39 days in Colombia Itinerary

39 days in Colombia Itinerary

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39 days in Colombia Itinerary

Start: Brussels
Fly:  15​h 30​min
1
Medellin
— 13 nights
Drive:  8​h 15​min
2
Fusagasuga
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h
3
San Andres
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
4
Cartagena
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
5
Santa Marta
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
6
Cali
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h
7
Salento
— 4 nights
Fly:  21​h 45​min
End: Brussels

13
nights
Medellin

Medellin ©
Nestled between rising hills in a narrow valley, Medellin serves as an energetic melting pot of people from all socio-economic classes.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Medellin: Santa Fe de Antioquia (Centro Historico Santa Fe de Antioquia, Museo Monsenor Toro, arte religioso, & more), Guatape (Cable Paseo Guatape & Iglesia de Nuestra Senora del Carmen) and Parque Ecologico Los Salados (in Retiro). Make the 19th (Sat) a stimulating day with a coffee and tea tour. There's much more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Laguna de Guatape, identify plant and animal life at Cerro El Volador, enjoy some diversion at Parque Norte, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Parque Zoologico Santa Fe.

To find traveler tips, ratings, photos, and tourist information, use the Medellin trip builder tool .

Brussels, Belgium to Medellin is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Brussels to Medellin, you'll gain 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Brussels in May, with highs in Medellin at 32°C and lows at 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Fusagasuga.

Things to do in Medellin

#Parks, #Tours, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Santa Fe de Antioquia, Guatape, Plaza Pakita, Parque Ecologico Los Salados
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Laguna de Guatape ©
Laguna de Guatape
Cerro Nutibara ©
Cerro Nutibara
Centro Comercial Santafé ©
Centro Comercial Santafé

1
night
Fusagasuga

Fusagasuga ©
Fusagasugá or Fusa is a town and municipality in the department of Cundinamarca, in central Colombia. To find reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Fusagasuga online tour itinerary planner .

You can drive from Medellin to Fusagasuga in 9.5 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 23°C. On the 30th (Wed), you're off toSan Andres.
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Eje cafetero (Zona Cafetera) ©
Eje cafetero (Zona Cafetera)

4
nights
San Andres

San Andres ©
If you're looking for sunshine, clear waters, and tropical warmth, a San Andres vacation could be just what the doctor ordered.
San Andres is known for nature, wildlife, beaches, adventure, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: step off the mainland to explore Johnny Cay, see the interesting displays at Parque Tematico El Pueblito Isleno San Andres, make a trip to Rocky Cay, and kick back and relax at Playa de San Luis.

For reviews, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the San Andres trip builder website .

Explore your travel options from Fusagasuga to San Andres with the Route module. Traveling from Fusagasuga in May, San Andres is a bit warmer at night with lows of 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Cartagena.

Things to do in San Andres

#Parks, #Nature, #Beaches

Side Trip

San Andres Island
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Johnny Cay ©
Johnny Cay
La Piscinita ©
La Piscinita
Blow Hole ©
Blow Hole

5
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.
When in Cartagena, make a side trip to see Playa Blanca in Isla Baru, approximately 1h 05 min away. There's lots more to do: make a trip to San Felipe de Barajas Castle, gain insight at Plaza Santo Domingo, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Convento La Popa de la Galera, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sanctuary of Saint Peter Claver.

For photos, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read Cartagena tour itinerary builder app .

The Route module can help you plan travel from San Andres to Cartagena. In June in Cartagena, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 30°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can drive to Santa Marta.

Things to do in Cartagena

#Historic Sites, #Outdoors, #Parks

Side Trip

Playa Blanca
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San Felipe de Barajas Castle ©
San Felipe de Barajas Castle
Walled City of Cartagena ©
Walled City of Cartagena
Plaza Santo Domingo ©
Plaza Santo Domingo

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.
Santa Marta is known for nature, beaches, adventure, historic sites, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Parque Nacional Natural Tayrona, admire the masterpieces at Quinta de San Pedro Alejandrino, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Mundo Marino, and enjoy the sand and surf at Cristal Beach.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Santa Marta online itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Cartagena to Santa Marta takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. June in Santa Marta sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 30°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to travel to Cali.

Things to do in Santa Marta

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches
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Parque Nacional Natural Tayrona ©
Parque Nacional Natural Tayrona
Scuba & Snorkeling
Cristal Beach ©
Cristal Beach

5
nights
Cali

Cali ©
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Estadio Deportivo Cali (in Palmira), Basilica de Nuestro Senor de Los Milagros de Buga (in Buga) and Hacienda El Paraiso (in El Cerrito). And it doesn't end there: meet the residents at Zoologico de Cali, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia La Ermita, see the interesting displays at Museo Aereo Fenix, and look for gifts at Centro Comercial UNICENTRO.

To see photos, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Cali itinerary website .

Traveling by flight from Santa Marta to Cali takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Santa Marta in June, with highs in Cali at 36°C and lows at 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Salento.

Things to do in Cali

#Historic Sites, #Zoos & Aquariums, #Parks

Side Trips

Basilica Del Señor de los Milagros, Estadio Deportivo Cali, Hacienda El Paraiso
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Iglesia de San Antonio ©
Iglesia de San Antonio
Zoologico de Cali ©
Zoologico de Cali
Andoke ©
Andoke

4
nights
Salento

Salento ©
Founded in 1842, the town of Salento represents the oldest established settlement in Quindio.
Change things up with these side-trips from Salento: Hacienda Guayabal (in Chinchina) and Mirador de Filandia (in Filandia). Spend the 19th (Tue) exploring nature at Bosques de Cocora. There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Kasaguadua Natural Reserve, pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia Nuestra Senora del Carmen, go for a walk through Ecoparque the Mirador and Alto de la Cruz, and savor the flavors at Food & Drink.

For maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Salento road trip planning website .

You can drive from Cali to Salento in 3 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and taxi. In June, daily temperatures in Salento can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. On the 21st (Thu), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Salento

#Parks, #Nature, #Tours

Side Trips

Hacienda Guayabal, Mirador de Filandia
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Kasaguadua Natural Reserve ©
Kasaguadua Natural Reserve
Bosques de Cocora ©
Bosques de Cocora
Mirador de Filandia ©
Mirador de Filandia

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