28 days in Colombia Itinerary

28 days in Colombia Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Bogota
— 3 nights
2
Cali
— 2 nights
3
Salento
— 3 nights
4
Montenegro
— 2 nights
5
Medellin
— 3 nights
6
Isla Baru
— 1 night
7
Cartagena
— 3 nights
8
Santa Marta
— 3 nights
9
San Andres Island
— 5 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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bogota: Catedral de Sal de Zipaquira (in Zipaquira) and Centro de Memoria El Cuartico (in Valledupar). And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Gold Museum (Museo del Oro), stroll through Monserrate, pick up a one of a kind souvenir at El Cuchitril Second Hand Shop, and take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

For more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Bogota trip builder.

Kahului, USA to Bogota is an approximately 20-hour flight. The time zone changes from Hawaii Standard Time to Colombia Standard Time, which is usually a 5 hour difference. Traveling from Kahului in March, things will get slightly colder in Bogota: highs are around °F and lows about °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Cali.

Things to do in Bogota

Tours Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

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

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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Mon): examine the collection at Museo Aereo Fenix, thenlearn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Zoologico de Cali, and then see the interesting displays at Caliwood Museo de la Cinematografia. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Tue): pause for some photo ops at Cristo Rey and then trek along Picoloro Ecoturismo.

To find photos, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Cali trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Bogota to Cali takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Bogota in March; daily highs in Cali reach °F and lows reach °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Salento.

Things to do in Cali

Parks Trails Tours
Highlights from your plan
Picoloro Ecoturismo ©
Picoloro Ecoturismo
Museo Aereo Fenix ©
Museo Aereo Fenix
Zoologico de Cali ©
Zoologico de Cali

3
nights
Salento

Salento ©
Founded in 1842, the town of Salento represents the oldest established settlement in Quindio.
Step out of Salento with an excursion to El Palacio del Barbas in Filandia--about 48 minutes away. The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Kasaguadua Natural Reserve, pedal to the sights with Bike Tours, admire the verdant scenery at Valle del Cocora, and explore the wealth of natural beauty at Bosques de Cocora.

For where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Salento tour planner.

Traveling by car from Cali to Salento takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. While traveling from Cali, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Salento, ranging from highs of °F to lows of °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Montenegro.

Things to do in Salento

Parks Nature Tours

Side Trip

El Palacio del Barbas
Highlights from your plan
Kasaguadua Natural Reserve ©
Kasaguadua Natural Reserve
Bosques de Cocora ©
Bosques de Cocora
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours

2
nights
Montenegro

Montenegro ©
Named after the dark trees covering the area's hills, Montenegro (literally Black Mountain) sits in a verdant zone irrigated by three major rivers.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sat): head outdoors with Globos Colombia and then find something for the whole family at Parque del Cafe. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun): experience rural life at Finca Tematica La Divisa, get outside with Canopy Los Caracolies, and then don't miss a visit to Eje cafetero (Zona Cafetera).

To see where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Montenegro online trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Salento to Montenegro takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °F in March, and nighttime lows around °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) to allow time to travel to Medellin.

Things to do in Montenegro

Theme Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Eje cafetero (Zona Cafetera), Finca Tematica La Divisa
Highlights from your plan
Globos Colombia ©
Globos Colombia
Parque del Cafe ©
Parque del Cafe
Eje cafetero (Zona Cafetera) ©
Eje cafetero (Zona Cafetera)

3
nights
Medellin

Nestled between rising hills in a narrow valley, Medellin serves as an energetic melting pot of people from all socio-economic classes.
Medellin is known for parks, museums, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get the lay of the land with Walking tours, cruise along medellin 2000m DESCENT, contemplate the waterfront views at Laguna de Guatape, and take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see maps, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Medellin vacation website.

You can fly from Montenegro to Medellin in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In March, daily temperatures in Medellin can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can travel to Isla Baru.

Things to do in Medellin

Tours Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Envigado
Highlights from your plan
Parasailing & Paragliding
Walking tours
medellin 2000m DESCENT ©
medellin 2000m DESCENT

1
night
Isla Baru

Isla Baru ©
Lying south of Cartagena, Isla Baru was connected to the mainland until the construction of the Canal del Dique.
On the 26th (Thu), look for all kinds of wild species at Aviario Nacional de Colombia and then stroll through Playa Blanca.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read our Isla Baru trip maker site.

You can fly from Medellin to Isla Baru in 4.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Cartagena.

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

3
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.
Cartagena is known for historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: step into the grandiose world of Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas, contemplate the long history of Plaza Santo Domingo, make a trip to Plaza Bolivar, and get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Cartagena using our trip planner.

Traveling by ferry from Isla Baru to Cartagena takes 3.5 hours. In March, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Santa Marta.

Things to do in Cartagena

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors
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

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.
When in Santa Marta, make a side trip to see Parque Nacional Natural Tayrona in Tayrona National Park, approximately Tayrona National Park away. Next up on the itinerary: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, walk around Parque de Los Novios, kick back and relax at Cristal Beach, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Marine World Aquarium.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read our Santa Marta day trip planner.

Drive from Cartagena to Santa Marta in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. March in Santa Marta sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) to allow time to travel to San Andres Island.

Things to do in Santa Marta

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Parque Nacional Natural Tayrona
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
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, look for all kinds of wild species at Cayo El Acuario, fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, and explore the fascinating underground world of Morgan's Cave.

Plan a San Andres Island trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

Fly from Santa Marta to San Andres Island in 4.5 hours. Traveling from Santa Marta in April, expect nights in San Andres Island to be about the same, around °F, while days are little chillier, around °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in San Andres Island

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

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