22 days in Colombia Itinerary

22 days in Colombia Itinerary

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Route & dates

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

1
night
Zipaquira

Zipaquira ©
A tour of Zipaquira, the salt-mining capital of Colombia, remains one of the best day-trip ideas from Bogota.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Wed): get into the urban bustle at Plaza de la Independecia, Head underground at Mina de Sal de Nemocon, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Laguna de Guatavita. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Thu): steep yourself in history at Iglesia de Nuestra Senora de los Dolores, then Head underground at Esensal, then pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral Diocesana, and finally play a few rounds at Club de Golf UMB Universidad Manuela Beltran.

To find ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Zipaquira itinerary site.

Oslo, Norway to Zipaquira is an approximately 19.5-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Colombia Standard Time, which is usually a -6 hour difference. When traveling from Oslo in March, plan for a bit warmer days in Zipaquira, with highs around 20°C, while nights are warmer with lows around 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to travel to Leticia.

Things to do in Zipaquira

Outdoors · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Laguna de Guatavita, Club de Golf UMB Universidad Manuela Beltran, Mina de Sal de Nemocon
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Mina de Sal de Nemocon ©
Mina de Sal de Nemocon
Catedral Diocesana ©
Catedral Diocesana
Iglesia de Nuestra Senora de los Dolores ©
Iglesia de Nuestra Senora de los Dolores

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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Fri): identify plant and animal life at Parque Ecologico Mundo Amazonico and then step off the mainland to explore Isla de Los Micos. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Sat): walk around Parque Santander and then identify plant and animal life at Amazon Maguta Jungle Lodge.

To see maps, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Leticia trip maker website.

Getting from Zipaquira to Leticia by combination of bus and flight takes about 5.5 hours. Traveling from Zipaquira in March, expect nights in Leticia to be somewhat warmer, around 27°C, while days are warmer, around 36°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can travel to San Agustin.

Things to do in Leticia

Parks · Wildlife · Nature
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Parque Ecologico Mundo Amazonico ©
Parque Ecologico Mundo Amazonico
Isla de Los Micos ©
Isla de Los Micos
Amazon Maguta Jungle Lodge ©
Amazon Maguta Jungle Lodge

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 10th (Sun), delve into the distant past at El Purutal, then contemplate the waterfront views at Estrecho Del Magdalena, then explore the ancient world of San Agustin Archaeological Park, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia de San Agustin. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Parque Arqueologico Alto de los Idolos, explore the ancient world of Alto de Las Piedras Archaeological Park, take in the dramatic scenery at El Salto del Mortino, then pause for some photo ops at La Chaquira, and finally pause for some photo ops at La Pelota - Estatuas A Color.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read our San Agustin road trip planning site.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Leticia to San Agustin takes 9.5 hours. While traveling from Leticia, expect cooler days and slightly colder nights in San Agustin, ranging from highs of 23°C to lows of 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Pasto.

Things to do in San Agustin

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Isnos
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San Agustin Archaeological Park ©
San Agustin Archaeological Park
Iglesia de San Agustin ©
Iglesia de San Agustin
El Purutal ©
El Purutal

1
night
Pasto

Pasto ©
Pasto sits in the Andes mountain range at an altitude of 2,527 m (8,290 ft) above sea level.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Tue): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia de Fatima, examine the collection at Museo del Oro Narino, and then admire the landmark architecture of Las Lajas Sanctuary. On the 13th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: walk around Toledo Park, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Templo de Cristo Rey, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia Templo de la Merced, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Templo de San Felipe.

For maps, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Pasto holiday planner.

You can drive from San Agustin to Pasto in 6.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. When traveling from San Agustin in March, plan for a bit cooler days and much colder nights in Pasto: temperatures range from 19°C by day to 8°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can travel to San Andres Island.

Things to do in Pasto

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums

Side Trip

Las Lajas Sanctuary
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Las Lajas Sanctuary ©
Las Lajas Sanctuary
Templo de San Felipe ©
Templo de San Felipe
Iglesia de Fatima ©
Iglesia de Fatima

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night
San Andres Island

San Andres Island ©
The coral San Andres Island boasts a rich colonial history, exotic beaches, and a laidback, tropical lifestyle.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Thu): look for all kinds of wild species at West View, then look for all kinds of wild species at Aquanautas, and then don't miss a visit to Rocky Cay. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Playa de Spratt Bight, enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Charquitos, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Bahia del Cove.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, use the San Andres Island holiday planning app.

You can fly from Pasto to San Andres Island in 7 hours. Plan for much warmer temperatures traveling from Pasto in March, with highs in San Andres Island at 34°C and lows at 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) to allow time to ride a ferry to Providencia Island.

Things to do in San Andres Island

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches
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Playa de Spratt Bight ©
Playa de Spratt Bight
Aquanautas ©
Aquanautas
West View
West View

3
nights
Providencia Island

Providencia Island ©
Although part of Colombia, the small, isolated Providencia Island retains its Caribbean culture and English-Creole language.
Get outdoors at Crab Cay-Cayo Cangrejo and McBean Lagoon National Natural Park. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Scuba & Snorkeling and The Peak Forestry Reserve. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sea views from Lighthouse Providence and snap pictures at Lover’s Lane.

To find maps, photos, and other tourist information, use the Providencia Island road trip site.

Traveling by ferry from San Andres Island to Providencia Island takes 3.5 hours. In March, daily temperatures in Providencia Island can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Cartagena.

Things to do in Providencia Island

Nature · Parks · Outdoors
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Crab Cay-Cayo Cangrejo ©
Crab Cay-Cayo Cangrejo
McBean Lagoon National Natural Park ©
McBean Lagoon National Natural Park
Scuba & Snorkeling

2
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Barrio Getsemani and Templo de Santo Domingo. Step out of the city life by going to Aviario Nacional de Colombia and Stand-Up Paddleboarding. Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Plaza de La Trinidad, pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia de la Trinidad, admire the landmark architecture of Cathedral Basilica of St. Catherine of Alexandria, and steep yourself in history at Baluarte de Santo Domingo.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Cartagena trip simple and quick.

You can do a combination of ferry and flight from Providencia Island to Cartagena in 8 hours. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in March, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to drive to Santa Marta.

Things to do in Cartagena

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trip

Aviario Nacional de Colombia
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Aviario Nacional de Colombia ©
Aviario Nacional de Colombia
Barrio Getsemani ©
Barrio Getsemani
Iglesia de la Trinidad ©
Iglesia de la Trinidad

4
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Museo del Oro Tairona - Casa de la Aduana and El Dorado Bird Reserve. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Casa Museo Gabriel Garcia Marquez and Alcaldia de Santa Marta. Step out of Santa Marta to go to Minca and see Museo Minca - Memorial Museum of the Sierra Nevada, which is approximately 44 minutes away. There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Ensenada de Chengue, explore the world behind art at Quinta de San Pedro Alejandrino, stroll through Cristal Beach, and go for a stroll along the water at Marina Santa Marta.

To find maps, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Santa Marta trip tool.

Drive from Cartagena to Santa Marta in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March in Santa Marta, expect temperatures between 39°C during the day and 29°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Santa Marta

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Minca, Casa Museo Gabriel Garcia Marquez
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Cristal Beach ©
Cristal Beach
Museo del Oro Tairona - Casa de la Aduana ©
Museo del Oro Tairona - Casa de la Aduana
El Dorado Bird Reserve ©
El Dorado Bird Reserve

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