60 days in Colombia & Ushuaia Itinerary

60 days in Colombia & Ushuaia Itinerary

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Start: Cartagena, Colombia
Drive:  3 h 30 min
1
Santa Marta, Colombia
— 4 nights
Shuttle + Fly:  3 h
2
San Andres Island, Colombia
— 7 nights
+2
Fly + Taxi + Bus:  5 h 30 min
3
Villa de Leyva, Colombia
— 5 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
4
Bogota, Colombia
— 6 nights
Fly:  15 h
5
Ushuaia, Argentina
— 7 nights
Fly:  19 h 45 min
6
Cali, Colombia
— 5 nights
Drive:  3 h
7
Salento, Colombia
— 5 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
8
Montenegro, Colombia
— 4 nights
Taxi + Fly:  1 h 15 min
9
Medellin, Colombia
— 6 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
10
Isla Baru, Colombia
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
11
Cartagena, Colombia
— 6 nights
End: Cartagena, Colombia

4
nights
Santa Marta, Colombia

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Santa Marta: El Dorado Bird Reserve (in Minca), Parque Nacional Natural Tayrona (in Tayrona National Park) and Barranquilla (Gran Malecon Puerta de Oro & Parque de la Castellana). Spend the 1st (Wed) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at Quinta de San Pedro Alejandrino, walk around Parque de Los Novios, see the interesting displays at Museo del Oro Tairona - Casa de la Aduana, and stop by Yo Amo Santa Marta.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Santa Marta trip simple and quick.

Cartagena to Santa Marta is an approximately 3.5- hour car ride. You can also take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Santa Marta are 39°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to travel to San Andres Island.

Things to do in Santa Marta

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Barranquilla, El Dorado Bird Reserve, Parque Nacional Natural Tayrona
Highlights from your plan
Parque Nacional Natural Tayrona ©
Parque Nacional Natural Tayrona
Scuba & Snorkeling
Quinta de San Pedro Alejandrino ©
Quinta de San Pedro Alejandrino

7
nights
San Andres Island, Colombia

San Andres Island ©
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: step off the mainland to explore Johnny Cay, explore the striking landscape at Hoyo Soplador, tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa de San Luis, and make a trip to Rocky Cay.

To see photos, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the San Andres Island trip itinerary builder website.

Do a combination of shuttle and flight from Santa Marta to San Andres Island in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Santa Marta in April, you will find days in San Andres Island are slightly colder (36°C), and nights are about the same (30°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can travel to Villa de Leyva.

Things to do in San Andres Island

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Johnny Cay ©
Johnny Cay
La Piscinita ©
La Piscinita
Hoyo Soplador ©
Hoyo Soplador

5
nights
Villa de Leyva, Colombia

Villa de Leyva ©
Positioned away from major trade routes and exploitable resources, the colonial town of Villa de Leyva has been largely left alone--leaving a window into the 16th century that has become one of Colombia's most popular attractions.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Villa de Leyva: Tunja (Catedral Basilica Metropolitana Santiago de Tunja & Plaza de Bolivar), Raquira (EFECTY RAQUIRA PLAZA DE MERCADO, Iglesia De Raquira, &more) and Chiquinquira (Iglesia de la Renovacion & Convento Nuestra Señora del Rosario de Chiquinquirá). And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Museo Paleontológico, admire the landmark architecture of Casa Terracota, browse the fresh offerings at Plaza De Mercado De Villa De Leyva, and indulge your thirst for a good beer at BBC Bodega Villa de Leyva.

For more things to do, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Villa de Leyva trip itinerary maker.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from San Andres Island to Villa de Leyva in 5.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Bogota.

Things to do in Villa de Leyva

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Raquira, Tunja, Chiquinquira, Museo del Chocolate Villa de Leyva
Highlights from your plan
Museo Paleontológico ©
Museo Paleontológico
BBC Bodega Villa de Leyva ©
BBC Bodega Villa de Leyva

6
nights
Bogota, Colombia

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Bogota: Zipaquira (Esensal, Catedral de Sal de Zipaquira, &more), Ospina Park (in Chia) and Centro de Memoria El Cuartico (in Valledupar). There's much more to do: examine the collection at Gold Museum (Museo del Oro), steep yourself in history at Bolivar Square, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and experience the excitement of Whee Institute - Learn Spanish in Bogota.

To see where to stay, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Bogota route planning site.

You can drive from Villa de Leyva to Bogota in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. April in Bogota sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can travel to Ushuaia.

Things to do in Bogota

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Zipaquira, Ospina Park, Centro de Memoria El Cuartico
Highlights from your plan
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

7
nights
Ushuaia, Argentina

Ushuaia ©
Often called the "End of the World" because of its position on the southernmost tip of South America, the expanding city of Ushuaia serves as both a busy commercial port and attractive tourist hub.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Ushuaia: Tolhuin (Cerro Jeujepen & Bahia Torito) and Tierra del Fuego National Park (Lago Roca & Unidad Postal Del Fin Mundo). There's still lots to do: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Tierra del Fuego National Park, contemplate the waterfront views at Bahia Lapataia, examine the collection at Museo Maritimo y del Presidio de Ushuaia, and head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

To find ratings, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Ushuaia trip planner.

Fly from Bogota to Ushuaia in 17 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Bogota to Ushuaia. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Bogota in April: high temperatures in Ushuaia hover around 10°C and lows are around 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Cali.

