59 days in Cuba, Panama & Colombia Itinerary

59 days in Cuba, Panama & Colombia Itinerary

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59 days in Cuba, Panama & Colombia Itinerary

Start: Zurich, Switzerland
Fly:  15​h 45​min
1
Bogota, Colombia
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
2
Leticia, Colombia
— 4 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
3
Bogota, Colombia
— 1 night
Fly:  1​h 30​min
4
Medellin, Colombia
— 6 nights
Fly:  4​h
5
Cartagena, Colombia
— 9 nights
Fly + Drive:  7​h
6
San Blas Islands, Panama
— 7 nights
Fly:  2​h
7
Panama City, Panama
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  18​h 30​min
8
Santa Clara, Cuba
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
9
Cienfuegos, Cuba
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
10
Trinidad, Cuba
— 1 night
Drive:  9​h
11
Santiago de Cuba, Cuba
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
12
Holguin, Cuba
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
13
Cayo Coco, Cuba
— 8 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
14
Playa Larga, Cuba
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
15
Vinales, Cuba
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
16
Havana, Cuba
— Few hours
Fly:  13​h 30​min
End: Zurich, Switzerland

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Bogota, Colombia

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.
To find where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Bogota trip builder .

Zurich, Switzerland to Bogota is an approximately 16-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 Zurich to Bogota. Traveling from Zurich in February, expect nights in Bogota to be somewhat warmer, around 9°C, while days are much hotter, around 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to travel to Leticia.

Things to do in Bogota

Shopping Museums Neighborhoods
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Barrio La Candelaria ©
Barrio La Candelaria

4
nights
Leticia, Colombia

Leticia ©
Leticia represents a large urban area and one of the best places from which to commence exploring areas along the Amazon.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Museo Etnografico and Catedral de Nuestra Senora de La Paz. And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Amazon Maguta Jungle Lodge, meet the residents at Bioparque Etuena, stroll through Santander Park, and admire the natural beauty at El Jardin de la Victoria Regia.

To see photos and other tourist information, you can read our Leticia trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Bogota to Leticia takes 2.5 hours. Traveling from Bogota in February, you will find days in Leticia are somewhat warmer (36°C), and nights are warmer (26°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to travel to Cali.

Things to do in Leticia

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

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night
Bogota, Colombia

Bogota ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Mount Monserrate.

To see photos, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Bogota vacation planner.

You can fly from Leticia to Bogota in 2.5 hours. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Leticia in February: highs in Bogota hover around 24°C, while lows dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Medellin.

Things to do in Bogota

Nature Parks Shopping
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Monserrate ©
Monserrate

6
nights
Medellin, Colombia

Medellin ©
Nestled between rising hills in a narrow valley, Medellin serves as an energetic melting pot of people from all socio-economic classes.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Basilica Menor Del Senor De Los Milagros and Pueblito Paisa. Shop till you drop at Mayorca Mega Plaza and Makeno Tienda. Venture out of the city with trips to Plaza Pakita (in Envigado) and Parque Arvi (in Santa Elena). Next up on the itinerary: buy something for everyone on your list at El Tesoro Parque Comercial, take in the exciting artwork at Arte Loft Galeria, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Parque Explora, and don't miss a visit to Plaza Botero.

To see maps, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Medellin trip itinerary maker app .

Traveling by flight from Bogota to Medellin takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Bogota in February, with highs in Medellin at 32°C and lows at 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Cartagena.

Things to do in Medellin

Shopping Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Mayorca Mega Plaza, Plaza Pakita, Basilica Menor Del Senor De Los Milagros
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Mayorca Mega Plaza ©
Mayorca Mega Plaza
Museo de Antioquia ©
Museo de Antioquia

9
nights
Cartagena, Colombia

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.
Visit Walled City of Cartagena and Convent of Santa Cruz de la Popa for their historical value. For shopping fun, head to Dantas Store or NH Galeria. Get out of town with these interesting Cartagena side-trips: Isla Baru (Playa Blanca & Aviario Nacional de Colombia). Spend the 6th (Wed) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's lots more to do: step into the grandiose world of San Felipe de Barajas Castle, steep yourself in history at Torre del Reloj, view the masterpieces at San Lazaro Distrito de Artes, and buy something for everyone on your list at Mall Plaza El Castillo.

For where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Cartagena online day trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Medellin to Cartagena takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Medellin in March, expect Cartagena to be a bit warmer, temps between 37°C and 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to travel to San Blas Islands.

