17 days in Colombia Itinerary

17 days in Colombia Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Munich
Fly:  12 h 30 min
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Bogota
— Few hours
Fly:  3 h
2
San Andres Island
— Few hours
Ferry:  30 min
3
Providencia Island
— 1 night
Ferry:  1 h
4
San Andres Island
— 1 night
Fly:  2 h
5
Cartagena
— 2 nights
Fly:  2 h
6
Pereira
— 4 nights
Fly:  2 h
7
Santa Marta
— 1 night
bus:  1 h 30 min
8
Tayrona National Park
— 2 nights
bus:  1 h 30 min
9
Santa Marta
— 1 night
Fly:  1 h 30 min
10
Medellin
— 2 nights
Fly:  1 h 30 min
11
Bogota
— 1 day
Fly:  12 h
End: Munich

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

Munich, Germany to Bogota is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Munich to Bogota is minus 6 hours. When traveling from Munich in December, plan for much hotter days in Bogota, with highs around 22°C, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 9°C. You will leave for San Andres Island on the 28th (Sat).

Things to do in Bogota

Tours Outdoors Nightlife

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San Andres Island

San Andres Island
The coral San Andres Island boasts a rich colonial history, exotic beaches, and a laidback, tropical lifestyle.
For ratings, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read our San Andres Island trip builder.

Traveling by flight from Bogota to San Andres Island takes 4.5 hours. When traveling from Bogota in December, plan for a bit warmer days in San Andres Island, with highs around 34°C, while nights are much warmer with lows around 29°C. On the 28th (Sat), you're off to Providencia Island.

Things to do in San Andres Island

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

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Providencia Island

Although part of Colombia, the small, isolated Providencia Island retains its Caribbean culture and English-Creole language.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sat): don't miss a visit to The Peak Forestry Reserve.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Providencia Island trip planner.

You can ride a ferry from San Andres Island to Providencia Island in 3.5 hours. In December, daytime highs in Providencia Island are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can catch the ferry to San Andres Island.

Things to do in Providencia Island

Wildlife Outdoors Tours
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
The Peak Forestry Reserve ©
The Peak Forestry Reserve

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San Andres Island

San Andres Island
On the 29th (Sun), enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Charquitos.

For reviews, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read our San Andres Island trip itinerary maker tool.

Getting from Providencia Island to San Andres Island by ferry takes about 3.5 hours. You'll have a few hours on the 30th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Cartagena.

Things to do in San Andres Island

Parks Beaches Outdoors

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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.
Take a break from the city and head to Aviario Nacional de Colombia and Playa Puntilla. Get some historical perspective at Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas and Sanctuary of Saint Peter Claver. Go for a jaunt from Cartagena to Isla Baru to see Playa Blanca about 1h 5 min away. The adventure continues: take a stroll through Barrio Getsemani, steep yourself in history at Plaza Santo Domingo, and get engrossed in the history at Museo del Oro Zenu.

To find where to stay, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read Cartagena day trip website.

Traveling by flight from San Andres Island to Cartagena takes 3.5 hours. In December, daytime highs in Cartagena are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to travel to Pereira.

Things to do in Cartagena

Historic Sites Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Isla Baru
Highlights from your plan
Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas ©
Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas
Aviario Nacional de Colombia ©
Aviario Nacional de Colombia
Walled City of Cartagena ©
Walled City of Cartagena

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Pereira

Pereira ©
A center of commerce and trade, the thriving city of Pereira was founded in 1863.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Coffee & Tea Tours as well as Valle del Cocora. Explore hidden gems such as La Cristalina and Catedral de Nuestra Senora de la Pobreza. There's more to do: admire the striking features of Estacion del Ferrocarril.

To see photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Pereira online vacation builder.

Getting from Cartagena to Pereira by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus; or drive. In January, Pereira is slightly colder than Cartagena - with highs of 32°C and lows of 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can travel to Santa Marta.

Things to do in Pereira

Tours Parks Nature

Side Trip

Valle del Cocora
Highlights from your plan
Valle del Cocora ©
Valle del Cocora
La Cristalina ©
La Cristalina
Catedral de Nuestra Senora de la Pobreza ©

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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.
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Fly from Pereira to Santa Marta in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Pereira in January, expect Santa Marta to be a bit warmer, temps between 39°C and 27°C. You will have some time to spend on the 6th (Mon) before leaving for Tayrona National Park.

Things to do in Santa Marta

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

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Tayrona National Park

Tayrona National Park ©
Start off your visit on the 6th (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Playa de las 7 Olas and then kick back and relax at Cabo San Juan Del Guia. On the next day, stroll through Parque Nacional Natural Tayrona.

To see photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Tayrona National Park trip planning website.

Getting from Santa Marta to Tayrona National Park by car takes about 1.5 hours. January in Tayrona National Park sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 27°C at night. You will leave for Santa Marta on the 8th (Wed).

Things to do in Tayrona National Park

Parks Beaches Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Parque Nacional Natural Tayrona ©
Parque Nacional Natural Tayrona

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Santa Marta

Santa Marta
To find other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Santa Marta travel website.

You can drive from Tayrona National Park to Santa Marta in 1.5 hours. You will have some time to spend on the 9th (Thu) before leaving for Medellin.

Things to do in Santa Marta

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

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Medellin

Medellin ©
Nestled between rising hills in a narrow valley, Medellin serves as an energetic melting pot of people from all socio-economic classes.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Thu): steep yourself in history at Pueblito Paisa and then admire the landmark architecture of Metropolitan Cathedral Basilica. Keep things going the next day: grab your bike and head to Ciclovia, thenwalk around Parques del Rio, and then get great views at Guatape Dam.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Medellin trip itinerary builder website.

Fly from Santa Marta to Medellin in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Santa Marta in January, expect Medellin to be a bit cooler, temps between 32°C and 20°C. You will have some time to spend on the 11th (Sat) before leaving for Bogota.

Things to do in Medellin

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Guatape Dam
Highlights from your plan
Parques del Rio ©
Parques del Rio
Metropolitan Cathedral Basilica ©
Metropolitan Cathedral Basilica

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Bogota

Bogota
To find where to stay, maps, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Bogota tour planner.

You can fly from Medellin to Bogota in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Medellin in January, plan for little chillier days and much colder nights in Bogota: temperatures range from 23°C by day to 7°C at night. You'll set off for home on the 11th (Sat).

Things to do in Bogota

Tours Outdoors Nightlife

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