31 days in Colombia Itinerary

31 days in Colombia Itinerary

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Medellin
— 4 nights
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Montenegro
— 2 nights
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Salento
— 2 nights
Drive
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Cali
— 2 nights
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San Andres Island
— 5 nights
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Cartagena
— 4 nights
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Barranquilla
— 1 night
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Santa Marta
— 2 nights
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Tayrona National Park
— 1 night
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Valledupar
— 2 nights
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Bogota
— 4 nights
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Medellin

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Medellin: Piedra Del Penol (in Guatape) and Parque Tematico Replica del Viejo Penol (in Penol). And it doesn't end there: take in the local highlights with Walking tours, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Templo Parroquial Jesus Nazareno, take an in-depth tour of Museo de Antioquia, and observe the fascinating underwater world at Parque Explora.

For traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read our Medellin trip site.

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to Medellin is an approximately 23.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Arabian Standard Time (AST) to Colombia Standard Time (COT) is minus 8 hours. Traveling from Riyadh in May, expect nights in Medellin to be slightly colder, around 20°C, while days are colder, around 32°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to travel to Montenegro.

Things to do in Medellin

Tours · Parks · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

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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 6th (Thu): head outdoors with Globos Colombia, then don't miss a visit to Eje cafetero (Zona Cafetera), and then head outdoors with Canopy Los Caracolies. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Fri): laugh and play at Parque del Cafe.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read our Montenegro trip planner.

You can fly from Medellin to Montenegro in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In May, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to drive to Salento.

Things to do in Montenegro

Tours · Theme Parks · Outdoors

Side Trip

2
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Salento

Father of Quindio

Founded in 1842, the town of Salento represents the oldest established settlement in Quindio.
On the 8th (Sat), look for all kinds of wild species at Kasaguadua Natural Reserve, experience rural life at Las Acacias Coffee Farm, and then get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour. On the next day, explore the striking landscape of Bosques de Cocora.

To find more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Salento trip itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by car from Montenegro to Salento takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. May in Salento sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Cali.

Things to do in Salento

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

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Cali

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 10th (Mon), learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Zoologico de Cali and then get in touch with nature with Picoloro Ecoturismo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Museo Aereo Fenix, then admire the striking features of El Gato Del Rio( Gato De Tejada), and then see the interesting displays at Caliwood Museo de la Cinematografia.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Cali day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Salento to Cali takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in May, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to travel to San Andres Island.

Things to do in Cali

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife

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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, enjoy the sand and surf at Playa de San Luis, look for all kinds of wild species at Cayo El Acuario, and see the vivid underwater world at West View.

Make your San Andres Island itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Traveling by flight from Cali to San Andres Island takes 4.5 hours. Traveling from Cali in May, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 30°C in San Andres Island. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can travel to Cartagena.

Things to do in San Andres Island

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Nature

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Cartagena

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.
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, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, contemplate the geological forces at Volcan de Lodo El Totumo (Mud Volcano), and get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Oceanario.

For traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Cartagena online day trip planner.

Getting from San Andres Island to Cartagena by flight takes about 3.5 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Cartagena can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Barranquilla.

Things to do in Cartagena

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

1
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Barranquilla

Golden Gate of Colombia

An industrial port city on Colombia's Caribbean coast, Barranquilla represents the fourth-most populous city in the country.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Fri): pause for some photo ops at Monumento Ventana Al Mundo, then get engrossed in the history at Museo Mapuka, and then let the kids burn off some steam at Parque de Villa Santos.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Barranquilla trip simple and quick.

Traveling by car from Cartagena to Barranquilla takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Barranquilla are 39°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can drive to Santa Marta.

Things to do in Barranquilla

Parks · Fun & Games · Museums

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Santa Marta

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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): make a trip to El Amanuense Libros & Cafe, take in the architecture and design of Universidad del Magdalena, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Cristal Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the masterpieces at Quinta de San Pedro Alejandrino, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Marine World Aquarium, and then get outside with Outdoor Activities.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Santa Marta itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Barranquilla to Santa Marta takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. May in Santa Marta sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 30°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Tayrona National Park.

Things to do in Santa Marta

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

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Tayrona National Park

On the 24th (Mon), explore the striking landscape of Parque Nacional Natural Tayrona and then kick back and relax at Playa de las 7 Olas.

For maps, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Tayrona National Park trip planner.

Drive from Santa Marta to Tayrona National Park in 1.5 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Valledupar.

Things to do in Tayrona National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches
Highlights from your trip

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Valledupar

City of the Holy Kings of 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).
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Tue): make a trip to Parque de la Leyenda Vallenata, appreciate the history behind Monumento a la Pilonera Mayor, and then make a trip to Plaza Alfonso Lopez Valledupar. On the next day, see the interesting displays at Casa Beto Murgas, appreciate the history behind Mi Pedazo de Acordeon, and then admire the striking features of Colegio Nacional Loperena.

To find maps, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Valledupar road trip site.

Drive from Tayrona National Park to Valledupar in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 40°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can travel to Bogota.

Things to do in Valledupar

Museums

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Bogota

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Bogota: Zipaquira (Casa Museo Quevedo Zornoza, Catedral de Sal de Zipaquira, &more). There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Gold Museum (Museo del Oro), explore the world behind art at Museo Botero del Banco de la Republica, look for gifts at Vitrina Guayca, and don't miss a visit to Bolivar Square.

To find reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Bogota sightseeing planner.

You can fly from Valledupar to Bogota in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In May, Bogota is much colder than Valledupar - with highs of 22°C and lows of 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Bogota

Tours · Parks · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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Historic Sites · Specialty Museums · Landmarks
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.