33 days in Colombia Itinerary

33 days in Colombia Itinerary

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33 days in Colombia Itinerary

Bogota
Drive:  2​h
Fusagasuga
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
Bogota
— 6 nights
Fly + taxi:  1​h 45​min
Montenegro
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  1​h 30​min
Medellin
— 5 nights
taxi + Fly:  2​h
Cartagena
— 5 nights
Fly:  1​h 45​min
San Andres Island
— 4 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
Cali
— 4 nights
Fly + taxi:  2​h 15​min
Guatape
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  2​h 30​min
Santa Marta
— 4 nights
Fly:  2​h
Bogota

1
day
Fusagasuga

Fusagasugá or Fusa is a town and municipality in the department of Cundinamarca, in central Colombia. Start off your visit on the 15th (Sun): make a trip to Eje cafetero (Zona Cafetera).

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Bogota to Fusagasuga is an approximately 2-hour car ride. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Bogota in October, with highs in Fusagasuga at 34°C and lows at 22°C. On the 16th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Bogota.
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Eje cafetero (Zona Cafetera)

6
days
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.
Explore Bogota's surroundings by going to Catedral de Sal (in Zipaquira), Puente del Comun (in Chia) and Capillas de Siecha (in Guasca). There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Gold Museum (Museo del Oro), admire the striking features of Torre Colpatria, enjoy the sand and surf at Laguna de Guatavita, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Mount Monserrate.

To see maps, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Bogota travel planner.

Traveling by car from Fusagasuga to Bogota takes 2 hours. Traveling from Fusagasuga in October, you will find days in Bogota are a bit cooler (22°C), and nights are colder (9°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can travel to Montenegro.

Things to do in Bogota

Parks Historic Sites Museums

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Laguna de Guatavita, Puente del Comun, Catedral de Sal, Capillas de Siecha
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Mount Monserrate
Gold Museum (Museo del Oro)

2
days
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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): get in on the family fun at Parque del Cafe. On your second day here, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Bosques de Cocora.

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Do a combination of flight and taxi from Bogota to Montenegro in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In October, Montenegro is a bit warmer than Bogota - with highs of 32°C and lows of 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to travel to Medellin.

Things to do in Montenegro

Nature Parks Theme Parks

Side Trip

Bosques de Cocora
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Bosques de Cocora
Parque del Cafe

5
days
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, zoos & aquariums, historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the local highlights with Walking tours, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Parque Explora, contemplate the waterfront views at Laguna de Guatape, and make a trip to Plaza Botero.

To find reviews, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Medellin trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Montenegro to Medellin takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or drive. In October, daytime highs in Medellin are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Cartagena.

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Parks Tours Nature
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Laguna de Guatape
Walking tours
Plaza Botero

5
days
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.
Take a break from Cartagena with a short trip to Playa Blanca in Isla Baru, about 1h 05 min away. And it doesn't end there: step into the grandiose world of San Felipe de Barajas Castle, contemplate the long history of Plaza Santo Domingo, pause for some serene contemplation at Sanctuary of Saint Peter Claver, and choose your vessel at Boats4U.

To find other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Cartagena travel itinerary creator.

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Medellin to Cartagena takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Medellin in October, expect Cartagena to be somewhat warmer, temps between 37°C and 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to travel to San Andres Island.

Things to do in Cartagena

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Playa Blanca
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San Felipe de Barajas Castle
Walled City of Cartagena
Convento La Popa de la Galera

4
days
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, beaches, adventure, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: head off the coast to Johnny Cay, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Primera Iglesia Bautista, tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa de Spratt Bight, and identify plant and animal life at La Piscinita.

To see reviews, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the San Andres Island itinerary builder.

You can fly from Cartagena to San Andres Island in 2 hours. November in San Andres Island sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 28°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to travel to Cali.

Things to do in San Andres Island

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Johnny Cay
La Piscinita
Blow Hole

4
days
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.
Spend the 9th (Thu) exploring nature at Paque Nacional Farallones de Cali. There's lots more to do: meet the residents at Andoke, pause for some photo ops at Cristo Rey, don't miss a visit to Mirador Sebastian Belalcazar, and get to know the fascinating history of Iglesia de San Antonio.

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You can fly from San Andres Island to Cali in 2.5 hours. Expect slightly colder evenings in Cali when traveling from San Andres Island in November, with lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Guatape.

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Parks Nature Zoos & Aquariums
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Zoologico de Cali
Andoke
Museo Aereo Fenix

1
day
Guatape

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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sat): pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia de Nuestra Senora del Carmen and then take in the dramatic natural features at Piedra del Penol.

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Getting from Cali to Guatape by combination of flight and taxi takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Cali in November; daily highs in Guatape reach 24°C and lows reach 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Santa Marta.

Things to do in Guatape

Nature Parks Historic Sites
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Piedra del Penol

5
days
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.
Santa Marta is known for nature, beaches, adventure, museums, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape of Parque Nacional Natural Tayrona, don't miss a visit to Parque de Los Novios, explore the world behind art at Quinta de San Pedro Alejandrino, and meet the residents at Rodadero Sea Aquarium and Museum.

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Do a combination of taxi and flight from Guatape to Santa Marta in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Guatape in November: highs in Santa Marta hover around 38°C, while lows dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

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Parque Nacional Natural Tayrona
Scuba & Snorkeling
Cristal Beach

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