26 days in Colombia Itinerary

26 days in Colombia Itinerary

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Start: Bogota
1
Bogota
— 4 nights
Fly:  2 h 15 min
2
Cali
— 2 nights
Fly:  2 h 15 min
3
Bogota
— 2 nights
Fly:  1 h 15 min
4
Medellin
— 2 nights
Fly:  1 h 15 min
5
Bogota
— 2 nights
Fly:  10 h
6
Bahia Solano
— 1 night
Drive:  13 h
7
Santa Marta
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
8
Cartagena
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + Foot + Ferry:  7 h 15 min
9
Providencia Island
— 1 night
+5
Ferry + Foot + Bus + Fly + Taxi + Bus:  14 h 15 min
10
San Agustin
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  14 h 45 min
11
Uribia
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  6 h 30 min
End: Bogota

4
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.
Gold Museum (Museo del Oro) and Barrio La Candelaria will appeal to museum buffs. Get some cultural insight at Museo Botero del Banco de la Republica and Iglesia de Nuestra Senora de los Dolores. Get out of town with these interesting Bogota side-trips: Chia (Vinos Express, Centro Comercial Fontanar, &more), Bioparque La Reserva (in Cota) and Reserva Natural El Chochal de Siecha (in Guasca). And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Laguna de Guatavita, make a trip to Teatro Mayor Julio Mario Santo Domingo, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de Sal de Zipaquira, and look for all kinds of wild species at Parque Natural Chicaque.

To see photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Bogota vacation builder app.

If you are flying in from Australia, the closest major aiport is El Dorado International Airport. In September, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to travel to Cali.

Things to do in Bogota

Parks Wildlife Shopping

Side Trips

Chia, Zipaquira, Parque Natural Chicaque, Centro de Memoria El Cuartico, Bioparque La Reserva
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Laguna de Guatavita ©
Laguna de Guatavita
Parque Natural Chicaque ©
Parque Natural Chicaque
Gold Museum (Museo del Oro) ©
Gold Museum (Museo del Oro)

2
nights
Cali

Cali ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Fri): examine the collection at Museo Aereo Fenix, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia La Ermita, admire the landmark architecture of Iglesia La Merced, examine the collection at Caliwood Museo de la Cinematografia, then take in the pleasant sights at Barrio San Antonio, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Iglesia de San Antonio. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at MUSA Museo Arqueologico, admire the masterpieces at Museo de Arte Colonial y Religioso La Merced, pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia San Francisco, look for gifts at Centro Comercial UNICENTRO, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Camino Real, and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To see reviews, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Cali driving holiday tool.

Traveling by flight from Bogota to Cali takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or drive. When traveling from Bogota in September, plan for much hotter days in Cali, with highs around 37°C, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to travel to Bogota.

Things to do in Cali

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Camino Real
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Museo Aereo Fenix ©
Museo Aereo Fenix
Camino Real ©
Camino Real
Caliwood Museo de la Cinematografia ©
Caliwood Museo de la Cinematografia

2
nights
Bogota

Bogota ©
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sun): take a stroll through Parque 93, see the interesting displays at Museo Nacional de Colombia, then explore the world behind art at Museo Santa Clara, and finally don't miss a visit to Zona G Bogota. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Mon): contemplate the long history of Bolivar Square, then examine the collection at Gabriel García Márquez Cultural Center, then browse the exhibits of DIBS by Culture Shock Colombia, and finally identify plant and animal life at Cascada La Chorrera.

For where to stay, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read our Bogota trip builder tool.

Traveling by flight from Cali to Bogota takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or drive. When traveling from Cali in September, plan for cooler days and a bit cooler nights in Bogota: temperatures range from 22°C by day to 9°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can travel to Medellin.

