26 days in Colombia Itinerary

26 days in Colombia Itinerary

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26 days in Colombia Itinerary

Katowice
Fly:  21​h
Suesca
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
Bogota
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  3​h 15​min
San Agustin
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 30​min
Villavieja
— 2 nights
Fly:  10​h 15​min
Providencia Island
— 3 nights
ferry:  3​h 30​min
San Andres Island
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
Santa Marta
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
Cartagena
— 4 nights
Fly:  19​h 45​min
Katowice

2
days
Suesca

Suesca ©
Suesca is a town in Cundinamarca Department, Colombia. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): Head underground at Mina de Sal de Nemocon and then stroll through Laguna de Guatavita. On your second day here, head outdoors with Suesca Outdoor Experience.

For maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Suesca online tour itinerary planner .

Katowice, Poland to Suesca is an approximately 21-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time (CET) to Colombia Time (COT) is minus 6 hours. Traveling from Katowice in January, things will get much warmer in Suesca: highs are around 23°C and lows about 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can travel to Bogota.

Things to do in Suesca

#Outdoors, #Nature, #Parks

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Mina de Sal de Nemocon, Laguna de Guatavita
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Laguna de Guatavita ©
Laguna de Guatavita
Mina de Sal de Nemocon ©
Mina de Sal de Nemocon
Suesca Outdoor Experience ©
Suesca Outdoor Experience

3
days
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 a sense of the local culture at Gold Museum (Museo del Oro) and Museo Botero del Banco de la Republica. Visit Catedral de Sal and Bolivar plaza for their historical value. Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Mount Monserrate, see the interesting displays at Casa de Moneda - Coleccion Numismatica del Banco de la Republica, identify plant and animal life at Jardin Botanico de Bogota Jose Celestino Mutis, and get a taste of the local shopping with Parque 93.

To see maps, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, use the Bogota road trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Suesca to Bogota takes 1.5 hours. January in Bogota sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 8°C at night. On the 28th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to San Agustin.

Things to do in Bogota

#Parks, #Museums, #Historic Sites

Side Trip

Catedral de Sal
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Mount Monserrate ©
Mount Monserrate
Gold Museum (Museo del Oro) ©
Gold Museum (Museo del Oro)
Catedral de Sal ©
Catedral de Sal

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hours
San Agustin

San Agustin ©
San Agustin remains best known for its archaeological sites, which include the World Heritage-listed San Agustin Archaeological Park.
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You can do a combination of flight and bus from Bogota to San Agustin in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Bogota in January, expect a bit warmer with lows of 21°C in San Agustin. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Tue) to allow time for travel to Villavieja.

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San Agustin Archaeological Park ©
San Agustin Archaeological Park

1
day
Villavieja

Villavieja ©
Clinging to the banks of the Magdalena River, Villavieja serves as a gateway to the Tatacoa Desert.
On the 30th (Wed), get curious at La Tatacoa Observatory, identify plant and animal life at Desierto de la Tatacoa, and then see the interesting displays at Casa del Totumo.

For traveler tips, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read Villavieja holiday planner .

Traveling by car from San Agustin to Villavieja takes 5.5 hours. When traveling from San Agustin in January, plan for warmer days in Villavieja, with highs around 38°C, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) so you can travel to Providencia Island.

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Desierto de la Tatacoa ©
Desierto de la Tatacoa

3
days
Providencia Island

Providencia Island ©
Although part of Colombia, the small, isolated Providencia Island retains its Caribbean culture and English-Creole language.
Get outdoors at Crab Cay and Morgan's Head. Step off the beaten path and head to McBean Lagoon National Natural Park and Scuba & Snorkeling. It doesn't end there: make a trip to The Peak Forestry Reserve and enjoy the sea views from Lighthouse Providencia.

To find more things to do, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read Providencia Island trip itinerary planner.

Explore your travel options from Villavieja to Providencia Island with the Route module. Traveling from Villavieja in January, expect nights in Providencia Island to be about the same, around 29°C, while days are slightly colder, around 34°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Sun) to allow time for the ferry ride to San Andres Island.

Things to do in Providencia Island

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Crab Cay ©
Crab Cay
Scuba & Snorkeling
McBean Lagoon National Natural Park ©

3
days
San Andres Island

San Andres Island ©
The coral San Andres Island boasts a rich colonial history, exotic beaches, and a laidback, tropical lifestyle.
Visiting West View and Aquanautas will get you outdoors. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Playa de Spratt Bight and Primera Iglesia Bautista. There's much more to do: stroll through Playa de San Luis, see the interesting displays at Parque Tematico El Pueblito Isleno San Andres, step off the mainland to explore Johnny Cay, and identify plant and animal life at La Piscinita.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our San Andres Island trip planner .

Traveling by ferry from Providencia Island to San Andres Island takes 3.5 hours. February in San Andres Island sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to travel to Santa Marta.

Things to do in San Andres Island

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West View ©
West View
Playa de Spratt Bight ©
Playa de Spratt Bight
Aquanautas ©
Aquanautas

3
days
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Quinta de San Pedro Alejandrino and Catedral de Santa Marta. Escape the urban bustle at Cristal Beach and Parque Nacional Natural Tayrona. Next up on the itinerary: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Mundo Marino, enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Grande, and make a trip to Parque de Los Novios.

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Traveling by flight from San Andres Island to Santa Marta takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus. While traveling from San Andres Island, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Santa Marta, ranging from highs of 39°C to lows of 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can drive to Cartagena.

Things to do in Santa Marta

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

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Taganga
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Cristal Beach ©
Cristal Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling
Quinta de San Pedro Alejandrino ©
Quinta de San Pedro Alejandrino

5
days
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Scuba & Snorkeling and Plaza de San Diego. Escape the urban bustle at Boats4U and Playa De Punta Arena. There's lots more to do: step into the grandiose world of San Felipe de Barajas Castle, take in the spiritual surroundings of Convento La Popa de la Galera, make a trip to Centro de Convenciones Cartagena de Indias, and get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

To see where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Cartagena trip builder site .

Drive from Santa Marta to Cartagena in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In February, daily temperatures in Cartagena can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cartagena

#Outdoors, #Tours, #Historic Sites
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Scuba & Snorkeling
San Felipe de Barajas Castle ©
San Felipe de Barajas Castle
Caribe Jewelry and Emerald Museum ©
Caribe Jewelry and Emerald Museum

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