41 days in Colombia, Canary Islands & Estado de Mexico Itinerary

41 days in Colombia, Canary Islands & Estado de Mexico Itinerary

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41 days in Colombia, Canary Islands & Estado de Mexico Itinerary

Medellin, Colombia
Fly:  2​h 30​min
San Andres Island, Colombia
— 3 nights
Fly:  1​h 45​min
Cartagena, Colombia
— 5 nights
Fly:  2​h
Bogota, Colombia
— 6 nights
Fly + bus:  21​h 45​min
Lanzarote, Spain
— 5 nights
taxi + ferry:  1​h 15​min
Corralejo, Spain
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
Adeje, Spain
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h
Maspalomas, Spain
— 6 nights
Fly:  23​h
San Juan Teotihuacan, Mexico
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 45​min
Huixquilucan, Mexico
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
Toluca, Mexico
— 2 nights
Fly:  10​h 45​min
Medellin, Colombia
— 4 nights
Medellin, Colombia

4
days
San Andres Island, Colombia

San Andres Island ©
The coral San Andres Island boasts a rich colonial history, exotic beaches, and a laidback, tropical lifestyle.
San Andres Island is known for nature, wildlife, beaches, adventure, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: head off the coast to Johnny Cay, identify plant and animal life at La Piscinita, make a trip to Blow Hole, and kick back and relax at Playa de Spratt Bight.

To see maps, photos, and tourist information, go to the San Andres Island online travel planner .

Medellin to San Andres Island is an approximately 2.5-hour flight. Traveling from Medellin in January, San Andres Island is a bit warmer at night with lows of 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to travel to Cartagena.

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Johnny Cay ©
Johnny Cay
Playa de San Luis ©
Playa de San Luis
Playa de Spratt Bight ©
Playa de Spratt Bight

5
days
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.
When in Cartagena, make a side trip to see Playa Blanca in Isla Baru, approximately 1h 05 min away. Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Walled City of Cartagena, pause for some serene contemplation at Sanctuary of Saint Peter Claver, deepen your understanding at Plaza Santo Domingo, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Convento La Popa de la Galera.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read Cartagena trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from San Andres Island to Cartagena takes 2 hours. January in Cartagena sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to travel to Bogota.

Things to do in Cartagena

#Outdoors, #Historic Sites, #Tours

Side Trip

Playa Blanca
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Boats4U ©
Boats4U
Walled City of Cartagena ©
Walled City of Cartagena
San Felipe de Barajas Castle ©
San Felipe de Barajas Castle

5
days
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Capillas de Siecha (in Guasca), Zipaquira (Plaza del Minero & Catedral de Sal) and Laguna de Guatavita (in Tierra Negra). And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Gold Museum (Museo del Oro), get a taste of the local shopping with Parque 93, steep yourself in history at Bolivar plaza, and admire the masterpieces at Museo Botero del Banco de la Republica.

For maps, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Bogota trip planning site .

You can fly from Cartagena to Bogota in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In January, Bogota is cooler than Cartagena - with highs of 23°C and lows of 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) early enough to travel to Lanzarote.

Things to do in Bogota

#Parks, #Shopping, #Nature

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

5
days
Lanzarote, Spain

Lanzarote ©
Today, the entire island is a World Biosphere Reserve, with over 500 different kinds of plants, 17 of which are endemic.
Lanzarote is known for nature, beaches, nightlife, adventure, and theme parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape of Timanfaya National Park, get in on the family fun at Rancho Texas Lanzarote Park, take in the waterfront activity at Puerto deportivo Marina Rubicon, and get your game on at Go Karting San Bartolome.

To see maps, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, use the Lanzarote online journey planner .

Explore your travel options from Bogota to Lanzarote with the Route module. The time zone difference when traveling from Bogota to Lanzarote is 5 hours. Traveling from Bogota in February, expect a bit warmer with lows of 16°C in Lanzarote. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can travel to Corralejo.

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Timanfaya National Park ©
Timanfaya National Park
Puerto deportivo Marina Rubicon ©
Puerto deportivo Marina Rubicon
Rancho Texas Lanzarote Park ©
Rancho Texas Lanzarote Park

2
days
Corralejo, Spain

Corralejo ©
Surrounded by a series of white sand dunes, Corralejo is tiny enough to explore on foot or bicycle.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Thu): stroll through El Cotillo Beach & Lagoons and then discover the deep blue sea with FuerteCharter. Here are some ideas for day two: look for gifts at komodo and then identify plant and animal life at Parque Natural de Corralejo.

To find maps, reviews, photos, and tourist information, go to the Corralejo trip itinerary website .

You can do a combination of taxi and ferry from Lanzarote to Corralejo in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. February in Corralejo sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to travel to Adeje.

