22 days in Colombia Itinerary

22 days in Colombia Itinerary

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Cartagena
— 3 nights
Fly
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San Andres Island
— 4 nights
Fly
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Medellin
— 3 nights
Fly
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Salento
— 2 nights
Drive
5
Cali
— 2 nights
Fly
6
Bogota
— 4 nights
Fly
7
Tayrona National Park
— 1 night
Drive
8
Santa Marta
— 2 nights
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Cartagena

City of Heroes

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.
Cartagena is known for historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: step into the grandiose world of Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas, steep yourself in history at Walled City of Cartagena, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Oceanario, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Convent of Santa Cruz de la Popa.

To see maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Cartagena online journey planner.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Cartagena is an approximately 13-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Colombia Standard Time (COT) is minus 6 hours. Traveling from Amsterdam in December, things will get much hotter in Cartagena: highs are around 37°C and lows about 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) to allow time to travel to San Andres Island.

Things to do in Cartagena

Historic Sites · Parks · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trip

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4
nights
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: step off the mainland to explore Johnny Cay, kick back and relax at Playa Charquitos, look for all kinds of wild species at La Piscinita, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa de Spratt Bight.

For where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the San Andres Island online sightseeing planner.

Fly from Cartagena to San Andres Island in 3.5 hours. December in San Andres Island sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 29°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can travel to Medellin.

Things to do in San Andres Island

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife
Highlights from your trip
Johnny Cay ©
Island
Johnny Cay
4.2
La Piscinita ©
Wildlife Area
La Piscinita
4.1

3
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Medellin

City of the Eternal Spring

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, explore the activities along Laguna de Guatape, let little ones run wild at Parque Lleras, and take an in-depth tour of Museo de Antioquia.

For other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Medellin online visit planner.

Traveling by flight from San Andres Island to Medellin takes 4 hours. Traveling from San Andres Island in December, expect slightly colder with lows of 20°C in Medellin. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can travel to Salento.

Things to do in Medellin

Tours · Museums · Parks · Outdoors
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Walking tour
Walking tours
4.9
Ecoventure ©
Zipline
Ecoventure
5.0
Laguna de Guatape ©
Water Body
Laguna de Guatape
4.6

2
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Salento

Father of Quindio

Founded in 1842, the town of Salento represents the oldest established settlement in Quindio.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Sun): identify plant and animal life at Kasaguadua Natural Reserve, then relax in the rural setting at Las Acacias Coffee Farm, then get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour, and finally view the masterpieces at Region Paisaje / Landscape Region. On the 13th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Bosques de Cocora.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Salento trip simple and quick.

Traveling by flight from Medellin to Salento takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December in Salento, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can drive to Cali.

Things to do in Salento

Parks · Nature · Tours · Outdoors
Highlights from your trip
Bosques de Cocora ©
National Park
Bosques de Cocora
4.8

2
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Cali

Salsa Capital of the World

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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Tue): meet the residents at Zoologico de Cali, then look for all kinds of wild species at Andoke, and then examine the collection at Caliwood Museo de la Cinematografia. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Wed): get up close to creatures of the deep with Trip Trip, then see the interesting displays at Museo Aereo Fenix, and then examine the collection at MUSA Museo Arqueologico.

To see maps, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Cali online trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Salento to Cali in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Cali are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to travel to Bogota.

Things to do in Cali

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Adventure
Highlights from your trip
Museo Aereo Fenix ©
Must see
Museo Aereo Fenix
5.0
Andoke ©
Nature / Wildlife Tour
Andoke
4.7

4
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Bogota

Athens of South America

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 Chia (Vivero Crisalide & Ospina Park), Iglesia de Nuestra Senora de Fatima (in Tocancipa) and Zipaquira (Catedral de Sal de Zipaquira & Esensal). There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Gold Museum (Museo del Oro), kick back and relax at Laguna de Guatavita, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Monserrate, and admire the masterpieces at Museo Botero del Banco de la Republica.

For traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Bogota trip itinerary planning tool.

You can fly from Cali to Bogota in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Cali in December: highs in Bogota hover around 22°C, while lows dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Tayrona National Park.

Things to do in Bogota

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip

1
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Tayrona National Park

Kick off your visit on the 20th (Mon): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Parque Nacional Natural Tayrona.

To find reviews, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read Tayrona National Park tour itinerary planning app.

Traveling by flight from Bogota to Tayrona National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In December, Tayrona National Park is much hotter than Bogota - with highs of 39°C and lows of 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can go by car to Santa Marta.

Things to do in Tayrona National Park

Nature · Parks
Highlights from your trip

2
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Santa Marta

America's Pearl

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 21st (Tue): admire the masterpieces at Quinta de San Pedro Alejandrino, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then stop by Yo Amo Santa Marta.

For photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Santa Marta tour itinerary planning tool.

You can drive from Tayrona National Park to Santa Marta in 1.5 hours. In December in Santa Marta, expect temperatures between 39°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Santa Marta

Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors · Museums
Highlights from your trip
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Scuba / Snorkeling
Scuba & Snorkeling
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Yo Amo Santa Marta ©
Gift & Specialty Shop
Yo Amo Santa Marta
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