31 days in Colombia Itinerary

31 days in Colombia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Colombia trip planner

Make it your trip
Fly to Ernesto Cortissoz International Airport, Drive to Santa Marta
1
Santa Marta
— 2 nights
Drive
2
Cartagena
— 4 nights
Fly to San Andres Island, Ferry to Providencia Island
3
Providencia Island
— 2 nights
Fly
4
San Andres Island
— 3 nights
Fly
5
Leticia
— 3 nights
Fly
6
Bogota
— 4 nights
Fly
7
Cali
— 4 nights
Drive
8
Salento
— 2 nights
Fly
9
Medellin
— 4 nights
Fly

S M T W T F S
28
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
1
2
3

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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Marine World Aquarium, see the interesting displays at Museo del Oro Tairona - Casa de la Aduana, and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed): ponder the world of politics at Alcaldia de Santa Marta, get engrossed in the history at Quinta de San Pedro Alejandrino, and then walk around Parque de Los Novios.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Santa Marta travel route planner.

Stockholm, Sweden to Santa Marta is an approximately 26-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Colombia Standard Time (COT), which is usually a -6 hour difference. Plan for much warmer temperatures traveling from Stockholm in March, with highs in Santa Marta at 39°C and lows at 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to drive to Cartagena.

Things to do in Santa Marta

Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Mar 1 — 3:
Find places to stay with best proximity to your trip

Cartagena

— 4 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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Aviario Nacional de Colombia and Plaza de San Diego. There's much more to do: step into the grandiose world of Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral Santa Catalina de Alejandria, make a trip to Plaza de La Trinidad, and indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour.

To see ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Cartagena trip maker website.

You can drive from Santa Marta to Cartagena in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to travel to Providencia Island.

Things to do in Cartagena

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Parks · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Mar 3 — 7:
Find places to stay with best proximity to your trip

Providencia Island

— 2 nights
Although part of Colombia, the small, isolated Providencia Island retains its Caribbean culture and English-Creole language.
On the 8th (Mon), see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour and then catch some excitement at Lighthouse Providence. On the next day, explore the striking landscape at Morgan's Head and then head off the coast to Crab Cay-Cayo Cangrejo.

To find ratings, maps, photos, and tourist information, read our Providencia Island vacation maker site.

Do a combination of flight and ferry from Cartagena to Providencia Island in 7.5 hours. March in Providencia Island sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 29°C at night. You'll set off for San Andres Island on the 10th (Wed).

Things to do in Providencia Island

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife
Find places to stay Mar 7 — 10:
Find places to stay with best proximity to your trip

San Andres Island

— 3 nights
The coral San Andres Island boasts a rich colonial history, exotic beaches, and a laidback, tropical lifestyle.
Explore hidden gems such as West View and Banda Dive Shop. There's much more to do: stroll through Playa de Spratt Bight, step off the mainland to explore Johnny Cay, steep yourself in history at Plaza Canon de Morgan, and see the interesting displays at Parque Tematico El Pueblito Isleno San Andres.

To see where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our San Andres Island online route planner.

Fly from Providencia Island to San Andres Island in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In March, daytime highs in San Andres Island are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Leticia.

Things to do in San Andres Island

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Outdoors
Find places to stay Mar 10 — 13:
Find places to stay with best proximity to your trip

Leticia

— 3 nights
Leticia represents a large urban area and one of the best places from which to commence exploring areas along the Amazon.
Step off the beaten path and head to Nature & Wildlife Tours and Amazon Maguta Jungle Lodge. The adventure continues: head off the coast to Isla de Los Micos, walk around Parque Santander, admire the natural beauty at El Jardin de la Victoria Regia, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Reserva Natural Tanimboca.

For maps, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Leticia journey website.

Traveling by flight from San Andres Island to Leticia takes 9 hours. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in March, and nighttime lows around 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Bogota.

Things to do in Leticia

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Tours
Find places to stay Mar 13 — 16:
Find places to stay with best proximity to your trip

Bogota

— 4 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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Parque Natural Chicaque and Jardin Botanico de Bogota Jose Celestino Mutis. Step out of Bogota to go to Valledupar and see Centro de Memoria El Cuartico, which is approximately 32 minutes away. The adventure continues: examine the collection at Gold Museum (Museo del Oro), explore the world behind art at Museo Botero del Banco de la Republica, pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral Primada de Bogota, and admire all the interesting features of Monserrate.

To find photos, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Bogota route planner.

Traveling by flight from Leticia to Bogota takes 3.5 hours. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Leticia in March, with highs in Bogota at 23°C and lows at 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to fly to Cali.

Things to do in Bogota

Parks · Museums · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 16 — 20:
Find places to stay with best proximity to your trip

Cali

— 4 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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Andoke and Camino Real. And it doesn't end there: appreciate the extensive heritage of Iglesia de San Antonio, see the interesting displays at MUSA Museo Arqueologico, appreciate the history behind Cristo Rey, and admire the striking features of El Gato Del Rio( Gato De Tejada).

To find other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read Cali online tour planner.

You can fly from Bogota to Cali in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Bogota in March, with highs in Cali at 36°C and lows at 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can go by car to Salento.

Things to do in Cali

Historic Sites · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Mar 20 — 24:
Find places to stay with best proximity to your trip

Salento

— 2 nights

Father of Quindio

Founded in 1842, the town of Salento represents the oldest established settlement in Quindio.
On the 25th (Thu), tour the pleasant surroundings at Kasaguadua Natural Reserve and then push the limits with an extreme tour. On the 26th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, appreciate the views at Valle del Cocora, and then take in the exciting artwork at Region Paisaje / Landscape Region.

To find photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Salento online tour planner.

Getting from Cali to Salento by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. While traveling from Cali, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Salento, ranging from highs of 32°C to lows of 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Medellin.

Things to do in Salento

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Mar 24 — 26:
Find places to stay with best proximity to your trip

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Parque Arvi and Museo de Antioquia. There's still lots to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Laguna de Guatape, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and stop by Mon & Velarde.

For ratings, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, use the Medellin online day trip planner.

You can fly from Salento to Medellin in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In March in Medellin, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 21°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Medellin

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Mar 26 — 30:
Find places to stay with best proximity to your trip

Colombia travel guide

4.1
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.