41 days in Colombia Itinerary

41 days in Colombia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Colombia journey maker

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Ipiales
— 2 nights
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Medellin
— 30 nights
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Santa Marta
— 3 nights
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Isla Baru
— 3 nights
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Ipiales

— 2 nights

City of the Green Clouds

Situated on a plateau 2,950 m (9,678 ft) above sea level, the city of Ipiales enjoys a subtropical highland climate and the title of highest major city in Colombia.
On the 4th (Wed), browse the different shops at Centro Comercial Gran Plaza and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Las Lajas Sanctuary. On the 5th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the geological forces at Volcan Cumbal.

To see reviews, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Ipiales trip planner.

Vancouver, Canada to Ipiales is an approximately 21.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 3 hours traveling from Vancouver to Ipiales. Traveling from Vancouver in March, you will find days in Ipiales are a bit warmer (19°C), and nights are about the same (8°C). On the 6th (Fri), you'll travel to Medellin.

Things to do in Ipiales

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trip

Medellin

— 30 nights

City of the Eternal Spring

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 Museo Casa de la Memoria and Planetario de Medellin. Museum-lovers will appreciate Medellin Museum of Modern Art and Casa Museo Otraparte. Explore Medellin's surroundings by going to Cementerio Jardines Montesacro (in Itagui), Nuestra Senora de la Asuncion (in Sopetran) and Guatape (Iglesia de Nuestra Senora del Carmen, Piedra Del Penol, &more). The adventure continues: examine the collection at Cementerio Museo de San Pedro, make a trip to Escaleras Electricas De La Comuna 13, engage your brain at Museo del Agua EPM, and take a memorable drive along medellin 2000m DESCENT.

For traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Medellin trip itinerary planner.

Explore your travel options from Ipiales to Medellin with the Route module. When traveling from Ipiales in March, plan for much warmer days in Medellin, with highs around 32°C, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can travel to Santa Marta.

Things to do in Medellin

Historic Sites · Parks · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trips

Santa Marta

— 3 nights

America's Pearl

Many visitors begin their Santa Marta holiday, surrounded by urban clutter and heavy traffic, expecting little from the city in terms of historical importance.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Mon): contemplate the long history of Paseo El Camellon, get engrossed in the history at Museo del Cacao de Minca, and then identify plant and animal life at El Dorado Bird Reserve. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Museo Minca - Memorial Museum of the Sierra Nevada, kick back and relax at Playa Neguanje, and then look for gifts at Yo Amo Santa Marta.

Make your Santa Marta itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Fly from Medellin to Santa Marta in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Medellin in April, with highs in Santa Marta at 39°C and lows at 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a bus to Isla Baru.

Things to do in Santa Marta

Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

Isla Baru

— 3 nights
Lying south of Cartagena, Isla Baru was connected to the mainland until the construction of the Canal del Dique.
Relax by the water at Playa Blanca and Playa Puntilla. There's more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Aviario Nacional de Colombia.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Isla Baru trip itinerary planner.

You can take a bus from Santa Marta to Isla Baru in 4.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of bus and ferry. On the 11th (Sat), you're off to home.

Things to do in Isla Baru

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

Colombia travel guide

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Historic Sites · Landmarks · Specialty Museums
Diverse in terms of landscapes, climates, and cultures, Colombia remains one of South America's least explored tourist destinations, overshadowed by its more popular southern neighbors. Combining the best of what the continent has to offer, a vacation in Colombia allows you to blend outdoor adventures with tours of picture-perfect cobblestoned towns dating back to the colonial era. Tourists on a Colombia holiday can easily hop from sun-kissed coastal spots to the hilly coffee-growing region, where thriving plantations quickly give way to a landscape of snow-covered volcanic peaks and the paramo--alpine ecosystems sheltering some of the rarest plants growing above the continuous forest line.