30 days in Colombia Itinerary

30 days in Colombia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Colombia trip planner

This plan was created by another user. Make it your plan

Route & dates

30 days in Colombia Itinerary

Start: Tel Aviv
Fly:  16 h 30 min
1
Cartagena
— 4 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
2
Santa Marta
— 3 nights
Shuttle + Fly:  3 h
3
San Andres Island
— 4 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
4
Medellin
— 3 nights
Fly + Bus:  3 h
5
Salento
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h
6
Cali
— 3 nights
Drive:  4 h 45 min
7
Inza
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h 45 min
8
Villavieja
— 1 night
Drive:  6 h
9
Bogota
— 6 nights
Fly:  20 h
End: Tel Aviv

4
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.
Get in touch with nature at Boat Tours & Water Sports and Volcan de Lodo El Totumo (Mud Volcano). Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas and Walled City of Cartagena. Go for a jaunt from Cartagena to Isla Baru to see Aviario Nacional de Colombia about 50 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: gain insight at Plaza Santo Domingo, don't miss a visit to Plaza de los Coches, take an in-depth tour of Museo del Oro Zenu, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sanctuary of Saint Peter Claver.

For maps, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Cartagena trip itinerary site.

Tel Aviv, Israel to Cartagena is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You'll gain 7 hours traveling from Tel Aviv to Cartagena due to the time zone difference. Prepare for much hotter weather when traveling from Tel Aviv in February: high temperatures in Cartagena hover around 36°C and lows are around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Santa Marta.

Things to do in Cartagena

Historic Sites Parks Tours

Side Trip

Aviario Nacional de Colombia
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

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Quinta de San Pedro Alejandrino and Alcaldia de Santa Marta. Get in touch with nature at Parque Nacional Natural Tayrona and El Rodadero. Explore Santa Marta's surroundings by going to Minca (Memorial Museum of the Sierra Nevada & El Dorado Bird Reserve). It doesn't end there: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour and meet the residents at Mundo Marino.

To find where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Santa Marta trip builder site.

Drive from Cartagena to Santa Marta in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In February, daytime highs in Santa Marta are 39°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to travel to San Andres Island.

Things to do in Santa Marta

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Minca, Parque Nacional Natural Tayrona
Highlights from your plan
Parque Nacional Natural Tayrona ©
Parque Nacional Natural Tayrona
Scuba & Snorkeling
El Dorado Bird Reserve ©
El Dorado Bird Reserve

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.
Take a break from the city and head to La Piscinita and Hoyo Soplador. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Plaza Canon de Morgan and Parque Tematico El Pueblito Isleno San Andres. And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Cayo El Acuario, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Charquitos, and explore the gorgeous colors at West View.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, go to the San Andres Island travel planner.

Getting from Santa Marta to San Andres Island by combination of shuttle and flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight. When traveling from Santa Marta in March, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in San Andres Island: temperatures range from 34°C by day to 29°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Medellin.

Things to do in San Andres Island

Parks Nature Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
La Piscinita ©
La Piscinita
Cayo El Acuario ©
Cayo El Acuario
Hoyo Soplador ©
Hoyo Soplador

3
nights
Medellin

Nestled between rising hills in a narrow valley, Medellin serves as an energetic melting pot of people from all socio-economic classes.
Get some cultural insight at Parroquia Nuestra Senora del Rosario de La Piedra and Arte Loft Galeria. Visiting 2000m Descent and more and Parasailing & Paragliding will get you outdoors. There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Parque Arvi, stroll around Parques del Rio, and take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Medellin trip planner.

You can fly from San Andres Island to Medellin in 3.5 hours. Expect slightly colder evenings in Medellin when traveling from San Andres Island in March, with lows around 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Salento.

Things to do in Medellin

Parks Wildlife Tours
Highlights from your plan
Parasailing & Paragliding
medellin 2000m DESCENT ©
medellin 2000m DESCENT
Parque Arvi ©
Parque Arvi

3
nights
Salento

Salento ©
Founded in 1842, the town of Salento represents the oldest established settlement in Quindio.
Take a break from the city and head to Kasaguadua Natural Reserve and Reserva La Rivera. And it doesn't end there: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Bosques de Cocora, savor a delicious cup with a coffee and tea tour, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, and trot along with a tour on horseback.

To see more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Salento travel site.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Medellin to Salento takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in March, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Cali.

