29 days in Colombia Itinerary

29 days in Colombia Itinerary

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San Andres Island
— 6 nights
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Cartagena
— 5 nights
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Islas de Rosario
— 1 night
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Isla Baru
— 1 night
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Medellin
— 5 nights
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Bogota
— 4 nights
Foot to Bogota, Fly to Salento
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Salento
— 2 nights
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Tayrona National Park
— 1 night
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Santa Marta
— 3 nights
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San Andres Island — 6 nights

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 parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: head off the coast to Johnny Cay, tour the pleasant surroundings at West View, make a trip to Cayo Rocoso, and explore the fascinating underground world of Morgan's Cave.

To see maps, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read our San Andres Island road trip tool.

Detroit, USA to San Andres Island is an approximately 14-hour flight. Traveling from Detroit in May, you will find days in San Andres Island are a bit warmer (87°F), and nights are much warmer (79°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to fly to Cartagena.
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Cartagena — 5 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: explore the historical opulence of Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas, take in the spiritual surroundings of Convent of Santa Cruz de la Popa, make a trip to Plaza de Bolivar, and head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

For ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Cartagena day trip tool.

Traveling by flight from San Andres Island to Cartagena takes 3 hours. In May, daytime highs in Cartagena are 90°F, while nighttime lows are 79°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can ride a ferry to Islas de Rosario.
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Islas de Rosario — 1 night

Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): observe the fascinating underwater world at Oceanario and then get outside with Bora Bora Cartagena Beach Club.

To find other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Islas de Rosario planning website.

You can ride a ferry from Cartagena to Islas de Rosario in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 91°F in June, and nighttime lows around 79°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) to allow time to travel to Isla Baru.
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Isla Baru — 1 night

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 4th (Sat): stroll through Playa Blanca.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Isla Baru trip planning site.

Explore your travel options from Islas de Rosario to Isla Baru with the Route module. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Medellin.
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Medellin — 5 nights

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 sightseeing, parks, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: get the lay of the land with Walking tours, take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin Botanico de Medellin, and examine the collection at Cementerio Museo de San Pedro.

To see photos, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Medellin online attractions planner.

You can fly from Isla Baru to Medellin in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June in Medellin, expect temperatures between 83°F during the day and 64°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Bogota.
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Bogota — 4 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.
Step out of Bogota to go to Zipaquira and see Catedral de Sal de Zipaquira, which is approximately 54 minutes away. The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at Museo Botero del Banco de la Republica, stop by Bta Capital, steep yourself in history at Bolivar Square, and don't miss a visit to Teatro Mayor Julio Mario Santo Domingo.

To find more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Bogota holiday planning site.

Traveling by flight from Medellin to Bogota takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Medellin in June: high temperatures in Bogota hover around 66°F and lows are around 49°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can travel to Salento.
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Salento — 2 nights

Founded in 1842, the town of Salento represents the oldest established settlement in Quindio.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Tue): admire the sheer force of Cascadas de Cocora, then appreciate the views at Valle del Cocora, and then take in the exciting artwork at Region Paisaje / Landscape Region. Keep things going the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Bosques de Cocora.

Before you visit Salento, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

You can fly from Bogota to Salento in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive. In June, Salento is somewhat warmer than Bogota - with highs of 83°F and lows of 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Tayrona National Park.
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Tayrona National Park — 1 night

Start off your visit on the 16th (Thu): explore the striking landscape of Parque Nacional Natural Tayrona.

For other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read Tayrona National Park tour itinerary maker website.

Fly from Salento to Tayrona National Park in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Salento in June: high temperatures in Tayrona National Park hover around 93°F and lows are around 79°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Santa Marta.
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Santa Marta — 3 nights

Many visitors begin their Santa Marta holiday, surrounded by urban clutter and heavy traffic, expecting little from the city in terms of historical importance.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Fri): get outside with Outdoor Activities. On the next day, make a trip to Parque de Los Novios and then get engrossed in the history at Quinta de San Pedro Alejandrino.

For photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Santa Marta online vacation planner.

Getting from Tayrona National Park to Santa Marta by car takes about 1.5 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Santa Marta can reach 93°F, while at night they dip to 79°F. You will leave for home on the 19th (Sun).
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Colombia travel guide

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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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