35 days in Colombia Itinerary

35 days in Colombia Itinerary

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Bogota
— 6 nights
Fly
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Santa Marta
— 3 nights
Drive
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Cartagena
— 3 nights
Fly
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Medellin
— 5 nights
Fly
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Salento
— 3 nights
Drive
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Armenia
— 2 nights
Bus
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Ibague
— 6 nights
Drive
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Pitalito
— 4 nights
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Bogota

— 6 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.
Get out of town with these interesting Bogota side-trips: Zipaquira (Catedral de Sal de Zipaquira & Esensal). There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at Museo Botero del Banco de la Republica, take a stroll through Parque 93, make a trip to Bolivar Square, and examine the collection at Museo Nacional de Colombia.

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Melbourne, Australia to Bogota is an approximately 28-hour flight. You'll gain 15 hours traveling from Melbourne to Bogota due to the time zone difference. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Melbourne in February: high temperatures in Bogota hover around 24°C and lows are around 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can catch the flight to Santa Marta.

Things to do in Bogota

Parks · Tours · Museums · Shopping

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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: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, stroll around Parque de Los Novios, stroll through Playa Blanca, and take in nature's colorful creations at Quinta de San Pedro Alejandrino.

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Traveling by flight from Bogota to Santa Marta takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Bogota in February, expect Santa Marta to be much warmer, temps between 39°C and 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Cartagena.

Things to do in Santa Marta

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife

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Cartagena

— 3 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.
Cartagena is known for historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: step into the grandiose world of Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Convent of Santa Cruz de la Popa, and take an in-depth tour of Museo del Oro Zenu.

To see traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Cartagena trip planner.

Drive from Santa Marta to Cartagena in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. When traveling from Santa Marta in February, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Cartagena: temperatures range from 36°C by day to 28°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Medellin.

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Medellin

— 5 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: take in the local highlights with Walking tours, walk around Parque Lleras, get engrossed in the history at Museo de Antioquia, and make a trip to Plaza Botero.

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Traveling by flight from Cartagena to Medellin takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Cartagena in February, expect Medellin to be little chillier, temps between 32°C and 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) to allow time to fly to Salento.

Things to do in Medellin

Parks · Tours · Zoos & Aquariums · Nature
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Salento

— 3 nights

Father of Quindio

Founded in 1842, the town of Salento represents the oldest established settlement in Quindio.
On the 24th (Thu), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Bosques de Cocora. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Fri): take in the dramatic scenery at Cascadas de Cocora, admire the verdant scenery at Valle del Cocora, and then take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback.

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Fly from Medellin to Salento in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in February, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can go by car to Armenia.

Things to do in Salento

Nature · Parks · Tours · Outdoors
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Armenia

— 2 nights

Miracle City

The capital city of Quindio Department, Armenia was founded in 1889 by Jesus Maria Ocampo as he sought a hideout in the Quindio mountains.
On the 26th (Sat), make a trip to Plaza de Bolivar and then find something for the whole family at Panaca. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the natural beauty at Jardin Botanico del Quindio and then take an in-depth tour of Museo del Oro Quimbaya.

To see traveler tips, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read our Armenia online day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Salento to Armenia takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In February, daily temperatures in Armenia can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a bus to Ibague.

Things to do in Armenia

Theme Parks · Museums · Parks

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Ibague

— 6 nights

Musical City of Colombia

In a country so tied to its rhythms and melodies, Ibague proudly bears the title of "Musical City of Colombia." And it's earned it, too, with folk music festivals, bars with live traditional music, concert halls, and some of the most prestigious musical education institutions on the continent.
Ibague is known for nature, parks, and beaches. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral Primada de Ibague, browse the different shops at Centro Comercial Multicentro Ibague, explore the world behind art at Museo de Arte del Tolima, and don't miss a visit to Plaza de Bolivar.

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Take a bus from Armenia to Ibague in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In February, daytime highs in Ibague are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Pitalito.

Things to do in Ibague

Parks · Historic Sites · Shopping · Nature
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Pitalito

— 4 nights
Pitalito is a Colombian town and municipality located to the south of the Department of Huila, Colombia over the Valley of the Rio Grande de la Magdalena, 188 km from Huila's capital, Neiva. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Pitalito: Parque Nacional Natural Cueva de los Guacharos (in Acevedo) and Isnos (Alto de Las Piedras Archaeological Park & Salto de Bordones). There's more to do: browse the different shops at Gran Plaza San Antonio and get a sense of history and politics at Alcaldia de Pitalito.

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Traveling by car from Ibague to Pitalito takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Ibague in March, expect nights in Pitalito to be a bit warmer, around 29°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Pitalito

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Shopping

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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.