23 days in Colombia Itinerary

23 days in Colombia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Colombia trip itinerary maker
Make it your trip
Fly
1
Leticia
— 5 nights
Fly
2
Pereira
— 1 night
Bus
3
Santa Rosa de Cabal
Drive
4
Salamina
— 2 nights
Drive
5
Jardin
— 2 nights
Drive
6
Cartagena
— 2 nights
Bus to Santa Marta, Taxi to Tayrona National Park
7
Tayrona National Park
— 3 nights
Drive
8
Santa Marta
— 4 nights
Fly
9
Bogota
— 1 night
Fly to Paris CDG, Train to Brussels

S M T W T F S
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
1

Leticia — 5 nights

Leticia represents a large urban area and one of the best places from which to commence exploring areas along the Amazon.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Isla de Los Micos and Amazon Maguta Jungle Lodge. Step out of the city life by going to Reserva Natural Tanimboca and Balneario Arbelaez. Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Parque Ecologico Mundo Amazonico, examine the collection at Museo Etnografico, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Bioparque Etuena, and stroll around Parque Santander.

Plan a Leticia trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

Brussels, Belgium to Leticia is an approximately 25-hour flight. Traveling from Brussels to Leticia, you'll gain 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Brussels in August: high temperatures in Leticia hover around 37°C and lows are around 26°C. You'll set off for Pereira on the 14th (Tue).
more
Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Zoos & Aquariums
Find places to stay Aug 9 — 14:

Pereira — 1 night

A center of commerce and trade, the thriving city of Pereira was founded in 1863.
For photos, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, use the Pereira itinerary builder app.

You can fly from Leticia to Pereira in 6.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of ferry, car, and bus. Traveling from Leticia in August, things will get slightly colder in Pereira: highs are around 32°C and lows about 20°C. On the 15th (Wed), you're off to Santa Rosa de Cabal.
more
Tours · Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife
Find places to stay Aug 14 — 15:

Santa Rosa de Cabal

Sitting on the western slopes of the Central Andes, the scenic agricultural town of Santa Rosa de Cabal has attractions both wild and manmade across an urban area that charmingly complements its natural setting.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Wed): take in the pleasant sights at Tambo El Privilegio, then pause for some serene contemplation at Santuario de la Medalla Milagrosa, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica Menor de Nuestra Senora de las Victorias.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Santa Rosa de Cabal trip planner.

Getting from Pereira to Santa Rosa de Cabal by bus takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in August, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Salamina.
more
Historic Sites
Find places to stay Aug 15 — 16:

Salamina — 2 nights

Salamina is a town and municipality in the colombian department of Caldas. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Iglesia de San Felix, delve into the lush surroundings at Bosque De Palma De Cera La Samaria, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Basílica menor de la Inmaculada Concepción.

For ratings, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Salamina road trip planner.

You can drive from Santa Rosa de Cabal to Salamina in 3 hours. Another option is to drive. Traveling from Santa Rosa de Cabal in August, you will find days in Salamina are little chillier (24°C), and nights are about the same (18°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Jardin.
more
Nature · Parks · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Aug 15 — 17:

Jardin — 2 nights

El Jardín, often simply referred to as Jardín, is a town and municipality in the southwest region of Antioquia, Colombia. On the 17th (Fri), explore the fascinating underground world of Cueva del Esplendor, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica de la Inmaculada Concepcion, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Gallito de Roca Preserve. Here are some ideas for day two: get great views at Cristo Redentor Jerico, then trek along Cerro Las Nubes, then take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin Botanico Los Balsos, and finally get engrossed in the history at Casa Museo Clara Rojas Pelaez.

To plan Jardin vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

Getting from Salamina to Jardin by car takes about 4 hours. When traveling from Salamina in August, plan for somewhat warmer days in Jardin, with highs around 33°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Cartagena.
more
Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails
Side Trips
Find places to stay Aug 17 — 19:

Cartagena — 2 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.
On the 20th (Mon), step into the grandiose world of Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas, take in the spiritual surroundings of Convent of Santa Cruz de la Popa, and then steep yourself in history at Walled City of Cartagena. Here are some ideas for day two: pause for some serene contemplation at Sanctuary of Saint Peter Claver, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Templo de Santo Domingo, and then stroll through Playa de Castillo Grande.

To find reviews, photos, and other tourist information, use the Cartagena journey planner.

You can drive from Jardin to Cartagena in 15 hours. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Jardin in August: high temperatures in Cartagena hover around 38°C and lows are around 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to travel to Tayrona National Park.
more
Historic Sites · Outdoors · Beaches · Parks
Find places to stay Aug 19 — 21:

Tayrona National Park — 3 nights

Step off the beaten path and head to Cascadas de Marinka and Playa de las 7 Olas. When in Tayrona National Park, make a side trip to see Pozo Azul in Minca, approximately Minca away.

For other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Tayrona National Park trip itinerary app.

Traveling by combination of bus and taxi from Cartagena to Tayrona National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In August, daily temperatures in Tayrona National Park can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can drive to Santa Marta.
more
Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Beaches
Side Trip
Find places to stay Aug 21 — 24:

Santa Marta — 4 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.
Quinta de San Pedro Alejandrino and Museo del Oro Tairona - Casa de la Aduana are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Relax by the water at Playa Cristal and Playa Blanca. Take a break from Santa Marta with a short trip to Parque Nacional Natural Tayrona in Tayrona National Park, about 1h 10 min away. Next up on the itinerary: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, observe the fascinating underwater world at Marine World Aquarium, ponder the world of politics at Alcaldia de Santa Marta, and steep yourself in history at Paseo El Camellon.

For other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Santa Marta trip planning site.

You can drive from Tayrona National Park to Santa Marta in 1.5 hours. August in Santa Marta sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 30°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Bogota.
more
Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature
Side Trips
Find places to stay Aug 24 — 28:

Bogota — 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Monserrate, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia Basilica del Senor de Monserrate, and then admire the natural beauty at Jardin Botanico de Bogota Jose Celestino Mutis.

To find other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Bogota vacation app.

Traveling by flight from Santa Marta to Bogota takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Santa Marta in August; daily highs in Bogota reach 22°C and lows reach 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can travel back home.
more
Parks · Nature · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Aug 28 — 29:

Colombia travel guide

4
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.
more