32 days in Colombia & Ecuador Itinerary

32 days in Colombia & Ecuador Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Cartagena, Colombia
— 3 nights
2
Tayrona National Park, Colombia
— 1 night
3
San Andres Island, Colombia
— 4 nights
4
Quito, Ecuador
— 4 nights
5
Cuenca, Ecuador
— 1 night
6
Puerto Villamil, Ecuador
— 5 nights
7
Floreana, Ecuador
— 1 night
8
Puerto Ayora, Ecuador
— 4 nights
9
Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, Ecuador
— 4 nights
10
Bogota, Colombia
— 3 nights

3
nights
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.
Cartagena is known for historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas, contemplate the long history of Plaza Santo Domingo, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Oceanario.

For other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read our Cartagena trip website.

Valletta, Malta to Cartagena is an approximately 22-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Colombia Standard Time is minus 6 hours. In January, Cartagena is warmer than Valletta - with highs of °C and lows of °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) so you can go by car to Tayrona National Park.

Things to do in Cartagena

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

Oceanario
Highlights from your plan
Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas ©
Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas
Walled City of Cartagena ©
Walled City of Cartagena
Boat Tours & Water Sports

1
night
Tayrona National Park, Colombia

Tayrona National Park ©
On the 1st (Mon), explore the striking landscape of Parque Nacional Natural Tayrona.

To find ratings, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, use the Tayrona National Park trip itinerary builder website.

You can drive from Cartagena to Tayrona National Park in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in January, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can travel to San Andres Island.

Things to do in Tayrona National Park

Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Parque Nacional Natural Tayrona ©
Parque Nacional Natural Tayrona

4
nights
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, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: head off the coast to Johnny Cay, look for all kinds of wild species at Cayo El Acuario, enjoy the sand and surf at Playa de Spratt Bight, and stroll through Playa de San Luis.

To see photos, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the San Andres Island online tour planner.

Fly from Tayrona National Park to San Andres Island in 6.5 hours. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Tayrona National Park in February: highs in San Andres Island hover around °C, while lows dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Quito.

Things to do in San Andres Island

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Johnny Cay ©
Johnny Cay
La Piscinita ©
La Piscinita
Hoyo Soplador ©
Hoyo Soplador

4
nights
Quito, Ecuador

Quito ©
High in the Andean foothills, Quito remains one of the world's most photogenic capital cities, featuring two dramatic mountain ranges as its backdrop.
Quito is known for museums, historic sites, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the spiritual surroundings of Fundacion Iglesia de la Compania, explore the world behind art at Casa Museo Guayasamin, admire the striking features of Basilica del Voto Nacional, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia y Convento de San Francisco.

To see where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Quito trip itinerary planning tool.

Fly from San Andres Island to Quito in 8.5 hours. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from San Andres Island in February, with highs in Quito at °C and lows at °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Cuenca.

Things to do in Quito

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trip

Pichincha
Highlights from your plan
Museo Templo del Sol Pintor Ortega Maila ©
Fundacion Iglesia de la Compania ©
Fundacion Iglesia de la Compania
Iglesia y Convento de San Francisco ©
Iglesia y Convento de San Francisco

1
night
Cuenca, Ecuador

Cuenca ©
Packed with impressive colonial architecture and a historic town center, Cuenca stands as perhaps the most charming city in the nation.
On the 10th (Wed), steep yourself in history at Museo Catedral Vieja, admire the striking features of Inmaculada Concepción Cathedral, steep yourself in history at Plaza de las flores, explore the striking landscape of El Cajas National Park, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia de Todos Santos, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Homero Ortega.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Cuenca online tour builder.

You can fly from Quito to Cuenca in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In February, daytime highs in Cuenca are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to travel to Puerto Villamil.

