31 days in Colombia Itinerary

31 days in Colombia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Colombia trip maker

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Fly to Ernesto Cortissoz International Airport, Drive to Santa Marta
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Santa Marta
— 2 nights
Drive
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Cartagena
— 5 nights
Fly to San Andres Island, Ferry to Providencia Island
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Providencia Island
— 3 nights
Taxi to Providencia, Fly to San Andres Island
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San Andres Island
— 3 nights
Fly
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Leticia
— 3 nights
Fly
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Bogota
— 4 nights
Fly
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Cali
— 4 nights
Fly
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Medellin
— 4 nights
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Santa Marta

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): explore the world behind art at Quinta de San Pedro Alejandrino, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Marine World Aquarium, and then stroll around Parque de Los Novios. Keep things going the next day: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas and then examine the collection at Museo del Oro Tairona - Casa de la Aduana.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Santa Marta road trip planning site.

Stockholm, Sweden to Santa Marta is an approximately 26-hour combination of flight and car. You'll gain 6 hours traveling from Stockholm to Santa Marta due to the time zone difference. Expect warmer temperatures when traveling from Stockholm in March; daily highs in Santa Marta reach 39°C and lows reach 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to drive to Cartagena.

Things to do in Santa Marta

Museums · Tours · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trip

Cartagena

— 5 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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Aviario Nacional de Colombia and Plaza de La Trinidad. The adventure continues: make a trip to Plaza de San Diego, capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral Basilica of St. Catherine of Alexandria, and see the interesting displays at Choco Museo.

To see photos, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Cartagena trip maker tool.

Getting from Santa Marta to Cartagena by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Cartagena can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Providencia Island.

Things to do in Cartagena

Tours · Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trip

Providencia Island

— 3 nights
Although part of Colombia, the small, isolated Providencia Island retains its Caribbean culture and English-Creole language.
Step off the beaten path and head to Crab Cay-Cayo Cangrejo and The Peak Forestry Reserve. Next up on the itinerary: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, enjoy the sea views from Lighthouse Providence, take in the views from Lover’s Lane, and explore the striking landscape at Morgan's Head.

To see photos and tourist information, read our Providencia Island attractions planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and ferry from Cartagena to Providencia Island takes 8 hours. In March, daily temperatures in Providencia Island can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. You will leave for San Andres Island on the 12th (Fri).

Things to do in Providencia Island

Parks · Nature · Tours · Wildlife

San Andres Island

— 3 nights
The coral San Andres Island boasts a rich colonial history, exotic beaches, and a laidback, tropical lifestyle.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Banda Dive Shop and West View. And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Playa de Spratt Bight, pause for some photo ops at Plaza Canon de Morgan, tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Charquitos, and identify plant and animal life at La Piscinita.

For more things to do, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read San Andres Island online driving holiday planner.

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Providencia Island to San Andres Island takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in March, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can catch the flight to Leticia.

Things to do in San Andres Island

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Nature

Leticia

— 3 nights
Leticia represents a large urban area and one of the best places from which to commence exploring areas along the Amazon.
Step off the beaten path and head to Nature & Wildlife Tours and Amazon Maguta Jungle Lodge. Next up on the itinerary: head off the coast to Isla de Los Micos, walk around Parque Santander, identify plant and animal life at Reserva Natural Tanimboca, and admire the natural beauty at El Jardin de la Victoria Regia.

To see photos, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read Leticia trip planning tool.

Traveling by flight from San Andres Island to Leticia takes 8.5 hours. In March, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Bogota.

Things to do in Leticia

Parks · Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors

Bogota

— 4 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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Parque Natural Chicaque and Casa de Moneda - Coleccion Numismatica del Banco de la Republica. There's much more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin Botanico de Bogota Jose Celestino Mutis, stroll around Parque de Usaquen, admire the masterpieces at Museo Botero del Banco de la Republica, and pick up a one of a kind souvenir at El Cuchitril Second Hand Shop.

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You can fly from Leticia to Bogota in 4.5 hours. Traveling from Leticia in March, expect Bogota to be cooler, temps between 23°C and 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can travel to Cali.

Things to do in Bogota

Parks · Wildlife · Museums · Nature

Side Trip

Cali

— 4 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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Andoke and Zoologico de Cali. The adventure continues: get to know the fascinating history of Iglesia de San Antonio, admire the striking features of El Gato Del Rio( Gato De Tejada), appreciate the history behind Cristo Rey, and examine the collection at MUSA Museo Arqueologico.

For photos, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Cali trip 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 March, expect Cali to be somewhat warmer, temps between 36°C and 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to travel to Medellin.

Things to do in Cali

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Parque Arvi and Parasailing & Paragliding. And it doesn't end there: see Off-Road Tours, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Templo Parroquial Jesus Nazareno, test your team's savvy at Enigma Escape Room Medellin - Envigado, and contemplate the waterfront views at Laguna de Guatape.

To find ratings, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Medellin day trip planning website.

Getting from Cali to Medellin by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Cali, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Medellin, ranging from highs of 32°C to lows of 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Medellin

Parks · Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trip

Colombia travel guide

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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.