37 days in Colombia Itinerary

37 days in Colombia Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Monteria
— 3 nights
2
Cartagena
— 3 nights
3
Santa Marta
— 1 night
4
Valledupar
— 3 nights
5
Barichara
— 2 nights
6
Tunja
— 3 nights
7
Bogota
— 9 nights
8
Medellin
— 2 nights
9
Salento
— 2 nights
10
Cali
— 2 nights
11
Popayan
— 2 nights
12
Pasto
— 2 nights

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, thenbrowse the different shops at Alamedas Centro Comercial, and then make a trip to Plaza Cultural del sinu.

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

If you are flying in from India, the closest major aiports are Rafael Nuñez International Airport, Ernesto Cortissoz International Airport and Jose Maria Córdova International Airport. Expect a daytime high around °C in March, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can travel to Cartagena.

Things to do in Monteria

Shopping Outdoors Historic Sites
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, see the interesting displays at Choco Museo, and stop by La Casa del Joyero.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, 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 °C, while nights are about the same with lows around °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 Santo Domingo ©
Plaza Santo Domingo

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, thensee 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 find more things to do, traveler tips, 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 °C in March, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can drive to Valledupar.

Things to do in Santa Marta

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

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: get outside with Balneario La Mina Valledupar, make a trip to Plaza Alfonso Lopez Valledupar, look for all kinds of wild species at Balneario Hurtado, and pause for some photo ops at Parque De Las Monedas.

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Drive from Santa Marta to Valledupar in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Valledupar are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Barichara.

Things to do in Valledupar

Parks Wildlife Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Balneario Hurtado ©
Balneario Hurtado
Balneario La Mina Valledupar ©
Balneario La Mina Valledupar
Centro Artesanal Calle Grande ©
Centro Artesanal Calle Grande

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, thenmake a trip to Capilla de Santa Barbara, thenpause for some photo ops at Monumento al Buey, and finally head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Barichara trip builder tool.

You can drive from Valledupar to Barichara in 9 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In March, Barichara is a bit cooler than Valledupar - with highs of °C and lows of °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to travel to Tunja.

Things to do in Barichara

Tours Outdoors 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: Bioparque Guatika (in Tibasosa), Vargas Swamp Lancers (in Paipa) and Pueblito Boyacense (in Boyaca). There's much more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Templo De Santo Domingo, pause for some photo ops at Puente de Boyaca, and don't miss a visit to Parque Central y Feria Dulce de Iza.

To see 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, Bioparque Guatika, Vargas Swamp Lancers
Highlights from your plan
Templo De Santo Domingo ©
Templo De Santo Domingo
Puente de Boyaca ©
Puente de Boyaca
Pueblito Boyacense ©
Pueblito Boyacense

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), don't miss a visit to Centro Empresarial Santa Barbara, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, and admire the natural beauty at Jardin Botanico de Bogota Jose Celestino Mutis.

For ratings, photos, 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 °C, while at night they dip to °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.

For more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Medellin itinerary maker.

Getting from Bogota to Medellin by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Bogota in March, expect Medellin to be a bit warmer, temps between °C and °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, thensavor a delicious cup with a coffee and tea tour, and then browse the exhibits of Region Paisaje / Landscape Region.

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

You can fly from Medellin to Salento in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Salento can reach °C, while at night they dip to °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
Bosques de Cocora ©
Bosques de Cocora
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours

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, thenget 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), thendon't miss a visit to Mirador Sebastian Belalcazar, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Iglesia de San Antonio.

For photos, where to stay, ratings, 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 °C during the day and °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) so you can drive to Popayan.

Things to do in Cali

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Zoologico de Cali ©
Zoologico de Cali
El Gato Del Rio( Gato De Tejada) ©
El Gato Del Rio( Gato De Tejada)
Cristo Rey ©
Cristo Rey

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: admire the striking features of Centro Historico de Popayan, make a trip to Parque Caldas, get great views at Morro del Tulcan, and pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia de San Francisco.

For ratings, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Popayan online trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Cali to Popayan in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect colder weather when traveling from Cali in April: highs in Popayan hover around °C, while lows dip to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can 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, thenpause 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 reviews, where to stay, ratings, 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 °C to lows of °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Pasto

Historic Sites Nature Parks
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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