32 days in Colombia Itinerary

32 days in Colombia Itinerary

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32 days in Colombia Itinerary

Start: Tel Aviv
Fly:  16 h 30 min
1
Cartagena
— 4 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
2
Santa Marta
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
3
Bucaramanga
— 2 nights
Shuttle + Fly:  2 h 30 min
4
Bogota
— 4 nights
Fly:  1 h 15 min
5
Medellin
— 4 nights
Fly + Taxi:  1 h 15 min
6
Montenegro
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
7
Salento
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h
8
Cali
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h
9
San Andres Island
— 5 nights
Fly:  21 h
End: Tel Aviv

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.
Step out of Cartagena with an excursion to Playa Blanca in Isla Baru--about 1h 05 min away. The adventure continues: explore the historical opulence of Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas, don't miss a visit to Plaza Bolivar, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sanctuary of Saint Peter Claver, and take an in-depth tour of Museo del Oro Zenu.

To find maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Cartagena trip builder app .

Tel Aviv, Israel to Cartagena is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Tel Aviv to Cartagena is minus 7 hours. In January, Cartagena is much warmer than Tel Aviv - with highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Santa Marta.

Things to do in Cartagena

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Playa Blanca
Highlights from your plan
Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas ©
Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas
Walled City of Cartagena ©
Walled City of Cartagena
Plaza Santo Domingo ©
Plaza Santo Domingo

3
nights
Santa Marta

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 nature, beaches, wildlife, historic sites, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Parque Nacional Natural Tayrona, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, explore the world behind art at Quinta de San Pedro Alejandrino, and stop by Yo Amo Santa Marta.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Santa Marta tour builder app .

Drive from Cartagena to Santa Marta in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Bucaramanga.

Things to do in Santa Marta

Parks Outdoors Nature
Highlights from your plan
Parque Nacional Natural Tayrona ©
Parque Nacional Natural Tayrona
Scuba & Snorkeling
Quinta de San Pedro Alejandrino ©
Quinta de San Pedro Alejandrino

2
nights
Bucaramanga

Bucaramanga ©
A tour of Bucaramanga may yield little evidence that it dates back as far as 1622.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Mon): explore the striking landscape of Parque Nacional de Chicamocha. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: snap pictures at Puente del Bicentenario, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica San Juan Bautista, then walk around Parque Gallineral de Giron, and finally head outdoors with Club Campestre Bucaramanga.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Bucaramanga trip itinerary planning site .

Traveling by flight from Santa Marta to Bucaramanga takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Santa Marta in January, with highs in Bucaramanga at 31°C and lows at 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to travel to Bogota.

Things to do in Bucaramanga

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Giron
Highlights from your plan
Parque Nacional de Chicamocha ©
Parque Nacional de Chicamocha
Club Campestre Bucaramanga ©
Club Campestre Bucaramanga
Parque Gallineral de Giron ©
Parque Gallineral de Giron

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.
Go for a jaunt from Bogota to Zipaquira to see Catedral de Sal de Zipaquira about 54 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Gold Museum (Museo del Oro), take in the local highlights with Walking tours, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Monserrate, and catch some excitement at Whee Institute.

To find maps, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Bogota trip maker site .

Traveling by combination of shuttle and flight from Bucaramanga to Bogota takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Bucaramanga in January: highs in Bogota hover around 23°C, while lows dip to 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can travel to Medellin.

Things to do in Bogota

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Catedral de Sal de Zipaquira
Highlights from your plan
Gold Museum (Museo del Oro) ©
Gold Museum (Museo del Oro)
Monserrate ©
Monserrate
Museo Botero del Banco de la Republica ©

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, zoos & aquariums, historic sites, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the local highlights with Walking tours, pause for some serene contemplation at Templo Parroquial Jesus Nazareno, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Parque Explora, and have some family-friendly fun at Tejo In Medellin (tour).

To see photos, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Medellin trip planner .

You can fly from Bogota to Medellin in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Bogota in January: high temperatures in Medellin hover around 32°C and lows are around 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can travel to Montenegro.

Things to do in Medellin

Parks Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

Tejo In Medellin (tour)
Highlights from your plan
Parasailing & Paragliding
Walking tours
Laguna de Guatape ©
Laguna de Guatape

3
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Montenegro: Pereira (Catedral de Nuestra Senora de la Pobreza & Iglesia El Claret) and Los Nevados National Park (in La Estrella). And it doesn't end there: find something for the whole family at Parque del Cafe, head outdoors with Globos Colombia, and don't miss a visit to Eje cafetero (Zona Cafetera).

To find reviews, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Montenegro road trip planning website .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Medellin to Montenegro takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In January in Montenegro, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Salento.

Things to do in Montenegro

Parks Nature Theme Parks

Side Trips

Pereira, Eje cafetero (Zona Cafetera), Los Nevados National Park
Highlights from your plan
Los Nevados National Park ©
Los Nevados National Park
Parque del Cafe ©
Parque del Cafe
Eje cafetero (Zona Cafetera) ©
Eje cafetero (Zona Cafetera)

3
nights
Salento

Salento ©
Founded in 1842, the town of Salento represents the oldest established settlement in Quindio.
Salento is known for nature, wildlife, historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape of Bosques de Cocora, experience rural life at El Recuerdo Finca Cafetera Tradicional, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, and look for all kinds of wild species at Kasaguadua Natural Reserve.

To find photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Salento online trip itinerary maker .

Drive from Montenegro to Salento in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. January in Salento sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to drive to Cali.

Things to do in Salento

Parks Nature Tours
Highlights from your plan
Kasaguadua Natural Reserve ©
Kasaguadua Natural Reserve
Bosques de Cocora ©
Bosques de Cocora
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Wed): examine the collection at Caliwood Museo de la Cinematografia, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Zoologico de Cali, and then make a trip to Bichacue Yath Arte y Naturaleza. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Thu): examine the collection at MUSA Museo Arqueologico, then admire the masterpieces at Museo de Arte Colonial y Religioso La Merced, then see the interesting displays at Museo Aereo Fenix, and finally pause for some photo ops at Cristo Rey.

For other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Cali online vacation planner .

Traveling by car from Salento to Cali takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Cali are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to travel to San Andres Island.

Things to do in Cali

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
Museo Aereo Fenix ©
Museo Aereo Fenix
Zoologico de Cali ©
Zoologico de Cali
Caliwood Museo de la Cinematografia ©
Caliwood Museo de la Cinematografia

5
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, historic sites, beaches, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: step off the mainland to explore Johnny Cay, look for all kinds of wild species at Cayo El Acuario, take in the dramatic natural features at Hoyo Soplador, and enjoy the sand and surf at Playa de Spratt Bight.

To see maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our San Andres Island trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Cali to San Andres Island takes 3 hours. Traveling from Cali in January, plan for a bit warmer nights in San Andres Island, with lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Andres Island

Parks Nature Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Johnny Cay ©
Johnny Cay
La Piscinita ©
La Piscinita
Hoyo Soplador ©
Hoyo Soplador

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