20 days in Colombia Itinerary

20 days in Colombia Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Cartagena
— 3 nights
2
Providencia Island
— 1 night
3
San Andres Island
— 3 nights
4
Leticia
— 2 nights
5
Bogota
— 2 nights
6
San Agustin
— 1 night
7
San Gil
— 1 night
8
Santa Marta
— 3 nights

3
nights
Cartagena

Cartagena ©
The site of the continent's first Spanish colony, Cartagena retains much of its colonial flavor thanks to a World Heritage-listed old town, encircled by old walls and protected by imposing fortresses.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Aviario Nacional de Colombia and Cathedral Basilica of St. Catherine of Alexandria. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas and Templo de Santo Domingo. The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Walled City of Cartagena, don't miss a visit to Plaza de La Trinidad, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia de la Trinidad, and head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

To see maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read Cartagena online route planner.

Vienna, Austria to Cartagena is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. Traveling from Vienna to Cartagena, you'll gain 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for warmer temperatures traveling from Vienna in January, with highs in Cartagena at 36°C and lows at 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can travel to Providencia Island.

Things to do in Cartagena

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

Aviario Nacional de Colombia
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Aviario Nacional de Colombia ©
Aviario Nacional de Colombia
Templo de Santo Domingo ©
Templo de Santo Domingo
Iglesia de la Trinidad ©
Iglesia de la Trinidad

1
night
Providencia Island

Providencia Island ©
Although part of Colombia, the small, isolated Providencia Island retains its Caribbean culture and English-Creole language.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Mon): take in the dramatic natural features at Morgan's Head and then head off the coast to Crab Cay-Cayo Cangrejo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to The Peak Forestry Reserve and then identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

To find more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Providencia Island travel planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and ferry from Cartagena to Providencia Island takes 8 hours. In January, daily temperatures in Providencia Island can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to catch the ferry to San Andres Island.

Things to do in Providencia Island

Nature · Parks · Outdoors
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Crab Cay-Cayo Cangrejo ©
Crab Cay-Cayo Cangrejo
Scuba & Snorkeling
Morgan's Head ©
Morgan's Head

3
nights
San Andres Island

San Andres Island
The coral San Andres Island boasts a rich colonial history, exotic beaches, and a laidback, tropical lifestyle.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like West View and Parasailing & Paragliding. Visiting Playa de Spratt Bight and Hoyo Soplador will get you outdoors. And it doesn't end there: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, step off the mainland to explore Johnny Cay, identify plant and animal life at Cayo El Acuario, and steep yourself in history at Plaza Canon de Morgan.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read San Andres Island road trip app.

Traveling by ferry from Providencia Island to San Andres Island takes 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in January, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Leticia.

Things to do in San Andres Island

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors
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West View
West View
Scuba & Snorkeling
Playa de Spratt Bight ©
Playa de Spratt Bight

2
nights
Leticia

Leticia ©
Leticia represents a large urban area and one of the best places from which to commence exploring areas along the Amazon.
On the 25th (Sat), get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour and then identify plant and animal life at Isla de Los Micos. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Sun): walk around Parque Santander, then look for all kinds of wild species at Reserva Natural Tanimboca, and then observe the fascinating underwater world at Bioparque Etuena.

To find ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read Leticia trip planner.

Traveling by flight from San Andres Island to Leticia takes 7 hours. In January in Leticia, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 27°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Bogota.

Things to do in Leticia

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors
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Reserva Natural Tanimboca ©
Reserva Natural Tanimboca
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Isla de Los Micos ©
Isla de Los Micos

2
nights
Bogota

Bogota ©
Colombia's heart and soul, Bogota has earned the nickname "Athens of South America" thanks to its abundance of universities, libraries, and lower-level schools.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Mon): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de Sal de Zipaquira, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at La Catedral Primada, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Monserrate. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the landscape on two wheels at Ciclovia de Bogota, then see the interesting displays at Gold Museum (Museo del Oro), and then steep yourself in history at Bolivar Square.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Bogota planner.

You can fly from Leticia to Bogota in 4.5 hours. When traveling from Leticia in January, plan for little chillier days and colder nights in Bogota: temperatures range from 23°C by day to 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can travel to San Agustin.

Things to do in Bogota

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trip

Catedral de Sal de Zipaquira
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Monserrate ©
Monserrate
Ciclovia de Bogota ©
Ciclovia de Bogota
Catedral de Sal de Zipaquira ©
Catedral de Sal de Zipaquira

1
night
San Agustin

San Agustin ©
San Agustin remains best known for its archaeological sites, which include the World Heritage-listed San Agustin Archaeological Park.
On the 29th (Wed), delve into the distant past at San Agustin Archaeological Park, delve into the distant past at El Purutal, then explore the activities along Estrecho Del Magdalena, and finally admire the sheer force of El Salto del Mortino.

To find ratings, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read San Agustin travel planner.

Fly from Bogota to San Agustin in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Bogota in January, expect much hotter with lows of 22°C in San Agustin. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can travel to San Gil.

Things to do in San Agustin

Nature · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trip

El Salto del Mortino
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San Agustin Archaeological Park ©
San Agustin Archaeological Park
El Purutal ©
El Purutal
Estrecho Del Magdalena ©
Estrecho Del Magdalena

1
night
San Gil

Providing some of the region's best opportunities for paragliding, rappelling, white-water rafting, kayaking, hiking, and caving, San Gil appeals to adventure seekers and nature lovers wishing to escape overcrowded Bogota, located several hours' drive to the south.
On the 30th (Thu), glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour and then make a trip to Capilla de Santa Barbara. Keep things going the next day: push the limits with an extreme tour and then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

Take the guesswork out of planning a San Gil vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Getting from San Agustin to San Gil by combination of bus and flight takes about 11 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. While traveling from San Agustin, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in San Gil, ranging from highs of 31°C to lows of 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) early enough to travel to Santa Marta.

Things to do in San Gil

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure

Side Trip

Capilla de Santa Barbara
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River Rafting & Tubing
Parasailing & Paragliding
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours

3
nights
Santa Marta

Santa Marta ©
Many visitors begin their Santa Marta holiday, surrounded by urban clutter and heavy traffic, expecting little from the city in terms of historical importance.
Explore hidden gems such as Cristal Beach and Quinta de San Pedro Alejandrino. Get outdoors at Parque Nacional Natural Tayrona and Scuba & Snorkeling. The adventure continues: stroll around Parque de Los Novios, stop by Yo Amo Santa Marta, steep yourself in history at Alcaldia de Santa Marta, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Marine World Aquarium.

For other places to visit, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Santa Marta trip itinerary builder site.

You can fly from San Gil to Santa Marta in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from San Gil in January: high temperatures in Santa Marta hover around 39°C and lows are around 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Santa Marta

Parks · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trip

Parque Nacional Natural Tayrona
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Parque Nacional Natural Tayrona ©
Parque Nacional Natural Tayrona
Cristal Beach ©
Cristal Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling

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