32 days in Colombia Itinerary

32 days in Colombia Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Santa Marta
— 3 nights
2
Cartagena
— 5 nights
3
Isla Baru
— 1 night
4
San Andres Island
— 5 nights
5
Cali
— 3 nights
6
Salento
— 2 nights
7
Medellin
— 5 nights
8
Bogota
— 6 nights

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.
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 °F and lows of °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

Side Trip

Museo del Cacao de Minca
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Cristal Beach ©
Cristal Beach
Playa Blanca ©
Playa Blanca
Scuba & Snorkeling

5
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: step into the grandiose world of Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas, contemplate the geological forces at Volcan de Lodo El Totumo (Mud Volcano), make a trip to Plaza Bolivar, and steep yourself in history at Walled City of Cartagena.

For more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Cartagena trip itinerary planning site.

Drive from Santa Marta to Cartagena in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. January in Cartagena sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can travel to Isla Baru.

Things to do in Cartagena

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Spas
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Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas ©
Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas
Volcan de Lodo El Totumo (Mud Volcano) ©
Volcan de Lodo El Totumo (Mud Volcano)
Barrio Getsemani ©
Barrio Getsemani

1
night
Isla Baru

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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Playa Blanca ©
Playa Blanca

5
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: 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 °F, while nighttime lows are °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

Side Trip

Mare
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Johnny Cay ©
Johnny Cay
Playa de Spratt Bight ©
Playa de Spratt Bight
La Piscinita ©
La Piscinita

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: take in the pleasant sights at Barrio San Antonio, pause for some photo ops at Cristo Rey, get to know the resident critters at Zoologico de Cali, and get to know the fascinating history of Iglesia de San Antonio.

To see ratings, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Cali tour itinerary planner.

Getting from San Andres Island to Cali by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Traveling from San Andres Island in January, plan for a bit cooler nights in Cali, with lows around °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) so you can go by car to Salento.

Things to do in Cali

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Outdoors
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Zoologico de Cali ©
Zoologico de Cali
Barrio San Antonio ©
Barrio San Antonio
Museo Aereo Fenix ©
Museo Aereo Fenix

2
nights
Salento

Salento ©
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 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Cali in February, expect nights in Salento to be about the same, around °F, while days are little chillier, around °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
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Kasaguadua Natural Reserve ©
Kasaguadua Natural Reserve
Bosques de Cocora ©
Bosques de Cocora
Valle del Cocora ©
Valle del Cocora

5
nights
Medellin

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 get engrossed in the history at Museo de Antioquia.

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 °F and lows of °F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to travel to Bogota.

Things to do in Medellin

Tours Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Piedra Del Penol
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Walking tours
Parque Explora ©
Parque Explora
Plaza Botero ©
Plaza Botero

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bogota: Catedral de Sal de Zipaquira (in Zipaquira) and Laguna de Guatavita (in Tierra Negra). 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 °F and lows are around °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 Shopping

Side Trips

Catedral de Sal de Zipaquira, Laguna de Guatavita
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Gold Museum (Museo del Oro) ©
Gold Museum (Museo del Oro)
Laguna de Guatavita ©
Laguna de Guatavita
Barrio La Candelaria ©
Barrio La Candelaria

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