28 days in Colombia Itinerary

28 days in Colombia Itinerary

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Ferry
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Isla Baru
— 2 nights
Unknown
2
Islas de Rosario
— 2 nights
Bus to Santa Marta, Taxi to Tayrona National Park
3
Tayrona National Park
— 2 nights
Fly
4
Bogota
— 5 nights
Foot to Bogota, Fly to Salento
5
Salento
— 4 nights
Drive
6
Villavieja
— 1 night
Drive
7
Neiva
— 3 nights
Drive
8
Cali
— 2 nights
Fly
9
Leticia
— 4 nights

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Isla Baru — 2 nights

Lying south of Cartagena, Isla Baru was connected to the mainland until the construction of the Canal del Dique.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Thu): discover the deep blue sea with Afronautica and then enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Blanca. On the 16th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Puntilla and then stroll through Aviario Nacional de Colombia.

To find other places to visit, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Isla Baru trip itinerary builder website.

Cartagena to Isla Baru is an approximately 2.5-hour ferry ride. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to travel to Islas de Rosario.
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Islas de Rosario — 2 nights

On the 17th (Sat), observe the fascinating underwater world at Oceanario and then get outside with Bora Bora Cartagena Beach Club. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: head outdoors with IslaBela.

To see where to stay, maps, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Islas de Rosario trip website.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Isla Baru to Islas de Rosario. In December in Islas de Rosario, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 28°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to travel to Tayrona National Park.
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Tayrona National Park — 2 nights

Start off your visit on the 19th (Mon): explore the striking landscape of Parque Nacional Natural Tayrona. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through Playa de las 7 Olas and then enjoy the sand and surf at Cabo San Juan Del Guia.

For photos, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read Tayrona National Park trip planner.

You can do a combination of bus and taxi from Islas de Rosario to Tayrona National Park in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and flight; or do a combination of ferry, car, bus, and taxi. In December, daily temperatures in Tayrona National Park can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Bogota.
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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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Bogota: Laguna de Guatavita (in Tierra Negra) and Centro de Memoria El Cuartico (in Valledupar). There's still lots to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Monserrate, look for gifts at Vitrina Guayca, see the interesting displays at Museo Nacional de Colombia, and stroll through Ciclovia de Bogota.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Bogota online itinerary 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. Traveling from Tayrona National Park in December, expect Bogota to be much colder, temps between 22°C and 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Salento.
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Salento — 4 nights

Father of Quindio

Founded in 1842, the town of Salento represents the oldest established settlement in Quindio.
Spend the 27th (Tue) exploring nature at Bosques de Cocora. There's still lots to do: stroll through Kasaguadua Natural Reserve, experience rural life at El Recuerdo Finca Cafetera Tradicional, take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, and get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour.

To see maps, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Salento visit planner.

You can fly from Bogota to Salento in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Bogota in December: high temperatures in Salento hover around 32°C and lows are around 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Villavieja.
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Villavieja — 1 night

Clinging to the banks of the Magdalena River, Villavieja serves as a gateway to the Tatacoa Desert.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Fri): examine the collection at Casa del Totumo, tour the pleasant surroundings at Desierto de la Tatacoa, and then walk around Parque Tematico el Valle de la Tatacoa. On the next day, see the interesting displays at Museo Paleontologico.

To find other places to visit, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read Villavieja trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Salento to Villavieja takes 7 hours. Traveling from Salento in December, expect Villavieja to be a bit warmer, temps between 38°C and 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) so you can drive to Neiva.
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Neiva — 3 nights

Neiva is the capital of the Department of Huila. Venture out of the city with trips to Betania Reservoir (in Yaguara) and Thermal Spas (in Rivera). There's much more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia Colonial, admire the landmark architecture of Edificio Nacional, stroll around Santander Park, and don't miss a visit to Catedral de Neiva.

To see where to stay, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Neiva online sightseeing planner.

Drive from Villavieja to Neiva in an hour. In January, daytime highs in Neiva are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. On the 4th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Cali.
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Cali — 2 nights

Salsa Capital of the World

Learning how to salsa may be the most popular thing to do in Cali, but this giant city in southwestern Colombia represents more than just the "Salsa Capital of the World." Home to over 2 million people, thriving Cali serves as a major commercial and industrial center in South America, boasting the fastest-growing economy in Colombia.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Caliwood Museo de la Cinematografia, then admire the landmark architecture of El Gato Del Rio( Gato De Tejada), and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Iglesia de San Antonio. Here are some ideas for day two: pause for some photo ops at Cristo Rey, then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Zoologico de Cali, and then examine the collection at MUSA Museo Arqueologico.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Cali trip planner.

Traveling by car from Neiva to Cali takes 8.5 hours. Traveling from Neiva in January, expect slightly colder with lows of 22°C in Cali. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Leticia.
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Leticia — 4 nights

Leticia represents a large urban area and one of the best places from which to commence exploring areas along the Amazon.
Leticia is known for parks, nature, and wildlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: head off the coast to Isla de Los Micos, meet the residents at Bioparque Etuena, stroll around Parque Santander, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de Nuestra Senora de La Paz.

To see traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read Leticia online journey planner.

Getting from Cali to Leticia by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, car, and ferry. Traveling from Cali in January, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Leticia, with lows around 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can travel back home.
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Colombia travel guide

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Historic Sites · Landmarks · Beaches
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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