30 days in Colombia Itinerary

30 days in Colombia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Colombia travel planner

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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
— 3 nights
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Cali
— 2 nights
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Bogota
— 5 nights
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Tayrona National Park
— 1 night
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Santa Marta
— 3 nights
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Cartagena
— 4 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, take in the dramatic natural features at Hoyo Soplador, look for all kinds of wild species at La Piscinita, and Head underground at Morgan's Cave.

To find maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read San Andres Island trip tool.

Nashville, USA to San Andres Island is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also fly. Traveling from Nashville to San Andres Island, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Nashville in June since evenings lows in San Andres Island dip to 78°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly 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: take in the local highlights with Walking tours, get engrossed in the history at Museo de Antioquia, don't miss a visit to Plaza Botero, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

For reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Medellin trip itinerary planning app.

Getting from San Andres Island to Medellin by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Traveling from San Andres Island in June, plan for a bit cooler nights in Medellin, with lows around 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to fly to Montenegro.

Things to do in Medellin

Parks · Tours · Outdoors · Nature

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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Fri): make a trip to Eje Cafetero (Zona Cafetera), get outside with Canopy Los Caracolies, and then head outdoors with Globos Colombia. On your second day here, get in on the family fun at Parque del Cafe.

For photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Montenegro route planner.

You can fly from Medellin to Montenegro in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In June, daily temperatures in Montenegro can reach 83°F, while at night they dip to 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can drive to Salento.

Things to do in Montenegro

Tours · Theme Parks · Outdoors

Side Trip

Salento

— 3 nights

Father of Quindio

Founded in 1842, the town of Salento represents the oldest established settlement in Quindio.
Spend the 14th (Mon) exploring nature at Bosques de Cocora. There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Kasaguadua Natural Reserve, relax in the rural setting at Las Acacias Coffee Farm, push the limits with an extreme tour, and admire the verdant scenery at Valle del Cocora.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Salento vacation builder.

Getting from Montenegro to Salento by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. June in Salento sees daily highs of 83°F and lows of 64°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Cali.

Things to do in Salento

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · 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 16th (Wed): get to know the resident critters at Zoologico de Cali and then hike along Picoloro Ecoturismo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Museo del Oro Calima, then examine the collection at Museo Aereo Fenix, and then get up close to creatures of the deep with Trip Trip.

To find traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Cali online trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Salento to Cali in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Cali can reach 87°F, while at night they dip to 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can fly to Bogota.

Things to do in Cali

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Parks

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bogota: Plaza Sesquile (in Sesquile), Laguna de Guatavita (in Tierra Negra) and Zipaquira (Esensal, Catedral de Sal de Zipaquira, &more). There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Gold Museum (Museo del Oro), don't miss a visit to Bolivar Square, take in the architecture and design of Rosario university, and indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink.

For more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Bogota tour itinerary builder website.

Getting from Cali to Bogota by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect colder weather when traveling from Cali in June: highs in Bogota hover around 66°F, while lows dip to 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Tayrona National Park.

Things to do in Bogota

Museums · Parks · Nature · Beaches

Side Trips

Tayrona National Park

— 1 night
On the 23rd (Wed), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Parque Nacional Natural Tayrona.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read our Tayrona National Park trip planner.

You can fly from Bogota to Tayrona National Park in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In June, Tayrona National Park is much warmer than Bogota - with highs of 93°F and lows of 79°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to drive to Santa Marta.

Things to do in Tayrona National Park

Parks · Nature
Highlights from your trip

Santa Marta

— 3 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.
Explore Santa Marta's surroundings by going to Minca (El Dorado Bird Reserve & Museo Minca - Memorial Museum of the Sierra Nevada). Next up on the itinerary: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, explore the world behind art at Quinta de San Pedro Alejandrino, observe the fascinating underwater world at Marine World Aquarium, and look for gifts at Yo Amo Santa Marta.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Santa Marta trip maker tool.

You can drive from Tayrona National Park to Santa Marta in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 93°F in June, and nighttime lows around 79°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Cartagena.

Things to do in Santa Marta

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Parks

Side Trip

Cartagena

— 4 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.
Go for a jaunt from Cartagena to Isla Baru to see Playa Blanca about 1h 5 min away. There's much more to do: step into the grandiose world of Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas, make a trip to Plaza Santo Domingo, steep yourself in history at Torre del Reloj, and stop by El Centro Artesano.

For maps, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Cartagena holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Santa Marta to Cartagena takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 91°F in June, and nighttime lows around 79°F. On the 30th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Cartagena

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Beaches · Parks

Side Trip

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.