45 days in Colombia Itinerary

45 days in Colombia Itinerary

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45 days in Colombia Itinerary

Start: Caracas
Fly:  7​h 45​min
Suesca
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
San Agustin
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  7​h
Bucaramanga
— 4 nights
+2
Fly + taxi + bus:  5​h
Santa Marta
— 7 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
Cartagena
— 8 nights
Fly + ferry:  7​h 45​min
Providencia Island
— 4 nights
ferry:  3​h 30​min
San Andres Island
— 5 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
Pasto
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h
Leticia
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
Bogota
— 4 nights
Fly:  7​h 15​min
End: Mexico City

3
nights
Suesca

Suesca ©
Suesca is a town and municipality in the Almeidas Province, part of the department of Cundinamarca, Colombia. Start off your visit on the 26th (Mon): Head underground at Mina de Sal de Nemocon, then don't miss a visit to Plaza del Minero, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica del Santo Cristo de Ubate. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at Laguna de Guatavita.

For maps, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Suesca trip planner .

Mexico City, Mexico to Suesca is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Mexico City to Suesca due to the time zone difference. November in Suesca sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 10°C at night. You will leave for San Agustin on the 28th (Wed).

Things to do in Suesca

#Nature, #Parks, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Laguna de Guatavita, Basilica del Santo Cristo de Ubate, Plaza del Minero, Mina de Sal de Nemocon
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Laguna de Guatavita ©
Laguna de Guatavita
Basilica del Santo Cristo de Ubate ©
Plaza del Minero ©
Plaza del Minero

2
nights
San Agustin

San Agustin ©
San Agustin remains best known for its archaeological sites, which include the World Heritage-listed San Agustin Archaeological Park.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Thu): delve into the distant past at San Agustin Archaeological Park and then head outdoors with Estrecho del Magdalena.

To see where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our San Agustin online sightseeing planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Suesca to San Agustin. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in San Agustin when traveling from Suesca in November, with lows around 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can travel to Bucaramanga.

Things to do in San Agustin

#Outdoors, #Historic Sites
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San Agustin Archaeological Park ©
San Agustin Archaeological Park
Estrecho del Magdalena ©
Estrecho del Magdalena

4
nights
Bucaramanga

Bucaramanga ©
A tour of Bucaramanga may yield little evidence that it dates back as far as 1622.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Cathedral of the Holy Family and Divine Child Parish. Explore hidden gems such as Parque Nacional de Chicamocha and Panachi. The adventure continues: pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia San Pio, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica San Juan Bautista, and steep yourself in history at Capilla Nuestra Senora de las Nieves.

To find photos, ratings, maps, and tourist information, use the Bucaramanga trip builder site .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from San Agustin to Bucaramanga takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. When traveling from San Agustin in November, plan for somewhat warmer days in Bucaramanga, with highs around 29°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 21°C. You will leave for Santa Marta on the 4th (Tue).

Things to do in Bucaramanga

#Nature, #Parks, #Historic Sites

Side Trip

Giron
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Parque Nacional de Chicamocha ©
Parque Nacional de Chicamocha
Cathedral of the Holy Family ©
Cathedral of the Holy Family
Iglesia San Pio ©
Iglesia San Pio

7
nights
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Cristal Beach and Catedral de Santa Marta. Popular historic sites such as Paseo El Camellon and Iglesia de San Francisco de Asis are in your itinerary. Change things up with a short trip to Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta in Minca (about 1h 40 min away). Spend the 11th (Tue) exploring nature at Nabusimake. And it doesn't end there: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Parque Nacional Natural Tayrona, take a memorable tour with Tours, kick back and relax at Playa Blanca, and stroll through Playa Grande.

To see more things to do, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Santa Marta tour itinerary planner .

Getting from Bucaramanga to Santa Marta by combination of flight and bus takes about 5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. Traveling from Bucaramanga in December, things will get somewhat warmer in Santa Marta: highs are around 38°C and lows about 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Cartagena.

Things to do in Santa Marta

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Nature

Side Trips

Playa Grande, Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta, Museo del Oro Tairona - Casa de la Aduana
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Cristal Beach ©
Cristal Beach
Parque Nacional Natural Tayrona ©
Parque Nacional Natural Tayrona
Quinta de San Pedro Alejandrino ©
Quinta de San Pedro Alejandrino

8
nights
Cartagena

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.
Popular historic sites such as San Felipe de Barajas Castle and Iglesia de la Trinidad are in your itinerary. Visiting Scuba & Snorkeling and Arrecife Boat Rentals will get you outdoors. Step out of Cartagena with an excursion to Playa Blanca in Isla Baru--about 1h 05 min away. The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Walled City of Cartagena, gain insight at Plaza Santo Domingo, make a trip to Plaza de la Aduana, and learn about all things military at Museo Naval Del Caribe.

