60 days in Colombia Itinerary

60 days in Colombia Itinerary

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Isla Baru
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Islas de Rosario
— 2 nights
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San Andres Island
— 6 nights
Fly
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Cali
— 5 nights
Drive
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Salento
— 4 nights
Drive
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Montenegro
— 5 nights
Fly
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Medellin
— 6 nights
Fly
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Bogota
— 6 nights
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Villa de Leyva
— 5 nights
Drive
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Bucaramanga
— 5 nights
Fly
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Tayrona National Park
— 1 night
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Santa Marta
— 5 nights
Drive
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Cartagena
— 6 nights
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Isla Baru

— 2 nights
Lying south of Cartagena, Isla Baru was connected to the mainland until the construction of the Canal del Dique.
On the 2nd (Thu), look for all kinds of wild species at Aviario Nacional de Colombia and then enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Puntilla. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Blanca.

To find reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Isla Baru trip builder app.

Mumbai, India to Isla Baru is an approximately 180-hour travel. The time zone difference when traveling from Mumbai to Isla Baru is minus 10.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Fri) to allow time for travel to Islas de Rosario.

Things to do in Isla Baru

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Wildlife

Islas de Rosario

— 2 nights
Start off your visit on the 4th (Sat): head outdoors with Bora Bora Cartagena Beach Club. On the next day, head outdoors with IslaBela.

To find where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Islas de Rosario tour itinerary builder site.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Isla Baru to Islas de Rosario. In April, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to San Andres Island.

Things to do in Islas de Rosario

Outdoors
Highlights from your 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: step off the mainland to explore Johnny Cay, look for all kinds of wild species at La Piscinita, make a trip to Cayo Rocoso, and see the vivid underwater world at West View.

To find reviews, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read our San Andres Island tour itinerary builder website.

You can fly from Islas de Rosario to San Andres Island in 4.5 hours. In April, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can fly to Cali.

Things to do in San Andres Island

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

Cali

— 5 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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cali: Camino Real (in Barichara) and Centro Comercial ALfaguara (in Jamundi). There's lots more to do: hike along Picoloro Ecoturismo, appreciate the extensive heritage of Iglesia de San Antonio, examine the collection at Caliwood Museo de la Cinematografia, and explore the striking landscape of Farallones de Cali.

For other places to visit, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Cali trip planner.

Traveling by flight from San Andres Island to Cali takes 4 hours. Traveling from San Andres Island in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Cali, with lows of 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Salento.

Things to do in Cali

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

Salento

— 4 nights

Father of Quindio

Founded in 1842, the town of Salento represents the oldest established settlement in Quindio.
Go for a jaunt from Salento to Manizales to see Parque Nacional Natural Los Nevados about 1h 40 min away. The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Kasaguadua Natural Reserve, view the masterpieces at Region Paisaje / Landscape Region, appreciate the views at Valle del Cocora, and relax in the rural setting at El Recuerdo Finca Cafetera Tradicional.

For ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Salento online trip maker.

Getting from Cali to Salento by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Cali in April: highs in Salento hover around 32°C, while lows dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Montenegro.

Things to do in Salento

Parks · Nature · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trip

Montenegro

— 5 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.
Explore Montenegro's surroundings by going to Museo del Oro Quimbaya (in Armenia), Maderitas Jugueteria (in Filandia) and Jardin Botanico del Quindio (in Calarca). The adventure continues: get in on the family fun at Parque del Cafe, savor the flavors at Food & Drink, get outside with Canopy Los Caracolies, and don't miss a visit to Eje Cafetero (Zona Cafetera).

For traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, use the Montenegro travel route planner.

Getting from Salento to Montenegro by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Montenegro can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can fly to Medellin.

Things to do in Montenegro

Theme Parks · Tours · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Medellin

— 6 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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Parque Tematico Replica del Viejo Penol (in Penol), Piedra Del Penol (in Guatape) and Museo Historico Casa de la Convencion de Rionegro (in Rionegro). There's lots more to do: take in the local highlights with Walking tours, get outside with Outdoor Activities, fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, and make a trip to Plaza Botero.

