30 days in Colombia Itinerary

30 days in Colombia Itinerary

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30 days in Colombia Itinerary

Start: Houston
Fly:  12​h 15​min
1
San Andres Island
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Medellin
— 3 nights
Fly + taxi:  1​h 15​min
3
Montenegro
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Salento
— 4 nights
bus + Fly:  3​h 15​min
5
Bogota
— 1 night
Fly + shuttle:  3​h
6
Santa Marta
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
7
Cartagena
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h
8
San Agustin
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  8​h 45​min
9
Tayrona National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
10
Palomino
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  10​h 30​min
11
Isla Baru
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  11​h 45​min
End: Houston

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.
San Andres Island is known for nature, wildlife, historic sites, beaches, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: head off the coast to Johnny Cay, look for all kinds of wild species at Cayo El Acuario, see the vivid underwater world at West View, and pause for some serene contemplation at Primera Iglesia Bautista.

For more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, use the San Andres Island road trip tool .

Houston, USA to San Andres Island is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Houston to San Andres Island. Traveling from Houston in June, you will find days in San Andres Island are slightly colder (87°F), and nights are about the same (78°F). Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to travel to Medellin.

Things to do in San Andres Island

Parks Nature Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
La Piscinita ©
La Piscinita
Johnny Cay ©
Johnny Cay
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.
Medellin is known for parks, museums, zoos & aquariums, historic sites, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: meet the residents at Parque Explora, take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin Botanico de Medellin, don't miss a visit to Plaza Botero, and take a memorable drive along 2000m Descent and more.

To see ratings, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Medellin trip maker website .

Getting from San Andres Island to Medellin by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from San Andres Island in June since evenings lows in Medellin dip to 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Montenegro.

Things to do in Medellin

Parks Tours Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Parasailing & Paragliding
Parque Explora ©
Parque Explora
Parque Arvi ©
Parque Arvi

2
nights
Montenegro

Montenegro ©
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 16th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Eje cafetero (Zona Cafetera), then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Parroquia Jesus Maria y Jose, and then find something for the whole family at Parque del Cafe. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Wed): admire the natural beauty at Jardin Botanico del Quindio and then get outside with Globos Colombia.

To find photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Montenegro trip builder .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Medellin to Montenegro in 1.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In June, plan for daily highs up to 83°F, and evening lows to 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Salento.

Things to do in Montenegro

Theme Parks Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Eje cafetero (Zona Cafetera), Jardin Botanico del Quindio, Parroquia Jesus Maria y Jose
Highlights from your plan
Parque del Cafe ©
Parque del Cafe
Eje cafetero (Zona Cafetera) ©
Eje cafetero (Zona Cafetera)
Jardin Botanico del Quindio ©
Jardin Botanico del Quindio

4
nights
Salento

Salento ©
Founded in 1842, the town of Salento represents the oldest established settlement in Quindio.
When in Salento, make a side trip to see Mirador Colina Iluminada in Filandia, approximately 42 minutes away. There's lots more to do: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Bosques de Cocora, identify plant and animal life at Reserva La Rivera, indulge in your favorite hot beverage with a coffee and tea tour, and appreciate the views at Valle del Cocora.

For where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Salento trip builder site .

Getting from Montenegro to Salento by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In June in Salento, expect temperatures between 83°F during the day and 64°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) to allow time to travel to Bogota.

Things to do in Salento

Parks Tours Nature

Side Trip

Mirador Colina Iluminada
Highlights from your plan
Kasaguadua Natural Reserve ©
Kasaguadua Natural Reserve
Bosques de Cocora ©
Bosques de Cocora
Valle del Cocora ©
Valle del Cocora

1
night
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.
Before you visit Bogota, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Salento to Bogota takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or drive. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Salento in June; daily highs in Bogota reach 66°F and lows reach 49°F. On the 22nd (Mon), you'll travel to Santa Marta.

