24 days in Colombia Itinerary

24 days in Colombia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Colombia planner

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Bogota
— 3 nights
Foot to Bogota, Fly to Pereira
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Pereira
— 5 nights
Fly
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Cartagena
— 4 nights
Ferry
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Isla Baru
— 2 nights
Bus
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Santa Marta
— 1 night
Drive
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Tayrona National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Barranquilla
— 2 nights
Fly
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Medellin
— 4 nights
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Bogota

— 3 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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): don't miss a visit to Teatro Mayor Julio Mario Santo Domingo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Museo Nacional de Colombia, then examine the collection at Gold Museum (Museo del Oro), then pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia de San Francisco, and finally take a stroll through Parque 93.

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Ljubljana, Slovenia to Bogota is an approximately 18-hour flight. You'll gain 6 hours traveling from Ljubljana to Bogota due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Ljubljana in November, things will get somewhat warmer in Bogota: highs are around 22°C and lows about 10°C. You'll have a few hours on the 5th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Pereira.

Things to do in Bogota

Parks · Museums · Wildlife · Shopping

Side Trip

Pereira

— 5 nights
A center of commerce and trade, the thriving city of Pereira was founded in 1863.
You'll explore and learn at Museo del Oro Quimbaya and Region Paisaje / Landscape Region. Catedral de Nuestra Senora de la Pobreza and Iglesia El Claret are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Change things up with these side-trips from Pereira: La Virginia (in La Virginia), Kasaguadua Natural Reserve (in Salento) and Globos Colombia (in Montenegro). There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Museo Rayo, pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de Nuestra Senora de la Pobreza, indulge in your favorite hot beverage with a coffee and tea tour, and deepen your understanding at Universidad Tecnologica de Pereira.

For other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Pereira planning website.

You can fly from Bogota to Pereira in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Bogota in November, with highs in Pereira at 30°C and lows at 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Cartagena.

Things to do in Pereira

Museums · Parks · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trips

Cartagena

— 4 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.
Explore hidden gems such as Barrio Getsemani and Templo de Santo Domingo. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Centro Historico and Bomba Beach Club. Next up on the itinerary: explore the historical opulence of Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia de Santo Toribio, see the interesting displays at Casa Museo Rafael Nunez, and make a trip to Plaza Fernandez Madrid.

To see photos, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Cartagena tour itinerary maker app.

You can fly from Pereira to Cartagena in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Pereira in November, with highs in Cartagena at 37°C and lows at 30°C. On the 14th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Isla Baru.

Things to do in Cartagena

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Neighborhoods · Tours

Isla Baru

— 2 nights
Lying south of Cartagena, Isla Baru was connected to the mainland until the construction of the Canal del Dique.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Blanca. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Fri): identify plant and animal life at Aviario Nacional de Colombia and then enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Puntilla.

For more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Isla Baru trip itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by ferry from Cartagena to Isla Baru takes 3.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to take a bus to Santa Marta.

Things to do in Isla Baru

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

Santa Marta

— 1 night

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.
On the 16th (Sat), kick back and relax at Ensenada de Chengue, pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia San Jeronimo, then make a trip to Centro Historico de Santa Marta, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Parroquia de Nuestra Senora de la Medalla Milagrosa.

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You can take a bus from Isla Baru to Santa Marta in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in November, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Tayrona National Park.

Things to do in Santa Marta

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Beaches
Highlights from your trip

Tayrona National Park

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sun): stroll through Cabo San Juan Del Guia. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Playa de las 7 Olas.

For other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Tayrona National Park trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Santa Marta to Tayrona National Park in 1.5 hours. In November, daily temperatures in Tayrona National Park can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Mon) to allow time for the car ride to Barranquilla.

Things to do in Tayrona National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Barranquilla

— 2 nights

Golden Gate of Colombia

An industrial port city on Colombia's Caribbean coast, Barranquilla represents the fourth-most populous city in the country.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Playas de Santa Veronica, then take an in-depth tour of Museo Mapuka, then stop by Todomono, and finally view the masterpieces at Bojanini Art Gallery.

To see reviews, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Barranquilla route builder app.

Drive from Tayrona National Park to Barranquilla in 3 hours. In November, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Medellin.

Things to do in Barranquilla

Museums · Shopping · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trip

Medellin

— 4 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.
Visiting medellin 2000m DESCENT and ALTITUDE will get you outdoors. Planetario de Medellin and Medellin Museum of Modern Art are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Medellin: Mayorca Mega Plaza (in Sabaneta), Iglesia de Nuestra Senora del Carmen (in Guatape) and Cementerio Jardines Montesacro (in Itagui). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Museo Casa de la Memoria, explore the world behind art at H by HDC, see the world from above with Air Tours, and pause for some serene contemplation at Templo Parroquial Jesus Nazareno.

To see ratings, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Medellin trip tool.

You can fly from Barranquilla to Medellin in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Barranquilla in November: high temperatures in Medellin hover around 31°C and lows are around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Medellin

Museums · Outdoors · Tours · Shopping

Side Trips

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.