47 days in Colombia Itinerary

47 days in Colombia Itinerary

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47 days in Colombia Itinerary

Milan
Fly:  18​h 15​min
Medellin
— 6 nights
Fly:  1​h 30​min
Manizales
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
Salento
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h
Cali
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
Santa Marta
— 6 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
Cartagena
— 7 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
San Andres, San Andres Island
— 5 nights
Fly:  6​h
Fusagasuga
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
Bogota
— 8 nights
Fly:  16​h 30​min
Milan

6
days
Medellin

Medellin ©
Nestled between rising hills in a narrow valley, Medellin serves as an energetic melting pot of people from all socio-economic classes.
Step out of Medellin with an excursion to Piedra del Penol in Guatape--about 1h 50 min away. Next up on the itinerary: take in the local highlights with Walking tours, contemplate the waterfront views at Laguna de Guatape, stroll through Bare Foot Park (Parque de los Pies Descalzos), and enjoy some diversion at Parque Norte.

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Milan, Italy to Medellin is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. Traveling from Milan to Medellin, you'll gain 6 hours due to the time zone difference. In August, daily temperatures in Medellin can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to travel to Manizales.

Things to do in Medellin

#Parks, #Nature, #Tours

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Piedra del Penol
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Parque Explora ©
Parque Explora
Piedra del Penol ©
Piedra del Penol
Walking tours

4
days
Manizales

Manizales ©
A major center of education and commerce, Manizales also serves as one of the hubs of coffee production in Colombia.
Change things up with these side-trips from Manizales: Monumento al Machete (in Santa Rosa de Cabal) and Hacienda Guayabal (in Chinchina). Next up on the itinerary: explore and take pictures at Cafe Tio Conejo, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Our Lady of the Rosary, admire the natural beauty at Recinto del Pensamiento, and don't miss a visit to Plaza de Bolivar.

To find maps, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Manizales day trip website .

Getting from Medellin to Manizales by flight takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Salento.

Things to do in Manizales

#Outdoors, #Historic Sites, #Parks

Side Trips

Monumento al Machete, Hacienda Guayabal
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Coffee Tour Hacienda Venecia ©
Coffee Tour Hacienda Venecia
Cafe Tio Conejo ©
Cafe Tio Conejo
Catedral de Manizales ©
Catedral de Manizales

4
days
Salento

Salento ©
Founded in 1842, the town of Salento represents the oldest established settlement in Quindio.
Get out of town with these interesting Salento side-trips: Monumento a Cristo Rey (in Belalcazar) and Mirador de Filandia (in Filandia). Spend the 23rd (Thu) exploring nature at Bosques de Cocora. Spend the 26th (Sun) among the fascinating landscape of Crested Outdoor. And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Kasaguadua Natural Reserve, go for a walk through Ecoparque the Mirador and Alto de la Cruz, pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia Nuestra Senora del Carmen, and savor a delicious cup with a coffee and tea tour.

To see ratings, photos, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Salento vacation planning website .

Drive from Manizales to Salento in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. August in Salento sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to drive to Cali.

Things to do in Salento

#Parks, #Nature, #Tours

Side Trips

Mirador de Filandia, Monumento a Cristo Rey
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Kasaguadua Natural Reserve ©
Kasaguadua Natural Reserve
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Bosques de Cocora
Crested Outdoor ©
Crested Outdoor

4
days
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.
Cali is known for zoos & aquariums, historic sites, museums, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at Museo Aereo Fenix, stroll through Ecoparque de las Garzas, explore the activities along Pance River, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Iglesia de San Antonio.

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Traveling by car from Salento to Cali takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) so you can travel to Santa Marta.

Things to do in Cali

#Parks, #Zoos & Aquariums, #Historic Sites
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Museo Aereo Fenix ©
Museo Aereo Fenix
Zoologico de Cali ©
Zoologico de Cali
Andoke ©
Andoke

6
days
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 striking landscape of Parque Nacional Natural Tayrona, admire the masterpieces at Quinta de San Pedro Alejandrino, don't miss a visit to Parque de Los Novios, and enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Blanca.

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You can fly from Cali to Santa Marta in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Santa Marta when traveling from Cali in August, with lows around 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Thu) to allow time for the car ride to Cartagena.

Things to do in Santa Marta

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trip

Playa Grande
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Parque Nacional Natural Tayrona ©
Parque Nacional Natural Tayrona
Scuba & Snorkeling
Cristal Beach ©
Cristal Beach

7
days
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. And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to San Felipe de Barajas Castle, admire the landmark architecture of Las Bovedas, contemplate the long history of Walled City of Cartagena, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Convento La Popa de la Galera.

To see maps, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Cartagena trip builder tool .

Traveling by car from Santa Marta to Cartagena takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September in Cartagena, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 30°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can travel to San Andres.

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
Convent of Santa Cruz de la Popa ©
Convent of Santa Cruz de la Popa

4
days
San Andres, San Andres Island

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: head off the coast to Johnny Cay, tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa de San Luis, see the interesting displays at Parque Tematico El Pueblito Isleno San Andres, and make a trip to Blow Hole.

To see photos, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the San Andres online sightseeing planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Cartagena to San Andres. In September in San Andres, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 30°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Fusagasuga.

Things to do in San Andres

#Parks, #Nature, #Beaches

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

1
day
Fusagasuga

Fusagasuga ©
Fusagasugá or Fusa is a town and municipality in the department of Cundinamarca, in central Colombia. Start off your visit on the 18th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Eje cafetero (Zona Cafetera).

To find maps, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Fusagasuga trip planner .

Explore your travel options from San Andres to Fusagasuga with the Route module. Expect slightly colder evenings in Fusagasuga when traveling from San Andres in September, with lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Bogota.
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Eje cafetero (Zona Cafetera) ©
Eje cafetero (Zona Cafetera)

8
days
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.
Explore Bogota's surroundings by going to Parque Jaime Duque (in Tocancipa), Laguna de Guatavita (in Tierra Negra) and Catedral de Sal (in Zipaquira). And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Gold Museum (Museo del Oro), stroll through Ciclovia de Bogota, steep yourself in history at Bolivar plaza, and wander the streets of Barrio La Candelaria.

To find where to stay, photos, maps, and tourist information, use the Bogota travel route planner .

Traveling by car from Fusagasuga to Bogota takes 2 hours. Traveling from Fusagasuga in September, things will get much colder in Bogota: highs are around 22°C and lows about 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Bogota

#Parks, #Museums, #Historic Sites

Side Trips

Catedral de Sal, Parque Jaime Duque, Laguna de Guatavita
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Gold Museum (Museo del Oro) ©
Gold Museum (Museo del Oro)
Mount Monserrate ©
Mount Monserrate
Museo Botero del Banco de la Republica ©

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