32 days in Colombia Itinerary

32 days in Colombia Itinerary

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32 days in Colombia Itinerary

Start: Paris
Fly:  13 h 30 min
1
Bogota
— 4 nights
Fly:  2 h 30 min
2
Leticia
— 4 nights
+2
Fly + Taxi + Bus:  7 h
3
San Gil
— 4 nights
+2
Bus + Taxi + Fly:  5 h 15 min
4
Santa Marta
— 4 nights
Shuttle + Fly:  3 h
5
San Andres Island
— 6 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
6
Cartagena
— 6 nights
Fly:  16 h 15 min
End: Paris

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Laguna de Guatavita and Iglesia Basilica del Senor de Monserrate. Let the collections at Gold Museum (Museo del Oro) and National Museum of Colombia capture your imagination. When in Bogota, make a side trip to see Catedral de Sal in Zipaquira, approximately 54 minutes away. There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at Museo Botero del Banco de la Republica, don't miss a visit to Plaza Ruffino de Cuervo, get engrossed in the history at Casa Museo Quinta de Bolivar, and contemplate the long history of Bolivar plaza.

To find maps, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Bogota trip maker website .

Paris, France to Bogota is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. Traveling from Paris to Bogota, you'll gain 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Paris in January, expect nights in Bogota to be somewhat warmer, around 7°C, while days are much warmer, around 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Leticia.

Things to do in Bogota

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trips

Laguna de Guatavita, Catedral de Sal de Zipaquira
Highlights from your plan
Gold Museum (Museo del Oro) ©
Gold Museum (Museo del Oro)
Laguna de Guatavita ©
Laguna de Guatavita
Museo Nacional de Colombia ©
Museo Nacional de Colombia

4
nights
Leticia

Leticia ©
Leticia represents a large urban area and one of the best places from which to commence exploring areas along the Amazon.
Get outdoors at Isla de Los Micos and Parque Ecologico Mundo Amazonico. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Nature & Wildlife Tours and Catedral de Nuestra Senora de La Paz. There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Reserva Natural Tanimboca, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Bioparque Etuena, and examine the collection at Museo Etnografico.

For more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Leticia day trip planning tool .

You can fly from Bogota to Leticia in 2.5 hours. When traveling from Bogota in January, plan for a bit warmer days and much warmer nights in Leticia: temperatures range from 36°C by day to 27°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to travel to San Gil.

Things to do in Leticia

Wildlife Parks Tours
Highlights from your plan
Reserva Natural Tanimboca ©
Reserva Natural Tanimboca
Parque Ecologico Mundo Amazonico ©
Parque Ecologico Mundo Amazonico
Nature & Wildlife Tours

4
nights
San Gil

San Gil ©
Providing some of the region's best opportunities for paragliding, rappelling, white-water rafting, kayaking, hiking, and caving, San Gil appeals to adventure seekers and nature lovers wishing to escape overcrowded Bogota, located several hours' drive to the south.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Capilla Inmaculada Concepcion, El Socorro and Museo del Algodon y el Lienzo de la Tierra. Step out of the city life by going to Parque Nacional de Chicamocha and River Rafting & Tubing. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around San Gil: Barichara (Catedral de la Inmaculada Concepcion & Cementerio Barichara) and Socorro (Iglesia Nuestra Senora de Chiquinquira El Socorro & Catedral Nuestra Senora del Socorro). The adventure continues: glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, take in the spiritual surroundings of Parroquia Catedral de Santa Cruz, walk around Parque La Libertad, and head outdoors with Bungee Extremo San Gil.

To see ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read San Gil trip planning website .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Leticia to San Gil takes 7 hours. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Leticia in January: high temperatures in San Gil hover around 31°C and lows are around 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Santa Marta.

Things to do in San Gil

Parks Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Socorro, Barichara, Museo del Algodon y el Lienzo de la Tierra, Parque Nacional de Chicamocha
Highlights from your plan
Parque La Libertad ©
Parque La Libertad
River Rafting & Tubing
Parasailing & Paragliding

4
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Cristal Beach and El Dorado Bird Reserve. Popular historic sites such as Iglesia San Jose and Paseo El Camellon are in your itinerary. Venture out of the city with trips to Aracataca (Casa del Telegrafista & Gabriel Garcia Marquez Museum) and Taironaka Turismo Ecologico (in Santa Ana). And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at Quinta de San Pedro Alejandrino, see the interesting displays at Museo del Oro Tairona - Casa de la Aduana, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Parroquia de Nuestra Senora de la Medalla Milagrosa, and stroll around Parque de Los Novios.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Santa Marta trip planning tool .

Getting from San Gil to Santa Marta by combination of bus and flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In January, Santa Marta is somewhat warmer than San Gil - with highs of 39°C and lows of 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to travel to San Andres Island.

Things to do in Santa Marta

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Aracataca, El Dorado Bird Reserve, Taironaka Turismo Ecologico
Highlights from your plan
Cristal Beach ©
Cristal Beach
Quinta de San Pedro Alejandrino ©
Quinta de San Pedro Alejandrino

6
nights
San Andres Island

San Andres Island ©
The coral San Andres Island boasts a rich colonial history, exotic beaches, and a laidback, tropical lifestyle.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Primera Iglesia Bautista and Parque Tematico El Pueblito Isleno San Andres. You'll discover tucked-away gems like West View and Bahia del Cove. There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa de Spratt Bight, head off the coast to Johnny Cay, see the vivid underwater world at Aquanautas, and enjoy the sand and surf at Cocoplum Bay.

To find reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our San Andres Island road trip planning tool .

You can do a combination of shuttle and flight from Santa Marta to San Andres Island in 3 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Santa Marta in January, you will find days in San Andres Island are slightly colder (34°C), and nights are about the same (28°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Cartagena.

Things to do in San Andres Island

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Providencia Island
Highlights from your plan
Playa de Spratt Bight ©
Playa de Spratt Bight
West View
West View
La Piscinita ©
La Piscinita

6
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Castillo San Felipe de Barajas and Walled City of Cartagena. Escape the urban bustle at Aviario Nacional de Colombia and Playa Blanca. Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Plaza de San Diego, take in the spiritual surroundings of Templo de Santo Domingo, pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia de la Trinidad, and surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

For more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Cartagena vacation maker .

You can fly from San Andres Island to Cartagena in 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in January, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cartagena

Historic Sites Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Isla Baru
Highlights from your plan
Barrio Getsemani ©
Barrio Getsemani
Aviario Nacional de Colombia ©
Aviario Nacional de Colombia
Iglesia de la Trinidad ©
Iglesia de la Trinidad

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