29 days in Colombia Itinerary

29 days in Colombia Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Cartagena
— 4 nights
2
Santa Marta
— 3 nights
3
San Andres Island
— 4 nights
4
Cali
— 3 nights
5
Bogota
— 4 nights
6
Montenegro
— 3 nights
7
Medellin
— 6 nights

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.
Change things up with a short trip to Playa Blanca in Isla Baru (about 1h 5 min away). There's lots more to do: explore the historical opulence of Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas, take an in-depth tour of Museo del Oro Zenu, don't miss a visit to Plaza de La Trinidad, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Convent of Santa Cruz de la Popa.

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Berlin, Germany to Cartagena is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You'll gain 6 hours traveling from Berlin to Cartagena due to the time zone difference. February in Cartagena sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can drive to Santa Marta.

Things to do in Cartagena

Historic Sites Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Playa Blanca
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Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas ©
Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas
Walled City of Cartagena ©
Walled City of Cartagena
Plaza Santo Domingo ©
Plaza Santo Domingo

3
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.
Step out of Santa Marta to go to Tayrona National Park and see Parque Nacional Natural Tayrona, which is approximately 1h 10 min away. There's lots more to do: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, tour the pleasant surroundings at Cristal Beach, explore the world behind art at Quinta de San Pedro Alejandrino, and get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Marine World Aquarium.

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Traveling by car from Cartagena to Santa Marta takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to travel to San Andres Island.

Things to do in Santa Marta

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Parque Nacional Natural Tayrona
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Parque Nacional Natural Tayrona ©
Parque Nacional Natural Tayrona
Scuba & Snorkeling
Quinta de San Pedro Alejandrino ©
Quinta de San Pedro Alejandrino

4
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: step off the mainland to explore Johnny Cay, enjoy the sand and surf at Playa de San Luis, make a trip to Rocky Cay, and Head underground at Morgan's Cave.

To find reviews, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the San Andres Island road trip site.

Fly from Santa Marta to San Andres Island in 4.5 hours. Traveling from Santa Marta in February, you will find days in San Andres Island are slightly colder (°C), and nights are about the same (°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Cali.

Things to do in San Andres Island

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Johnny Cay ©
Johnny Cay
La Piscinita ©
La Piscinita
Hoyo Soplador ©
Hoyo Soplador

3
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.
Cali is known for zoos & aquariums, historic sites, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: meet the residents at Zoologico de Cali, examine the collection at MUSA Museo Arqueologico, stop by La Grafiteria, and admire the masterpieces at Museo de Arte Colonial y Religioso La Merced.

To see where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Cali online road trip planner.

Getting from San Andres Island to Cali by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Traveling from San Andres Island in February, Cali is little chillier at night with lows of °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to travel to Bogota.

Things to do in Cali

Parks Museums Nature
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Museo Aereo Fenix ©
Museo Aereo Fenix
Zoologico de Cali ©
Zoologico de Cali
Caliwood Museo de la Cinematografia ©
Caliwood Museo de la Cinematografia

4
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Vivero Crisalide (in Chia), Laguna de Guatavita (in Tierra Negra) and Catedral de Sal de Zipaquira (in Zipaquira). And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Gold Museum (Museo del Oro), admire the masterpieces at Museo Botero del Banco de la Republica, identify plant and animal life at Humedal de Cordoba, and browse for treasures at El Cuchitril Second Hand Shop.

For reviews, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Bogota day trip app.

Getting from Cali to Bogota by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Cali in February, you will find days in Bogota are a bit cooler (°C), and nights are much colder (°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to travel to Montenegro.

Things to do in Bogota

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Vivero Crisalide, Laguna de Guatavita, Catedral de Sal de Zipaquira
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Gold Museum (Museo del Oro) ©
Gold Museum (Museo del Oro)
Museo Botero del Banco de la Republica ©
Museo Botero del Banco de la Republica
Monserrate ©
Monserrate

3
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.
Explore Montenegro's surroundings by going to Salento (El Recuerdo Finca Cafetera Tradicional, Kasaguadua Natural Reserve, &more). There's much more to do: find something for the whole family at Parque del Cafe, don't miss a visit to Eje cafetero (Zona Cafetera), and get outside with Globos Colombia.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, use the Montenegro journey maker app.

Do a combination of from Bogota to Montenegro in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Bogota in February, things will get somewhat warmer in Montenegro: highs are around °C and lows about °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to travel to Medellin.

Things to do in Montenegro

Parks Theme Parks Nature

Side Trips

Salento, Eje cafetero (Zona Cafetera)
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Globos Colombia ©
Globos Colombia
Parque del Cafe ©
Parque del Cafe
Eje cafetero (Zona Cafetera) ©
Eje cafetero (Zona Cafetera)

6
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Medellin

Nestled between rising hills in a narrow valley, Medellin serves as an energetic melting pot of people from all socio-economic classes.
Explore Medellin's surroundings by going to Parque Tematico Replica del Viejo Penol (in Penol) and Piedra Del Penol (in Guatape). There's still lots to do: take in the local highlights with Walking tours, get your game on at Tejo In Medellin (tour), get engrossed in the history at Museo de Antioquia, and identify plant and animal life at Parque Arvi.

To see reviews, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Medellin travel planning site.

Traveling by flight from Montenegro to Medellin takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In February in Medellin, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Medellin

Parks Tours Nature

Side Trips

Envigado, Parque Tematico Replica del Viejo Penol, Piedra Del Penol
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Parasailing & Paragliding
Walking tours
Parque Explora ©
Parque Explora

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