31 days in Colombia Itinerary

31 days in Colombia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Colombia tour planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Medellin
— 3 nights
Fly
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Bahia Solano
— 3 nights
Drive
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Salento
— 2 nights
Drive
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Jardin
— 2 nights
Drive to Jose Maria Córdova International Airport, Fly to Cartagena
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Cartagena
— 2 nights
Ferry
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Isla Baru
— 1 night
Drive
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Cabo de La Vela
— 3 nights
Drive
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Minca
— 2 nights
Drive
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Palomino
— 2 nights
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Drive to Ernesto Cortissoz International Airport, Fly to El Dorado International Airport, Drive to Mongui
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Mongui
— 1 night
Drive
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Raquira
— 2 nights
Drive
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Barichara
— 2 nights
Drive to Palonegro Airport, Fly to Brussels

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Medellin

— 3 nights

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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Walking tours and Plaza Botero. Change things up with a short trip to Piedra Del Penol in Guatape (about 1h 50 min away). There's still lots to do: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Parque Explora, take an in-depth tour of Museo de Antioquia, steep yourself in history at Pueblito Paisa, and stroll through Parque Arvi.

For traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Medellin trip maker tool.

Brussels, Belgium to Medellin is an approximately 17-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Brussels to Medellin is minus 6 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Brussels in July, with highs in Medellin at 34°C and lows at 20°C. On the 4th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to Bahia Solano.

Things to do in Medellin

Parks · Tours · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trip

Bahia Solano

— 3 nights
Bahía Solano is a municipality and town in the Chocó Department, Colombia. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa El Almejal and then get outside with Avistamiento de Ballenas Jorobadas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Mon): delve into the lush surroundings at Jardin Botanico del Pacifico.

For where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Bahia Solano trip itinerary planning website.

Traveling by flight from Medellin to Bahia Solano takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect much hotter evenings in Bahia Solano when traveling from Medellin in July, with lows around 35°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Tue) to allow time for travel to Salento.

Things to do in Bahia Solano

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Trails

Salento

— 2 nights

Father of Quindio

Founded in 1842, the town of Salento represents the oldest established settlement in Quindio.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Kasaguadua Natural Reserve, take in the exciting artwork at Region Paisaje / Landscape Region, and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Bosques de Cocora. Keep things going the next day: appreciate the views at Valle del Cocora and then push the limits with an extreme tour.

To see photos, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, use the Salento online trip maker.

Explore your travel options from Bahia Solano to Salento with the Route module. Traveling from Bahia Solano in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be cooler in Salento, with lows of 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Jardin.

Things to do in Salento

Parks · Nature · Tours · Outdoors

Jardin

— 2 nights
El Jardín, often simply referred to as Jardín, is a town and municipality in the southwest region of Antioquia, Colombia. On the 9th (Thu), make a trip to Centro Historico de Jardin, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica de la Inmaculada Concepcion, and then stroll through Gallito de Roca Preserve. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Fri): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Cerro Las Nubes, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cerro Cristo Rey, and then get engrossed in the history at Casa Museo Clara Rojas Pelaez.

For traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Jardin tour itinerary website.

Getting from Salento to Jardin by car takes about 5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 20°C. On the 11th (Sat), you're off to Cartagena.

Things to do in Jardin

Parks · Trails · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Cartagena

— 2 nights

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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sun): contemplate the long history of Walled City of Cartagena, don't miss a visit to Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas, and then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Oceanario. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Convent of Santa Cruz de la Popa, don't miss a visit to Plaza De Los Coches, steep yourself in history at Torre del Reloj, make a trip to Plaza de Bolivar, then pause for some serene contemplation at Sanctuary of Saint Peter Claver, and finally make a trip to Plaza Santo Domingo.

To find ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read our Cartagena trip maker website.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Jardin to Cartagena. Traveling from Jardin in July, things will get somewhat warmer in Cartagena: highs are around 38°C and lows about 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to ride a ferry to Isla Baru.

Things to do in Cartagena

Historic Sites · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Isla Baru

— 1 night
Lying south of Cartagena, Isla Baru was connected to the mainland until the construction of the Canal del Dique.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Aviario Nacional de Colombia and then stroll through Playa Blanca.

