37 days in Colombia Itinerary

37 days in Colombia Itinerary

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Start: Monteria
1
Monteria
— 3 nights
Drive:  5 h 15 min
2
Cartagena
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
3
Santa Marta
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 45 min
4
Valledupar
— 3 nights
Drive:  9 h
5
Barichara
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h 30 min
6
Tunja
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
7
Bogota
— 9 nights
Drive:  6 h 30 min
8
Medellin
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h 15 min
9
Salento
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h
10
Cali
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
11
Popayan
— 2 nights
Drive:  5 h 30 min
12
Pasto
— 2 nights
End: Pasto

3
nights
Monteria

Monteria ©
The capital of the Department of Cordoba, Monteria benefits from an eclectic cultural heritage, with indigenous peoples, African descendants, colonial Spanish descendants, and Arab immigrants among the populace of 1 million.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): let little ones run wild at Monumento al Porro " Maria Varilla", take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de San Jeronimo, and then get outside with Ronda Del Sinu. On the 3rd (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stop by Centro Comercial Buenavista, then browse the different shops at Alamedas Centro Comercial, and then make a trip to Plaza Cultural del sinu.

To find reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Monteria trip builder.

March in Monteria sees daily highs of 40°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Cartagena.

Things to do in Monteria

Shopping Historic Sites Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Alamedas Centro Comercial ©
Alamedas Centro Comercial
Ronda Del Sinu ©
Ronda Del Sinu
Plaza Cultural del sinu ©
Plaza Cultural del sinu

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: step into the grandiose world of Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas, make a trip to Las Bovedas, contemplate the long history of Plaza Santo Domingo, and stop by La Casa del Joyero.

For more things to do, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Cartagena trip itinerary builder site.

Drive from Monteria to Cartagena in 5 hours. When traveling from Monteria in March, plan for a bit cooler days in Cartagena, with highs around 37°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Santa Marta.

Things to do in Cartagena

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas ©
Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas
Walled City of Cartagena ©
Walled City of Cartagena
Plaza Bolivar ©
Plaza Bolivar

1
night
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.
On the 7th (Sun), explore the world behind art at Quinta de San Pedro Alejandrino, then see the interesting displays at Museo del Oro Tairona - Casa de la Aduana, and then stroll through Parque de Los Novios. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Blanca and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see other places to visit and tourist information, refer to the Santa Marta trip planner.

You can drive from Cartagena to Santa Marta in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in March, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can travel to Valledupar.

Things to do in Santa Marta

Outdoors Wildlife Parks
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Quinta de San Pedro Alejandrino ©
Quinta de San Pedro Alejandrino
Parque de Los Novios ©
Parque de Los Novios

3
nights
Valledupar

Valledupar ©
Between the mountains of Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta and the Serrania del Perija, Valledupar has become known as the home of Vallenato music, a distinctive style of song performed with an accordion, caja (a small drum), and a guacharaca (a percussive, scraping instrument).
Valledupar is known for wildlife, museums, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at Casa Beto Murgas, pause for some photo ops at Parque De Las Monedas, look for gifts at Centro Artesanal Calle Grande, and make a trip to Parque de la Leyenda Vallenata.

To see ratings, maps, photos, and tourist information, use the Valledupar online attractions planner.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Santa Marta to Valledupar in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. March in Valledupar sees daily highs of 42°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Barichara.

Things to do in Valledupar

Wildlife Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Balneario Hurtado ©
Balneario Hurtado
Parque De Las Monedas ©
Parque De Las Monedas
Balneario La Mina Valledupar ©
Balneario La Mina Valledupar

2
nights
Barichara

A charming town of just over 7,000 people, Barichara displays rustic, dusty orange-colored architecture, protected by the Colombian People's Heritage Network.
On the 12th (Fri), look for all kinds of wild species at Parque Gallineral and then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour. On the next day, pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de la Inmaculada Concepcion, then make a trip to Capilla de Santa Barbara, then pause for some photo ops at Monumento al Buey, and finally head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

To see photos, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Barichara trip builder tool.

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Valledupar to Barichara in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In March, Barichara is a bit cooler than Valledupar - with highs of 30°C and lows of 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to travel to Tunja.

Things to do in Barichara

Outdoors Tours Adventure

Side Trip

San Gil
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Catedral de la Inmaculada Concepcion ©
Catedral de la Inmaculada Concepcion
Capilla de Santa Barbara ©
Capilla de Santa Barbara

3
nights
Tunja

Tunja ©
Sitting on the eastern range of the Colombian Andes, the city of Tunja was founded by the Spanish in the first half of the 16th century.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Tunja: Vargas Swamp Lancers (in Paipa), Pueblito Boyacense (in Boyaca) and Parque Zoologico Guatika (in Tibasosa). There's much more to do: pause for some photo ops at Puente de Boyaca, pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral Basilica Metropolitana Santiago de Tunja, and don't miss a visit to Parque Central y Feria Dulce de Iza.

