16 days in Colombia Itinerary

16 days in Colombia Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Bogota
— 1 day
2
Salento
— 2 nights
3
Medellin
— 2 nights
4
Guatape
— 2 nights
5
Santa Marta
— 3 nights
6
Barranquilla
— 2 nights
7
San Onofre
— 1 night
8
Cartagena
— 3 nights

1
day
Bogota

Bogota ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Fri): take in the awesome beauty at Monserrate, examine the collection at Gold Museum (Museo del Oro), and then steep yourself in history at Bolivar Square.

To see photos, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Bogota trip itinerary maker app.

If you are flying in from Belgium, the closest major aiport is El Dorado International Airport. In November in Bogota, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 10°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) early enough to travel to Salento.

Things to do in Bogota

Nature · Parks · Museums
Highlights from your plan
Gold Museum (Museo del Oro) ©
Gold Museum (Museo del Oro)
Monserrate ©
Monserrate
Bolivar Square ©
Bolivar Square

2
nights
Salento

Salento ©
Founded in 1842, the town of Salento represents the oldest established settlement in Quindio.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Bosques de Cocora and then appreciate the views at Valle del Cocora. On the 3rd (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for all kinds of wild species at Kasaguadua Natural Reserve, savor a delicious cup with a coffee and tea tour, and then get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read our Salento day trip planning site.

Traveling by flight from Bogota to Salento takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and taxi. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Bogota in November; daily highs in Salento reach 32°C and lows reach 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) to allow time to travel to Medellin.

Things to do in Salento

Parks · Nature · Tours
Highlights from your plan
Kasaguadua Natural Reserve ©
Kasaguadua Natural Reserve
Bosques de Cocora ©
Bosques de Cocora
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours

2
nights
Medellin

Nestled between rising hills in a narrow valley, Medellin serves as an energetic melting pot of people from all socio-economic classes.
On the 4th (Mon), steep yourself in history at Pueblito Paisa, then explore the galleries of Arte Loft Galeria, and then take in the local highlights with Walking tours. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Tue): enjoy some diversion at Parque Lleras, stop by Duna Store, then don't miss a visit to Plaza Botero, and finally admire nature's wide array of creatures at Parque Explora.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Medellin using our trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Salento to Medellin takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. November in Medellin sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 20°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can go by car to Guatape.

Things to do in Medellin

Tours · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
Walking tours
Parque Explora ©
Parque Explora
Plaza Botero ©
Plaza Botero

2
nights
Guatape

Guatape ©
On the shores of a large artificial lake, Guatape ensures a pleasant experience in a quiet little town known for its friendly residents and attractive architecture.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Wed): get to know the fascinating history of Parque Tematico Replica del Viejo Penol, take in the dramatic natural features at Piedra Del Penol, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Monasterio benedictino Santa Maria de la Epifania. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: do some two-wheel cruising with Guatape Motos and then pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia de Nuestra Senora del Carmen.

To find photos, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Guatape sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Medellin to Guatape in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Medellin in November; daily highs in Guatape reach 24°C and lows reach 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can travel to Santa Marta.

Things to do in Guatape

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trip

Parque Tematico Replica del Viejo Penol
Highlights from your plan
Piedra Del Penol ©
Piedra Del Penol
Guatape Motos ©
Guatape Motos

3
nights
Santa Marta

Santa Marta ©
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 8th (Fri): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Parque Nacional Natural Tayrona and then look for gifts at Yo Amo Santa Marta. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Marine World Aquarium, then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then walk around Parque de Los Novios.

To see photos, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Santa Marta trip maker.

You can fly from Guatape to Santa Marta in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Guatape in November, you will find days in Santa Marta are a bit warmer (38°C), and nights are much hotter (28°C). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Sun) to allow time for the car ride to Barranquilla.

Things to do in Santa Marta

Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trip

Parque Nacional Natural Tayrona
Highlights from your plan
Parque Nacional Natural Tayrona ©
Parque Nacional Natural Tayrona
Scuba & Snorkeling
Quinta de San Pedro Alejandrino ©
Quinta de San Pedro Alejandrino

2
nights
Barranquilla

Barranquilla ©
An industrial port city on Colombia's Caribbean coast, Barranquilla represents the fourth-most populous city in the country.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Sun): take in the waterfront at Gran Malecon Puerta de Oro. On the 11th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of Castillo de Salgar, then stop by Todomono, and then meet the residents at Zoologico de Barranquilla.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Barranquilla tour planner.

You can drive from Santa Marta to Barranquilla in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. November in Barranquilla sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) to allow time to travel to San Onofre.

Things to do in Barranquilla

Shopping · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Castillo de Salgar
Highlights from your plan
Centro Comercial Buenavista ©
Centro Comercial Buenavista
Gran Malecon Puerta de Oro ©
Gran Malecon Puerta de Oro
Castillo de Salgar ©
Castillo de Salgar

1
night
San Onofre

San Onofre
Basking in the sun of Colombia's northern coast, San Onofre offers a handful of beautifully preserved historical sites.
You've now added Playas Rincon del Mar to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 13th (Wed): kick back and relax at Playas Rincon del Mar.

To see traveler tips and more tourist information, read our San Onofre trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Barranquilla to San Onofre in 4 hours. In November, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to drive to Cartagena.

Things to do in San Onofre

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

3
nights
Cartagena

Cartagena ©
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 plan includes some of its best attractions: 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, contemplate the long history of Plaza Santo Domingo, and don't miss a visit to Las Bovedas.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, use the Cartagena holiday website.

You can drive from San Onofre to Cartagena in 2.5 hours. In November, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cartagena

Historic Sites · Museums
Highlights from your plan
Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas ©
Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas
Walled City of Cartagena ©
Walled City of Cartagena
Plaza Santo Domingo ©
Plaza Santo Domingo

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