31 days in Colombia Itinerary

31 days in Colombia Itinerary

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Train to Paris CDG, Fly to Bogota
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Bogota
— 3 nights
Fly
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Leticia
— 2 nights
Fly to El Dorado International Airport, Drive to Villavieja
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Villavieja
— 1 night
Drive
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Cali
— 3 nights
Drive
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Armenia
— 3 nights
Fly
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Medellin
— 3 nights
Drive
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Guatape
— 2 nights
Fly
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Minca
— 2 nights
Drive
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Cartagena
— 4 nights
Fly
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San Andres Island
— 5 nights
Fly

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Bogota — 3 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.
Take a break from Bogota with a short trip to Catedral de Sal de Zipaquira in Zipaquira, about 54 minutes away. There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at Museo Botero del Banco de la Republica, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, make a trip to Bolivar Square, and take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

For more things to do, maps, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Bogota day trip planner.

Brussels, Belgium to Bogota is an approximately 16-hour combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 6 hours traveling from Brussels to Bogota. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in May, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Leticia.
Tours · Historic Sites · Museums · Nature
Side Trip

Leticia — 2 nights

Leticia represents a large urban area and one of the best places from which to commence exploring areas along the Amazon.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Tue): observe the fascinating underwater world at Bioparque Etuena and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Amazon Maguta Jungle Lodge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: gain insight with Selvaventura - Day Tours.

To see more things to do, reviews, maps, and tourist information, use the Leticia tour itinerary builder tool.

You can fly from Bogota to Leticia in 3.5 hours. Traveling from Bogota in May, you will find days in Leticia are somewhat warmer (36°C), and nights are much hotter (27°C). On the 18th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Villavieja.
Wildlife · Parks · Tours · Outdoors
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Villavieja — 1 night

Clinging to the banks of the Magdalena River, Villavieja serves as a gateway to the Tatacoa Desert.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Casa del Totumo and then stroll through Desierto de la Tatacoa. Keep things going the next day: walk around Parque Tematico el Valle de la Tatacoa.

To see other places to visit and more tourist information, you can read our Villavieja trip website.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Leticia to Villavieja. In May, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Cali.
Parks · Museums · Wildlife

Cali — 3 nights

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.
Go for a jaunt from Cali to Palmira to see Museo Aereo Fenix about 32 minutes away. The adventure continues: get a dose of the wild on Mariposario Andoke, appreciate the history behind Cristo Rey, see the interesting displays at Caliwood Museo de la Cinematografia, and get to know the resident critters at Zoologico de Cali.

To find ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Cali online journey maker.

Getting from Villavieja to Cali by car takes about 9.5 hours. Traveling from Villavieja in May, things will get a bit cooler in Cali: highs are around 35°C and lows about 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Armenia.
Museums · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks
Side Trip

Armenia — 3 nights

The capital city of Quindio Department, Armenia was founded in 1889 by Jesus Maria Ocampo as he sought a hideout in the Quindio mountains.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Armenia: Los Nevados National Park (in La Estrella) and Bosques de Cocora (in Salento). It doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Eje Cafetero (Zona Cafetera) and take an in-depth tour of Museo del Oro Quimbaya.

For traveler tips, reviews, photos, and tourist information, use the Armenia holiday planning website.

You can drive from Cali to Armenia in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. When traveling from Cali in May, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Armenia: temperatures range from 32°C by day to 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to fly to Medellin.
Nature · Parks · Museums
Side Trips

Medellin — 3 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: take in the local highlights with Walking tours, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Parque Explora, explore the activities along Laguna de Guatape, and make a trip to Plaza Botero.

To find maps, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Medellin trip tool.

Traveling by flight from Armenia to Medellin takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Guatape.
Parks · Tours · Zoos & Aquariums · Nature

Guatape — 2 nights

On the shores of a large artificial lake, Guatape ensures a pleasant experience in a quiet little town known for its friendly residents and attractive architecture.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Mon): stop by Esencia del Sol and then get outside with ALTITUDE. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the dramatic natural features at Piedra Del Penol and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Parque Tematico Replica del Viejo Penol.

To see traveler tips, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read Guatape tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Medellin to Guatape in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Medellin in May, things will get little chillier in Guatape: highs are around 26°C and lows about 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Minca.
Classes · Historic Sites · Shopping · Nature
Side Trip

Minca — 2 nights

A Minca vacation takes you to a small mountain village nestled above Santa Marta in the Sierra Nevada.
On the 1st (Wed), get a new perspective on things with Titan Dive Center and then see the interesting displays at Museo Minca - Memorial Museum Of The Sierra Nevada. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the striking landscape of Parque Nacional Natural Tayrona.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Minca vacation planner.

Traveling by flight from Guatape to Minca takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Guatape in May, expect nights in Minca to be much warmer, around 30°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 39°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Cartagena.
Nature · Parks · Wildlife · Tours
Side Trips

Cartagena — 4 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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cartagena: Isla Baru (Aviario Nacional de Colombia & Playa Blanca). There's much more to do: step into the grandiose world of Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas, take in the spiritual surroundings of Convent of Santa Cruz de la Popa, explore the world behind art at La Presentacion Casa Museo Arte y Cultura, and head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

To see photos, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Cartagena road trip planning site.

You can drive from Minca to Cartagena in 4 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and bus. In June, daytime highs in Cartagena are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to San Andres Island.
Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Beaches
Side Trip

San Andres Island — 5 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, make a trip to Cayo Rocoso, identify plant and animal life at Caribe Extremo, and see the vivid underwater world at West View.

To see reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our San Andres Island vacation planning app.

You can fly from Cartagena to San Andres Island in 3 hours. In June, daily temperatures in San Andres Island can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to fly back home.
Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Colombia travel guide

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Historic Sites · Landmarks · Churches
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.