29 days in Colombia Itinerary

29 days in Colombia Itinerary

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29 days in Colombia Itinerary

Start: Amsterdam
Fly:  12​h 45​min
1
Cartagena
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h
2
Isla Baru
— 1 night
Bus:  4​h 15​min
3
Santa Marta
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + Taxi + Bus:  5​h 15​min
4
San Gil
— 2 nights
+2
Bus + Taxi + Fly:  7​h 45​min
5
San Agustin
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 30​min
6
Pasto
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h
7
Leticia
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 30​min
8
Bogota
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + Foot + Ferry:  6​h 30​min
9
Providencia Island
— 1 night
Ferry:  2​h 45​min
10
San Andres Island
— 4 nights
Fly:  14​h
End: Amsterdam

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like San Felipe de Barajas Castle and Templo de Santo Domingo. Popular historic sites such as Walled City of Cartagena and Casa del Marquez de Valdehoyos are in your itinerary. On the 12th (Tue), spend a thrilling day on the water with a speed boat tour. The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Plaza de San Diego, gain insight at Plaza Santo Domingo, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia de la Trinidad, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ermita Nuestra Senora De La Candelaria.

For reviews, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Cartagena trip itinerary builder website .

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Cartagena is an approximately 13-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 6 hours traveling from Amsterdam to Cartagena. Expect much hotter temperatures when traveling from Amsterdam in February; daily highs in Cartagena reach 36°C and lows reach 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Isla Baru.

Things to do in Cartagena

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors
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Barrio Getsemani ©
Barrio Getsemani
Iglesia de la Trinidad ©
Iglesia de la Trinidad
Templo de Santo Domingo ©
Templo de Santo Domingo

1
night
Isla Baru

Isla Baru ©
Lying south of Cartagena, Isla Baru was connected to the mainland until the construction of the Canal del Dique.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Thu): identify plant and animal life at Aviario Nacional de Colombia, kick back and relax at Playa Puntilla, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Blanca.

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Drive from Cartagena to Isla Baru in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle. February in Isla Baru sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can drive to Santa Marta.

Things to do in Isla Baru

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Aviario Nacional de Colombia ©
Aviario Nacional de Colombia
Playa Blanca ©
Playa Blanca

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.
Appreciate the collections at Quinta de San Pedro Alejandrino and Museo del Oro Tairona - Casa de la Aduana. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Memorial Center of the Sierra Nevada and Parroquia de Nuestra Senora de la Medalla Milagrosa. There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Cristal Beach, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Parque Nacional Natural Tayrona, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and don't miss a visit to Parque de Los Novios.

For maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read Santa Marta trip itinerary builder app .

Traveling by car from Isla Baru to Santa Marta takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in February, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) to allow time to travel to San Gil.

Things to do in Santa Marta

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Memorial Museum of the Sierra Nevada
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Cristal Beach ©
Cristal Beach
Quinta de San Pedro Alejandrino ©
Quinta de San Pedro Alejandrino
Parque Nacional Natural Tayrona ©
Parque Nacional Natural Tayrona

2
nights
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.
Get some cultural insight at Capilla Inmaculada Concepcion, El Socorro and Parroquia Catedral de Santa Cruz. You'll discover tucked-away gems like River Rafting & Tubing and Parasailing & Paragliding. Change things up with these side-trips from San Gil: Iglesia Nuestra Senora de Chiquinquira El Socorro (in Socorro), Museo del Algodon y el Lienzo de la Tierra (in Charala) and Camino Real (in Barichara). The adventure continues: take in the dramatic scenery at Cascada de Juan Curi and get outside with Bungee Extremo San Gil.

To find reviews, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the San Gil route builder app .

Getting from Santa Marta to San Gil by combination of flight and bus takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Santa Marta in February: high temperatures in San Gil hover around 31°C and lows are around 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can travel to San Agustin.

Things to do in San Gil

Outdoors Adventure Tours

Side Trips

Socorro, Camino Real, Museo del Algodon y el Lienzo de la Tierra
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River Rafting & Tubing
Camino Real ©
Camino Real
Parasailing & Paragliding

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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Thu): appreciate the history behind La Pelota - Estatuas A Color, explore the ancient world of El Purutal, then get outside with Estrecho del Magdalena, then appreciate the history behind La Chaquira, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia de San Agustin. Here are some ideas for day two: delve into the distant past at San Agustin Archaeological Park, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Parroquia Nuestra Senora de Lourdes, explore the ancient world of Alto de las Chinas, then make a trip to Parque Arqueologico Alto de los Idolos, then take in the pleasant sights at Alto de Las Piedras Archaeological Park, and finally appreciate the views at El Salto del Mortino.