Things to do in Bogota

Tours Outdoors Nightlife

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports and then kick back and relax at Playa Blanca. On the 23rd (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for gifts at Yo Amo Santa Marta and then explore the striking landscape of Parque Nacional Natural Tayrona.

For traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Santa Marta trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by combination of flight and shuttle from Bogota to Santa Marta takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Bogota in June, expect Santa Marta to be much warmer, temps between 93°F and 79°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) to allow time to drive to Cartagena.

Things to do in Santa Marta

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Scuba & Snorkeling
Highlights from your plan
Playa Blanca ©
Playa Blanca
Parque Nacional Natural Tayrona ©
Parque Nacional Natural Tayrona
Scuba & Snorkeling

2
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.
On the 24th (Wed), steep yourself in history at Walled City of Cartagena, then explore the historical opulence of Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Oceanario. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Convent of Santa Cruz de la Popa, don't miss a visit to Plaza Bolivar, then steep yourself in history at Plaza Santo Domingo, and finally look for gifts at Swikar Caramelos Artisanales.

For more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Cartagena online trip planner .

Traveling by car from Santa Marta to Cartagena takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June in Cartagena, expect temperatures between 91°F during the day and 79°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to travel to San Agustin.

Things to do in Cartagena

Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas ©
Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas
Walled City of Cartagena ©
Walled City of Cartagena
Plaza Santo Domingo ©
Plaza Santo Domingo

3
nights
San Agustin

San Agustin ©
San Agustin remains best known for its archaeological sites, which include the World Heritage-listed San Agustin Archaeological Park.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Fri): explore the ancient world of San Agustin Archaeological Park, don't miss a visit to La Chaquira, then don't miss a visit to La Pelota - Estatuas A Color, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Estrecho Del Magdalena. On the 27th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Parque Arqueologico Alto de los Idolos and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Salto de Bordones.

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Traveling by flight from Cartagena to San Agustin takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Cartagena in June, expect nights in San Agustin to be little chillier, around 60°F, while days are cooler, around 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Sun) to allow time for travel to Tayrona National Park.

Things to do in San Agustin

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Isnos
Highlights from your plan
Salto de Bordones ©
Salto de Bordones
San Agustin Archaeological Park ©
San Agustin Archaeological Park
Parque Arqueologico Alto de los Idolos ©

2
nights
Tayrona National Park

Tayrona National Park
Start off your visit on the 29th (Mon): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Cabo San Juan Del Guia.

To see more things to do, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Tayrona National Park trip maker tool .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from San Agustin to Tayrona National Park. Expect much hotter weather when traveling from San Agustin in June: highs in Tayrona National Park hover around 93°F, while lows dip to 79°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Tue) to allow time for travel to Palomino.

Things to do in Tayrona National Park

Outdoors Parks Beaches

3
nights
Palomino

Palomino ©
Change things up with these side-trips from Palomino: Riohacha (Centro Comercial Viva, Camellon de Riohacha, & more) and Taironaka Turismo Ecologico (in Santa Ana).

To see reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read Palomino road trip planning app .

Traveling by car from Tayrona National Park to Palomino takes 2 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Palomino can reach 96°F, while at night they dip to 79°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can travel to Isla Baru.

Things to do in Palomino

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Riohacha, Taironaka Turismo Ecologico
Highlights from your plan
Tubing in Palomino River ©
Tubing in Palomino River
Taironaka Turismo Ecologico ©
Taironaka Turismo Ecologico

2
nights
Isla Baru

Isla Baru ©
Lying south of Cartagena, Isla Baru was connected to the mainland until the construction of the Canal del Dique.
You've now added Aviario Nacional de Colombia to your itinerary. Bring the kids along to Playa Blanca and Playa Puntilla.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Isla Baru trip app .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Palomino to Isla Baru. You will leave for home on the 6th (Mon).

Things to do in Isla Baru

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Playa Blanca ©
Playa Blanca
Aviario Nacional de Colombia ©
Aviario Nacional de Colombia

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