17 days in Colombia Itinerary

17 days in Colombia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Colombia trip planner

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Bogota
— 2 nights
Fly
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Leticia
Drive
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Puerto Narino
— 5 nights
Drive
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Leticia
Fly
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Bogota
Drive
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San Gil
— 4 nights
Drive
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Bogota
Fly
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Cartagena
— 4 nights
Fly
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Bogota
— 1 night

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Bogota

— 2 nights

Athens of South America

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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Fri): stroll through Observatorio de Colibries, then stroll through Cascada La Chorrera, and then make a trip to Casa Libreria Wilborada 1047. Here are some ideas for day two: head outdoors with Parque El Virrey, then hike along Alameda de Quebrada Vieja, then take in the awesome beauty at La Macarena, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Cerro de Guadalupe.

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If you are flying in from Romania, the closest major aiport is El Dorado International Airport. In November in Bogota, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 10°C at night. You will leave for Leticia on the 28th (Sun).

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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 28th (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Amazon Maguta Jungle Lodge.

To see maps, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Leticia online trip builder.

Traveling by flight from Bogota to Leticia takes 3.5 hours. In November, Leticia is much hotter than Bogota - with highs of 37°C and lows of 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to travel to Puerto Narino.

Things to do in Leticia

Parks · Wildlife
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Puerto Narino

— 5 nights
Puerto Nariño is the second municipality of the Amazonas department of Colombia, located on the shore of the Amazon River.It has about 6,000 residents, most of them are indigenous (from the Ticuna tribe) and its specificity is that it is entirely pedestrian, no car or motorcycle being allowed, as an experiment in an ecological community. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Lago Tarapoto and Avistamiento de Delfines Rosados.

To find reviews, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Puerto Narino route maker site.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Leticia to Puerto Narino. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in November, and nighttime lows around 27°C. You will leave for Leticia on the 3rd (Fri).

Things to do in Puerto Narino

Zoos & Aquariums · Parks · Wildlife · Nature
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Leticia

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The Route module can help you plan travel from Puerto Narino to Leticia. On the 3rd (Fri), you'll travel to Bogota.

Things to do in Leticia

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Parks
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Bogota

Athens of South America

To see more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, use the Bogota vacation planner.

You can fly from Leticia to Bogota in 3.5 hours. Traveling from Leticia in December, expect Bogota to be colder, temps between 22°C and 9°C. On the 3rd (Fri), you're off to San Gil.

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San Gil

— 4 nights

Colombia's Adventure Sport Capital

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 outdoors at Adrenaline & Extreme Tours and Cacuvana Aventura. Discover out-of-the-way places like River Rafting & Tubing and Planeta Azul. Get out of town with these interesting San Gil side-trips: Balneario Pescaderito (in Curiti), Catedral Nuestra Senora del Socorro (in Socorro) and Barichara (Cafe Alfania, Parque Para Las Artes, &more). There's still lots to do: head outdoors with Rios y Canoas Colombia, stroll around Parque La Libertad, take a stroll through Guane, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Parroquia Catedral de Santa Cruz.

For other places to visit, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read our San Gil route maker app.

Fly from Bogota to San Gil in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Bogota in December, with highs in San Gil at 30°C and lows at 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) to allow time to fly to Bogota.

Things to do in San Gil

Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites · Tours

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Bogota

Athens of South America

On the 7th (Tue), head outdoors with Parque El Virrey.

To see photos, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Bogota day trip planning website.

Traveling by flight from San Gil to Bogota takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from San Gil in December, with highs in Bogota at 22°C and lows at 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to fly to Cartagena.

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Cartagena

— 4 nights

City of Heroes

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 itinerary includes some good beach time at Playa Puntilla and Playa de Bocagrande. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Aviario Nacional de Colombia and Photography Tours. The adventure continues: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia de la Trinidad, make a trip to Centro de Convenciones Cartagena de Indias, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and contemplate the long history of Plaza de la Proclamacion.

To see photos, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Cartagena trip builder site.

You can fly from Bogota to Cartagena in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Bogota in December, things will get warmer in Cartagena: highs are around 37°C and lows about 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to fly to Bogota.

Things to do in Cartagena

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

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Bogota

— 1 night

Athens of South America

Start off your visit on the 11th (Sat): explore the world behind art at Portal de Museos de la Universidad Nacional de Colombia - Claustro de San Agusti-n.

To see photos, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Bogota online driving holiday planner.

Getting from Cartagena to Bogota by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Cartagena in December; daily highs in Bogota reach 22°C and lows reach 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Bogota

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Museums
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Colombia travel guide

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Historic Sites · Landmarks · Churches
Diverse in terms of landscapes, climates, and cultures, Colombia remains one of South America's least explored tourist destinations, overshadowed by its more popular southern neighbors. Combining the best of what the continent has to offer, a vacation in Colombia allows you to blend outdoor adventures with tours of picture-perfect cobblestoned towns dating back to the colonial era. Tourists on a Colombia holiday can easily hop from sun-kissed coastal spots to the hilly coffee-growing region, where thriving plantations quickly give way to a landscape of snow-covered volcanic peaks and the paramo--alpine ecosystems sheltering some of the rarest plants growing above the continuous forest line.