19 days in Colombia Itinerary

19 days in Colombia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Colombia planner
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Cartagena
— 4 nights
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Medellin
— 3 nights
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Salento
— 3 nights
Fly to Bogota, Foot to Bogota
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Bogota
— 4 nights
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San Andres Island
— 4 nights
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Cartagena — 4 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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cartagena: Oceanario (in Islas de Rosario) and Isla Baru (Playa Blanca & Playa Puntilla). And it doesn't end there: step into the grandiose world of Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas, make a trip to Plaza Santo Domingo, steep yourself in history at Torre del Reloj, and get to know the fascinating history of Baluarte de la Merced.

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If you are flying in from Germany, the closest major aiports are Rafael Nuñez International Airport and Ernesto Cortissoz International Airport. In August, daily temperatures in Cartagena can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can catch the flight to Medellin.
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Medellin — 3 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 sightseeing, parks, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: get the lay of the land with Walking tours, contemplate the waterfront views at Laguna de Guatape, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Templo Parroquial Jesus Nazareno, and browse the different shops at Plaza Minorista.

To find reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Medellin route planner.

Traveling by flight from Cartagena to Medellin takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Cartagena in August, with highs in Medellin at 33°C and lows at 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) to allow time to fly to Salento.
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Salento — 3 nights

Father of Quindio

Founded in 1842, the town of Salento represents the oldest established settlement in Quindio.
Spend the 24th (Wed) exploring nature at Bosques de Cocora. There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Kasaguadua Natural Reserve, relax in the rural setting at Las Acacias Coffee Farm, get outside with Outdoor Activities, and trot along with a tour on horseback.

To see ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Salento day trip website.

Traveling by flight from Medellin to Salento takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Salento are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to travel to Bogota.
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Bogota — 4 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.
Explore Bogota's surroundings by going to Zipaquira (Museo Arqueologico de Zipaquira & Catedral de Sal de Zipaquira) and Iglesia de Nuestra Senora de Fatima (in Tocancipa). The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at Museo Botero del Banco de la Republica, look for gifts at Cesar Giraldo, Taller Manual Del Cuero, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and contemplate the long history of Bolivar Square.

To find maps, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Bogota trip maker tool.

You can fly from Salento to Bogota in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and flight; or drive. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Salento in August: high temperatures in Bogota hover around 22°C and lows are around 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to San Andres Island.
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San Andres Island — 4 nights

The coral San Andres Island boasts a rich colonial history, exotic beaches, and a laidback, tropical lifestyle.
San Andres Island is known for nature, wildlife, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: step off the mainland to explore Johnny Cay, tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa de San Luis, Head underground at Morgan's Cave, and take in the dramatic natural features at Hoyo Soplador.

For ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the San Andres Island trip maker.

You can fly from Bogota to San Andres Island in 4 hours. Expect much hotter temperatures when traveling from Bogota in August; daily highs in San Andres Island reach 36°C and lows reach 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can fly back home.
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Colombia travel guide

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Historic Sites · Landmarks · Beaches
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.
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