32 days in Quito, Cali & Bogota Itinerary

32 days in Quito, Cali & Bogota Itinerary

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Quito, Ecuador
— 11 nights
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Cali, Colombia
— 7 nights
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Bogota, Colombia
— 13 nights

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Quito, Ecuador

— 11 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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Middle of the World (in Cayambe), Cascada de Peguche (in Peguche) and Museo Fabrica Imbabura (in Atuntaqui). And it doesn't end there: get engrossed in the history at Museo Templo del Sol Pintor Ortega Maila, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fundacion Iglesia de la Compania, make a trip to Independence Square, and look for gifts at Olga Fisch Folklore.

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If you are flying in from Brazil, the closest major aiports are Mariscal Sucre International Airport and Cotopaxi International Airport. December in Quito sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can travel to Cali.

Things to do in Quito

Museums · Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

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Cali, Colombia

— 7 nights

Salsa Capital of the World

Learning how to salsa may be the most popular thing to do in Cali, but this giant city in southwestern Colombia represents more than just the "Salsa Capital of the World." Home to over 2 million people, thriving Cali serves as a major commercial and industrial center in South America, boasting the fastest-growing economy in Colombia.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cali: Palmira (Unicentro Palmira & Catedral de Nuestra Senora del Rosario del Palmar). There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Museo Aereo Fenix, admire the landmark architecture of El Gato Del Rio( Gato De Tejada), take in the spiritual surroundings of Chapel of Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal, and contemplate the long history of Hacienda Canasgordas.

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Traveling by flight from Quito to Cali takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Traveling from Quito in December, things will get somewhat warmer in Cali: highs are around 35°C and lows about 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to travel to Bogota.

Things to do in Cali

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Outdoors

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Bogota, Colombia

— 13 nights

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Bogota side-trips: Laguna de Guatavita (in Tierra Negra), Centro de Memoria El Cuartico (in Valledupar) and Petroglifos Pajarito (in Guasca). Spend the 1st (Sat) exploring nature at Chingaza National Park. There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Gold Museum (Museo del Oro), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de Sal de Zipaquira, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Monserrate, and steep yourself in history at Bolivar Square.

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Traveling by flight from Cali to Bogota takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. While traveling from Cali, expect a bit cooler days and cooler nights in Bogota, ranging from highs of 22°C to lows of 9°C.

Things to do in Bogota

Parks · Museums · Nature · Shopping

Side Trips

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