Things to do in Bogota

Museums Neighborhoods Parks

Side Trip

Cascada La Chorrera
Highlights from your plan
Museo Nacional de Colombia ©
Museo Nacional de Colombia
Museo Santa Clara ©
Museo Santa Clara
Zona G Bogota ©
Zona G Bogota

2
nights
Medellin

Medellin ©
Nestled between rising hills in a narrow valley, Medellin serves as an energetic melting pot of people from all socio-economic classes.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Tue): steep yourself in history at Pueblito Paisa, browse the different shops at El Tesoro Parque Comercial, then view the masterpieces at KJ Art shop & Coffee, then look for all kinds of wild species at Parque Arvi, and finally soar above the sights with a balloon tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Wed): indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, buy something for everyone on your list at Centro Comercial Santafé, stop by Mon & Velarde, then take an in-depth tour of Museo de Antioquia, and finally see the sky in a new way at Planetario de Medellin.

To see more things to do, photos, maps, and other tourist information, use the Medellin trip planner.

Getting from Bogota to Medellin by flight takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Bogota in September: high temperatures in Medellin hover around 32°C and lows are around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Bogota.

Things to do in Medellin

Shopping Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Museo de Antioquia ©
Museo de Antioquia
Parque Arvi ©
Parque Arvi
Spas

2
nights
Bogota

Bogota ©
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Thu): hunt for treasures at Mercado de las Pulgas de Usaquen, then stop by Zona G Bogota, then examine the collection at Museo Nacional de Colombia, and finally wander the streets of Parque 93. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Fri): examine the collection at Gabriel García Márquez Cultural Center, then contemplate the long history of Bolivar Square, then get engrossed in the history at Museo Santa Clara, and finally identify plant and animal life at Cascada La Chorrera.

To see other places to visit, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Bogota trip maker tool.

Traveling by flight from Medellin to Bogota takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Medellin in September, things will get slightly colder in Bogota: highs are around 22°C and lows about 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Bahia Solano.

Things to do in Bogota

Neighborhoods Parks Museums

Side Trip

Cascada La Chorrera
Highlights from your plan
Parque 93 ©
Parque 93
Museo Nacional de Colombia ©
Museo Nacional de Colombia
Museo Santa Clara ©
Museo Santa Clara

1
night
Bahia Solano

Bahia Solano ©
Bahía Solano is a municipality and town in the Chocó Department, Colombia. On the 14th (Sat), get outside with Avistamiento de Ballenas Jorobadas, enjoy the sand and surf at Playa El Almejal, and then take a peaceful walk through Jardin Botanico del Pacifico.

To find ratings, maps, photos, and other tourist information, use the Bahia Solano route builder app.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Bogota to Bahia Solano. When traveling from Bogota in September, plan for somewhat warmer days in Bahia Solano, with highs around 34°C, while nights are much warmer with lows around 34°C. You'll set off for Santa Marta on the 15th (Sun).

Things to do in Bahia Solano

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Jardin Botanico del Pacifico ©
Jardin Botanico del Pacifico
Avistamiento de Ballenas Jorobadas ©
Avistamiento de Ballenas Jorobadas

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Mon): kick back and relax at Playa Blanca, then pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia San Jeronimo, then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Parroquia de Nuestra Senora de la Medalla Milagrosa. Here are some ideas for day two: browse the different shops at Centro Comercial Zazue Plaza, then kick back and relax at Cristal Beach, then examine the collection at Museo del Oro Tairona - Casa de la Aduana, and finally steep yourself in history at Paseo El Camellon.

To see reviews, maps, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Santa Marta trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Bahia Solano to Santa Marta. Traveling from Bahia Solano in September, you will find days in Santa Marta are a bit warmer (39°C), and nights are slightly colder (29°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Cartagena.

