19 days in Colombia Itinerary

19 days in Colombia Itinerary

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Route & dates

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

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Wed): examine the collection at Museo Aereo Fenix, see the interesting displays at MUSA Museo Arqueologico, and then stroll through Picoloro Ecoturismo.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Cali itinerary builder app.

Buenos Aires, Argentina to Cali is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Argentina Standard Time (ART) to Colombia Standard Time (COT), which is usually a -2 hour difference. When traveling from Buenos Aires in March, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Cali: temperatures range from °C by day to °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Salento.

Things to do in Cali

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Picoloro Ecoturismo ©
Picoloro Ecoturismo
Museo Aereo Fenix ©
Museo Aereo Fenix
MUSA Museo Arqueologico ©
MUSA Museo Arqueologico

2
nights
Salento

Salento ©
Founded in 1842, the town of Salento represents the oldest established settlement in Quindio.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Thu): explore the striking landscape of Bosques de Cocora and then appreciate the views at Valle del Cocora. On the next day, experience rural life at El Recuerdo Finca Cafetera Tradicional, thenlook for all kinds of wild species at Kasaguadua Natural Reserve, and then get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour.

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Getting from Cali to Salento by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus. While traveling from Cali, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Salento, ranging from highs of °C to lows of °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Montenegro.

Things to do in Salento

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Kasaguadua Natural Reserve ©
Kasaguadua Natural Reserve
Bosques de Cocora ©
Bosques de Cocora
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours

1
night
Montenegro

Montenegro ©
Named after the dark trees covering the area's hills, Montenegro (literally Black Mountain) sits in a verdant zone irrigated by three major rivers.
On the 28th (Sat), get in on the family fun at Parque del Cafe and then get outside with Globos Colombia.

To see more things to do, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Montenegro online tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Salento to Montenegro in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. March in Montenegro sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Medellin.

Things to do in Montenegro

Theme Parks Outdoors
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Globos Colombia ©
Globos Colombia
Parque del Cafe ©
Parque del Cafe

2
nights
Medellin

Nestled between rising hills in a narrow valley, Medellin serves as an energetic melting pot of people from all socio-economic classes.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Plaza Botero and then get the lay of the land with Walking tours. Keep things going the next day: walk around Parques del Rio, thenlook for all kinds of wild species at Parque Arvi, thenstop by Makeno Tienda, and finally soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers.

To see photos, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read Medellin holiday planning app.

You can fly from Montenegro to Medellin in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In March, daily temperatures in Medellin can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Cartagena.

Things to do in Medellin

Tours Parks Wildlife
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Walking tours
Plaza Botero ©
Plaza Botero
Parque Arvi ©
Parque Arvi

3
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.
Go for a jaunt from Cartagena to Isla Baru to see Playa Blanca about 1h 5 min away. There's much more to do: step into the grandiose world of Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas, see the interesting displays at Caribe Jewelry Museum & Factory, go for a walk through Plazoleta de Blas de Lezo, and get outside with Outdoor Activities.

To find where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Cartagena vacation planner.

Getting from Medellin to Cartagena by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In March, Cartagena is a bit warmer than Medellin - with highs of °C and lows of °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Santa Marta.

Things to do in Cartagena

Historic Sites Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Playa Blanca
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Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas ©
Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas
Walled City of Cartagena ©
Walled City of Cartagena
Boat Tours & Water Sports

2
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.
On the 3rd (Fri), observe the fascinating underwater world at Marine World Aquarium and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Parque Nacional Natural Tayrona. On the 4th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the masterpieces at Quinta de San Pedro Alejandrino and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Santa Marta road trip planner.

You can drive from Cartagena to Santa Marta in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in April, and nighttime lows around °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to travel to San Andres Island.

Things to do in Santa Marta

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Parque Nacional Natural Tayrona
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Parque Nacional Natural Tayrona ©
Parque Nacional Natural Tayrona
Scuba & Snorkeling
Quinta de San Pedro Alejandrino ©
Quinta de San Pedro Alejandrino

3
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: head off the coast to Johnny Cay, look for gifts at Esmeraldas Colombianas, make a trip to Rocky Cay, and fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour.

For reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the San Andres Island online route planner.

Traveling by flight from Santa Marta to San Andres Island takes 4.5 hours. While traveling from Santa Marta, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in San Andres Island, ranging from highs of °C to lows of °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Bogota.

Things to do in San Andres Island

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Johnny Cay ©
Johnny Cay
Hoyo Soplador ©
Hoyo Soplador
La Piscinita ©
La Piscinita

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Bogota: Zipaquira (Casa Museo Quevedo Zornoza & Catedral de Sal de Zipaquira) and Club de Golf UMB Universidad Manuela Beltran (in Tocancipa). There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Gold Museum (Museo del Oro), stop by El Cuchitril Second Hand Shop, make a trip to Bolivar Square, and take in the awesome beauty at Monserrate.

To see traveler tips, photos, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Bogota trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from San Andres Island to Bogota takes 4.5 hours. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from San Andres Island in April; daily highs in Bogota reach °C and lows reach °C. You will have some time to spend on the 11th (Sat) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Bogota

Museums Tours Historic Sites

Side Trips

Zipaquira, Club de Golf UMB Universidad Manuela Beltran
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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
Monserrate ©
Monserrate

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