29 days in Colombia Itinerary

29 days in Colombia Itinerary

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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.
Change things up with a short trip to Playa Blanca in Isla Baru (about 1h 05 min away). The adventure continues: explore the historical opulence of Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas, take in the spiritual surroundings of Convent of Santa Cruz de la Popa, don't miss a visit to Plaza de La Trinidad, and admire the striking features of Las Bovedas.

For photos, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Cartagena route builder.

Berlin, Germany to Cartagena is an approximately 16- hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Berlin to Cartagena is minus 6 hours. In February, daily temperatures in Cartagena can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Santa Marta.

Things to do in Cartagena

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks

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
Speed Boats Tours

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, make a trip to Parque de Los Novios, 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.

Find out how to plan Santa Marta trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

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

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: glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, look for all kinds of wild species at Cayo El Acuario, enjoy the sand and surf at Playa de San Luis, and head off the coast to Johnny Cay.

For maps, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read our San Andres Island day trip site.

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. Traveling from Santa Marta in February, expect nights in San Andres Island to be about the same, around 28°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 34°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
Parasailing & Paragliding
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: examine the collection at Museo Aereo Fenix, look for gifts at La Grafiteria, admire the masterpieces at Museo de Arte Colonial y Religioso La Merced, and explore the wealth of natural beauty at Farallones de Cali.

For more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Cali road trip app.

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 your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) to allow enough time 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
Cristo Rey ©
Cristo Rey

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: admire the masterpieces at Museo Botero del Banco de la Republica, see the interesting displays at Gold Museum (Museo del Oro), identify plant and animal life at Humedal de Cordoba, and browse for treasures at El Cuchitril Second Hand Shop.

To find maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Bogota day trip app.

Getting from Cali to Bogota by combination of bus and flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi; or drive. 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

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 find ratings and tourist information, use the Montenegro journey maker app.

Fly from Bogota to Montenegro in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Bogota in February, things will get somewhat warmer in Montenegro: highs are around 33°C and lows about 20°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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Kasaguadua Natural Reserve ©
Kasaguadua Natural Reserve
Bosques de Cocora ©
Bosques de Cocora
Parque del Cafe ©
Parque del Cafe

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.
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), make a trip to Plaza Botero, and contemplate the waterfront views at Laguna de Guatape.

To see reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Medellin travel planning site.

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 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 Wildlife

Side Trips

Envigado, Parque Tematico Replica del Viejo Penol, Piedra Del Penol
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Parasailing & Paragliding
Walking tours
medellin 2000m DESCENT ©
medellin 2000m DESCENT

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