19 days in Colombia Itinerary

19 days in Colombia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Colombia trip planner

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Bogota
— 2 nights
Fly
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Cali
— 3 nights
Fly
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Medellin
— 3 nights
Fly
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Cartagena
— 2 nights
Drive
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Tayrona National Park
— 2 nights
Fly
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San Andres Island
— 2 nights
Fly
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Cucuta
— 3 nights
Fly
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Bogota
— 1 night
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Bogota

— 2 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.
On the next day, examine the collection at Gold Museum (Museo del Oro), then take in the awesome beauty at Monserrate, and then stop by Vitrina Guayca.

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Indianapolis, USA to Bogota is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. In July, Bogota is little chillier than Indianapolis - with highs of 65°F and lows of 48°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Cali.

Things to do in Bogota

Tours · Parks · Museums · Nature

Cali

— 3 nights

Salsa Capital of the World

Learning how to salsa may be the most popular thing to do in Cali, but this giant city in southwestern Colombia represents more than just the "Salsa Capital of the World." Home to over 2 million people, thriving Cali serves as a major commercial and industrial center in South America, boasting the fastest-growing economy in Colombia.
Here are some ideas for day two: meet the residents at Zoologico de Cali, then pause for some photo ops at Cristo Rey, and then see the interesting displays at Caliwood Museo de la Cinematografia.

For where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Cali trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Bogota to Cali takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. While traveling from Bogota, expect much warmer days and a bit warmer nights in Cali, ranging from highs of 88°F to lows of 66°F. On the 18th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Medellin.

Things to do in Cali

Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks · Museums

Medellin

— 3 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 plan includes some of its best attractions: get the lay of the land with Walking tours, see Off-Road Tours, don't miss a visit to Plaza Botero, and enjoy some diversion at Parque Lleras.

Before you visit Medellin, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by flight from Cali to Medellin takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. July in Medellin sees daily highs of 84°F and lows of 64°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can fly to Cartagena.

Things to do in Medellin

Tours · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Outdoors

Cartagena

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): make a trip to Plaza Santo Domingo, steep yourself in history at Sanctuary of Saint Peter Claver, and then contemplate the long history of Walled City of Cartagena. On the 23rd (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: step into the grandiose world of Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas, then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then get engrossed in the history at Museo del Oro Zenu, and finally make a trip to Plaza de Bolivar.

For ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Cartagena trip itinerary maker app.

Traveling by flight from Medellin to Cartagena takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, Cartagena is somewhat warmer than Medellin - with highs of 91°F and lows of 78°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to go by car to Tayrona National Park.

Things to do in Cartagena

Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors · Museums

Tayrona National Park

— 2 nights
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sat): explore the striking landscape of Parque Nacional Natural Tayrona. On your second day here, stroll through Cabo San Juan Del Guia.

To see other places to visit, photos, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Tayrona National Park online journey planner.

Getting from Cartagena to Tayrona National Park by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi. In July, plan for daily highs up to 93°F, and evening lows to 78°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can fly to San Andres Island.

Things to do in Tayrona National Park

Parks · Nature · Beaches · Outdoors
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San Andres Island

— 2 nights
The coral San Andres Island boasts a rich colonial history, exotic beaches, and a laidback, tropical lifestyle.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Mon): look for all kinds of wild species at La Piscinita, take in the dramatic natural features at Hoyo Soplador, and then stroll through Playa de San Luis.

To see more things to do and other tourist information, you can read our San Andres Island trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by flight from Tayrona National Park to San Andres Island takes 6.5 hours. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Tayrona National Park in July: highs in San Andres Island hover around 86°F, while lows dip to 77°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to travel to Cucuta.

Things to do in San Andres Island

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Wildlife

Cucuta

— 3 nights

Pearl of the North

The site of some of the most important political and military events in Colombian history, Cucuta lies on the border with Venezuela and represents a regional hub of tourism, commerce, and productivity.
Cucuta is known for museums, historic sites, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Malecon, explore the world behind art at Museo Casa La Bagatela, pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de Cucuta, and buy something for everyone on your list at Ventura Plaza.

For reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Cucuta day trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from San Andres Island to Cucuta. Traveling from San Andres Island in July, you will find days in Cucuta are somewhat warmer (92°F), and nights are about the same (76°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Bogota.

Things to do in Cucuta

Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Bogota

— 1 night

Athens of South America

To see where to stay, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Bogota trip site.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Cucuta to Bogota. Traveling from Cucuta in July, things will get cooler in Bogota: highs are around 65°F and lows about 48°F. On the 31st (Sat), you're off to home.

Things to do in Bogota

Tours · Outdoors · Nightlife · Parks

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.