22 days in Colombia Itinerary

22 days in Colombia Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Chia
— 1 night
2
Cartagena
— 4 nights
3
Santa Marta
— 3 nights
4
Providencia Island
— 1 night
5
San Andres Island
— 1 night
6
Medellin
— 3 nights
7
San Gil
— 2 nights
8
Leticia
— 1 night
9
Pasto
— 1 night
10
San Agustin
— 1 day

1
night
Chia

Chia ©
A city of 200,000 people, Chia lies just 2.7 km (1.6 mi) from the nation's capital, Bogota.
On the 4th (Mon), browse the different shops at Plaza Mayor Paseo Comercial, then buy something for everyone on your list at Centro Comercial Cento Chia, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Laguna de Guatavita. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Tue): explore the fascinating underground world of Mina de Sal de Nemocon, contemplate the long history of Iglesia de Nuestra Senora de los Dolores, then browse the different shops at Centro Comercial Fontanar, and finally stop by Garabato Libreria.

To find reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Chia trip website.

Bogota to Chia is an approximately 1-hour car ride. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Bogota in February since evenings lows in Chia dip to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Cartagena.

Things to do in Chia

Shopping · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Laguna de Guatavita, Iglesia de Nuestra Senora de los Dolores, Mina de Sal de Nemocon
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Garabato Libreria ©
Garabato Libreria
Mina de Sal de Nemocon ©
Mina de Sal de Nemocon
Centro Comercial Fontanar ©
Centro Comercial Fontanar

4
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.
Barrio Getsemani and Centro Historico are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Step out of the city life by going to Aviario Nacional de Colombia and Boats4U. There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Templo de Santo Domingo, view the masterpieces at Arte Getsemani, browse for treasures at Anticuario El Arcon, and don't miss a visit to Plaza de la Aduana.

To find other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Cartagena online trip itinerary maker.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Chia to Cartagena. Expect warmer weather when traveling from Chia in February: highs in Cartagena hover around 36°C, while lows dip to 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Santa Marta.

Things to do in Cartagena

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Tours

Side Trip

Aviario Nacional de Colombia
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Plaza de la Aduana ©
Plaza de la Aduana
Barrio Getsemani ©
Barrio Getsemani
Aviario Nacional de Colombia ©
Aviario Nacional de Colombia

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.
You'll explore and learn at Museo del Oro Tairona - Casa de la Aduana and Museo del Cacao de Minca. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Playa Bello Horizonte and Cristal Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Santa Marta side-trips: Minca (El Dorado Bird Reserve & Museo Minca - Memorial Museum of the Sierra Nevada). There's still lots to do: make a trip to Paseo El Camellon, buy something for everyone on your list at Centro Comercial Zazue Plaza, tour the pleasant surroundings at Parque de Los Novios, and explore the world behind art at Quinta de San Pedro Alejandrino.

For traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Santa Marta route planner.

Drive from Cartagena to Santa Marta in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Providencia Island.

Things to do in Santa Marta

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Minca, Scuba & Snorkeling
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Museo del Oro Tairona - Casa de la Aduana ©
Museo del Oro Tairona - Casa de la Aduana
Cristal Beach ©
Cristal Beach
El Dorado Bird Reserve ©
El Dorado Bird Reserve

1
night
Providencia Island

Although part of Colombia, the small, isolated Providencia Island retains its Caribbean culture and English-Creole language.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Wed): head outdoors with Outdoor Activities and then step off the mainland to explore Crab Cay-Cayo Cangrejo. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the wealth of natural beauty at McBean Lagoon National Natural Park.

For reviews, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read our Providencia Island tour planner.

Getting from Santa Marta to Providencia Island by combination of flight and ferry takes about 7.5 hours. While traveling from Santa Marta, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Providencia Island, ranging from highs of 34°C to lows of 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can ride a ferry to San Andres Island.

Things to do in Providencia Island

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

1
night
San Andres Island

San Andres Island ©
The coral San Andres Island boasts a rich colonial history, exotic beaches, and a laidback, tropical lifestyle.
On the 15th (Fri), look for gifts at Esmeraldas Colombianas, enjoy the sand and surf at Playa de Spratt Bight, explore the gorgeous colors at West View, then see some colorful creatures with Aquanautas, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Primera Iglesia Bautista.

To see more things to do, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, go to the San Andres Island trip planner.

Ride a ferry from Providencia Island to San Andres Island in 3.5 hours. In February in San Andres Island, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can travel to Medellin.

