22 days in Colombia Itinerary

22 days in Colombia Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Santa Marta
— 2 nights
2
Tayrona National Park
— 1 night
3
Bogota
— 3 nights
4
Montenegro
— 3 nights
5
Medellin
— 4 nights
6
San Andres Island
— 4 nights
7
Cartagena
— 3 nights

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Parque de Los Novios, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Marine World Aquarium. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the world behind art at Quinta de San Pedro Alejandrino and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Cristal Beach.

For traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Santa Marta trip itinerary builder site.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Santa Marta is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. Traveling from Amsterdam to Santa Marta, you'll gain 6 hours due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Amsterdam, expect a bit warmer days and warmer nights in Santa Marta, ranging from highs of °C to lows of °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Tayrona National Park.

Things to do in Santa Marta

Outdoors Parks Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Cristal Beach ©
Cristal Beach
Quinta de San Pedro Alejandrino ©
Quinta de San Pedro Alejandrino

1
night
Tayrona National Park

Tayrona National Park ©
Start off your visit on the 14th (Tue): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Parque Nacional Natural Tayrona and then enjoy the sand and surf at Playa de las 7 Olas.

For reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Tayrona National Park itinerary site.

You can drive from Santa Marta to Tayrona National Park in 1.5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to travel to Bogota.

Things to do in Tayrona National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Parque Nacional Natural Tayrona ©
Parque Nacional Natural Tayrona

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Zipaquira (Casa Museo Quevedo Zornoza & Catedral de Sal de Zipaquira). And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Gold Museum (Museo del Oro), take in the awesome beauty at Monserrate, make a trip to Casa Libreria Wilborada 1047, and contemplate the long history of Bolivar Square.

To find photos, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Bogota day trip planner.

Getting from Tayrona National Park to Bogota by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Tayrona National Park in July, things will get colder in Bogota: highs are around °C and lows about °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can travel to Montenegro.

Things to do in Bogota

Museums Historic Sites Tours

Side Trip

Zipaquira
Highlights from your plan
Gold Museum (Museo del Oro) ©
Gold Museum (Museo del Oro)
Monserrate ©
Monserrate
Museo Botero del Banco de la Republica ©
Museo Botero del Banco de la Republica

3
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.
Step out of Montenegro with an excursion to Bosques de Cocora in Salento--about 1h 15 min away. Pack the 18th (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Parque del Cafe. There's more to do: get outside with Globos Colombia and don't miss a visit to Eje cafetero (Zona Cafetera).

To find traveler tips, photos, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Montenegro travel itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of from Bogota to Montenegro in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Bogota in July: high temperatures in Montenegro hover around °C and lows are around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can travel to Medellin.

Things to do in Montenegro

Theme Parks Nature Parks

Side Trips

Bosques de Cocora, Eje cafetero (Zona Cafetera)
Highlights from your plan
Globos Colombia ©
Globos Colombia
Parque del Cafe ©
Parque del Cafe
Bosques de Cocora ©
Bosques de Cocora

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.
Medellin is known for parks, museums, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get the lay of the land with Walking tours, admire the natural beauty at Jardin Botanico de Medellin, explore the activities along Laguna de Guatape, and stop by Evok.

For where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Medellin travel tool.

Fly from Montenegro to Medellin in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in July, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can travel to San Andres Island.

Things to do in Medellin

Parks Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

Parroquia la Nina Maria
Highlights from your plan
Off-Road Tours
Walking tours
Parasailing & Paragliding

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.
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, take in the dramatic natural features at Hoyo Soplador, don't miss a visit to Rocky Cay, and look for all kinds of wild species at La Piscinita.

To see photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the San Andres Island trip maker tool.

You can fly from Medellin to San Andres Island in 4 hours. Traveling from Medellin in July, plan for a bit warmer nights in San Andres Island, with lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Cartagena.

Things to do in San Andres Island

Parks Outdoors Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Johnny Cay ©
Johnny Cay
La Piscinita ©
La Piscinita
Hoyo Soplador ©
Hoyo Soplador

3
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.
Cartagena is known for historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas, get engrossed in the history at Museo del Oro Zenu, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Oceanario, and contemplate the long history of Walled City of Cartagena.

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

Traveling by flight from San Andres Island to Cartagena takes 3.5 hours. In July in Cartagena, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cartagena

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

Oceanario
Highlights from your plan
Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas ©
Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas
Walled City of Cartagena ©
Walled City of Cartagena
Boat Tours & Water Sports

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