15 days in Colombia Itinerary

15 days in Colombia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Colombia attractions planner
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Cartagena
— 3 nights
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Santa Marta
— 1 night
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Tayrona National Park
— 1 night
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Medellin
— 2 nights
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Bogota
— 2 nights
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Cali
— 1 night
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San Andres Island
— 3 nights
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Cartagena — 3 nights

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, sightseeing, and museums. Your trip 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, steep yourself in history at Walled City of Cartagena, and pause for some serene contemplation at Sanctuary of Saint Peter Claver.

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

Hyderabad, India to Cartagena is an approximately 26-hour flight. You'll gain 10.5 hours traveling from Hyderabad to Cartagena due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Hyderabad in December, expect a bit warmer with lows of 28°C in Cartagena. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) to allow time to drive to Santa Marta.
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Santa Marta — 1 night

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 23rd (Fri): identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Santa Marta trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

You can drive from Cartagena to Santa Marta in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. December in Santa Marta sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) to allow time to drive to Tayrona National Park.
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Tayrona National Park — 1 night

Start off your visit on the 24th (Sat): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Parque Nacional Natural Tayrona.

To see reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Tayrona National Park day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Santa Marta to Tayrona National Park takes 1.5 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to fly to Medellin.
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Medellin — 2 nights

Nestled between rising hills in a narrow valley, Medellin serves as an energetic melting pot of people from all socio-economic classes.
On the 25th (Sun), don't miss a visit to Plaza Botero and then get the lay of the land with Walking tours. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get engrossed in the history at Museo de Antioquia and then get outside with Outdoor Activities.

To find out how to plan a trip to Medellin, use our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Tayrona National Park to Medellin takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Tayrona National Park in December, things will get slightly colder in Medellin: highs are around 32°C and lows about 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to fly to Bogota.
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Bogota — 2 nights

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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Tue): contemplate the long history of Bolivar Square and then indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour. On the 28th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the awesome beauty at Monserrate, then admire the masterpieces at Museo Botero del Banco de la Republica, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Catedral Primada de Bogota.

To find photos, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Bogota sightseeing planning app.

Fly from Medellin to Bogota in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Medellin in December; daily highs in Bogota reach 22°C and lows reach 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to fly to Cali.
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Cali — 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Thu): admire nature's wide array of creatures at Zoologico de Cali and then examine the collection at Caliwood Museo de la Cinematografia.

To find other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Cali trip maker.

You can fly from Bogota to Cali in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Bogota in December, expect Cali to be a bit warmer, temps between 35°C and 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to San Andres Island.
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San Andres Island — 3 nights

The coral San Andres Island boasts a rich colonial history, exotic beaches, and a laidback, tropical lifestyle.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at La Piscinita, explore the striking landscape at Hoyo Soplador, and then head off the coast to Cayo Acuario. On the next day, see some colorful creatures with Scuba San Andres Dive Shop, kick back and relax at Playa de San Luis, and then indulge in some personalized pampering at Dream Island Spa.

For other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read San Andres Island tour planner.

Traveling by flight from Cali to San Andres Island takes 4 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Cali in December since evenings lows in San Andres Island dip to 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can fly back home.
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Colombia travel guide

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Historic Sites · Landmarks · Beaches
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.
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