30 days in Colombia Itinerary

30 days in Colombia Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Santa Marta
— 3 nights
2
Cartagena
— 5 nights
3
San Andres Island
— 5 nights
4
Cali
— 4 nights
5
Salento
— 3 nights
6
Medellin
— 4 nights
7
Bogota
— 5 nights

3
nights
Santa Marta

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Santa Marta: Parque Nacional Natural Tayrona (in Tayrona National Park) and Plaza Centenario (in Cienaga). There's much more to do: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, tour the pleasant surroundings at Cristal Beach, make a trip to Parque de Los Novios, and admire the masterpieces at Quinta de San Pedro Alejandrino.

For traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Santa Marta visit planner.

Bogota to Santa Marta is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Bogota in September, expect Santa Marta to be much hotter, temps between °C and °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Cartagena.

Things to do in Santa Marta

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Parque Nacional Natural Tayrona, Plaza Centenario
Highlights from your plan
Parque Nacional Natural Tayrona ©
Parque Nacional Natural Tayrona
Scuba & Snorkeling
Quinta de San Pedro Alejandrino ©
Quinta de San Pedro Alejandrino

5
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: explore the historical opulence of Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas, contemplate the long history of Plaza Santo Domingo, get engrossed in the history at Museo del Oro Zenu, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Convent of Santa Cruz de la Popa.

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Drive from Santa Marta to Cartagena in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. September in Cartagena sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) to allow enough time to 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

5
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, take in the dramatic natural features at Hoyo Soplador, and explore the gorgeous colors at West View.

To see more things to do, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read our San Andres Island online attractions planner.

You can fly from Cartagena to San Andres Island in 3.5 hours. In September, daily temperatures in San Andres Island can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Cali.

Things to do in San Andres Island

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Mare
Highlights from your plan
Johnny Cay ©
Johnny Cay
Rocky Cay ©
Rocky Cay
Hoyo Soplador ©
Hoyo Soplador

4
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.
Go for a jaunt from Cali to Palmira to see Catedral de Nuestra Senora del Rosario del Palmar about 40 minutes away. The adventure continues: examine the collection at Museo Aereo Fenix, appreciate the extensive heritage of Iglesia de San Antonio, admire the landmark architecture of El Gato Del Rio( Gato De Tejada), and pause for some photo ops at Cristo Rey.

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Fly from San Andres Island to Cali in 4.5 hours. Traveling from San Andres Island in September, Cali is slightly colder at night with lows of °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to drive to Salento.

Things to do in Cali

Historic Sites Museums Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Catedral de Nuestra Senora del Rosario del Palmar
Highlights from your plan
Museo Aereo Fenix ©
Museo Aereo Fenix
Zoologico de Cali ©
Zoologico de Cali
Hacienda Canasgordas ©
Hacienda Canasgordas

3
nights
Salento

Salento ©
Founded in 1842, the town of Salento represents the oldest established settlement in Quindio.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Salento: La Estrella (Los Nevados National Park & Basilica Menor de Nuestra Senora del Rosario de Chiquinquira). The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Kasaguadua Natural Reserve, relax in the rural setting at El Recuerdo Finca Cafetera Tradicional, get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour, and view the masterpieces at Region Paisaje / Landscape Region.

To see ratings and other tourist information, use the Salento travel tool.

Getting from Cali to Salento by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Cali in September: highs in Salento hover around °C, while lows dip to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to travel to Medellin.

Things to do in Salento

Parks Nature Tours

Side Trip

La Estrella
Highlights from your plan
Kasaguadua Natural Reserve ©
Kasaguadua Natural Reserve
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours
Valle del Cocora ©
Valle del Cocora

4
nights
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: get the lay of the land with Walking tours, have some family-friendly fun at Tejo In Medellin (tour), see the interesting displays at El Castillo Museo y Jardines, and look for all kinds of wild species at Las Tangaras Bird Reserve.

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

Traveling by flight from Salento to Medellin takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September in Medellin, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to travel to Bogota.

Things to do in Medellin

Tours Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Tejo In Medellin (tour)
Highlights from your plan
Off-Road Tours
Walking tours
Parasailing & Paragliding

5
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.
When in Bogota, make a side trip to see Catedral de Sal de Zipaquira in Zipaquira, approximately Zipaquira away. The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Gold Museum (Museo del Oro), contemplate the long history of Bolivar Square, admire the masterpieces at Museo Botero del Banco de la Republica, and explore the landscape on two wheels at Ciclovia de Bogota.

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Fly from Medellin to Bogota in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Medellin in September, things will get slightly colder in Bogota: highs are around °C and lows about °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Bogota

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Catedral de Sal de Zipaquira
Highlights from your plan
Gold Museum (Museo del Oro) ©
Gold Museum (Museo del Oro)
Monserrate ©
Monserrate
Museo Botero del Banco de la Republica ©
Museo Botero del Banco de la Republica

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