To find photos, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read our San Agustin visit planning website .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from San Gil to San Agustin in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. When traveling from San Gil in February, plan for little chillier days in San Agustin, with highs around 24°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to go by car to Pasto.

Things to do in San Agustin

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Isnos
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San Agustin Archaeological Park ©
San Agustin Archaeological Park
Parroquia Nuestra Senora de Lourdes ©
Parroquia Nuestra Senora de Lourdes
El Purutal ©
El Purutal

2
nights
Pasto

Pasto ©
Pasto sits in the Andes mountain range at an altitude of 2,527 m (8,290 ft) above sea level.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Las Lajas Sanctuary and Basilica de Nuestra Senora del Rosario. Museum-lovers will get to explore Museo del Oro Narino and Casa Museo Taminango. There's still lots to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia del Cristo, take in the spiritual surroundings of Iglesia Templete de Nuestra Senora de Lourdes, explore the activities along Lake Guamuez, and get a sense of history and politics at Edificio de la Gobernacion de Narino.

For more things to do, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Pasto online road trip planner .

Traveling by car from San Agustin to Pasto takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from San Agustin in February, you will find days in Pasto are slightly colder (19°C), and nights are much colder (7°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can travel to Leticia.

Things to do in Pasto

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Basilica de Nuestra Senora del Rosario, Las Lajas Sanctuary
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Las Lajas Sanctuary ©
Las Lajas Sanctuary
Basilica de Nuestra Senora del Rosario ©
Museo del Oro Narino ©
Museo del Oro Narino

1
night
Leticia

Leticia ©
Leticia represents a large urban area and one of the best places from which to commence exploring areas along the Amazon.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Tue): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de Nuestra Senora de La Paz, identify plant and animal life at Parque Ecologico Mundo Amazonico, and then identify plant and animal life at Reserva Natural Tanimboca. On the 27th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: identify plant and animal life at Amazon Maguta Jungle Lodge, then examine the collection at Museo Etnografico, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Isla de Los Micos.

To find traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Leticia day trip app .

Traveling by flight from Pasto to Leticia takes 6 hours. Expect warmer temperatures when traveling from Pasto in February; daily highs in Leticia reach 36°C and lows reach 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Bogota.

Things to do in Leticia

Wildlife Parks Nature
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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

3
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.
Popular historic sites such as Catedral de Sal and Bolivar plaza are in your itinerary. Museum-lovers will get to explore Gold Museum (Museo del Oro) and Casa de Moneda - Coleccion Numismatica del Banco de la Republica. Take a break from Bogota with a short trip to Laguna de Guatavita in Tierra Negra, about 1h 10 min away. Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at Museo Botero del Banco de la Republica, hunt for treasures at Pasaje Rivas, get outside with Parque el Virrey, and take in the awesome beauty at Mount Monserrate.

To find photos, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Bogota online trip maker .

You can fly from Leticia to Bogota in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Leticia in February, you will find days in Bogota are slightly colder (24°C), and nights are colder (9°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to travel to Providencia Island.

Things to do in Bogota

Museums Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Laguna de Guatavita, Catedral de Sal de Zipaquira
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Laguna de Guatavita ©
Laguna de Guatavita
Gold Museum (Museo del Oro) ©
Gold Museum (Museo del Oro)
Museo Nacional de Colombia ©
Museo Nacional de Colombia

1
night
Providencia Island

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 3rd (Sun): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour and then step off the mainland to explore Crab Cay. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Mon): explore the striking landscape of McBean Lagoon National Natural Park.

For traveler tips, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read Providencia Island trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and ferry from Bogota to Providencia Island takes 6.5 hours. While traveling from Bogota, expect a bit warmer days and much hotter nights in Providencia Island, ranging from highs of 34°C to lows of 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can ride a ferry to San Andres Island.

Things to do in Providencia Island

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

4
nights
San Andres Island

San Andres Island ©
The coral San Andres Island boasts a rich colonial history, exotic beaches, and a laidback, tropical lifestyle.
Step off the beaten path and head to West View and Bahia del Cove. Escape the urban bustle at Aquanautas and Playa de Spratt Bight. There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at La Piscinita, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Primera Iglesia Bautista, stroll through Playa de San Luis, and Head underground at Morgan's Cave.

To find ratings, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the San Andres Island trip itinerary planner.

Ride a ferry from Providencia Island to San Andres Island in 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in March, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in San Andres Island

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Playa de Spratt Bight ©
Playa de Spratt Bight
La Piscinita ©
La Piscinita
Cayo El Acuario ©
Cayo El Acuario

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