58 days in Colombia Itinerary

58 days in Colombia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Colombia attractions planner

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Cartagena
— 7 nights
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Covenas
— 2 nights
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Islas de Rosario
— 2 nights
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San Andres Island
— 8 nights
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Medellin
— 7 nights
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Montenegro
— 2 nights
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Salento
— 4 nights
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Cali
— 6 nights
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Bogota
— 8 nights
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Boyaca
— 3 nights
Bus to Bogotá, Fly to Santa Marta
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Tayrona National Park
— 1 night
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Santa Marta
— 7 nights
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Cartagena

— 7 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.
Kids will enjoy Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas and Walled City of Cartagena. When in Cartagena, make a side trip to see Playa Blanca in Isla Baru, approximately Isla Baru away. And it doesn't end there: get outside with Outdoor Activities, take in the spiritual surroundings of Convent of Santa Cruz de la Popa, kick back and relax at Miramar Beach Club, and don't miss a visit to Plaza Santo Domingo.

For where to stay, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read Cartagena day trip app.

Richmond, USA to Cartagena is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. In December, Cartagena is much hotter than Richmond - with highs of 89°F and lows of 76°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can travel to Covenas.

Things to do in Cartagena

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

Covenas

— 2 nights
Coveñas is a town and municipality located in the Sucre Department, northern Colombia. On the 7th (Thu), get a new perspective on things with Covenas Diving Co.. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Parque Museo De Infanteria De Marina and then look for all kinds of wild species at Cienaga la Caimanera.

For maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Covenas trip itinerary planning tool.

Drive from Cartagena to Covenas in 3.5 hours. In January, daytime highs in Covenas are 93°F, while nighttime lows are 74°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Islas de Rosario.

Things to do in Covenas

Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors · Parks

Islas de Rosario

— 2 nights
Start off your visit on the 9th (Sat): get outside with Bora Bora Cartagena Beach Club and then observe the fascinating underwater world at Oceanario. On your second day here, head outdoors with IslaBela.

To find maps, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Islas de Rosario trip itinerary planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Covenas to Islas de Rosario. When traveling from Covenas in January, plan for little chillier days in Islas de Rosario, with highs around 88°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 75°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to San Andres Island.

Things to do in Islas de Rosario

Outdoors · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks

San Andres Island

— 8 nights
The coral San Andres Island boasts a rich colonial history, exotic beaches, and a laidback, tropical lifestyle.
Family-friendly places like La Piscinita and Cayo El Acuario will thrill your kids. And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Playa de San Luis, take in the dramatic natural features at Hoyo Soplador, tour the pleasant surroundings at Bahia del Cove, and admire the natural beauty at Hill Botanical Gardens San Andrés.

To find ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our San Andres Island tour planner.

Fly from Islas de Rosario to San Andres Island in 4 hours. In January, daily temperatures in San Andres Island can reach 84°F, while at night they dip to 76°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can travel to Medellin.

Things to do in San Andres Island

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Medellin

— 7 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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Walking tours and Parasailing & Paragliding. On the 25th (Mon), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. The adventure continues: see Off-Road Tours, get into the urban bustle at Centro Cultural Moravia, get engrossed in the history at Museo de Antioquia, and engage your brain at Museo del Agua EPM.

To find ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Medellin trip itinerary app.

You can fly from San Andres Island to Medellin in 4 hours. Traveling from San Andres Island in January, expect slightly colder with lows of 64°F in Medellin. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can travel to Montenegro.

Things to do in Medellin

Tours · Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Montenegro

— 2 nights
Named after the dark trees covering the area's hills, Montenegro (literally Black Mountain) sits in a verdant zone irrigated by three major rivers.
On the 26th (Tue), head outdoors with Globos Colombia, don't miss a visit to Eje cafetero (Zona Cafetera), and then head outdoors with Canopy Los Caracolies. On your second day here, get in on the family fun at Parque del Cafe.

For traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Montenegro trip planner.

You can fly from Medellin to Montenegro in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In January, plan for daily highs up to 82°F, and evening lows to 63°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can drive to Salento.

