41 days in Colombia Itinerary

41 days in Colombia Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Vancouver
Fly:  21 h 30 min
1
Ipiales
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  10 h 45 min
2
Medellin
— 30 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
3
Santa Marta
— 3 nights
Bus:  4 h 30 min
4
Isla Baru
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  16 h 30 min
End: Vancouver

2
nights
Ipiales

Ipiales ©
Situated on a plateau 2,950 m (9,678 ft) above sea level, the city of Ipiales enjoys a subtropical highland climate and the title of highest major city in Colombia.
On the 4th (Wed), browse the different shops at Centro Comercial Gran Plaza and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Las Lajas Sanctuary. On the 5th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the geological forces at Volcan Cumbal.

To see reviews, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Ipiales trip planner.

Vancouver, Canada to Ipiales is an approximately 21.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 3 hours traveling from Vancouver to Ipiales. Traveling from Vancouver in March, you will find days in Ipiales are a bit warmer (19°C), and nights are about the same (8°C). On the 6th (Fri), you'll travel to Medellin.

Things to do in Ipiales

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Volcan Cumbal
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Volcan Cumbal ©
Volcan Cumbal
Las Lajas Sanctuary ©
Las Lajas Sanctuary

30
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Museo Casa de la Memoria and Iglesia de Nuestra Senora del Carmen. Museum-lovers will appreciate Planetario de Medellin and Museo de Antioquia. Explore Medellin's surroundings by going to Nuestra Senora de la Asuncion (in Sopetran), Parque Tematico Replica del Viejo Penol (in Penol) and Santa Fe de Antioquia (Centro Historico Santa Fe de Antioquia, Puente de Occidente, &more). And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Cementerio Museo de San Pedro, tour the pleasant surroundings at Guatape Dam, admire the landmark architecture of Metropolitan Cathedral Basilica, and explore the world behind art at Museo de Arte Moderno de Medellin.

To find photos, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read Medellin trip itinerary site.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Ipiales to Medellin. When traveling from Ipiales in March, plan for much hotter days in Medellin, with highs around 32°C, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to travel to Santa Marta.

Things to do in Medellin

Historic Sites Parks Tours

Side Trips

Santa Fe de Antioquia, Guatape, Envigado, Sabaneta, La Ceja
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Museo Casa de la Memoria ©
Museo Casa de la Memoria
Iglesia de Nuestra Senora del Carmen ©
Iglesia de Nuestra Senora del Carmen
Museo de Arte Moderno de Medellin ©
Museo de Arte Moderno de Medellin

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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Mon): contemplate the long history of Paseo El Camellon, get engrossed in the history at Museo del Cacao de Minca, and then identify plant and animal life at El Dorado Bird Reserve. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Museo Minca - Memorial Museum of the Sierra Nevada, kick back and relax at Playa Neguanje, and then look for gifts at Yo Amo Santa Marta.

Make your Santa Marta itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Fly from Medellin to Santa Marta in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Medellin in April, with highs in Santa Marta at 39°C and lows at 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a bus to Isla Baru.

Things to do in Santa Marta

Parks Museums Beaches

Side Trip

Minca
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Playa Neguanje ©
Playa Neguanje
Museo del Cacao de Minca ©
Museo del Cacao de Minca

3
nights
Isla Baru

Isla Baru ©
Lying south of Cartagena, Isla Baru was connected to the mainland until the construction of the Canal del Dique.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Aviario Nacional de Colombia and Playa Puntilla. There's more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Blanca.

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Getting from Santa Marta to Isla Baru by bus takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of bus and ferry. You will leave for home on the 11th (Sat).

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

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