14 days in Colombia Itinerary

14 days in Colombia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Colombia trip itinerary planner

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Cartagena
— 1 night
Drive
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Tayrona National Park
— 1 night
Fly
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Bogota
— 3 nights
Foot to Bogota, Fly to Salento
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Salento
— 2 nights
Fly
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Medellin
— 2 nights
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San Andres Island
— 4 nights
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Cartagena

— 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.
On the 9th (Mon), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Convent of Santa Cruz de la Popa and then explore the historical opulence of Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the long history of Sanctuary of Saint Peter Claver, then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then steep yourself in history at Walled City of Cartagena.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Cartagena trip itinerary maker app.

New York City, USA to Cartagena is an approximately 8-hour flight. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from New York City in August; daily highs in Cartagena reach 91°F and lows reach 78°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Tayrona National Park.

Things to do in Cartagena

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours

Tayrona National Park

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 11th (Wed): explore the striking landscape of Parque Nacional Natural Tayrona.

To see photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Tayrona National Park day trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Cartagena to Tayrona National Park takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. August in Tayrona National Park sees daily highs of 92°F and lows of 78°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) to allow time to fly to Bogota.

Things to do in Tayrona National Park

Nature · Parks
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Bogota

— 3 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: Catedral de Sal de Zipaquira (in Zipaquira) and Ospina Park (in Chia). The adventure continues: examine the collection at Gold Museum (Museo del Oro), let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, look for gifts at Bta Capital, and explore the world behind art at Museo Botero del Banco de la Republica.

To find photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Bogota trip maker website.

Getting from Tayrona National Park to Bogota by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Tayrona National Park in August: high temperatures in Bogota hover around 66°F and lows are around 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to travel to Salento.

Things to do in Bogota

Museums · Tours · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Salento

— 2 nights

Father of Quindio

Founded in 1842, the town of Salento represents the oldest established settlement in Quindio.
On the 15th (Sun), explore the striking landscape of Bosques de Cocora. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Mon): identify plant and animal life at Kasaguadua Natural Reserve, experience rural life at Las Acacias Coffee Farm, then appreciate the views at Valle del Cocora, and finally explore the galleries of Region Paisaje / Landscape Region.

To see photos, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Salento trip builder tool.

Traveling by flight from Bogota to Salento takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive. Traveling from Bogota in August, expect Salento to be a bit warmer, temps between 85°F and 63°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Medellin.

Things to do in Salento

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Museums

Medellin

— 2 nights

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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Tue): admire the natural beauty at Jardin Botanico de Medellin, then look for gifts at Makeno Tienda, and then head outdoors with Outdoor Activities. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Wed): stroll around Parques del Rio, fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Templo Parroquial Jesus Nazareno, and finally take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

To find traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Medellin trip planner.

You can fly from Salento to Medellin in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August in Medellin, expect temperatures between 83°F during the day and 64°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) to allow time to fly to San Andres Island.

Things to do in Medellin

Tours · Outdoors · Parks · Adventure

San Andres Island

— 4 nights
The coral San Andres Island boasts a rich colonial history, exotic beaches, and a laidback, tropical lifestyle.
San Andres Island is known for nature, wildlife, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: step off the mainland to explore Johnny Cay, pause for some photo ops at La Barracuda, see some colorful creatures with Scuba San Andres Dive Shop, and kick back and relax at Playa de San Luis.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our San Andres Island driving holiday planner.

Fly from Medellin to San Andres Island in 3.5 hours. Traveling from Medellin in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in San Andres Island, with lows of 79°F. On the 22nd (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in San Andres Island

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

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.