23 days in Colombia Itinerary

23 days in Colombia Itinerary

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Cartagena
— 3 nights
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Santa Marta
— 2 nights
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Tayrona National Park
— 1 night
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Medellin
— 3 nights
Fly
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San Andres Island
— 3 nights
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Cali
— 3 nights
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Montenegro
— 3 nights
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Leticia
— 1 night
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Bogota
— 2 nights
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Cartagena

— 3 nights

City of Heroes

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, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: step into the grandiose world of Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas, explore the world behind art at La Presentacion Casa Museo Arte y Cultura, take in the spiritual surroundings of Convent of Santa Cruz de la Popa, and steep yourself in history at Walled City of Cartagena.

To see photos, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Cartagena trip itinerary builder website.

Luxembourg City, Luxembourg to Cartagena is an approximately 17-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Colombia Standard Time (COT) is minus 6 hours. Prepare for much warmer weather when traveling from Luxembourg City in October: high temperatures in Cartagena hover around 38°C and lows are around 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can drive to Santa Marta.

Things to do in Cartagena

Find places to stay Oct 30 — Nov 2:

Santa Marta

— 2 nights

America's Pearl

Many visitors begin their Santa Marta holiday, surrounded by urban clutter and heavy traffic, expecting little from the city in terms of historical importance.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Ciudad Perdida. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): delve into the distant past at Ciudad Perdida. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Thu): stroll around Parque de Los Novios and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Santa Marta trip itinerary tool.

Traveling by car from Cartagena to Santa Marta takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in November, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Tayrona National Park.

Things to do in Santa Marta

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours
Find places to stay Nov 2 — 4:

Tayrona National Park

— 1 night
On the 5th (Fri), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Parque Nacional Natural Tayrona.

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Getting from Santa Marta to Tayrona National Park by car takes about 1.5 hours. In November, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Medellin.

Things to do in Tayrona National Park

Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Nov 4 — 5:
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Medellin

— 3 nights

City of the Eternal Spring

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 Off-Road Tours as well as Museo de Antioquia. There's lots more to do: take in the local highlights with Walking tours, make a trip to Plaza Botero, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Parque Explora, and admire the natural beauty at Jardin Botanico de Medellin.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Medellin online attractions planner.

Traveling by flight from Tayrona National Park to Medellin takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Tayrona National Park in November; daily highs in Medellin reach 31°C and lows reach 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can fly to San Andres Island.

Things to do in Medellin

Tours · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Outdoors
Find places to stay Nov 5 — 8:

San Andres Island

— 3 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: step off the mainland to explore Johnny Cay, make a trip to Cayo Rocoso, relax and rejuvenate at Dream Island Spa, and see some colorful creatures with Scuba San Andres Dive Shop.

To see reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the San Andres Island trip itinerary builder site.

You can fly from Medellin to San Andres Island in 3.5 hours. Traveling from Medellin in November, expect San Andres Island to be somewhat warmer, temps between 35°C and 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can fly to Cali.

Things to do in San Andres Island

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife
Find places to stay Nov 8 — 11:

Cali

— 3 nights

Salsa Capital of the World

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.
On the 12th (Fri), examine the collection at Museo Aereo Fenix and then get to know the fascinating history of Iglesia de San Antonio. Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at Edificio Otero, then get a dose of the wild on Andoke, and then appreciate the history behind Cristo Rey.

For reviews, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Cali trip planner.

You can fly from San Andres Island to Cali in 4 hours. Expect little chillier evenings in Cali when traveling from San Andres Island in November, with lows around 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Montenegro.

Things to do in Cali

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Wildlife
Find places to stay Nov 11 — 14:

Montenegro

— 3 nights
Named after the dark trees covering the area's hills, Montenegro (literally Black Mountain) sits in a verdant zone irrigated by three major rivers.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Montenegro: Salento (Cascadas de Cocora, Valle del Cocora, &more). Pack the 15th (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Parque del Cafe. Next up on the itinerary: get outside with Globos Colombia and experience rural life at El Paraiso del Bambu y La Guadua.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Montenegro trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Cali to Montenegro by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus. In November, daytime highs in Montenegro are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) to allow time to fly to Leticia.

Things to do in Montenegro

Theme Parks · Nature · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 14 — 17:

Leticia

— 1 night
Leticia represents a large urban area and one of the best places from which to commence exploring areas along the Amazon.
On the 17th (Wed), stroll around Parque Santander and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de Nuestra Senora de La Paz. On the 18th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour the pleasant surroundings at Parque Ecologico Mundo Amazonico.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read Leticia online vacation planner.

Traveling by flight from Montenegro to Leticia takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, car, and ferry. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Montenegro in November: high temperatures in Leticia hover around 37°C and lows are around 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to fly to Bogota.

Things to do in Leticia

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Nov 17 — 18:

Bogota

— 2 nights

Athens of South America

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.
On the 19th (Fri), explore the world behind art at Museo Botero del Banco de la Republica and then contemplate the long history of Bolivar Square. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Sat): take in the awesome beauty at Monserrate and then indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink.

To find reviews, maps, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Bogota trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Leticia to Bogota by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Leticia in November; daily highs in Bogota reach 22°C and lows reach 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Bogota

Tours · Historic Sites · Museums · Nature
Find places to stay Nov 18 — 20:

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.