30 days in Colombia Itinerary

30 days in Colombia Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Prague
Fly:  17 h 45 min
1
Bogota
— 4 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
2
Salento
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
3
Montenegro
— 3 nights
Taxi + Fly:  1 h 15 min
4
Medellin
— 4 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
5
San Andres Island
— 5 nights
Fly:  3 h
6
Santa Marta
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
7
Tayrona National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 45 min
8
Cartagena
— 4 nights
Fly:  13 h 45 min
End: Prague

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Museo Aeroespacial Colombiano (in Tocancipa) and Zipaquira (Catedral de Sal de Zipaquira & Esensal). There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Gold Museum (Museo del Oro), make a trip to Bolivar Square, take in the spiritual surroundings of La Catedral Primada, and indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour.

To find ratings, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Bogota road trip planner.

Prague, Czech Republic to Bogota is an approximately 18- hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus, train, and flight. You'll gain 6 hours traveling from Prague to Bogota due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Prague, expect much hotter days and somewhat warmer nights in Bogota, ranging from highs of 22°C to lows of 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Salento.

Things to do in Bogota

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Zipaquira, Museo Aeroespacial Colombiano
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Gold Museum (Museo del Oro) ©
Gold Museum (Museo del Oro)
Monserrate ©
Monserrate
Museo Botero del Banco de la Republica ©
Museo Botero del Banco de la Republica

4
nights
Salento

Salento ©
Founded in 1842, the town of Salento represents the oldest established settlement in Quindio.
Take a break from Salento with a short trip to El Palacio del Barbas in Filandia, about 48 minutes away. There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Kasaguadua Natural Reserve, savor a delicious cup with a coffee and tea tour, explore the galleries of Region Paisaje / Landscape Region, and trot along with a tour on horseback.

To find more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Salento day trip planning app.

You can fly from Bogota to Salento in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In December, Salento is somewhat warmer than Bogota - with highs of 32°C and lows of 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Montenegro.

Things to do in Salento

Parks Tours Nature

Side Trip

El Palacio del Barbas
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Kasaguadua Natural Reserve ©
Kasaguadua Natural Reserve
Bosques de Cocora ©
Bosques de Cocora
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours

3
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Jardin Botanico del Quindio (in Calarca), Museo del Oro Quimbaya (in Armenia) and Panaca (in Quimbaya). The adventure continues: find something for the whole family at Parque del Cafe, head outdoors with Canopy Los Caracolies, and don't miss a visit to Eje cafetero (Zona Cafetera).

To find where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Montenegro vacation tool.

Getting from Salento to Montenegro by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in December, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to travel to Medellin.

Things to do in Montenegro

Theme Parks Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Eje cafetero (Zona Cafetera), Jardin Botanico del Quindio, Museo del Oro Quimbaya, Panaca
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Globos Colombia ©
Globos Colombia
Parque del Cafe ©
Parque del Cafe
Eje cafetero (Zona Cafetera) ©
Eje cafetero (Zona Cafetera)

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.
Medellin is known for parks, museums, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get the lay of the land with Walking tours, don't miss a visit to Plaza Botero, contemplate the waterfront views at Laguna de Guatape, and see Off-Road Tours.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Medellin online tour planner.

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Montenegro to Medellin in 1.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In December in Medellin, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) to allow time to travel to San Andres Island.

Things to do in Medellin

Parks Tours Outdoors
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Off-Road Tours
Walking tours
Parasailing & Paragliding

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, get outside with Outdoor Activities, explore the gorgeous colors at West View, and look for all kinds of wild species at Cayo El Acuario.

To find maps, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the San Andres Island tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Medellin to San Andres Island takes 3.5 hours. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in San Andres Island when traveling from Medellin in December, with lows around 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can travel to Santa Marta.

Things to do in San Andres Island

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

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Minca (Museo Minca - Memorial Museum of the Sierra Nevada & El Dorado Bird Reserve). Next up on the itinerary: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, browse the different shops at Centro Comercial Zazue Plaza, explore the world behind art at Quinta de San Pedro Alejandrino, and take in the architecture and design of Universidad del Magdalena.

Find out how to plan Santa Marta trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

Getting from San Andres Island to Santa Marta by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight, taxi, and bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from San Andres Island in December: highs in Santa Marta hover around 39°C, while lows dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Tayrona National Park.

Things to do in Santa Marta

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Minca
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Parque de Los Novios ©
Parque de Los Novios
Scuba & Snorkeling
Quinta de San Pedro Alejandrino ©
Quinta de San Pedro Alejandrino

1
night
Tayrona National Park

Tayrona National Park ©
Start off your visit on the 25th (Fri): explore the striking landscape of Parque Nacional Natural Tayrona.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Tayrona National Park trip simple and quick.

You can drive from Santa Marta to Tayrona National Park in 1.5 hours. In December in Tayrona National Park, expect temperatures between 39°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can go by car to Cartagena.

Things to do in Tayrona National Park

Parks Nature
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Parque Nacional Natural Tayrona ©
Parque Nacional Natural Tayrona

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.
Step out of Cartagena with an excursion to Playa Blanca in Isla Baru--about 1h 05 min away. There's much more to do: step into the grandiose world of Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas, admire the striking features of Las Bovedas, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and steep yourself in history at Plaza Santo Domingo.

For other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Cartagena trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Tayrona National Park to Cartagena takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in December, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cartagena

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Playa Blanca, Oceanario
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Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas ©
Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas
Walled City of Cartagena ©
Walled City of Cartagena
Boat Tours & Water Sports

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