28 days in Colombia Itinerary

28 days in Colombia Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
San Andres Island
— 4 nights
2
Medellin
— 3 nights
3
Montenegro
— 2 nights
4
Salento
— 4 nights
5
Bogota
— 1 night
6
Santa Marta
— 1 night
7
San Agustin
— 2 nights
8
Tayrona National Park
— 2 nights
9
Palomino
— 3 nights
10
Isla Baru
— 3 nights

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.
Kids will enjoy Johnny Cay and Hoyo Soplador. There's lots more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at La Piscinita, pause for some serene contemplation at Primera Iglesia Bautista, Head underground at Morgan's Cave, and head off the coast to Cayo Bolivar.

For where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the San Andres Island trip builder tool.

Houston, USA to San Andres Island is an approximately 14-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Colombia Standard Time is 1 hour. While traveling from Houston, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in San Andres Island, ranging from highs of °F to lows of °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can travel to Medellin.

Things to do in San Andres Island

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

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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Walking tours and Parque Arvi. There's much more to do: cruise along medellin 2000m DESCENT, take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin Botanico de Medellin, make a trip to Plaza Botero, and look for gifts at Duna Store.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Medellin trip planning app.

You can fly from San Andres Island to Medellin in 4 hours. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Medellin when traveling from San Andres Island in June, with lows around °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to travel to Montenegro.

Things to do in Medellin

Parks Tours Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Parasailing & Paragliding
medellin 2000m DESCENT ©
medellin 2000m DESCENT
Walking 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.
On the 16th (Tue), make a trip to Eje cafetero (Zona Cafetera), thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at Parroquia Jesus Maria y Jose, and then get in on the family fun at Parque del Cafe. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the natural beauty at Jardin Botanico del Quindio and then get outside with Globos Colombia.

To find other places to visit, ratings, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Montenegro trip itinerary site.

Getting from Medellin to Montenegro by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In June, daily temperatures in Montenegro can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Salento.

Things to do in Montenegro

Theme Parks Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Parroquia Jesus Maria y Jose, Jardin Botanico del Quindio, Eje cafetero (Zona Cafetera)
Highlights from your plan
Globos Colombia ©
Globos Colombia
Parque del Cafe ©
Parque del Cafe
Eje cafetero (Zona Cafetera) ©
Eje cafetero (Zona Cafetera)

4
nights
Salento

Salento ©
Founded in 1842, the town of Salento represents the oldest established settlement in Quindio.
Take a break from Salento with a short trip to Mirador Colina Iluminada in Filandia, about 42 minutes away. There's lots more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Kasaguadua Natural Reserve, pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia Nuestra Senora del Carmen, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Bosques de Cocora, and savor a delicious cup with a coffee and tea tour.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Salento day trip planning tool.

You can drive from Montenegro to Salento in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. June in Salento sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can travel to Bogota.

Things to do in Salento

Parks Tours Nature

Side Trip

Mirador Colina Iluminada
Highlights from your plan
Kasaguadua Natural Reserve ©
Kasaguadua Natural Reserve
Bosques de Cocora ©
Bosques de Cocora
Valle del Cocora ©
Valle del Cocora

1
night
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.
For ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Bogota day trip planning website.

You can do a combination of from Salento to Bogota in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Salento in June: high temperatures in Bogota hover around °F and lows are around °F. You will leave for Santa Marta on the 22nd (Mon).

Things to do in Bogota

Tours Outdoors Nightlife

1
night
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.
On the 22nd (Mon), head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, thenget up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Marine World Aquarium, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Blanca. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the striking features of Alcaldia de Santa Marta and then enjoy the sand and surf at Cristal Beach.

To see ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Santa Marta trip website.

You can fly from Bogota to Santa Marta in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In June, Santa Marta is much warmer than Bogota - with highs of °F and lows of °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can travel to San Agustin.

Things to do in Santa Marta

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Scuba & Snorkeling
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Cristal Beach ©
Cristal Beach
Playa Blanca ©
Playa Blanca

2
nights
San Agustin

San Agustin ©
San Agustin remains best known for its archaeological sites, which include the World Heritage-listed San Agustin Archaeological Park.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Wed): delve into the distant past at Alto de las Chinas, explore the activities along Estrecho Del Magdalena, thenappreciate the history behind La Chaquira, and finally delve into the distant past at El Purutal. On the 25th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take an in-depth tour of Museo Precolombino Villa Real and then delve into the distant past at San Agustin Archaeological Park.

To find where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the San Agustin online itinerary builder.

Fly from Santa Marta to San Agustin in 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect colder weather when traveling from Santa Marta in June: highs in San Agustin hover around °F, while lows dip to °F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Thu) to allow time for travel to Tayrona National Park.

Things to do in San Agustin

Historic Sites Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
San Agustin Archaeological Park ©
San Agustin Archaeological Park
Estrecho Del Magdalena ©
Estrecho Del Magdalena
La Chaquira ©
La Chaquira

2
nights
Tayrona National Park

Tayrona National Park ©
Start off your visit on the 26th (Fri): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Parque Nacional Natural Tayrona.

To find reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Tayrona National Park route planner.

You can fly from San Agustin to Tayrona National Park in 9.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. When traveling from San Agustin in June, plan for warmer days in Tayrona National Park, with highs around °F, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around °F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Palomino.

Things to do in Tayrona National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Parque Nacional Natural Tayrona ©
Parque Nacional Natural Tayrona

3
nights
Palomino

Palomino ©
Attractions like Catedral Nuestra Senora de los Remedios and Centro Comercial Viva make great kid-friendly stops. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Palomino: Taironaka Turismo Ecologico (in Santa Ana) and Camellon de Riohacha (in Riohacha).

To find ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Palomino day trip tool.

Traveling by car from Tayrona National Park to Palomino takes 2 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can travel to Isla Baru.

Things to do in Palomino

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Riohacha, Taironaka Turismo Ecologico
Highlights from your plan
Tubing in Palomino River ©
Tubing in Palomino River
Catedral Nuestra Senora de los Remedios ©
Catedral Nuestra Senora de los Remedios
Centro Comercial Viva ©
Centro Comercial Viva

3
nights
Isla Baru

Isla Baru ©
Lying south of Cartagena, Isla Baru was connected to the mainland until the construction of the Canal del Dique.
You've now added Aviario Nacional de Colombia to your itinerary. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Playa Blanca and Balsillas. Change things up with a short trip to Reserva Natural Sanguare in San Onofre (about 2 hours away). There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Playa Puntilla.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Isla Baru trip itinerary maker app.

Explore your travel options from Palomino to Isla Baru with the Route module. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Isla Baru

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

San Onofre
Highlights from your plan
Aviario Nacional de Colombia ©
Aviario Nacional de Colombia
Playa Blanca ©
Playa Blanca
Reserva Natural Sanguare ©
Reserva Natural Sanguare

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