25 days in Colombia Itinerary

25 days in Colombia Itinerary

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25 days in Colombia Itinerary

Start: Stockholm
Fly:  8​h
1
Bogota
— 2 nights
+2
Taxi + Bus + Taxi:  5​h 30​min
2
Salento
— 3 nights
Taxi + Bus:  4​h 15​min
3
Medellin
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
Minca
— 2 nights
Drive:  45​min
5
Santa Marta
— 2 nights
Shuttle + Fly:  3​h
6
San Andres Island
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
7
Cartagena
— 5 nights
Fly:  15​h 15​min
End: Stockholm

2
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.
On the 23rd (Sun), browse the fresh offerings at Plaza de Mercado de Paloquemao, then see the interesting displays at Gold Museum (Museo del Oro), and then walk around Parque de Usaquen. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Monserrate, then explore the world behind art at Museo Botero del Banco de la Republica, and then contemplate the long history of Bolivar plaza.

For photos, maps, and tourist information, use the Bogota route builder website .

Stockholm, Sweden to Bogota is an approximately 18-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from Central European Time to Colombia Time, which is usually a -6 hour difference. Expect warmer weather when traveling from Stockholm in February: highs in Bogota hover around 24°C, while lows dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to travel to Salento.

Things to do in Bogota

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

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

3
nights
Salento

Salento ©
Founded in 1842, the town of Salento represents the oldest established settlement in Quindio.
On the 26th (Wed), explore the striking landscape of Bosques de Cocora and then appreciate the views at Valle del Cocora. On the 27th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, then look for all kinds of wild species at Kasaguadua Natural Reserve, and then indulge in your favorite hot beverage with a coffee and tea tour.

To find other places to visit, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read Salento trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Bogota to Salento takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or drive. In February, Salento is somewhat warmer than Bogota - with highs of 33°C and lows of 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to travel to Medellin.

Things to do in Salento

Parks Nature Tours
Highlights from your plan
Kasaguadua Natural Reserve ©
Kasaguadua Natural Reserve
Bosques de Cocora ©
Bosques de Cocora
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours

4
nights
Medellin

Nestled between rising hills in a narrow valley, Medellin serves as an energetic melting pot of people from all socio-economic classes.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Medellin: Piedra Del Penol (in Guatape) and Parque Tematico Replica del Viejo Penol (in Penol). And it doesn't end there: get the lay of the land with Walking tours, make a trip to Plaza Botero, contemplate the long history of Pueblito Paisa, and walk around Parques del Rio.

To see where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Medellin trip itinerary builder site .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Salento to Medellin in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In February in Medellin, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can travel to Minca.

Things to do in Medellin

Parks Tours Historic Sites

Side Trips

Parque Tematico Replica del Viejo Penol, Piedra Del Penol
Highlights from your plan
Parasailing & Paragliding
Walking tours
Parque Explora ©
Parque Explora

2
nights
Minca

Minca
A Minca vacation takes you to a small mountain village nestled above Santa Marta in the Sierra Nevada.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Wed): take in the dramatic scenery at Cascada de Marinka and then head outdoors with Pozo Azul. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Memorial Museum of the Sierra Nevada, get engrossed in the history at Museo del Cacao de Minca, and then take in the awesome beauty at Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta.

To find traveler tips and tourist information, read Minca online route planner .

Traveling by flight from Medellin to Minca takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Medellin in March; daily highs in Minca reach 39°C and lows reach 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can go by car to Santa Marta.

Things to do in Minca

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta
Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta
Memorial Museum of the Sierra Nevada ©
Museo del Cacao de Minca ©
Museo del Cacao de Minca

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Fri): look for gifts at Yo Amo Santa Marta and then explore the striking landscape of Parque Nacional Natural Tayrona. On the 7th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Mundo Marino and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Santa Marta vacation planner.

You can drive from Minca to Santa Marta in an hour. Another option is to take a bus. In March in Santa Marta, expect temperatures between 39°C during the day and 29°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can travel to San Andres Island.

Things to do in Santa Marta

Parks Nature Tours
Highlights from your plan
Parque Nacional Natural Tayrona ©
Parque Nacional Natural Tayrona
Scuba & Snorkeling

5
nights
San Andres Island

San Andres Island ©
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: head off the coast to Johnny Cay, see the vivid underwater world at West View, make a trip to Rocky Cay, and explore the fascinating underground world of Morgan's Cave.

To see maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the San Andres Island day trip website .

Traveling by combination of shuttle and flight from Santa Marta to San Andres Island takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Santa Marta in March, expect nights in San Andres Island to be about the same, around 29°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 34°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can travel to Cartagena.

Things to do in San Andres Island

Parks Nature Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Johnny Cay ©
Johnny Cay
La Piscinita ©
La Piscinita
Hoyo Soplador ©
Hoyo Soplador

5
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.
Step out of Cartagena with an excursion to Playa Blanca in Isla Baru--about 1h 05 min away. There's still lots to do: explore the historical opulence of Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas, take in the spiritual surroundings of Convent of Santa Cruz de la Popa, examine the collection at Caribe Jewelry Museum & Factory, and see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For reviews, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Cartagena trip itinerary planning app .

You can fly from San Andres Island to Cartagena in 3.5 hours. March in Cartagena sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 29°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cartagena

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Playa Blanca
Highlights from your plan
Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas ©
Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas
Walled City of Cartagena ©
Walled City of Cartagena
Plaza Santo Domingo ©
Plaza Santo Domingo

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