18 days in Colombia Itinerary

18 days in Colombia Itinerary

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Start: Munich
Fly:  12 h 30 min
1
Bogota
— Few hours
Fly:  3 h
2
San Andres Island
— 2 nights
Fly:  2 h
3
Cartagena
— 2 nights
Fly:  2 h
4
Pereira
— 4 nights
Fly:  2 h
5
Santa Marta
— 1 night
bus:  1 h 30 min
6
Tayrona National Park
— 2 nights
bus:  1 h 30 min
7
Santa Marta
— 1 night
Fly:  1 h 30 min
8
Medellin
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h
9
Bogota
— 1 day
Fly:  21 h 30 min
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.
To find ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Bogota travel route planner.

Munich, Germany to Bogota is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Colombia Standard Time (COT), which is usually a -6 hour difference. When traveling from Munich in December, plan for much hotter days and somewhat warmer nights in Bogota: temperatures range from 22°C by day to 9°C at night. 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.
To find ratings, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read our San Andres Island online holiday planner.

You can fly from Bogota to San Andres Island in 4.5 hours. When traveling from Bogota in December, plan for somewhat warmer days in San Andres Island, with highs around 34°C, while nights are much warmer with lows around 29°C. You will have some time to spend on the 30th (Mon) before leaving for Cartagena.

Things to do in San Andres Island

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

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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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Aviario Nacional de Colombia and Barrio Getsemani. Escape the urban bustle at Playa Puntilla and Playa Blanca. Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sanctuary of Saint Peter Claver, contemplate the long history of Walled City of Cartagena, and gain insight at Plaza Santo Domingo.

For maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Cartagena road trip planning app.

You can fly from San Andres Island to Cartagena in 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in December, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can travel to Pereira.

Things to do in Cartagena

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Isla Baru
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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. Catedral de Nuestra Senora de la Pobreza and Estacion del Ferrocarril will appeal to history buffs. The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at La Cristalina.

To find where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Pereira online route planner.

You can fly from Cartagena to Pereira in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and bus; or drive. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Cartagena in January; daily highs in Pereira reach 32°C and lows reach 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can travel to Santa Marta.

Things to do in Pereira

Tours Nature Parks

Side Trip

Valle del Cocora
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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.
To see other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, use the Santa Marta trip itinerary site.

Traveling by flight from Pereira to Santa Marta takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Pereira in January, with highs in Santa Marta at 39°C and lows at 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 ©
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Mon): kick back and relax at Playa de las 7 Olas and then enjoy the sand and surf at Cabo San Juan Del Guia. Keep things going the next day: explore the striking landscape of Parque Nacional Natural Tayrona.

To see ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Tayrona National Park travel route planning tool.

Getting from Santa Marta to Tayrona National Park by car takes about 1.5 hours. In January, daily temperatures in Tayrona National Park can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to drive to Santa Marta.

Things to do in Tayrona National Park

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

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Santa Marta

Santa Marta ©
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Wed): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Parque Nacional Natural Tayrona.

To find more things to do, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Santa Marta day trip app.

Getting from Tayrona National Park to Santa Marta by car takes about 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Medellin.

Things to do in Santa Marta

Nature Parks

Side Trip

Parque Nacional Natural Tayrona
Highlights from your plan
Parque Nacional Natural Tayrona ©
Parque Nacional Natural Tayrona

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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.
On the 9th (Thu), steep yourself in history at Pueblito Paisa and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Metropolitan Cathedral Basilica. On the 10th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: grab your bike and head to Ciclovia, thenstroll around Parques del Rio, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Guatape Dam.

To find maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Medellin trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Santa Marta to Medellin takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Santa Marta in January, things will get slightly colder in Medellin: highs are around 32°C and lows about 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 reviews, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Bogota trip planner.

Fly from Medellin to Bogota in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Medellin, expect slightly colder days and cooler nights in Bogota, ranging from highs of 23°C to lows of 7°C. You will leave for home on the 11th (Sat).

Things to do in Bogota

Tours Outdoors Nightlife

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