To find photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Isla Baru trip itinerary planning site.

Traveling by ferry from Cartagena to Isla Baru takes 2.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can travel to Cabo de La Vela.

Things to do in Isla Baru

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Wildlife

Cabo de La Vela

— 3 nights
Cabo de La Vela is known for beaches, adventure, and classes. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: tour the pleasant surroundings at Cabo de la Vela.

For more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Cabo de La Vela trip planner.

Traveling by car from Isla Baru to Cabo de La Vela takes 10 hours. You'll set off for Minca on the 18th (Sat).

Things to do in Cabo de La Vela

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors
Highlights from your trip

Minca

— 2 nights
A Minca vacation takes you to a small mountain village nestled above Santa Marta in the Sierra Nevada.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Sun): stroll through El Dorado Bird Reserve and then get outside with Pozo Azul. On the 20th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take an in-depth tour of Museo del Cacao de Minca and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Parque Nacional Natural Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta.

To find where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Minca trip itinerary planning site.

Traveling by car from Cabo de La Vela to Minca takes 6.5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) to allow time to drive to Palomino.

Things to do in Minca

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Wildlife

Palomino

— 2 nights
Family-friendly places like Tubing in Palomino River and Catedral Nuestra Senora de los Remedios will thrill your kids. Get out of town with these interesting Palomino side-trips: Taironaka Turismo Ecologico (in Santa Ana) and Riohacha (Centro Comercial Viva, Camellon de Riohacha, &more).

For reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Palomino trip maker tool.

You can drive from Minca to Palomino in 2 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Palomino can reach 41°C, while at night they dip to 31°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Mongui.

Things to do in Palomino

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Adventure

Side Trips

Mongui

— 1 night
Monguí is a town and municipality in Boyacá Department, Colombia, part of the Sugamuxi Province a subregion of Boyaca. Start off your visit on the 24th (Fri): don't miss a visit to Pueblito Boyacense, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Biopark Guatika, then steep yourself in history at Tibasosa, and finally stop by Artes Con Amor. On the 25th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica de Nuestra Senora de Mongui, then snap pictures at Puente Real De Calicanto, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Paramo de Oceta.

To find reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Mongui trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Palomino to Mongui. While traveling from Palomino, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Mongui, ranging from highs of 29°C to lows of 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Raquira.

Things to do in Mongui

Parks · Wildlife · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Raquira

— 2 nights
Ráquira, is a municipality and town in Boyacá Department, Colombia, part of the subregion of the Ricaurte Province. On the 26th (Sun), take in the spiritual surroundings of Monasterio de la Candelaria, hike along Agencia Nativa, Turismo Cultural, and then make a trip to Plaza de Bolivar. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Mon): pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia de la Renovacion, pause for some serene contemplation at Convento Nuestra Señora del Rosario de Chiquinquirá, then pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia De Raquira, and finally make a trip to EFECTY RAQUIRA PLAZA DE MERCADO.

To find maps, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Raquira vacation maker website.

You can drive from Mongui to Raquira in 3 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Barichara.

Things to do in Raquira

Historic Sites · Parks · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trips

Barichara

— 2 nights
A charming town of just over 7,000 people, Barichara displays rustic, dusty orange-colored architecture, protected by the Colombian People's Heritage Network.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Parque Gallineral and then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour. Here are some ideas for day two: head outdoors with Outdoor Activities and then get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour.

To find other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Barichara trip planner.

Drive from Raquira to Barichara in 5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Barichara

Tours · Outdoors · Adventure · Parks

Side Trip

Colombia travel guide

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Historic Sites · Landmarks · Specialty Museums
Diverse in terms of landscapes, climates, and cultures, Colombia remains one of South America's least explored tourist destinations, overshadowed by its more popular southern neighbors. Combining the best of what the continent has to offer, a vacation in Colombia allows you to blend outdoor adventures with tours of picture-perfect cobblestoned towns dating back to the colonial era. Tourists on a Colombia holiday can easily hop from sun-kissed coastal spots to the hilly coffee-growing region, where thriving plantations quickly give way to a landscape of snow-covered volcanic peaks and the paramo--alpine ecosystems sheltering some of the rarest plants growing above the continuous forest line.