47 days in Colombia Itinerary

47 days in Colombia Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
San Andres Island
— 6 nights
2
Santa Marta
— 4 nights
3
Bogota
— 6 nights
4
Cali
— 5 nights
5
Salento
— 4 nights
6
Montenegro
— 4 nights
7
Medellin
— 5 nights
8
Bucaramanga
— 4 nights
9
Islas de Rosario
— 2 nights
10
Cartagena
— 6 nights

6
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, identify plant and animal life at La Piscinita, take in the dramatic natural features at Hoyo Soplador, and explore the fascinating underground world of Morgan's Cave.

To see more things to do, photos, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our San Andres Island driving holiday planner.

Montreal, Canada to San Andres Island is an approximately 14-hour flight. Expect much warmer temperatures when traveling from Montreal in January; daily highs in San Andres Island reach 34°C and lows reach 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Santa Marta.

Things to do in San Andres Island

Parks · Nature · Outdoors
Find places to stay Jan 30 — Feb 5:
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Johnny Cay ©
Johnny Cay
La Piscinita ©
La Piscinita
Hoyo Soplador ©
Hoyo Soplador

4
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Santa Marta: Parque Nacional Natural Tayrona (in Tayrona National Park) and El Dorado Bird Reserve (in Minca). There's still lots to do: get outside with Outdoor Activities, stroll around Parque de Los Novios, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Marine World Aquarium, and look for gifts at Yo Amo Santa Marta.

For reviews, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Santa Marta trip maker site.

Fly from San Andres Island to Santa Marta in 4.5 hours. When traveling from San Andres Island in February, plan for a bit warmer days in Santa Marta, with highs around 39°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to travel to Bogota.

Things to do in Santa Marta

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Parque Nacional Natural Tayrona, El Dorado Bird Reserve
Find places to stay Feb 5 — 9:
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Parque Nacional Natural Tayrona ©
Parque Nacional Natural Tayrona
Scuba & Snorkeling
Quinta de San Pedro Alejandrino ©
Quinta de San Pedro Alejandrino

6
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Bogota side-trips: Laguna de Guatavita (in Tierra Negra), Catedral de Sal de Zipaquira (in Zipaquira) and Vivero Crisalide (in Chia). Spend the 14th (Fri) exploring nature at Chingaza National Park. There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Gold Museum (Museo del Oro), take in the local highlights with Walking tours, explore the world behind art at Museo Botero del Banco de la Republica, and don't miss a visit to Bolivar Square.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, use the Bogota trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Santa Marta to Bogota in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In February, Bogota is cooler than Santa Marta - with highs of 24°C and lows of 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can travel to Cali.

Things to do in Bogota

Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Centro de Memoria El Cuartico, Laguna de Guatavita, Catedral de Sal de Zipaquira, Chingaza National Park, Vivero Crisalide
Find places to stay Feb 9 — 15:
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Gold Museum (Museo del Oro) ©
Gold Museum (Museo del Oro)
Museo Botero del Banco de la Republica ©
Museo Botero del Banco de la Republica
Monserrate ©
Monserrate

5
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.
Cali is known for zoos & aquariums, historic sites, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Zoologico de Cali, admire the striking features of El Gato Del Rio( Gato De Tejada), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Farallones de Cali, and examine the collection at Museo Aereo Fenix.

To see traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Cali vacation planner.

Traveling by flight from Bogota to Cali takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Bogota in February; daily highs in Cali reach 36°C and lows reach 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can go by car to Salento.

Things to do in Cali

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Camino Real
Find places to stay Feb 15 — 20:
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Museo Aereo Fenix ©
Museo Aereo Fenix
Caliwood Museo de la Cinematografia ©
Caliwood Museo de la Cinematografia
Zoologico de Cali ©
Zoologico de Cali

4
nights
Salento

Salento ©
Founded in 1842, the town of Salento represents the oldest established settlement in Quindio.
When in Salento, make a side trip to see Parque Nacional Natural Los Nevados in Manizales, approximately Manizales away. Next up on the itinerary: explore the striking landscape of Bosques de Cocora, experience rural life at El Recuerdo Finca Cafetera Tradicional, identify plant and animal life at Reserva La Rivera, and admire the sheer force of Cascadas de Cocora.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Salento trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Cali to Salento takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Cali in February, you will find days in Salento are slightly colder (33°C), and nights are about the same (20°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can drive to Montenegro.