To find maps, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Tunja trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Barichara to Tunja takes 4.5 hours. You'll set off for Bogota on the 17th (Wed).

Things to do in Tunja

Historic Sites Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Boyaca, Parque Central y Feria Dulce de Iza, Vargas Swamp Lancers, Parque Zoologico Guatika
Highlights from your plan
Templo De Santo Domingo ©
Templo De Santo Domingo
Vargas Swamp Lancers ©
Vargas Swamp Lancers
Puente de Boyaca ©
Puente de Boyaca

9
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 Laguna de Guatavita (in Tierra Negra) and Zipaquira (Esensal, Catedral de Sal de Zipaquira, &more). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Gold Museum (Museo del Oro), take a stroll through Barrio La Candelaria, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and admire the natural beauty at Jardin Botanico de Bogota Jose Celestino Mutis.

To see ratings, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Bogota day trip planner.

Getting from Tunja to Bogota by car takes about 2.5 hours. In March, daily temperatures in Bogota can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. You will leave for Medellin on the 26th (Fri).

Things to do in Bogota

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trips

Zipaquira, Parroquia San Francisco de Sales, Laguna de Guatavita
Highlights from your plan
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

2
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.
Keep things going the next day: enjoy some diversion at Parque Lleras, meet the residents at Parque Explora, and then don't miss a visit to Plaza Botero.

To find photos, maps, and more tourist information, use the Medellin itinerary maker.

Getting from Bogota to Medellin by flight takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Bogota in March, expect Medellin to be a bit warmer, temps between 32°C and 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to travel to Salento.

Things to do in Medellin

Parks Tours Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
Parque Explora ©
Parque Explora
Walking tours
Plaza Botero ©
Plaza Botero

2
nights
Salento

Salento ©
Founded in 1842, the town of Salento represents the oldest established settlement in Quindio.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Mon): explore the striking landscape of Bosques de Cocora and then push the limits with an extreme tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Kasaguadua Natural Reserve, then savor a delicious cup with a coffee and tea tour, and then browse the exhibits of Region Paisaje / Landscape Region.

For traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Salento day trip planning app.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Medellin to Salento in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In March, daily temperatures in Salento can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Cali.

Things to do in Salento

Tours Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Kasaguadua Natural Reserve ©
Kasaguadua Natural Reserve
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours
Bosques de Cocora ©
Bosques de Cocora

2
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.
On the 31st (Wed), see the interesting displays at Caliwood Museo de la Cinematografia, then get to know the resident critters at Zoologico de Cali, and then pause for some photo ops at Cristo Rey. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at MUSA Museo Arqueologico, admire the landmark architecture of El Gato Del Rio( Gato De Tejada), then don't miss a visit to Mirador Sebastian Belalcazar, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Iglesia de San Antonio.

To see other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Cali day trip website.

You can drive from Salento to Cali in 3 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In March in Cali, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) so you can drive to Popayan.

Things to do in Cali

Historic Sites Parks Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
Iglesia de San Antonio ©
Iglesia de San Antonio
Caliwood Museo de la Cinematografia ©
Caliwood Museo de la Cinematografia
Zoologico de Cali ©
Zoologico de Cali

2
nights
Popayan

Popayan ©
Popayan vacations hold plenty of appeal for international and domestic visitors, as the city represent one of the most entertaining and culturally enriching urban centers on the continent.
Popayan is known for museums, historic sites, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Parque Caldas, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia de San Francisco, take a stroll through Pueblito Patojo, and contemplate the long history of Centro Historico de Popayan.

For photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Popayan online trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Cali to Popayan takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect much colder weather when traveling from Cali in April: highs in Popayan hover around 22°C, while lows dip to 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Pasto.

Things to do in Popayan

Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Iglesia de San Francisco ©
Iglesia de San Francisco
Parque Caldas ©
Parque Caldas
Torre del Reloj ©
Torre del Reloj

2
nights
Pasto

Pasto ©
Pasto sits in the Andes mountain range at an altitude of 2,527 m (8,290 ft) above sea level.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Mon): explore the activities along La Laguna de la Cocha, then pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia Santiago Apostol, and then admire the striking features of Centro historico de Pasto. On the 6th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: buy something for everyone on your list at Bombona, don't miss a visit to Plaza de Narino, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral Pasto.

To find photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Pasto trip builder tool.

Getting from Popayan to Pasto by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. While traveling from Popayan, expect little chillier days and cooler nights in Pasto, ranging from highs of 19°C to lows of 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Pasto

Historic Sites Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral Pasto ©
Cathedral Pasto
La Laguna de la Cocha ©
La Laguna de la Cocha
Centro historico de Pasto ©
Centro historico de Pasto

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