31 days in Colombia Itinerary

31 days in Colombia Itinerary

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Drive to Newark Liberty International Airport, Fly to El Embrujo Airport
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Providencia Island
— 2 nights
Fly
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San Andres Island
— 4 nights
Fly
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Santa Marta
— 4 nights
Drive
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Cartagena
— 4 nights
Fly
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Medellin
— 4 nights
Fly
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Cali
— 3 nights
Drive
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San Agustin
— 1 night
Fly to Bogota, Bus to Villa de Leyva
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Villa de Leyva
— 1 night
Drive
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Bogota
— 4 nights
Fly to Newark Liberty International Airport, Drive to Newark

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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 Lover’s Lane. Spend the 4th (Mon) exploring nature at McBean Lagoon National Natural Park. There's much more to do: make a trip to The Peak Forestry Reserve, visit a coastal fixture at Lighthouse Providence, and discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Providencia Island vacation planner.

Newark, USA to Providencia Island is an approximately 20-hour combination of car and flight. Expect much hotter temperatures when traveling from Newark in March; daily highs in Providencia Island reach 85°F and lows reach 77°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can travel to San Andres Island.

Things to do in Providencia Island

Nature · Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors
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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 Playa de Spratt Bight. 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 flight from Providencia Island to San Andres Island takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In March, plan for daily highs up to 85°F, and evening lows to 77°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 · Outdoors
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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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Quinta de San Pedro Alejandrino and Parque de Los Novios. Venture out of the city with trips to Parque Nacional Natural Tayrona (in Tayrona National Park) and Casa Museo Gabriel Garcia Marquez (in Aracataca). And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Cristal Beach, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Marine World Aquarium, examine the collection at Museo del Oro Tairona - Casa de la Aduana, and get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Santa Marta trip app.

Traveling by flight from San Andres Island to Santa Marta takes 6.5 hours. While traveling from San Andres Island, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Santa Marta, ranging from highs of 93°F to lows of 77°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to drive to Cartagena.

Things to do in Santa Marta

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

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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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Plaza de San Diego and Plaza de La Trinidad. 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 89°F, and evening lows to 77°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Medellin.

Things to do in Cartagena

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trip

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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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Museo de Antioquia and Food Tours. 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 82°F and lows reach 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to travel to Cali.

Things to do in Medellin

Tours · Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors
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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.
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 87°F during the day and 67°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 · Wildlife · Outdoors
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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, then appreciate the history behind La Chaquira, then explore 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, then make 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 68°F to lows of 68°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

Find places to stay Mar 23 — 25:

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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, then engage 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, then examine 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 combination of flight and bus 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 · Outdoors

Side Trip

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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.
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 25 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 68°F, while at night they dip to 48°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 · Outdoors

Side Trip

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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.