43 days in Colombia Itinerary

43 days in Colombia Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Santa Marta
— 3 nights
2
Tayrona National Park
— 1 night
3
Medellin
— 5 nights
4
Montenegro
— 4 nights
5
Salento
— 4 nights
6
Cali
— 4 nights
7
Bogota
— 5 nights
8
Villa de Leyva
— 4 nights
9
San Andres Island
— 5 nights
10
Isla Baru
— 2 nights
11
Cartagena
— 4 nights

3
nights
Santa Marta

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Santa Marta: Minca (Museo del Cacao de Minca & Museo Minca - Memorial Museum of the Sierra Nevada). The adventure continues: get outside with Outdoor Activities, don't miss a visit to Parque de Los Novios, see the interesting displays at Museo del Oro Tairona - Casa de la Aduana, and get a sense of history and politics at Alcaldia de Santa Marta.

To find more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Santa Marta holiday planner.

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. Traveling from Amsterdam in June, expect Santa Marta to be much warmer, temps between °C and °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Tayrona National Park.

Things to do in Santa Marta

Museums Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

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

1
night
Tayrona National Park

Tayrona National Park ©
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sat): explore the striking landscape of Parque Nacional Natural Tayrona and then kick back and relax at Playa de las 7 Olas.

To see where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Tayrona National Park tour planner.

Traveling by car from Santa Marta to Tayrona National Park takes 1.5 hours. June in Tayrona National Park sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can travel to Medellin.

Things to do in Tayrona National Park

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

5
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: take in the local highlights with Walking tours, see Off-Road Tours, relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, and don't miss a visit to Plaza Botero.

To see photos, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Medellin itinerary website.

You can fly from Tayrona National Park to Medellin in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Tayrona National Park in June, things will get slightly colder in Medellin: highs are around °C and lows about °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to travel to Montenegro.

Things to do in Medellin

Parks Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

Tejo In Medellin (tour)
Highlights from your plan
Off-Road Tours
Walking tours
Parasailing & Paragliding

4
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Plaza de Bolivar (in Calarca), Panaca (in Quimbaya) and Museo del Oro Quimbaya (in Armenia). The adventure continues: get outside with Globos Colombia, pause for some serene contemplation at Parroquia Jesus Maria y Jose, get in on the family fun at Parque del Cafe, and indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Montenegro trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Medellin to Montenegro takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In June, daytime highs in Montenegro are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to drive to Salento.

Things to do in Montenegro

Theme Parks Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Pereira, Quimbaya, Plaza de Bolivar, Museo del Oro Quimbaya, Eje cafetero (Zona Cafetera)
Highlights from your plan
Globos Colombia ©
Globos Colombia
Parque del Cafe ©
Parque del Cafe
Eje cafetero (Zona Cafetera) ©
Eje cafetero (Zona Cafetera)

4
nights
Salento

Salento ©
Founded in 1842, the town of Salento represents the oldest established settlement in Quindio.
Go for a jaunt from Salento to La Estrella to see Los Nevados National Park about 1h 10 min away. There's lots more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Kasaguadua Natural Reserve, trot along with a tour on horseback, admire the verdant scenery at Valle del Cocora, and experience rural life at Las Acacias Coffee Farm.

Planning Salento trip won't be overwheling when you use's Insprock itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Montenegro to Salento takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to drive to Cali.

Things to do in Salento

Parks Nature Tours

Side Trip

Los Nevados National Park
Highlights from your plan
Kasaguadua Natural Reserve ©
Kasaguadua Natural Reserve
Bosques de Cocora ©
Bosques de Cocora
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours

4
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.
Take a break from Cali with a short trip to Catedral de Nuestra Senora del Rosario del Palmar in Palmira, about 40 minutes away. There's much more to do: hike along Picoloro Ecoturismo, see the interesting displays at Museo Aereo Fenix, admire the landmark architecture of Coltabaco Cali, and pause for some photo ops at Cristo Rey.

For other places to visit, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Cali trip itinerary maker site.

Traveling by car from Salento to Cali takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June in Cali, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Bogota.

Things to do in Cali

Parks Historic Sites Trails

Side Trip

Catedral de Nuestra Senora del Rosario del Palmar
Highlights from your plan
Picoloro Ecoturismo ©
Picoloro Ecoturismo
Museo Aereo Fenix ©
Museo Aereo Fenix
Zoologico de Cali ©
Zoologico de Cali

5
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 (Museo Arqueologico de Zipaquira, Catedral de Sal de Zipaquira, &more) and Centro de Memoria El Cuartico (in Valledupar). There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Gold Museum (Museo del Oro), get the lay of the land with Walking tours, don't miss a visit to Bolivar Square, and admire the masterpieces at Museo Botero del Banco de la Republica.

To find maps, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read our Bogota trip planner.

You can fly from Cali to Bogota in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Cali in June, expect nights in Bogota to be little chillier, around °C, while days are colder, around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can drive to Villa de Leyva.

Things to do in Bogota

Museums Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Zipaquira, Centro de Memoria El Cuartico
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

4
nights
Villa de Leyva

Villa de Leyva ©
Positioned away from major trade routes and exploitable resources, the colonial town of Villa de Leyva has been largely left alone--leaving a window into the 16th century that has become one of Colombia's most popular attractions.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Villa de Leyva: Tunja (Capilla y Museo de Santa Clara la Real & Iglesia de San Ignacio) and Parque Central y Feria Dulce de Iza (in Iza). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Museo Paleontológico, pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia del Carmen, browse the fresh offerings at Plaza De Mercado De Villa De Leyva, and stop by Joyeria MORPHILIA.

For other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read Villa de Leyva vacation planner.

Drive from Bogota to Villa de Leyva in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to travel to San Andres Island.

Things to do in Villa de Leyva

Historic Sites Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Tunja, Parque Central y Feria Dulce de Iza
Highlights from your plan
Iglesia de San Ignacio ©
Iglesia de San Ignacio
Museo Paleontológico ©
Museo Paleontológico

5
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, explore the fascinating underground world of Morgan's Cave, enjoy the sand and surf at Cocoplum Bay, and stroll through Playa de Spratt Bight.

For where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our San Andres Island trip itinerary builder website.

Fly from Villa de Leyva to San Andres Island in 7 hours. July in San Andres Island sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can travel to Isla Baru.

Things to do in San Andres Island

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Mare
Highlights from your plan
Johnny Cay ©
Johnny Cay
La Piscinita ©
La Piscinita
Hoyo Soplador ©
Hoyo Soplador

2
nights
Isla Baru

Isla Baru ©
Lying south of Cartagena, Isla Baru was connected to the mainland until the construction of the Canal del Dique.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Wed): stroll through Playa Blanca. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Puntilla and then look for all kinds of wild species at Aviario Nacional de Colombia.

For reviews, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Isla Baru tour itinerary planning app.

You can fly from San Andres Island to Isla Baru in 5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to travel to Cartagena.

Things to do in Isla Baru

Parks Beaches Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Playa Blanca ©
Playa Blanca
Aviario Nacional de Colombia ©
Aviario Nacional de Colombia

4
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, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, observe the fascinating underwater world at Oceanario, and admire the landmark architecture of Claustro de la Merced Mausoleo de Garcia Marquez.

To find traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Cartagena itinerary planner.

Traveling by ferry from Isla Baru to Cartagena takes 3.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Cartagena are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cartagena

Historic Sites Outdoors Tours

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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