Things to do in San Andres Island

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors
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Playa de Spratt Bight ©
Playa de Spratt Bight
Aquanautas ©
Aquanautas
Primera Iglesia Bautista ©
Primera Iglesia Bautista

3
nights
Medellin

Medellin ©
Nestled between rising hills in a narrow valley, Medellin serves as an energetic melting pot of people from all socio-economic classes.
Step out of the city life by going to Laguna de Guatape and Parque Arvi. Get some cultural insight at Arte Loft Galeria and Museo de Antioquia. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Medellin: Mayorca Mega Plaza (in Sabaneta) and Vivoral Ceramica (in Carmen de Viboral). The adventure continues: browse the different shops at El Tesoro Parque Comercial.

To find reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Medellin online trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by flight from San Andres Island to Medellin takes 4 hours. Traveling from San Andres Island in February, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Medellin, with lows of 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to travel to San Gil.

Things to do in Medellin

Shopping · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Mayorca Mega Plaza, Vivoral Ceramica
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El Tesoro Parque Comercial ©
El Tesoro Parque Comercial
Centro Comercial Santafé ©
Centro Comercial Santafé
Vivoral Ceramica ©
Vivoral Ceramica

2
nights
San Gil

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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Tue): take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then get to know the fascinating history of Punto Amarillo Barichara, then browse the exhibits of Fundacion San Lorenzo De Barichara, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Camino Real. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Wed): head outdoors with Bungee Extremo San Gil, look for gifts at Centro Comercial El Puente, admire the landmark architecture of Iglesia Nuestra Senora de Chiquinquira El Socorro, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Capilla Inmaculada Concepcion, El Socorro, and finally see the interesting displays at Museo del Algodon y el Lienzo de la Tierra.

For reviews, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our San Gil route planner.

You can fly from Medellin to San Gil in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. February in San Gil sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 22°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to travel to Leticia.

Things to do in San Gil

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Adventure

Side Trips

Barichara, Socorro, Museo del Algodon y el Lienzo de la Tierra
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Camino Real ©
Camino Real
Museo del Algodon y el Lienzo de la Tierra ©

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night
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 21st (Thu), pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de Nuestra Senora de La Paz, look for all kinds of wild species at Parque Ecologico Mundo Amazonico, and then identify plant and animal life at Reserva Natural Tanimboca. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri): identify plant and animal life at Amazon Maguta Jungle Lodge, see the interesting displays at Museo Etnografico, and then head off the coast to Isla de Los Micos.

To see more things to do and more tourist information, read our Leticia online trip itinerary planner.

Getting from San Gil to Leticia by flight takes about 7.5 hours. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from San Gil in February: high temperatures in Leticia hover around 36°C and lows are around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) to allow time to travel to Pasto.

Things to do in Leticia

Wildlife · Parks · Museums
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Parque Ecologico Mundo Amazonico ©
Parque Ecologico Mundo Amazonico
Reserva Natural Tanimboca ©
Reserva Natural Tanimboca
Isla de Los Micos ©
Isla de Los Micos

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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 23rd (Sat): examine the collection at Casa Museo Taminango, get engrossed in the history at Museo del Oro Narino, then don't miss a visit to Plaza del Carnaval, and finally admire the striking features of Las Lajas Sanctuary. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Iglesia Templo de la Merced, pause for some serene contemplation at Templo de Cristo Rey, then pause for some serene contemplation at Capilla Nuestra Senora de Lourdes, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Templo de San Felipe.

For photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Pasto online day trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Leticia to Pasto takes 6 hours. Traveling from Leticia in February, things will get much colder in Pasto: highs are around 19°C and lows about 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to go by car to San Agustin.

Things to do in Pasto

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Las Lajas Sanctuary
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Las Lajas Sanctuary ©
Las Lajas Sanctuary
Museo del Oro Narino ©
Museo del Oro Narino
Casa Museo Taminango ©
Casa Museo Taminango

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San Agustin

San Agustin ©
San Agustin remains best known for its archaeological sites, which include the World Heritage-listed San Agustin Archaeological Park.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Mon): explore the ancient world of San Agustin Archaeological Park, make a trip to La Chaquira, explore the activities along Estrecho Del Magdalena, then explore the ancient world of El Purutal, and finally pause for some photo ops at La Pelota - Estatuas A Color.

To see ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our San Agustin trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Pasto to San Agustin in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. When traveling from Pasto in February, plan for somewhat warmer days in San Agustin, with highs around 24°C, while nights are warmer with lows around 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Agustin

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites
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San Agustin Archaeological Park ©
San Agustin Archaeological Park
El Purutal ©
El Purutal
Estrecho Del Magdalena ©
Estrecho Del Magdalena

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