31 days in Colombia Itinerary

31 days in Colombia Itinerary

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Bogota
— 3 nights
Drive
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Tierra Negra
— 3 nights
Fly
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Medellin
— 5 nights
Fly to Rafael Nuñez International Airport, Drive to Covenas
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Covenas
— 2 nights
Drive
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Cartagena
— 5 nights
Ferry
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Isla Baru
— 2 nights
Unknown
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Islas de Rosario
— 1 night
Bus
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Santa Marta
— 2 nights
Drive
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Barranquilla
— 2 nights
Fly to Gustavo Rojas Pinilla International Airport, Drive to San Andres
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San Andres, San Andres Island
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San Andres Island
— 4 nights

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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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Epic Short Stay Bogota, Coolture Coo and Bolivar Square. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Barrio La Candelaria and Parque 93. Get outdoors at Monserrate and Minga Expeditions. It doesn't end there: stop by Merakiu Concept Store.

To see ratings, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Bogota vacation planner.

Cairo, Egypt to Bogota is an approximately 19-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Cairo to Bogota is minus 7 hours. Traveling from Cairo in August, things will get much colder in Bogota: highs are around 22°C and lows about 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can go by car to Tierra Negra.
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Tierra Negra — 3 nights

Suesca Rocks has been added to your itinerary.

To see maps, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Tierra Negra trip planner.

Drive from Bogota to Tierra Negra in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. When traveling from Bogota in August, plan for a bit cooler days in Tierra Negra, with highs around 17°C, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight 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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes medellin 2000m DESCENT as well as Dancefree. Let the collections at Museum Pablo Escobar and Casa 3B capture your imagination. Head to Mayorca Mega Plaza and Centro Comercial La Centralfor plenty of shopping. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Medellin: Off-Road Tours (in Guarne) and Piedra Del Penol (in Guatape). Next up on the itinerary: get the lay of the land with Walking tours, get into the urban bustle at Casa Barrientos de la Lectura infantil, tour the pleasant surroundings at Parque Arvi, and glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour.

To find maps, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Medellin trip maker.

Traveling by flight from Tierra Negra to Medellin takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. When traveling from Tierra Negra in August, plan for warmer days in Medellin, with highs around 33°C, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Covenas.
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Covenas — 2 nights

Coveñas is a town and municipality located in the Sucre Department, northern Colombia. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sat): discover the deep blue sea with Covenas Diving Co.. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa la Coquerita, then see the interesting displays at Museo del Calabazo, and then don't miss a visit to Mercado Publico de Santa Cruz de Lorica.

For traveler tips, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read Covenas trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Medellin to Covenas. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Medellin in August, with highs in Covenas at 39°C and lows at 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can drive 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.
Visit Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas and Walled City of Cartagena for their historical value. Take a break from the city and head to Scuba & Snorkeling and Miramar Beach Club. There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Sanctuary of Saint Peter Claver, stop by Centro Historico, examine the collection at Choco Museo, and don't miss a visit to Torre del Reloj.

For ratings, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Cartagena attractions tool.

You can drive from Covenas to Cartagena in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In August, daytime highs in Cartagena are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) to allow time to ride a ferry to Isla Baru.
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Isla Baru — 2 nights

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 20th (Sat): kick back and relax at Playa Blanca. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Sun): stroll through Aviario Nacional de Colombia, tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Puntilla, and then take a tour by water with Afronautica.

To see ratings, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Isla Baru trip builder.

Traveling by ferry from Cartagena to Isla Baru takes 2.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can travel to Islas de Rosario.
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Islas de Rosario — 1 night

Start off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Oceanario, then get outside with Bora Bora Cartagena Beach Club, and then get outside with Bendita Beach. On the 23rd (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the gorgeous colors at IslaBela.

For where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read Islas de Rosario trip app.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Isla Baru to Islas de Rosario. In August in Islas de Rosario, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 30°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can take a bus to Santa Marta.
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Santa Marta — 2 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.
On the 24th (Wed), explore the galleries of Quinta de San Pedro Alejandrino, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de Santa Marta, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Blanca, and finally pause for some photo ops at Monumento Tayrona. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Thu): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For reviews, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Santa Marta trip itinerary planner.

You can take a bus from Islas de Rosario to Santa Marta in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in August, and nighttime lows around 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Barranquilla.
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Barranquilla — 2 nights

An industrial port city on Colombia's Caribbean coast, Barranquilla represents the fourth-most populous city in the country.
On the 26th (Fri), explore the striking landscape at Bocas de Cenizas, steep yourself in history at Castillo de Salgar, and then browse the different shops at Centro Comercial Buenavista. On your second day here, take a stroll through El Prado and then see the interesting displays at Museo del Caribe.

For ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Barranquilla trip planner.

Traveling by car from Santa Marta to Barranquilla takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in August, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to travel to San Andres.
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San Andres, San Andres Island

If you're looking for sunshine, clear waters, and tropical warmth, a San Andres vacation could be just what the doctor ordered.
To see ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the San Andres trip builder app.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Barranquilla to San Andres. When traveling from Barranquilla in August, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in San Andres: temperatures range from 36°C by day to 30°C at night. On the 27th (Sat), you'll travel to San Andres Island.
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San Andres Island — 4 nights

The coral San Andres Island boasts a rich colonial history, exotic beaches, and a laidback, tropical lifestyle.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Island House Museum and Primera Iglesia Bautista Hispana. Get in touch with nature at Playa de San Luis and La Piscinita. There's lots more to do: discover the deep blue sea with Scuba San Andres Dive Shop, explore the fascinating underground world of Morgan's Cave, examine the collection at Sala de Exhibicion Marina The Persistence, and head off the coast to Johnny Cay.

For maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the San Andres Island vacation builder tool.

San Andres Island is very close to San Andres. In August, daily temperatures in San Andres Island can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 30°C.
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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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