14 days in Colombia, Ecuador & Venezuela Itinerary

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Bogota, Colombia
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Quito, Ecuador
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Guayaquil, Ecuador
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Puerto Ayora, Ecuador
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Cartagena, Colombia
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Medellin, Colombia
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Caracas, Venezuela
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Bogota, Colombia — 1 night

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.
On the 20th (Thu), explore the world behind art at Museo Botero del Banco de la Republica. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Fri): make a trip to Monserrate and then indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Bogota day trip site.

London, UK to Bogota is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. Traveling from London to Bogota, you'll gain 5 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from London in July, things will get a bit cooler in Bogota: highs are around 21°C and lows about 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can fly to Quito.
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Quito, Ecuador — 2 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.
On the 22nd (Sat), admire the masterpieces at La Capilla Del Hombre, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica del Voto Nacional, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fundacion Iglesia de la Compania, and finally admire the striking features of Iglesia y Convento de San Francisco. On the 23rd (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Mitad Del Mundo and then take an in-depth tour of Museo Templo del Sol Pintor Ortega Maila.

For reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Quito holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Bogota to Quito takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Bogota in July, things will get somewhat warmer in Quito: highs are around 26°C and lows about 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Guayaquil.
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Guayaquil, Ecuador — 1 night

Pearl of the Pacific

Hills dotted with colorful houses and waterfront promenades typify Guayaquil, Ecuador's largest city and commercial center.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Mon): take in nature's colorful creations at Parque Seminario and then take in the waterfront at Malecon 2000.

For ratings, maps, photos, and other tourist information, use the Guayaquil day trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Quito to Guayaquil takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, Guayaquil is a bit warmer than Quito - with highs of 34°C and lows of 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Puerto Ayora.
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Puerto Ayora, Ecuador — 4 nights

The largest settlement in the Galapagos, Puerto Ayora offers visitors to the islands an array of facilities and things to do.
Puerto Ayora is known for parks, wildlife, and nature. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: tour the pleasant surroundings at Charles Darwin Research Station, enjoy the sand and surf at Galapagos Beach at Tortuga Bay, view the masterpieces at Samay Latin Art, and explore the striking landscape at Las Grietas.

To see reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Puerto Ayora road trip site.

Do a combination of flight and ferry from Guayaquil to Puerto Ayora in 9 hours. Traveling from Guayaquil in July, you will find days in Puerto Ayora are a bit cooler (31°C), and nights are about the same (25°C). On the 28th (Fri), you'll travel to Cartagena.
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Cartagena, Colombia — 1 night

City of Heroes

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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Sat): contemplate the long history of Walled City of Cartagena, explore the historical opulence of Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Convent of Santa Cruz de la Popa.

To find more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Cartagena holiday website.

Do a combination of bus, ferry, and flight from Puerto Ayora to Cartagena in 12.5 hours. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Puerto Ayora in July; daily highs in Cartagena reach 38°C and lows reach 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) to allow time to fly to Medellin.
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Medellin, Colombia — 1 night

City of the Eternal Spring

Nestled between rising hills in a narrow valley, Medellin serves as an energetic melting pot of people from all socio-economic classes.
On the 30th (Sun), get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

For more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Medellin tour builder website.

You can fly from Cartagena to Medellin in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In July, Medellin is little chillier than Cartagena - with highs of 34°C and lows of 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Caracas.
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Caracas, Venezuela — 3 nights

Heaven's Branch on Earth

Tropical weather, great food, and memorable jungle surroundings seem like all the ingredients Caracas needs to become a must-see destination.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Iglesia de San Francisco and then take an in-depth tour of Casa Natal & Museo Bolivar. On the next day, admire the masterpieces at Museo de Bellas Artes and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Parque Nacional El Avila.

For traveler tips, maps, photos, and tourist information, read Caracas day trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Medellin to Caracas takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. The time zone changes from Colombia Standard Time (COT) to Venezuela Time (VET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) to allow time to fly back home.
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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.
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Ecuador travel guide

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Landmarks · Sacred & Religious Sites · History Museums
With abundant opportunities to discover fascinating World Heritage Sites, a holiday in Ecuador remains among the most culturally enriching travel experiences. Home to the world's highest active volcano, this little country packs a big punch when it comes to tourist activities. Some of the most popular things to do in Ecuador include visits to its astonishingly biodiverse wilderness areas, home to some 1,500 bird species, 840 species of amphibians and reptiles, and nearly 20,000 plant species. Of course, the highlight of many Ecuador vacations is bound to be the Galapagos Islands, made famous by naturalist Charles Darwin. Aside from the stunning nature, Ecuador also boasts many historic cities filled with photogenic colonial-era churches, mansions, and plazas.
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Venezuela travel guide

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Beaches · Landmarks · Gift & Specialty Shops
Land of Grace
A vacation in Venezuela, one of the most biodiverse countries on the planet, can be both affordable and highly rewarding. From snowcapped mountains and vast grassland, to tropical islands and lush rainforests, Venezuela's varied landscapes are a paradise for nature lovers. Whether you're looking to laze on the Caribbean beaches, trek through the verdant jungles, or immerse yourself in the vibrant city culture, a Venezuela holiday offers something for everyone. Admire the world's highest waterfalls, go island hopping, discover tasty local delicacies, and witness the sheer abundance of wildlife and endemic species in Venezuela.
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