25 days in Colombia Itinerary

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Bogota
— 5 nights
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Medellin
— 5 nights
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Cartagena
— 4 nights
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Santa Marta
— 3 nights
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Tayrona National Park
— 5 nights
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Bogota
— 1 night
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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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Bolivar Square as well as Parque Metropolitano Simon Bolivar. Do some cultural sightseeing at Catedral de Sal de Zipaquira and Barrio La Candelaria. There's more to do: stroll through Monserrate and let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour.

For other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Bogota online trip planner.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Bogota is an approximately 23.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Gulf Standard Time (GST) to Colombia Standard Time (COT) is minus 9 hours. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Dubai in July, with highs in Bogota at 21°C and lows at 10°C. On the 17th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Medellin.
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Medellin — 5 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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Plaza Botero, Comuna 13 Graffiti Tour and Jardin Botanico de Medellin. Get a sense of the local culture at Museum Pablo Escobar and Pueblito Paisa. Change things up with a short trip to Piedra Del Penol in Guatape (about 1h 50 min away).

For reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Medellin tour itinerary planning website.

Fly from Bogota to Medellin in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, Medellin is a bit warmer than Bogota - with highs of 34°C and lows of 20°C. You will have some time to spend on the 22nd (Sat) before leaving for Cartagena.
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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.
Convent of Santa Cruz de la Popa has been added to your itinerary.

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Getting from Medellin to Cartagena by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Medellin in July; daily highs in Cartagena reach 38°C and lows reach 30°C. You'll set off for Santa Marta on the 26th (Wed).
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Santa Marta — 3 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.
Santa Marta is known for beaches, wildlife, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in nature's colorful creations at Quinta de San Pedro Alejandrino and browse the different shops at Centro Comercial Buenavista.

To find reviews, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read Santa Marta trip app.

Drive from Cartagena to Santa Marta in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. July in Santa Marta sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 30°C at night. You'll set off for Tayrona National Park on the 29th (Sat).
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Tayrona National Park — 5 nights

Spend the 1st (Tue) exploring nature at Parque Nacional Natural Tayrona.

For where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Tayrona National Park trip itinerary builder tool.

You can drive from Santa Marta to Tayrona National Park in 1.5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Tayrona National Park can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. On the 3rd (Thu), you're off to Bogota.
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Bogota — 1 night

Athens of South America

On the 4th (Fri), look for gifts at Bta Capital.

For where to stay, photos, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Bogota online day trip planner.

Getting from Tayrona National Park to Bogota by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Tayrona National Park in August: high temperatures in Bogota hover around 22°C and lows are around 9°C. On the 4th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.
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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.
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