53 days in Colombia Itinerary

53 days in Colombia Itinerary

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Guatavita
— 2 nights
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Guican
— 1 night
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El Cocuy
— 3 nights
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San Gil
— 3 nights
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Cabo de La Vela
— 1 day
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Palomino
— 3 nights
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Santa Marta
— 5 nights
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San Andres Island
— 6 nights
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Guatape
— 2 nights
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Medellin
— 3 nights
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Salento
— 6 nights
Drive to El Dorado International Airport, Fly to La Florida Airport
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San Andres de Tumaco
— 2 nights
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San Agustin
— 6 nights
Bus to Florencia, Fly to Leticia
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Leticia
— 5 nights
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Guatavita

— 2 nights
Guatavita is a municipality and town of Colombia in the Guavio Province of the department of Cundinamarca. Start off your visit on the 1st (Fri): see the interesting displays at Museo Indigena Guatavita, then trek along Suesca Rocks, and then don't miss a visit to Plaza Sesquile. On the next day, take an in-depth tour of Museo Aeroespacial Colombiano and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Laguna de Guatavita.

To find ratings, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Guatavita trip itinerary site.

Bogota to Guatavita is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. When traveling from Bogota in October, plan for slightly colder days in Guatavita, with highs around 17°C, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can travel to Guican.

Things to do in Guatavita

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

Guican

— 1 night
Güicán is a town and municipality in the Colombian Department of Boyacá. On the 4th (Mon), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Sierra Nevada del Cocuy.

For where to stay, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Guican day trip website.

Traveling by car from Guatavita to Guican takes 8 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to El Cocuy.

Things to do in Guican

Parks · Nature
Highlights from your trip

El Cocuy

— 3 nights
El Cocuy is a town and municipality in the Colombian Department of Boyacá, part of the sub-region of the Gutiérrez Province. Spend the 6th (Wed) exploring nature at Boyaca Travels S.A.S.. There's still lots to do: head outdoors with Parque Nacional Natural El Cocuy and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Pulpito del Diablo.

For traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read our El Cocuy trip itinerary builder site.

Drive from Guican to El Cocuy in an hour. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Thu) to allow time for the car ride to San Gil.

Things to do in El Cocuy

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors
Highlights from your trip

San Gil

— 3 nights

Colombia's Adventure Sport Capital

Providing some of the region's best opportunities for paragliding, rappelling, white-water rafting, kayaking, hiking, and caving, San Gil appeals to adventure seekers and nature lovers wishing to escape overcrowded Bogota, located several hours' drive to the south.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around San Gil: Socorro (Iglesia Nuestra Senora de Chiquinquira El Socorro & Catedral Nuestra Senora del Socorro) and Barichara (Monumento al Buey, Capilla de Santa Barbara, &more). There's much more to do: get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour, glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, look for all kinds of wild species at Parque Gallineral, and walk around Parque La Libertad.

To find reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the San Gil journey planner.

Traveling by car from El Cocuy to San Gil takes 8 hours. In October in San Gil, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 21°C at night. On the 10th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Cabo de La Vela.

Things to do in San Gil

Tours · Outdoors · Adventure · Parks

Side Trips

Cabo de La Vela

— 1 day
On the 11th (Mon), get outside with Pilon de Azucar and then enjoy the sand and surf at Cabo de la Vela.

To find reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Cabo de La Vela trip planner.

Drive from San Gil to Cabo de La Vela in 15.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to travel to Palomino.

Things to do in Cabo de La Vela

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Side Trip

Palomino

— 3 nights
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Palomino: Riohacha (Catedral Nuestra Senora de los Remedios, Camellon de Riohacha, &more).

To find ratings, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read our Palomino tour itinerary planner.

Drive from Cabo de La Vela to Palomino in 4.5 hours. In October in Palomino, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Santa Marta.

Things to do in Palomino

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Santa Marta

— 5 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.
When in Santa Marta, make a side trip to see Parque Nacional Natural Tayrona in Tayrona National Park, approximately Tayrona National Park away. Spend the 15th (Fri) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at Quinta de San Pedro Alejandrino, get a sense of history and politics at Alcaldia de Santa Marta, get outside with El Rodadero, and stop by Yo Amo Santa Marta.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Santa Marta using our trip planner.

Traveling by car from Palomino to Santa Marta takes 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in October, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can travel to San Andres Island.

Things to do in Santa Marta

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trip

San Andres Island

— 6 nights
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: discover the deep blue sea with Scuba San Andres Dive Shop, step off the mainland to explore Cayo El Acuario, don't miss a visit to Cayo Rocoso, and enjoy the sand and surf at Bahia del Cove.

