38 days in Colombia Itinerary

38 days in Colombia Itinerary

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1
Cartagena
— 6 nights
2
Santa Marta
— 4 nights
3
Providencia Island
— 3 nights
4
San Andres Island
— 5 nights
5
Medellin
— 4 nights
6
San Gil
— 3 nights
7
Pasto
— 2 nights
8
San Agustin
— 3 nights
9
Bogota
— 3 nights

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Aviario Nacional de Colombia and Speed Boats Tours. Popular historic sites such as Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas and Cathedral Basilica of St. Catherine of Alexandria are in your itinerary. Go for a jaunt from Cartagena to Isla Baru to see Playa Blanca about 1h 5 min away. Spend the 6th (Thu) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Walled City of Cartagena, make a trip to Plaza de La Trinidad, head outdoors with Boats4U, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Templo de Santo Domingo.

For other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Cartagena trip planner.

Copenhagen, Denmark to Cartagena is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Copenhagen to Cartagena is minus 6 hours. In June, Cartagena is much warmer than Copenhagen - with highs of 38°C and lows of 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can drive to Santa Marta.

Things to do in Cartagena

Outdoors · Tours · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Isla Baru
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Aviario Nacional de Colombia ©
Aviario Nacional de Colombia
Templo de Santo Domingo ©
Templo de Santo Domingo
Speed Boats Tours

4
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.
You'll get in some beach time at Cristal Beach and Playa Blanca. Step off the beaten path and head to Scuba & Snorkeling and Marine World Aquarium. Venture out of the city with trips to Parque Nacional Natural Tayrona (in Tayrona National Park) and Aracataca (Iglesia San Jose & Casa Museo Gabriel Garcia Marquez). There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at Quinta de San Pedro Alejandrino, pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia San Jeronimo, don't miss a visit to Paseo El Camellon, and stop by Yo Amo Santa Marta.

For maps, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Santa Marta travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Cartagena to Santa Marta in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Santa Marta can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Providencia Island.

Things to do in Santa Marta

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

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

3
nights
Providencia Island

Providencia Island ©
Although part of Colombia, the small, isolated Providencia Island retains its Caribbean culture and English-Creole language.
Get outdoors at Crab Cay-Cayo Cangrejo and McBean Lagoon National Natural Park. Explore hidden gems such as Scuba & Snorkeling and The Peak Forestry Reserve. The adventure continues: head outdoors with Almond Bay and visit a coastal fixture at Lighthouse Providence.

For ratings, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Providencia Island holiday builder tool.

You can do a combination of flight and ferry from Santa Marta to Providencia Island in 7.5 hours. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Santa Marta in June: highs in Providencia Island hover around 35°C, while lows dip to 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can ride a ferry to San Andres Island.

Things to do in Providencia Island

Nature · Parks · Outdoors
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Crab Cay-Cayo Cangrejo ©
Crab Cay-Cayo Cangrejo
Scuba & Snorkeling
McBean Lagoon National Natural Park ©
McBean Lagoon National Natural Park

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.
Visit Playa de Spratt Bight and Bahia del Cove for some beach relaxation. Primera Iglesia Bautista and Plaza Canon de Morgan will appeal to history buffs. And it doesn't end there: explore the gorgeous colors at West View, enjoy the sand and surf at Playa de San Luis, explore the striking landscape at Hoyo Soplador, and step off the mainland to explore Cayo Bolivar.

To see photos, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read San Andres Island trip itinerary maker website.

Getting from Providencia Island to San Andres Island by ferry takes about 3.5 hours. June in San Andres Island sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 30°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to travel to Medellin.

Things to do in San Andres Island

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches
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Playa de Spratt Bight ©
Playa de Spratt Bight
West View
West View
La Piscinita ©
La Piscinita

4
nights
Medellin

Medellin ©
Nestled between rising hills in a narrow valley, Medellin serves as an energetic melting pot of people from all socio-economic classes.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Catedral Nuestra Senora del Rosario de Chiquinquira and Catedral de Nuestra Senora del Rosario. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Museo de Antioquia and Pueblito Paisa. Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Parque Arvi, stroll through medellin 2000m DESCENT, relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, and admire the landmark architecture of Metropolitan Cathedral Basilica.

To see other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Medellin trip planner.