Things to do in Cartagena

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Isla Baru
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Walled City of Cartagena ©
Walled City of Cartagena
Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas ©
Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas
Plaza Santo Domingo ©
Plaza Santo Domingo

7
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San Blas Islands, Panama

San Blas Islands ©
San Blas Islands represent the offshore area of the indigenous province of Guna Yala.
San Blas Islands is known for nature, spas, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: step off the mainland to explore Isla Perro.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your San Blas Islands trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Cartagena to San Blas Islands. In March, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 27°C. On the 20th (Wed), you'll travel to Panama City.

Things to do in San Blas Islands

Nature Parks Beaches
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Isla Perro ©
Isla Perro
Isla Pelicano ©
Isla Pelicano
Isla Chichime ©
Isla Chichime

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night
Panama City, Panama

Panama City ©
Arguably the most modern of Central American cities, Panama City boasts a shimmering skyline of glass skyscrapers.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Wed): delve into the distant past at Panama La Vieja, then examine the collection at Biomuseo, and then wander the streets of Casco Viejo.

To find traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Panama City trip itinerary builder app .

You can take a bus from San Blas Islands to Panama City in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry and shuttle. In March, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 28°C. On the 21st (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Santa Clara.

Things to do in Panama City

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
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Casco Viejo ©
Casco Viejo
Museo del Canal Interoceanico de Panama ©
Panama La Vieja ©
Panama La Vieja

1
night
Santa Clara, Cuba

Santa Clara ©
The scene of one of the most dramatic battles of the Cuban Revolution, Santa Clara today possesses a youthful feel and a reputation for progressive thought.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): examine the collection at Museo de Agroindustria Azucarera, take in the pleasant sights at Iglesia de San Juan Batista, then see the interesting displays at Museo Parrandas Remedianas, and finally pause for some photo ops at Statue of Che Guevara Holding a Child. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: appreciate the history behind Monumento a la Toma del Tren Blindado, look for all kinds of wild species at Loma del Capiro, get engrossed in the history at Museo de Artes Decorativas, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de Santa Clara de Asis, and finally pause for some photo ops at Che Guevara Mausoleum.

For reviews, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Santa Clara attractions planner.

Explore your travel options from Panama City to Santa Clara with the Route module. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Panama City in March: high temperatures in Santa Clara hover around 34°C and lows are around 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can go by car to Cienfuegos.

Things to do in Santa Clara

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Remedios
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Museo de Agroindustria Azucarera ©
Museo de Agroindustria Azucarera
Iglesia de San Juan Batista ©
Iglesia de San Juan Batista
Museo Parrandas Remedianas ©
Museo Parrandas Remedianas

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nights
Cienfuegos, Cuba

Cienfuegos ©
The city of Cienfuegos sits in a scenic natural bay, attracting visitors from across the country and further afield since its establishment in the early 19th century.
Shop till you drop at Galeria Santiago Hermes and Poco Bonito. Get some historical perspective at Jagua Castle and Cementerio Tomas Acea. And it doesn't end there: stop by La Fernandina, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Delfinario de Cienfuegos, don't miss a visit to Parque Jose Marti, and admire the landmark architecture of Palacio de Valle.

To see more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Cienfuegos trip maker site .

Traveling by car from Santa Clara to Cienfuegos takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In March in Cienfuegos, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 21°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Trinidad.

Things to do in Cienfuegos

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors
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Rancho Luna Beach ©
Rancho Luna Beach
Punta Gorda ©
Punta Gorda
Jagua Castle ©
Jagua Castle

1
night
Trinidad, Cuba

Trinidad
Built on sugar and seemingly preserved in molasses, the town of Trinidad attracts visitors with its well-aged 19th century architecture and rustic charm, showcasing the sounds, scents, and sights of days gone by.
To see ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Trinidad trip itinerary app .

You can drive from Cienfuegos to Trinidad in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a shuttle. In March in Trinidad, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 21°C at night. On the 29th (Fri), you'll travel to Santiago de Cuba.