Things to do in Ushuaia

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Tolhuin, Tierra del Fuego National Park
Highlights from your plan
Tierra del Fuego National Park ©
Tierra del Fuego National Park
Canal Beagle ©
Canal Beagle
Museo Maritimo y del Presidio de Ushuaia ©
Museo Maritimo y del Presidio de Ushuaia

5
nights
Cali, Colombia

Cali ©
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.
Cali is known for zoos & aquariums, historic sites, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at Museo Aereo Fenix, admire the landmark architecture of El Gato Del Rio( Gato De Tejada), appreciate the history behind Cristo Rey, and take in the pleasant sights at Barrio San Antonio.

Plan my day in Cali using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

You can fly from Ushuaia to Cali in 22 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference moving from Argentina Standard Time (ART) to Colombia Standard Time (COT) is minus 2 hours. Plan for much hotter temperatures traveling from Ushuaia in May, with highs in Cali at 35°C and lows at 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Salento.

Things to do in Cali

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Camino Real
Highlights from your plan
Museo Aereo Fenix ©
Museo Aereo Fenix
Zoologico de Cali ©
Zoologico de Cali
Caliwood Museo de la Cinematografia ©
Caliwood Museo de la Cinematografia

5
nights
Salento, Colombia

Salento ©
Founded in 1842, the town of Salento represents the oldest established settlement in Quindio.
Venture out of the city with trips to Manizales (Parque Nacional Natural Los Nevados & Parque Tematico Laguna Negra). And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Kasaguadua Natural Reserve, indulge in your favorite hot beverage with a coffee and tea tour, explore the striking landscape of Bosques de Cocora, and take in the exciting artwork at Region Paisaje / Landscape Region.

To see reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Salento online itinerary planner.

Drive from Cali to Salento in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Cali in May, expect nights in Salento to be about the same, around 20°C, while days are slightly colder, around 32°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Montenegro.

Things to do in Salento

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Manizales
Highlights from your plan
Kasaguadua Natural Reserve ©
Kasaguadua Natural Reserve
Bosques de Cocora ©
Bosques de Cocora
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours

4
nights
Montenegro, Colombia

Montenegro ©
Named after the dark trees covering the area's hills, Montenegro (literally Black Mountain) sits in a verdant zone irrigated by three major rivers.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Montenegro: Museo del Oro Quimbaya (in Armenia), Los Nevados National Park (in La Estrella) and Plaza de Bolivar (in Calarca). Next up on the itinerary: find something for the whole family at Parque del Cafe, make a trip to Eje cafetero (Zona Cafetera), indulge in your favorite hot beverage with a coffee and tea tour, and get outside with Globos Colombia.

To see more things to do, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Montenegro itinerary planner.

Drive from Salento to Montenegro in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Montenegro can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can travel to Medellin.

Things to do in Montenegro

Nature Parks Theme Parks

Side Trips

Eje cafetero (Zona Cafetera), Museo del Oro Quimbaya, Los Nevados National Park, Plaza de Bolivar, Coffee & Tea Tours
Highlights from your plan
Globos Colombia ©
Globos Colombia
Parque del Cafe ©
Parque del Cafe
Eje cafetero (Zona Cafetera) ©
Eje cafetero (Zona Cafetera)

6
nights
Medellin, Colombia

Nestled between rising hills in a narrow valley, Medellin serves as an energetic melting pot of people from all socio-economic classes.
Take a break from Medellin with a short trip to Parque Tematico Replica del Viejo Penol in Penol, about 1h 30 min away. There's much more to do: get the lay of the land with Walking tours, get engrossed in the history at Museo de Antioquia, get outside with Outdoor Activities, and fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour.

To find maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Medellin trip planner.

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Montenegro to Medellin takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In May, daytime highs in Medellin are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) to allow time to travel to Isla Baru.

Things to do in Medellin

Parks Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Envigado, Parque Tematico Replica del Viejo Penol
Highlights from your plan
Off-Road Tours
Walking tours
medellin 2000m DESCENT ©
medellin 2000m DESCENT

2
nights
Isla Baru, Colombia

Isla Baru ©
Lying south of Cartagena, Isla Baru was connected to the mainland until the construction of the Canal del Dique.
On the 23rd (Sat), identify plant and animal life at Aviario Nacional de Colombia and then enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Puntilla. On the 24th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Blanca.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Isla Baru sightseeing planning app.

You can fly from Medellin to Isla Baru in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and shuttle; or do a combination of flight and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Cartagena.

Things to do in Isla Baru

Parks Beaches Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Playa Blanca ©
Playa Blanca
Aviario Nacional de Colombia ©
Aviario Nacional de Colombia

6
nights
Cartagena, Colombia

Cartagena ©
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.
Cartagena is known for historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: step into the grandiose world of Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas, contemplate the long history of Torre del Reloj, soothe aching muscles at Volcan de Lodo El Totumo (Mud Volcano), and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Convent of Santa Cruz de la Popa.

For maps, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Cartagena day trip site.

Drive from Isla Baru to Cartagena in 1.5 hours. In May, daytime highs in Cartagena are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cartagena

Historic Sites Outdoors Tours
Highlights from your plan
Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas ©
Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas
Walled City of Cartagena ©
Walled City of Cartagena
Boat Tours & Water Sports

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