24 days in Colombia Itinerary

24 days in Colombia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Colombia visit planner

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Bogota
— 3 nights
Fly
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Medellin
— 2 nights
Fly
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Santa Marta
— 2 nights
Drive
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Riohacha
— 1 night
Drive
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Uribia
— 1 night
Drive
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Cabo de La Vela
— 1 night
Drive
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Valledupar
— 2 nights
Bus
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Cartagena
— 1 day
Fly
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San Andres Island
— 7 nights
Fly
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Cartagena
— 2 nights
Fly
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Bogota
— 1 night

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Bogota

— 3 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.
On the 1st (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Plaza de Mercado de Paloquemao, then steep yourself in history at Bolivar Square, then shop like a local with Barrio La Candelaria, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Monserrate.

To find reviews, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Bogota travel route tool.

If you are flying in from Russia, the closest major aiport is El Dorado International Airport. September in Bogota sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 9°C at night. On the 3rd (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Medellin.

Things to do in Bogota

Neighborhoods · Shopping · Parks · Museums
Find places to stay Sep 30 — Oct 3:

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.
On the 3rd (Sun), contemplate the long history of Pueblito Paisa, then don't miss a visit to Plaza Botero, then get the lay of the land with Zippy Tour Comuna 13, and finally stroll around Parque Lleras. Here are some ideas for day two: do sightseeing your way with Tours Guatape and then make a trip to Parque El Poblado.

To find traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Medellin trip itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by flight from Bogota to Medellin takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Bogota in October, expect Medellin to be somewhat warmer, temps between 32°C and 20°C. You will have some time to spend on the 5th (Tue) before leaving for Santa Marta.

Things to do in Medellin

Tours · Fun & Games · Parks · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Oct 3 — 5:

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.
On the 5th (Tue), stroll around Parque de Los Novios and then get outside with El Rodadero. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Wed): kick back and relax at Playa Cristal.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Santa Marta driving holiday planner.

Fly from Medellin to Santa Marta in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Medellin in October, expect Santa Marta to be somewhat warmer, temps between 38°C and 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can go by car to Riohacha.

Things to do in Santa Marta

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 5 — 7:

Riohacha

— 1 night
Lying where the Rancheria River flows into the Caribbean Sea, Riohacha serves as a gateway to the desert region of La Guajira Peninsula.
For reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Riohacha trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Santa Marta to Riohacha in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Riohacha are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. You will have some time to spend on the 8th (Fri) before leaving for Uribia.

Things to do in Riohacha

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Adventure
Find places to stay Oct 7 — 8:

Uribia

— 1 night
Spread out across the northern end of La Guajira Peninsula, Uribia serves up a taste of indigenous Wayuu culture and starkly beautiful scenes of arid beaches meeting the turquoise Caribbean Sea.
On the 8th (Fri), head outdoors with Pilon de Azucar.

To see traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Uribia route maker app.

You can drive from Riohacha to Uribia in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in October, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can drive to Cabo de La Vela.

Things to do in Uribia

Outdoors
Find places to stay Oct 8 — 9:
Highlights from your trip

Cabo de La Vela

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 9th (Sat): kick back and relax at Cabo de la Vela. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through Punta Gallinas.

To see photos, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Cabo de La Vela trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Uribia to Cabo de La Vela by car takes about 2 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to travel to Valledupar.

Things to do in Cabo de La Vela

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 9 — 10:

Valledupar

— 2 nights

City of the Holy Kings of Valledupar

Between the mountains of Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta and the Serrania del Perija, Valledupar has become known as the home of Vallenato music, a distinctive style of song performed with an accordion, caja (a small drum), and a guacharaca (a percussive, scraping instrument).
Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Plaza Alfonso Lopez Valledupar, tour the pleasant surroundings at Balneario Hurtado, and then don't miss a visit to Parque De Las Monedas.

For photos, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Valledupar trip builder app.

Drive from Cabo de La Vela to Valledupar in 5.5 hours. In October in Valledupar, expect temperatures between 39°C during the day and 27°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to fly to Cartagena.

Things to do in Valledupar

Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks
Find places to stay Oct 10 — 12:

Cartagena

— 1 day

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.
To see reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Cartagena holiday builder app.

Traveling by flight from Valledupar to Cartagena takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in October, and nighttime lows around 30°C. You'll set off for San Andres Island on the 13th (Wed).

Things to do in Cartagena

Tours · Outdoors · Nightlife · Shopping
Find places to stay Oct 12 — 13:

San Andres Island

— 7 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 La Piscinita, kick back and relax at Bahia del Cove, and explore the striking landscape at Hoyo Soplador.

To find reviews, photos, maps, and tourist information, go to the San Andres Island tour builder app.

Getting from Cartagena to San Andres Island by flight takes about 3 hours. In October in San Andres Island, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 29°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Cartagena.

Things to do in San Andres Island

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches
Find places to stay Oct 13 — 20:

Cartagena

— 2 nights

City of Heroes

To find traveler tips and other tourist information, go to the Cartagena trip planner.

Traveling by flight from San Andres Island to Cartagena takes 3 hours. On the 22nd (Fri), you'll travel to Bogota.

Things to do in Cartagena

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Oct 20 — 22:

Bogota

— 1 night

Athens of South America

Plan my day in Bogota using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

You can fly from Cartagena to Bogota in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Cartagena in October, expect Bogota to be colder, temps between 22°C and 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Bogota

Tours · Outdoors · Nightlife · Shopping
Find places to stay Oct 22 — 23:

Colombia travel guide

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Historic Sites · Landmarks · Churches
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.