12 days in Colombia Itinerary

12 days in Colombia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Colombia vacation planner
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Palomino
— 1 night
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Tayrona National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Minca
— 4 nights
Drive
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Santa Marta
— 1 night
Fly
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Medellin
— 3 nights

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Palomino — 1 night

For traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Palomino day trip planning app.

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Palomino. January in Palomino sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 27°C at night. You'll set off for Tayrona National Park on the 13th (Thu).
Outdoors · Tours · Adventure · Parks
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Tayrona National Park — 2 nights

Start off your visit on the 13th (Thu): explore the striking landscape of Parque Nacional Natural Tayrona.

To find ratings, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Tayrona National Park trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Palomino to Tayrona National Park takes 2 hours. In January, daily temperatures in Tayrona National Park can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. You'll set off for Minca on the 15th (Sat).
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Highlights from your trip

Minca — 4 nights

A Minca vacation takes you to a small mountain village nestled above Santa Marta in the Sierra Nevada.
Minca is known for nature, outdoors, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: tour the pleasant surroundings at El Dorado Bird Reserve, take in the dramatic scenery at Cascadas de Marinka, and see the interesting displays at Museo del Cacao de Minca.

To find ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Minca trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Tayrona National Park to Minca in 1.5 hours. In January, daytime highs in Minca are 39°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. You'll set off for Santa Marta on the 19th (Wed).
Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Museums
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Santa Marta — 1 night

Many visitors begin their Santa Marta holiday, surrounded by urban clutter and heavy traffic, expecting little from the city in terms of historical importance.
For more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Santa Marta travel route planner.

You can drive from Minca to Santa Marta in an hour. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in January, and nighttime lows around 27°C. On the 20th (Thu), you're off to Medellin.
Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks
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Medellin — 3 nights

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 sightseeing, parks, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the local highlights with Walking tours, see Off-Road Tours, get engrossed in the history at Museo de Antioquia, and don't miss a visit to Plaza Botero.

To see where to stay, photos, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Medellin trip maker app.

You can fly from Santa Marta to Medellin in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Santa Marta in January, expect Medellin to be slightly colder, temps between 32°C and 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to travel back home.
Parks · Tours · Outdoors · Museums
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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.