15 days in Colombia Itinerary

15 days in Colombia Itinerary

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Medellin
— 2 nights
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San Andres Island
— 4 nights
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Cartagena
— 3 nights
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Tayrona National Park
— 1 night
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Bogota
— 4 nights
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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.
Medellin is known for parks, museums, and zoos & aquariums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the local highlights with Walking tours, pause for some serene contemplation at Templo Parroquial Jesus Nazareno, take an in-depth tour of Museo de Antioquia, and make a trip to Plaza Botero.

To see other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Medellin day trip planner.

La Paz, Bolivia to Medellin is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from La Paz to Medellin due to the time zone difference. In May, Medellin is much hotter than La Paz - with highs of 32°C and lows of 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can catch the flight to San Andres Island.

Things to do in Medellin

Tours · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums

Side Trip

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 parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: discover the deep blue sea with Caribe Extremo, tour the pleasant surroundings at La Piscinita, explore the gorgeous colors at West View, and step off the mainland to explore Johnny Cay.

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Getting from Medellin to San Andres Island by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Expect a bit warmer evenings in San Andres Island when traveling from Medellin in May, with lows around 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to fly to Cartagena.

Things to do in San Andres Island

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Cartagena

— 3 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.
Cartagena is known for historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: step into the grandiose world of Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas, contemplate the long history of Walled City of Cartagena, don't miss a visit to Plaza Santo Domingo, and relax and rejuvenate at Volcan de Lodo El Totumo (Mud Volcano).

To find ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Cartagena trip itinerary website.

Traveling by flight from San Andres Island to Cartagena takes 3 hours. In June in Cartagena, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 30°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to drive to Tayrona National Park.

Things to do in Cartagena

Historic Sites · Spas · Outdoors · Tours

Tayrona National Park

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 7th (Mon): explore the striking landscape of Parque Nacional Natural Tayrona.

For maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Tayrona National Park tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Cartagena to Tayrona National Park takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. June in Tayrona National Park sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 30°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to fly to Bogota.

Things to do in Tayrona National Park

Parks · Nature
Highlights from your trip

Bogota

— 4 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.
Explore Bogota's surroundings by going to Catedral de Sal de Zipaquira (in Zipaquira) and Ospina Park (in Chia). The adventure continues: examine the collection at Gold Museum (Museo del Oro), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral Primada de Bogota, steep yourself in history at Bolivar Square, and pick up a one of a kind souvenir at El Cuchitril Second Hand Shop.

To see photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Bogota road trip planner.

Fly from Tayrona National Park to Bogota in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In June, Bogota is colder than Tayrona National Park - with highs of 22°C and lows of 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Bogota

Tours · Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

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.