36 days in Colombia, Ecuador & Amsterdam Itinerary

36 days in Colombia, Ecuador & Amsterdam Itinerary

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Start: London, United Kingdom
Fly:  16 h 45 min
1
Cartagena, Colombia
— 1 night
Fly:  3 h 15 min
2
San Andres Island, Colombia
— 4 nights
Fly:  2 h 30 min
3
Bogota, Colombia
— 1 night
Fly:  1 h 15 min
4
Medellin, Colombia
— 1 night
Fly:  4 h 15 min
5
Guayaquil, Ecuador
— 1 night
Fly:  2 h
6
Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, Ecuador
— 5 nights
Ferry:  2 h 30 min
7
Puerto Ayora, Ecuador
— 5 nights
Travel:  4 h 30 min
8
Floreana, Ecuador
— 1 night
Travel:  4 h 45 min
9
Puerto Villamil, Ecuador
— 5 nights
+2
Fly + Foot + Fly:  5 h
10
Cuenca, Ecuador
— 1 night
Fly + Taxi:  1 h 30 min
11
Quito, Ecuador
— 3 nights
Fly:  15 h 15 min
12
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 6 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
End: London, United Kingdom

1
night
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 25th (Mon), step into the grandiose world of Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas, examine the collection at Caribe Jewelry Museum & Factory, then examine the collection at Museo Historico de Cartagena de Indias, then get engrossed in the history at Museo del Oro Zenu, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Sanctuary of Saint Peter Claver.

To find ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Cartagena trip planning website.

London, UK to Cartagena is an approximately 17.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from London to Cartagena, you'll gain 5 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for much warmer temperatures traveling from London in May, with highs in Cartagena at 38°C and lows at 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to San Andres Island.

Things to do in Cartagena

Museums Historic Sites
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Caribe Jewelry Museum & Factory ©
Caribe Jewelry Museum & Factory
Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas ©
Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas
Sanctuary of Saint Peter Claver ©
Sanctuary of Saint Peter Claver

4
nights
San Andres Island, Colombia

San Andres Island ©
The coral San Andres Island boasts a rich colonial history, exotic beaches, and a laidback, tropical lifestyle.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Primera Iglesia Bautista and Parque Tematico El Pueblito Isleno San Andres. Step out of the city life by going to Cayo El Acuario and West View. And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Playa de San Luis, look for all kinds of wild species at La Piscinita, examine the collection at Island House Museum, and step off the mainland to explore Johnny Cay.

To see other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read our San Andres Island online vacation maker.

Getting from Cartagena to San Andres Island by flight takes about 3.5 hours. In May, daytime highs in San Andres Island are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to travel to Bogota.

Things to do in San Andres Island

Parks Wildlife Nature
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La Piscinita ©
La Piscinita
Cayo El Acuario ©
Cayo El Acuario
West View
West View

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Sat): steep yourself in history at Bolivar Square, examine the collection at Gold Museum (Museo del Oro), and then don't miss a visit to Monserrate.

For ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Bogota trip planner.

You can fly from San Andres Island to Bogota in 2.5 hours. Traveling from San Andres Island in May, things will get colder in Bogota: highs are around 22°C and lows about 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Medellin.

Things to do in Bogota

Museums Nature Parks
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Gold Museum (Museo del Oro) ©
Gold Museum (Museo del Oro)
Monserrate ©
Monserrate
Bolivar Square ©
Bolivar Square

1
night
Medellin, Colombia

Medellin ©
Nestled between rising hills in a narrow valley, Medellin serves as an energetic melting pot of people from all socio-economic classes.
On the 31st (Sun), take in the spiritual surroundings of Parroquia Sta Ana Santuario de Maria Auxiliadora .Sabaneta, then get engrossed in the history at Museo de Antioquia, and then contemplate the long history of Pueblito Paisa.

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

Traveling by flight from Bogota to Medellin takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. In May, Medellin is a bit warmer than Bogota - with highs of 32°C and lows of 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) early enough to travel to Guayaquil.

Things to do in Medellin

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Parroquia Sta Ana Santuario de Maria Auxiliadora .Sabaneta
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Museo de Antioquia ©
Museo de Antioquia

1
night
Guayaquil, Ecuador

Guayaquil ©
Hills dotted with colorful houses and waterfront promenades typify Guayaquil, Ecuador's largest city and commercial center.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Mon): pause for some photo ops at Escultura Ana Villamil Ycaz, take in nature's colorful creations at Parque Seminario, get engrossed in the history at Museum of Anthropology and Contemporary Art, then enjoy the sea views from El Faro de Guayaquil, and finally wander the streets of Cerro Santa Ana.

To find ratings, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Guayaquil day trip planning website.

Traveling by flight from Medellin to Guayaquil takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Medellin in May; daily highs in Guayaquil reach 36°C and lows reach 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Puerto Baquerizo Moreno.

Things to do in Guayaquil

Neighborhoods Museums Historic Sites
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Cerro Santa Ana ©
Cerro Santa Ana
Museum of Anthropology and Contemporary Art
Museum of Anthropology and Contemporary Art
Parque Seminario ©
Parque Seminario

5
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.
Visiting Puerto Chino Beach and Playa Mann will get you outdoors. You'll get in some beach time at La Loberia and Playa de Oro. And it doesn't end there: explore the striking landscape of Cerro Tijeretas, pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral Inmaculada Concepcion, make a trip to Dona Pilo, and enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Punta Carola.

