20 days in Colombia & Ecuador Itinerary

20 days in Colombia & Ecuador Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Quito, Ecuador
— 3 nights
2
Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, Ecuador
— 2 nights
3
Puerto Ayora, Ecuador
— 2 nights
4
Puerto Villamil, Ecuador
— 3 nights
5
Quito, Ecuador
— 1 night
6
Bogota, Colombia
— 3 nights
7
Medellin, Colombia
— 2 nights
8
Cartagena, Colombia
— 2 nights

3
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.
Explore Quito's surroundings by going to Cascada de Peguche (in Peguche) and Cuicocha (in Cotacachi). And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica del Voto Nacional, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, take an in-depth tour of Museum of Maria Augusta Urrutia (La Casa Museo Maria Augusta Urrutia), and explore the world behind art at Casa Museo Guayasamin.

To see where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Quito online trip planner.

Riga, Latvia to Quito is an approximately 22-hour flight. Traveling from Riga to Quito, you'll gain 7 hours due to the time zone difference. In August, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can travel to Puerto Baquerizo Moreno.

Things to do in Quito

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trips

Cuicocha, Cascada de Peguche
Highlights from your plan
Intinan Museum ©
Intinan Museum
Cuicocha ©
Cuicocha
Basilica del Voto Nacional ©
Basilica del Voto Nacional

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Thu): learn more about the world around you at Interpretation Center, pause for some photo ops at Estatua de Charles Darwin, and then explore the striking landscape of Cerro Tijeretas. Keep things going the next day: stroll through Galapaguera de Cerro Colorado, thentour the pleasant surroundings at La Loberia, and then make a trip to Dona Pilo.

For maps, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read Puerto Baquerizo Moreno online tour planner.

Traveling by flight from Quito to Puerto Baquerizo Moreno takes 6 hours. Traveling from Quito in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, with lows of °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) to allow time to ride a ferry to Puerto Ayora.

Things to do in Puerto Baquerizo Moreno

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

San Cristobal
Highlights from your plan
Cerro Tijeretas ©
Cerro Tijeretas
Interpretation Center ©
Interpretation Center
Galapaguera de Cerro Colorado ©
Galapaguera de Cerro Colorado

2
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.
On the 8th (Sat), enjoy the sand and surf at Galapagos Beach at Tortuga Bay, thenshop like a local with Galeria Aymara, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Charles Darwin Research Station. On your second day here, make a trip to Santa Cruz Fish Market, take a leisurely stroll along Malecon de Puerto Ayora, thentake in the dramatic natural features at Las Grietas, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at El Chato - Giant Tortoise Reserve.

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

Ride a ferry from Puerto Baquerizo Moreno to Puerto Ayora in 3.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Puerto Ayora are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Puerto Villamil.

Things to do in Puerto Ayora

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

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

3
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: step off the mainland to explore Las Tintoreras, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia Cristo Salvador, find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, and make a trip to The Wall of Tears.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Puerto Villamil using our trip planner.

Traveling by ferry from Puerto Ayora to Puerto Villamil takes 3.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Puerto Ayora to Puerto Villamil. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to travel to Quito.

Things to do in Puerto Villamil

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Las Tintoreras ©
Las Tintoreras
Stand-Up Paddleboarding

1
night
Quito, Ecuador

Quito ©
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Thu): stop by La Mundial Custom Boots, don't miss a visit to Mitad Del Mundo, get engrossed in the history at Museo Templo del Sol Pintor Ortega Maila, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fundacion Iglesia de la Compania, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Quito Old Town.

For where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Quito day trip planning site.

Traveling by flight from Puerto Villamil to Quito takes 6 hours. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Puerto Villamil to Quito due to the time zone difference. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can travel to Bogota.

Things to do in Quito

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Museo Templo del Sol Pintor Ortega Maila ©
Museo Templo del Sol Pintor Ortega Maila
Mitad Del Mundo ©
Mitad Del Mundo
Fundacion Iglesia de la Compania ©
Fundacion Iglesia de la Compania

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bogota: Vivero Crisalide (in Chia) and Catedral de Sal de Zipaquira (in Zipaquira). The adventure continues: examine the collection at Gold Museum (Museo del Oro), indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, pick up a one of a kind souvenir at El Cuchitril Second Hand Shop, and take in the awesome beauty at Monserrate.

To see photos, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Bogota trip planner.

You can fly from Quito to Bogota in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In August, Bogota is a bit cooler than Quito - with highs of °C and lows of °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can travel to Medellin.

Things to do in Bogota

Museums Classes Historic Sites

Side Trips

Vivero Crisalide, Catedral de Sal de 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

2
nights
Medellin, Colombia

Nestled between rising hills in a narrow valley, Medellin serves as an energetic melting pot of people from all socio-economic classes.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Mon): have fun at Parque Lleras, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and then steep yourself in history at Pueblito Paisa. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Plaza Botero, thenget up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Parque Explora, and then glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Medellin trip planner.

Getting from Bogota to Medellin by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Bogota in August, with highs in Medellin at °C and lows at °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to travel to Cartagena.

Things to do in Medellin

Tours Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Parasailing & Paragliding
Walking tours
Parque Explora ©
Parque Explora

2
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.
On the 19th (Wed), contemplate the long history of Walled City of Cartagena, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sanctuary of Saint Peter Claver, thenget engrossed in the history at Museo del Oro Zenu, and finally admire the striking features of Las Bovedas. On the 20th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Convent of Santa Cruz de la Popa, step into the grandiose world of Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas, and then gain insight at Plaza Santo Domingo.

To see maps, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Cartagena trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by flight from Medellin to Cartagena takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, Cartagena is somewhat warmer than Medellin - with highs of °C and lows of °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cartagena

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas ©
Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas
Walled City of Cartagena ©
Walled City of Cartagena
Plaza Santo Domingo ©
Plaza Santo Domingo

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