30 days in Colombia Itinerary

30 days in Colombia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Colombia tour planner

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Santa Marta
— 3 nights
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Tayrona National Park
— 1 night
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Cartagena
— 5 nights
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Covenas
— 1 night
Drive to Rafael Nuñez International Airport, Fly to San Andres Island
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San Andres Island
— 6 nights
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Medellin
— 4 nights
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Salento
— 2 nights
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Cali
— 2 nights
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Bogota
— 5 nights
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Santa Marta

— 3 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.
Santa Marta is known for beaches, wildlife, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, admire the natural beauty at Quinta de San Pedro Alejandrino, kick back and relax at Playa Cristal, and see the interesting displays at Museo del Oro Tairona - Casa de la Aduana.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Santa Marta online tour builder.

Lisbon, Portugal to Santa Marta is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Western European Standard Time to Colombia Standard Time, which is usually a -5 hour difference. Traveling from Lisbon in November, expect Santa Marta to be much warmer, temps between 38°C and 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Tayrona National Park.

Things to do in Santa Marta

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Beaches
Find places to stay Nov 24 — 27:

Tayrona National Park

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sun): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Parque Nacional Natural Tayrona.

For reviews, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read our Tayrona National Park trip planner.

Traveling by car from Santa Marta to Tayrona National Park takes 1.5 hours. In November, daytime highs in Tayrona National Park are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can drive to Cartagena.

Things to do in Tayrona National Park

Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Nov 27 — 28:
Highlights from your trip

Cartagena

— 5 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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Cartagena: Isla Baru (Aviario Nacional de Colombia & Playa Blanca). There's much more to do: step into the grandiose world of Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas, make a trip to Plaza de Bolivar, contemplate the long history of Walled City of Cartagena, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Convent of Santa Cruz de la Popa.

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Drive from Tayrona National Park to Cartagena in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and 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 3rd (Fri) so you can travel to Covenas.

Things to do in Cartagena

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 28 — Dec 3:

Covenas

— 1 night
Coveñas is a town and municipality located in the Sucre Department, northern Colombia. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sat): discover the deep blue sea with Covenas Diving Co..

To find more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Covenas trip planner.

You can drive from Cartagena to Covenas in 3 hours. In December in Covenas, expect temperatures between 39°C during the day and 27°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to travel to San Andres Island.

Things to do in Covenas

Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors
Find places to stay Dec 3 — 4:
Highlights from your trip

San Andres Island

— 6 nights
The coral San Andres Island boasts a rich colonial history, exotic beaches, and a laidback, tropical lifestyle.
Spend the 9th (Thu) exploring nature at Manglares de Old Point National Park. There's still lots to do: step off the mainland to explore Johnny Cay, kick back and relax at Bahia Cocoplum, stroll through Playa Charquitos, and take in the dramatic natural features at Hoyo Soplador.

To see other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, go to the San Andres Island vacation builder site.

Explore your travel options from Covenas to San Andres Island with the Route module. When traveling from Covenas in December, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in San Andres Island: temperatures range from 34°C by day to 29°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Medellin.

Things to do in San Andres Island

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches
Find places to stay Dec 4 — 10:

Medellin

— 4 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.
Medellin is known for parks, museums, and zoos & aquariums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the local highlights with Walking tours, take an in-depth tour of Museo de Antioquia, see the sky in a new way at Planetario de Medellin, and fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour.

To find maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Medellin tour itinerary builder app.

Traveling by flight from San Andres Island to Medellin takes 3.5 hours. Traveling from San Andres Island in December, expect little chillier with lows of 20°C in Medellin. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) to allow time to fly to Salento.

Things to do in Medellin

Tours · Parks · Museums · Outdoors
Find places to stay Dec 10 — 14:

Salento

— 2 nights

Father of Quindio

Founded in 1842, the town of Salento represents the oldest established settlement in Quindio.
On the 15th (Wed), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Bosques de Cocora. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll through Kasaguadua Natural Reserve, then get outside with Outdoor Activities, and then view the masterpieces at Region Paisaje / Landscape Region.

For ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Salento day trip planning app.

Fly from Medellin to Salento in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can go by car to Cali.

Things to do in Salento

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Tours
Find places to stay Dec 14 — 16:

Cali

— 2 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 17th (Fri), examine the collection at Museo Aereo Fenix and then examine the collection at Caliwood Museo de la Cinematografia. On the next day, get up close to creatures of the deep with Trip Trip and then head outdoors with Andoke.

To find ratings, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Cali day trip website.

You can drive from Salento to Cali in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in December, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can fly to Bogota.

Things to do in Cali

Museums · Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors
Find places to stay Dec 16 — 18:

Bogota

— 5 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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bogota: Laguna de Guatavita (in Tierra Negra) and Catedral de Sal de Zipaquira (in Zipaquira). The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at Museo Botero del Banco de la Republica, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, examine the collection at Museo Nacional de Colombia, and stop by Bta Capital.

For reviews, photos, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Bogota trip planner.

You can fly from Cali to Bogota in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Cali in December, expect nights in Bogota to be colder, around 9°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Bogota

Museums · Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 18 — 23:

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.