32 days in Colombia & Quito Itinerary

32 days in Colombia & Quito Itinerary

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Neiva, Colombia
— 3 nights
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Yaguara, Colombia
— 1 night
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Popayan, Colombia
— 5 nights
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San Agustin, Colombia
— 2 nights
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San Agustin, Colombia
— 2 nights
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Pasto, Colombia
— 4 nights
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Quito, Ecuador
— 14 nights
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Neiva, Colombia

— 3 nights
Neiva is the capital of the Department of Huila. Get a sense of the local culture at Museo Arqueologico Regional del Huila and Iglesia Colonial. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Thermal Spas and Catedral de Neiva. There's still lots to do: catch a live event at Estadio Guillermo Plazas Alcid, ponder the world of politics at Gobernación de Huila, admire the landmark architecture of Edificio Nacional, and don't miss a visit to Diocesi di Neiva.

To find reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Neiva travel planning website.

Bogota to Neiva is an approximately 5.5-hour car ride. In June, Neiva is much hotter than Bogota - with highs of 39°C and lows of 26°C. You'll set off for Yaguara on the 14th (Thu).

Things to do in Neiva

Spas · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Yaguara, Colombia

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Fri): admire the engineering at Dam of Betania and then stroll through Betania Reservoir.

For other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Yaguara travel route app.

You can drive from Neiva to Yaguara in 1.5 hours. June in Yaguara sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Popayan.

Things to do in Yaguara

Parks · Wildlife

Popayan, Colombia

— 5 nights

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.
Visiting Purace National Natural Park and Lago El Bolson will get you outdoors. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Parque Caldas and Torre del Reloj. There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at Museo Arquidiocesano de Arte Religioso, make a trip to Kirche Santo Domingo, examine the collection at Museo de Historia Natural, and pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia de San Francisco.

To find ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Popayan trip builder app.

You can drive from Yaguara to Popayan in 6.5 hours. Traveling from Yaguara in June, you will find days in Popayan are cooler (18°C), and nights are slightly colder (18°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to go by car to San Agustin.

Things to do in Popayan

Parks · Nature · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

San Agustin, Colombia

— 2 nights
San Agustin remains best known for its archaeological sites, which include the World Heritage-listed San Agustin Archaeological Park.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Thu): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Parroquia Nuestra Senora de Lourdes and then pause for some photo ops at El Tablon.

For maps, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read our San Agustin tour builder tool.

You can drive from Popayan to San Agustin in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June in San Agustin, expect temperatures between 18°C during the day and 18°C at night. On the 22nd (Fri), you're off to San Agustin.

Things to do in San Agustin

Historic Sites
Highlights from your trip

San Agustin, Colombia

— 2 nights
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): delve into the distant past at San Agustin Archaeological Park, then explore the activities along Estrecho Del Magdalena, and then pause for some photo ops at La Pelota - Estatuas A Color. Keep things going the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia de San Agustin, then pause for some photo ops at La Chaquira, and then make a trip to Parque Arqueologico Alto de los Idolos.

For maps, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read San Agustin trip planner.

Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to drive to Pasto.

Things to do in San Agustin

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Pasto, Colombia

— 4 nights

Surprise City

Pasto sits in the Andes mountain range at an altitude of 2,527 m (8,290 ft) above sea level.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at La Laguna de la Cocha and Templo de San Felipe. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Las Lajas Sanctuary and Iglesia de Fatima. Next up on the itinerary: get engrossed in the history at Museo del Oro Narino, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral Pasto, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Templo de Cristo Rey, and admire the landmark architecture of Centro historico de Pasto.

To see photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Pasto itinerary planning website.

You can drive from San Agustin to Pasto in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from San Agustin in June since evenings lows in Pasto dip to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Quito.

Things to do in Pasto

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Quito, Ecuador

— 14 nights

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.
Get outdoors at Horseback Riding Tours and Pasochoa Forest Reserve. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Maquipucuna Reserve and Museo Templo del Sol Pintor Ortega Maila. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Quito: Termas de Papallacta (in Papallacta) and Cuicocha (in Cotacachi). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Museo Casa del Alabado, admire the striking features of El Palacio de Gobierno, appreciate the extensive heritage of Quito Old Town, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Fundacion Iglesia de la Compania.

For other places to visit, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, use the Quito travel route site.

You can drive from Pasto to Quito in 6.5 hours. Traveling from Pasto in June, expect Quito to be a bit warmer, temps between 26°C and 17°C. On the 12th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Quito

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Colombia travel guide

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Historic Sites · Landmarks · Specialty Museums
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.