47 days in Colombia Itinerary

47 days in Colombia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Colombia trip itinerary maker

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Cartagena
— 8 nights
Bus
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Santa Marta
— 8 nights
Drive
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Bogota
— 24 nights
Bus to Neiva, Bus to San Agustin
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San Agustin
— 5 nights
Bus to Neiva, Bus to Bogota

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Cartagena

— 8 nights

City of Heroes

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 day by day itinerary now includes La Ermita del Cabrero - Iglesia Nuestra Senora de las Mercedes, Catedral Santa Catalina de Alejandria, Plaza de los Estudiantes, and other attractions you added. Your inner history buff will appreciate Centro Historico and Iglesia de la Trinidad. Barrio Getsemani and Templo de Santo Domingo are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Change things up with these side-trips from Cartagena: Isla Baru (Aviario Nacional de Colombia & Playa Puntilla). There's much more to do: explore the historical opulence of Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Convent of Santa Cruz de la Popa, pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia de Santo Toribio, and steep yourself in history at Sanctuary of Saint Peter Claver.

To find maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read Cartagena online tour planner.

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major aiports are Rafael Nuñez International Airport and Ernesto Cortissoz International Airport. In May, plan for daily highs up to 90°F, and evening lows to 79°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Santa Marta.

Things to do in Cartagena

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trips

Santa Marta

— 8 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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Quebrada Valencia, Ciudad Perdida, El Prado, and other attractions. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Cristal Beach and Parque de Los Novios. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Quinta de San Pedro Alejandrino and Alcaldia de Santa Marta.

To see more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Santa Marta trip app.

Traveling by bus from Cartagena to Santa Marta takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May in Santa Marta, expect temperatures between 92°F during the day and 79°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Bogota.

Things to do in Santa Marta

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Tours

Side Trips

Bogota

— 24 nights

Athens of South America

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 list of things to see and do now includes Mercado de las Pulgas de Usaquen, Santuario de Nuestra Senora de la Salud, Capilla de La Bordadita, and other attractions. Get some cultural insight at Gold Museum (Museo del Oro) and Catedral de Sal de Zipaquira. Popular historic sites such as Catedral Primada de Bogota and Bolivar Square are in your itinerary. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bogota: Laguna de Guatavita (in Tierra Negra), Plaza Sesquile (in Sesquile) and Zipaquira (Museo Arqueologico de Zipaquira & Esensal). The adventure continues: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Monserrate, explore the world behind art at Museo Botero del Banco de la Republica, look for gifts at Vitrina Guayca, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Ciclovia de Bogota.

For ratings, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Bogota planner.

You can drive from Santa Marta to Bogota in 14 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a bus. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Santa Marta in May: high temperatures in Bogota hover around 67°F and lows are around 50°F. You'll set off for San Agustin on the 10th (Wed).

Things to do in Bogota

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

San Agustin

— 5 nights
San Agustin remains best known for its archaeological sites, which include the World Heritage-listed San Agustin Archaeological Park.
Your day by day itinerary now includes San Agustin Archaeological Park, Parque Arqueologico Alto de los Idolos, La Pelota - Estatuas A Color, and other attractions you added. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Museo Precolombino Villa Real and El Purutal. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Estrecho Del Magdalena and El Salto del Mortino. Step out of San Agustin with an excursion to Alcaldia de Pitalito in Pitalito--about 56 minutes away.

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You can take a bus from Bogota to San Agustin in 11 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Bogota in June, plan for slightly colder days and somewhat warmer nights in San Agustin: temperatures range from 60°F by day to 60°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Agustin

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

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.