34 days in Colombia Itinerary

34 days in Colombia Itinerary

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Start: Tel Aviv
Fly:  16 h 30 min
1
Cartagena
— 5 nights
+2
Fly + Foot + Ferry:  7 h 15 min
2
Providencia Island
— 1 night
Ferry:  2 h 45 min
3
San Andres Island
— 4 nights
Fly + Shuttle:  3 h
4
Santa Marta
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + Taxi + Bus:  5 h 15 min
5
San Gil
— 3 nights
+2
Bus + Taxi + Fly:  3 h 15 min
6
Medellin
— 4 nights
Fly + Bus:  3 h
7
Salento
— 4 nights
+4
Bus + Foot + Bus + Foot + Fly:  7 h
8
Leticia
— 3 nights
Fly:  2 h 30 min
9
Bogota
— 4 nights
Fly:  20 h
End: Tel Aviv

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Aviario Nacional de Colombia and Playa Puntilla. Take a break from the city and head to Speed Boats Tours and Volcan de Lodo El Totumo (Mud Volcano). Step out of Cartagena with an excursion to Playa Blanca in Isla Baru--about 1h 05 min away. And it doesn't end there: stop by Barrio Getsemani, examine the collection at Choco Museo, contemplate the long history of Walled City of Cartagena, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sanctuary of Saint Peter Claver.

For traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Cartagena trip itinerary maker site.

Tel Aviv, Israel to Cartagena is an approximately 18.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference moving from Israel Standard Time to Colombia Standard Time is minus 7 hours. Traveling from Tel Aviv in February, expect Cartagena to be warmer, temps between 36°C and 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) to allow time to travel to Providencia Island.

Things to do in Cartagena

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Isla Baru
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Aviario Nacional de Colombia ©
Aviario Nacional de Colombia
Barrio Getsemani ©
Barrio Getsemani
Speed Boats Tours

1
night
Providencia Island

Providencia Island ©
Although part of Colombia, the small, isolated Providencia Island retains its Caribbean culture and English-Creole language.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Wed): explore the striking landscape at Morgan's Head and then step off the mainland to explore Crab Cay-Cayo Cangrejo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Thu): don't miss a visit to The Peak Forestry Reserve and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find reviews, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Providencia Island trip builder site.

You can do a combination of flight and ferry from Cartagena to Providencia Island in 7.5 hours. In March, daily temperatures in Providencia Island can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) to allow time to ride a ferry to San Andres Island.

Things to do in Providencia Island

Nature Parks Wildlife
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Crab Cay-Cayo Cangrejo ©
Crab Cay-Cayo Cangrejo
Scuba & Snorkeling
The Peak Forestry Reserve ©
The Peak Forestry 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.
Visiting West View and Johnny Cay will get you outdoors. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Playa de Spratt Bight and Plaza Canon de Morgan. And it doesn't end there: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, identify plant and animal life at La Piscinita, take a stroll around Banco de la Republica, and take in the dramatic natural features at Hoyo Soplador.

For other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the San Andres Island trip maker site.

Ride a ferry from Providencia Island to San Andres Island in 3 hours. March in San Andres Island sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 29°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can travel to Santa Marta.

Things to do in San Andres Island

Parks Wildlife Outdoors
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West View
West View
Playa de Spratt Bight ©
Playa de Spratt Bight
Scuba & Snorkeling

3
nights
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Scuba & Snorkeling and Marine World Aquarium. Take a break from the city and head to Cristal Beach and Parque Nacional Natural Tayrona. And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at Quinta de San Pedro Alejandrino, walk around Parque de Los Novios, and look for gifts at Yo Amo Santa Marta.

For traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Santa Marta trip itinerary maker.

You can 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 March: highs in Santa Marta hover around 39°C, while lows dip to 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to travel to San Gil.

