26 days in Colombia Itinerary

26 days in Colombia Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Bogota
— 3 nights
2
Salento
— 4 nights
3
Cartagena
— 5 nights
4
Medellin
— 8 nights
5
Minca
— 3 nights
6
Tayrona National Park
— 2 nights

3
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.
Step out of Bogota with an excursion to Centro de Memoria El Cuartico in Valledupar--about 32 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Gold Museum (Museo del Oro), don't miss a visit to Plaza Ruffino de Cuervo, stroll through Monserrate, and stroll around Parque de Usaquen.

For other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Bogota trip builder app.

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major aiport is El Dorado International Airport. In May, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Salento.

Things to do in Bogota

Museums Tours Parks

Side Trip

Centro de Memoria El Cuartico
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Gold Museum (Museo del Oro) ©
Gold Museum (Museo del Oro)
Monserrate ©
Monserrate
Museo Botero del Banco de la Republica ©
Museo Botero del Banco de la Republica

4
nights
Salento

Salento ©
Founded in 1842, the town of Salento represents the oldest established settlement in Quindio.
When in Salento, make a side trip to see Mirador Colina Iluminada in Filandia, approximately Filandia away. The adventure continues: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Bosques de Cocora, experience rural life at Las Acacias Coffee Farm, savor a delicious cup with a coffee and tea tour, and get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour.

For photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read Salento journey planning site.

Do a combination of from Bogota to Salento in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Bogota in May; daily highs in Salento reach °F and lows reach °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can travel to Cartagena.

Things to do in Salento

Tours Parks Nature

Side Trip

Mirador Colina Iluminada
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Kasaguadua Natural Reserve ©
Kasaguadua Natural Reserve
Bosques de Cocora ©
Bosques de Cocora
Valle del Cocora ©
Valle del Cocora

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.
When in Cartagena, make a side trip to see Playa Blanca in Isla Baru, approximately Isla Baru away. The adventure continues: make a trip to Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas, pause for some serene contemplation at Sanctuary of Saint Peter Claver, contemplate the long history of Walled City of Cartagena, and gain insight at Plaza Santo Domingo.

To see traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Cartagena sightseeing planner.

Fly from Salento to Cartagena in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or drive. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Salento in June; daily highs in Cartagena reach °F and lows reach °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Medellin.

Things to do in Cartagena

Historic Sites Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Playa Blanca
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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

8
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 Medellin's surroundings by going to Piedra Del Penol (in Guatape) and Parque Tematico Replica del Viejo Penol (in Penol). Next up on the itinerary: get the lay of the land with Walking tours, explore the activities along Laguna de Guatape, observe the fascinating underwater world at Parque Explora, and take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin Botanico de Medellin.

Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to Medellin fast, fun, and easy.

You can fly from Cartagena to Medellin in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In June, Medellin is little chillier than Cartagena - with highs of °F and lows of °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can travel to Minca.

Things to do in Medellin

Parks Tours Nature

Side Trips

Envigado, Piedra Del Penol, Parque Tematico Replica del Viejo Penol
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Off-Road Tours
Walking tours
Parasailing & Paragliding

3
nights
Minca

Minca
A Minca vacation takes you to a small mountain village nestled above Santa Marta in the Sierra Nevada.
Change things up with these side-trips from Minca: Cienaga (Centro Historico de Cienaga & Plaza Centenario). And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at El Dorado Bird Reserve, see the interesting displays at Museo Minca - Memorial Museum of the Sierra Nevada, head outdoors with Pozo Azul, and take an in-depth tour of Museo del Cacao de Minca.

To find photos, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Minca travel route tool.

Traveling by flight from Medellin to Minca takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Medellin in June; daily highs in Minca reach °F and lows reach °F. On the 17th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Tayrona National Park.

Things to do in Minca

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Cienaga
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Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta
Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta
El Dorado Bird Reserve ©
El Dorado Bird Reserve

2
nights
Tayrona National Park

Tayrona National Park ©
On your second day here, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Parque Nacional Natural Tayrona.

To find photos, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read Tayrona National Park online trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Minca to Tayrona National Park in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around °F in June, and nighttime lows around °F. On the 19th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tayrona National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Parque Nacional Natural Tayrona ©
Parque Nacional Natural Tayrona

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