30 days in Colombia Itinerary

30 days in Colombia Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Cartagena
— 4 nights
2
Santa Marta
— 4 nights
3
San Andres Island
— 4 nights
4
Guatape
— 1 night
5
Medellin
— 5 nights
6
Salento
— 3 nights
7
La Macarena
— 1 day
8
Fusagasuga
— 1 day
9
Bogota
— 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.
Cartagena is known for historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the historical opulence of Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Convent of Santa Cruz de la Popa, steep yourself in history at Walled City of Cartagena, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sanctuary of Saint Peter Claver.

To see photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Cartagena journey builder website.

Boston, USA to Cartagena is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. Traveling from Boston in November, things will get much warmer in Cartagena: highs are around °F and lows about °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Santa Marta.

Things to do in Cartagena

Historic Sites Tours Transportation
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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

4
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Santa Marta: Parque Nacional Natural Tayrona (in Tayrona National Park) and Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta (in Minca). Next up on the itinerary: head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de Santa Marta, look for gifts at Yo Amo Santa Marta, and kick back and relax at Playa Blanca.

For reviews, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Santa Marta online trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Cartagena to Santa Marta in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °F in November, and nighttime lows around °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to San Andres Island.

Things to do in Santa Marta

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Parque Nacional Natural Tayrona, Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta
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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, don't miss a visit to Rocky Cay, look for all kinds of wild species at Cayo El Acuario, and Head underground at Morgan's Cave.

To see photos, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the San Andres Island trip maker.

You can fly from Santa Marta to San Andres Island in 4.5 hours. In November, daily temperatures in San Andres Island can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can travel to Guatape.

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

1
night
Guatape

Guatape ©
On the shores of a large artificial lake, Guatape ensures a pleasant experience in a quiet little town known for its friendly residents and attractive architecture.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Wed): take in the dramatic natural features at Piedra Del Penol, thenget outside with ALTITUDE, and then pick up some new knowledge with Esencia del Sol.

To find traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read Guatape trip app.

You can fly from San Andres Island to Guatape in 4.5 hours. Traveling from San Andres Island in November, you will find days in Guatape are a bit cooler (°F), and nights are colder (°F). Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Medellin.

Things to do in Guatape

Outdoors Nature Parks
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Piedra Del Penol ©
Piedra Del Penol
Esencia del Sol ©
Esencia del Sol

5
nights
Medellin

Medellin ©
Nestled between rising hills in a narrow valley, Medellin serves as an energetic melting pot of people from all socio-economic classes.
Medellin is known for parks, museums, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get the lay of the land with Walking tours, browse the different shops at Centro Comercial Santafé, steep yourself in history at Pueblito Paisa, and make a trip to Plaza Mayor.

To see more things to do, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Medellin road trip planner.

You can drive from Guatape to Medellin in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Guatape in November, expect Medellin to be somewhat warmer, temps between °F and °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Salento.

Things to do in Medellin

Parks Tours Nature
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Parque Explora ©
Parque Explora
Walking tours
Laguna de Guatape ©
Laguna de Guatape

3
nights
Salento

Salento ©
Founded in 1842, the town of Salento represents the oldest established settlement in Quindio.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Salento: Montenegro (Parque del Cafe & Globos Colombia). Spend the 21st (Wed) exploring nature at Bosques de Cocora. Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Kasaguadua Natural Reserve.

For maps, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Salento day trip planning app.

Traveling by flight from Medellin to Salento takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. November in Salento sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to travel to La Macarena.

Things to do in Salento

Parks Nature Theme Parks

Side Trip

Montenegro
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Kasaguadua Natural Reserve ©
Kasaguadua Natural Reserve
Parque del Cafe ©
Parque del Cafe
Bosques de Cocora ©
Bosques de Cocora

1
day
La Macarena

La Macarena ©
A gateway to one of the world's most fascinating rivers, La Macarena enjoys a special place in the heart of Colombian nature lovers.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): explore the activities along Cano Cristales.

For reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read La Macarena travel planning tool.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Salento to La Macarena. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to travel to Fusagasuga.

Things to do in La Macarena

Nature Parks
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Cano Cristales ©
Cano Cristales

1
day
Fusagasuga

Fusagasuga ©
Fusagasugá or Fusa is a town and municipality in the department of Cundinamarca, in central Colombia. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sat): buy something for everyone on your list at Centro Comercial La Querencia and then don't miss a visit to Eje cafetero (Zona Cafetera).

For more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Fusagasuga vacation maker.

Traveling by car from La Macarena to Fusagasuga takes 18 hours. On the 24th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Bogota.

Things to do in Fusagasuga

Shopping

Side Trip

Eje cafetero (Zona Cafetera)
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Centro Comercial La Querencia ©
Centro Comercial La Querencia
Eje cafetero (Zona Cafetera) ©
Eje cafetero (Zona Cafetera)

6
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 Laguna de Guatavita (in Tierra Negra) and Catedral de Sal de Zipaquira (in Zipaquira). And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Gold Museum (Museo del Oro), make a trip to Monserrate, explore the world behind art at Museo Botero del Banco de la Republica, and steep yourself in history at Bolivar Square.

To find ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Bogota day trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Fusagasuga to Bogota takes 2.5 hours. November in Bogota sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Bogota

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

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

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