Things to do in Corralejo

#Wildlife, #Outdoors, #Parks

Side Trip

El Cotillo Beach & Lagoons
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FuerteCharter ©
FuerteCharter
Parque Natural de Corralejo ©
Parque Natural de Corralejo
El Cotillo Beach & Lagoons ©
El Cotillo Beach & Lagoons

5
days
Adeje, Spain

Adeje ©
Straddling the foothills of the Teide volcano and Tenerife’s southern shores, Adeje is known for its beautiful island architecture and a backdrop of green, mountainous scenery.
Get out of town with these interesting Adeje side-trips: Puerto de la Cruz (Loro Parque & Museo Arqueologico Puerto de la Cruz) and ARTlandya (in Icod de los Vinos). Plan for a day of cool, family-friendly fun on the 11th (Sun) at Siam Park. Spend the 14th (Wed) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's lots more to do: get impressive views of Teide National Park, tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Del Duque, and choose your vessel at Canary Charter Yacht Club.

To see photos, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Adeje trip itinerary builder app .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Corralejo to Adeje in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of car and ferry. In February, daytime highs in Adeje are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Maspalomas.

Things to do in Adeje

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Tours

Side Trips

Tenerife, Puerto de la Cruz, ARTlandya
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Loro Parque ©
Loro Parque
Teide National Park ©
Teide National Park
Siam Park ©
Siam Park

5
days
Maspalomas, Spain

Maspalomas ©
Fondly referred to as “El Sur” by the locals, Maspalomas serves as a hub of entertainment and beach activity on Gran Canary Island.
Explore Maspalomas' surroundings by going to Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (Playa de Las Canteras, Casa del Perfume Canario, & more). There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Playa de Maspalomas, take in the awesome beauty at Pico de las Nieves, visit a coastal fixture at Maspalomas Lighthouse, and stroll through Playa de Amadores.

For ratings, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Maspalomas road trip planner .

Fly from Adeje to Maspalomas in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and flight. In February, daily temperatures in Maspalomas can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to travel to San Juan Teotihuacan.

Things to do in Maspalomas

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trips

Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Gran Canaria, Playa de Amadores, Playa de Mogan, TENNIS ISLAND
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Playa de Las Canteras ©
Playa de Las Canteras
Playa de Maspalomas ©
Playa de Maspalomas
Playa de Mogan ©
Playa de Mogan

few
hours
San Juan Teotihuacan, Mexico

San Juan Teotihuacan ©
Home to perhaps the most impressive of Mexico's archaeological sites, San Juan Teotihuacan provides easy access to the World Heritage-listed "City of Gods," the largest pre-Columbian urban center in the Americas.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Wed): take an in-depth tour of Teotihuacan Museum, then explore the ancient world of Zona Arqueologica Teotihuacan, and then look for gifts at Comercializadora Artesanal Teotihuacan.

For more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the San Juan Teotihuacan trip planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Maspalomas to San Juan Teotihuacan. The time zone difference when traveling from Maspalomas to San Juan Teotihuacan is minus 5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Huixquilucan.

Things to do in San Juan Teotihuacan

#Historic Sites, #Shopping, #Museums

Side Trip

Teotihuacan Museum
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Zona Arqueologica Teotihuacan ©
Zona Arqueologica Teotihuacan
Teotihuacan Museum ©
Teotihuacan Museum

1
day
Huixquilucan, Mexico

Huixquilucan ©
Huixquilucan Municipality is one of the municipalities in State of Mexico, Mexico. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): get your game on at Jump-in and then look for all kinds of wild species at Monarch Butterfly Biosphere Reserve.

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Traveling by car from San Juan Teotihuacan to Huixquilucan takes 1.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is minus 1 hour. February in Huixquilucan sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Toluca.

Things to do in Huixquilucan

#Wildlife, #Parks, #Fun & Games

Side Trip

Monarch Butterfly Biosphere Reserve
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Jump-in ©
Jump-in

1
day
Toluca, Mexico

Toluca ©
Toluca, officially called Toluca de Lerdo, is the state capital of State of Mexico as well as the seat of the Municipality of Toluca. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de Toluca, then take in nature's colorful creations at Cosmovitral Jardin Botanico, then buy something for everyone on your list at Plaza de la Tecnologia, and finally indulge your taste buds at La Vaquita Negra Del Portal.

To see maps, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Toluca road trip site .

You can drive from Huixquilucan to Toluca in an hour. Traveling from Huixquilucan in February, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Toluca, with lows of 2°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can travel to Medellin.

Things to do in Toluca

#Parks, #Historic Sites, #Shopping
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Cosmovitral Jardin Botanico ©
Cosmovitral Jardin Botanico
Catedral de Toluca ©
Catedral de Toluca
La Vaquita Negra Del Portal ©
La Vaquita Negra Del Portal

4
days
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.
Take a break from Medellin with a short trip to Piedra del Penol in Guatape, about 1h 50 min away. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the waterfront views at Laguna de Guatape, tour the pleasant surroundings at Bare Foot Park (Parque de los Pies Descalzos), take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and meet the residents at Parque Explora.

To find ratings, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Medellin road trip planning app .

Explore your travel options from Toluca to Medellin with the Route module. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Colombia Time (COT) is 1 hour. Traveling from Toluca in February, you will find days in Medellin are somewhat warmer (32°C), and nights are much warmer (20°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Medellin

#Parks, #Nature, #Tours

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Piedra del Penol
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Piedra del Penol ©
Piedra del Penol
Laguna de Guatape ©
Laguna de Guatape
Walking tours

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