24 days in Colombia Itinerary

24 days in Colombia Itinerary

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Start: Ljubljana
Fly:  16 h 15 min
1
Bogota
— 3 nights
Fly:  1 h 45 min
2
Pereira
— 5 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
3
Cartagena
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
4
Isla Baru
— 2 nights
Bus:  4 h 30 min
5
Santa Marta
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 15 min
6
Tayrona National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 45 min
7
Barranquilla
— 2 nights
Shuttle + Fly:  4 h
8
Medellin
— 4 nights
Fly:  19 h 30 min
End: Ljubljana

3
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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): don't miss a visit to Teatro Mayor Julio Mario Santo Domingo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Museo Nacional de Colombia, then examine the collection at Gold Museum (Museo del Oro), then pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia de San Francisco, and finally take a stroll through Parque 93.

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Ljubljana, Slovenia to Bogota is an approximately 17.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of shuttle and flight. You'll gain 6 hours traveling from Ljubljana to Bogota due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Ljubljana in November, things will get somewhat warmer in Bogota: highs are around 22°C and lows about 10°C. You'll have a few hours on the 5th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Pereira.

Things to do in Bogota

Museums Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Parque Natural Chicaque
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Museo Nacional de Colombia ©
Museo Nacional de Colombia
Parque Natural Chicaque ©
Parque Natural Chicaque
Gold Museum (Museo del Oro) ©
Gold Museum (Museo del Oro)

5
nights
Pereira

Pereira ©
A center of commerce and trade, the thriving city of Pereira was founded in 1863.
You'll explore and learn at Museo del Oro Quimbaya and Museo Rayo. Catedral de Nuestra Senora de la Pobreza and La Virginia are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Change things up with these side-trips from Pereira: Globos Colombia (in Montenegro) and Salento (Kasaguadua Natural Reserve & Region Paisaje / Landscape Region). There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Parque Regional Natural Ucumari, don't miss a visit to Plaza Victoria, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de Nuestra Senora de la Pobreza, and deepen your understanding at Universidad Tecnologica de Pereira.

To see photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Pereira planning website.

You can fly from Bogota to Pereira in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Bogota in November, with highs in Pereira at 30°C and lows at 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Cartagena.

Things to do in Pereira

Museums Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Salento, Puente Helicoidal, Globos Colombia, La Virginia, Museo del Oro Quimbaya
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Kasaguadua Natural Reserve ©
Kasaguadua Natural Reserve
Globos Colombia ©
Globos Colombia
Museo del Oro Quimbaya ©
Museo del Oro Quimbaya

4
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Barrio Getsemani and Templo de Santo Domingo. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Centro Historico and Convent of Santa Cruz de la Popa. The adventure continues: step into the grandiose world of Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas, pause for some serene contemplation at Sanctuary of Saint Peter Claver, examine the collection at Casa Museo Rafael Nunez, and make a trip to Plaza Fernandez Madrid.

For maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Cartagena online journey planner.

Getting from Pereira to Cartagena by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus; or drive. Traveling from Pereira in November, expect Cartagena to be somewhat warmer, temps between 37°C and 30°C. You'll have a few hours on the 14th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to Isla Baru.

Things to do in Cartagena

Historic Sites Outdoors Neighborhoods
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Barrio Getsemani ©
Barrio Getsemani
Templo de Santo Domingo ©
Templo de Santo Domingo
Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas ©
Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas

2
nights
Isla Baru

Isla Baru ©
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 14th (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Blanca. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Fri): identify plant and animal life at Aviario Nacional de Colombia and then enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Puntilla.

For photos, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Isla Baru trip itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by car from Cartagena to Isla Baru takes 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to take a bus to Santa Marta.

Things to do in Isla Baru

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Aviario Nacional de Colombia ©
Aviario Nacional de Colombia
Playa Blanca ©
Playa Blanca

1
night
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.
On the 16th (Sat), kick back and relax at Ensenada de Chengue, pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia San Jeronimo, then make a trip to Centro Historico de Santa Marta, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Parroquia de Nuestra Senora de la Medalla Milagrosa.

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You can take a bus from Isla Baru to Santa Marta in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in November, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Tayrona National Park.

Things to do in Santa Marta

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors
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Iglesia San Jeronimo ©
Iglesia San Jeronimo

1
night
Tayrona National Park

Tayrona National Park
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sun): stroll through Cabo San Juan Del Guia. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Playa de las 7 Olas.

To see where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Tayrona National Park trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Santa Marta to Tayrona National Park in 1.5 hours. In November, daily temperatures in Tayrona National Park can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Mon) to allow time for the car ride to Barranquilla.

Things to do in Tayrona National Park

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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2
nights
Barranquilla

Barranquilla ©
An industrial port city on Colombia's Caribbean coast, Barranquilla represents the fourth-most populous city in the country.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Playas de Santa Veronica, then take an in-depth tour of Museo Mapuka, then stop by Todomono, and finally view the masterpieces at Bojanini Art Gallery.

For maps, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Barranquilla route builder app.

Drive from Tayrona National Park to Barranquilla in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Medellin.

Things to do in Barranquilla

Museums Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trip

Playas de Santa Veronica
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Museo Mapuka ©
Museo Mapuka
Playas de Santa Veronica ©
Playas de Santa Veronica
Iglesia de la Inmaculada Concepcion ©
Iglesia de la Inmaculada Concepcion

4
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.
Visiting medellin 2000m DESCENT and Balloon Rides will get you outdoors. Museo Casa de la Memoria and Iglesia de Nuestra Senora del Carmen are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Medellin: ALTITUDE (in Guatape), Mayorca Mega Plaza (in Sabaneta) and Cementerio Jardines Montesacro (in Itagui). Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Museo de Arte Moderno de Medellin, see the sky in a new way at Planetario de Medellin, see the interesting displays at Cementerio Museo de San Pedro, and pause for some serene contemplation at Templo Parroquial Jesus Nazareno.

For traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Medellin trip planner.

Do a combination of shuttle and flight from Barranquilla to Medellin in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Barranquilla in November; daily highs in Medellin reach 31°C and lows reach 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Medellin

Museums Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Guatape, Mayorca Mega Plaza, Cementerio Jardines Montesacro
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Museo de Arte Moderno de Medellin ©
Museo de Arte Moderno de Medellin
medellin 2000m DESCENT ©
medellin 2000m DESCENT
Museo Casa de la Memoria ©
Museo Casa de la Memoria

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