50 days in Colombia Itinerary

50 days in Colombia Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Santa Marta
— 7 nights
2
Tayrona National Park
— 3 nights
3
Minca
— 2 nights
4
Bogota
— 8 nights
5
Guatape
— 5 nights
6
Medellin
— 15 nights
7
Jardin
— 4 nights
8
Salento
— 5 nights

7
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Santa Marta: Barranquilla (Gran Malecon Puerta de Oro, Iglesia de la Inmaculada Concepcion, &more) and Parque Nacional Natural Tayrona (in Tayrona National Park). There's still lots to do: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, tour the pleasant surroundings at Parque de Los Novios, enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Blanca, and admire the masterpieces at Quinta de San Pedro Alejandrino.

To find more things to do, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, use the Santa Marta visit planner.

Cartagena to Santa Marta is an approximately 3.5-hour car ride. You can also take a bus. In February, daily temperatures in Santa Marta can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can drive to Tayrona National Park.

Things to do in Santa Marta

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Barranquilla, 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

3
nights
Tayrona National Park

Tayrona National Park ©
Go for a jaunt from Tayrona National Park to Santa Ana to see Taironaka Turismo Ecologico about 1h 5 min away. Spend the 2nd (Mon) exploring nature at Parque Nacional Natural Tayrona.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Tayrona National Park trip maker.

You can drive from Santa Marta to Tayrona National Park in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around °C in February, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can drive to Minca.

Things to do in Tayrona National Park

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Taironaka Turismo Ecologico
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Parque Nacional Natural Tayrona ©
Parque Nacional Natural Tayrona
Taironaka Turismo Ecologico ©
Taironaka Turismo Ecologico

2
nights
Minca

Minca ©
A Minca vacation takes you to a small mountain village nestled above Santa Marta in the Sierra Nevada.
On the 3rd (Tue), look for all kinds of wild species at El Dorado Bird Reserve, get engrossed in the history at Museo del Cacao de Minca, and then see the interesting displays at Museo Minca - Memorial Museum of the Sierra Nevada. On the 4th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get outside with Pozo Azul and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta.

To find other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Minca trip maker app.

Drive from Tayrona National Park to Minca in 1.5 hours. In March, daily temperatures in Minca can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to travel to Bogota.

Things to do in Minca

Parks Outdoors Nature
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El Dorado Bird Reserve ©
El Dorado Bird Reserve
Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta
Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta
Museo del Cacao de Minca ©
Museo del Cacao de Minca

8
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bogota: Chia (Ospina Park & Vivero Crisalide) and Zipaquira (Esensal, Catedral de Sal de Zipaquira, &more). And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Gold Museum (Museo del Oro), take in the local highlights with Walking tours, contemplate the long history of Bolivar Square, and let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour.

To see photos, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read Bogota driving holiday planner.

You can fly from Minca to Bogota in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Minca in March; daily highs in Bogota reach °C and lows reach °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can travel to Guatape.

Things to do in Bogota

Museums Historic Sites Tours

Side Trips

Zipaquira, Chia, Centro de Memoria El Cuartico
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Gold Museum (Museo del Oro) ©
Gold Museum (Museo del Oro)
Museo Botero del Banco de la Republica ©
Museo Botero del Banco de la Republica
Monserrate ©
Monserrate

5
nights
Guatape

Guatape ©
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Guatape: Parque de Marinilla (in Marinilla), Ceramicas Esmaltarte (in Carmen de Viboral) and Nuestra Senora de la Asuncion (in Sopetran). There's much more to do: explore the striking landscape at Piedra Del Penol, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Monasterio benedictino Santa Maria de la Epifania, take some stellar pictures from Guatape Dam, and do some two-wheel cruising with Guatape Motos.

For photos, maps, and other tourist information, read Guatape trip itinerary maker site.

Getting from Bogota to Guatape by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Bogota in March since evenings lows in Guatape dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Medellin.

Things to do in Guatape

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Parque Tematico Replica del Viejo Penol, Parque de Marinilla, Ceramicas Esmaltarte, Balneario La Cazuela, Nuestra Senora de la Asuncion
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Piedra Del Penol ©
Piedra Del Penol
Guatape Motos ©
Guatape Motos
Balneario La Cazuela ©
Balneario La Cazuela

15
nights
Medellin

Nestled between rising hills in a narrow valley, Medellin serves as an energetic melting pot of people from all socio-economic classes.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Medellin: Cafe de la Cima (in Fredonia), La Ceja (Plaza de Bolivar & Plaza de Mercado) and Santa Fe de Antioquia (Iglesia de Nuestra Senora de Chiquinquira & Centro Historico Santa Fe de Antioquia). There's much more to do: take in the local highlights with Walking tours, look for all kinds of wild species at Parque Arvi, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, and don't miss a visit to Plaza Botero.

To find other places to visit, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read Medellin online trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Guatape to Medellin in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Guatape in March, expect Medellin to be somewhat warmer, temps between °C and °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can drive to Jardin.

Things to do in Medellin

Tours Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

La Ceja, Santa Fe de Antioquia, Envigado, Cafe de la Cima, Centro Comercial Aves Maria
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Parasailing & Paragliding
Walking tours
Plaza Botero ©
Plaza Botero

4
nights
Jardin

Jardin ©
El Jardín, often simply referred to as Jardín, is a town and municipality in the southwest region of Antioquia, Colombia. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Jardin: Parque Principal (in Hispania), Tamesis (Principal Park & Cerro Cristo Rey) and Cerro Las Nubes (in Jerico). There's still lots to do: make a trip to Centro Historico de Jardin, identify plant and animal life at Gallito de Roca Preserve, explore the fascinating underground world of La Cueva de los Guacharos, and admire the natural beauty at Mi Jardin Encantado.

To find more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Jardin visit planner.

Getting from Medellin to Jardin by car takes about 3.5 hours. In April in Jardin, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Salento.

Things to do in Jardin

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Tamesis, Parque Principal, Cerro Las Nubes
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Cueva del Esplendor ©
Cueva del Esplendor
Centro Historico de Jardin ©
Centro Historico de Jardin
Principal Park ©
Principal Park

5
nights
Salento

Salento ©
Founded in 1842, the town of Salento represents the oldest established settlement in Quindio.
Explore Salento's surroundings by going to Parroquia Jesus Maria y Jose (in Quimbaya) and Los Nevados National Park (in La Estrella). There's still lots to do: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Bosques de Cocora, identify plant and animal life at Kasaguadua Natural Reserve, savor a delicious cup with a coffee and tea tour, and take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback.

Plan a Salento trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

You can drive from Jardin to Salento in 5 hours. In April, daytime highs in Salento are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Salento

Parks Nature Tours

Side Trips

Parroquia Jesus Maria y Jose, Los Nevados National Park
Highlights from your plan
Kasaguadua Natural Reserve ©
Kasaguadua Natural Reserve
Bosques de Cocora ©
Bosques de Cocora
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours

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