36 days in Colombia Itinerary

36 days in Colombia Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Tel Aviv
Fly:  20 h
1
Bogota
— 6 nights
Fly:  1 h 45 min
2
Montenegro
— 5 nights
Taxi + Fly:  1 h 15 min
3
Medellin
— 7 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
4
San Andres Island
— 7 nights
Fly + Shuttle:  3 h
5
Santa Marta
— 4 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
6
Cartagena
— 5 nights
Fly:  16 h 30 min
End: Tel Aviv

6
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 discover tucked-away gems like Laguna de Guatavita and Teatro Mayor Julio Mario Santo Domingo. Get out of town with these interesting Bogota side-trips: Ospina Park (in Chia) and Mina de Sal de Nemocon (in Nemocon). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Gold Museum (Museo del Oro), walk around Parque Metropolitano Simon Bolivar, take a stroll through Zona G Bogota, and explore the galleries of Museo Santa Clara.

To find traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Bogota trip itinerary website.

Tel Aviv, Israel to Bogota is an approximately 20- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 7 hours traveling from Tel Aviv to Bogota. Traveling from Tel Aviv in June, you will find days in Bogota are little chillier (22°C), and nights are cooler (11°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can travel to Montenegro.

Things to do in Bogota

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

Laguna de Guatavita, Ospina Park, Mina de Sal de Nemocon
Highlights from your plan
Gold Museum (Museo del Oro) ©
Gold Museum (Museo del Oro)
Laguna de Guatavita ©
Laguna de Guatavita
Teatro Mayor Julio Mario Santo Domingo ©
Teatro Mayor Julio Mario Santo Domingo

5
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Globos Colombia and Horseback Riding Tours. Venture out of the city with trips to Manizales (Monumento El Bolivar Condor & Monumento a los Colonizadores), Cascadas del Rio Verde (in Cordoba) and Salento (Bosques de Cocora, Adrenaline & Extreme Tours, &more). Next up on the itinerary: get in on the family fun at Parque del Cafe, head outdoors with Canopy Los Caracolies, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Parroquia Jesus Maria y Jose.

For maps, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Montenegro travel planner.

You can fly from Bogota to Montenegro in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Bogota in June, expect Montenegro to be somewhat warmer, temps between 33°C and 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) to allow time to travel to Medellin.

Things to do in Montenegro

Outdoors Parks Theme Parks

Side Trips

Salento, Manizales, Cascadas del Rio Verde, Parroquia Jesus Maria y Jose
Highlights from your plan
Globos Colombia ©
Globos Colombia
Kasaguadua Natural Reserve ©
Kasaguadua Natural Reserve
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours

7
nights
Medellin

Medellin ©
Nestled between rising hills in a narrow valley, Medellin serves as an energetic melting pot of people from all socio-economic classes.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like medellin 2000m DESCENT and Planetario de Medellin. Venture out of the city with trips to Guatape (Piedra Del Penol & ALTITUDE), Parque Tematico Replica del Viejo Penol (in Penol) and Cafe de la Cima (in Fredonia). There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Escaleras Electricas De La Comuna 13, take in the views from Puente de Occidente, observe the fascinating underwater world at Parque Explora, and get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

For traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Medellin tour itinerary builder site.

Getting from Montenegro to Medellin by combination of taxi and flight takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. June in Medellin sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 20°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can travel to San Andres Island.

Things to do in Medellin

Tours Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Santa Fe de Antioquia, Guatape, Tejo In Medellin (tour), Parque Tematico Replica del Viejo Penol, Cafe de la Cima
Highlights from your plan
medellin 2000m DESCENT ©
medellin 2000m DESCENT
Escaleras Electricas De La Comuna 13 ©
Escaleras Electricas De La Comuna 13
Horseback Riding Tours

7
nights
San Andres Island

San Andres Island ©
The coral San Andres Island boasts a rich colonial history, exotic beaches, and a laidback, tropical lifestyle.
Explore hidden gems such as West View and Playa de Spratt Bight. There's much more to do: head off the coast to Johnny Cay, look for all kinds of wild species at La Piscinita, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Primera Iglesia Bautista, and explore the striking landscape at Hoyo Soplador.

Plan trip to San Andres Island with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Getting from Medellin to San Andres Island by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in San Andres Island when traveling from Medellin in June, with lows around 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can travel to Santa Marta.

Things to do in San Andres Island

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

El Totumo Volcon, Mare
Highlights from your plan
La Piscinita ©
La Piscinita
West View
West View
Playa de Spratt Bight ©
Playa de Spratt Bight

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Quinta de San Pedro Alejandrino and Parque de Los Novios. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Santa Marta: Parque Nacional Natural Tayrona (in Tayrona National Park) and Minca (El Dorado Bird Reserve, Museo Minca - Memorial Museum of the Sierra Nevada, &more). And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Museo del Oro Tairona - Casa de la Aduana, don't miss a visit to El Amanuense Libros & Cafe, look for gifts at Yo Amo Santa Marta, and see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Santa Marta day trip website.

Traveling by combination of flight and shuttle from San Andres Island to Santa Marta takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus. When traveling from San Andres Island in July, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Santa Marta: temperatures range from 39°C by day to 30°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Cartagena.

Things to do in Santa Marta

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Minca, Parque Nacional Natural Tayrona
Highlights from your plan
Parque Nacional Natural Tayrona ©
Parque Nacional Natural Tayrona
Quinta de San Pedro Alejandrino ©
Quinta de San Pedro Alejandrino
Parque de Los Novios ©
Parque de Los Novios

5
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Barrio Getsemani and Templo de Santo Domingo. And it doesn't end there: explore the historical opulence of Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral Basilica of St. Catherine of Alexandria, take a stroll through Centro Historico, and indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour.

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You can drive from Santa Marta to Cartagena in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. July in Cartagena sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 30°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cartagena

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Tours
Highlights from your plan
Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas ©
Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas
Barrio Getsemani ©
Barrio Getsemani
Food Tours

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