33 days in Colombia Itinerary

33 days in Colombia Itinerary

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Santa Marta
— 3 nights
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Cartagena
— 4 nights
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Providencia Island
— 3 nights
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San Andres Island
— 3 nights
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Leticia
— 3 nights
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Bogota
— 4 nights
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Cali
— 4 nights
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Salento
— 2 nights
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Medellin
— 4 nights

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Santa Marta

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Scuba & Snorkeling and Quinta de San Pedro Alejandrino. Step out of Santa Marta with an excursion to El Dorado Bird Reserve in Minca--about 44 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Museo del Oro Tairona - Casa de la Aduana, look for all kinds of wild species at Mamancana Private Game Reserve, observe the fascinating underwater world at Marine World Aquarium, and stroll around Parque de Los Novios.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Santa Marta trip planner.

Stockholm, Sweden to Santa Marta is an approximately 26-hour combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 6 hours traveling from Stockholm to Santa Marta. Traveling from Stockholm in March, expect Santa Marta to be warmer, temps between 39°C and 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can drive to Cartagena.

Things to do in Santa Marta

Wildlife · Parks · Museums · Tours

Side Trips

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Wildlife Area
El Dorado Bird Reserve
4.9

4
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Cartagena

Cartagena ©

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Aviario Nacional de Colombia and Templo de Santo Domingo. There's much more to do: make a trip to Plaza de San Diego, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, see the interesting displays at Choco Museo, and appreciate the history behind Monumento a Los Zapatos Viejos.

For where to stay, photos, maps, and tourist information, use the Cartagena trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Santa Marta to Cartagena takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in March, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Providencia Island.

Things to do in Cartagena

Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trips

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3
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Providencia Island

Providencia Island ©
Although part of Colombia, the small, isolated Providencia Island retains its Caribbean culture and English-Creole language.
Step off the beaten path and head to Crab Cay-Cayo Cangrejo and The Peak Forestry Reserve. The adventure continues: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, take in the views from Lover’s Lane, take in the dramatic natural features at Morgan's Head, and enjoy the sea views from Lighthouse Providence.

To find photos, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Providencia Island trip planner.

Getting from Cartagena to Providencia Island by combination of flight and ferry takes about 8 hours. In March, daytime highs in Providencia Island are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. On the 12th (Fri), you're off to San Andres Island.

Things to do in Providencia Island

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Tours
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Scuba / Snorkeling
Scuba & Snorkeling
4.1

3
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San Andres Island

San Andres Island ©
The coral San Andres Island boasts a rich colonial history, exotic beaches, and a laidback, tropical lifestyle.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Banda Dive Shop and Parque Tematico El Pueblito Isleno San Andres. And it doesn't end there: explore the gorgeous colors at West View, kick back and relax at Playa de Spratt Bight, step off the mainland to explore Johnny Cay, and identify plant and animal life at Cayo El Acuario.

Start your trip to San Andres Island by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

You can ride a ferry from Providencia Island to San Andres Island in 3.5 hours. In March in San Andres Island, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 29°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Leticia.

Things to do in San Andres Island

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Nature
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Must see
Banda Dive Shop
4.7
Reef
West View
4.1
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Wildlife Area
La Piscinita
4.1

3
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Leticia

Leticia ©
Leticia represents a large urban area and one of the best places from which to commence exploring areas along the Amazon.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Nature & Wildlife Tours and Isla de Los Micos. There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Reserva Natural Tanimboca, stroll around Parque Santander, and take in nature's colorful creations at El Jardin de la Victoria Regia.

For more things to do, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Leticia trip planner.

You can fly from San Andres Island to Leticia in 7 hours. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in March, and nighttime lows around 27°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can travel to Bogota.

Things to do in Leticia

Parks · Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors
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Nature / Wildlife Tour
Nature & Wildlife Tours
4.5

4
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Bogota

Bogota ©

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 off the beaten path and head to Parque Natural Chicaque and Casa de Moneda - Coleccion Numismatica del Banco de la Republica. And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Gold Museum (Museo del Oro), admire the natural beauty at Jardin Botanico de Bogota Jose Celestino Mutis, take in the spiritual surroundings of La Catedral Primada, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Monserrate.

To see reviews, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Bogota holiday planner.

You can fly from Leticia to Bogota in 4.5 hours. Plan for much 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 22nd (Mon) to allow time to travel to Cali.

Things to do in Bogota

Parks · Wildlife · Museums · Nature

Side Trip

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4
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Cali

Cali ©

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 El Gato Del Rio( Gato De Tejada). Next up on the itinerary: get to know the fascinating history of Iglesia de San Antonio, appreciate the history behind Cristo Rey, explore the world behind art at Museo de Arte Colonial y Religioso La Merced, and get to know the resident critters at Zoologico de Cali.

For other places to visit, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Cali sightseeing planner.

You can fly from Bogota to Cali in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In March, Cali is somewhat warmer than Bogota - with highs of 36°C and lows of 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can go by car to Salento.

Things to do in Cali

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

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Nature / Wildlife Tour
Andoke
4.7
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Historic Walking Area
Iglesia de San Antonio
4.5

2
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Salento

Salento ©

Father of Quindio

Founded in 1842, the town of Salento represents the oldest established settlement in Quindio.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Sat): look for all kinds of wild species at Kasaguadua Natural Reserve and then head outdoors with Outdoor Activities. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: trot along with a tour on horseback, admire the verdant scenery at Valle del Cocora, and then view the masterpieces at Region Paisaje / Landscape Region.

For maps, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Salento sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Cali to Salento takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Cali in March, you will find days in Salento are slightly colder (32°C), and nights are about the same (20°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Medellin.

Things to do in Salento

Tours · Outdoors · Parks · Nature
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Adrenaline / Extreme Tour
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours
4.8

4
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Medellin

Medellin ©

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Parque Arvi and Museo de Antioquia. There's lots more to do: see Off-Road Tours, browse the exhibits of Arte Loft Galeria, make a trip to Escaleras Electricas De La Comuna 13, and pause for some serene contemplation at Templo Parroquial Jesus Nazareno.

For maps, photos, and other tourist information, use the Medellin itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Salento to Medellin takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In March in Medellin, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 21°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Medellin

Parks · Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife
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Wildlife Area
Parque Arvi
4.1
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Off-Road Tour
Off-Road Tours
4.9
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Water Body
Laguna de Guatape
4.6

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