22 days in Colombia Itinerary

22 days in Colombia Itinerary

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Route & dates

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

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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sun): look for gifts at Yo Amo Santa Marta and then explore the striking landscape of Parque Nacional Natural Tayrona. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the masterpieces at Quinta de San Pedro Alejandrino, observe the fascinating underwater world at Marine World Aquarium, and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Santa Marta route planning tool.

Brussels, Belgium to Santa Marta is an approximately 17.5-hour combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 6 hours traveling from Brussels to Santa Marta. Traveling from Brussels in February, expect Santa Marta to be warmer, temps between °C and °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to travel to Bogota.

Things to do in Santa Marta

Parks Nature Tours

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
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: Catedral de Sal de Zipaquira (in Zipaquira) and Vivero Crisalide (in Chia). The adventure continues: examine the collection at Gold Museum (Museo del Oro), experience the excitement of Whee Institute - Learn Spanish in Bogota, steep yourself in history at Bolivar Square, and let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour.

To see photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Bogota trip itinerary app.

You can fly from Santa Marta to Bogota in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Santa Marta in February, things will get colder in Bogota: highs are around °C and lows about °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Medellin.

Things to do in Bogota

Museums Fun & Games Historic Sites

Side Trips

Catedral de Sal de Zipaquira, Vivero Crisalide
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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

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 21st (Fri): glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, look for gifts at Duna Store, and then get the lay of the land with Walking tours. On the 22nd (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: observe the fascinating underwater world at Parque Explora, thenget outside with medellin 2000m DESCENT, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Templo Parroquial Jesus Nazareno.

To see where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Medellin road trip planning site.

You can fly from Bogota to Medellin in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Bogota in February, expect Medellin to be somewhat warmer, temps between °C and °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to travel to Montenegro.

Things to do in Medellin

Tours Parks Outdoors
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Parasailing & Paragliding
Walking tours
medellin 2000m DESCENT ©
medellin 2000m DESCENT

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): head outdoors with Globos Colombia and then find something for the whole family at Parque del Cafe. Here are some ideas for day two: relax in the rural setting at El Paraiso del Bambu y La Guadua, don't miss a visit to Eje cafetero (Zona Cafetera), and then head outdoors with Canopy Los Caracolies.

To find ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Montenegro trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Medellin to Montenegro takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In February, daytime highs in Montenegro are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Salento.

Things to do in Montenegro

Theme Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Eje cafetero (Zona Cafetera)
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Globos Colombia ©
Globos Colombia
Eje cafetero (Zona Cafetera) ©
Eje cafetero (Zona Cafetera)
Parque del Cafe ©
Parque del Cafe

2
nights
Salento

Salento ©
Founded in 1842, the town of Salento represents the oldest established settlement in Quindio.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Tue): explore the striking landscape of Bosques de Cocora and then admire the verdant scenery at Valle del Cocora. Keep things going the next day: relax in the rural setting at El Recuerdo Finca Cafetera Tradicional, thenhead outdoors with Outdoor Activities, and then identify plant and animal life at Kasaguadua Natural Reserve.

For where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Salento trip planner.

Traveling by car from Montenegro to Salento takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. February in Salento sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Cali.

Things to do in Salento

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

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Museo Aereo Fenix and then trek along Picoloro Ecoturismo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Caliwood Museo de la Cinematografia, get to know the resident critters at Zoologico de Cali, and then pause for some photo ops at Cristo Rey.

To find more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Cali visit planning site.

Traveling by car from Salento to Cali takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to travel to San Andres Island.

Things to do in Cali

Parks Tours Trails
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Picoloro Ecoturismo ©
Picoloro Ecoturismo
Zoologico de Cali ©
Zoologico de Cali
Museo Aereo Fenix ©
Museo Aereo Fenix

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, enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Charquitos, look for all kinds of wild species at La Piscinita, and steep yourself in history at Plaza Canon de Morgan.

Before you visit San Andres Island, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Fly from Cali to San Andres Island in 4.5 hours. Traveling from Cali in February, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in San Andres Island, with lows of °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can travel to Cartagena.

Things to do in San Andres Island

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

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.
Step out of Cartagena with an excursion to Playa Blanca in Isla Baru--about 1h 5 min away. There's much more to do: make a trip to Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, contemplate the long history of Plaza Santo Domingo, and get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour.

For reviews, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Cartagena trip builder site.

Traveling by flight from San Andres Island to Cartagena takes 3 hours. In March, daily temperatures in Cartagena can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cartagena

Outdoors Historic Sites Tours

Side Trips

Oceanario, 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
Plaza Santo Domingo ©
Plaza Santo Domingo

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