23 days in Colombia Itinerary

23 days in Colombia Itinerary

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23 days in Colombia Itinerary

Start: Katowice
Fly + Drive:  20 h 15 min
1
Medellin
— 3 nights
Fly:  1 h 15 min
2
Bogota
— 4 nights
Fly + Bus:  3 h 15 min
3
Salento
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h
4
Cali
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h
5
San Andres Island
— 4 nights
Fly + Shuttle:  3 h
6
Santa Marta
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
7
Cartagena
— 4 nights
Fly:  21 h 15 min
End: Katowice

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Arte Loft Galeria and H by HDC. Head to Mayorca Mega Plaza and Duna Storefor plenty of shopping. And it doesn't end there: cruise along 2000m Descent and more, browse the different shops at Plaza Minorista, identify plant and animal life at Parque Arvi, and walk around Parques del Rio.

To see other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read our Medellin trip builder website .

Katowice, Poland to Medellin is an approximately 20.5-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Katowice to Medellin is minus 6 hours. In February, Medellin is warmer than Katowice - with highs of 32°C and lows of 20°C. Wrap up 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.
Gold Museum (Museo del Oro) and Barrio La Candelaria will appeal to museum buffs. Do your shopping at Parque 93 and DIBS by Culture Shock Colombia. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bogota: Laguna de Guatavita (in Tierra Negra) and Catedral de Sal de Zipaquira (in Zipaquira). There's lots more to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Monserrate, take in the exciting artwork at Galeria La Cometa, admire the masterpieces at Museo Botero del Banco de la Republica, and browse for treasures at El Cuchitril Second Hand Shop.

To see reviews, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Bogota online journey maker .

Traveling by flight from Medellin to Bogota takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Medellin in February, with highs in Bogota at 24°C and lows at 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can 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 ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Fri): explore the striking landscape of Bosques de Cocora, view the masterpieces at Region Paisaje / Landscape Region, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Kasaguadua Natural Reserve. On the next day, get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour and then look for gifts at Polimetria.

For photos, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Salento online itinerary planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Bogota to Salento takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or drive. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Bogota in February: high temperatures in Salento hover around 33°C and lows are around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to drive 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), buy something for everyone on your list at Centro Comercial ALfaguara, examine the collection at Caliwood Museo de la Cinematografia, and then see the interesting displays at Museo Aereo Fenix. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Mon): look for gifts at Centro Comercial UNICENTRO and then trek along Picoloro Ecoturismo.

To see traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read Cali trip itinerary builder app .

You can drive from Salento to Cali in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In February in Cali, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to San Andres Island.

Things to do in Cali

Outdoors Wildlife 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 ©

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 in touch with nature at La Piscinita and Johnny Cay. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Playa de San Luis and Playa de Spratt Bight. There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at Cayo El Acuario, step off the mainland to explore Cayo Bolivar, take a stroll around Banco de la Republica, and enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Charquitos.

To see traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the San Andres Island journey builder .

Traveling by flight from Cali to San Andres Island takes 3 hours. Expect a bit warmer evenings in San Andres Island when traveling from Cali in February, with lows around 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): look for gifts at 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 next day: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, then meet the residents at Mundo Marino, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Blanca.

For maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Santa Marta itinerary planner .

Do a combination of flight and shuttle from San Andres Island to Santa Marta in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from San Andres Island in February: highs in Santa Marta hover around 39°C, while lows dip to 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
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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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas and Walled City of Cartagena. Head to Dantas Store and Nara Antique Decoracionesfor plenty of shopping. Step out of Cartagena to go to Isla Baru and see Playa Blanca, which is approximately 1h 05 min away. And it doesn't end there: view the masterpieces at NH Galeria, get outside with Outdoor Activities, pause for some serene contemplation at Sanctuary of Saint Peter Claver, and browse for treasures at Anticuario El Arcon.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Cartagena day trip tool .

Getting from Santa Marta to Cartagena by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 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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