To see ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our San Andres Island trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Santa Marta to San Andres Island by flight takes about 6.5 hours. In October in San Andres Island, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 29°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can travel to Guatape.

Things to do in San Andres Island

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Beaches

Guatape

— 2 nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Parque Tematico Replica del Viejo Penol, take in the dramatic natural features at Piedra Del Penol, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia de Nuestra Senora del Carmen. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get outside with ALTITUDE and then make a trip to Parroquia La Asuncion.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Guatape trip itinerary app.

You can fly from San Andres Island to Guatape in 4.5 hours. Traveling from San Andres Island in October, expect nights in Guatape to be colder, around 15°C, while days are little chillier, around 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to drive to Medellin.

Things to do in Guatape

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Medellin

— 3 nights

City of the Eternal Spring

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, steep yourself in history at Pueblito Paisa, let little ones run wild at Parque Lleras, and see Off-Road Tours.

To see photos, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read Medellin itinerary site.

Traveling by car from Guatape to Medellin takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Guatape in October, expect Medellin to be somewhat warmer, temps between 32°C and 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Salento.

Things to do in Medellin

Tours · Outdoors · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Salento

— 6 nights

Father of Quindio

Founded in 1842, the town of Salento represents the oldest established settlement in Quindio.
Change things up with these side-trips from Salento: Filandia (Finca Tematica La Divisa, Mirador Colina Iluminada, &more). Spend the 31st (Sun) exploring nature at Bosques de Cocora. There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at Kasaguadua Natural Reserve, browse the exhibits of Region Paisaje / Landscape Region, admire the sheer force of Cascadas de Cocora, and experience rural life at Las Acacias Coffee Farm.

To find ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Salento online travel planner.

Traveling by flight from Medellin to Salento takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in October, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Fri) to allow time for travel to San Andres de Tumaco.

Things to do in Salento

Parks · Nature · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trip

San Andres de Tumaco

— 2 nights
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sat): pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de San Andres.

To see photos, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the San Andres de Tumaco trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Salento to San Andres de Tumaco with the Route module. On the 7th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to San Agustin.

Things to do in San Andres de Tumaco

Historic Sites
Highlights from your trip

San Agustin

— 6 nights
San Agustin remains best known for its archaeological sites, which include the World Heritage-listed San Agustin Archaeological Park.
Get out of town with these interesting San Agustin side-trips: Isnos (Parque Arqueologico Alto de los Idolos, Alto de Las Piedras Archaeological Park, &more), Parque Nacional Natural Cueva de los Guacharos (in Acevedo) and Alcaldia de Pitalito (in Pitalito). There's lots more to do: delve into the distant past at San Agustin Archaeological Park, admire the sheer force of El Salto del Mortino, appreciate the history behind El Purutal, and pause for some serene contemplation at Parroquia Nuestra Senora de Lourdes.

To see more things to do, maps, and tourist information, refer to the San Agustin trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from San Andres de Tumaco to San Agustin takes 12.5 hours. In November, daytime highs in San Agustin are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 25°C. On the 14th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Leticia.

Things to do in San Agustin

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Leticia

— 5 nights
Leticia represents a large urban area and one of the best places from which to commence exploring areas along the Amazon.
Leticia is known for wildlife, nature, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: identify plant and animal life at Amazon Maguta Jungle Lodge, get outside with Balneario Arbelaez, observe the fascinating underwater world at Bioparque Etuena, and head off the coast to Isla de Los Micos.

To find ratings, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Leticia trip builder tool.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from San Agustin to Leticia in 9.5 hours. Traveling from San Agustin in November, expect nights in Leticia to be about the same, around 27°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 37°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to travel to Bogota.

Things to do in Leticia

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours

Bogota

— 3 nights

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Bogota side-trips: Ospina Park (in Chia) and Catedral de Sal de Zipaquira (in Zipaquira). There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Gold Museum (Museo del Oro), explore the world behind art at Museo Botero del Banco de la Republica, make a trip to Teatro Mayor Julio Mario Santo Domingo, and let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour.

To find photos, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Bogota trip itinerary builder.

Fly from Leticia to Bogota in 4.5 hours. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Leticia in November: high temperatures in Bogota hover around 22°C and lows are around 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Bogota

Museums · Tours · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Colombia travel guide

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Historic Sites · Landmarks · Specialty Museums
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.

La Guajira Department travel guide

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Beaches · River Rafting & Tubing · Outdoor Activities