22 days in Colombia Itinerary

22 days in Colombia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Colombia visit planner

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Bogota
— 5 nights
Drive
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Villa de Leyva
— 3 nights
Bus to Aeropuero Int. El Dora, Fly to Cartagena
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Cartagena
— 2 nights
Ferry
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Islas de Rosario
— 2 nights
Bus
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Santa Marta
— 2 nights
Drive
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Tayrona National Park
— 5 nights
Fly
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Bogota
— 2 nights
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Bogota

— 5 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) and Laguna de Guatavita (in Tierra Negra). And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Gold Museum (Museo del Oro), steep yourself in history at Bolivar Square, stop by Bta Capital, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Monserrate.

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Hamburg, Germany to Bogota is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Colombia Standard Time (COT) is minus 6 hours. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Hamburg in November: high temperatures in Bogota hover around 22°C and lows are around 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Villa de Leyva.

Things to do in Bogota

Museums · Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 12 — 17:

Villa de Leyva

— 3 nights
Positioned away from major trade routes and exploitable resources, the colonial town of Villa de Leyva has been largely left alone--leaving a window into the 16th century that has become one of Colombia's most popular attractions.
Villa de Leyva is known for nature, museums, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at Museo Paleontológico, admire the landmark architecture of Casa Terracota, learn about winemaking at Viñedo Ain Karim, and explore the activities along Pozos Azules.

For more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Villa de Leyva road trip planner.

Getting from Bogota to Villa de Leyva by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. You'll set off for Cartagena on the 20th (Sat).

Things to do in Villa de Leyva

Museums · Nature · Parks · Wineries
Find places to stay Nov 17 — 20:

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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sun): don't miss a visit to Plaza Santo Domingo, then step into the grandiose world of Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Convent of Santa Cruz de la Popa.

To find other places to visit, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Cartagena trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Villa de Leyva to Cartagena by combination of bus and flight takes about 8 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In November in Cartagena, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 30°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can ride a ferry to Islas de Rosario.

Things to do in Cartagena

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Nov 20 — 22:

Islas de Rosario

— 2 nights
Spend a day outdoors on the 22nd (Mon) with IslaBela.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read our Islas de Rosario trip itinerary app.

Getting from Cartagena to Islas de Rosario by ferry takes about 2 hours. In November, daily temperatures in Islas de Rosario can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. On the 24th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a bus to Santa Marta.

Things to do in Islas de Rosario

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 22 — 24:

Santa Marta

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Thu): explore the world behind art at Quinta de San Pedro Alejandrino and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

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Getting from Islas de Rosario to Santa Marta by bus takes about 5 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In November in Santa Marta, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Tayrona National Park.

Things to do in Santa Marta

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Museums
Find places to stay Nov 24 — 26:

Tayrona National Park

— 5 nights
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Tayrona National Park: Parque Nacional Natural Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta (in Minca) and Taironaka Turismo Ecologico (in Santa Ana). Spend the 26th (Fri) exploring nature at Parque Nacional Natural Tayrona.

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Traveling by car from Santa Marta to Tayrona National Park takes 1.5 hours. November in Tayrona National Park sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Wed) to allow time for the flight to Bogota.

Things to do in Tayrona National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 26 — Dec 1:

Bogota

— 2 nights

Athens of South America

On the 1st (Wed), take an in-depth tour of Casa Museo Quinta de Bolivar and then relax and rejuvenate at Yogasana. Keep things going the next day: grab your bike and head to Ciclovia de Bogota and then take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin Botanico de Bogota Jose Celestino Mutis.

To find ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Bogota trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Tayrona National Park to Bogota takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Tayrona National Park in December, things will get colder in Bogota: highs are around 22°C and lows about 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Bogota

Parks · Trails · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 1 — 3:

Colombia travel guide

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Historic Sites · Landmarks · Specialty Museums
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.