25 days in Colombia Itinerary

25 days in Colombia Itinerary

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25 days in Colombia Itinerary

Start: Tel Aviv
Fly + Drive:  19​h 45​min
1
Isla Baru
— 1 day
Fly:  2​h 30​min
2
San Andres Island
— 4 nights
Fly + Bus:  4​h 45​min
3
Salento
— 2 nights
Bus + Fly:  2​h
4
Bogota
— 5 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
5
Leticia
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
6
Santa Marta
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
7
Cartagena
— 5 nights
Fly:  18​h 45​min
End: Tel Aviv

1
day
Isla Baru

Isla Baru ©
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 6th (Thu): look for all kinds of wild species at Aviario Nacional de Colombia and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Blanca.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read Isla Baru day trip planner .

Tel Aviv, Israel to Isla Baru is an approximately 20-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 7 hours traveling from Tel Aviv to Isla Baru. In September, daytime highs in Isla Baru are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) to allow time to travel to San Andres Island.

Things to do in Isla Baru

Parks Beaches Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Playa Blanca ©
Playa Blanca
Aviario Nacional de Colombia ©
Aviario Nacional de Colombia

4
nights
San Andres Island

San Andres Island ©
The coral San Andres Island boasts a rich colonial history, exotic beaches, and a laidback, tropical lifestyle.
Relax by the water at Playa de San Luis and Playa de Spratt Bight. Escape the urban bustle at La Piscinita and Johnny Cay. And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Cayo El Acuario, see the interesting displays at Parque Tematico El Pueblito Isleno San Andres, head off the coast to Cayo Bolivar, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Primera Iglesia Bautista.

For reviews, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our San Andres Island tour builder site .

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Isla Baru to San Andres Island in 2.5 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Salento.

Things to do in San Andres Island

Parks Nature Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
La Piscinita ©
La Piscinita
Cayo El Acuario ©
Cayo El Acuario
Hoyo Soplador ©
Hoyo Soplador

2
nights
Salento

Salento ©
Founded in 1842, the town of Salento represents the oldest established settlement in Quindio.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Tue): admire the verdant scenery at Valle del Cocora, then indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Kasaguadua Natural Reserve. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Bosques de Cocora.

To find photos, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Salento day trip planning tool .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from San Andres Island to Salento in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight, bus, and taxi. Traveling from San Andres Island in September, Salento is a bit cooler at night with lows of 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Bogota.

Things to do in Salento

Parks Nature Tours
Highlights from your plan
Kasaguadua Natural Reserve ©
Kasaguadua Natural Reserve
Bosques de Cocora ©
Bosques de Cocora
Valle del Cocora ©
Valle del Cocora

5
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.
Get some historical perspective at Catedral de Sal and Bolivar plaza. Escape the urban bustle at Laguna de Guatavita and Mount Monserrate. Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Gold Museum (Museo del Oro), take in nature's colorful creations at Piero Jardinero, pause for some serene contemplation at Parroquia San Francisco de Sales, and take a stroll through Parque 93.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Bogota holiday planner .

Getting from Salento to Bogota by combination of taxi and flight takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Salento in September, with highs in Bogota at 22°C and lows at 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to travel to Leticia.

Things to do in Bogota

Parks Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Parroquia San Francisco de Sales, Laguna de Guatavita, 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 ©
Catedral de Sal de Zipaquira ©
Catedral de Sal de Zipaquira

2
nights
Leticia

Leticia ©
Leticia represents a large urban area and one of the best places from which to commence exploring areas along the Amazon.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Tue): identify plant and animal life at Parque Ecologico Mundo Amazonico, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de Nuestra Senora de La Paz, and then stroll through Santander Park. On your second day here, identify plant and animal life at Reserva Natural Tanimboca and then head off the coast to Isla de Los Micos.

To find other places to visit, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Leticia road trip app .

Traveling by flight from Bogota to Leticia takes 2.5 hours. Prepare for much hotter weather when traveling from Bogota in September: high temperatures in Leticia hover around 38°C and lows are around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Santa Marta.

Things to do in Leticia

Parks Wildlife Nature
Highlights from your plan
Parque Ecologico Mundo Amazonico ©
Parque Ecologico Mundo Amazonico
Reserva Natural Tanimboca ©
Reserva Natural Tanimboca
Isla de Los Micos ©
Isla de Los Micos

3
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.
Visit Cristal Beach and Playa Grande for some beach relaxation. Get in touch with nature at Parque Nacional Natural Tayrona and Playa Blanca. There's much more to do: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, kick back and relax at Playaca, explore the world behind art at Quinta de San Pedro Alejandrino, and pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de Santa Marta.

To see where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Santa Marta trip maker site .

Traveling by flight from Leticia to Santa Marta takes 6.5 hours. In September, daytime highs in Santa Marta are 39°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) to allow time to drive to Cartagena.

Things to do in Santa Marta

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Taganga
Highlights from your plan
Parque Nacional Natural Tayrona ©
Parque Nacional Natural Tayrona
Scuba & Snorkeling
Quinta de San Pedro Alejandrino ©
Quinta de San Pedro Alejandrino

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like San Felipe de Barajas Castle and Walled City of Cartagena. Popular historic sites such as Convent of Santa Cruz de la Popa and Sanctuary of Saint Peter Claver are in your itinerary. On the 27th (Thu), spend a cool day on the water with Veleros Colombia. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Plaza Santo Domingo, make a trip to Torre del Reloj, get impressive views of Volcan de Lodo El Totumo (Mud Volcano), and kick back and relax at Playa De Punta Arena.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, go to the Cartagena trip planner .

Traveling by car from Santa Marta to Cartagena takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Cartagena are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cartagena

Outdoors Transportation 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
Plaza Santo Domingo ©
Plaza Santo Domingo

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