29 days in Colombia Itinerary

29 days in Colombia Itinerary

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Cartagena
— 4 nights
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Santa Marta
— 3 nights
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San Andres Island
— 4 nights
Fly
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Cali
— 3 nights
Fly
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Bogota
— 4 nights
Foot to Bogota, Fly to Armenia
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Montenegro
— 3 nights
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Medellin
— 6 nights
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Cartagena

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.
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 36°C and lows of 28°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 · Beaches · Parks

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3
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Santa Marta

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.
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, make a trip to Parque de Los Novios, explore the world behind art at Quinta de San Pedro Alejandrino, and kick back and relax at Cristal Beach.

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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 39°C, and evening lows to 28°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 · Tours

Side Trip

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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 6.5 hours. Traveling from Santa Marta in February, you will find days in San Andres Island are slightly colder (34°C), and nights are about the same (28°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 · Outdoors
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3
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Cali

Salsa Capital of the World

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: see the interesting displays at Caliwood Museo de la Cinematografia, explore the world behind art at Museo de Arte Colonial y Religioso La Merced, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Farallones de Cali, and get to know the fascinating history of Iglesia de San Antonio.

To see reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read Cali journey planner.

You can fly from San Andres Island to Cali in 4.5 hours. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Cali when traveling from San Andres Island in February, with lows around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can travel to Bogota.

Things to do in Cali

Parks · Nature · Museums · Historic Sites
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Bogota

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Catedral de Sal de Zipaquira (in Zipaquira), Laguna de Guatavita (in Tierra Negra) and Vivero Crisalide (in Chia). 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 (24°C), and nights are much colder (9°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to travel to Montenegro.

Things to do in Bogota

Parks · Nature · Museums · Classes

Side Trips

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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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Montenegro: Salento (El Recuerdo Finca Cafetera Tradicional, Kasaguadua Natural Reserve, &more). There's still lots to do: gain insight with Parque del Cafe, get outside with Globos Colombia, and make a trip to Eje cafetero (Zona Cafetera).

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Montenegro tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Bogota to Montenegro takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Bogota in February, things will get somewhat warmer in Montenegro: highs are around 33°C and lows about 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can travel to Medellin.

Things to do in Montenegro

Parks · Nature · Theme Parks · Tours

Side Trips

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6
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Medellin

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.
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 32°C during the day and 20°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 · Wildlife

Side Trips

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Colombia travel guide

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Historic Sites · Specialty Museums · Landmarks
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.