36 days in Colombia Itinerary

36 days in Colombia Itinerary

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36 days in Colombia Itinerary

Start: Tel Aviv
Fly:  20 h
1
Bogota
— 2 nights
Fly:  1 h 15 min
2
Medellin
— 2 nights
Bus:  1 h 30 min
3
Guatape
— 1 night
Bus:  1 h 30 min
4
Medellin
— 2 nights
Fly + Bus:  3 h
5
Salento
— 5 nights
Bus + Fly:  3 h
6
Medellin
— 1 night
Fly:  4 h
7
Leticia
— 3 nights
Fly:  5 h 30 min
8
San Andres Island
— 7 nights
Fly:  2 h 15 min
9
Minca
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
10
Tayrona National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
11
Palomino
— 1 night
Drive:  5 h 30 min
12
Cartagena
— 4 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
13
Bogota
— 2 nights
Fly:  20 h
End: Tel Aviv

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Museo De La Universidad Del Rosario, admire the masterpieces at Museo Botero del Banco de la Republica, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Monserrate. On the 14th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of Bolivar plaza, examine the collection at Gold Museum (Museo del Oro), and then let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, use the 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 a bit cooler (22°C), and nights are much colder (11°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can travel to Medellin.

Things to do in Bogota

Museums Parks Tours
Highlights from your plan
Gold Museum (Museo del Oro) ©
Gold Museum (Museo del Oro)
Monserrate ©
Monserrate
Museo Botero del Banco de la Republica ©

2
nights
Medellin

Nestled between rising hills in a narrow valley, Medellin serves as an energetic melting pot of people from all socio-economic classes.
On the 15th (Mon), pause for some serene contemplation at Templo Parroquial Jesus Nazareno, fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, and then head outdoors with Outdoor Activities. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: observe the fascinating underwater world at Parque Explora, then take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and then stroll around Parques del Rio.

To find photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Medellin vacation planning site .

Traveling by flight from Bogota to Medellin takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Bogota in June; daily highs in Medellin reach 33°C and lows reach 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can catch the bus to Guatape.

Things to do in Medellin

Tours Outdoors Parks
Highlights from your plan
Off-Road Tours
Walking tours
Parasailing & Paragliding

1
night
Guatape

Guatape ©
On the shores of a large artificial lake, Guatape ensures a pleasant experience in a quiet little town known for its friendly residents and attractive architecture.
On the 17th (Wed), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Monasterio benedictino Santa Maria de la Epifania and then explore the striking landscape at Piedra Del Penol.

For reviews, maps, and tourist information, use the Guatape trip planner.

Traveling by bus from Medellin to Guatape takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In June, Guatape is a bit cooler than Medellin - with highs of 26°C and lows of 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to catch the bus to Medellin.

Things to do in Guatape

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Piedra Del Penol ©
Piedra Del Penol

2
nights
Medellin

Medellin ©
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Thu): let little ones run wild at Parque Lleras, then look for gifts at Evok, then identify plant and animal life at Parque Arvi, and finally walk around Parque San Antonio. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin Botanico de Medellin, get engrossed in the history at Museo de Antioquia, and then get your game on at Tejo In Medellin (tour).

For traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Medellin trip itinerary planner.

Take a bus from Guatape to Medellin in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Guatape in June, expect Medellin to be somewhat warmer, temps between 33°C and 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Salento.

Things to do in Medellin

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trip

Tejo In Medellin (tour)
Highlights from your plan
Parque Arvi ©
Parque Arvi
Museo de Antioquia ©
Museo de Antioquia
Jardin Botanico de Medellin ©
Jardin Botanico de Medellin

5
nights
Salento

Salento ©
Founded in 1842, the town of Salento represents the oldest established settlement in Quindio.
Explore Salento's surroundings by going to Filandia (Mirador Colina Iluminada & Maderitas Jugueteria) and Los Nevados National Park (in La Estrella). There's lots more to do: explore the striking landscape of Bosques de Cocora, identify plant and animal life at Kasaguadua Natural Reserve, take in the exciting artwork at Region Paisaje / Landscape Region, and get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour.

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

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Medellin to Salento in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in June, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to travel to Medellin.

Things to do in Salento

Parks Nature Tours

Side Trips

Filandia, Los Nevados National Park
Highlights from your plan
Kasaguadua Natural Reserve ©
Kasaguadua Natural Reserve
Bosques de Cocora ©
Bosques de Cocora
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours

1
night
Medellin

Medellin ©
On the 24th (Wed), take an in-depth tour of Museo de Antioquia and then take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin Botanico de Medellin. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Thu): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia De La Veracruz, identify plant and animal life at Parque Arvi, stroll around Parque San Antonio, then stop by Evok, and finally walk around Parque Lleras.

