15 days in Colombia Itinerary

15 days in Colombia Itinerary

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Start: Bogota
1
Bogota
— 2 nights
Fly:  1 h 45 min
2
Montenegro
— 1 night
Taxi + Fly:  1 h 15 min
3
Medellin
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
4
San Andres Island
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
5
Cartagena
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
6
Santa Marta
— 2 nights
Shuttle + Fly:  3 h
End: Bogota

2
nights
Bogota

Bogota ©
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.
Step out of Bogota to go to Zipaquira and see Catedral de Sal de Zipaquira, which is approximately 54 minutes away. There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Gold Museum (Museo del Oro), contemplate the long history of Bolivar Square, have fun at Whee Institute - Learn Spanish in Bogota, and admire the masterpieces at Museo Botero del Banco de la Republica.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Bogota vacation app.

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Bogota. In October, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can travel to Montenegro.

Things to do in Bogota

Museums Historic Sites Classes

Side Trip

Catedral de Sal de Zipaquira
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Gold Museum (Museo del Oro) ©
Gold Museum (Museo del Oro)
Monserrate ©
Monserrate
Museo Botero del Banco de la Republica ©
Museo Botero del Banco de la Republica

1
night
Montenegro

Montenegro ©
Named after the dark trees covering the area's hills, Montenegro (literally Black Mountain) sits in a verdant zone irrigated by three major rivers.
On the 25th (Fri), get outside with Globos Colombia, get outside with Canopy Los Caracolies, and then make a trip to Eje cafetero (Zona Cafetera).

For traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Montenegro route planning app.

You can fly from Bogota to Montenegro in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Bogota in October, things will get somewhat warmer in Montenegro: highs are around 32°C and lows about 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Medellin.

Things to do in Montenegro

Outdoors

Side Trip

Eje cafetero (Zona Cafetera)
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Globos Colombia ©
Globos Colombia
Eje cafetero (Zona Cafetera) ©
Eje cafetero (Zona Cafetera)
Canopy Los Caracolies ©
Canopy Los Caracolies

3
nights
Medellin

Medellin ©
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 plan includes some of its best attractions: get the lay of the land with Walking tours, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Templo Parroquial Jesus Nazareno, stop by Duna Store, and cruise along medellin 2000m DESCENT.

To find maps, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Medellin route planning tool.

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Montenegro to Medellin in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. October in Medellin sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) to allow time to travel to San Andres Island.

Things to do in Medellin

Parks Tours Scenic Drive

Side Trip

Parroquia la Nina Maria
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Laguna de Guatape ©
Laguna de Guatape
Walking tours
medellin 2000m DESCENT ©
medellin 2000m DESCENT

3
nights
San Andres Island

San Andres Island ©
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 beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: step off the mainland to explore Johnny Cay, explore the gorgeous colors at West View, pause for some photo ops at Plaza Canon de Morgan, and identify plant and animal life at Cayo El Acuario.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, use the San Andres Island online vacation planner.

Getting from Medellin to San Andres Island by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Medellin in October, with highs in San Andres Island at 36°C and lows at 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Cartagena.

Things to do in San Andres Island

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Johnny Cay ©
Johnny Cay
La Piscinita ©
La Piscinita
Hoyo Soplador ©
Hoyo Soplador

3
nights
Cartagena

Cartagena ©
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.
Go for a jaunt from Cartagena to Isla Baru to see Playa Blanca about 1h 05 min away. And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas, admire the landmark architecture of Las Bovedas, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Convent of Santa Cruz de la Popa, and steep yourself in history at Plaza Santo Domingo.

For photos, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Cartagena route planner.

You can fly from San Andres Island to Cartagena in 3.5 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Santa Marta.

Things to do in Cartagena

Historic Sites Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Playa Blanca
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Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas ©
Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas
Walled City of Cartagena ©
Walled City of Cartagena
Playa Blanca ©
Playa Blanca

2
nights
Santa Marta

Santa Marta ©
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 4th (Mon): explore the striking landscape of Parque Nacional Natural Tayrona. Keep things going the next day: admire the masterpieces at Quinta de San Pedro Alejandrino, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Marine World Aquarium.

To see maps, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Santa Marta online attractions planner.

Getting from Cartagena to Santa Marta by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in November, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Santa Marta

Parks Nature Tours

Side Trip

Parque Nacional Natural Tayrona
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Parque Nacional Natural Tayrona ©
Parque Nacional Natural Tayrona
Scuba & Snorkeling
Quinta de San Pedro Alejandrino ©
Quinta de San Pedro Alejandrino

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