22 days in Colombia Itinerary

22 days in Colombia Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Pasto
— 3 nights
2
Salento
— 2 nights
3
Medellin
— 2 nights
4
Guatape
— 1 night
5
Medellin
— 2 nights
6
Cartagena
— 2 nights
7
Santa Marta
— 4 nights
8
Barichara
— 2 nights
9
Bogota
— 3 nights

3
nights
Pasto

Pasto ©
Pasto sits in the Andes mountain range at an altitude of 2,527 m (8,290 ft) above sea level.
Pasto is known for nature, historic sites, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: pause for some serene contemplation at Templo de San Felipe, see the interesting displays at Casa Museo Taminango, make a trip to Iglesia Santiago Apostol, and brush up on your military savvy at Centro Cultural Pandiaco Museo Del Carnaval.

For more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Pasto trip planner.

In February, daily temperatures in Pasto can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Salento.

Things to do in Pasto

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Templo de San Felipe ©
Templo de San Felipe
La Laguna de la Cocha ©
La Laguna de la Cocha
Iglesia de Fatima ©
Iglesia de Fatima

2
nights
Salento

Salento ©
Founded in 1842, the town of Salento represents the oldest established settlement in Quindio.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sat): identify plant and animal life at Kasaguadua Natural Reserve, thentake in the exciting artwork at Region Paisaje / Landscape Region, and then explore the striking landscape of Bosques de Cocora.

To see maps, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Salento holiday builder.

You can fly from Pasto to Salento in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Pasto in February, you will find days in Salento are much warmer (°C), and nights are somewhat warmer (°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can travel to Medellin.

Things to do in Salento

Parks Nature Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Kasaguadua Natural Reserve ©
Kasaguadua Natural Reserve
Bosques de Cocora ©
Bosques de Cocora
Region Paisaje / Landscape Region ©
Region Paisaje / Landscape Region

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.
Medellin is known for parks, museums, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the local highlights with Walking tours, don't miss a visit to Plaza Botero, get your game on at Bubble Foot Medellin, and head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

To find maps, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Medellin trip builder website.

Traveling by flight from Salento to Medellin takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In February, daytime highs in Medellin are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Guatape.

Things to do in Medellin

Parks Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Parroquia la Nina Maria
Highlights from your plan
Parasailing & Paragliding
Walking tours
Plaza Botero ©
Plaza Botero

1
night
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.
You can plan Guatape trip in no time by asking Inspirock to help create your itinerary.

Traveling by car from Medellin to Guatape takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Medellin in February; daily highs in Guatape reach °C and lows reach °C. You will leave for Medellin on the 19th (Wed).

Things to do in Guatape

Outdoors Tours Historic Sites

2
nights
Medellin

Kick off your visit on the 19th (Wed): take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin Botanico de Medellin, thentake an in-depth tour of Museo de Antioquia, thenview the masterpieces at Arte Loft Galeria, and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Thu): head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, let little ones run wild at Parque Lleras, and then steep yourself in history at Pueblito Paisa.

For ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Medellin trip itinerary tool.

You can drive from Guatape to Medellin in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Guatape in February, expect Medellin to be a bit warmer, temps between °C and °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can travel to Cartagena.

Things to do in Medellin

Outdoors Tours Museums
Highlights from your plan
Off-Road Tours
Museo de Antioquia ©
Museo de Antioquia
Jardin Botanico de Medellin ©
Jardin Botanico de Medellin

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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Fri): admire the landmark architecture of Las Bovedas, thenpause for some serene contemplation at Sanctuary of Saint Peter Claver, thentake an in-depth tour of Museo del Oro Zenu, and finally steep yourself in history at Walled City of Cartagena. On the 22nd (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stop by Swikar Caramelos Artisanales, deepen your understanding at Plaza Santo Domingo, thenexplore the historical opulence of Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas, and finally get outside with Outdoor Activities.

For where to stay, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read Cartagena online day trip planner.

Getting from Medellin to Cartagena by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In February, Cartagena is somewhat warmer than Medellin - with highs of °C and lows of °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can drive to Santa Marta.

Things to do in Cartagena

Historic Sites Outdoors Tours
Highlights from your plan
Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas ©
Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas
Walled City of Cartagena ©
Walled City of Cartagena
Boat Tours & Water Sports

4
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.
Step out of Santa Marta to go to Tayrona National Park and see Parque Nacional Natural Tayrona, which is approximately 1h 10 min away. And it doesn't end there: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Blanca, look for gifts at Yo Amo Santa Marta, and kick back and relax at Cristal Beach.

For where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Santa Marta tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Cartagena to Santa Marta by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Barichara.

Things to do in Santa Marta

Parks Outdoors Nature

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
Barichara

A charming town of just over 7,000 people, Barichara displays rustic, dusty orange-colored architecture, protected by the Colombian People's Heritage Network.
Change things up with these side-trips from Barichara: San Gil (Cascada de Juan Curi, Parasailing & Paragliding, &more). The adventure continues: stroll the grounds of Cementerio Barichara, walk around Parque Infantil Mirador, pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de la Inmaculada Concepcion, and appreciate the history behind Monumento al Buey.

For where to stay, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Barichara road trip website.

You can fly from Santa Marta to Barichara in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In February, Barichara is slightly colder than Santa Marta - with highs of °C and lows of °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Bogota.

Things to do in Barichara

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trip

San Gil
Highlights from your plan
Parasailing & Paragliding
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours
Cementerio  Barichara ©
Cementerio Barichara

3
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.
Take a break from Bogota with a short trip to Catedral de Sal de Zipaquira in Zipaquira, about 54 minutes away. There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Gold Museum (Museo del Oro), let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, look for gifts at Vitrina Guayca, and take in the history at Iglesia Santa Beatriz.

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Getting from Barichara to Bogota by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Barichara in February: highs in Bogota hover around °C, while lows dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Bogota

Museums Historic Sites Tours

Side Trip

Catedral de Sal de Zipaquira
Highlights from your plan
Gold Museum (Museo del Oro) ©
Gold Museum (Museo del Oro)
Museo Botero del Banco de la Republica ©
Museo Botero del Banco de la Republica
Monserrate ©
Monserrate

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