31 days in Colombia Itinerary

31 days in Colombia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Colombia attractions planner

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Medellin
— 4 nights
Drive
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Jerico
— 1 night
Drive
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Jardin
— 1 night
Drive
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Salento
— 5 nights
Bus to Medellín, Bus to Guatape
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Guatape
— 2 nights
Fly
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Isla Baru
— 1 day
Ferry
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Cartagena
— 6 nights
Drive
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Santa Marta
— 2 nights
Drive
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Minca
— 1 night
Drive
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Tayrona National Park
— 6 nights
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Bogota
— 2 nights
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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.
Escape the urban bustle at Parque Arvi and Off-Road Tours. Next up on the itinerary: get the lay of the land with Walking tours, take an in-depth tour of Museo de Antioquia, contemplate the waterfront views at Laguna de Guatape, and steep yourself in history at Pueblito Paisa.

To see reviews, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Medellin online trip itinerary maker.

Brussels, Belgium to Medellin is an approximately 17-hour flight. Traveling from Brussels to Medellin, you'll gain 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Brussels in September; daily highs in Medellin reach 32°C and lows reach 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can go by car to Jerico.

Things to do in Medellin

Tours · Parks · Nature · Outdoors
Find places to stay Sep 2 — 6:

Jerico

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 6th (Mon): take in the awesome beauty at Cerro Las Nubes and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de Jericó..

To see more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Jerico route tool.

Drive from Medellin to Jerico in 3 hours. In September, daytime highs in Jerico are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Tue) to allow time for the car ride to Jardin.

Things to do in Jerico

Nature · Trails · Historic Sites · Parks
Find places to stay Sep 6 — 7:
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Jardin

— 1 night
El Jardín, often simply referred to as Jardín, is a town and municipality in the southwest region of Antioquia, Colombia. On the 7th (Tue), make a trip to Centro Historico de Jardin.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Jardin online tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Jerico to Jardin in 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in September, and nighttime lows around 20°C. On the 8th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Salento.

Things to do in Jardin

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Sep 7 — 8:

Salento

— 5 nights

Father of Quindio

Founded in 1842, the town of Salento represents the oldest established settlement in Quindio.
Get in touch with nature at Kasaguadua Natural Reserve and Horseback Riding Tours. Spend the 11th (Sat) exploring nature at Bosques de Cocora. There's still lots to do: appreciate the views at Valle del Cocora, push the limits with an extreme tour, take in the dramatic scenery at Cascadas de Cocora, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia Nuestra Senora del Carmen.

For ratings, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read Salento holiday planning site.

Traveling by car from Jardin to Salento takes 5 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 20°C. You will leave for Guatape on the 13th (Mon).

Things to do in Salento

Parks · Nature · Tours · Outdoors
Find places to stay Sep 8 — 13:

Guatape

— 2 nights
On the shores of a large artificial lake, Guatape ensures a pleasant experience in a quiet little town known for its friendly residents and attractive architecture.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Tue): explore the striking landscape at Piedra Del Penol and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia de Nuestra Senora del Carmen.

To find more things to do, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Guatape journey maker website.

Traveling by flight from Salento to Guatape takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, Guatape is little chillier than Salento - with highs of 26°C and lows of 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can fly to Isla Baru.

Things to do in Guatape

Nature · Historic Sites · Parks
Find places to stay Sep 13 — 15:

Isla Baru

— 1 day
Lying south of Cartagena, Isla Baru was connected to the mainland until the construction of the Canal del Dique.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Aviario Nacional de Colombia and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Blanca.

To see maps, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, use the Isla Baru trip planner.

Fly from Guatape to Isla Baru in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can catch the ferry to Cartagena.

Things to do in Isla Baru

Parks · Wildlife · Beaches · Outdoors
Find places to stay Sep 15 — 16:

Cartagena

— 6 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.
Take a break from the city and head to Boat Tours & Water Sports and Miramar Beach Club. Popular historic sites such as Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas and Walled City of Cartagena are in your itinerary. The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Convent of Santa Cruz de la Popa, don't miss a visit to Plaza de Bolivar, contemplate the long history of Torre del Reloj, and take an in-depth tour of Museo del Oro Zenu.

To find ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read our Cartagena trip planner.

Traveling by ferry from Isla Baru to Cartagena takes 2.5 hours. In September, daytime highs in Cartagena are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can go by car to Santa Marta.

Things to do in Cartagena

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Museums · Beaches
Find places to stay Sep 15 — 21:

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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Tue): stroll through Playa Blanca and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Cristal. On your second day here, walk around Parque de Los Novios and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, use the Santa Marta journey maker site.

Traveling by car from Cartagena to Santa Marta takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Santa Marta are 39°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Minca.

Things to do in Santa Marta

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 21 — 23:

Minca

— 1 night
A Minca vacation takes you to a small mountain village nestled above Santa Marta in the Sierra Nevada.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at El Dorado Bird Reserve and then head outdoors with Pozo Azul. Keep things going the next day: admire the sheer force of Cascadas de Marinka and then head outdoors with Titan Dive Center.

To find ratings, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Minca trip builder tool.

You can drive from Santa Marta to Minca in an hour. Another option is to take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Minca are 39°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can go by car to Tayrona National Park.

Things to do in Minca

Wildlife · Outdoors · Parks · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 23 — 24:

Tayrona National Park

— 6 nights
Step out of the city life by going to Parque Nacional Natural Tayrona and Cabo San Juan Del Guia. Take a break from Tayrona National Park with a short trip to Taironaka Turismo Ecologico in Santa Ana, about 1h 15 min away.

For where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Tayrona National Park trip itinerary maker site.

You can drive from Minca to Tayrona National Park in 1.5 hours. In September, daytime highs in Tayrona National Park are 39°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. On the 30th (Thu), you'll travel to Bogota.

Things to do in Tayrona National Park

Parks · Nature · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 24 — 30:

Bogota

— 2 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), stroll through Quebrada San Francisco o Vicacha and then admire all the interesting features of Monserrate. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take a tour by water with Dive & Tours and then look for gifts at Bta Capital.

To find traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Bogota online travel route planner.

You can fly from Tayrona National Park to Bogota in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Tayrona National Park in September, with highs in Bogota at 22°C and lows at 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Bogota

Wildlife · Nature · Parks · Outdoors
Find places to stay Sep 30 — Oct 2:

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.