Things to do in Santa Marta

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Scuba & Snorkeling
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Cristal Beach ©
Cristal Beach
Museo del Oro Tairona - Casa de la Aduana ©
Museo del Oro Tairona - Casa de la Aduana

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Wed): make a trip to Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas, contemplate the long history of Plaza Santo Domingo, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Templo de Santo Domingo, then stop by Milenio Joyeria, then steep yourself in history at Walled City of Cartagena, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sanctuary of Saint Peter Claver. Here are some ideas for day two: browse for treasures at Anticuario El Arcon, examine the collection at Caribe Jewelry Museum & Factory, take in the exciting artwork at NH Galeria, get engrossed in the history at Museo del Oro Zenu, then see the interesting displays at Museo Historico de Cartagena de Indias, and finally examine the collection at Casa Museo Rafael Nunez.

To find ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Cartagena tour itinerary planning tool.

You can drive from Santa Marta to Cartagena in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September in Cartagena, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 30°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Providencia Island.

Things to do in Cartagena

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas ©
Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas
Templo de Santo Domingo ©
Templo de Santo Domingo
Walled City of Cartagena ©
Walled City of Cartagena

1
night
Providencia Island

Providencia Island ©
Although part of Colombia, the small, isolated Providencia Island retains its Caribbean culture and English-Creole language.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Fri): step off the mainland to explore Santa Catalina, then snap pictures at Lover’s Lane, then enjoy the sea views from Lighthouse Providence, and finally discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to The Peak Forestry Reserve and then head off the coast to Crab Cay-Cayo Cangrejo.

To see photos, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Providencia Island online trip itinerary builder.

Do a combination of flight and ferry from Cartagena to Providencia Island in 7.5 hours. In September, daytime highs in Providencia Island are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to San Agustin.

Things to do in Providencia Island

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Santa Catalina
Highlights from your plan
Santa Catalina ©
Santa Catalina
Crab Cay-Cayo Cangrejo ©
Crab Cay-Cayo Cangrejo
Scuba & Snorkeling

1
night
San Agustin

San Agustin ©
San Agustin remains best known for its archaeological sites, which include the World Heritage-listed San Agustin Archaeological Park.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): delve into the distant past at Alto de Las Piedras Archaeological Park, admire the sheer force of El Salto del Mortino, make a trip to El Tablon, explore the activities along Estrecho Del Magdalena, then contemplate the long history of Obando Archaeological Park, and finally take an in-depth tour of Museo Precolombino Villa Real. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the ancient world of San Agustin Archaeological Park, delve into the distant past at El Purutal, then appreciate the history behind La Chaquira, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Parroquia Nuestra Senora de Lourdes.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, use the San Agustin journey planner.

You can do a combination of ferry, flight, taxi, and bus from Providencia Island to San Agustin in 14 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and flight; or do a combination of ferry, flight, and bus. Traveling from Providencia Island in September, you will find days in San Agustin are a bit cooler (28°C), and nights are about the same (27°C). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Mon) to allow time for travel to Uribia.

Things to do in San Agustin

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Isnos
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El Purutal ©
El Purutal
San Agustin Archaeological Park ©
San Agustin Archaeological Park
Parroquia Nuestra Senora de Lourdes ©
Parroquia Nuestra Senora de Lourdes

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nights
Uribia

Uribia ©
Spread out across the northern end of La Guajira Peninsula, Uribia serves up a taste of indigenous Wayuu culture and starkly beautiful scenes of arid beaches meeting the turquoise Caribbean Sea.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Tue): get outside with Pilon de Azucar and then stroll around Parque Eolico. On the 25th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: go for a walk through Salinas de Manaure, don't miss a visit to Mosque of Omar Ibn Al-Khattab, and then don't miss a visit to Plaza Simon Bolivar.

To find traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Uribia travel route planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from San Agustin to Uribia. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from San Agustin in September: highs in Uribia hover around 39°C, while lows dip to 29°C. You'll set off for home on the 26th (Thu).

Things to do in Uribia

Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Maicao, Salinas de Manaure
Highlights from your plan
Pilon de Azucar ©
Pilon de Azucar
Parque Eolico ©
Parque Eolico
Salinas de Manaure ©
Salinas de Manaure

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