17 days in Colombia Itinerary

17 days in Colombia Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Paris
Fly:  14 h
1
Bogota
— 2 nights
Drive:  5 h 45 min
2
Salento
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h 15 min
3
Medellin
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  6 h 15 min
4
Tayrona National Park
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  9 h
5
San Andres Island
— 4 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
6
Cartagena
— 2 nights
Fly + Train:  14 h
End: Paris

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of La Catedral Primada.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Bogota trip builder website.

Paris, France to Bogota is an approximately 15- hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Paris to Bogota is minus 6 hours. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Paris in March: high temperatures in Bogota hover around 23°C and lows are around 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can travel to Salento.

Things to do in Bogota

Museums Trails Parks
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Gold Museum (Museo del Oro) ©
Gold Museum (Museo del Oro)
Ciclovia de Bogota ©
Ciclovia de Bogota
Museo Santa Clara ©
Museo Santa Clara

2
nights
Salento

Salento ©
Founded in 1842, the town of Salento represents the oldest established settlement in Quindio.
On the 8th (Sun), take in the exciting artwork at Region Paisaje / Landscape Region, savor a delicious cup with a coffee and tea tour, and then identify plant and animal life at Kasaguadua Natural Reserve. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia Nuestra Senora del Carmen, then pause for some serene contemplation at Parroquia Jesus Maria y Jose, and then identify plant and animal life at El Palacio del Barbas.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read Salento online trip builder.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Bogota to Salento takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Bogota in March, with highs in Salento at 32°C and lows at 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to travel to Medellin.

Things to do in Salento

Wildlife Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

El Palacio del Barbas, Parroquia Jesus Maria y Jose
Highlights from your plan
Kasaguadua Natural Reserve ©
Kasaguadua Natural Reserve
El Palacio del Barbas ©
El Palacio del Barbas
Iglesia Nuestra Senora del Carmen ©
Iglesia Nuestra Senora del Carmen

3
nights
Medellin

Medellin ©
Nestled between rising hills in a narrow valley, Medellin serves as an energetic melting pot of people from all socio-economic classes.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Templo Parroquial Jesus Nazareno and Iglesia De La Veracruz. You'll discover tucked-away gems like medellin 2000m DESCENT and Balloon Rides. Change things up with a short trip to ALTITUDE in Guatape (about 1h 55 min away). The adventure continues: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas and engage your brain at Museo del Agua EPM.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Medellin trip planning tool.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Salento to Medellin takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In March in Medellin, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 21°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Tayrona National Park.

Things to do in Medellin

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

ALTITUDE
Highlights from your plan
medellin 2000m DESCENT ©
medellin 2000m DESCENT
Spas
Templo Parroquial Jesus Nazareno ©
Templo Parroquial Jesus Nazareno

2
nights
Tayrona National Park

Tayrona National Park ©
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Fri): examine the collection at Taironaka Turismo Ecologico. On the 14th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the striking landscape of Parque Nacional Natural Tayrona.

To find reviews, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Tayrona National Park road trip planning app.

Fly from Medellin to Tayrona National Park in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Medellin in March: high temperatures in Tayrona National Park hover around 39°C and lows are around 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to San Andres Island.

Things to do in Tayrona National Park

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Taironaka Turismo Ecologico
Highlights from your plan
Parque Nacional Natural Tayrona ©
Parque Nacional Natural Tayrona
Taironaka Turismo Ecologico ©
Taironaka Turismo Ecologico

4
nights
San Andres Island

The coral San Andres Island boasts a rich colonial history, exotic beaches, and a laidback, tropical lifestyle.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at West View and Primera Iglesia Bautista. Get outdoors at Scuba & Snorkeling and Parasailing & Paragliding. Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Playa de San Luis, appreciate the history behind Plaza Canon de Morgan, look for all kinds of wild species at La Piscinita, and examine the collection at Island House Museum.

Start your trip to San Andres Island by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

You can fly from Tayrona National Park to San Andres Island in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight. While traveling from Tayrona National Park, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in San Andres Island, ranging from highs of 34°C to lows of 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can travel to Cartagena.

Things to do in San Andres Island

Wildlife Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
West View
West View
Parasailing & Paragliding

2
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Aviario Nacional de Colombia and Playa Puntilla. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Barrio Getsemani and Baluarte de Santo Domingo. There's still lots to do: wander the streets of Centro Historico, take in the spiritual surroundings of Templo de Santo Domingo, and admire the striking features of Cathedral Basilica of St. Catherine of Alexandria.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Cartagena driving holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from San Andres Island to Cartagena takes 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in March, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cartagena

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks

Side Trip

Isla Baru
Highlights from your plan
Barrio Getsemani ©
Barrio Getsemani
Aviario Nacional de Colombia ©
Aviario Nacional de Colombia
Templo de Santo Domingo ©
Templo de Santo Domingo

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