30 days in Colombia Itinerary

30 days in Colombia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Colombia planner

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Cartagena
— 4 nights
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Santa Marta
— 3 nights
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Tayrona National Park
— 1 night
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Bogota
— 5 nights
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Cali
— 2 nights
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Salento
— 2 nights
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Montenegro
— 2 nights
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Medellin
— 4 nights
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San Andres Island
— 6 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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas and Walled City of Cartagena. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cartagena: Isla Baru (Playa Blanca & Playa Puntilla). Next up on the itinerary: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, appreciate the history behind Plazoleta De Los Almirantes, don't miss a visit to Las Bovedas, and let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour.

To see maps, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Cartagena road trip app.

Salt Lake City, USA to Cartagena is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Salt Lake City to Cartagena is 2 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Salt Lake City in June since evenings lows in Cartagena dip to 79°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Santa Marta.

Things to do in Cartagena

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

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.
Attractions like Scuba & Snorkeling and El Amanuense Libros & Cafe make great kid-friendly stops. And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at Quinta de San Pedro Alejandrino, enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at Universidad del Magdalena, get outside with El Rodadero, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Marine World Aquarium.

To see maps, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Santa Marta trip tool.

Drive from Cartagena to Santa Marta in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 93°F in June, and nighttime lows around 79°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can go by car to Tayrona National Park.

Things to do in Santa Marta

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Museums

Tayrona National Park

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 9th (Wed): explore the striking landscape of Parque Nacional Natural Tayrona and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa de las 7 Olas.

To find where to stay, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Tayrona National Park tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Santa Marta to Tayrona National Park takes 1.5 hours. June in Tayrona National Park sees daily highs of 93°F and lows of 79°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can travel to Bogota.

Things to do in Tayrona National Park

Parks · Nature · Beaches · Outdoors
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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.
Kids will enjoy Gold Museum (Museo del Oro) and Catedral de Sal de Zipaquira. Change things up with these side-trips from Bogota: Laguna de Guatavita (in Tierra Negra), Museo Aeroespacial Colombiano (in Tocancipa) and Museo Arqueologico de Zipaquira (in Zipaquira). And it doesn't end there: take in the awesome beauty at Monserrate, admire the masterpieces at Museo Botero del Banco de la Republica, contemplate the long history of Bolivar Square, and walk around Parque Metropolitano Simon Bolivar.

For reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Bogota day trip planning website.

Traveling by flight from Tayrona National Park to Bogota takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Tayrona National Park in June; daily highs in Bogota reach 66°F and lows reach 49°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to travel to Cali.

Things to do in Bogota

Tours · Parks · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

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.
On the 15th (Tue), admire nature's wide array of creatures at Zoologico de Cali and then get a dose of the wild on Picoloro Ecoturismo. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Museo Aereo Fenix, then pause for some photo ops at Cristo Rey, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers.

To find ratings, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Cali itinerary planner.

You can fly from Bogota to Cali in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Bogota in June, expect nights in Cali to be somewhat warmer, around 66°F, while days are warmer, around 87°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can go by car to Salento.

Things to do in Cali

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours

Salento

— 2 nights

Father of Quindio

Founded in 1842, the town of Salento represents the oldest established settlement in Quindio.
On the 17th (Thu), identify plant and animal life at Kasaguadua Natural Reserve, push the limits with an extreme tour, and then admire the verdant scenery at Valle del Cocora. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the striking landscape of Bosques de Cocora.

To find reviews, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Salento trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Cali to Salento in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Salento are 83°F, while nighttime lows are 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sat): get in on the family fun at Parque del Cafe. On your second day here, get outside with Globos Colombia, then make a trip to Eje cafetero (Zona Cafetera), and then get outside with Canopy Los Caracolies.

For more things to do, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Montenegro tour builder app.

You can drive from Salento to Montenegro in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 83°F in June, and nighttime lows around 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Medellin.

Things to do in Montenegro

Theme Parks · Tours · Outdoors

Side 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.
Family-friendly places like Walking tours and Parque Explora will thrill your kids. Next up on the itinerary: fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, see Off-Road Tours, get in on the family fun at Parque Norte, and contemplate the waterfront views at Laguna de Guatape.

To find photos, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Medellin trip itinerary planning tool.

Fly from Montenegro to Medellin in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a daytime high around 83°F in June, and nighttime lows around 64°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can travel to San Andres Island.

Things to do in Medellin

Tours · Parks · Outdoors · Zoos & Aquariums

San Andres Island

— 6 nights
The coral San Andres Island boasts a rich colonial history, exotic beaches, and a laidback, tropical lifestyle.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Johnny Cay and La Piscinita. There's much more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Hoyo Soplador, indulge in some personalized pampering at Dream Island Spa, make a trip to Rocky Cay, and see the vivid underwater world at West View.

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Traveling by flight from Medellin to San Andres Island takes 4 hours. Traveling from Medellin in June, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 78°F in San Andres Island. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Andres Island

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Beaches

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.