more about the world around you at Interpretation Center, and tour the pleasant surroundings at La Loberia.

For where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Puerto Baquerizo Moreno driving holiday site .

Puerto Baquerizo Moreno is very close to Baltra. In December, daily temperatures in Puerto Baquerizo Moreno can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Puerto Baquerizo Moreno

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

San Cristobal
Find places to stay Dec 29 — Jan 2:
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Playa Mann ©
Playa Mann
La Loberia ©
La Loberia
Cerro Tijeretas ©
Cerro Tijeretas

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