29 days in Colombia Itinerary

29 days in Colombia Itinerary

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29 days in Colombia Itinerary

Start: Berlin
Fly:  13​h 45​min
1
Cartagena
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Santa Marta
— 3 nights
shuttle + Fly:  3​h
3
San Andres Island
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h
4
Cali
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  2​h 15​min
5
Bogota
— 4 nights
Fly:  1​h 45​min
6
Montenegro
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly:  1​h 15​min
7
Medellin
— 6 nights
Fly:  17​h 45​min
End: Berlin

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.
Take a break from Cartagena with a short trip to Playa Blanca in Isla Baru, about 1h 05 min away. There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas, get outside with Outdoor Activities, admire the landmark architecture of Las Bovedas, and take an in-depth tour of Museo del Oro Zenu.

To find ratings, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Cartagena day trip planning tool .

Berlin, Germany to Cartagena is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time to Colombia Time is minus 6 hours. In February, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) to allow time to 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 ©
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.
Santa Marta is known for nature, beaches, wildlife, historic sites, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape of Parque Nacional Natural Tayrona, admire the masterpieces at Quinta de San Pedro Alejandrino, look for gifts at Yo Amo Santa Marta, and see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find maps, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Santa Marta day trip app .

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. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can travel to San Andres Island.

Things to do in Santa Marta

Parks Outdoors Nature
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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, beaches, historic sites, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: head off the coast to Johnny Cay, explore the gorgeous colors at West View, identify plant and animal life at Cayo El Acuario, and enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Charquitos.

Discover how to plan a San Andres Island trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Traveling by combination of shuttle and flight from Santa Marta to San Andres Island takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight. When traveling from Santa Marta in February, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in San Andres Island: temperatures range from 34°C by day to 28°C at night. 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, museums, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at Museo Aereo Fenix, appreciate the history behind Cristo Rey, stop by La Grafiteria, and get to know the resident critters at Zoologico de Cali.

To find ratings and more tourist information, you can read our Cali tour builder site .

Traveling by flight from San Andres Island to Cali takes 3 hours. Traveling from San Andres Island in February, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Cali, with lows of 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can travel to Bogota.

Things to do in Cali

Parks Nature Museums
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Museo Aereo Fenix ©
Museo Aereo Fenix
Zoologico de Cali ©
Zoologico de Cali
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 Catedral de Sal de Zipaquira (in Zipaquira), Laguna de Guatavita (in Tierra Negra) and Vivero Crisalide (in Chia). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Gold Museum (Museo del Oro), let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, look for all kinds of wild species at Humedal de Cordoba, and contemplate the long history of Bolivar plaza.

For where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Bogota trip planner .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Cali to Bogota takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or drive. While traveling from Cali, expect a bit cooler days and colder nights in Bogota, ranging from highs of 24°C to lows of 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Montenegro.

Things to do in Bogota

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Catedral de Sal de Zipaquira, Laguna de Guatavita, Vivero Crisalide
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Gold Museum (Museo del Oro) ©
Gold Museum (Museo del Oro)
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Salento (El Recuerdo Finca Cafetera Tradicional, Kasaguadua Natural Reserve, & more). There's lots more to do: get in on the family fun at Parque del Cafe, make a trip to Eje cafetero (Zona Cafetera), and head outdoors with Globos Colombia.

To find more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Montenegro attractions website .

Getting from Bogota to Montenegro by flight takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus; or drive. Traveling from Bogota in February, expect Montenegro to be a bit warmer, temps between 33°C and 20°C. Wrap up 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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Kasaguadua Natural Reserve ©
Kasaguadua Natural Reserve
Parque del Cafe ©
Parque del Cafe
Bosques de Cocora ©
Bosques de Cocora

6
nights
Medellin

Nestled between rising hills in a narrow valley, Medellin serves as an energetic melting pot of people from all socio-economic classes.
Venture out of the city with trips to Parque Tematico Replica del Viejo Penol (in Penol) and Piedra Del Penol (in Guatape). Next up on the itinerary: take in the local highlights with Walking tours, fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, contemplate the waterfront views at Laguna de Guatape, and have some family-friendly fun at Tejo In Medellin (tour).

To see photos, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Medellin trip planner .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Montenegro to Medellin takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In February, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Medellin

Parks Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

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

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