30 days in Colombia Itinerary

30 days in Colombia Itinerary

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Cartagena
— 4 nights
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San Andres Island
— 5 nights
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Santa Marta
— 2 nights
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Tayrona National Park
— 1 night
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Medellin
— 4 nights
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Pereira
— 1 night
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Salento
— 2 nights
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Montenegro
— 2 nights
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Cali
— 3 nights
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Bogota
— 4 nights
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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 Islas de Rosario to see Oceanario about 1h 35 min away. There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas, take in the spiritual surroundings of Convent of Santa Cruz de la Popa, see the interesting displays at Caribe Jewelry Museum & Factory, and contemplate the long history of Torre del Reloj.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Cartagena day trip tool.

Tel Aviv, Israel to Cartagena is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Israel Standard Time to Colombia Standard Time, which is usually a -7 hour difference. In November, Cartagena is a bit warmer than Tel Aviv - with highs of 37°C and lows of 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) to allow time to fly to San Andres Island.

Things to do in Cartagena

Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trip

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 parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: get outside with Scuba San Andres Dive Shop, head off the coast to Cayo Bolivar, trot along with Native Horses, and make a trip to Cayo Rocoso.

To find ratings, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the San Andres Island trip itinerary builder site.

You can fly from Cartagena to San Andres Island in 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in November, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can fly to Santa Marta.

Things to do in San Andres Island

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

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 11th (Wed), don't miss a visit to Parque de Los Novios, then get outside with Outdoor Activities, and then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Marine World Aquarium. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to El Amanuense Libros & Cafe, then admire the natural beauty at Quinta de San Pedro Alejandrino, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at El Dorado Bird Reserve.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, go to the Santa Marta trip planner.

You can fly from San Andres Island to Santa Marta in 6.5 hours. November in Santa Marta sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to drive to Tayrona National Park.

Things to do in Santa Marta

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

Tayrona National Park

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Fri): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Parque Nacional Natural Tayrona.

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You can drive from Santa Marta to Tayrona National Park in 1.5 hours. In November, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Medellin.

Things to do in Tayrona National Park

Parks · Nature
Highlights from your trip

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.
When in Medellin, make a side trip to see Medellin Adventure Trails in Guarne, approximately Guarne away. There's lots more to do: take in the local highlights with Walking tours, stop by Evok, engage your brain at Museo del Agua EPM, and test your problem-solving skills at Enigma Escape Room Medellin - Envigado.

For photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Medellin trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Tayrona National Park to Medellin takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Tayrona National Park in November, with highs in Medellin at 31°C and lows at 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to fly to Pereira.

Things to do in Medellin

Tours · Parks · Outdoors · Adventure

Side Trips

Pereira

— 1 night
A center of commerce and trade, the thriving city of Pereira was founded in 1863.
On the 18th (Wed), join in the after-dark buzz at Dos Cosechas Coffee and then get a dose of the wild on Montanas Colombianas.

For other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Pereira trip maker.

Getting from Medellin to Pereira by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. November in Pereira sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 20°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can go by car to Salento.

Things to do in Pereira

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Nightlife

Side Trip

Highlights from your 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 19th (Thu): explore the striking landscape of Bosques de Cocora. Keep things going the next day: stroll through Kasaguadua Natural Reserve, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, and then admire the verdant scenery at Valle del Cocora.

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You can drive from Pereira to Salento in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In November, daytime highs in Salento are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Montenegro.

Things to do in Salento

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

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 21st (Sat): get outside with Globos Colombia, then fly like a bird with Quindio Aventurero, and then don't miss a visit to Eje Cafetero (Zona Cafetera). Keep things going the next day: get in on the family fun at Parque del Cafe.

To find ratings, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Montenegro day trip planning website.

You can drive from Salento to Montenegro in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. November in Montenegro sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 20°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to go by car to Cali.

Things to do in Montenegro

Theme Parks · Outdoors · Adventure · Tours

Side Trips

Cali

— 3 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.
Cali is known for zoos & aquariums, historic sites, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at Museo Aereo Fenix, get a dose of the wild on Andoke, test your problem-solving skills at Skappin, and get up close to creatures of the deep with Trip Trip.

For maps, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Cali travel route planner.

Drive from Montenegro to Cali in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In November in Cali, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Bogota.

Things to do in Cali

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Adventure

Bogota

— 4 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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Catedral de Sal de Zipaquira (in Zipaquira), Museo Aeroespacial Colombiano (in Tocancipa) and Laguna de Guatavita (in Tierra Negra). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Gold Museum (Museo del Oro), admire the masterpieces at Museo Botero del Banco de la Republica, make a trip to Bolivar Square, and stop by Vitrina Guayca.

To see reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Bogota holiday planner.

Getting from Cali to Bogota by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Cali in November; daily highs in Bogota reach 22°C and lows reach 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Bogota

Parks · Nature · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

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.