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Best time to visit Colombia

Our verdict

The best time to visit Colombia is September

While Colombia is a popular destination to visit all year round, September is the ideal time to go due to a number of factors such as the climate, cost of travel and accommodation, as well as avoiding peak holiday periods.

In the summer months, temperatures can reach as high as 22℃ (72℉) in Bogota, Colombia. In the winter months, it can get down to as low as 8℃ (46℉) at night. The climate can differ in many places across Colombia, and you can see more in the handy table below.

If you’re a sun-chaser and want to visit Colombia when the days are longest, you should visit in August. The wet season in Colombia usually falls during the months surrounding April each year. It’s not uncommon to get some decent rainfall or light showers during this time, but on some days the weather tends to be fine for a majority of the day, with only a few drops of rain falling from a passing shower.

Continue reading to find out about when to visit Colombia, including the climate, seasonal info, FAQs and more for loads of the top places you NEED to explore, as well as all the best tools to help you plan and book your next vacation.

Warmest month

March

Least rainfall

August

Most daylight

August

Colombia seasons

Before you plan your trip, it’s important to know when the seasons are as they may be different to yours depending on where you’re travelling from. Colombia is in the Northern hemisphere, so the seasons fall on:

SeasonMonths
Summer June to August
Autumn/fall September to November
Winter December to February
Spring March to May

Best time to visit the top destinations in Colombia

We’ve put together a breakdown of the average minimum and maximum temperatures by month, as well as the best times to visit for each. To learn more about these destinations including detailed climate breakdowns and much more, click or tap the city/destination name below.

CityBest time to visitJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
BarranquillaSeptember-November
31℃
26℃
31℃
26℃
31℃
26℃
31℃
27℃
31℃
27℃
32℃
27℃
32℃
27℃
32℃
27℃
32℃
27℃
31℃
27℃
31℃
26℃
31℃
26℃
BogotaSeptember
20℃
10℃
20℃
11℃
19℃
11℃
18℃
11℃
19℃
11℃
18℃
10℃
18℃
10℃
19℃
10℃
20℃
10℃
19℃
10℃
19℃
11℃
19℃
10℃
CaliJune
26℃
17℃
26℃
17℃
26℃
18℃
25℃
18℃
25℃
17℃
26℃
17℃
26℃
17℃
27℃
17℃
26℃
17℃
25℃
17℃
25℃
17℃
25℃
17℃
CartagenaApril
31℃
26℃
31℃
26℃
31℃
26℃
31℃
27℃
31℃
27℃
31℃
27℃
31℃
27℃
31℃
27℃
31℃
27℃
30℃
27℃
30℃
26℃
30℃
26℃
LeticiaJune-July
30℃
22℃
30℃
23℃
30℃
23℃
30℃
22℃
30℃
22℃
30℃
21℃
31℃
21℃
33℃
22℃
34℃
22℃
33℃
23℃
32℃
23℃
30℃
23℃
MedellinApril
23℃
12℃
22℃
12℃
22℃
13℃
22℃
13℃
22℃
13℃
23℃
12℃
23℃
11℃
23℃
11℃
23℃
12℃
21℃
12℃
21℃
13℃
22℃
12℃
Santa MartaApril
27℃
24℃
27℃
24℃
27℃
24℃
27℃
25℃
28℃
25℃
27℃
25℃
27℃
25℃
27℃
25℃
28℃
25℃
28℃
25℃
28℃
25℃
27℃
25℃
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Top FAQs

Colombia is in South America.
The warmest month of the year in Bogota, one of the most popular places to visit in Colombia, is March.
The driest month of the year in Bogota, Colombia, is usually around August each year.

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