14 days in Colombia Itinerary

14 days in Colombia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Colombia tour planner

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San Gil
— 1 night
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Barichara
— 2 nights
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Bucaramanga
— 2 nights
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Floridablanca
— 3 nights
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Cartagena
— 1 day
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Santa Marta
— 1 night
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Cabo de La Vela
— 1 day
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Uribia
— 1 night
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Riohacha
— 1 night
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San Gil

— 1 night

Colombia's Adventure Sport Capital

Providing some of the region's best opportunities for paragliding, rappelling, white-water rafting, kayaking, hiking, and caving, San Gil appeals to adventure seekers and nature lovers wishing to escape overcrowded Bogota, located several hours' drive to the south.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Sun): identify plant and animal life at Parque Gallineral and then get outside with Outdoor Activities.

For maps, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the San Gil trip planning tool.

Bogota to San Gil is an approximately 4.5-hour car ride. You can also fly; or drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Bogota in March: high temperatures in San Gil hover around 30°C and lows are around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Barichara.

Things to do in San Gil

Tours · Outdoors · Adventure · Wildlife
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Barichara

— 2 nights
A charming town of just over 7,000 people, Barichara displays rustic, dusty orange-colored architecture, protected by the Colombian People's Heritage Network.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Mon): get to know the fascinating history of Camino Real, pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de la Inmaculada Concepcion, then explore the galleries of Fundacion San Lorenzo De Barichara, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at Cementerio Barichara. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Iglesia de Santa Lucia de Guane, take some stellar pictures from Mirador Barichara 1, and then experience rural life at Cafe Alfania.

To see where to stay, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Barichara trip planner.

Barichara is very close to San Gil. In March, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Bucaramanga.

Things to do in Barichara

Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums

Bucaramanga

— 2 nights

City of Parks

A tour of Bucaramanga may yield little evidence that it dates back as far as 1622.
On the 13th (Wed), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Parque Nacional de Chicamocha. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the striking landscape of Panachi.

To find maps, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Bucaramanga online visit planner.

Getting from Barichara to Bucaramanga by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Bucaramanga are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to drive to Floridablanca.

Things to do in Bucaramanga

Parks · Nature

Floridablanca

— 3 nights
Floridablanca is a municipality in the department of Santander. Start off your visit on the 15th (Fri): cool off at Acualago. Keep things going the next day: admire the natural beauty at Jardin Botanico Eloy Valenzuela, then make a trip to Ecoparque Cerro del Santisimo, then walk around Parque Gallineral de Giron, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica San Juan Bautista.

For maps, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Floridablanca trip planner.

Floridablanca is very close to Bucaramanga. In March in Floridablanca, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 22°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can travel to Cartagena.

Things to do in Floridablanca

Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trip

Cartagena

— 1 day

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 17th (Sun): steep yourself in history at Walled City of Cartagena, don't miss a visit to Plaza Santo Domingo, and then explore the historical opulence of Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas.

To see more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, use the Cartagena online holiday maker.

Traveling by car from Floridablanca to Cartagena takes 12 hours. In March, Cartagena is a bit warmer than Floridablanca - with highs of 37°C and lows of 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Santa Marta.

Things to do in Cartagena

Historic Sites

Santa Marta

— 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Mon): look for gifts at Yo Amo Santa Marta and then explore the striking landscape of Parque Nacional Natural Tayrona.

For ratings, photos, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Santa Marta vacation maker tool.

Traveling by car from Cartagena to Santa Marta takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In March in Santa Marta, expect temperatures between 39°C during the day and 29°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Cabo de La Vela.

Things to do in Santa Marta

Parks · Nature · Shopping

Side Trip

Cabo de La Vela

— 1 day
On the 19th (Tue), kick back and relax at Cabo de la Vela.

For more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Cabo de La Vela road trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Santa Marta to Cabo de La Vela takes 6 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Uribia.

Things to do in Cabo de La Vela

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches
Highlights from your trip

Uribia

— 1 night
Spread out across the northern end of La Guajira Peninsula, Uribia serves up a taste of indigenous Wayuu culture and starkly beautiful scenes of arid beaches meeting the turquoise Caribbean Sea.
Punta Gallinas has been added to your itinerary. On the 20th (Wed), look for all kinds of wild species at Punta Gallinas, then go for a walk through Salinas de Manaure, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Punta Gallinas.

To find maps, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Uribia visit planning app.

You can drive from Cabo de La Vela to Uribia in 2 hours. In March, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Riohacha.

Things to do in Uribia

Wildlife · Parks

Side Trip

Riohacha

— 1 night
Lying where the Rancheria River flows into the Caribbean Sea, Riohacha serves as a gateway to the desert region of La Guajira Peninsula.
On the 21st (Thu), browse the different shops at Centro Comercial Viva, pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral Nuestra Senora de los Remedios, and then make a trip to Camellon de Riohacha.

To see ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Riohacha trip builder app.

Drive from Uribia to Riohacha in 1.5 hours. In March, daytime highs in Riohacha are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Riohacha

Shopping · Historic Sites

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.