Things to do in Salento

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trip

Parque Nacional Natural Los Nevados
Find places to stay Feb 20 — 24:
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Kasaguadua Natural Reserve ©
Kasaguadua Natural Reserve
Bosques de Cocora ©
Bosques de Cocora
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours

4
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Montenegro: Los Nevados National Park (in La Estrella), Panaca (in Quimbaya) and Maderitas Jugueteria (in Filandia). There's still lots to do: get in on the family fun at Parque del Cafe, don't miss a visit to Eje cafetero (Zona Cafetera), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Parroquia Jesus Maria y Jose, and head outdoors with Canopy Los Caracolies.

For where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Montenegro day trip tool.

Traveling by car from Salento to Montenegro takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. February in Montenegro sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to travel to Medellin.

Things to do in Montenegro

Theme Parks · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Quimbaya, Eje cafetero (Zona Cafetera), Los Nevados National Park, Maderitas Jugueteria
Find places to stay Feb 24 — 28:
Highlights from your plan
Globos Colombia ©
Globos Colombia
Parque del Cafe ©
Parque del Cafe
Eje cafetero (Zona Cafetera) ©
Eje cafetero (Zona Cafetera)

5
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: take in the local highlights with Walking tours, take an in-depth tour of Museo de Antioquia, have some family-friendly fun at Tejo In Medellin (tour), and get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Parque Explora.

For traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read our Medellin trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Montenegro to Medellin in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in February, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to travel to Bucaramanga.

Things to do in Medellin

Parks · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trip

Envigado
Find places to stay Feb 28 — Mar 4:
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Parasailing & Paragliding
Walking tours
Parque Explora ©
Parque Explora

4
nights
Bucaramanga

Bucaramanga ©
A tour of Bucaramanga may yield little evidence that it dates back as far as 1622.
Change things up with these side-trips from Bucaramanga: Barichara (Capilla de Santa Barbara & Bioparque Moncora) and San Gil (Bungee Extremo San Gil & River Rafting & Tubing). Spend the 5th (Thu) exploring nature at Parque Nacional de Chicamocha. Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica San Juan Bautista, stroll around Parque Gallineral de Giron, take in the views from Puente del Bicentenario, and head outdoors with Club Campestre Bucaramanga.

For other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Bucaramanga trip planner.

Fly from Medellin to Bucaramanga in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Bucaramanga can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to travel to Islas de Rosario.

Things to do in Bucaramanga

Parks · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Barichara, San Gil, Giron
Find places to stay Mar 4 — 8:
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Bioparque Moncora ©
Bioparque Moncora
Capilla de Santa Barbara ©
Capilla de Santa Barbara
Parque Gallineral de Giron ©
Parque Gallineral de Giron

2
nights
Islas de Rosario

Islas de Rosario ©
Start off your visit on the 9th (Mon): observe the fascinating underwater world at Oceanario and then get outside with Bora Bora Cartagena Beach Club. On the 10th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: head outdoors with IslaBela.

Plan my Islas de Rosario trip by asking Inpirock to come up with tips and suggestions.

Getting from Bucaramanga to Islas de Rosario by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Bucaramanga in March, with highs in Islas de Rosario at 37°C and lows at 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Cartagena.

Things to do in Islas de Rosario

Outdoors · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums
Find places to stay Mar 8 — 10:
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IslaBela ©
IslaBela

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.
Change things up with a short trip to Playa Blanca in Isla Baru (about 1h 5 min away). There's much more to do: step into the grandiose world of Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas, identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, make a trip to Plaza Bolivar, and race across the water with a speed boat tour.

For traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Cartagena visit planner.

You can ride a ferry from Islas de Rosario to Cartagena in 2.5 hours. In March, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cartagena

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

Playa Blanca
Find places to stay Mar 10 — 16:
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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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