28 days in Colombia Itinerary

28 days in Colombia Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Cartagena
— 4 nights
2
Isla Baru
— 1 night
3
Medellin
— 4 nights
4
Salento
— 3 nights
5
Bogota
— 4 nights
6
Guasca
— 2 nights
7
San Andres Island
— 5 nights
8
Santa Marta
— 4 nights

4
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 Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas and Miramar Beach Club. There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Walled City of Cartagena, gain insight at Plaza Santo Domingo, experience the excitement of Centro Cultural Leandro Diaz, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Convent of Santa Cruz de la Popa.

To find reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Cartagena trip itinerary planning app.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Cartagena is an approximately 13-hour flight. You'll gain 6 hours traveling from Amsterdam to Cartagena due to the time zone difference. Plan for much hotter temperatures traveling from Amsterdam in March, with highs in Cartagena at °C and lows at °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to ride a ferry to Isla Baru.

Things to do in Cartagena

Historic Sites Parks 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
Boat Tours & Water Sports

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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sat): identify plant and animal life at Aviario Nacional de Colombia and then enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Blanca.

To find photos, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Isla Baru trip planner.

You can ride a ferry from Cartagena to Isla Baru in 3 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to travel to Medellin.

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
Medellin

Medellin ©
Nestled between rising hills in a narrow valley, Medellin serves as an energetic melting pot of people from all socio-economic classes.
Get some cultural insight at Museo de Antioquia and Templo Parroquial Jesus Nazareno. Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Parque Arvi, pause for some serene contemplation at Parroquia la Nina Maria, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and get your game on at Tejo In Medellin (tour).

For reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Medellin visit planner.

You can fly from Isla Baru to Medellin in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in March, and nighttime lows around °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to travel to Salento.

Things to do in Medellin

Parks Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Envigado, Parroquia Sta Ana Santuario de Maria Auxiliadora .Sabaneta
Highlights from your plan
Parque Arvi ©
Parque Arvi
Museo de Antioquia ©
Museo de Antioquia

3
nights
Salento

Salento ©
Founded in 1842, the town of Salento represents the oldest established settlement in Quindio.
Get out of town with these interesting Salento side-trips: Filandia (Maderitas Jugueteria & El Palacio del Barbas). The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Kasaguadua Natural Reserve, admire the verdant scenery at Valle del Cocora, view the masterpieces at Region Paisaje / Landscape Region, and experience rural life at Las Acacias Coffee Farm.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Salento trip maker tool.

You can fly from Medellin to Salento in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in March, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Bogota.

Things to do in Salento

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Filandia
Highlights from your plan
Kasaguadua Natural Reserve ©
Kasaguadua Natural Reserve
Reserva La Rivera ©
Reserva La Rivera
El Palacio del Barbas ©
El Palacio del Barbas

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Gold Museum (Museo del Oro) and Bolivar Square. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bogota: Bioparque La Reserva (in Cota), Zipaquira (Catedral de Sal de Zipaquira & Iglesia de Nuestra Senora de los Dolores) and Observatorio de Colibries (in La Calera). The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at Museo Botero del Banco de la Republica, contemplate the long history of Centro de Memoria El Cuartico, admire the natural beauty at Jardin Botanico de Bogota Jose Celestino Mutis, and examine the collection at Casa de Moneda - Coleccion Numismatica del Banco de la Republica.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Bogota road trip planning website.

Fly from Salento to Bogota in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Salento in March: high temperatures in Bogota hover around °C and lows are around °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Guasca.

Things to do in Bogota

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

Zipaquira, Bioparque La Reserva, Centro de Memoria El Cuartico, Observatorio de Colibries
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
Catedral de Sal de Zipaquira ©
Catedral de Sal de Zipaquira

2
nights
Guasca

Guasca ©
Guasca is a Colombian town and municipality in the Guavio Province, part of the Cundinamarca Department located approximately 55 km from Bogotá passing through the town of La Calera, Cundinamarca or 65 km passing through Sopó. On the 18th (Thu), examine the collection at Museo Indigena Guatavita, thenenjoy the sand and surf at Laguna de Guatavita, and then brush up on your military savvy at Museo Aeroespacial Colombiano. Keep things going the next day: identify plant and animal life at Encenillos Biological Reserve and then look for all kinds of wild species at Reserva Natural El Chochal de Siecha.

To find ratings, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read our Guasca trip planner.

Traveling by car from Bogota to Guasca takes 1.5 hours. Traveling from Bogota in March, expect somewhat warmer with lows of °C in Guasca. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can travel to San Andres Island.

Things to do in Guasca

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Museo Indigena Guatavita, Laguna de Guatavita, Museo Aeroespacial Colombiano
Highlights from your plan
Laguna de Guatavita ©
Laguna de Guatavita
Reserva Natural El Chochal de Siecha ©
Reserva Natural El Chochal de Siecha
Museo Aeroespacial Colombiano ©
Museo Aeroespacial Colombiano

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.
You'll get in some beach time at Playa de San Luis and Bahia del Cove. There's lots more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at La Piscinita, kick back and relax at Playa Charquitos, take in the dramatic natural features at Hoyo Soplador, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa de Spratt Bight.

To find ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the San Andres Island visit planning tool.

Explore your travel options from Guasca to San Andres Island with the Route module. Traveling from Guasca in March, you will find days in San Andres Island are warmer (°C), and nights are somewhat warmer (°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to travel to Santa Marta.

Things to do in San Andres Island

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
La Piscinita ©
La Piscinita
Cayo El Acuario ©
Cayo El Acuario
West View
West View

4
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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Playa Blanca and Cristal Beach. Take a break from Santa Marta with a short trip to Parque Nacional Natural Tayrona in Tayrona National Park, about 1h 10 min away. It doesn't end there: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour and kick back and relax at Ensenada de Chengue.

For traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Santa Marta road trip planning tool.

You can fly from San Andres Island to Santa Marta in 4.5 hours. While traveling from San Andres Island, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Santa Marta, ranging from highs of °C to lows of °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Santa Marta

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Parque Nacional Natural Tayrona
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Cristal Beach ©
Cristal Beach
Playa Blanca ©
Playa Blanca

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