31 days in Colombia Itinerary

31 days in Colombia Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Providencia Island
— 2 nights
2
San Andres Island
— 4 nights
3
Santa Marta
— 4 nights
4
Cartagena
— 4 nights
5
Medellin
— 4 nights
6
Cali
— 3 nights
7
San Agustin
— 1 night
8
Villa de Leyva
— 1 night
9
Bogota
— 4 nights

2
nights
Providencia Island

Providencia Island ©
Although part of Colombia, the small, isolated Providencia Island retains its Caribbean culture and English-Creole language.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Crab Cay-Cayo Cangrejo and Scuba & Snorkeling. Spend the 4th (Mon) exploring nature at McBean Lagoon National Natural Park. Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to The Peak Forestry Reserve, visit a coastal fixture at Lighthouse Providence, and snap pictures at Lover’s Lane.

To find ratings, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read Providencia Island online travel planner.

Newark, USA to Providencia Island is an approximately 20.5-hour combination of car and flight. In March, Providencia Island is warmer than Newark - with highs of °F and lows of °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can catch the ferry to San Andres Island.

Things to do in Providencia Island

Nature Parks Outdoors
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Crab Cay-Cayo Cangrejo ©
Crab Cay-Cayo Cangrejo
The Peak Forestry Reserve ©
The Peak Forestry Reserve
Scuba & Snorkeling

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like West View and Aquanautas. There's still lots to do: head off the coast to Johnny Cay, look for all kinds of wild species at Cayo El Acuario, explore the striking landscape at Hoyo Soplador, and appreciate the history behind La Barracuda.

To see reviews, maps, photos, and tourist information, read our San Andres Island trip itinerary maker website.

Traveling by ferry from Providencia Island to San Andres Island takes 3.5 hours. In March, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can travel to Santa Marta.

Things to do in San Andres Island

Parks Wildlife Nature
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West View
West View
Johnny Cay ©
Johnny Cay
Hoyo Soplador ©
Hoyo Soplador

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Quinta de San Pedro Alejandrino and Cristal Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Casa Museo Gabriel Garcia Marquez (in Aracataca) and Parque Nacional Natural Tayrona (in Tayrona National Park). The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Parque de Los Novios, take in the waterfront activity at Marina Santa Marta, take in the architecture and design of Universidad del Magdalena, and see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For reviews, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Santa Marta travel route planning website.

Fly from San Andres Island to Santa Marta in 4.5 hours. While traveling from San Andres Island, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Santa Marta, ranging from highs of °F to lows of °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Cartagena.

Things to do in Santa Marta

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Casa Museo Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Parque Nacional Natural Tayrona
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Cristal Beach ©
Cristal Beach
Parque Nacional Natural Tayrona ©
Parque Nacional Natural Tayrona
Quinta de San Pedro Alejandrino ©
Quinta de San Pedro Alejandrino

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Plaza de San Diego and Templo de Santo Domingo. Go for a jaunt from Cartagena to Isla Baru to see Aviario Nacional de Colombia about 50 minutes away. The adventure continues: step into the grandiose world of Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas, steep yourself in history at Walled City of Cartagena, pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia de la Trinidad, and make a trip to La Gorda Gertrudis.

For where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Cartagena sightseeing planner.

Drive from Santa Marta to Cartagena in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Medellin.

Things to do in Cartagena

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks

Side Trip

Aviario Nacional de Colombia
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Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas ©
Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas
Plaza de San Diego ©
Plaza de San Diego
Iglesia de la Trinidad ©
Iglesia de la Trinidad

4
nights
Medellin

Nestled between rising hills in a narrow valley, Medellin serves as an energetic melting pot of people from all socio-economic classes.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Museo de Antioquia and medellin 2000m DESCENT. Next up on the itinerary: fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, get great views at Cerro Nutibara, see the world from above with a helicopter tour, and get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

To find photos, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read Medellin trip itinerary tool.

Traveling by flight from Cartagena to Medellin takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Cartagena in March; daily highs in Medellin reach °F and lows reach °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to travel to Cali.

Things to do in Medellin

Tours Parks Wildlife
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Parasailing & Paragliding
Museo de Antioquia ©
Museo de Antioquia
medellin 2000m DESCENT ©
medellin 2000m DESCENT

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Zoologico de Cali and El Gato Del Rio( Gato De Tejada). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Museo Aereo Fenix, pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia La Ermita, appreciate the history behind Cristo Rey, and get a dose of the wild on Andoke.

For where to stay, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read Cali trip app.

Getting from Medellin to Cali by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In March in Cali, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. On the 23rd (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to San Agustin.

Things to do in Cali

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Historic Sites
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Museo Aereo Fenix ©
Museo Aereo Fenix
Zoologico de Cali ©
Zoologico de Cali
El Gato Del Rio( Gato De Tejada) ©
El Gato Del Rio( Gato De Tejada)

1
night
San Agustin

San Agustin ©
San Agustin remains best known for its archaeological sites, which include the World Heritage-listed San Agustin Archaeological Park.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sun): explore the ancient world of San Agustin Archaeological Park, thenappreciate the history behind La Chaquira, thenexplore the activities along Estrecho Del Magdalena, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia de San Agustin. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Mon): pause for some photo ops at La Pelota - Estatuas A Color, appreciate the history behind El Purutal, take in the dramatic scenery at El Salto del Mortino, thenmake a trip to Parque Arqueologico Alto de los Idolos, and finally explore the ancient world of Alto de Las Piedras Archaeological Park.

To find ratings, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read our San Agustin trip planner.

You can drive from Cali to San Agustin in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a bus. While traveling from Cali, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in San Agustin, ranging from highs of °F to lows of °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to travel to Villa de Leyva.

Things to do in San Agustin

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Isnos
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Estrecho Del Magdalena ©
Estrecho Del Magdalena
San Agustin Archaeological Park ©
San Agustin Archaeological Park
La Chaquira ©
La Chaquira

1
night
Villa de Leyva

Villa de Leyva ©
Positioned away from major trade routes and exploitable resources, the colonial town of Villa de Leyva has been largely left alone--leaving a window into the 16th century that has become one of Colombia's most popular attractions.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Tue): hike along Paso del Angel, pause for some serene contemplation at Monasterio Del Santo Eccehomo, thenengage your brain at Centro de Investigaciones Paleontologicas - CIP, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia de Nuestra Senora del Rosario. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia del Carmen, stroll around Parque El Carmen, see the interesting displays at Casa Museo Luis Alberto Acuna, make a trip to Hotel Plaza Mayor Villa de Leyva, thenexamine the collection at Museo Paleontológico, and finally make a trip to Museo El Carmen.

To see ratings, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Villa de Leyva road trip planning app.

Traveling by flight from San Agustin to Villa de Leyva takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Bogota.

Things to do in Villa de Leyva

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Paso del Angel
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Iglesia de Nuestra Senora del Rosario ©
Iglesia de Nuestra Senora del Rosario
Monasterio Del Santo Eccehomo ©
Monasterio Del Santo Eccehomo

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Teatro Mayor Julio Mario Santo Domingo and Vitrina Guayca. Change things up with a short trip to Laguna de Guatavita in Tierra Negra (about 1h 10 min away). There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Gold Museum (Museo del Oro), let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, explore the world behind art at Museo Botero del Banco de la Republica, and don't miss a visit to Bolivar Square.

To see photos, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Bogota online travel route planner.

You can drive from Villa de Leyva to Bogota in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Bogota can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. On the 31st (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Bogota

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Laguna de Guatavita
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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
Teatro Mayor Julio Mario Santo Domingo ©
Teatro Mayor Julio Mario Santo Domingo

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