60 days in Colombia Itinerary

60 days in Colombia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Colombia holiday planner

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Cartagena
— 5 nights
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Barranquilla
— 4 nights
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Santa Marta
— 5 nights
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Tayrona National Park
— 1 night
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Valledupar
— 5 nights
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Bucaramanga
— 4 nights
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Islas de Rosario
— 2 nights
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San Andres Island
— 7 nights
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Medellin
— 7 nights
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Montenegro
— 3 nights
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Salento
— 4 nights
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Cali
— 5 nights
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Bogota
— 6 nights
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Cartagena

— 5 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.
Go for a jaunt from Cartagena to Isla Baru to see Playa Blanca about 1h 5 min away. There's much more to do: explore the historical opulence of Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas, get outside with Outdoor Activities, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Convent of Santa Cruz de la Popa, and make a trip to Plaza de Bolivar.

For other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Cartagena trip itinerary maker tool.

Budapest, Hungary to Cartagena is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Budapest to Cartagena is minus 6 hours. Prepare for much hotter weather when traveling from Budapest in April: high temperatures in Cartagena hover around 38°C and lows are around 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can catch the bus to Barranquilla.

Things to do in Cartagena

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours · Beaches

Side Trip

Barranquilla

— 4 nights

Golden Gate of Colombia

An industrial port city on Colombia's Caribbean coast, Barranquilla represents the fourth-most populous city in the country.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Barranquilla: Megua Parque Biotematico (in Galapa) and Castillo de Salgar (in Puerto Colombia). And it doesn't end there: take an in-depth tour of Museo Mapuka, pause for some photo ops at Monumento Ventana Al Mundo, get advice or help at Biblioteca Piloto del Caribe, and stroll around Parque de Villa Santos.

For maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Barranquilla journey planner.

You can take a bus from Cartagena to Barranquilla in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In April in Barranquilla, expect temperatures between 39°C during the day and 29°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can take a bus to Santa Marta.

Things to do in Barranquilla

Museums · Parks · Shopping · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Santa Marta side-trips: Minca (Museo del Cacao de Minca, El Dorado Bird Reserve, &more). There's lots more to do: get outside with Outdoor Activities, kick back and relax at Bahia Concha, stroll through Cristal Beach, and walk around Parque de Los Novios.

For ratings, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Santa Marta driving holiday planner.

Traveling by bus from Barranquilla to Santa Marta takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. April in Santa Marta sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 30°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) to allow time to drive to Tayrona National Park.

Things to do in Santa Marta

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trip

Tayrona National Park

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Parque Nacional Natural Tayrona.

To find maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read Tayrona National Park trip itinerary planning app.

You can drive from Santa Marta to Tayrona National Park in 1.5 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Tayrona National Park can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Valledupar.

Things to do in Tayrona National Park

Parks · Nature
Highlights from your trip

Valledupar

— 5 nights

City of the Holy Kings of Valledupar

Between the mountains of Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta and the Serrania del Perija, Valledupar has become known as the home of Vallenato music, a distinctive style of song performed with an accordion, caja (a small drum), and a guacharaca (a percussive, scraping instrument).
Valledupar is known for wildlife, museums, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Parque de la Leyenda Vallenata, get your bearings at Biblioteca Departamental Valledupar, examine the collection at Casa Beto Murgas, and admire the landmark architecture of Colegio Nacional Loperena.

To see where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Valledupar online driving holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Tayrona National Park to Valledupar takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In May, daily temperatures in Valledupar can reach 40°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Bucaramanga.

Things to do in Valledupar

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Museums

Bucaramanga

— 4 nights

City of Parks

A tour of Bucaramanga may yield little evidence that it dates back as far as 1622.
Spend the 9th (Sun) exploring nature at Parque Nacional de Chicamocha. Spend the 10th (Mon) exploring nature at Panachi. There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica San Juan Bautista, make a trip to Universidad Industrial de Santander - UIS, take an in-depth tour of La Casa del Libro Total, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia de San Pedro Claver.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, use the Bucaramanga tour itinerary planner.

You can fly from Valledupar to Bucaramanga in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Valledupar in May, expect Bucaramanga to be slightly colder, temps between 30°C and 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Islas de Rosario.

Things to do in Bucaramanga

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Islas de Rosario

— 2 nights
Start off your visit on the 13th (Thu): observe the fascinating underwater world at Oceanario and then see some colorful creatures with Colombia Underwater Expeditions. On the 14th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get outside with IslaBela.

To find reviews, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Islas de Rosario journey maker website.

Traveling by flight from Bucaramanga to Islas de Rosario takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Bucaramanga in May: high temperatures in Islas de Rosario hover around 38°C and lows are around 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to fly to San Andres Island.

Things to do in Islas de Rosario

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

San Andres Island

— 7 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, explore the striking landscape at Hoyo Soplador, look for all kinds of wild species at La Piscinita, and stroll through Playa de Spratt Bight.

Find out how to plan San Andres Island trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

You can fly from Islas de Rosario to San Andres Island in 4.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in May, and nighttime lows around 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) to allow time to fly 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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Parque Tematico Replica del Viejo Penol (in Penol) and Piedra Del Penol (in Guatape). There's much more to do: get the lay of the land with Walking tours, don't miss a visit to Plaza Botero, look for all kinds of wild species at Parque Arvi, and explore the activities along Laguna de Guatape.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Medellin trip itinerary app.

Getting from San Andres Island to Medellin by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Traveling from San Andres Island in May, expect Medellin to be little chillier, temps between 32°C and 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can fly to Montenegro.

Things to do in Medellin

Parks · Tours · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Montenegro

— 3 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.
Step out of Montenegro with an excursion to Los Nevados National Park in La Estrella--about 56 minutes away. Pack the 29th (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Parque del Cafe. Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Eje Cafetero (Zona Cafetera) and head outdoors with Canopy Los Caracolies.

To see ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Montenegro trip planner.

Getting from Medellin to Montenegro by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In May, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) to allow time to drive to Salento.

Things to do in Montenegro

Theme Parks · Tours · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Salento

— 4 nights

Father of Quindio

Founded in 1842, the town of Salento represents the oldest established settlement in Quindio.
Spend the 2nd (Wed) exploring nature at Bosques de Cocora. The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Kasaguadua Natural Reserve, take a spin around town with Bike Tours, take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, and admire the verdant scenery at Valle del Cocora.

To see more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Salento road trip website.

Traveling by car from Montenegro to Salento takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May in Salento, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Cali.

Things to do in Salento

Parks · Nature · Tours · Wildlife

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.
Change things up with a short trip to Camino Real in Barichara (about 12 hours away). There's still lots to do: get outside with Picoloro Ecoturismo, contemplate the long history of Hacienda Canasgordas, see majestic marine mammals with Trip Trip, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers.

To see traveler tips, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Cali trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Salento to Cali takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Cali are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can fly to Bogota.

Things to do in Cali

Tours · Wildlife · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trip

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.
Step out of Bogota with an excursion to Catedral de Sal de Zipaquira in Zipaquira--about 54 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Gold Museum (Museo del Oro), learn about all things military at Military Museum of Colombia, steep yourself in history at Bolivar Square, and make a trip to Monserrate.

For reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Bogota trip itinerary builder tool.

You can fly from Cali to Bogota in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Cali in June, you will find days in Bogota are colder (22°C), and nights are a bit cooler (11°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Bogota

Museums · Tours · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trip

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.