Traveling by flight from San Andres Island to Medellin takes 4 hours. Traveling from San Andres Island in June, plan for little chillier nights in Medellin, with lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) to allow time to travel to San Gil.

Things to do in Medellin

Museums · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Parroquia la Nina Maria, Catedral de Nuestra Senora del Rosario, Catedral Nuestra Senora del Rosario de Chiquinquira
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Museo de Antioquia ©
Museo de Antioquia
medellin 2000m DESCENT ©
medellin 2000m DESCENT
Parque Arvi ©
Parque Arvi

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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Camino Real and Cementerio Barichara. Iglesia Nuestra Senora de Chiquinquira El Socorro and Guane are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Change things up with these side-trips from San Gil: Catedral Nuestra Senora del Socorro (in Socorro) and Barichara (Catedral de la Inmaculada Concepcion, Iglesia de Santa Lucia de Guane, &more). Next up on the itinerary: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, look for all kinds of wild species at Parque Gallineral, take in the spiritual surroundings of Catedral de Curiti, and get outside with Bungee Extremo San Gil.

For other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our San Gil trip planner.

You can fly from Medellin to San Gil in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In June, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Pasto.

Things to do in San Gil

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Barichara, Socorro, Guane, Catedral de Curiti
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Iglesia de Santa Lucia de Guane ©
Iglesia de Santa Lucia de Guane
Camino Real ©
Camino Real
Parasailing & Paragliding

2
nights
Pasto

Pasto ©
Pasto sits in the Andes mountain range at an altitude of 2,527 m (8,290 ft) above sea level.
Visit Iglesia Templo de la Merced and Cathedral Pasto for their historical value. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at La Laguna de la Cocha and Iglesia de Fatima. There's still lots to do: take an in-depth tour of Museo del Oro Narino, pause for some serene contemplation at Templo de San Felipe, examine the collection at Casa Museo Taminango, and don't miss a visit to Plaza del Carnaval.

To see ratings, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Pasto vacation tool.

Traveling by flight from San Gil to Pasto takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from San Gil in June, with highs in Pasto at 17°C and lows at 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to San Agustin.

Things to do in Pasto

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks
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Templo de San Felipe ©
Templo de San Felipe
La Laguna de la Cocha ©
La Laguna de la Cocha
Iglesia de Fatima ©
Iglesia de Fatima

3
nights
San Agustin

San Agustin ©
San Agustin remains best known for its archaeological sites, which include the World Heritage-listed San Agustin Archaeological Park.
Do some cultural sightseeing at San Agustin Archaeological Park and Parroquia Nuestra Senora de Lourdes. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Salto de Bordones and El Salto del Mortino. Take a break from San Agustin with a short trip to Alto de Las Piedras Archaeological Park in Isnos, about 44 minutes away. There's still lots to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Estrecho Del Magdalena, delve into the distant past at El Purutal, pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia de San Agustin, and don't miss a visit to La Chaquira.

Take the guesswork out of planning a San Agustin vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Pasto to San Agustin takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. When traveling from Pasto in July, plan for a bit warmer days and much warmer nights in San Agustin: temperatures range from 24°C by day to 24°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to travel to Bogota.

Things to do in San Agustin

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Isnos
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Salto de Bordones ©
Salto de Bordones
San Agustin Archaeological Park ©
San Agustin Archaeological Park
Iglesia de San Agustin ©
Iglesia de San Agustin

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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Catedral de Sal de Zipaquira and La Catedral Primada. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Laguna de Guatavita and Museo Arqueologico. Step out of Bogota with an excursion to Catedral Diocesana in Zipaquira--about 52 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Gold Museum (Museo del Oro), admire the natural beauty at Jardin Botanico de Bogota Jose Celestino Mutis, and admire the masterpieces at Museo Botero del Banco de la Republica.

To find photos, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read our Bogota itinerary website.

Fly from San Agustin to Bogota in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from San Agustin in July, plan for slightly colder days and colder nights in Bogota: temperatures range from 21°C by day to 10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Bogota

Parks · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

Zipaquira, Laguna de Guatavita
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Laguna de Guatavita ©
Laguna de Guatavita
Catedral de Sal de Zipaquira ©
Catedral de Sal de Zipaquira
Gold Museum (Museo del Oro) ©
Gold Museum (Museo del Oro)

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