38 days in Colombia Itinerary

38 days in Colombia Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Bogota
— 5 nights
2
Medellin
— 4 nights
3
Bucaramanga
— 4 nights
4
Santa Marta
— 8 nights
5
Cartagena
— Few hours
6
Cali
— 5 nights
7
Popayan
— Few hours
8
Pasto
— 7 nights
9
Bogota
— 3 nights

5
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Barrio La Candelaria, DIBS by Culture Shock Colombia and Museo Botero del Banco de la Republica. Head to Parque 93 and Mercado de las Pulgas de Usaquenfor some retail therapy. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Laguna de Guatavita and Zona G Bogota. Next up on the itinerary: walk around Parque Metropolitano Simon Bolivar and stop by El Cuchitril Second Hand Shop.

To see where to stay, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read Bogota trip planner.

Belo Horizonte, Brazil to Bogota is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Belo Horizonte to Bogota is minus 2 hours. When traveling from Belo Horizonte in December, plan for slightly colder days and cooler nights in Bogota: temperatures range from °C by day to °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to travel to Medellin.

Things to do in Bogota

Neighborhoods Shopping Parks

Side Trip

Laguna de Guatavita
Highlights from your plan
Laguna de Guatavita ©
Laguna de Guatavita
Zona G Bogota ©
Zona G Bogota
Museo Botero del Banco de la Republica ©
Museo Botero del Banco de la Republica

4
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Piedra Del Penol as well as Laguna de Guatape. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Museo de Arte Moderno de Medellin and H by HDC. Shop till you drop at El Tesoro Parque Comercial and Centro Comercial Aves Maria. Next up on the itinerary: see the sky in a new way at Planetario de Medellin and engage your brain at Museo del Agua EPM.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Medellin travel route planner.

Traveling by flight from Bogota to Medellin takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Bogota in December, with highs in Medellin at °C and lows at °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can travel to Bucaramanga.

Things to do in Medellin

Museums Childrens Museums Parks

Side Trips

Centro Comercial Aves Maria, Piedra Del Penol
Highlights from your plan
Museo de Arte Moderno de Medellin ©
Museo de Arte Moderno de Medellin
El Tesoro Parque Comercial ©
El Tesoro Parque Comercial
Planetario de Medellin ©
Planetario de Medellin

4
nights
Bucaramanga

Bucaramanga ©
A tour of Bucaramanga may yield little evidence that it dates back as far as 1622.
Step off the beaten path and head to Cathedral of the Holy Family and Ecoparque Cerro del Santisimo. Shop till you drop at Centro Comercial Canaveral and Cacique el Centro Comercial. The adventure continues: browse the fresh offerings at Plaza de Mercado Guarin, take an in-depth tour of La Casa del Libro Total, admire the masterpieces at Museo de Arte Moderno de Bucaramanga, and stroll around Parque Gallineral de Giron.

For ratings, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Bucaramanga trip planner.

You can fly from Medellin to Bucaramanga in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in December, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to travel to Santa Marta.

Things to do in Bucaramanga

Shopping Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Floridablanca, Parque Gallineral de Giron
Highlights from your plan
Cacique el Centro Comercial ©
Cacique el Centro Comercial
Ecoparque Cerro del Santisimo ©
Ecoparque Cerro del Santisimo
Cathedral of the Holy Family ©
Cathedral of the Holy Family

8
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Cristal Beach and Ensenada de Chengue. Visit Playa Neguanje and Playa Blanca for some beach relaxation. Explore Santa Marta's surroundings by going to Casa del Telegrafista (in Aracataca) and Minca (Museo del Cacao de Minca, Museo Minca - Memorial Museum of the Sierra Nevada, &more). There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at Quinta de San Pedro Alejandrino, buy something for everyone on your list at Centro Comercial Arrecife, observe the fascinating underwater world at Marine World Aquarium, and explore the wealth of natural beauty at Nabusimake.

To find other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Santa Marta journey planner.

Fly from Bucaramanga to Santa Marta in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Bucaramanga in December, things will get a bit warmer in Santa Marta: highs are around °C and lows about °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Cartagena.