To see photos, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Puerto Baquerizo Moreno trip planner.

Fly from Guayaquil to Puerto Baquerizo Moreno in 2 hours. June in Puerto Baquerizo Moreno sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 26°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can catch the ferry to Puerto Ayora.

Things to do in Puerto Baquerizo Moreno

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

San Cristobal
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Puerto Chino Beach ©
Puerto Chino Beach
Cerro Tijeretas ©
Cerro Tijeretas
Interpretation Center ©
Interpretation Center

5
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.
Take a break from the city and head to El Chato - Giant Tortoise Reserve and El Garrapatero. Get a sense of the local culture at Galeria Aymara and Galeria Exotico Ecuador. Step out of Puerto Ayora to go to Baltra and see North Seymour Island, which is approximately 1h 20 min away. There's much more to do: get outside with Think Galapagos, take in the exciting artwork at Maki-Art Gallery, explore the world behind art at Maprae, and stroll through Charles Darwin Research Station.

To find other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Puerto Ayora road trip app.

You can ride a ferry from Puerto Baquerizo Moreno to Puerto Ayora in 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in June, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can travel to Floreana.

Things to do in Puerto Ayora

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Santa Cruz, Tunel de Lava Bellavista, North Seymour Island
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El Chato - Giant Tortoise Reserve ©
El Chato - Giant Tortoise Reserve
Charles Darwin Research Station ©
Charles Darwin Research Station
Scuba & Snorkeling

1
night
Floreana, Ecuador

Floreana ©
On the 12th (Fri), meet the residents at Asilo de la Paz, stroll through Cormorant Point, then kick back and relax at Playa Negra, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Devil's Crown.

For ratings, maps, and tourist information, read our Floreana trip itinerary planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Puerto Ayora to Floreana. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to travel to Puerto Villamil.

Things to do in Floreana

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Devil's Crown ©
Devil's Crown

5
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.
Visiting Sierra Negra and Isabela Island Wetlands Complex will get you outdoors. Relax by the water at Playa Puerto Villamil and El Faro. Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Concha de Perla, head outdoors with Cueva de Sucre, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia Cristo Salvador, and explore the activities along Laguna de los Diablos.

For ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Puerto Villamil trip itinerary maker website.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Floreana to Puerto Villamil. The time zone difference when traveling from Floreana to Puerto Villamil is minus 1 hour. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to travel to Cuenca.

Things to do in Puerto Villamil

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Sierra Negra
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Concha de Perla ©
Concha de Perla
Sierra Negra ©
Sierra Negra
Stand-Up Paddleboarding

1
night
Cuenca, Ecuador

Cuenca ©
Packed with impressive colonial architecture and a historic town center, Cuenca stands as perhaps the most charming city in the nation.
On the 18th (Thu), get engrossed in the history at Pumapungo Museum and Arqueological Park - MCYP, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Inmaculada Concepción Cathedral, then explore the striking landscape of El Cajas National Park, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Mirador de Turi.

For ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Cuenca trip itinerary maker website.

Getting from Puerto Villamil to Cuenca by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference moving from Galapagos Time (GALT) to Ecuador Time (ECT) is 1 hour. In June, daily temperatures in Cuenca can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can travel to Quito.

Things to do in Cuenca

Historic Sites Museums Nature
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Mirador de Turi ©
Mirador de Turi
El Cajas National Park ©
El Cajas National Park
Inmaculada Concepción Cathedral ©
Inmaculada Concepción Cathedral

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.
Museo Templo del Sol Pintor Ortega Maila and Casa Museo Guayasamin will appeal to museum buffs. Get some cultural insight at Fundacion Iglesia de la Compania and Iglesia y Convento de San Francisco. There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Illiniza Ecological Reserve, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica del Voto Nacional, appreciate the extensive heritage of Quito Old Town, and explore the galleries of La Capilla Del Hombre.

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

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Cuenca to Quito takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Cuenca in June, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Quito, with lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) to allow time to travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Quito

Historic Sites Museums Wildlife
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Museo Templo del Sol Pintor Ortega Maila ©
Museo Templo del Sol Pintor Ortega Maila
Fundacion Iglesia de la Compania ©
Fundacion Iglesia de la Compania
Casa Museo Guayasamin ©
Casa Museo Guayasamin

6
nights
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Visit Zandvoort aan Zee and Scheveningen Beach for some beach relaxation. Take a break from the city and head to Fishing Charters & Tours and Emperor's Canal (Keizersgracht). You'll find plenty of places to visit near Amsterdam: Delft (Royal Delft - Koninklijke Porceleyne Fles & Museum De Beurs van Londen), Haarlem (Frans Hals Museum, Grote Markt, &more) and The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery (in The Hague). Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Amsterdam, Posthoornkerk (Onze Lieve Vrouwe Onbevlekt Ontvangen), contemplate the waterfront views at Singel, and make a trip to Anne Frank House.

To find more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Amsterdam trip website.

Getting from Quito to Amsterdam by flight takes about 18 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Quito to Amsterdam, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Quito in June, with highs in Amsterdam at 23°C and lows at 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Haarlem, Delft, The Hague, Zandvoort aan Zee
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Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House) ©
Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House)
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum

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