31 days in Colombia Itinerary

31 days in Colombia Itinerary

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31 days in Colombia Itinerary

Cusco
Fly:  7​h 15​min
San Andres Island
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h
Cali
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h
Salento
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly:  1​h 30​min
Medellin
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
Guatape
— 1 night
bus + Fly:  5​h 30​min
Santa Marta
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
Cartagena
— 5 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
Fusagasuga
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
Bogota
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
Cusco

4
days
San Andres Island

San Andres Island ©
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, beaches, adventure, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: head off the coast to Johnny Cay, examine the collection at Parque Tematico El Pueblito Isleno San Andres, make a trip to Rocky Cay, and look for all kinds of wild species at La Piscinita.

For more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the San Andres Island online tour itinerary planner .

Cusco, Peru to San Andres Island is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. While traveling from Cusco, expect somewhat warmer days and much warmer nights in San Andres Island, ranging from highs of 34°C to lows of 28°C. On the 4th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Cali.

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

3
days
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.
Change things up with a short trip to Estadio Deportivo Cali in Palmira (about 32 minutes away). And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Museo Aereo Fenix, pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia San Francisco, meet the residents at Zoologico de Cali, and get to know the fascinating history of Iglesia de San Antonio.

To find where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Cali visit planner.

You can fly from San Andres Island to Cali in 3 hours. Traveling from San Andres Island in April, plan for slightly colder nights in Cali, with lows around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Salento.

Things to do in Cali

#Zoos & Aquariums, #Historic Sites, #Parks

Side Trip

Estadio Deportivo Cali
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Zoologico de Cali ©
Zoologico de Cali
Andoke ©
Andoke
Iglesia de San Antonio ©
Iglesia de San Antonio

4
days
Salento

Salento ©
Founded in 1842, the town of Salento represents the oldest established settlement in Quindio.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Salento: Catedral la Inmaculada Concepcion (in Armenia) and Montenegro (Parque del Cafe & Globos Colombia). Spend the 10th (Tue) exploring nature at Bosques de Cocora. Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Kasaguadua Natural Reserve and don't miss a visit to Ecoparque the Mirador and Alto de la Cruz.

To see ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Salento trip planning site .

Drive from Cali to Salento in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. When traveling from Cali in April, plan for little chillier days in Salento, with highs around 32°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Medellin.

Things to do in Salento

#Parks, #Nature, #Theme Parks

Side Trips

Montenegro, Catedral la Inmaculada Concepcion
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Kasaguadua Natural Reserve ©
Kasaguadua Natural Reserve
Parque del Cafe ©
Parque del Cafe
Bosques de Cocora ©
Bosques de Cocora

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, tour the pleasant surroundings at Bare Foot Park (Parque de los Pies Descalzos), contemplate the long history of Pueblito Paisa, and explore and take pictures at Universidad de Antioquia.

To see where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, use the Medellin trip planner .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Salento to Medellin takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In April, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Guatape.

Things to do in Medellin

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

0
days
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 photos, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Guatape day trip planning app .

Traveling by car from Medellin to Guatape takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April, Guatape is little chillier than Medellin - with highs of 25°C and lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Santa Marta.

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

4
days
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 striking landscape of Parque Nacional Natural Tayrona, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de Santa Marta, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Mundo Marino.

To find reviews, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Santa Marta trip itinerary maker 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. Traveling from Guatape in April, expect Santa Marta to be much hotter, temps between 39°C and 30°C. On the 20th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Cartagena.

Things to do in Santa Marta

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches
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Parque Nacional Natural Tayrona ©
Parque Nacional Natural Tayrona
Scuba & Snorkeling
Cristal Beach ©
Cristal Beach

4
days
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: don't miss a visit to San Felipe de Barajas Castle, take a tour by water with Arrecife Boat Rentals, admire the landmark architecture of Las Bovedas, and steep yourself in history at Walled City of Cartagena.

To find ratings, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Cartagena trip tool .

You can drive from Santa Marta to Cartagena in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. April in Cartagena sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 30°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Fusagasuga.

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#Historic Sites, #Tours, #Outdoors
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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

0
days
Fusagasuga

Fusagasuga ©
Fusagasugá or Fusa is a town and municipality in the department of Cundinamarca, in central Colombia. To find where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Fusagasuga attractions planning website .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Cartagena to Fusagasuga. Traveling from Cartagena in April, things will get little chillier in Fusagasuga: highs are around 33°C and lows about 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can travel to Bogota.
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Eje cafetero (Zona Cafetera) ©
Eje cafetero (Zona Cafetera)

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.
Explore Bogota's surroundings by going to Parque Jaime Duque (in Tocancipa) and Catedral de Sal (in Zipaquira). There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Gold Museum (Museo del Oro), pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia Basilica del Senor de Monserrate, stroll through Parque de Usaquen, and wander the streets of Parque 93.

To find maps, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Bogota trip itinerary maker app .

Traveling by car from Fusagasuga to Bogota takes 2 hours. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Fusagasuga in April: high temperatures in Bogota hover around 22°C and lows are around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Bogota

#Parks, #Theme Parks, #Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Catedral de Sal, Parque Jaime Duque
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Gold Museum (Museo del Oro) ©
Gold Museum (Museo del Oro)
Mount Monserrate ©
Mount Monserrate

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