Things to do in Cuenca

Museums Historic Sites Nature
Highlights from your plan
El Museo de Las Conceptas ©
El Museo de Las Conceptas
El Cajas National Park ©
El Cajas National Park
Inmaculada Concepción Cathedral ©
Inmaculada Concepción Cathedral

5
nights
Puerto Villamil, Ecuador

Puerto Villamil ©
Located in the southeast of Isla Isabela, Puerto Villamil is home to the majority of the island's 2,200 inhabitants.
Puerto Villamil is known for nature, parks, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stop by Los Tuneles, enjoy the sand and surf at El Faro, head off the coast to Turtle Island, and glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read our Puerto Villamil road trip website.

Getting from Cuenca to Puerto Villamil by flight takes about 6.5 hours. The time zone changes from Ecuador Time (ECT) to Galapagos Time (GALT), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Floreana.

Things to do in Puerto Villamil

Parks Outdoors Nature
Highlights from your plan
Concha de Perla ©
Concha de Perla
Stand-Up Paddleboarding
The Wall of Tears ©
The Wall of Tears

1
night
Floreana, Ecuador

Floreana ©
Start off your visit on the 16th (Tue): take in the dramatic natural features at Devil's Crown, thenget to know the resident critters at Asilo de la Paz, thendon't miss a visit to Post Office Bay, and finally stroll through Cormorant Point.

Make your Floreana itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Puerto Villamil to Floreana. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Puerto Villamil to Floreana due to the time zone difference. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to travel to Puerto Ayora.

Things to do in Floreana

Parks Nature Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Devil's Crown ©
Devil's Crown
Post Office Bay ©
Post Office Bay

4
nights
Puerto Ayora, Ecuador

Puerto Ayora ©
The largest settlement in the Galapagos, Puerto Ayora offers visitors to the islands an array of facilities and things to do.
Puerto Ayora is known for parks, nature, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll through Charles Darwin Research Station, view the masterpieces at Galeria Aymara, take a leisurely stroll along Malecon de Puerto Ayora, and enjoy the sand and surf at Galapagos Beach at Tortuga Bay.

Plan a Puerto Ayora trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Floreana to Puerto Ayora. February in Puerto Ayora sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to ride a ferry to Puerto Baquerizo Moreno.

Things to do in Puerto Ayora

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Santa Cruz
Highlights from your plan
Charles Darwin Research Station ©
Charles Darwin Research Station
El Chato - Giant Tortoise Reserve ©
El Chato - Giant Tortoise Reserve
Galapagos Beach at Tortuga Bay ©
Galapagos Beach at Tortuga Bay

4
nights
Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, Ecuador

Puerto Baquerizo Moreno ©
The capital of the Galapagos Islands, Puerto Baquerizo Moreno is located on easternmost island of the archipelago, San Cristobal.
Puerto Baquerizo Moreno is known for wildlife, museums, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: learn more about the world around you at Interpretation Center, head outdoors with Cerro Tijeretas, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral Inmaculada Concepcion, and stroll through La Loberia.

To find maps, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Puerto Baquerizo Moreno tour planning tool.

Traveling by ferry from Puerto Ayora to Puerto Baquerizo Moreno takes 3.5 hours. In February in Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Wed) to allow time for travel to Bogota.

Things to do in Puerto Baquerizo Moreno

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

San Cristobal
Highlights from your plan
La Loberia ©
La Loberia
Interpretation Center ©
Interpretation Center
Puerto Chino Beach ©
Puerto Chino Beach

3
nights
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Bogota side-trips: Zipaquira (Museo Arqueologico de Zipaquira, Catedral de Sal de Zipaquira, &more). The adventure continues: examine the collection at Gold Museum (Museo del Oro), look for gifts at Vitrina Guayca, stroll through Monserrate, and steep yourself in history at Bolivar Square.

For ratings, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Bogota sightseeing planning tool.

Explore your travel options from Puerto Baquerizo Moreno to Bogota with the Route module. While traveling from Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, expect little chillier days and colder nights in Bogota, ranging from highs of °C to lows of °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Bogota

Museums Historic Sites Tours

Side Trip

Zipaquira
Highlights from your plan
Gold Museum (Museo del Oro) ©
Gold Museum (Museo del Oro)
Museo Botero del Banco de la Republica ©
Museo Botero del Banco de la Republica
Monserrate ©
Monserrate

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