29 days in Colombia Itinerary

29 days in Colombia Itinerary

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29 days in Colombia Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  17​h
Suesca
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
San Agustin
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 30​min
Pasto
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h
Leticia
— 3 nights
Fly + ferry:  10​h 15​min
Providencia Island
— 3 nights
Travel:  5​h 15​min
San Andres, San Andres Island
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
Cartagena
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
Santa Marta
— 5 nights
+2
bus + taxi + Fly:  5​h
Bucaramanga
— 1 night
Fly:  18​h 45​min
End: London

2
days
Suesca

Suesca ©
Suesca is a town and municipality in the Almeidas Province, part of the department of Cundinamarca, Colombia. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): explore the fascinating underground world of Mina de Sal de Nemocon and then explore the activities along Laguna de Guatavita. Here are some ideas for day two: get outside with Suesca Outdoor Experience.

To find photos, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Suesca road trip site .

London, UK to Suesca is an approximately 17-hour flight. Traveling from London to Suesca, you'll gain 5 hours due to the time zone difference. In May in Suesca, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 11°C at night. You will leave for San Agustin on the 24th (Thu).

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

0
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San Agustin

San Agustin ©
San Agustin remains best known for its archaeological sites, which include the World Heritage-listed San Agustin Archaeological Park.
To find ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the San Agustin tour planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Suesca to San Agustin. Traveling from Suesca in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in San Agustin, with lows of 20°C. On the 25th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Pasto.

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#Historic Sites
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San Agustin Archaeological Park ©
San Agustin Archaeological Park

1
day
Pasto

Pasto ©
Pasto sits in the Andes mountain range at an altitude of 2,527 m (8,290 ft) above sea level.
On the 26th (Sat), take in the spiritual surroundings of Las Lajas Sanctuary, then have fun at Estadio Departamental Libertad, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia de Fatima.

To find more things to do, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Pasto trip planner.

You can drive from San Agustin to Pasto in 6.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. When traveling from San Agustin in May, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Pasto: temperatures range from 27°C by day to 17°C at night. On the 27th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Leticia.

Things to do in Pasto

#Historic Sites, #Fun & Games
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Las Lajas Sanctuary ©
Las Lajas Sanctuary
Templo de San Felipe ©
Templo de San Felipe
Iglesia de Fatima ©
Iglesia de Fatima

2
days
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 28th (Mon): look for all kinds of wild species at Isla de Los Micos and then identify plant and animal life at Reserva Natural Tanimboca. Keep things going the next day: head outdoors with Balneario Arbelaez and then look for all kinds of wild species at Parque Ecologico Mundo Amazonico.

To see photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Leticia trip itinerary maker site .

Fly from Pasto to Leticia in 6 hours. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Pasto in May: high temperatures in Leticia hover around 35°C and lows are around 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can travel to Providencia Island.

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#Wildlife, #Parks, #Outdoors
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Parque Ecologico Mundo Amazonico ©
Parque Ecologico Mundo Amazonico
Isla de Los Micos ©
Isla de Los Micos
Reserva Natural Tanimboca ©
Reserva Natural Tanimboca

2
days
Providencia Island

Although part of Colombia, the small, isolated Providencia Island retains its Caribbean culture and English-Creole language.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Thu): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour and then head off the coast to Crab Cay. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the striking landscape of McBean Lagoon National Natural Park.

To find ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, use the Providencia Island trip builder tool .

Getting from Leticia to Providencia Island by combination of flight and ferry takes about 10.5 hours. Traveling from Leticia in May, expect a bit warmer with lows of 31°C in Providencia Island. On the 2nd (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to San Andres.

Things to do in Providencia Island

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Scuba & Snorkeling
Crab Cay ©
Crab Cay
Morgan's Head ©
Morgan's Head

4
days
San Andres, San Andres Island

San Andres ©
If you're looking for sunshine, clear waters, and tropical warmth, a San Andres vacation could be just what the doctor ordered.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Playa de Spratt Bight and Playa de San Luis. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Bahia del Cove and Scuba & Snorkeling. And it doesn't end there: explore the gorgeous colors at West View, examine the collection at Parque Tematico El Pueblito Isleno San Andres, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Primera Iglesia Bautista, and identify plant and animal life at La Piscinita.

To find maps, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read San Andres trip planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Providencia Island to San Andres. June in San Andres sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 30°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Wed) to allow time for travel to Cartagena.

Things to do in San Andres

#Parks, #Beaches, #Outdoors

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San Andres Island
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Playa de Spratt Bight ©
Playa de Spratt Bight
Playa de San Luis ©
Playa de San Luis
La Piscinita ©
La Piscinita

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Oceanario and Boats4U. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Iglesia de la Trinidad and Arrecife Boat Rentals. Spend the 7th (Thu) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Templo de Santo Domingo, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Catherine of Alexandria Cathedral, explore the historical opulence of San Felipe de Barajas Castle, and examine the collection at Caribe Jewelry and Emerald Museum.

To see ratings, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Cartagena road trip tool .

The Route module can help you plan travel from San Andres to Cartagena. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in June, and nighttime lows around 30°C. On the 11th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Santa Marta.

Things to do in Cartagena

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Iglesia de la Trinidad ©
Iglesia de la Trinidad
Oceanario ©
Oceanario

4
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.
Take a break from the city and head to El Rodadero and Cristal Beach. Get some historical perspective at Catedral de Santa Marta and Paseo El Camellon. Spend the 15th (Fri) exploring nature at Nabusimake. And it doesn't end there: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, stroll through Parque de Los Novios, admire the masterpieces at Quinta de San Pedro Alejandrino, and enjoy some diversion at Bahia concha Santa Marta Colombia.

To see ratings, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Santa Marta driving holiday planner .

Traveling by car from Cartagena to Santa Marta takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June in Santa Marta, expect temperatures between 39°C during the day and 30°C at night. On the 16th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Bucaramanga.

Things to do in Santa Marta

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Nature

Side Trips

Museo del Oro Tairona - Casa de la Aduana, Scuba & Snorkeling
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Cristal Beach ©
Cristal Beach
El Rodadero ©
El Rodadero
Catedral de Santa Marta ©
Catedral de Santa Marta

1
day
Bucaramanga

Bucaramanga ©
A tour of Bucaramanga may yield little evidence that it dates back as far as 1622.
On the 17th (Sun), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Parque Nacional de Chicamocha.

For where to stay, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Bucaramanga trip itinerary tool .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Santa Marta to Bucaramanga in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In June, Bucaramanga is a bit cooler than Santa Marta - with highs of 30°C and lows of 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Bucaramanga

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Parque Nacional de Chicamocha ©
Parque Nacional de Chicamocha

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