29 days in Colombia Itinerary

29 days in Colombia Itinerary

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San Andres Island
— 5 nights
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Medellin
— 4 nights
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Montenegro
— 2 nights
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Salento
— 2 nights
Drive
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Cali
— 2 nights
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Bogota
— 5 nights
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Bucaramanga
— 2 nights
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Tayrona National Park
— 1 night
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Santa Marta
— 2 nights
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Cartagena
— 3 nights
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San Andres Island

— 5 nights
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, kick back and relax at Playa de San Luis, look for all kinds of wild species at La Piscinita, and discover the deep blue sea with Scuba San Andres Dive Shop.

For where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our San Andres Island day trip planner.

Atlanta, USA to San Andres Island is an approximately 14-hour flight. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Atlanta in June since evenings lows in San Andres Island dip to 78°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Medellin.

Things to do in San Andres Island

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Beaches

Medellin

— 4 nights

City of the Eternal Spring

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, stop by Evok, take an in-depth tour of Museo de Antioquia, and look for all kinds of wild species at Parque Arvi.

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Traveling by flight from San Andres Island to Medellin takes 3.5 hours. Traveling from San Andres Island in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Medellin, with lows of 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to fly to Montenegro.

Things to do in Medellin

Parks · Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trip

Montenegro

— 2 nights
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 29th (Wed), head outdoors with Globos Colombia, get outside with Canopy Los Caracolies, and then make a trip to Eje Cafetero (Zona Cafetera). Keep things going the next day: find something for the whole family at Parque del Cafe.

For reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Montenegro day trip tool.

Traveling by flight from Medellin to Montenegro takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In June, plan for daily highs up to 83°F, and evening lows to 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Salento.

Things to do in Montenegro

Theme Parks · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trip

Salento

— 2 nights

Father of Quindio

Founded in 1842, the town of Salento represents the oldest established settlement in Quindio.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Fri): look for all kinds of wild species at Kasaguadua Natural Reserve, then experience rural life at Las Acacias Coffee Farm, and then push the limits with an extreme tour. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the striking landscape of Bosques de Cocora.

To find reviews, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read Salento route planner.

Drive from Montenegro to Salento in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 83°F, and evening lows to 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) to allow time to drive to Cali.

Things to do in Salento

Parks · Nature · Tours · Outdoors

Cali

— 2 nights

Salsa Capital of the World

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 3rd (Sun): admire nature's wide array of creatures at Zoologico de Cali, then pause for some photo ops at Cristo Rey, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers. On the 4th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Museo Aereo Fenix and then trek along Picoloro Ecoturismo.

For other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Cali online day trip planner.

Drive from Salento to Cali in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Cali can reach 88°F, while at night they dip to 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to fly to Bogota.

Things to do in Cali

Parks · Wildlife · Tours · Trails

Bogota

— 5 nights

Athens of South America

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Bogota side-trips: Laguna de Guatavita (in Tierra Negra), Museo Aeroespacial Colombiano (in Tocancipa) and Zipaquira (Catedral de Sal de Zipaquira & Casa Museo Quevedo Zornoza). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Gold Museum (Museo del Oro), stroll around Parque Metropolitano Simon Bolivar, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, and find something for the whole family at Salitre Magico.

To see ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Bogota trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Cali to Bogota in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Cali in July, you will find days in Bogota are colder (65°F), and nights are little chillier (48°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) to allow time to fly to Bucaramanga.

Things to do in Bogota

Tours · Parks · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

Bucaramanga

— 2 nights

City of Parks

A tour of Bucaramanga may yield little evidence that it dates back as far as 1622.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sun): explore the striking landscape of Parque Nacional de Chicamocha. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Mon): get outside with Club Campestre Bucaramanga, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica San Juan Bautista, then stroll around Parque Gallineral de Giron, and finally take in the views from Puente del Bicentenario.

To find photos, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Bucaramanga travel route planner.

Fly from Bogota to Bucaramanga in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Bogota in July, things will get a bit warmer in Bucaramanga: highs are around 80°F and lows about 65°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can catch the flight to Tayrona National Park.

Things to do in Bucaramanga

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trip

Tayrona National Park

— 1 night
On the 12th (Tue), explore the striking landscape of Parque Nacional Natural Tayrona.

To see ratings, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Tayrona National Park trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Bucaramanga to Tayrona National Park takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Bucaramanga in July; daily highs in Tayrona National Park reach 93°F and lows reach 78°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can drive to Santa Marta.

Things to do in Tayrona National Park

Nature · Parks
Highlights from your trip

Santa Marta

— 2 nights

America's Pearl

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 13th (Wed), see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. On the 14th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the masterpieces at Quinta de San Pedro Alejandrino, don't miss a visit to El Amanuense Libros & Cafe, and then stroll around Parque de Los Novios.

For more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Santa Marta trip planner.

Drive from Tayrona National Park to Santa Marta in 1.5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Santa Marta can reach 93°F, while at night they dip to 78°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to drive to Cartagena.

Things to do in Santa Marta

Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors · Museums

Cartagena

— 3 nights

City of Heroes

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: don't miss a visit to Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas, steep yourself in history at Sanctuary of Saint Peter Claver, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Convent of Santa Cruz de la Popa, and go for a walk through Plazoleta de Blas de Lezo.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Cartagena tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Santa Marta to Cartagena takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. July in Cartagena sees daily highs of 91°F and lows of 78°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Cartagena

Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors · Shopping

Colombia travel guide

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Historic Sites · Landmarks · Specialty Museums
Diverse in terms of landscapes, climates, and cultures, Colombia remains one of South America's least explored tourist destinations, overshadowed by its more popular southern neighbors. Combining the best of what the continent has to offer, a vacation in Colombia allows you to blend outdoor adventures with tours of picture-perfect cobblestoned towns dating back to the colonial era. Tourists on a Colombia holiday can easily hop from sun-kissed coastal spots to the hilly coffee-growing region, where thriving plantations quickly give way to a landscape of snow-covered volcanic peaks and the paramo--alpine ecosystems sheltering some of the rarest plants growing above the continuous forest line.