22 days in Colombia Itinerary

22 days in Colombia Itinerary

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

2
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.
Keep things going the next day: take in the pleasant sights at Parque Reloj Solar, make a trip to Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas, then steep yourself in history at Walled City of Cartagena, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sanctuary of Saint Peter Claver.

To find maps, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Cartagena online trip planner.

Berlin, Germany to Cartagena is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Colombia Standard Time, which is usually a -6 hour difference. In May, daily temperatures in Cartagena can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to go by car to Santa Marta.

Things to do in Cartagena

Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors
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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

2
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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 2nd (Tue): stop by Yo Amo Santa Marta and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Parque Nacional Natural Tayrona. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed): admire the masterpieces at Quinta de San Pedro Alejandrino, then observe the fascinating underwater world at Marine World Aquarium, and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

Before you visit Santa Marta, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by car from Cartagena to Santa Marta takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) to allow time to travel to San Andres Island.

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
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 all kinds of wild species at Cayo El Acuario, explore the gorgeous colors at West View, and take in the dramatic natural features at Hoyo Soplador.

To find reviews, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, use the San Andres Island itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Santa Marta to San Andres Island takes 4.5 hours. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Santa Marta in June: highs in San Andres Island hover around 36°C, while lows dip to 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can travel to Cali.

Things to do in San Andres Island

Parks · Wildlife · Nature
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Johnny Cay ©
Johnny Cay
La Piscinita ©
La Piscinita
Cayo El Acuario ©
Cayo El Acuario

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.
On the 7th (Sun), examine the collection at Caliwood Museo de la Cinematografia, then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Zoologico de Cali, and then examine the collection at Museo Aereo Fenix. Keep things going the next day: appreciate the extensive heritage of Camino Real and then hike along Picoloro Ecoturismo.

To find traveler tips and other tourist information, use the Cali trip itinerary planning site.

Fly from San Andres Island to Cali in 4.5 hours. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from San Andres Island in June since evenings lows in Cali dip to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to drive to Salento.

Things to do in Cali

Parks · Tours · Trails

Side Trip

Camino Real
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Picoloro Ecoturismo ©
Picoloro Ecoturismo
Museo Aereo Fenix ©
Museo Aereo Fenix
Caliwood Museo de la Cinematografia ©
Caliwood Museo de la Cinematografia

2
nights
Salento

Salento ©
Founded in 1842, the town of Salento represents the oldest established settlement in Quindio.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Tue): push the limits with an extreme tour, identify plant and animal life at Kasaguadua Natural Reserve, and then savor a delicious cup with a coffee and tea tour. Keep things going the next day: appreciate the views at Valle del Cocora and then explore the striking landscape of Bosques de Cocora.

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Getting from Cali to Salento by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus. June in Salento sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Montenegro.

Things to do in Salento

Parks · Nature · Tours
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Kasaguadua Natural Reserve ©
Kasaguadua Natural Reserve
Bosques de Cocora ©
Bosques de Cocora
Valle del Cocora ©
Valle del Cocora

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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Thu): get in on the family fun at Parque del Cafe and then head outdoors with Globos Colombia. On the 12th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some serene contemplation at Parroquia Jesus Maria y Jose, then examine the collection at Museo del Oro Quimbaya, then don't miss a visit to Eje cafetero (Zona Cafetera), and finally head outdoors with Canopy Los Caracolies.

For photos, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Montenegro road trip planning tool.

You can drive from Salento to Montenegro in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in June, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can travel to Medellin.

Things to do in Montenegro

Theme Parks · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

Museo del Oro Quimbaya, Parroquia Jesus Maria y Jose, 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

3
nights
Medellin

Nestled between rising hills in a narrow valley, Medellin serves as an energetic melting pot of people from all socio-economic classes.
Medellin is known for parks, museums, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get the lay of the land with Walking tours, see Off-Road Tours, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Parque Explora, and cruise along medellin 2000m DESCENT.

For reviews, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, use the Medellin trip itinerary app.

Traveling by flight from Montenegro to Medellin takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. June in Medellin sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Bogota.

Things to do in Medellin

Tours · Outdoors · Parks
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Off-Road Tours
Walking tours
Parque Explora ©
Parque Explora

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.
Explore Bogota's surroundings by going to Zipaquira (Centro Comercial La Casona de Zipaquira, Catedral de Sal de Zipaquira, &more). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Gold Museum (Museo del Oro), stop by Vitrina Guayca, experience the excitement of Whee Institute - Learn Spanish in Bogota, and contemplate the long history of Bolivar Square.

For more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read Bogota trip itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by flight from Medellin to Bogota takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Medellin in June, things will get slightly colder in Bogota: highs are around 22°C and lows about 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Bogota

Museums · Tours · Parks

Side Trip

Zipaquira
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Gold Museum (Museo del Oro) ©
Gold Museum (Museo del Oro)
Monserrate ©
Monserrate
Museo Botero del Banco de la Republica ©
Museo Botero del Banco de la Republica

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