22 days in Colombia Itinerary

22 days in Colombia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Colombia trip itinerary planner

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Cartagena
— 2 nights
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Santa Marta
— 2 nights
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San Andres Island
— 3 nights
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Cali
— 2 nights
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Salento
— 2 nights
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Montenegro
— 2 nights
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Medellin
— 3 nights
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Bogota
— 4 nights
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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.
Here are some ideas for day two: go for a walk through Parque Reloj Solar, make a trip to Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas, then steep yourself in history at Walled City of Cartagena, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sanctuary of Saint Peter Claver.

For ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Cartagena tour itinerary app.

Berlin, Germany to Cartagena 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. In May, daytime highs in Cartagena are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) to allow time to drive to Santa Marta.

Things to do in Cartagena

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours

Santa Marta

— 2 nights

America's Pearl

Many visitors begin their Santa Marta holiday, surrounded by urban clutter and heavy traffic, expecting little from the city in terms of historical importance.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): stop by Yo Amo Santa Marta and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Parque Nacional Natural Tayrona. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed): admire the masterpieces at Quinta de San Pedro Alejandrino, then observe the fascinating underwater world at Marine World Aquarium, and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

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

Traveling by car from Cartagena to Santa Marta takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) to allow time to travel to San Andres Island.

Things to do in Santa Marta

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

San Andres Island

— 3 nights
The coral San Andres Island boasts a rich colonial history, exotic beaches, and a laidback, tropical lifestyle.
San Andres Island is known for nature, wildlife, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: step off the mainland to explore Johnny Cay, kick back and relax at Playa de San Luis, make a trip to Rocky Cay, and explore the striking landscape at Hoyo Soplador.

For reviews, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, use the San Andres Island travel planning site.

Traveling by flight from Santa Marta to San Andres Island takes 6.5 hours. Traveling from Santa Marta in June, you will find days in San Andres Island are little chillier (36°C), and nights are about the same (30°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to travel to Cali.

Things to do in San Andres Island

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Cali

— 2 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.
On the 7th (Sun), examine the collection at Caliwood Museo de la Cinematografia, then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Zoologico de Cali, and then examine the collection at Museo Aereo Fenix. Keep things going the next day: appreciate the extensive heritage of Camino Real and then hike along Picoloro Ecoturismo.

To find traveler tips and other tourist information, use the Cali trip itinerary planning site.

Fly from San Andres Island to Cali in 4.5 hours. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from San Andres Island in June since evenings lows in Cali dip to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to drive to Salento.

Things to do in Cali

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

Salento

— 2 nights

Father of Quindio

Founded in 1842, the town of Salento represents the oldest established settlement in Quindio.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Tue): push the limits with an extreme tour, identify plant and animal life at Kasaguadua Natural Reserve, and then savor a delicious cup with a coffee and tea tour. Keep things going the next day: appreciate the views at Valle del Cocora and then explore the striking landscape of Bosques de Cocora.

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Getting from Cali to Salento by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. June in Salento sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Montenegro.

Things to do in Salento

Parks · Nature · Tours · Outdoors

Montenegro

— 2 nights
Named after the dark trees covering the area's hills, Montenegro (literally Black Mountain) sits in a verdant zone irrigated by three major rivers.
On the 11th (Thu), find something for the whole family at Parque del Cafe and then head outdoors with Globos Colombia. On the 12th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some serene contemplation at Parroquia Jesus Maria y Jose, then get engrossed in the history at Museo del Oro Quimbaya, then don't miss a visit to Eje cafetero (Zona Cafetera), and finally head outdoors with Canopy Los Caracolies.

For photos, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Montenegro road trip planning tool.

You can drive from Salento to Montenegro in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in June, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can travel to Medellin.

Things to do in Montenegro

Theme Parks · Tours · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

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, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Parque Explora, and cruise along medellin 2000m DESCENT.

For reviews, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, use the Medellin trip itinerary app.

Traveling by flight from Montenegro to Medellin takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. June in Medellin sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Bogota.

Things to do in Medellin

Tours · Outdoors · Parks · Trails

Bogota

— 4 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.
Explore Bogota's surroundings by going to Zipaquira (Centro Comercial La Casona de Zipaquira, Catedral de Sal de Zipaquira, &more). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Gold Museum (Museo del Oro), stop by Vitrina Guayca, experience the excitement of Whee Institute - Learn Spanish in Bogota, and contemplate the long history of Bolivar Square.

For more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read Bogota trip itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by flight from Medellin to Bogota takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Medellin in June, things will get slightly colder in Bogota: highs are around 22°C and lows about 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Bogota

Museums · Tours · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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.