14 days in Colombia Itinerary

14 days in Colombia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Colombia holiday planner

Make it your trip
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Santa Marta
— 3 nights
Drive
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Tayrona National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Mompos
— 2 nights
Drive
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Covenas
— 1 night
Drive
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Santiago de Tolu
— 1 night
Drive
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San Onofre
— 1 night
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Cartagena
— 4 nights
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Santa Marta

— 3 nights

America's Pearl

Many visitors begin their Santa Marta holiday, surrounded by urban clutter and heavy traffic, expecting little from the city in terms of historical importance.
When in Santa Marta, make a side trip to see Parque Nacional Natural Tayrona in Tayrona National Park, approximately Tayrona National Park away. And it doesn't end there: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, look for gifts at Yo Amo Santa Marta, observe the fascinating underwater world at Marine World Aquarium, and kick back and relax at Playa Cristal.

For ratings, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read Santa Marta trip planner.

Medellin to Santa Marta is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Medellin in January: high temperatures in Santa Marta hover around 39°C and lows are around 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Tayrona National Park.

Things to do in Santa Marta

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Beaches

Side Trip

Tayrona National Park

— 1 night
On the 13th (Mon), enjoy the sand and surf at Cabo San Juan Del Guia.

To find traveler tips, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read our Tayrona National Park road trip app.

Traveling by car from Santa Marta to Tayrona National Park takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in January, and nighttime lows around 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to travel to Mompos.

Things to do in Tayrona National Park

Beaches · Outdoors · Parks

Mompos

— 2 nights

City of God

Perched on an island at the confluence of the Magdalena and Cauca rivers, Mompos offers a charming blend of historical architecture and traditional Colombian culture.
On the 14th (Tue), admire the striking features of Colegio Nacional Pinillos, make a trip to Centro Historico de Santa Cruz de Mompox, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia de la Inmaculada Concepcion. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Parque de Bolivar, don't miss a visit to Plaza de Mercado, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Santa Barbara Church.

For maps, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Mompos tour itinerary builder website.

Traveling by car from Tayrona National Park to Mompos takes 5.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Covenas.

Things to do in Mompos

Historic Sites · Parks

Covenas

— 1 night
CoveƱas is a town and municipality located in the Sucre Department, northern Colombia. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Thu): deepen your knowledge of military history at Parque Museo De Infanteria De Marina and then head off the coast to Archipelago Of San Bernardo.

To find traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Covenas trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Mompos to Covenas takes 4.5 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Santiago de Tolu.

Things to do in Covenas

Nature · Parks · Museums

Santiago de Tolu

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Fri): don't miss a visit to Orla de Tolu and then play a few rounds at Golfo de Morrosquillo.

To find photos, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Santiago de Tolu tour itinerary planner.

Santiago de Tolu is just a short distance from Covenas. In January in Santiago de Tolu, expect temperatures between 39°C during the day and 27°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to San Onofre.

Things to do in Santiago de Tolu

Golf · Outdoors

San Onofre

— 1 night
Basking in the sun of Colombia's northern coast, San Onofre offers a handful of beautifully preserved historical sites.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sat): step off the mainland to explore Isla Mucura.

To see other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the San Onofre online trip builder.

Traveling by car from Santiago de Tolu to San Onofre takes an hour. When traveling from Santiago de Tolu in January, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in San Onofre: temperatures range from 36°C by day to 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to drive to Cartagena.

Things to do in San Onofre

Nature · Parks
Highlights from your trip

Cartagena

— 4 nights

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Cartagena: Playa Blanca (in Isla Baru) and Oceanario (in Islas de Rosario). Next up on the itinerary: step into the grandiose world of Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Convent of Santa Cruz de la Popa, take an in-depth tour of Museo del Oro Zenu, and admire the landmark architecture of Las Bovedas.

To plan Cartagena vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

Traveling by car from San Onofre to Cartagena takes 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in January, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Cartagena

Historic Sites · Parks · Beaches · Outdoors

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.