26 days in Colombia Itinerary

26 days in Colombia Itinerary

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Fly to El Dorado International Airport, Drive to Suesca
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Suesca
— 2 nights
Drive
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Bogota
— 5 nights
Fly
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Leticia
— 1 night
Fly to El Dorado International Airport, Drive to Neiva
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Neiva
— 1 night
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Drive to El Dorado International Airport, Fly to Gustavo Rojas Pinilla International Airport, Drive to San Andres
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San Andres, San Andres Island
— 4 nights
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Isla Baru
— 1 night
Ferry
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Cartagena
— 4 nights
Drive
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Santa Marta
— 4 nights
Fly
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Medellin
— 2 nights
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Suesca — 2 nights

Suesca is a town and municipality in the Almeidas Province, part of the department of Cundinamarca, Colombia. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sun): Head underground at Mina de Sal de Nemocon and then kick back and relax at Laguna de Guatavita. Here are some ideas for day two: get outside with Suesca Outdoor Experience.

For where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Suesca trip itinerary maker.

London, UK to Suesca is an approximately 16.5-hour combination of flight and car. You'll gain 5 hours traveling from London to Suesca due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from London in June: highs in Suesca hover around 18°C, while lows dip to 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can drive to Bogota.
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Bogota — 5 nights

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 Catedral de Sal de Zipaquira and Iglesia Basilica del Senor de Monserrate. You'll explore and learn at Museo Botero del Banco de la Republica and Barrio La Candelaria. Step out of Bogota with an excursion to Centro Comercial Cento Chia in Chia--about 40 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: wander the streets of Parque 93, buy something for everyone on your list at Centro Comercial Santafe, take in the awesome beauty at Monserrate, and pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia El lugar de Su Presencia.

For ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Bogota travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Suesca to Bogota takes 1.5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can catch the flight to Leticia.
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Leticia — 1 night

Leticia represents a large urban area and one of the best places from which to commence exploring areas along the Amazon.
On the 8th (Sun), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de Nuestra Senora de La Paz.

To find more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, use the Leticia day trip site.

You can fly from Bogota to Leticia in 3.5 hours. Traveling from Bogota in July, things will get warmer in Leticia: highs are around 36°C and lows about 25°C. You will have some time to spend on the 8th (Sun) before leaving for Neiva.
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Neiva — 1 night

Neiva is the capital of the Department of Huila. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Mon): pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia Colonial.

To see where to stay, photos, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Neiva day trip website.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Leticia to Neiva. When traveling from Leticia in July, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Neiva: temperatures range from 39°C by day to 27°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 9th (Mon) before leaving for San Andres.
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San Andres, San Andres Island — 4 nights

If you're looking for sunshine, clear waters, and tropical warmth, a San Andres vacation could be just what the doctor ordered.
Primera Iglesia Bautista Hispana and Parque Tematico El Pueblito Isleno San Andres are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Playa de San Luis and Playa de Spratt Bight. There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at La Piscinita, step off the mainland to explore Johnny Cay, get a new perspective on things with Aquanautas, and explore the striking landscape at Hoyo Soplador.

To see ratings, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our San Andres online trip itinerary maker.

Explore your travel options from Neiva to San Andres with the Route module. When traveling from Neiva in July, plan for a bit cooler days in San Andres, with highs around 35°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to travel to Isla Baru.
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Isla Baru — 1 night

Lying south of Cartagena, Isla Baru was connected to the mainland until the construction of the Canal del Dique.
On the 13th (Fri), tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Blanca.

To find where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Isla Baru trip builder website.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from San Andres to Isla Baru. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to catch the ferry to Cartagena.
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Cartagena — 4 nights

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.
Head to Caribe Plaza Centro Comercial and Mall Plaza El Castillofor plenty of shopping. Get some cultural insight at Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas and Convent of Santa Cruz de la Popa. When in Cartagena, make a side trip to see Playa de Punta Arena in Isla Tierra Bomba, approximately Isla Tierra Bomba 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, don't miss a visit to Torre del Reloj, and relax and rejuvenate at Volcan de Lodo El Totumo (Mud Volcano).

To find out how to plan a trip to Cartagena, use our trip itinerary maker.

Ride a ferry from Isla Baru to Cartagena in 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in July, and nighttime lows around 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can go by car to Santa Marta.
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Santa Marta — 4 nights

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. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Playa Cristal and Playa Grande. Change things up with a short trip to Parque Nacional Natural Tayrona in Tayrona National Park (about 1h 10 min away). There's much more to do: get outside with Outdoor Activities, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Marine World Aquarium, make a trip to Paseo El Camellon, and enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Blanca.

To see maps, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Santa Marta trip itinerary planning site.

Traveling by car from Cartagena to Santa Marta takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in July, and nighttime lows around 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to fly to Medellin.
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Medellin — 2 nights

Nestled between rising hills in a narrow valley, Medellin serves as an energetic melting pot of people from all socio-economic classes.
Popular historic sites such as Pueblito Paisa and Templo Parroquial Jesus Nazareno are in your itinerary. Take a break from the city and head to Mariposario Selva Viva and Cerro El Volador. And it doesn't end there: take in the local highlights with Walking tours, buy something for everyone on your list at Centro Comercial Santafé, and look for gifts at Centro Comercial Oviedo.

To find maps, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, use the Medellin sightseeing planning app.

You can fly from Santa Marta to Medellin in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Santa Marta in July; daily highs in Medellin reach 34°C and lows reach 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight back home.
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Colombia travel guide

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Diverse in terms of landscapes, climates, and cultures, Colombia remains one of South America's least explored tourist destinations, overshadowed by its more popular southern neighbors. Combining the best of what the continent has to offer, a vacation in Colombia allows you to blend outdoor adventures with tours of picture-perfect cobblestoned towns dating back to the colonial era. Tourists on a Colombia holiday can easily hop from sun-kissed coastal spots to the hilly coffee-growing region, where thriving plantations quickly give way to a landscape of snow-covered volcanic peaks and the paramo--alpine ecosystems sheltering some of the rarest plants growing above the continuous forest line.
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