60 days in Colombia & Ecuador Itinerary

60 days in Colombia & Ecuador Itinerary

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1
Cartagena, Colombia
— 5 nights
2
Santa Marta, Colombia
— 3 nights
3
San Andres Island, Colombia
— 6 nights
4
Guayaquil, Ecuador
— 3 nights
5
Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, Ecuador
— 7 nights
6
Puerto Ayora, Ecuador
— 7 nights
7
Floreana, Ecuador
— 1 night
8
Puerto Villamil, Ecuador
— 7 nights
9
Cuenca, Ecuador
— 3 nights
10
Riobamba, Ecuador
— 4 nights
11
Quito, Ecuador
— 6 nights
12
Bogota, Colombia
— 5 nights

5
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.
Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas and Walled City of Cartagena are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Step out of the city life by going to Playa Blanca and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Spend the 18th (Mon) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Plaza Santo Domingo, don't miss a visit to Plaza Bolivar, take in the spiritual surroundings of Ermita Nuestra Senora De La Candelaria, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sanctuary of Saint Peter Claver.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Cartagena trip itinerary builder site.

Brussels, Belgium to Cartagena is an approximately 14.5-hour combination of train and flight. You'll gain 6 hours traveling from Brussels to Cartagena due to the time zone difference. Plan for much hotter temperatures traveling from Brussels in November, with highs in Cartagena at 37°C and lows at 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Santa Marta.

Things to do in Cartagena

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trip

Playa Blanca
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Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas ©
Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas
Walled City of Cartagena ©
Walled City of Cartagena
Playa Blanca ©
Playa Blanca

3
nights
Santa Marta, Colombia

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Quinta de San Pedro Alejandrino and Museo Minca - Memorial Museum of the Sierra Nevada. Step out of the city life by going to Parque Nacional Natural Tayrona and Playa Blanca. Take a break from Santa Marta with a short trip to El Dorado Bird Reserve in Minca, about 44 minutes away. There's still lots to do: get outside with Outdoor Activities, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Marine World Aquarium, don't miss a visit to Paseo El Camellon, and stop by Yo Amo Santa Marta.

To see ratings, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, use the Santa Marta tour builder app.

Drive from Cartagena to Santa Marta in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) to allow time to travel to San Andres Island.

Things to do in Santa Marta

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Minca, Parque Nacional Natural Tayrona
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Parque Nacional Natural Tayrona ©
Parque Nacional Natural Tayrona
Scuba & Snorkeling
El Dorado Bird Reserve ©
El Dorado Bird Reserve

6
nights
San Andres Island, Colombia

San Andres Island ©
The coral San Andres Island boasts a rich colonial history, exotic beaches, and a laidback, tropical lifestyle.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Primera Iglesia Bautista and Plaza Canon de Morgan. Get in touch with nature at La Piscinita and Playa de San Luis. There's much more to do: step off the mainland to explore Johnny Cay, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, kick back and relax at Playa de Spratt Bight, and look for all kinds of wild species at West View.

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Getting from Santa Marta to San Andres Island by flight takes about 4.5 hours. In November in San Andres Island, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 29°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Guayaquil.

Things to do in San Andres Island

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches
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La Piscinita ©
La Piscinita
Cayo El Acuario ©
Cayo El Acuario
Hoyo Soplador ©
Hoyo Soplador

3
nights
Guayaquil, Ecuador

Guayaquil ©
Hills dotted with colorful houses and waterfront promenades typify Guayaquil, Ecuador's largest city and commercial center.
Get a sense of the local culture at Las Penas and Cerro Santa Ana. There's much more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Guayaquil Historical Park, examine the collection at Presley Norton Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia San Jacinto del Morro, and contemplate the long history of Palacio de la Gobernacion del Guayas.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Guayaquil trip planning site.

Getting from San Andres Island to Guayaquil by flight takes about 8 hours. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from San Andres Island in November since evenings lows in Guayaquil dip to 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can travel to Puerto Baquerizo Moreno.

Things to do in Guayaquil

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Wildlife
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Guayaquil Historical Park ©
Guayaquil Historical Park
Las Penas ©
Las Penas
Cerro Santa Ana ©
Cerro Santa Ana

7
nights
Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, Ecuador

Puerto Baquerizo Moreno ©
The capital of the Galapagos Islands, Puerto Baquerizo Moreno is located on easternmost island of the archipelago, San Cristobal.
Get some cultural insight at Catedral Inmaculada Concepcion and Interpretation Center. We've included these beaches for you: Playa Mann and Cerro Brujo. Spend the 5th (Thu) exploring nature at Cerro Tijeretas. There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Playa Punta Carola, take in the dramatic natural features at Punta Pitt, stroll through Puerto Chino Beach, and identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

For reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Puerto Baquerizo Moreno driving holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Guayaquil to Puerto Baquerizo Moreno takes 3.5 hours. Traveling from Guayaquil in December, you will find days in Puerto Baquerizo Moreno are little chillier (32°C), and nights are about the same (26°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to catch the ferry to Puerto Ayora.

Things to do in Puerto Baquerizo Moreno

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

San Cristobal
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Punta Pitt ©
Punta Pitt
Cerro Tijeretas ©
Cerro Tijeretas
Cerro Brujo ©
Cerro Brujo

7
nights
Puerto Ayora, Ecuador

Puerto Ayora ©
The largest settlement in the Galapagos, Puerto Ayora offers visitors to the islands an array of facilities and things to do.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Galapagos Beach at Tortuga Bay and El Garrapatero. Galeria Aymara and Galeria Exotico Ecuador are good opportunities to explore the local culture. The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Charles Darwin Research Station, enjoy the sand and surf at Playa de los Perros, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and meet some fierce fish with a shark diving experience.

For traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Puerto Ayora trip maker tool.

Traveling by ferry from Puerto Baquerizo Moreno to Puerto Ayora takes 3.5 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Puerto Ayora can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can travel to Floreana.

Things to do in Puerto Ayora

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trip

Santa Cruz
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Galapagos Beach at Tortuga Bay ©
Galapagos Beach at Tortuga Bay
Charles Darwin Research Station ©
Charles Darwin Research Station
El Chato - Giant Tortoise Reserve ©
El Chato - Giant Tortoise Reserve

1
night
Floreana, Ecuador

Floreana ©
Start off your visit on the 17th (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Cormorant Point, then meet the residents at Asilo de la Paz, then enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Negra, and finally explore the striking landscape at Devil's Crown.

For photos, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read Floreana itinerary planner.

Explore your travel options from Puerto Ayora to Floreana with the Route module. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Puerto Villamil.

Things to do in Floreana

Parks · Wildlife · Nature
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Devil's Crown ©
Devil's Crown

7
nights
Puerto Villamil, Ecuador

Puerto Villamil ©
Located in the southeast of Isla Isabela, Puerto Villamil is home to the majority of the island's 2,200 inhabitants.
Visiting Sierra Negra and Playa Puerto Villamil will get you outdoors. There's much more to do: get outside with Cueva de Sucre, cruise along Isabela Island Wetlands Complex, see Surfing, Windsurfing & Kitesurfing, and discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see where to stay and more tourist information, read our Puerto Villamil itinerary site.

Explore your travel options from Floreana to Puerto Villamil with the Route module. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Floreana to Puerto Villamil. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Cuenca.

Things to do in Puerto Villamil

Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trip

Isabela
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Sierra Negra ©
Sierra Negra
Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Scuba & Snorkeling

3
nights
Cuenca, Ecuador

Cuenca ©
Packed with impressive colonial architecture and a historic town center, Cuenca stands as perhaps the most charming city in the nation.
Take a break from the city and head to El Cajas National Park and Centro Ecuestre Bellavista. Do some cultural sightseeing at Mirador de Turi and Inmaculada Concepción Cathedral. And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Museo de las Culturas Aborigenes, take an in-depth tour of Pumapungo Museum and Arqueological Park - MCYP, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia de Todos Santos, and contemplate the long history of Museo Catedral Vieja.

To find photos, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Cuenca trip tool.

Traveling by flight from Puerto Villamil to Cuenca takes 6.5 hours. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Puerto Villamil to Cuenca due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in December, and nighttime lows around 13°C. On the 28th (Sat), you'll travel to Riobamba.

Things to do in Cuenca

Nature · Parks · Museums
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El Cajas National Park ©
El Cajas National Park
Homero Ortega ©
Homero Ortega
Museo Catedral Vieja ©
Museo Catedral Vieja

4
nights
Riobamba, Ecuador

Riobamba ©
Riobamba is the capital of the Chimborazo Province in central Ecuador, which is located at the Chambo River Valley of the Andes. Take a break from the city and head to Sangay National Park and Avenida De Los Volcanes. Venture out of the city with trips to Canyoning & Rappelling Tours (in Banos) and Volcan Chimborazo (in Guaranda). Next up on the itinerary: explore the landscape on two wheels at Pro Bici, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Chimborazo, and explore the world behind art at Museo de Arte Religioso de la Concepcion.

To find traveler tips, reviews, maps, and tourist information, go to the Riobamba vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Cuenca to Riobamba takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December in Riobamba, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to drive to Quito.

Things to do in Riobamba

Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Canyoning & Rappelling Tours, Chimborazo, Volcan Chimborazo
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Pro Bici ©
Pro Bici
Sangay National Park ©
Sangay National Park
Volcan Chimborazo ©
Volcan Chimborazo

6
nights
Quito, Ecuador

Quito ©
High in the Andean foothills, Quito remains one of the world's most photogenic capital cities, featuring two dramatic mountain ranges as its backdrop.
Get a sense of the local culture at Museo Templo del Sol Pintor Ortega Maila and Casa Museo Guayasamin. Visiting Termas de Papallacta and Horseback Riding Tours will get you outdoors. The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Fundacion Iglesia de la Compania, get engrossed in the history at Museum of Maria Augusta Urrutia (La Casa Museo Maria Augusta Urrutia), walk around Parque La Carolina, and admire the masterpieces at Centro de Arte Contemporáneo de Quito.

For reviews, photos, and more tourist information, use the Quito trip itinerary planning website.

Getting from Riobamba to Quito by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in January, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Bogota.

Things to do in Quito

Outdoors · Tours · Parks

Side Trip

Termas de Papallacta
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Museo Templo del Sol Pintor Ortega Maila ©
Fundacion Iglesia de la Compania ©
Fundacion Iglesia de la Compania
Termas de Papallacta ©
Termas de Papallacta

5
nights
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Laguna de Guatavita and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Gold Museum (Museo del Oro) and Museo Nacional de Colombia. When in Bogota, make a side trip to see Catedral de Sal de Zipaquira in Zipaquira, approximately Zipaquira away. And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Monserrate, contemplate the long history of Bolivar Square, get engrossed in the history at Casa Museo Quinta de Bolivar, and walk around Parque de Usaquen.

For traveler tips, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read our Bogota trip itinerary site.

Fly from Quito to Bogota in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Quito in January, Bogota is little chillier at night with lows of 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Bogota

Museums · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

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

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