9 days in Salento, Tayrona National Park & Cartagena Itinerary

9 days in Salento, Tayrona National Park & Cartagena Itinerary

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Foot to Bogota, Fly to Armenia
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Salento
— 2 nights
Fly
2
Tayrona National Park
— 4 nights
Drive
3
Cartagena
— 2 nights
Fly

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Salento

Father of Quindio

Founded in 1842, the town of Salento represents the oldest established settlement in Quindio.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sun): pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia Nuestra Senora del Carmen.

To find reviews, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Salento trip planner.

Bogota to Salento is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of flight and taxi. In October, Salento is a bit warmer than Bogota - with highs of 32°C and lows of 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to travel to Tayrona National Park.

Things to do in Salento

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks
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Tayrona National Park

You'll discover tucked-away gems like Museo Minca - Memorial Museum of the Sierra Nevada and El Dorado Bird Reserve. Step out of the city life by going to Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta and Playa de las 7 Olas. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Tayrona National Park: Minca (Museo del Cacao de Minca & Pozo Azul).

For traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Tayrona National Park day trip planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Salento to Tayrona National Park takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Salento in October: high temperatures in Tayrona National Park hover around 38°C and lows are around 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Cartagena.

Things to do in Tayrona National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Nature

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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Sat): look for all kinds of wild species at Aviario Nacional de Colombia and then make a trip to Centro de Convenciones Cartagena de Indias. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Sun): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sanctuary of Saint Peter Claver, then contemplate the long history of Plaza Santo Domingo, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Templo de Santo Domingo, and finally contemplate the long history of Walled City of Cartagena.

To find reviews, ratings, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Cartagena sightseeing planner.

Drive from Tayrona National Park to Cartagena in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In October in Cartagena, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 30°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cartagena

Historic Sites · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trip

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