32 days in Colombia Itinerary

32 days in Colombia Itinerary

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Drive to Newark Liberty International Airport, Fly to Ernesto Cortissoz International Airport, Drive to Santa Marta
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Santa Marta
— 3 nights
Drive
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Cartagena
— 5 nights
Ferry
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Isla Baru
— 1 night
Fly
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San Andres Island
— 5 nights
Fly
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Cali
— 3 nights
Drive
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Salento
— 2 nights
Fly
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Medellin
— 5 nights
Fly
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Bogota
— 6 nights
Fly to Newark Liberty International Airport, Drive to Newark

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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.
Take a break from Santa Marta with a short trip to Museo del Cacao de Minca in Minca, about 44 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Blanca, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de Santa Marta, and stroll around Parque de Los Novios.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read Santa Marta attractions planner.

Newark, USA to Santa Marta is an approximately 13-hour combination of car and flight. In January, Santa Marta is warmer than Newark - with highs of 92°F and lows of 74°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Cartagena.

Things to do in Santa Marta

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trip

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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.
Cartagena is known for historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: step into the grandiose world of Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas, steep yourself in history at Plaza Santo Domingo, make a trip to Plaza Bolivar, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sanctuary of Saint Peter Claver.

To find ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Cartagena trip itinerary builder website.

Traveling by car from Santa Marta to Cartagena takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 88°F in January, and nighttime lows around 75°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can travel to Isla Baru.

Things to do in Cartagena

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Nature · Parks
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Isla Baru

Lying south of Cartagena, Isla Baru was connected to the mainland until the construction of the Canal del Dique.
On the 25th (Fri), kick back and relax at Playa Puntilla and then kick back and relax at Playa Blanca.

To find photos, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Isla Baru road trip planning website.

You can ride a ferry from Cartagena to Isla Baru in 3.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to travel to San Andres Island.

Things to do in Isla Baru

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches
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Highlights from your trip

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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: kick back and relax at Playa de San Luis, discover the deep blue sea with Aquanautas, look for all kinds of wild species at La Piscinita, and step off the mainland to explore Johnny Cay.

For traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read San Andres Island trip itinerary builder app.

You can fly from Isla Baru to San Andres Island in 5 hours. In January, daytime highs in San Andres Island are 84°F, while nighttime lows are 76°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to travel to Cali.

Things to do in San Andres Island

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trip

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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.
Cali is known for zoos & aquariums, historic sites, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: go for a walk through Barrio San Antonio, look for all kinds of wild species at Andoke, pause for some photo ops at Cristo Rey, and meet the residents at Zoologico de Cali.

To see ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Cali journey planner.

Fly from San Andres Island to Cali in 4.5 hours. Traveling from San Andres Island in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Cali, with lows of 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Salento.

Things to do in Cali

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Wildlife · Outdoors
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Salento

Father of Quindio

Founded in 1842, the town of Salento represents the oldest established settlement in Quindio.
On the 3rd (Sun), admire the verdant scenery at Valle del Cocora, take in the exciting artwork at Region Paisaje / Landscape Region, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Kasaguadua Natural Reserve. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the striking landscape of Bosques de Cocora.

To find photos, reviews, and tourist information, read our Salento travel planner.

Getting from Cali to Salento by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Cali in February, expect nights in Salento to be about the same, around 64°F, while days are little chillier, around 83°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Medellin.

Things to do in Salento

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Museums
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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.
Go for a jaunt from Medellin to Guatape to see Piedra Del Penol about 1h 50 min away. Make the 7th (Thu) a stimulating day with a coffee and tea tour. There's still lots to do: take in the local highlights with Walking tours, admire the natural beauty at Jardin Botanico de Medellin, observe the fascinating underwater world at Parque Explora, and make a trip to Plaza Botero.

For ratings, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read our Medellin sightseeing planning tool.

You can fly from Salento to Medellin in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. February in Medellin sees daily highs of 82°F and lows of 64°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to travel to Bogota.

Things to do in Medellin

Tours · Parks · Wildlife · 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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bogota: 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), soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, steep yourself in history at Bolivar Square, and let the kids burn off some steam at Parque El Lago.

For maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Bogota trip maker tool.

You can fly from Medellin to Bogota in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Medellin in February: high temperatures in Bogota hover around 69°F and lows are around 46°F. On the 15th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Bogota

Parks · Museums · Nature · Shopping

Side Trips

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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.