33 days in Colombia Itinerary

33 days in Colombia Itinerary

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33 days in Colombia Itinerary

Start: Paris
Fly:  16​h 15​min
1
Cartagena
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Isla Baru
— 1 night
bus:  4​h 30​min
3
Santa Marta
— 4 nights
shuttle + Fly:  3​h
4
San Andres Island
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
5
Medellin
— 3 nights
Fly + taxi:  1​h 15​min
6
Montenegro
— 3 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
7
Pereira
— 4 nights
Fly:  1​h 45​min
8
Bogota
— 7 nights
Fly:  13​h 30​min
End: Paris

4
nights
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.
Spend the 24th (Mon) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 26th (Wed) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. The adventure continues: explore the historical opulence of Castillo San Felipe de Barajas, tour the pleasant surroundings at Miramar Beach Club, contemplate the long history of Plaza Santo Domingo, and look for gifts at Karin Herzog Accesorios.

For traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Cartagena online tour itinerary planner .

Paris, France to Cartagena is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 6 hours traveling from Paris to Cartagena. Traveling from Paris in June, expect nights in Cartagena to be much warmer, around 30°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 38°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can go by car to Isla Baru.

Things to do in Cartagena

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas ©
Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas
Scuba & Snorkeling
Nature & Wildlife Tours

1
night
Isla Baru

Isla Baru ©
Lying south of Cartagena, Isla Baru was connected to the mainland until the construction of the Canal del Dique.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Thu): identify plant and animal life at Aviario Nacional de Colombia and then stroll through Playa Blanca.

For other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read Isla Baru trip itinerary builder site .

Traveling by car from Cartagena to Isla Baru takes 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a bus to Santa Marta.

Things to do in Isla Baru

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Playa Blanca ©
Playa Blanca
Aviario Nacional de Colombia ©
Aviario Nacional de Colombia

4
nights
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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Cristal Beach and Playa Blanca. Change things up with a short trip to El Dorado Bird Reserve in Minca (about 44 minutes away). There's still lots to do: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Parque Nacional Natural Tayrona, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, look for gifts at Yo Amo Santa Marta, and kick back and relax at Ensenada de Chengue.

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You can take a bus from Isla Baru to Santa Marta in 4.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of ferry and bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to travel to San Andres Island.

Things to do in Santa Marta

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

El Dorado Bird Reserve
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Parque Nacional Natural Tayrona ©
Parque Nacional Natural Tayrona
Scuba & Snorkeling
Cristal Beach ©
Cristal Beach

5
nights
San Andres Island

San Andres Island ©
The coral San Andres Island boasts a rich colonial history, exotic beaches, and a laidback, tropical lifestyle.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Playa de San Luis and Bahia del Cove. There's much more to do: step off the mainland to explore Johnny Cay, look for all kinds of wild species at La Piscinita, make a trip to Blow Hole, and explore the gorgeous colors at West View.

To see other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the San Andres Island trip itinerary maker site .

Getting from Santa Marta to San Andres Island by combination of shuttle and flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Santa Marta in July: highs in San Andres Island hover around 35°C, while lows dip to 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Medellin.

Things to do in San Andres Island

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Playa de San Luis ©
Playa de San Luis
Johnny Cay ©
Johnny Cay
La Piscinita ©
La Piscinita

3
nights
Medellin

Nestled between rising hills in a narrow valley, Medellin serves as an energetic melting pot of people from all socio-economic classes.
Family-friendly places like Parque Explora and Parque Norte will thrill your kids. The adventure continues: get the lay of the land with Walking tours, cruise along 2000m Descent and more, get outside with Outdoor Activities, and identify plant and animal life at Parque Arvi.

To see ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Medellin tour itinerary builder site .

Traveling by flight from San Andres Island to Medellin takes 3.5 hours. Traveling from San Andres Island in July, expect slightly colder with lows of 20°C in Medellin. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Montenegro.

Things to do in Medellin

Tours Parks Outdoors
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Walking tours
Parque Arvi ©
Parque Arvi
Parque Explora ©
Parque Explora

3
nights
Montenegro

Montenegro ©
Named after the dark trees covering the area's hills, Montenegro (literally Black Mountain) sits in a verdant zone irrigated by three major rivers.
Change things up with these side-trips from Montenegro: Salento (Region Paisaje / Landscape Region, Kasaguadua Natural Reserve, & more). Pack the 10th (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Parque del Cafe. It doesn't end there: head outdoors with Globos Colombia.

To see ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Montenegro trip planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Medellin to Montenegro takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In July, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) to allow time to take a bus to Pereira.

Things to do in Montenegro

Theme Parks Parks Nature

Side Trip

Salento
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Globos Colombia ©
Globos Colombia
Parque del Cafe ©
Parque del Cafe
Bosques de Cocora ©
Bosques de Cocora

4
nights
Pereira

Pereira ©
A center of commerce and trade, the thriving city of Pereira was founded in 1863.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Bioparque Ukumari and Juegos Mecanicos Pereira. Explore Pereira's surroundings by going to Salento (Horseback Riding Tours & Valle del Cocora) and Los Nevados National Park (in La Estrella). There's more to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Nevado Santa Isabel and enjoy some diversion at Estadio Hernan Ramirez Villegas.

To see ratings, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Pereira online travel route planner .

Take a bus from Montenegro to Pereira in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In July, daily temperatures in Pereira can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Bogota.

Things to do in Pereira

Parks Nature Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Salento, Los Nevados National Park, Bioparque Ukumari
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Los Nevados National Park ©
Los Nevados National Park
Valle del Cocora ©
Valle del Cocora
Nevado Santa Isabel ©
Nevado Santa Isabel

7
nights
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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Laguna de Guatavita and Parque Jaime Duque. Venture out of the city with trips to Centro Comercial Cento Chia (in Chia), Catedral de Sal (in Zipaquira) and Bioparque La Reserva (in Cota). There's still lots to do: take in the awesome beauty at Mount Monserrate, examine the collection at Gold Museum (Museo del Oro), take in the dramatic scenery at Quebrada San Francisco o Vicacha, and contemplate the long history of Bolivar plaza.

To see maps, photos, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Bogota trip planner .

You can fly from Pereira to Bogota in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Pereira in July, expect Bogota to be a bit cooler, temps between 21°C and 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Bogota

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Laguna de Guatavita, Centro Comercial Cento Chia, Parque Jaime Duque, Catedral de Sal de Zipaquira, Bioparque La Reserva
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Mount Monserrate ©
Mount Monserrate
Laguna de Guatavita ©
Laguna de Guatavita
Parque Jaime Duque ©
Parque Jaime Duque

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