29 days in Colombia Itinerary

29 days in Colombia Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Santa Marta
— 3 nights
2
Tayrona National Park
— 1 night
3
Cartagena
— 3 nights
4
San Andres Island
— 4 nights
5
Cali
— 3 nights
6
Salento
— 2 nights
7
Montenegro
— 2 nights
8
Medellin
— 3 nights
9
Bogota
— 6 nights

3
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Santa Marta: Plaza Centenario (in Cienaga) and Museo Minca - Memorial Museum of the Sierra Nevada (in Minca). Next up on the itinerary: get outside with Outdoor Activities, observe the fascinating underwater world at Marine World Aquarium, enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at Universidad del Magdalena, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de Santa Marta.

To find maps, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Santa Marta tour planner.

London, UK to Santa Marta is an approximately 18-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Santa Marta is minus 5 hours. Traveling from London in August, you will find days in Santa Marta are somewhat warmer (°C), and nights are much hotter (°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to drive to Tayrona National Park.

Things to do in Santa Marta

Wildlife Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Plaza Centenario, Museo Minca - Memorial Museum of the Sierra Nevada
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Quinta de San Pedro Alejandrino ©
Quinta de San Pedro Alejandrino

1
night
Tayrona National Park

Tayrona National Park ©
On the 24th (Mon), explore the striking landscape of Parque Nacional Natural Tayrona and then enjoy the sand and surf at Playa de las 7 Olas.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Tayrona National Park vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Santa Marta to Tayrona National Park takes 1.5 hours. August in Tayrona National Park sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can go by car to Cartagena.

Things to do in Tayrona National Park

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

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, steep yourself in history at Walled City of Cartagena, get engrossed in the history at Museo del Oro Zenu, and take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Cartagena vacation builder site.

Getting from Tayrona National Park to Cartagena by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus. In August, daily temperatures in Cartagena can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can travel to San Andres Island.

Things to do in Cartagena

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

Oceanario
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

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.
San Andres Island is known for nature, wildlife, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: step off the mainland to explore Johnny Cay, explore the fascinating underground world of Morgan's Cave, identify plant and animal life at La Piscinita, and see the vivid underwater world at West View.

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You can fly from Cartagena to San Andres Island in 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around °C in August, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) so you can travel to Cali.

Things to do in San Andres Island

Parks Nature Beaches
Highlights from your plan
La Piscinita ©
La Piscinita
Johnny Cay ©
Johnny Cay
Cayo El Acuario ©
Cayo El Acuario

3
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.
Cali is known for zoos & aquariums, historic sites, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at Museo Aereo Fenix, admire the masterpieces at Museo de Arte Colonial y Religioso La Merced, get outside with Picoloro Ecoturismo, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Zoologico de Cali.

For photos, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Cali driving holiday planning tool.

You can fly from San Andres Island to Cali in 4.5 hours. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from San Andres Island in August since evenings lows in Cali dip to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to go by car to Salento.

Things to do in Cali

Parks Museums Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Museo Aereo Fenix ©
Museo Aereo Fenix
Picoloro Ecoturismo ©
Picoloro Ecoturismo
Zoologico de Cali ©
Zoologico de Cali

2
nights
Salento

Salento ©
Founded in 1842, the town of Salento represents the oldest established settlement in Quindio.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Fri): relax in the rural setting at El Recuerdo Finca Cafetera Tradicional, thenview the masterpieces at Region Paisaje / Landscape Region, and then explore the striking landscape of Bosques de Cocora. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the verdant scenery at Valle del Cocora, experience rural life at Las Acacias Coffee Farm, and then identify plant and animal life at Kasaguadua Natural Reserve.

For traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Salento travel planning tool.

Getting from Cali to Salento by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Cali in September, you will find days in Salento are a bit cooler (°C), and nights are about the same (°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Montenegro.

Things to do in Salento

Parks Nature Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Kasaguadua Natural Reserve ©
Kasaguadua Natural Reserve
Bosques de Cocora ©
Bosques de Cocora
Valle del Cocora ©
Valle del Cocora

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 6th (Sun): get outside with Globos Colombia and then find something for the whole family at Parque del Cafe. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at Balsaje la Berraquera and then make a trip to Eje cafetero (Zona Cafetera).

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Traveling by car from Salento to Montenegro takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. September in Montenegro sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can travel to Medellin.

Things to do in Montenegro

Theme Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Balsaje la Berraquera, Eje cafetero (Zona Cafetera)
Highlights from your plan
Globos Colombia ©
Globos Colombia
Eje cafetero (Zona Cafetera) ©
Eje cafetero (Zona Cafetera)
Parque del Cafe ©
Parque del Cafe

3
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.
Medellin is known for parks, museums, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: identify plant and animal life at Parque Arvi, stroll around Parques del Rio, get your game on at Tejo In Medellin (tour), and pause for some serene contemplation at Parroquia la Nina Maria.

To see reviews, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Medellin day trip app.

Traveling by flight from Montenegro to Medellin takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in September, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Bogota.

Things to do in Medellin

Parks Wildlife Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Envigado
Highlights from your plan
Parque Arvi ©
Parque Arvi
Parque Explora ©
Parque Explora
Plaza Botero ©
Plaza Botero

6
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: Laguna de Guatavita (in Tierra Negra) and Zipaquira (Casa Museo Quevedo Zornoza, Esensal, &more). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Gold Museum (Museo del Oro), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica Del Señor de los Milagros, explore the world behind art at Museo Botero del Banco de la Republica, and indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read Bogota day trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Medellin to Bogota takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, Bogota is little chillier than Medellin - with highs of °C and lows of °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Bogota

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Zipaquira, Basilica Del Señor de los Milagros, Laguna de Guatavita
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

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