For reviews, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read Cartagena travel planning app .

Getting from Santa Marta to Cartagena by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in December, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Providencia Island.

Things to do in Cartagena

#Outdoors, #Tours, #Historic Sites

Side Trip

Playa Blanca
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San Felipe de Barajas Castle ©
San Felipe de Barajas Castle
Walled City of Cartagena ©
Walled City of Cartagena
Iglesia de la Trinidad ©
Iglesia de la Trinidad

4
nights
Providencia Island

Providencia Island ©
Although part of Colombia, the small, isolated Providencia Island retains its Caribbean culture and English-Creole language.
Escape the urban bustle at Crab Cay and Morgan's Head. Explore hidden gems such as Scuba & Snorkeling and McBean Lagoon National Natural Park. There's lots more to do: head outdoors with Almond Bay, enjoy the sea views from Lighthouse Providencia, and make a trip to The Peak Forestry Reserve.

To find reviews, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Providencia Island road trip planning website .

Do a combination of flight and ferry from Cartagena to Providencia Island in 8 hours. In December in Providencia Island, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 29°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to ride a ferry to San Andres Island.

Things to do in Providencia Island

#Nature, #Parks, #Outdoors
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McBean Lagoon National Natural Park ©
Crab Cay ©
Crab Cay
Scuba & Snorkeling

5
nights
San Andres Island

San Andres Island ©
The coral San Andres Island boasts a rich colonial history, exotic beaches, and a laidback, tropical lifestyle.
We've included these beaches for you: Playa de Spratt Bight and Playa de San Luis. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Primera Iglesia Bautista and Island House Museum. Next up on the itinerary: explore the gorgeous colors at Aquanautas, don't miss a visit to Rocky Cay, step off the mainland to explore Johnny Cay, and identify plant and animal life at La Piscinita.

For maps, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our San Andres Island trip itinerary maker app .

You can ride a ferry from Providencia Island to San Andres Island in 3.5 hours. In December in San Andres Island, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 29°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Pasto.

Things to do in San Andres Island

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Wildlife
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Aquanautas ©
Aquanautas
Playa de Spratt Bight ©
Playa de Spratt Bight
Primera Iglesia Bautista ©
Primera Iglesia Bautista

3
nights
Pasto

Pasto ©
Pasto sits in the Andes mountain range at an altitude of 2,527 m (8,290 ft) above sea level.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sat): brush up on your military savvy at Centro Cultural Pandiaco Museo Del Carnaval, see the interesting displays at Casa Museo Taminango, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Las Lajas Sanctuary. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Iglesia La Catedral and then explore the activities along La Laguna de la Cocha.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Pasto trip itinerary builder website .

Traveling by flight from San Andres Island to Pasto takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from San Andres Island in December, with highs in Pasto at 26°C and lows at 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Leticia.

Things to do in Pasto

#Historic Sites, #Nature, #Parks
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Las Lajas Sanctuary ©
Las Lajas Sanctuary
La Laguna de la Cocha ©
La Laguna de la Cocha
Templo de San Felipe ©
Templo de San Felipe

3
nights
Leticia

Leticia ©
Leticia represents a large urban area and one of the best places from which to commence exploring areas along the Amazon.
Step out of the city life by going to Parque Ecologico Mundo Amazonico and Isla de Los Micos. Step off the beaten path and head to Reserva Natural Tanimboca and Catedral de Nuestra Senora de La Paz.

To see photos, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Leticia vacation planner.

Traveling by flight from Pasto to Leticia takes 6 hours. Traveling from Pasto in December, things will get somewhat warmer in Leticia: highs are around 36°C and lows about 26°C. On the 3rd (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Bogota.

Things to do in Leticia

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Nature
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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

4
nights
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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Iglesia de San Francisco and Iglesia Basilica del Senor de Monserrate. Visiting Jardin Botanico de Bogota Jose Celestino Mutis and Bioparque La Reserva will get you outdoors. Take a break from Bogota with a short trip to Parque Natural Chicaque in Chicaque, about 1h 15 min away. There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Teatro Mayor Julio Mario Santodomingo, wander the streets of Zona G Bogota, and stroll through Parque Central Simon Bolivar.

To see photos, maps, and tourist information, read our Bogota travel route builder website .

Fly from Leticia to Bogota in 2.5 hours. While traveling from Leticia, expect little chillier days and much colder nights in Bogota, ranging from highs of 23°C to lows of 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Bogota

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Bioparque La Reserva, Parque Natural Chicaque
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Parque Natural Chicaque ©
Parque Natural Chicaque
Iglesia de San Francisco ©
Iglesia de San Francisco

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