25 days in Colombia Itinerary

25 days in Colombia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Colombia visit planner

Make it your trip
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San Andres Island
— 4 nights
Fly
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Medellin
— 2 nights
Drive
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Salento
— 2 nights
Drive
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Cali
— 2 nights
Drive
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Popayan
— 3 nights
Fly
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Bogota
— 3 nights
Drive
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Barichara
— 2 nights
Bus to Bucaramanga, Fly to Tayrona National Park
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Tayrona National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Cartagena
— 5 nights
Fly

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San Andres Island

— 4 nights
The coral San Andres Island boasts a rich colonial history, exotic beaches, and a laidback, tropical lifestyle.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Morgan's Cave. There's much more to do: head off the coast to Johnny Cay, explore the gorgeous colors at West View, tour the pleasant surroundings at La Piscinita, and take in the dramatic natural features at Hoyo Soplador.

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New York City, USA to San Andres Island is an approximately 11-hour flight. Prepare for much warmer weather when traveling from New York City in April: high temperatures in San Andres Island hover around 87°F and lows are around 78°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Medellin.

Things to do in San Andres Island

Parks · Nature · Beaches · Outdoors

Medellin

— 2 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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Parque Arvi. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Templo Parroquial Jesus Nazareno, then don't miss a visit to Plaza Botero, then get engrossed in the history at Museo de Antioquia, and finally walk around Parques del Rio. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through Parque Arvi and then steep yourself in history at Pueblito Paisa.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Medellin attractions planning tool.

Traveling by flight from San Andres Island to Medellin takes 3.5 hours. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from San Andres Island in April, with highs in Medellin at 82°F and lows at 64°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Salento.

Things to do in Medellin

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Museums

Salento

— 2 nights

Father of Quindio

Founded in 1842, the town of Salento represents the oldest established settlement in Quindio.
Bosques de Cocora has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sun): stroll through Kasaguadua Natural Reserve and then admire the verdant scenery at Valle del Cocora. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the striking landscape of Bosques de Cocora.

To find reviews, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Salento road trip website.

Getting from Medellin to Salento by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. April in Salento sees daily highs of 82°F and lows of 64°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to drive to Cali.

Things to do in Salento

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

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.
Iglesia La Ermita has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Tue): examine the collection at Caliwood Museo de la Cinematografia, then get to know the resident critters at Zoologico de Cali, then pause for some photo ops at Cristo Rey, and finally make a trip to Mirador Sebastian Belalcazar. On the 27th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at MUSA Museo Arqueologico, admire the landmark architecture of El Gato Del Rio( Gato De Tejada), then appreciate the extensive heritage of Iglesia de San Antonio, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia La Ermita.

To find where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Cali trip planning website.

Getting from Salento to Cali by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Cali are 87°F, while nighttime lows are 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to drive to Popayan.

Things to do in Cali

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums

Popayan

— 3 nights

White City

Popayan vacations hold plenty of appeal for international and domestic visitors, as the city represent one of the most entertaining and culturally enriching urban centers on the continent.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Puente del Humilladero as well as Purace National Natural Park. The adventure continues: admire the striking features of Centro Historico de Popayan, wander the streets of Pueblito Patojo, don't miss a visit to Parque Caldas, and pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia de San Francisco.

To see maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Popayan itinerary maker app.

Drive from Cali to Popayan in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. While traveling from Cali, expect cooler days and about the same nights in Popayan, ranging from highs of 66°F to lows of 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) to allow time to fly to Bogota.

Things to do in Popayan

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Bolivar Square as well as Museo Nacional de Colombia. Change things up with these side-trips from Bogota: Zipaquira (Esensal, Catedral de Sal de Zipaquira, &more). And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Gold Museum (Museo del Oro), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral Primada de Bogota, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Monserrate, and walk around Parque de Usaquen.

To find traveler tips, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, use the Bogota holiday app.

You can fly from Popayan to Bogota in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Traveling from Popayan in April, plan for a bit cooler nights in Bogota, with lows around 50°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to go by car to Barichara.

Things to do in Bogota

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trip

Barichara

— 2 nights
A charming town of just over 7,000 people, Barichara displays rustic, dusty orange-colored architecture, protected by the Colombian People's Heritage Network.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Iglesia de Santa Lucia de Guane as well as Salto Del Mico. Start off your visit on the 4th (Wed): walk around Parque La Libertad, then get great views at Salto Del Mico, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Iglesia de Santa Lucia de Guane, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de la Inmaculada Concepcion. Keep things going the next day: stroll the grounds of Cementerio Barichara and then make a trip to Capilla de Santa Barbara.

For photos, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Barichara driving holiday planner.

Getting from Bogota to Barichara by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and taxi; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Bogota in May, with highs in Barichara at 79°F and lows at 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Thu) to allow time for travel to Tayrona National Park.

Things to do in Barichara

Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trip

Tayrona National Park

— 1 night
On the 6th (Fri), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Parque Nacional Natural Tayrona.

To find more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Tayrona National Park online driving holiday planner.

Getting from Barichara to Tayrona National Park by combination of bus and flight takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Barichara in May, with highs in Tayrona National Park at 92°F and lows at 79°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can drive to Cartagena.

Things to do in Tayrona National Park

Parks · Nature
Highlights from your trip

Cartagena

— 5 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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Torre del Reloj as well as Convent of Santa Cruz de la Popa. Next up on the itinerary: explore the historical opulence of Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas, contemplate the long history of Sanctuary of Saint Peter Claver, get impressive views of Volcan de Lodo El Totumo (Mud Volcano), and make a trip to Plaza de Bolivar.

For traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Cartagena driving holiday planning website.

Getting from Tayrona National Park to Cartagena by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus. In May, daily temperatures in Cartagena can reach 90°F, while at night they dip to 79°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Cartagena

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Spas

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.