For more things to do, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read our Medellin sightseeing website.

You can fly from Montenegro to Medellin in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. April in Medellin sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can fly to Bogota.

Things to do in Medellin

Parks · Tours · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Bogota

— 6 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: Zipaquira (Museo Arqueologico de Zipaquira, Catedral de Sal de Zipaquira, &more), Tabio (Ermita de Santa Barbara & Parque Ecologico Carmen de los Juncales) and Ospina Park (in Chia). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Gold Museum (Museo del Oro), admire the masterpieces at Museo Botero del Banco de la Republica, savor the flavors at Food & Drink, and steep yourself in history at Centro de Memoria El Cuartico.

For other places to visit, photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Bogota day trip planner.

You can fly from Medellin to Bogota in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Medellin in May, expect Bogota to be a bit cooler, temps between 22°C and 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can drive to Villa de Leyva.

Things to do in Bogota

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

Villa de Leyva

— 5 nights
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.
Explore Villa de Leyva's surroundings by going to Chiquinquira (Iglesia de la Renovacion & Convento Nuestra Señora del Rosario de Chiquinquirá), Tunja (Capilla y Museo de Santa Clara la Real, Iglesia de San Ignacio, &more) and Parque Central y Feria Dulce de Iza (in Iza). Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Museo Paleontológico, admire the landmark architecture of Casa Terracota, browse the fresh offerings at Plaza De Mercado De Villa De Leyva, and look for gifts at Joyeria MORPHILIA.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Villa de Leyva itinerary planner.

Drive from Bogota to Villa de Leyva in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to drive to Bucaramanga.

Things to do in Villa de Leyva

Historic Sites · Museums · Breweries & Distilleries · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Bucaramanga

— 5 nights

City of Parks

A tour of Bucaramanga may yield little evidence that it dates back as far as 1622.
Venture out of the city with trips to San Gil (Parque La Libertad & River Rafting & Tubing) and Barichara (Catedral de la Inmaculada Concepcion, Fundacion San Lorenzo De Barichara, &more). Spend the 13th (Wed) exploring nature at Parque Nacional de Chicamocha. The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica San Juan Bautista, don't miss a visit to Club del Comercio, stroll around Parque Gallineral de Giron, and snap pictures at Puente del Bicentenario.

To find maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Bucaramanga day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Villa de Leyva to Bucaramanga takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. In May, daytime highs in Bucaramanga are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to fly to Tayrona National Park.

Things to do in Bucaramanga

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Tours

Side Trips

Tayrona National Park

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Mon): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Parque Nacional Natural Tayrona and then stroll through Playa de las 7 Olas.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Tayrona National Park online road trip planner.

You can fly from Bucaramanga to Tayrona National Park in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Bucaramanga in May, with highs in Tayrona National Park at 39°C and lows at 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Santa Marta.

Things to do in Tayrona National Park

Parks · Nature · Beaches · Outdoors
Highlights from your 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.
Explore Santa Marta's surroundings by going to Plaza Centenario (in Cienaga), Minca (El Dorado Bird Reserve & Museo Minca - Memorial Museum of the Sierra Nevada) and Barranquilla (Gran Malecon del Rio - Sector Puerta de Oro, Iglesia de la Inmaculada Concepcion, &more). The adventure continues: get outside with Outdoor Activities, stroll around Parque de Los Novios, kick back and relax at Cristal Beach, and explore the world behind art at Quinta de San Pedro Alejandrino.

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

You can drive from Tayrona National Park to Santa Marta in 1.5 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can go by car to Cartagena.

Things to do in Santa Marta

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Cartagena

— 6 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.
Spend the 29th (Fri) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Convent of Santa Cruz de la Popa, get engrossed in the history at Museo del Oro Zenu, and steep yourself in history at Walled City of Cartagena.

To see photos, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Cartagena day trip planning app.

You can drive from Santa Marta to Cartagena in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Cartagena

Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife

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.