32 days in Colombia Itinerary

32 days in Colombia Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Cartagena
— 4 nights
2
Tayrona National Park
— 1 night
3
Santa Marta
— 3 nights
4
San Andres Island
— 4 nights
5
Cali
— 3 nights
6
Salento
— 3 nights
7
Montenegro
— 2 nights
8
Medellin
— 4 nights
9
Bogota
— 4 nights
10
Puerto Narino
— 2 nights

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, see the interesting displays at Caribe Jewelry Museum & Factory, contemplate the geological forces at Volcan de Lodo El Totumo (Mud Volcano), and get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Cartagena tour builder website.

London, UK to Cartagena is an approximately 18-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Cartagena is minus 5 hours. Traveling from London in December, things will get much hotter in Cartagena: highs are around °C and lows about °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Tayrona National Park.

Things to do in Cartagena

Historic Sites Parks Spas

Side Trip

Oceanario
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Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas ©
Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas
Walled City of Cartagena ©
Walled City of Cartagena
Boat Tours & Water Sports

1
night
Tayrona National Park

Tayrona National Park ©
Start off your visit on the 10th (Thu): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Parque Nacional Natural Tayrona.

For other places to visit, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Tayrona National Park online vacation planner.

Getting from Cartagena to Tayrona National Park by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect a daytime high around °C in December, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can drive to Santa Marta.

Things to do in Tayrona National Park

Parks Nature
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Parque Nacional Natural Tayrona ©
Parque Nacional Natural Tayrona

3
nights
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.
Santa Marta is known for beaches, wildlife, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, kick back and relax at Cristal Beach, enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at Universidad del Magdalena, and make a trip to El Amanuense Libros & Cafe.

To see reviews, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Santa Marta road trip planning website.

You can drive from Tayrona National Park to Santa Marta in 1.5 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Santa Marta can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can travel to San Andres Island.

Things to do in Santa Marta

Outdoors Parks Wildlife
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Quinta de San Pedro Alejandrino ©
Quinta de San Pedro Alejandrino
Parque de Los Novios ©
Parque de Los Novios

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, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: identify plant and animal life at La Piscinita, make a trip to Rocky Cay, take in the dramatic natural features at Hoyo Soplador, and explore the fascinating underground world of Morgan's Cave.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read San Andres Island trip planner.

You can fly from Santa Marta to San Andres Island in 4.5 hours. Traveling from Santa Marta in December, you will find days in San Andres Island are slightly colder (°C), and nights are about the same (°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can travel to Cali.

Things to do in San Andres Island

Parks Nature Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Johnny Cay ©
Johnny Cay
La Piscinita ©
La Piscinita
Cayo El Acuario ©
Cayo El Acuario

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, get to know the resident critters at Zoologico de Cali, appreciate the extensive heritage of Iglesia de San Antonio, and admire the landmark architecture of El Gato Del Rio( Gato De Tejada).

To find reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Cali trip maker website.

You can fly from San Andres Island to Cali in 4.5 hours. Traveling from San Andres Island in December, Cali is little chillier at night with lows of °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Salento.

Things to do in Cali

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Museo Aereo Fenix ©
Museo Aereo Fenix
Picoloro Ecoturismo ©
Picoloro Ecoturismo
Caliwood Museo de la Cinematografia ©
Caliwood Museo de la Cinematografia

3
nights
Salento

Salento ©
Founded in 1842, the town of Salento represents the oldest established settlement in Quindio.
Salento is known for nature, wildlife, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape of Bosques de Cocora, indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, relax in the rural setting at El Recuerdo Finca Cafetera Tradicional, and look for all kinds of wild species at Kasaguadua Natural Reserve.

To find maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Salento trip planner.

Traveling by car from Cali to Salento takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in December, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) to allow time to drive to Montenegro.

Things to do in Salento

Parks Tours Nature
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Kasaguadua Natural Reserve ©
Kasaguadua Natural Reserve
Bosques de Cocora ©
Bosques de Cocora
Valle del Cocora ©
Valle del Cocora

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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Thu): get outside with Globos Colombia and then get in on the family fun at Parque del Cafe. On your second day here, make a trip to Eje cafetero (Zona Cafetera) and then don't miss a visit to Recuca (Recorrido De La Cultura Cafetera).

For photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Montenegro online tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Salento to Montenegro by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Montenegro can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Medellin.

Things to do in Montenegro

Theme Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Recuca (Recorrido De La Cultura Cafetera), Eje cafetero (Zona Cafetera)
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Globos Colombia ©
Globos Colombia
Eje cafetero (Zona Cafetera) ©
Eje cafetero (Zona Cafetera)
Parque del Cafe ©
Parque del Cafe

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: get the lay of the land with Walking tours, don't miss a visit to Plaza Botero, glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, and take an in-depth tour of Museo de Antioquia.

To see traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Medellin tour builder app.

Traveling by flight from Montenegro to Medellin takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In December in Medellin, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can travel to Bogota.

Things to do in Medellin

Tours Parks Outdoors
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Off-Road Tours
Walking tours
Parasailing & Paragliding

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bogota: Zipaquira (Casa Museo Quevedo Zornoza, Catedral de Sal de Zipaquira, &more). And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Gold Museum (Museo del Oro), get the lay of the land with Walking tours, don't miss a visit to Bolivar Square, and stroll around Parque de Usaquen.

To find reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Bogota trip planner.

You can fly from Medellin to Bogota in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Medellin in December, things will get a bit cooler in Bogota: highs are around °C and lows about °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to travel to Puerto Narino.

Things to do in Bogota

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Zipaquira
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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

2
nights
Puerto Narino

Puerto Narino ©
Puerto NariƱo is the second municipality of the Amazonas department of Colombia, located on the shore of the Amazon River.It has about 6,000 residents, most of them are indigenous (from the Ticuna tribe) and its specificity is that it is entirely pedestrian, no car or motorcycle being allowed, as an experiment in an ecological community. You've now added Reserva Natural Rio Nambi to your itinerary. On the 3rd (Sun), contemplate the waterfront views at Lago Tarapoto and then look for all kinds of wild species at Reserva Natural Rio Nambi. Keep things going the next day: meet the residents at Avistamiento de Delfines Rosados.

To see maps, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Puerto Narino trip itinerary planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Bogota to Puerto Narino. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Bogota in January: highs in Puerto Narino hover around °C, while lows dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Puerto Narino

Parks Wildlife Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
Lago Tarapoto ©
Lago Tarapoto

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