22 days in Colombia Itinerary

22 days in Colombia Itinerary

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22 days in Colombia Itinerary

Start: Milan
Fly:  18​h 30​min
1
Guatape
— 1 night
bus + Fly:  5​h 30​min
2
Santa Marta
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Cartagena
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h
4
Isla Baru
— 1 night
+3
shuttle + foot + bus + Fly:  2​h 30​min
5
San Andres Island
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h
6
Cali
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
7
Salento
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  2​h
8
Bogota
— 2 nights
Fly:  16​h 30​min
End: Milan

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 find maps, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Guatape tour itinerary maker app .

Milan, Italy to Guatape is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. You'll gain 6 hours traveling from Milan to Guatape due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Milan in July, things will get slightly colder in Guatape: highs are around 26°C and lows about 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Santa Marta.

Things to do in Guatape

Parks Nature
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Piedra Del Penol ©
Piedra Del Penol

3
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Parque Nacional Natural Tayrona and Scuba & Snorkeling. The adventure continues: stroll through Playa Blanca, meet the residents at Mundo Marino, pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de Santa Marta, and kick back and relax at Playaca.

To see more things to do, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Santa Marta trip planning site .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Guatape to Santa Marta takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In July, Santa Marta is much hotter than Guatape - with highs of 39°C and lows of 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to go by car to Cartagena.

Things to do in Santa Marta

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Playaca
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Parque Nacional Natural Tayrona ©
Parque Nacional Natural Tayrona
Scuba & Snorkeling
Playa Blanca ©
Playa Blanca

4
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.
Visit San Felipe de Barajas Castle and Plaza Santo Domingo for their historical value. Get some cultural insight at Walled City of Cartagena and Convento La Popa de la Galera. There's still lots to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sanctuary of Saint Peter Claver, admire the striking features of Las Bovedas, contemplate the long history of Torre del Reloj, and make a trip to La Popa Monastery.

For maps, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, use the Cartagena trip itinerary site .

You can drive from Santa Marta to Cartagena in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Cartagena are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can drive to Isla Baru.

Things to do in Cartagena

Outdoors Historic Sites 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 ©

1
night
Isla Baru

Isla Baru ©
Lying south of Cartagena, Isla Baru was connected to the mainland until the construction of the Canal del Dique.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Wed): kick back and relax at Playa Blanca.

For photos, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, use the Isla Baru trip planner.

Traveling by car from Cartagena to Isla Baru takes an hour. August in Isla Baru sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 30°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Wed) to allow time for travel to San Andres Island.

Things to do in Isla Baru

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Playa Blanca ©
Playa Blanca

5
nights
San Andres Island

San Andres Island ©
The coral San Andres Island boasts a rich colonial history, exotic beaches, and a laidback, tropical lifestyle.
Escape the urban bustle at Johnny Cay and Playa de San Luis. Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at La Piscinita, see the vivid underwater world at West View, Head underground at Morgan's Cave, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Primera Iglesia Bautista.

For reviews, photos, maps, and tourist information, read San Andres Island itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Isla Baru to San Andres Island in 2.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in San Andres Island are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can travel to Cali.

Things to do in San Andres Island

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Johnny Cay ©
Johnny Cay
La Piscinita ©
La Piscinita
Playa de San Luis ©
Playa de San Luis

2
nights
Cali

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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Zoologico de Cali and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Iglesia de San Antonio. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Museo Aereo Fenix, pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia La Ermita, get lost in a book at Biblioteca Departamental Jorge Garces Borrero, then make a trip to Mirador Sebastian Belalcazar, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia San Francisco.

To see reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Cali holiday app .

You can fly from San Andres Island to Cali in 3 hours. Traveling from San Andres Island in August, Cali is little chillier at night with lows of 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Salento.

Things to do in Cali

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors
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Iglesia de San Antonio ©
Iglesia de San Antonio
Zoologico de Cali ©
Zoologico de Cali
Iglesia La Ermita ©
Iglesia La Ermita

2
nights
Salento

Salento ©
Founded in 1842, the town of Salento represents the oldest established settlement in Quindio.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Wed): explore the striking landscape of Bosques de Cocora. On your second day here, pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia Nuestra Senora del Carmen, take in the pleasant sights at Ecoparque the Mirador and Alto de la Cruz, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Kasaguadua Natural Reserve.

To find reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Salento travel planner.

You can drive from Cali to Salento in 3 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Cali in August, you will find days in Salento are a bit cooler (34°C), and nights are about the same (20°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Bogota.

Things to do in Salento

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Kasaguadua Natural Reserve ©
Kasaguadua Natural Reserve
Bosques de Cocora ©
Bosques de Cocora
Iglesia Nuestra Senora del Carmen ©
Iglesia Nuestra Senora del Carmen

2
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.
Get some cultural insight at Gold Museum (Museo del Oro) and Catedral de Sal. Visit Bolivar plaza and Catedral Diocesana for their historical value. Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Mount Monserrate, identify plant and animal life at Jardin Botanico de Bogota Jose Celestino Mutis, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia Basilica del Senor de Monserrate, and admire the masterpieces at Museo Botero del Banco de la Republica.

To see ratings, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Bogota trip maker website .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Salento to Bogota in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In August, Bogota is slightly colder than Salento - with highs of 22°C and lows of 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Bogota

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

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

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