25 days in Colombia Itinerary

25 days in Colombia Itinerary

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

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 23rd (Sun): browse the fresh offerings at Plaza de Mercado de Paloquemao, then examine the collection at Gold Museum (Museo del Oro), and then walk around Parque de Usaquen. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Monserrate, explore the world behind art at Museo Botero del Banco de la Republica, and then steep yourself in history at Bolivar Square.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Bogota day trip website.

Stockholm, Sweden to Bogota is an approximately 18-hour flight. You'll gain 6 hours traveling from Stockholm to Bogota due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Stockholm, expect warmer days and a bit warmer nights in Bogota, ranging from highs of 24°C to lows of 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can travel to Salento.

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)
Museo Botero del Banco de la Republica ©
Museo Botero del Banco de la Republica
Monserrate ©
Monserrate

3
nights
Salento

Salento ©
Founded in 1842, the town of Salento represents the oldest established settlement in Quindio.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Wed): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Bosques de Cocora and then admire the verdant scenery at Valle del Cocora. On your second day here, push the limits with an extreme tour, then look for all kinds of wild species at Kasaguadua Natural Reserve, and then savor a delicious cup with a coffee and tea tour.

To see ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Salento road trip tool.

Traveling by flight from Bogota to Salento takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and taxi. Traveling from Bogota in February, expect Salento to be somewhat warmer, temps between 33°C and 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to travel to Medellin.

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

4
nights
Medellin

Nestled between rising hills in a narrow valley, Medellin serves as an energetic melting pot of people from all socio-economic classes.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Medellin: Parque Tematico Replica del Viejo Penol (in Penol) and Piedra Del Penol (in Guatape). There's lots more to do: get the lay of the land with Walking tours, admire the natural beauty at Jardin Botanico de Medellin, look for all kinds of wild species at Parque Arvi, and stroll around Parque Lleras.

To find photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Medellin trip maker site.

You can fly from Salento to Medellin in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In February, daily temperatures in Medellin can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can travel to Minca.

Things to do in Medellin

Parks · Tours · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Parque Tematico Replica del Viejo Penol, Piedra Del Penol
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Parasailing & Paragliding
Walking tours
Plaza Botero ©
Plaza Botero

2
nights
Minca

Minca
A Minca vacation takes you to a small mountain village nestled above Santa Marta in the Sierra Nevada.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Wed): take in the dramatic scenery at Cascada de Marinka and then head outdoors with Pozo Azul. On the next day, examine the collection at Museo Minca - Memorial Museum of the Sierra Nevada, then take an in-depth tour of Museo del Cacao de Minca, and then take in the awesome beauty at Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read Minca online attractions planner.

You can fly from Medellin to Minca in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Medellin in March, expect Minca to be a bit warmer, temps between 39°C and 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Santa Marta.

Things to do in Minca

Parks · Nature · Outdoors
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Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta
Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta
Museo del Cacao de Minca ©
Museo del Cacao de Minca
Cascada de Marinka ©
Cascada de Marinka

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 6th (Fri): 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: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Marine World Aquarium and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find reviews, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Santa Marta trip maker app.

Traveling by car from Minca to Santa Marta takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March in Santa Marta, expect temperatures between 39°C during the day and 29°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) to allow enough 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
Marine World Aquarium
Marine World Aquarium

5
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, don't miss a visit to Rocky Cay, identify plant and animal life at Cayo El Acuario, and kick back and relax at Playa de Spratt Bight.

For other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our San Andres Island road trip planning app.

Traveling by flight from Santa Marta to San Andres Island takes 4.5 hours. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Santa Marta in March: highs in San Andres Island hover around 34°C, while lows dip to 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can travel to Cartagena.

Things to do in San Andres Island

Parks · Nature · Wildlife
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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.
Take a break from Cartagena with a short trip to Playa Blanca in Isla Baru, about 1h 5 min away. The adventure continues: explore the historical opulence of Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas, contemplate the long history of Plaza Santo Domingo, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Convent of Santa Cruz de la Popa, and admire the striking features of Las Bovedas.

For photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Cartagena road trip site.

Traveling by flight from San Andres Island to Cartagena takes 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in March, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) 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
Plaza Santo Domingo ©
Plaza Santo Domingo

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