23 days in Colombia Itinerary

23 days in Colombia Itinerary

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Route & dates

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

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.
Appreciate the collections at Arte Loft Galeria and H by HDC. For shopping fun, head to Mayorca Mega Plaza or Duna Store. Next up on the itinerary: pedal to the sights with medellin 2000m DESCENT, look for all kinds of wild species at Parque Arvi, browse the different shops at El Tesoro Parque Comercial, and get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find reviews, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Medellin trip itinerary planning website.

Katowice, Poland to Medellin is an approximately 21.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Colombia Standard Time, which is usually a -6 hour difference. In February, Medellin is much hotter than Katowice - with highs of 32°C and lows of 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to travel to Bogota.

Things to do in Medellin

Shopping · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trip

Mayorca Mega Plaza
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Parasailing & Paragliding
medellin 2000m DESCENT ©
medellin 2000m DESCENT
Parque Arvi ©
Parque Arvi

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.
Shop till you drop at Barrio La Candelaria and Parque 93. Get some cultural insight at Gold Museum (Museo del Oro) and Catedral de Sal de Zipaquira. Take a break from Bogota with a short trip to Laguna de Guatavita in Tierra Negra, about 1h 10 min away. There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at Museo Botero del Banco de la Republica, view the masterpieces at Galeria La Cometa, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Monserrate, and browse the exhibits of DIBS by Culture Shock Colombia.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Bogota day trip planning tool.

Fly from Medellin to Bogota in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Medellin in February; daily highs in Bogota reach 24°C and lows reach 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to travel to Salento.

Things to do in Bogota

Museums · Shopping · Parks

Side Trips

Laguna de Guatavita, Catedral de Sal de Zipaquira
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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
Catedral de Sal de Zipaquira ©
Catedral de Sal de Zipaquira

2
nights
Salento

Salento ©
Founded in 1842, the town of Salento represents the oldest established settlement in Quindio.
On the 21st (Fri), explore the striking landscape of Bosques de Cocora, then browse the exhibits of Region Paisaje / Landscape Region, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Kasaguadua Natural Reserve. On the 22nd (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get outside with Outdoor Activities and then stop by Polimetria.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read Salento journey planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Bogota to Salento takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and taxi. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Bogota in February; daily highs in Salento reach 33°C and lows reach 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can go by car to Cali.

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

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 23rd (Sun), browse the different shops at Centro Comercial ALfaguara, see the interesting displays at Caliwood Museo de la Cinematografia, and then examine the collection at Museo Aereo Fenix. Keep things going the next day: look for gifts at Centro Comercial UNICENTRO and then head outdoors with Picoloro Ecoturismo.

For photos, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Cali day trip planning site.

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. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to travel to San Andres Island.

Things to do in Cali

Shopping · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trip

Centro Comercial ALfaguara
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Picoloro Ecoturismo ©
Picoloro Ecoturismo
Museo Aereo Fenix ©
Museo Aereo Fenix
Caliwood Museo de la Cinematografia ©
Caliwood Museo de la Cinematografia

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.
Get outdoors at Playa de San Luis and Parasailing & Paragliding. For shopping fun, head to Banco de la Republica or Esmeraldas Colombianas. There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Playa de Spratt Bight, head off the coast to Johnny Cay, identify plant and animal life at Cayo El Acuario, and explore the striking landscape at Hoyo Soplador.

To find photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our San Andres Island travel route planner.

Fly from Cali to San Andres Island in 4.5 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Cali in February since evenings lows in San Andres Island dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to travel to Santa Marta.

Things to do in San Andres Island

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches
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La Piscinita ©
La Piscinita
Cayo El Acuario ©
Cayo El Acuario
West View
West View

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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Sat): stop by Yo Amo Santa Marta and then explore the striking landscape of Parque Nacional Natural Tayrona. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, then observe the fascinating underwater world at Marine World Aquarium, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Blanca.

To find reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Santa Marta route maker app.

You can fly from San Andres Island to Santa Marta in 4.5 hours. Traveling from San Andres Island in February, you will find days in Santa Marta are somewhat warmer (39°C), and nights are about the same (28°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can go by car to Cartagena.

Things to do in Santa Marta

Parks · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trip

Parque Nacional Natural Tayrona
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Parque Nacional Natural Tayrona ©
Parque Nacional Natural Tayrona
Scuba & Snorkeling
Playa Blanca ©
Playa Blanca

4
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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas and Sanctuary of Saint Peter Claver. For shopping fun, head to NH Galeria or Anticuario El Arcon. Step out of Cartagena to go to Isla Baru and see Playa Blanca, which is approximately 1h 5 min away. There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Walled City of Cartagena, deepen your understanding at Plaza Santo Domingo, look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, and view the masterpieces at Nara Antique Decoraciones.

For maps, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, use the Cartagena trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Santa Marta to Cartagena in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Cartagena are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cartagena

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks

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
Playa Blanca ©
Playa Blanca

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