29 days in Colombia Itinerary

29 days in Colombia Itinerary

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Route & dates

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

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Barrio Getsemani and Iglesia de la Trinidad. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas and Walled City of Cartagena. On the 12th (Tue), spend a thrilling day on the water with a speed boat tour. There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Templo de Santo Domingo, steep yourself in history at Casa del Marquez de Valdehoyos, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Ermita Nuestra Senora De La Candelaria, and deepen your understanding at Plaza Santo Domingo.

To see other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Cartagena travel route planner.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Cartagena is an approximately 13-hour flight. You'll gain 6 hours traveling from Amsterdam to Cartagena due to the time zone difference. Plan for warmer temperatures traveling from Amsterdam in February, with highs in Cartagena at 36°C and lows at 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can travel to Isla Baru.

Things to do in Cartagena

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours
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Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas ©
Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas
Barrio Getsemani ©
Barrio Getsemani
Iglesia de la Trinidad ©
Iglesia de la Trinidad

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): look for all kinds of wild species at Aviario Nacional de Colombia, then enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Puntilla, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Blanca.

To find photos, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Isla Baru online trip builder.

Traveling by ferry from Cartagena to Isla Baru takes 3.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to take a bus to Santa Marta.

Things to do in Isla Baru

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches
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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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Museo del Oro Tairona - Casa de la Aduana and Quinta de San Pedro Alejandrino. Step out of the city life by going to Scuba & Snorkeling and Cristal Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Santa Marta: Parque Nacional Natural Tayrona (in Tayrona National Park) and Museo Minca - Memorial Museum of the Sierra Nevada (in Minca). The adventure continues: make a trip to Parque de Los Novios, stop by Yo Amo Santa Marta, buy something for everyone on your list at Centro Comercial Zazue Plaza, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Parroquia de Nuestra Senora de la Medalla Milagrosa.

To find ratings, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Santa Marta trip itinerary planning app.

Traveling by bus from Isla Baru to Santa Marta takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In February, daily temperatures in Santa Marta can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to travel to San Gil.

Things to do in Santa Marta

Parks · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Parque Nacional Natural Tayrona, Museo Minca - 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.
Escape the urban bustle at Cascada de Juan Curi and River Rafting & Tubing. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Camino Real and Parroquia Catedral de Santa Cruz. You'll find plenty of places to visit near San Gil: Socorro (Iglesia Nuestra Senora de Chiquinquira El Socorro & Capilla Inmaculada Concepcion, El Socorro) and Museo del Algodon y el Lienzo de la Tierra (in Charala). There's still lots to do: glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour and get outside with Parapente Fenixtreme.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our San Gil trip tool.

Traveling by flight from Santa Marta to San Gil takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Santa Marta in February, with highs in San Gil at 31°C and lows at 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to travel to San Agustin.

Things to do in San Gil

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure

Side Trips

Socorro, Museo del Algodon y el Lienzo de la Tierra, Camino Real
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Thu): appreciate the history behind La Pelota - Estatuas A Color, explore the ancient world of El Purutal, contemplate the waterfront views at Estrecho Del Magdalena, then make a trip to La Chaquira, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia de San Agustin. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri): explore the ancient world of San Agustin Archaeological Park, pause for some serene contemplation at Parroquia Nuestra Senora de Lourdes, then don't miss a visit to Parque Arqueologico Alto de los Idolos, then take in the pleasant sights at Alto de Las Piedras Archaeological Park, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at El Salto del Mortino.

To see maps, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, you can read our San Agustin trip planner.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from San Gil to San Agustin in 11 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from San Gil in February, expect nights in San Agustin to be about the same, around 24°C, while days are little chillier, around 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can go by car to Pasto.

Things to do in San Agustin

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Isnos
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San Agustin Archaeological Park ©
San Agustin Archaeological Park
Iglesia de San Agustin ©
Iglesia de San Agustin
Parroquia Nuestra Senora de Lourdes ©
Parroquia Nuestra Senora de Lourdes

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 and learn at Museo del Oro Narino and Casa Museo Taminango. Get some cultural insight at Las Lajas Sanctuary and Iglesia de Fatima. Change things up with a short trip to Basilica de Nuestra Senora del Rosario in Sandona (about 1h 5 min away). There's lots more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Templo de San Felipe, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral Pasto, ponder the world of politics at Edificio de la Gobernacion de Narino, and don't miss a visit to Plaza de Narino.

To see other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Pasto journey builder website.

You can drive from San Agustin to Pasto in 6.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. While traveling from San Agustin, expect little chillier days and much colder nights in Pasto, ranging from highs of 19°C to lows of 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to travel to Leticia.

Things to do in Pasto

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Las Lajas Sanctuary, Basilica de Nuestra Senora del Rosario
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Las Lajas Sanctuary ©
Las Lajas Sanctuary
Basilica de Nuestra Senora del Rosario ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Tue): 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 look for all kinds of wild species at Reserva Natural Tanimboca. On the 27th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for all kinds of wild species at Amazon Maguta Jungle Lodge, then see the interesting displays at Museo Etnografico, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Isla de Los Micos.

To find ratings, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Leticia online travel planner.

You can fly from Pasto to Leticia in 6 hours. Plan for warmer temperatures traveling from Pasto in February, with highs in Leticia at 36°C and lows at 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to travel to Bogota.

Things to do in Leticia

Parks · Wildlife · 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

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.
Get some historical perspective at Catedral de Sal de Zipaquira and Bolivar Square. Museum-lovers will appreciate Gold Museum (Museo del Oro) and Museo Botero del Banco de la Republica. Step out of Bogota with an excursion to Laguna de Guatavita in Tierra Negra--about 1h 10 min away. The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Museo Nacional de Colombia, hunt for treasures at Pasaje Rivas, head outdoors with Parque El Virrey, and take in the awesome beauty at Monserrate.

To find more things to do, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read our Bogota travel route planner.

You can fly from Leticia to Bogota in 4.5 hours. While traveling from Leticia, expect a bit cooler days and colder nights in Bogota, ranging from highs of 24°C to lows of 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to travel to Providencia Island.

Things to do in Bogota

Museums · Outdoors · Nature

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.
On the 3rd (Sun), see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour and then head off the coast to Crab Cay-Cayo Cangrejo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Mon): explore the striking landscape of McBean Lagoon National Natural Park.

To see ratings, maps, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Providencia Island trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and ferry from Bogota to Providencia Island takes 9 hours. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Bogota in March: highs in Providencia Island hover around 34°C, while lows dip to 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to ride a 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
McBean Lagoon National Natural Park ©
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.
Take a break from the city and head to West View and Playa de Spratt Bight. Step off the beaten path and head to Aquanautas and Parque Tematico El Pueblito Isleno San Andres. There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at La Piscinita, step off the mainland to explore Cayo Bolivar, examine the collection at Island House Museum, and enjoy the sand and surf at Playa de San Luis.

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You can ride a ferry from Providencia Island to San Andres Island in 3.5 hours. In March, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Andres Island

Parks · Outdoors · Nature
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West View
West View
Playa de Spratt Bight ©
Playa de Spratt Bight
La Piscinita ©
La Piscinita

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