Things to do in Montenegro

Tours · Theme Parks · Outdoors

Side Trip

Salento

— 4 nights

Father of Quindio

Founded in 1842, the town of Salento represents the oldest established settlement in Quindio.
Spend the 28th (Thu) exploring nature at Bosques de Cocora. Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Kasaguadua Natural Reserve, take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, take a spin around town with Bike Tours, and experience rural life at El Recuerdo Finca Cafetera Tradicional.

To find maps, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Salento tour planning tool.

Getting from Montenegro to Salento by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Salento are 82°F, while nighttime lows are 63°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) early enough to go by car to Cali.

Things to do in Salento

Parks · Tours · Nature · Outdoors

Cali

— 6 nights

Salsa Capital of the World

Learning how to salsa may be the most popular thing to do in Cali, but this giant city in southwestern Colombia represents more than just the "Salsa Capital of the World." Home to over 2 million people, thriving Cali serves as a major commercial and industrial center in South America, boasting the fastest-growing economy in Colombia.
Kids will enjoy Museo Aereo Fenix and Caliwood Museo de la Cinematografia. Step out of Cali to go to Palmira and see Catedral de Nuestra Senora del Rosario del Palmar, which is approximately 40 minutes away. There's lots more to do: get the adrenaline pumping with Picoloro Ecoturismo, get to know the resident critters at Zoologico de Cali, pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia La Ermita, and look for gifts at Centro Comercial UNICENTRO.

To find more things to do, photos, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Cali tour app.

Traveling by car from Salento to Cali takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Cali can reach 87°F, while at night they dip to 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to travel to Bogota.

Things to do in Cali

Historic Sites · Parks · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trip

Bogota

— 8 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.
Attractions like Gold Museum (Museo del Oro) and Laguna de Guatavita make great kid-friendly stops. Venture out of the city with trips to Vivero Crisalide (in Chia), Museo Indigena Guatavita (in Guatavita) and Zipaquira (Iglesia de Nuestra Senora de los Dolores, Catedral de Sal de Zipaquira, &more). Pack the 11th (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Parque Jaime Duque. And it doesn't end there: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Monserrate, admire the masterpieces at Museo Botero del Banco de la Republica, steep yourself in history at Bolivar Square, and admire the striking features of Palacio Arzobispal.

Plan a Bogota trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

Getting from Cali to Bogota by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. When traveling from Cali in February, plan for little chillier days and colder nights in Bogota: temperatures range from 69°F by day to 46°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can go by car to Boyaca.

Things to do in Bogota

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Tours

Side Trips

Boyaca

— 3 nights

Land of Freedom

A holiday in Boyaca allows visitors to explore the area where the Colombian troops won their independence from Spain in the 19th century--thus, the city's nickname the “Land of Freedom.” Your Boyaca vacation will be enriched by bouncing between nearby colonial towns, which boast pleasant plazas, colorful buildings, and historic churches.
Family-friendly places like Biopark Guatika and Zaquencipa Astronomical Observatory will thrill your kids. Explore Boyaca's surroundings by going to St. Lawrence Cathedral (in Duitama) and Tunja (Capilla y Museo de Santa Clara la Real & Templo De Santo Domingo). Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Tibasosa and don't miss a visit to Pueblito Boyacense.

To find photos, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Boyaca trip maker.

Traveling by car from Bogota to Boyaca takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to travel to Tayrona National Park.

Things to do in Boyaca

Historic Sites · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks

Side Trips

Tayrona National Park

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 18th (Thu): explore the striking landscape of Parque Nacional Natural Tayrona and then kick back and relax at Playa de las 7 Olas.

For where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read our Tayrona National Park day trip planning site.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Boyaca to Tayrona National Park takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In February, daytime highs in Tayrona National Park are 93°F, while nighttime lows are 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Santa Marta.

Things to do in Tayrona National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches
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Santa Marta

— 7 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.
Bring the kids along to Scuba & Snorkeling and Cristal Beach. And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at Quinta de San Pedro Alejandrino, take in the waterfront activity at Marina Santa Marta, enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Blanca, and stroll through Playa Bello Horizonte.

For maps, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Santa Marta trip itinerary maker website.

You can drive from Tayrona National Park to Santa Marta in 1.5 hours. In February, plan for daily highs up to 93°F, and evening lows to 75°F. You'll have a few hours on the 25th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Santa Marta

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Tours

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.