Things to do in Trinidad

Parks Tours Outdoors
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4
nights
Santiago de Cuba, Cuba

Santiago de Cuba ©
Santiago de Cuba has taken almost as much influence from Haiti and the Dominican Republic as it has from Havana, distilling a concoction of cultures to create a city with a distinct identity.
Cementerio Santa Ifigenia and Moncada Barracks will appeal to history buffs. Museum-lovers will appreciate Galeria Rene Valdes and Emilio Bacardi Moreau Museum. Step out of Santiago de Cuba to go to El Cobre and see El Cobre Basilica, which is approximately 36 minutes away. The adventure continues: take an in-depth tour of Casa de Diego Velazquez, look for all kinds of wild species at Comandancia de la plata, explore the historical opulence of Castillo de San Pedro de la Roca, and make a trip to Casa Museo Granjita de Siboney.

Before you visit Santiago de Cuba, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by car from Trinidad to Santiago de Cuba takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. March in Santiago de Cuba sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) to allow time to drive to Holguin.

Things to do in Santiago de Cuba

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

El Cobre Basilica
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Siboney Beach ©
Siboney Beach
Cementerio Santa Ifigenia ©
Cementerio Santa Ifigenia
Castillo de San Pedro de la Roca ©
Castillo de San Pedro de la Roca

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Holguin, Cuba

Holguin ©
Not overly touristy, Holguin offers a different perspective on Cuban life, standing as a major city that doesn't seek to commercialize its past or cover itself in all inclusive resorts.
On the 3rd (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: identify plant and animal life at Bahia de Naranjo Nature Park, then kick back and relax at Playa Esmeralda, and then explore the different monuments and memorials at El Chorro de Maita Museum.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Holguin trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Drive from Santiago de Cuba to Holguin in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Holguin can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Cayo Coco.

Things to do in Holguin

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Guardalavaca Beach ©
Guardalavaca Beach
Playa Esmeralda ©
Playa Esmeralda
Bahia de Naranjo Nature Park ©
Bahia de Naranjo Nature Park

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Cayo Coco, Cuba

Cayo Coco ©
White sand beaches and calm waters have led to booming tourism in Cayo Coco, one of the main islands of the Jardines Del Rey archipelago.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Playa Pilar and Cayo Guillermo. Explore Cayo Coco's surroundings by going to Scuba & Snorkeling (in Cayo Guillermo) and Moron (Laguna de la Leche & Laguna La Redonda). There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Birdwatching with Paulino Lopez Delgado, get your game on at Rocarena Climbing Center, and head off the coast to Cayo Media Luna.

To see ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Cayo Coco trip itinerary app .

Traveling by car from Holguin to Cayo Coco takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of train and taxi. In April, daytime highs in Cayo Coco are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. You'll set off for Playa Larga on the 12th (Fri).

Things to do in Cayo Coco

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trips

Cayo Guillermo, Moron
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Birdwatching with Paulino Lopez Delgado ©
Playa Pilar
Playa Pilar
Cayo Guillermo ©
Cayo Guillermo

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Playa Larga, Cuba

Playa Larga ©
Do some cultural sightseeing at Bay of Pigs and Museo Giron. Spend the 15th (Mon) exploring nature at Zapata Peninsula.

To see other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Playa Larga vacation maker website .

Traveling by car from Cayo Coco to Playa Larga takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, train, and bus; or do a combination of car and bus. April in Playa Larga sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 25°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can drive to Vinales.

Things to do in Playa Larga

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Cuba, Museo Giron
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Bay of Pigs ©
Bay of Pigs
Zapata Swamp ©
Zapata Swamp
Museo Giron ©
Museo Giron

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Vinales, Cuba

Vinales ©
Offering a taste of authentic rural life, Vinales remains a small agricultural town, dominated by surrounding low mountain ranges.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Tue): make a trip to Mural de la Prehistoria, then find something for the whole family at Palenque de los Cimarrones, and then admire the verdant scenery at Valle de Vinales.

Plan my Vinales trip by asking Inpirock to come up with tips and suggestions.

You can drive from Playa Larga to Vinales in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in April, and nighttime lows around 24°C. On the 17th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Havana.

Things to do in Vinales

Parks Nature Theme Parks
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Valle de Vinales ©
Valle de Vinales
Jardin Botanico de Vinales ©
Jardin Botanico de Vinales
Mural de la Prehistoria ©
Mural de la Prehistoria

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Havana, Cuba

Havana ©
Cuba's capital and major commercial center, Havana manages to be very old and very modern at the same time.
To see maps, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Havana trip itinerary app .

Traveling by car from Vinales to Havana takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. April in Havana sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Havana

Historic Sites Shopping Museums
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Malecón of Havana ©
Malecón of Havana

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