Things to do in Santa Marta

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Scuba & Snorkeling, Parque Nacional Natural Tayrona
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Cristal Beach ©
Cristal Beach
Parque Nacional Natural Tayrona ©
Parque Nacional Natural Tayrona

3
nights
San Gil

San Gil ©
Providing some of the region's best opportunities for paragliding, rappelling, white-water rafting, kayaking, hiking, and caving, San Gil appeals to adventure seekers and nature lovers wishing to escape overcrowded Bogota, located several hours' drive to the south.
Visiting Parque Nacional de Chicamocha and Adrenaline & Extreme Tours will get you outdoors. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to River Rafting & Tubing and Cascada de Juan Curi. Venture out of the city with trips to Barichara (Monumento al Buey & Capilla de Santa Barbara). The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Parque Gallineral and walk around Parque La Libertad.

To see where to stay, reviews, maps, and tourist information, go to the San Gil trip itinerary builder tool.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Santa Marta to San Gil in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Santa Marta in March, things will get slightly colder in San Gil: highs are around 30°C and lows about 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Medellin.

Things to do in San Gil

Parks Nature Tours

Side Trips

Barichara, Parque Nacional de Chicamocha
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Parque La Libertad ©
Parque La Libertad
River Rafting & Tubing
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to medellin 2000m DESCENT and Parasailing & Paragliding. Take a break from the city and head to Parque Arvi and Laguna de Guatape. And it doesn't end there: get the lay of the land with Walking tours, look for all kinds of wild species at Las Tangaras Bird Reserve, get your game on at Tejo In Medellin (tour), and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Parroquia la Nina Maria.

To see reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Medellin trip maker site.

Do a combination of bus and flight from San Gil to Medellin in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can travel to Salento.

Things to do in Medellin

Parks Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

Envigado
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Parasailing & Paragliding
medellin 2000m DESCENT ©
medellin 2000m DESCENT
Parque Arvi ©
Parque Arvi

4
nights
Salento

Salento ©
Founded in 1842, the town of Salento represents the oldest established settlement in Quindio.
Escape the urban bustle at Kasaguadua Natural Reserve and Horseback Riding Tours. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Valle del Cocora and Coffee & Tea Tours. Change things up with a short trip to Los Nevados National Park in La Estrella (about 48 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: take a spin around town with Bike Tours, relax in the rural setting at El Recuerdo Finca Cafetera Tradicional, and explore the wealth of natural beauty at Bosques de Cocora.

For where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read Salento trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Medellin to Salento in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In March, daytime highs in Salento are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can travel to Leticia.

Things to do in Salento

Parks Nature Tours

Side Trip

Los Nevados National Park
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Kasaguadua Natural Reserve ©
Kasaguadua Natural Reserve
Valle del Cocora ©
Valle del Cocora
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours

3
nights
Leticia

Leticia represents a large urban area and one of the best places from which to commence exploring areas along the Amazon.
Visiting Nature & Wildlife Tours and Balneario Arbelaez will get you outdoors. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Reserva Natural Tanimboca and Amazon Maguta Jungle Lodge. Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Isla de Los Micos, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Bioparque Etuena, admire the natural beauty at El Jardin de la Victoria Regia, and walk around Parque Santander.

For where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Leticia trip planner.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Salento to Leticia in 7 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Salento in March, with highs in Leticia at 36°C and lows at 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to travel to Bogota.

Things to do in Leticia

Parks Wildlife Outdoors
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Reserva Natural Tanimboca ©
Reserva Natural Tanimboca
Isla de Los Micos ©
Isla de Los Micos

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Laguna de Guatavita and Bogota Beer Company. Get in touch with nature at Mina de Sal de Nemocon and Humedal de Cordoba. There's still lots to do: take in the awesome beauty at Monserrate, see the interesting displays at Gold Museum (Museo del Oro), admire the masterpieces at Museo Botero del Banco de la Republica, and indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink.

Plan trip to Bogota with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Traveling by flight from Leticia to Bogota takes 2.5 hours. Traveling from Leticia in March, things will get much colder in Bogota: highs are around 23°C and lows about 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Bogota

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Bogota Beer Company, Laguna de Guatavita, Mina de Sal de Nemocon
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Laguna de Guatavita ©
Laguna de Guatavita
Mina de Sal de Nemocon ©
Mina de Sal de Nemocon
Monserrate ©
Monserrate

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