28 days in Colombia Itinerary

28 days in Colombia Itinerary

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28 days in Colombia Itinerary

Start: Toulouse
Fly + Drive:  16 h 45 min
1
Medellin
— 4 nights
Fly + Bus:  3 h
2
Salento
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h
3
Cali
— 2 nights
Bus + Fly:  2 h 15 min
4
Bogota
— 3 nights
Fly + Shuttle:  3 h
5
Santa Marta
— 3 nights
Shuttle + Fly:  3 h
6
San Andres Island
— 4 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
7
Isla Baru
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 15 min
8
Cartagena
— 6 nights
Fly:  16 h 45 min
End: Toulouse

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.
Visiting 2000m Descent and more and Piedra Del Penol will get you outdoors. Parroquia Sta Ana Santuario de Maria Auxiliadora .Sabaneta and Parque Tematico Replica del Viejo Penol will appeal to history buffs. There's still lots to do: take in the local highlights with Walking tours, stop by Evok, look for all kinds of wild species at Parque Arvi, and head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

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Toulouse, France to Medellin is an approximately 17-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Central European Time to Colombia Time, which is usually a -6 hour difference. Expect warmer temperatures when traveling from Toulouse in March; daily highs in Medellin reach 32°C and lows reach 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can travel to Salento.

Things to do in Medellin

Parks Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Parroquia Sta Ana Santuario de Maria Auxiliadora .Sabaneta, Parque Tematico Replica del Viejo Penol, Piedra Del Penol, Tejo In Medellin (tour)
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Parasailing & Paragliding
medellin 2000m DESCENT ©
medellin 2000m DESCENT
Parque Arvi ©
Parque Arvi

3
nights
Salento

Salento ©
Founded in 1842, the town of Salento represents the oldest established settlement in Quindio.
Step out of the city life by going to Kasaguadua Natural Reserve and Adrenaline & Extreme Tours. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Salento: Los Nevados National Park (in La Estrella) and Parroquia Jesus Maria y Jose (in Quimbaya). Next up on the itinerary: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Bosques de Cocora, admire the verdant scenery at Valle del Cocora, and savor a delicious cup with a coffee and tea tour.

To find maps, photos, ratings, and tourist information, use the Salento visit app .

Getting from Medellin to Salento by combination of flight and bus takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. March in Salento sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 20°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to go by car to Cali.

Things to do in Salento

Parks Nature Tours

Side Trips

Los Nevados National Park, Parroquia Jesus Maria y Jose
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Kasaguadua Natural Reserve ©
Kasaguadua Natural Reserve
Bosques de Cocora ©
Bosques de Cocora
Los Nevados National Park ©
Los Nevados National Park

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 24th (Tue), see the interesting displays at Museo Aereo Fenix, look for all kinds of wild species at Bichacue Yath Arte y Naturaleza, and then see the interesting displays at Caliwood Museo de la Cinematografia. Here are some ideas for day two: appreciate the extensive heritage of Camino Real and then trek along Picoloro Ecoturismo.

To see reviews, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read Cali trip planner.

You can drive from Salento to Cali in 3 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Cali are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can travel to Bogota.

Things to do in Cali

Parks Wildlife Trails

Side Trip

Camino Real
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Picoloro Ecoturismo ©
Picoloro Ecoturismo
Camino Real ©
Camino Real
Bichacue Yath Arte y Naturaleza ©
Bichacue Yath Arte y Naturaleza

3
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.
Visit Catedral de Sal de Zipaquira and Centro de Memoria El Cuartico for their historical value. Next up on the itinerary: take in the awesome beauty at Monserrate, experience the excitement of Whee Institute, see the interesting displays at Casa de Moneda - Coleccion Numismatica del Banco de la Republica, and stop by Cesar Giraldo, Taller Manual Del Cuero.

To find where to stay, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, use the Bogota tour itinerary app .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Cali to Bogota in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and taxi; or drive. Traveling from Cali in March, expect Bogota to be little chillier, temps between 23°C and 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can travel to Santa Marta.

Things to do in Bogota

Museums Historic Sites Classes

Side Trips

Catedral de Sal de Zipaquira, Centro de Memoria El Cuartico
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Monserrate ©
Monserrate
Catedral de Sal de Zipaquira ©
Catedral de Sal de Zipaquira
Bolivar Square ©
Bolivar Square

3
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.
Get in touch with nature at Parque Nacional Natural Tayrona and Scuba & Snorkeling. When in Santa Marta, make a side trip to see El Dorado Bird Reserve in Minca, approximately Minca away. There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at Quinta de San Pedro Alejandrino, observe the fascinating underwater world at Mundo Marino, tour the pleasant surroundings at Cristal Beach, and look for gifts at Yo Amo Santa Marta.

For traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Santa Marta itinerary planning site .

You can do a combination of flight and shuttle from Bogota to Santa Marta in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Expect much warmer temperatures when traveling from Bogota in March; daily highs in Santa Marta reach 39°C and lows reach 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) so you can travel to San Andres Island.

Things to do in Santa Marta

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

El Dorado Bird Reserve
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Parque Nacional Natural Tayrona ©
Parque Nacional Natural Tayrona
Scuba & Snorkeling
El Dorado Bird Reserve ©
El Dorado Bird Reserve

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.
Take a break from the city and head to La Piscinita and Johnny Cay. Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Cayo El Acuario, pause for some photo ops at Plaza Canon de Morgan, explore the gorgeous colors at West View, and explore the fascinating underground world of Morgan's Cave.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read San Andres Island online travel planner .

Getting from Santa Marta to San Andres Island by combination of shuttle and flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight. When traveling from Santa Marta in March, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in San Andres Island: temperatures range from 34°C by day to 29°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Isla Baru.

Things to do in San Andres Island

Parks Nature Wildlife
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La Piscinita ©
La Piscinita
Cayo El Acuario ©
Cayo El Acuario
Hoyo Soplador ©
Hoyo Soplador

1
night
Isla Baru

Isla Baru ©
Lying south of Cartagena, Isla Baru was connected to the mainland until the construction of the Canal del Dique.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sun): identify plant and animal life at Aviario Nacional de Colombia and then kick back and relax at Playa Blanca.

To see more things to do, photos, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Isla Baru trip planner.

Traveling by flight from San Andres Island to Isla Baru takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Cartagena.

Things to do in Isla Baru

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Playa Blanca ©
Playa Blanca
Aviario Nacional de Colombia ©
Aviario Nacional de Colombia

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Scuba & Snorkeling and Speed Boats Tours. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas and Plaza Santo Domingo. And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Walled City of Cartagena, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia de la Trinidad, take in the spiritual surroundings of Convent of Santa Cruz de la Popa, and surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

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

Getting from Isla Baru to Cartagena by car takes about 1.5 hours. April in Cartagena sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 30°C at night. On the 11th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

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

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