22 days in Colombia Itinerary

22 days in Colombia Itinerary

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22 days in Colombia Itinerary

Start: Ljubljana
Fly:  17 h 15 min
1
Bogota
— 2 nights
Fly:  1 h 15 min
2
Medellin
— 2 nights
Fly + Taxi:  1 h 15 min
3
Montenegro
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
4
Salento
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h
5
Cali
— 1 night
Fly:  3 h
6
San Andres Island
— 4 nights
Fly + Shuttle:  3 h
7
Santa Marta
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
8
Cartagena
— 6 nights
Fly + Shuttle:  15 h 15 min
End: Ljubljana

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Thu): steep yourself in history at Bolivar plaza, then see the interesting displays at Gold Museum (Museo del Oro), and then don't miss a visit to Monserrate. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stop by Cesar Giraldo, Taller Manual Del Cuero, then explore the world behind art at Museo Botero del Banco de la Republica, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de Sal de Zipaquira.

To see maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Bogota trip itinerary planner.

Ljubljana, Slovenia to Bogota is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of shuttle and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 6 hours traveling from Ljubljana to Bogota. Traveling from Ljubljana in February, expect nights in Bogota to be somewhat warmer, around 9°C, while days are warmer, around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Medellin.

Things to do in Bogota

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Catedral de Sal de Zipaquira
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Gold Museum (Museo del Oro) ©
Gold Museum (Museo del Oro)
Catedral de Sal de Zipaquira ©
Catedral de Sal de Zipaquira
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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): take in the history at Parroquia Sta Ana Santuario de Maria Auxiliadora .Sabaneta and then take a memorable drive along 2000m Descent and more. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun): take in the local highlights with Walking tours, then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Templo Parroquial Jesus Nazareno.

To see topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read our Medellin online tour planner .

Traveling by flight from Bogota to Medellin takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Bogota in February; daily highs in Medellin reach 32°C and lows reach 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to travel to Montenegro.

Things to do in Medellin

Tours Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Parroquia Sta Ana Santuario de Maria Auxiliadora .Sabaneta
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Parasailing & Paragliding
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 24th (Mon): get outside with Canopy Los Caracolies and then explore the striking landscape of Los Nevados National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Tue): find something for the whole family at Parque del Cafe and then get outside with Globos Colombia.

To see topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Montenegro online driving holiday planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Medellin to Montenegro takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in February, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can drive to Salento.

Things to do in Montenegro

Parks Theme Parks Nature

Side Trip

Los Nevados National Park
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Globos Colombia ©
Globos Colombia
Canopy Los Caracolies ©
Canopy Los Caracolies
Parque del Cafe ©
Parque del Cafe

2
nights
Salento

Salento ©
Founded in 1842, the town of Salento represents the oldest established settlement in Quindio.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Wed): admire the sheer force of Cascadas de Cocora, then pedal to the sights with Bike Tours, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Kasaguadua Natural Reserve. On the 27th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: appreciate the views at Valle del Cocora and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Bosques de Cocora.

For more things to do, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read our Salento vacation app .

You can drive from Montenegro to Salento in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In February in Salento, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) to allow 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
Valle del Cocora ©
Valle del Cocora

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.
On the 28th (Fri), examine the collection at Museo Aereo Fenix and then trek along Picoloro Ecoturismo.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Cali trip planner.

Traveling by car from Salento to Cali takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In February, daily temperatures in Cali can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can travel to San Andres Island.

Things to do in Cali

Tours Parks Trails
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Picoloro Ecoturismo ©
Picoloro Ecoturismo
Museo Aereo Fenix ©
Museo Aereo Fenix

4
nights
San Andres Island

San Andres Island ©
The coral San Andres Island boasts a rich colonial history, exotic beaches, and a laidback, tropical lifestyle.
Escape the urban bustle at Johnny Cay and Cayo El Acuario. There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at La Piscinita, explore the gorgeous colors at West View, take in the dramatic natural features at Hoyo Soplador, and explore the fascinating underground world of Morgan's Cave.

To see maps, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the San Andres Island online travel planner .

You can fly from Cali to San Andres Island in 3 hours. Traveling from Cali in February, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in San Andres Island, with lows of 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can travel to Santa Marta.

Things to do in San Andres Island

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

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 4th (Wed), look for gifts at Yo Amo Santa Marta and then explore the striking landscape of Parque Nacional Natural Tayrona. Keep things going the next day: explore the world behind art at Quinta de San Pedro Alejandrino, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Mundo Marino, and then get outside with Outdoor Activities.

Start your trip to Santa Marta by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

You can do a combination of flight and shuttle from San Andres Island to Santa Marta in 3 hours. Another option is to do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from San Andres Island in March, expect nights in Santa Marta to be about the same, around 29°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 39°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can drive to Cartagena.

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

6
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas and Scuba & Snorkeling. Your inner history buff will appreciate Walled City of Cartagena and Plaza Santo Domingo. Go for a jaunt from Cartagena to Isla Baru to see Playa Blanca about 1h 05 min away. The adventure continues: get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour, appreciate the extensive heritage of Baluarte de la Merced, get engrossed in the history at Museo del Oro Zenu, and pause for some serene contemplation at Sanctuary of Saint Peter Claver.

To find out how to plan a trip to Cartagena, use our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Santa Marta to Cartagena takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. March in Cartagena sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 29°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cartagena

Outdoors Historic Sites Tours

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
Convent of Santa Cruz de la Popa ©
Convent of Santa Cruz de la Popa

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