19 days in Colombia Itinerary

19 days in Colombia Itinerary

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19 days in Colombia Itinerary

Start: Bristol
Fly:  20​h 30​min
1
Fusagasuga
— 1 day
Fly:  6​h
2
San Andres
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
3
Guatape
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Medellin
— 3 nights
Fly + taxi:  1​h 15​min
5
Montenegro
— Few hours
taxi + Fly:  1​h 45​min
6
Bogota
— 4 nights
Fly + shuttle:  3​h
7
Santa Marta
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
8
Cartagena
— 3 nights
Fly:  16​h 45​min
End: Bristol

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day
Fusagasuga

Fusagasuga ©
Fusagasugá or Fusa is a town and municipality in the department of Cundinamarca, in central Colombia. To see maps, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Fusagasuga trip planner .

Bristol, UK to Fusagasuga is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Colombia Time, which is usually a -5 hour difference. November in Fusagasuga sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 23°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to San Andres.
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Eje cafetero (Zona Cafetera) ©
Eje cafetero (Zona Cafetera)

3
nights
San Andres

San Andres ©
If you're looking for sunshine, clear waters, and tropical warmth, a San Andres vacation could be just what the doctor ordered.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Wed): kick back and relax at Playa de San Luis, head off the coast to Johnny Cay, and then examine the collection at Parque Tematico El Pueblito Isleno San Andres. Keep things going the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Primera Iglesia Bautista, then look for all kinds of wild species at La Piscinita, and then don't miss a visit to Blow Hole.

To find reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, use the San Andres tour planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Fusagasuga to San Andres. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Fusagasuga in November since evenings lows in San Andres dip to 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to travel to Guatape.

Things to do in San Andres

#Parks, #Beaches, #Outdoors

Side Trip

Johnny Cay
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Johnny Cay ©
Johnny Cay
La Piscinita ©
La Piscinita
Blow Hole ©
Blow Hole

1
night
Guatape

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.
To see where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Guatape travel route builder .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from San Andres to Guatape. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from San Andres in November: highs in Guatape hover around 24°C, while lows dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Medellin.

Things to do in Guatape

#Nature, #Parks
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Piedra del Penol ©
Piedra del Penol

3
nights
Medellin

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 the landmark architecture of Metropolitan Cathedral Basilica, contemplate the long history of Pueblito Paisa, and don't miss a visit to Plaza Botero.

To find maps, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read our Medellin trip builder app .

You can drive from Guatape to Medellin in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In November, Medellin is a bit warmer than Guatape - with highs of 31°C and lows of 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to travel to Montenegro.

Things to do in Medellin

#Parks, #Tours, #Nature
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Parque Explora ©
Parque Explora
Walking tours
Plaza Botero ©
Plaza Botero

few
hours
Montenegro

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 20th (Tue): find something for the whole family at Parque del Cafe.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Montenegro trip planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Medellin to Montenegro takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in November, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can travel to Bogota.

Things to do in Montenegro

#Theme Parks
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Parque del Cafe ©
Parque del Cafe

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nights
Bogota

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.
When in Bogota, make a side trip to see Catedral de Sal in Zipaquira, approximately 50 minutes away. The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Gold Museum (Museo del Oro), stroll through Parque de Usaquen, look for all kinds of wild species at Jardin Botanico de Bogota Jose Celestino Mutis, and steep yourself in history at Bolivar plaza.

For more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Bogota trip planner .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Montenegro to Bogota in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and flight; or drive. In November, Bogota is slightly colder than Montenegro - with highs of 22°C and lows of 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to travel to Santa Marta.

Things to do in Bogota

#Parks, #Museums, #Historic Sites

Side Trip

Catedral de Sal
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Gold Museum (Museo del Oro) ©
Gold Museum (Museo del Oro)
Mount Monserrate ©
Mount Monserrate

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nights
Santa Marta

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.
On the 24th (Sat), take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports and then pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de Santa Marta. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Sun): admire all the interesting features of Universidad del Magdalena and then explore the striking landscape of Parque Nacional Natural Tayrona.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Santa Marta trip website .

Traveling by combination of flight and shuttle from Bogota to Santa Marta takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Bogota in November, things will get much hotter in Santa Marta: highs are around 38°C and lows about 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Cartagena.

Things to do in Santa Marta

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Nature
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Parque Nacional Natural Tayrona ©
Parque Nacional Natural Tayrona
Scuba & Snorkeling
Playa Blanca ©
Playa Blanca

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nights
Cartagena

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.
Cartagena is known for historic sites, museums, nightlife, nature, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the historical opulence of San Felipe de Barajas Castle, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sanctuary of Saint Peter Claver, don't miss a visit to Plaza de San Diego, and contemplate the long history of Torre del Reloj.

To see more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Cartagena attractions planner .

Drive from Santa Marta to Cartagena in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In November in Cartagena, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 30°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cartagena

#Historic Sites, #Outdoors, #Tours
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San Felipe de Barajas Castle ©
San Felipe de Barajas Castle
Walled City of Cartagena ©
Walled City of Cartagena
Convent of Santa Cruz de la Popa ©
Convent of Santa Cruz de la Popa

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