19 days in Colombia & Quito Itinerary

19 days in Colombia & Quito Itinerary

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Taxi to Guayaquil, Fly to Bogota
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Bogota, Colombia
— 7 nights
Fly
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Popayan, Colombia
— 2 nights
Drive
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San Agustin, Colombia
— 1 night
Drive
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Pasto, Colombia
— 1 night
Drive
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Quito, Ecuador
— 5 nights
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Bogota, Colombia

Athens of South America

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Monserrate and Parque Natural Chicaque. You'll explore and learn at Gold Museum (Museo del Oro) and Museo Indigena Guatavita. Venture out of the city with trips to Laguna de Guatavita (in Tierra Negra) and Catedral de Sal de Zipaquira (in Zipaquira). And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at Museo Botero del Banco de la Republica, pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia de San Francisco, get in on the family fun at Parque Mundo Aventura, and look for all kinds of wild species at Jardin Botanico de Bogota Jose Celestino Mutis.

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Cuenca, Ecuador to Bogota is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of taxi and flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Cuenca in October, with highs in Bogota at 22°C and lows at 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Popayan.

Things to do in Bogota

Parks · Museums · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trips

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Popayan, Colombia

White City

Popayan vacations hold plenty of appeal for international and domestic visitors, as the city represent one of the most entertaining and culturally enriching urban centers on the continent.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Mon): explore the striking landscape of Purace National Natural Park. Keep things going the next day: admire the landmark architecture of Panteon de los Proceres, make a trip to Puente del Humilladero, then don't miss a visit to Parque Caldas, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia de San Francisco, and finally don't miss a visit to Torre del Reloj.

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You can fly from Bogota to Popayan in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or drive. Traveling from Bogota in November, expect much warmer with lows of 25°C in Popayan. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can go by car to San Agustin.

Things to do in Popayan

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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San Agustin, Colombia

San Agustin remains best known for its archaeological sites, which include the World Heritage-listed San Agustin Archaeological Park.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Wed): explore the ancient world of San Agustin Archaeological Park, then explore the activities along Estrecho Del Magdalena, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Parroquia Nuestra Senora de Lourdes.

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You can drive from Popayan to San Agustin in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. November in San Agustin sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 25°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can drive to Pasto.

Things to do in San Agustin

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

1
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Pasto, Colombia

Surprise City

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 8th (Thu): explore the activities along La Laguna de la Cocha, pause for some serene contemplation at Capilla Nuestra Senora de Lourdes, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral Pasto. On your second day here, brush up on your military savvy at Centro Cultural Pandiaco Museo Del Carnaval, enjoy some diversion at Estadio Departamental Libertad, and then admire the striking features of Las Lajas Sanctuary.

To find photos, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, go to the Pasto online holiday planner.

Drive from San Agustin to Pasto in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from San Agustin in November: highs in Pasto hover around 19°C, while lows dip to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can travel to Quito.

Things to do in Pasto

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Fun & Games

Side Trip

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Quito, Ecuador

Light of America

High in the Andean foothills, Quito remains one of the world's most photogenic capital cities, featuring two dramatic mountain ranges as its backdrop.
Step out of the city life by going to Cotopaxi National Park and Pichincha. Get some cultural insight at Museo Templo del Sol Pintor Ortega Maila and Basilica del Voto Nacional. Step out of Quito with an excursion to Termas de Papallacta in Papallacta--about 1h 20 min away. Next up on the itinerary: admire the striking features of Fundacion Iglesia de la Compania, don't miss a visit to Mitad Del Mundo, get to know the fascinating history of Quito Old Town, and admire the masterpieces at La Capilla Del Hombre.

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You can drive from Pasto to Quito in 8.5 hours. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Pasto in November; daily highs in Quito reach 26°C and lows reach 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Quito

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Colombia travel guide

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Historic Sites · Specialty Museums · Landmarks
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.