31 days in Colombia Itinerary

31 days in Colombia Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Philadelphia
+2
Train + Foot + Fly:  10 h 45 min
1
Bogota
— 4 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
2
Cartagena
— 4 nights
Fly:  4 h
3
Medellin
— 4 nights
Fly:  3 h 45 min
4
Cali
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h
5
Pereira
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h
6
Armenia
— 3 nights
+3
Shuttle + Bus + Fly + Shuttle:  7 h 15 min
7
Barranquilla
— 3 nights
Shuttle + Fly:  2 h 30 min
8
Valledupar
— 5 nights
Fly:  18 h 15 min
End: Philadelphia

4
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Bogota side-trips: Museo Aeroespacial Colombiano (in Tocancipa), Zipaquira (Catedral de Sal de Zipaquira & Catedral Diocesana) and Laguna de Guatavita (in Tierra Negra). There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Gold Museum (Museo del Oro), let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, stop by Vitrina Guayca, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Monserrate.

For more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Bogota online itinerary planner.

Philadelphia, USA to Bogota is an approximately 11- hour combination of train and flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or fly. In December, Bogota is somewhat warmer than Philadelphia - with highs of 67°F and lows of 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Cartagena.

Things to do in Bogota

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

Zipaquira, Museo Aeroespacial Colombiano, Laguna de Guatavita
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

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.
Cartagena is known for historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: step into the grandiose world of Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, get impressive views of Volcan de Lodo El Totumo (Mud Volcano), and steep yourself in history at Plaza Santo Domingo.

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Traveling by flight from Bogota to Cartagena takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, taxi, and bus; or drive. Plan for much hotter temperatures traveling from Bogota in December, with highs in Cartagena at 89°F and lows at 76°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Medellin.

Things to do in Cartagena

Historic Sites Parks 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

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: take in the local highlights with Walking tours, view the masterpieces at Arte Loft Galeria, observe the fascinating underwater world at Parque Explora, and take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For other places to visit, maps, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Medellin trip itinerary planning website.

Traveling by flight from Cartagena to Medellin takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight; or drive. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Cartagena in December: high temperatures in Medellin hover around 81°F and lows are around 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to travel to Cali.

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

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.
Cali is known for zoos & aquariums, historic sites, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at Museo Aereo Fenix, contemplate the long history of Hacienda Canasgordas, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Zoologico de Cali, and pause for some photo ops at Cristo Rey.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Cali route planner.

Fly from Medellin to Cali in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. December in Cali sees daily highs of 86°F and lows of 66°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Pereira.

Things to do in Cali

Parks Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Museo Aereo Fenix ©
Museo Aereo Fenix
Caliwood Museo de la Cinematografia ©
Caliwood Museo de la Cinematografia
Zoologico de Cali ©
Zoologico de Cali

3
nights
Pereira

A center of commerce and trade, the thriving city of Pereira was founded in 1863.
Get out of town with these interesting Pereira side-trips: Los Nevados National Park (in La Estrella) and Manizales (Parque Tematico Laguna Negra & Manizales Cathedral). And it doesn't end there: indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, relax in the rural setting at Dos Cosechas Coffee, get in on the family fun at Juegos Mecanicos Pereira, and pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de Nuestra Senora de la Pobreza.

To see more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read our Pereira route builder site.

Getting from Cali to Pereira by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a bus. While traveling from Cali, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Pereira, ranging from highs of 80°F to lows of 64°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Armenia.

Things to do in Pereira

Parks Nature Tours

Side Trips

Manizales, Dos Cosechas Coffee, Los Nevados National Park
Highlights from your plan
Coffee & Tea Tours
Manizales Cathedral ©
Manizales Cathedral
Dos Cosechas Coffee ©
Dos Cosechas Coffee

3
nights
Armenia

Armenia ©
The capital city of Quindio Department, Armenia was founded in 1889 by Jesus Maria Ocampo as he sought a hideout in the Quindio mountains.
Explore Armenia's surroundings by going to Salento (Bosques de Cocora, Kasaguadua Natural Reserve, &more) and Parque del Cafe (in Montenegro). And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Eje cafetero (Zona Cafetera), view the masterpieces at Region Paisaje / Landscape Region, and take an in-depth tour of Museo del Oro Quimbaya.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, go to the Armenia visit planner.

You can drive from Pereira to Armenia in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Armenia are 82°F, while nighttime lows are 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) to allow time to travel to Barranquilla.

Things to do in Armenia

Parks Theme Parks Nature

Side Trips

Salento, Parque del Cafe, Eje cafetero (Zona Cafetera)
Highlights from your plan
Kasaguadua Natural Reserve ©
Kasaguadua Natural Reserve
Eje cafetero (Zona Cafetera) ©
Eje cafetero (Zona Cafetera)
Parque del Cafe ©
Parque del Cafe

3
nights
Barranquilla

An industrial port city on Colombia's Caribbean coast, Barranquilla represents the fourth-most populous city in the country.
Get out of town with these interesting Barranquilla side-trips: Santa Marta (Scuba & Snorkeling, Museo del Oro Tairona - Casa de la Aduana, &more), Megua Parque Biotematico (in Galapa) and Mormon Temple (in Puerto Colombia). There's lots more to do: take a leisurely stroll along Gran Malecon Puerta de Oro, stroll around Parque de la Castellana, and pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia de la Inmaculada Concepcion.

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Getting from Armenia to Barranquilla by combination of shuttle and flight takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Armenia in January: high temperatures in Barranquilla hover around 89°F and lows are around 75°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to travel to Valledupar.

Things to do in Barranquilla

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Santa Marta, Megua Parque Biotematico, Mormon Temple
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Quinta de San Pedro Alejandrino ©
Quinta de San Pedro Alejandrino
Gran Malecon Puerta de Oro ©
Gran Malecon Puerta de Oro

5
nights
Valledupar

Valledupar ©
Between the mountains of Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta and the Serrania del Perija, Valledupar has become known as the home of Vallenato music, a distinctive style of song performed with an accordion, caja (a small drum), and a guacharaca (a percussive, scraping instrument).
Change things up with a short trip to Iglesia de San Juan Bautista in San Juan del Cesar (about 1h 40 min away). The adventure continues: get your bearings at Biblioteca Departamental Valledupar, don't miss a visit to Parque de la Leyenda Vallenata, pause for some photo ops at Parque De Las Monedas, and get outside with Rio Guatapuri.

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Traveling by combination of shuttle and flight from Barranquilla to Valledupar takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Barranquilla in January, plan for somewhat warmer days in Valledupar, with highs around 95°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 74°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Valledupar

Outdoors Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Iglesia de San Juan Bautista
Highlights from your plan
Rio Guatapuri ©
Rio Guatapuri
Parque de los Algarrobillos ©
Parque de los Algarrobillos
Iglesia de San Juan Bautista ©
Iglesia de San Juan Bautista

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