32 days in Colombia Itinerary

32 days in Colombia Itinerary

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Medellin
— 4 nights
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Tayrona National Park
— 1 night
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Santa Marta
— 3 nights
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Cartagena
— 5 nights
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San Andres Island
— 6 nights
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Cali
— 3 nights
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Montenegro
— 2 nights
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Salento
— 2 nights
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Bogota
— 5 nights
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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: get the lay of the land with Walking tours, admire the natural beauty at Jardin Botanico de Medellin, steep yourself in history at Pueblito Paisa, and see Off-Road Tours.

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London, UK to Medellin is an approximately 16-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Colombia Standard Time is minus 5 hours. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from London in October: high temperatures in Medellin hover around 32°C and lows are around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to fly to Tayrona National Park.

Things to do in Medellin

Parks · Tours · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums
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Tayrona National Park

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Thu): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Parque Nacional Natural Tayrona.

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You can fly from Medellin to Tayrona National Park in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In October, Tayrona National Park is somewhat warmer than Medellin - with highs of 38°C and lows of 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can go by car to Santa Marta.

Things to do in Tayrona National Park

Nature · Parks
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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 Caribe Colombiano Diving, make a trip to El Amanuense Libros & Cafe, enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Blanca, and take in nature's colorful creations at Quinta de San Pedro Alejandrino.

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Getting from Tayrona National Park to Santa Marta by car takes about 1.5 hours. In October in Santa Marta, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 29°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to drive to Cartagena.

Things to do in Santa Marta

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

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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.
Get out of town with these interesting Cartagena side-trips: Isla Baru (Aviario Nacional de Colombia & Playa Blanca). And it doesn't end there: explore the historical opulence of Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas, don't miss a visit to Plaza Santo Domingo, steep yourself in history at Las Bovedas, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Convent of Santa Cruz de la Popa.

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Traveling by car from Santa Marta to Cartagena takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can catch the flight to San Andres Island.

Things to do in Cartagena

Side Trip

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San Andres Island

— 6 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: head off the coast to Johnny Cay, explore the striking landscape at Hoyo Soplador, see some colorful creatures with Caribe Extremo, and tour the pleasant surroundings at La Piscinita.

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Traveling by flight from Cartagena to San Andres Island takes 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in October, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Cali.

Things to do in San Andres Island

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches
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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.
Cali is known for zoos & aquariums, historic sites, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at Museo Aereo Fenix, contemplate the long history of Hacienda Canasgordas, pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia La Ermita, and pause for some photo ops at Cristo Rey.

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Traveling by flight from San Andres Island to Cali takes 4 hours. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Cali when traveling from San Andres Island in October, with lows around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can drive to Montenegro.

Things to do in Cali

Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums · Parks
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Montenegro

— 2 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.
On the 24th (Mon), get in on the family fun at Parque del Cafe. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Eje Cafetero (Zona Cafetera) and then get outside with Globos Colombia.

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Traveling by car from Cali to Montenegro takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Salento.

Things to do in Montenegro

Theme Parks · Outdoors

Side Trip

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Salento

— 2 nights

Father of Quindio

Founded in 1842, the town of Salento represents the oldest established settlement in Quindio.
On the 26th (Wed), tour the pleasant surroundings at Kasaguadua Natural Reserve, relax in the rural setting at El Recuerdo Finca Cafetera Tradicional, and then view the masterpieces at Region Paisaje / Landscape Region. On the next day, push the limits with an extreme tour and then admire the verdant scenery at Valle del Cocora.

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Getting from Montenegro to Salento by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In October in Salento, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to travel to Bogota.

Things to do in Salento

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Tours
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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.
Step out of Bogota to go to Zipaquira and see Catedral de Sal de Zipaquira, which is approximately 54 minutes away. There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at Museo Botero del Banco de la Republica, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Monserrate, and let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour.

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Traveling by flight from Salento to Bogota takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or drive. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Salento in October; daily highs in Bogota reach 22°C and lows reach 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Bogota

Tours · Parks · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

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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.