22 days in Colombia Itinerary

22 days in Colombia Itinerary

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22 days in Colombia Itinerary

Start: Brussels
+3
Train + Fly + Taxi + Bus:  17​h 30​min
1
Santa Marta
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
2
Leticia
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + Taxi + Bus:  6​h 15​min
3
Zipaquira
— 2 nights
+2
Bus + Taxi + Fly:  7​h
4
San Agustin
— 1 day
+5
Bus + Taxi + Fly + Bus + Foot + Ferry:  11​h 15​min
5
Providencia Island
— 2 nights
Ferry:  3​h 30​min
6
San Andres Island
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
7
Cartagena
— 4 nights
Fly + Train:  14​h 30​min
End: Brussels

2
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Cristal Beach and Scuba & Snorkeling. Get a sense of the local culture at Catedral de Santa Marta and Museo del Oro Tairona - Casa de la Aduana. There's lots more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia San Jeronimo, stroll through Parque de Los Novios, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Mundo Marino, and admire the masterpieces at Quinta de San Pedro Alejandrino.

To see photos, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Santa Marta trip builder app .

Brussels, Belgium to Santa Marta is an approximately 17.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also fly; or do a combination of train, flight, and bus. You'll gain 6 hours traveling from Brussels to Santa Marta due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Brussels in August, things will get warmer in Santa Marta: highs are around 39°C and lows about 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to travel to Leticia.

Things to do in Santa Marta

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Scuba & Snorkeling
Highlights from your plan
Cristal Beach ©
Cristal Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling

2
nights
Leticia

Leticia ©
Leticia represents a large urban area and one of the best places from which to commence exploring areas along the Amazon.
Get a sense of the local culture at Catedral de Nuestra Senora de La Paz and Museo Etnografico. Step out of the city life by going to Parque Ecologico Mundo Amazonico and Isla de Los Micos. There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Reserva Natural Tanimboca and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Bioparque Etuena.

For ratings, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Leticia tour itinerary planner.

You can fly from Santa Marta to Leticia in 6.5 hours. Traveling from Santa Marta in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Leticia, with lows of 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to travel to Zipaquira.

Things to do in Leticia

Parks Wildlife Nature
Highlights from your plan
Parque Ecologico Mundo Amazonico ©
Parque Ecologico Mundo Amazonico
Reserva Natural Tanimboca ©
Reserva Natural Tanimboca
Isla de Los Micos ©
Isla de Los Micos

2
nights
Zipaquira

Zipaquira ©
A tour of Zipaquira, the salt-mining capital of Colombia, remains one of the best day-trip ideas from Bogota.
Basilica del Santo Cristo de Ubate and Iglesia de Nuestra Senora de los Dolores are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Catedral Diocesana and Parque Jaime Duque. Take a break from Zipaquira with a short trip to Laguna de Guatavita in Tierra Negra, about 1h 25 min away. It doesn't end there: pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de Sal.

For traveler tips, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Zipaquira online road trip planner .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Leticia to Zipaquira in 6.5 hours. Traveling from Leticia in August, expect nights in Zipaquira to be slightly colder, around 17°C, while days are much colder, around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to travel to San Agustin.

Things to do in Zipaquira

Theme Parks Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Basilica del Santo Cristo de Ubate, Parque Jaime Duque, Laguna de Guatavita
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Catedral Diocesana ©
Catedral Diocesana
Basilica del Santo Cristo de Ubate ©

1
day
San Agustin

San Agustin ©
San Agustin remains best known for its archaeological sites, which include the World Heritage-listed San Agustin Archaeological Park.
On the 2nd (Sun), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia de San Agustin, identify plant and animal life at El Salto del Mortino, explore the ancient world of San Agustin Archaeological Park, pause for some serene contemplation at Parroquia Nuestra Senora de Lourdes, then delve into the distant past at El Purutal, and finally pause for some photo ops at La Pelota - Estatuas A Color.

To find reviews, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the San Agustin planner .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Zipaquira to San Agustin takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi. In September in San Agustin, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 27°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to travel to Providencia Island.

Things to do in San Agustin

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

El Salto del Mortino
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San Agustin Archaeological Park ©
San Agustin Archaeological Park
Parroquia Nuestra Senora de Lourdes ©
El Purutal ©
El Purutal

2
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 McBean Lagoon National Natural Park. Explore hidden gems such as Scuba & Snorkeling and Lighthouse Providencia. There's more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Morgan's Head.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Providencia Island trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

You can do a combination of bus, flight, and ferry from San Agustin to Providencia Island in 11.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi, flight, and ferry. Traveling from San Agustin in September, you will find days in Providencia Island are a bit warmer (36°C), and nights are about the same (30°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to ride a ferry to San Andres Island.

Things to do in Providencia Island

Parks Nature Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Crab Cay-Cayo Cangrejo ©
Crab Cay-Cayo Cangrejo
Scuba & Snorkeling
McBean Lagoon National Natural Park ©

3
nights
San Andres Island

San Andres Island ©
The coral San Andres Island boasts a rich colonial history, exotic beaches, and a laidback, tropical lifestyle.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Primera Iglesia Bautista and Island House Museum. Step off the beaten path and head to Aquanautas and West View. And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Playa de Spratt Bight, take in nature's colorful creations at Hill Botanical Gardens San Andrés, and stroll through Bahia del Cove.

To see traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our San Andres Island trip itinerary builder .

Getting from Providencia Island to San Andres Island by ferry takes about 3.5 hours. September in San Andres Island sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 30°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to travel to Cartagena.

Things to do in San Andres Island

Parks Outdoors Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Playa de Spratt Bight ©
Playa de Spratt Bight
Aquanautas ©
Aquanautas
Primera Iglesia Bautista ©
Primera Iglesia Bautista

4
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.
Visit Iglesia de la Trinidad and Templo de Santo Domingo for their historical value. Get in touch with nature at Aviario Nacional de Colombia and Oceanario. There's much more to do: make a trip to Plaza de la Aduana, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sanctuary of Saint Peter Claver, pause for some photo ops at Monumento a Los Zapatos Viejos, and admire the landmark architecture of St. Catherine of Alexandria Cathedral.

For ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Cartagena online itinerary maker .

Fly from San Andres Island to Cartagena in 3.5 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cartagena

Parks Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Oceanario, Aviario Nacional de Colombia
Highlights from your plan
Templo de Santo Domingo ©
Templo de Santo Domingo
Aviario Nacional de Colombia ©
Aviario Nacional de Colombia
Iglesia de la Trinidad ©
Iglesia de la Trinidad

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