30 days in Colombia Itinerary

30 days in Colombia Itinerary

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Bogota
— 5 nights
Foot to Bogota, Fly to Salento
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Salento
— 3 nights
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Montenegro
— 2 nights
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Medellin
— 4 nights
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Tayrona National Park
— 1 night
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Santa Marta
— 3 nights
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San Andres Island
— 5 nights
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Cartagena
— 4 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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bogota: Zipaquira (Esensal & Catedral de Sal de Zipaquira). There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Gold Museum (Museo del Oro), admire the masterpieces at Museo Botero del Banco de la Republica, explore the galleries of Barrio La Candelaria, and get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Bogota trip planner.

Singapore, Singapore to Bogota is an approximately 30-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 13 hours traveling from Singapore to Bogota. Traveling from Singapore in September, things will get cooler in Bogota: highs are around 22°C and lows about 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can travel to Salento.

Things to do in Bogota

Museums · Tours · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 1 — 6:

Salento

— 3 nights

Father of Quindio

Founded in 1842, the town of Salento represents the oldest established settlement in Quindio.
Spend the 8th (Wed) exploring nature at Bosques de Cocora. There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Kasaguadua Natural Reserve, browse the exhibits of Region Paisaje / Landscape Region, experience rural life at El Recuerdo Finca Cafetera Tradicional, and admire the verdant scenery at Valle del Cocora.

To find maps, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Salento online holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Bogota to Salento takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Bogota in September: high temperatures in Salento hover around 34°C and lows are around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Montenegro.

Things to do in Salento

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Shopping
Find places to stay Sep 6 — 9:

Montenegro

— 2 nights
Named after the dark trees covering the area's hills, Montenegro (literally Black Mountain) sits in a verdant zone irrigated by three major rivers.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Fri): find something for the whole family at Parque del Cafe. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Sat): get outside with Globos Colombia and then make a trip to Eje Cafetero (Zona Cafetera).

To see photos, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read Montenegro planning app.

You can drive from Salento to Montenegro in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in September, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can fly to Medellin.

Things to do in Montenegro

Theme Parks · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 9 — 11:

Medellin

— 4 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 parks, museums, and zoos & aquariums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: get the lay of the land with Walking tours, don't miss a visit to Plaza Botero, see Off-Road Tours, and contemplate the waterfront views at Laguna de Guatape.

For where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Medellin online trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Montenegro to Medellin takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Tayrona National Park.

Things to do in Medellin

Parks · Tours · Outdoors · Zoos & Aquariums
Find places to stay Sep 11 — 15:

Tayrona National Park

— 1 night
On the 16th (Thu), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Parque Nacional Natural Tayrona.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Tayrona National Park trip planner.

You can fly from Medellin to Tayrona National Park in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In September, Tayrona National Park is a bit warmer than Medellin - with highs of 39°C and lows of 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to drive to Santa Marta.

Things to do in Tayrona National Park

Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Sep 15 — 16:
Highlights from your trip

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.
Take a break from Santa Marta with a short trip to Museo Minca - Memorial Museum of the Sierra Nevada in Minca, about 44 minutes away. There's still lots to do: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, head outdoors with El Rodadero, enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Blanca, and take in nature's colorful creations at Quinta de San Pedro Alejandrino.

For more things to do, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read our Santa Marta tour planner.

Traveling by car from Tayrona National Park to Santa Marta takes 1.5 hours. In September, daytime highs in Santa Marta are 39°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to fly to San Andres Island.

Things to do in Santa Marta

Outdoors · Parks · Museums · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 16 — 19:

San Andres Island

— 5 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, see some colorful creatures with Scuba San Andres Dive Shop, take in the dramatic natural features at Hoyo Soplador, and admire the natural beauty at Hill Botanical Gardens San Andrés.

Make your San Andres Island itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Traveling by flight from Santa Marta to San Andres Island takes 6.5 hours. When traveling from Santa Marta in September, plan for little chillier days in San Andres Island, with highs around 36°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) to allow time to fly to Cartagena.

Things to do in San Andres Island

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife
Find places to stay Sep 19 — 24:

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: Isla Baru (Aviario Nacional de Colombia & Playa Blanca). There's still lots to do: step into the grandiose world of Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas, take in the spiritual surroundings of Convent of Santa Cruz de la Popa, contemplate the long history of Walled City of Cartagena, and explore the world behind art at La Presentacion Casa Museo Arte y Cultura.

For ratings, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Cartagena trip itinerary planning website.

You can fly from San Andres Island to Cartagena in 3 hours. September in Cartagena sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 30°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cartagena

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 24 — 28:

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.