To see reviews, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read Medellin online day trip planner .

Do a combination of bus and flight from Salento to Medellin in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can travel to Leticia.

Things to do in Medellin

Parks Wildlife Museums
Highlights from your plan
Parque Arvi ©
Parque Arvi
Museo de Antioquia ©
Museo de Antioquia
Jardin Botanico de Medellin ©
Jardin Botanico de Medellin

3
nights
Leticia

Leticia ©
Leticia represents a large urban area and one of the best places from which to commence exploring areas along the Amazon.
Leticia is known for wildlife, nature, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: identify plant and animal life at Amazon Maguta Jungle Lodge, pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de Nuestra Senora de La Paz, head off the coast to Isla de Los Micos, and walk around Parque Santander.

To find photos, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Leticia tour itinerary planning tool .

You can fly from Medellin to Leticia in 4 hours. Traveling from Medellin in June, plan for a bit warmer nights in Leticia, with lows around 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to San Andres Island.

Things to do in Leticia

Parks Wildlife Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Isla de Los Micos ©
Isla de Los Micos
Amazon Maguta Jungle Lodge ©
Amazon Maguta Jungle Lodge
Bioparque Etuena ©
Bioparque Etuena

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.
San Andres Island is known for nature, wildlife, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: head off the coast to Johnny Cay, look for all kinds of wild species at Cayo El Acuario, explore the fascinating underground world of Morgan's Cave, and don't miss a visit to Rocky Cay.

For maps, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our San Andres Island trip planner.

You can fly from Leticia to San Andres Island in 5.5 hours. In June, daytime highs in San Andres Island are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to travel to Minca.

Things to do in San Andres Island

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Mare, El Totumo Volcon
Highlights from your plan
La Piscinita ©
La Piscinita
Johnny Cay ©
Johnny Cay
Hoyo Soplador ©
Hoyo Soplador

3
nights
Minca

Minca ©
A Minca vacation takes you to a small mountain village nestled above Santa Marta in the Sierra Nevada.
Step out of Minca to go to Aracataca and see Rio Aracataca, which is approximately 1h 30 min away. And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at El Dorado Bird Reserve, get engrossed in the history at Museo del Cacao de Minca, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta, and examine the collection at Memorial Museum of the Sierra Nevada.

To find photos, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Minca day trip planning website .

Fly from San Andres Island to Minca in 2.5 hours. Traveling from San Andres Island in July, expect nights in Minca to be about the same, around 30°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 39°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can go by car to Tayrona National Park.

Things to do in Minca

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Rio Aracataca
Highlights from your plan
Cascada de Marinka ©
Cascada de Marinka
El Dorado Bird Reserve ©
El Dorado Bird Reserve

1
night
Tayrona National Park

Tayrona National Park
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Thu): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Cabo San Juan Del Guia.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Tayrona National Park trip itinerary website .

Traveling by car from Minca to Tayrona National Park takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in July, and nighttime lows around 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Palomino.

Things to do in Tayrona National Park

Parks Beaches Outdoors

1
night
Palomino

Palomino
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Playas de Palomino.

To find photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Palomino online trip builder .

You can drive from Tayrona National Park to Palomino in 2 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Palomino can reach 41°C, while at night they dip to 31°C. On the 10th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Cartagena.

Things to do in Palomino

Parks Beaches Outdoors

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: make a trip to Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas, steep yourself in history at Plaza Santo Domingo, pause for some serene contemplation at Sanctuary of Saint Peter Claver, and examine the collection at Caribe Jewelry Museum & Factory.

For ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read our Cartagena online day trip planner .

Drive from Palomino to Cartagena in 5.5 hours. While traveling from Palomino, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Cartagena, ranging from highs of 38°C to lows of 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Bogota.

Things to do in Cartagena

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas ©
Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas
Walled City of Cartagena ©
Walled City of Cartagena
Boat Tours & Water Sports

2
nights
Bogota

Bogota ©
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Wed): pick up a one of a kind souvenir at El Cuchitril Second Hand Shop, take a stroll through Parque 93, then get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and finally see the interesting displays at Casa de Moneda - Coleccion Numismatica del Banco de la Republica. On your second day here, pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de Sal de Zipaquira and then walk around Ospina Park.

To find photos, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Bogota trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Cartagena to Bogota takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Cartagena in July: high temperatures in Bogota hover around 21°C and lows are around 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Bogota

Parks Shopping Tours

Side Trips

Ospina Park, Catedral de Sal de Zipaquira
Highlights from your plan
Parque 93 ©
Parque 93
Catedral de Sal de Zipaquira ©
Catedral de Sal de Zipaquira
Walking tours

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