Things to do in Salento

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

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Picoloro Ecoturismo and Bichacue Yath Arte y Naturaleza. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Museo Aereo Fenix and Caliwood Museo de la Cinematografia. And it doesn't end there: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Farallones de Cali, see the interesting displays at MUSA Museo Arqueologico, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Camino Real.

For maps, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Cali online day trip planner.

Getting from Salento to Cali by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Cali are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Inza.

Things to do in Cali

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Camino Real
Highlights from your plan
Picoloro Ecoturismo ©
Picoloro Ecoturismo
Museo Aereo Fenix ©
Museo Aereo Fenix
Camino Real ©
Camino Real

1
night
Inza

Inza ©
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Tue): explore the ancient world of Tierradentro.

To see maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Inza online trip builder.

Traveling by car from Cali to Inza takes 5 hours. When traveling from Cali in March, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Inza: temperatures range from 23°C by day to 23°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can travel to Villavieja.

Things to do in Inza

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Tierradentro ©
Tierradentro

1
night
Villavieja

Villavieja ©
Clinging to the banks of the Magdalena River, Villavieja serves as a gateway to the Tatacoa Desert.
On the 18th (Wed), see the interesting displays at Casa del Totumo, then look for all kinds of wild species at Desierto de la Tatacoa, and then stroll around Parque Valle de la Tatacoa.

To find where to stay, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Villavieja visit planner.

Getting from Inza to Villavieja by car takes about 5 hours. Expect warmer weather when traveling from Inza in March: highs in Villavieja hover around 38°C, while lows dip to 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to travel to Bogota.

Things to do in Villavieja

Parks Wildlife Museums
Highlights from your plan
Desierto de la Tatacoa ©
Desierto de la Tatacoa
Casa del Totumo ©
Casa del Totumo
Parque Valle de la Tatacoa ©
Parque Valle de la Tatacoa

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Monserrate and Laguna de Guatavita. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Gold Museum (Museo del Oro) and Iglesia de Nuestra Senora de Fatima. Venture out of the city with trips to Observatorio de Colibries (in La Calera), Zipaquira (Iglesia de Nuestra Senora de los Dolores, Catedral de Sal de Zipaquira, &more) and Suesca Rocks (in Suesca). There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at Museo Botero del Banco de la Republica, look for all kinds of wild species at Bioparque La Reserva, make a trip to Bolivar plaza, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at La Catedral Primada.

For other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Bogota trip builder app.

Drive from Villavieja to Bogota in 6 hours. Traveling from Villavieja in March, expect Bogota to be much colder, temps between 23°C and 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Bogota

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

Zipaquira, Iglesia de Nuestra Senora de Fatima, Observatorio de Colibries, Suesca Rocks, Bioparque La Reserva
Highlights from your plan
Gold Museum (Museo del Oro) ©
Gold Museum (Museo del Oro)
Catedral de Sal de Zipaquira ©
Catedral de Sal de Zipaquira
Monserrate ©
Monserrate

Similar Plans

34 days in Colombia BY A USER FROM ISRAEL February, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: February, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 31 days in Colombia BY A USER FROM FRANCE March, slow & easy, hidden gems PREFERENCES: March ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 53 days in Colombia BY A USER FROM COLOMBIA February, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, fast-paced, hidden gems PREFERENCES: February, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Fast-paced 31 days in Colombia BY A USER FROM SPAIN July, teens, popular sights PREFERENCES: July, teens ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 31 days in Colombia BY A USER FROM DENMARK March, popular sights PREFERENCES: March ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 35 days in Colombia BY A USER FROM ISRAEL March, outdoors, romantic, beaches, wildlife, fast-paced, hidden gems PREFERENCES: March, outdoors, romantic, beaches, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Fast-paced 36 days in Colombia BY A USER FROM ISRAEL June, fast-paced, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Fast-paced 28 days in Colombia BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM August, fast-paced, hidden gems PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Fast-paced 17 days in Colombia BY A USER FROM AUSTRIA March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, fast-paced, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Fast-paced 16 days in Colombia BY A USER FROM AUSTRIA March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, fast-paced, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Fast-paced 60 days in Colombia, Bolivia & Mexico BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES March, romantic, shopping, slow & easy, popular sights PREFERENCES: March, romantic, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Slow & easy 31 days in South America, South Pacific & Asia BY A USER FROM BAHAMAS August, popular sights PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium
See more plans