22 days in Colombia Itinerary

22 days in Colombia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Colombia itinerary planner
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Bogota
— 1 night
Fly
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Santa Marta
— 7 nights
Drive
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Cartagena
— 2 nights
Fly
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Medellin
— 2 nights
Drive
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Guatape
— 3 nights
Fly
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Salento
— 3 nights
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Bogota
— 3 nights

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Bogota — 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Wed): admire the landmark architecture of Torre Colpatria, then see the interesting displays at Museo Internacional De La Esmeralda, then don't miss a visit to Plaza Del Chorro Del Quevedo, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Street Lynx Bta.

To find photos, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Bogota driving holiday planning website.

If you are flying in from The Netherlands, the closest major aiport is El Dorado International Airport. In November in Bogota, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Santa Marta.
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Santa Marta — 7 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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Ciudad Perdida. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Santa Marta: Parque Nacional Natural Tayrona (in Tayrona National Park) and Palomino (Spas & Playas de Palomino). And it doesn't end there: admire the natural beauty at Quinta de San Pedro Alejandrino, kick back and relax at Playa El Rodadero, pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de Santa Marta, and get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Rodadero Sea Aquarium and Museum.

Make your Santa Marta itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Traveling by flight from Bogota to Santa Marta takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Bogota in November, expect Santa Marta to be much hotter, temps between 38°C and 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to drive to Cartagena.
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Cartagena — 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Convent of Santa Cruz de la Popa, step into the grandiose world of Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas, and then contemplate the long history of Walled City of Cartagena. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take an in-depth tour of Museo del Oro Zenu, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sanctuary of Saint Peter Claver, then make a trip to Plaza Santo Domingo, and finally steep yourself in history at Las Bovedas.

To see traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Cartagena travel route app.

You can drive from Santa Marta to Cartagena in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In November, daytime highs in Cartagena are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can fly to Medellin.
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Medellin — 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Sun): get the lay of the land with Walking tours. On your second day here, see Off-Road Tours, then let the kids burn off some steam at Parque Lleras, then get engrossed in the history at Museum Pablo Escobar, and finally stop by Bukz.

For ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Medellin trip itinerary app.

You can fly from Cartagena to Medellin in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In November, Medellin is a bit cooler than Cartagena - with highs of 31°C and lows of 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Guatape.
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Guatape — 3 nights

On the shores of a large artificial lake, Guatape ensures a pleasant experience in a quiet little town known for its friendly residents and attractive architecture.
Guatape is known for nature, historic sites, and adventure. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic natural features at Piedra Del Penol, get out on two wheels at Guatape Motos, get great views at Guatape Dam, and get to know the fascinating history of Parque Tematico Replica del Viejo Penol.

For other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Guatape trip planner.

You can drive from Medellin to Guatape in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In November, Guatape is little chillier than Medellin - with highs of 24°C and lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) 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.
Make the 25th (Fri) an unforgettable day with an extreme tour. And it doesn't end there: stroll through Kasaguadua Natural Reserve, experience rural life at Las Acacias Coffee Farm, take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, and admire the verdant scenery at Valle del Cocora.

To find where to stay, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, use the Salento road trip app.

Traveling by flight from Guatape to Salento takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Guatape in November, things will get a bit warmer in Salento: highs are around 32°C and lows about 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to travel to Bogota.
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Bogota — 3 nights

Athens of South America

Explore Bogota's surroundings by going to Catedral de Sal de Zipaquira (in Zipaquira) and Centro de Memoria El Cuartico (in Valledupar). See even more of Bogota: tour the pleasant surroundings at Monserrate, steep yourself in history at Bolivar Square, savor the flavors at Food & Drink, and explore the world behind art at Museo Botero del Banco de la Republica.

For other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Bogota itinerary builder.

You can fly from Salento to Bogota in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or drive. In November, Bogota is little chillier than Salento - with highs of 22°C and lows of 10°C.
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Colombia travel guide

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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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