28 days in Colombia Itinerary

28 days in Colombia Itinerary

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28 days in Colombia Itinerary

Cardiff
Fly:  20​h 30​min
Fusagasuga
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h
San Andres, San Andres Island
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
Cartagena
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
Santa Marta
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  5​h 30​min
Guatape
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
Medellin
— 4 nights
Fly + taxi:  1​h 30​min
Salento
— 4 nights
taxi + Fly:  2​h
Bogota
— 4 nights
Fly + train:  13​h 30​min
Cardiff

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Fusagasuga

Fusagasuga ©
Fusagasugá or Fusa is a town and municipality in the department of Cundinamarca, in central Colombia. For photos, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read our Fusagasuga trip itinerary maker website .

Cardiff, UK to Fusagasuga is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Cardiff to Fusagasuga is minus 5 hours. Traveling from Cardiff in June, things will get a bit warmer in Fusagasuga: highs are around 34°C and lows about 22°C. On the 19th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to San Andres.
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Eje cafetero (Zona Cafetera) ©
Eje cafetero (Zona Cafetera)

4
days
San Andres, San Andres Island

San Andres ©
If you're looking for sunshine, clear waters, and tropical warmth, a San Andres vacation could be just what the doctor ordered.
San Andres is known for nature, wildlife, beaches, adventure, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: step off the mainland to explore Johnny Cay, don't miss a visit to Rocky Cay, look for all kinds of wild species at La Piscinita, and kick back and relax at Playa de Spratt Bight.

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Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Fusagasuga to San Andres. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in San Andres when traveling from Fusagasuga in June, with lows around 30°C. On the 23rd (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Cartagena.

Things to do in San Andres

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Nature

Side Trip

San Andres Island
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Johnny Cay ©
Johnny Cay
La Piscinita ©
La Piscinita
Blow Hole ©
Blow Hole

4
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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.
When in Cartagena, make a side trip to see Playa Blanca in Isla Baru, approximately 1h 05 min away. There's still lots to do: explore the historical opulence of San Felipe de Barajas Castle, don't miss a visit to Plaza de San Diego, admire the striking features of Las Bovedas, and steep yourself in history at Plaza Santo Domingo.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Cartagena trip itinerary builder website .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from San Andres to Cartagena. In June in Cartagena, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 30°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Santa Marta.

Things to do in Cartagena

#Historic Sites, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trip

Playa Blanca
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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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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.
Santa Marta is known for nature, beaches, adventure, historic sites, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Parque Nacional Natural Tayrona, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Mundo Marino, kick back and relax at Playa Blanca, and make a trip to Parque de Los Novios.

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Drive from Cartagena to Santa Marta in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June in Santa Marta, expect temperatures between 39°C during the day and 30°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Guatape.

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#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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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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia de Nuestra Senora del Carmen and then take in the dramatic natural features at Piedra del Penol.

To see traveler tips, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Guatape online trip maker .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Santa Marta to Guatape in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Santa Marta in July; daily highs in Guatape reach 26°C and lows reach 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Medellin.

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#Nature, #Parks, #Historic Sites
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Piedra del Penol ©
Piedra del Penol
Iglesia de Nuestra Senora del Carmen ©

4
days
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: get the lay of the land with Walking tours, make a trip to Plaza Botero, let little ones run wild at Parque Lleras, and steep yourself in history at Pueblito Paisa.

For reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Medellin online journey maker .

Getting from Guatape to Medellin by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Guatape in July, with highs in Medellin at 34°C and lows at 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to travel to Salento.

Things to do in Medellin

#Parks, #Tours, #Zoos & Aquariums
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Parque Explora ©
Parque Explora
Walking tours
Plaza Botero ©
Plaza Botero

3
days
Salento

Salento ©
Founded in 1842, the town of Salento represents the oldest established settlement in Quindio.
Venture out of the city with trips to Montenegro (Parque del Cafe & Globos Colombia). Spend the 8th (Sun) exploring nature at Bosques de Cocora. There's more to do: identify plant and animal life at Kasaguadua Natural Reserve.

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Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Medellin to Salento takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In July in Salento, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 20°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to travel to Bogota.

Things to do in Salento

#Parks, #Nature, #Theme Parks

Side Trip

Montenegro
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Kasaguadua Natural Reserve ©
Kasaguadua Natural Reserve
Parque del Cafe ©
Parque del Cafe
Bosques de Cocora ©
Bosques de Cocora

5
days
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Bogota: Catedral de Sal (in Zipaquira) and Parque Jaime Duque (in Tocancipa). Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Gold Museum (Museo del Oro), take a stroll through Barrio La Candelaria, explore the world behind art at Museo Botero del Banco de la Republica, and steep yourself in history at Bolivar plaza.

To see where to stay, reviews, maps, and tourist information, use the Bogota online visit planner .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Salento to Bogota takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In July, Bogota is a bit cooler than Salento - with highs of 21°C and lows of 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Bogota

#Parks, #Neighborhoods, #Theme Parks

Side Trips

Parque Jaime Duque, 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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