Things to do in Santa Marta

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Minca, Casa del Telegrafista
Highlights from your plan
Cristal Beach ©
Cristal Beach
Quinta de San Pedro Alejandrino ©
Quinta de San Pedro Alejandrino
Playa Neguanje ©
Playa Neguanje

few
hours
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.
On the 26th (Thu), wander the streets of Barrio Getsemani.

To find traveler tips, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, use the Cartagena attractions tool.

You can drive from Santa Marta to Cartagena in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. December in Cartagena sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can travel to Cali.

Things to do in Cartagena

Neighborhoods Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Barrio Getsemani ©
Barrio Getsemani

5
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.
Museo Aereo Fenix and Parroquia Catedral San Pedro de Buga are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Head to Centro Comercial UNICENTRO and Galeria Alamedafor plenty of shopping. There's still lots to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Iglesia de San Antonio, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Iglesia La Merced, and explore the world behind art at Museo de Arte Colonial y Religioso La Merced.

To find photos, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, use the Cali trip planner.

Getting from Cartagena to Cali by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus; or drive. Traveling from Cartagena in December, Cali is slightly colder at night with lows of °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to go by car to Popayan.

Things to do in Cali

Historic Sites Shopping Museums

Side Trip

Parroquia Catedral San Pedro de Buga
Highlights from your plan
Museo Aereo Fenix ©
Museo Aereo Fenix
Iglesia de San Antonio ©
Iglesia de San Antonio
Parroquia Catedral San Pedro de Buga ©
Parroquia Catedral San Pedro de Buga

few
hours
Popayan

Popayan
Popayan vacations hold plenty of appeal for international and domestic visitors, as the city represent one of the most entertaining and culturally enriching urban centers on the continent.
To find other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read Popayan trip itinerary builder website.

You can drive from Cali to Popayan in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Cali in December: highs in Popayan hover around °C, while lows dip to °C. You will leave for Pasto on the 31st (Tue).

Things to do in Popayan

Historic Sites Museums Parks

7
nights
Pasto

Pasto ©
Pasto sits in the Andes mountain range at an altitude of 2,527 m (8,290 ft) above sea level.
Do your shopping at Centro Comercial Unicentro Pasto and Bombona. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Las Lajas Sanctuary and Iglesia Templo de la Merced. Change things up with a short trip to Laguna Verde Volcan Azufral in Tuquerres (about 1h 55 min away). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the waterfront views at La Laguna de la Cocha, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Templo de San Felipe, make a trip to Plaza del Carnaval, and admire the striking features of Centro historico de Pasto.

For maps, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Pasto trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Popayan to Pasto by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. When traveling from Popayan in December, plan for little chillier days and cooler nights in Pasto: temperatures range from °C by day to °C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can travel to Bogota.

Things to do in Pasto

Historic Sites Shopping Parks

Side Trips

Laguna Verde Volcan Azufral, Las Lajas Sanctuary
Highlights from your plan
Las Lajas Sanctuary ©
Las Lajas Sanctuary
Museo del Oro Narino ©
Museo del Oro Narino
Templo de San Felipe ©
Templo de San Felipe

3
nights
Bogota

Bogota ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Barrio La Candelaria, DIBS by Culture Shock Colombia and Museo Botero del Banco de la Republica. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Gabriel García Márquez Cultural Center and Museo del Chico. Head to Centro Comercial Cento Chia and Republica Del Cacao - Zona Tfor plenty of shopping. Explore Bogota further: examine the collection at Museo de Trajes.

To see traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read Bogota day trip planner.

You can fly from Pasto to Bogota in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Pasto in January, expect nights in Bogota to be about the same, around °C, while days are somewhat warmer, around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Bogota

Museums Shopping Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Centro Comercial Cento Chia
Highlights from your plan
DIBS by Culture Shock Colombia ©
DIBS by Culture Shock Colombia
Museo Botero del Banco de la Republica ©
Museo Botero del Banco de la Republica
Gabriel García Márquez Cultural Center ©

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