60 days in Colombia Itinerary

60 days in Colombia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Colombia sightseeing planner

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Drive to London Heathrow Airport, Fly to Alfredo Vásquez Cobo International Airport, Drive to Puerto Narino
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Puerto Narino
— 1 night
Drive to Alfredo Vásquez Cobo International Airport, Fly to Bogota
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Bogota
— 7 nights
Fly
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Medellin
— 7 nights
Fly
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Montenegro
— 6 nights
Drive
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Salento
— 5 nights
Drive
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Cali
— 7 nights
Fly
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San Andres Island
— 7 nights
Fly
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Islas de Rosario
— 2 nights
Ferry
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Cartagena
— 7 nights
Drive
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Tayrona National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Santa Marta
— 6 nights
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Puerto Narino

— 1 night
Puerto Nariño is the second municipality of the Amazonas department of Colombia, located on the shore of the Amazon River.It has about 6,000 residents, most of them are indigenous (from the Ticuna tribe) and its specificity is that it is entirely pedestrian, no car or motorcycle being allowed, as an experiment in an ecological community. Reserva Natural Rio Nambi has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): stroll through Lago Tarapoto and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Reserva Natural Rio Nambi. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri): admire nature's wide array of creatures at Avistamiento de Delfines Rosados.

To see photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read Puerto Narino tour itinerary planner.

London, UK to Puerto Narino is an approximately 22-hour combination of car and flight. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Colombia Standard Time (COT) is minus 5 hours. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from London in July: high temperatures in Puerto Narino hover around 36°C and lows are around 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can travel to Bogota.

Things to do in Puerto Narino

Wildlife · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Nature

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip

Bogota

— 7 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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Bogota: Zipaquira (Casa Museo Quevedo Zornoza, Esensal, &more) and Basilica Del Señor de los Milagros (in Buga). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Gold Museum (Museo del Oro), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Monserrate, stroll around Parque Metropolitano Simon Bolivar, and make a trip to Casa Libreria Wilborada 1047.

To see ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Bogota trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Puerto Narino to Bogota with the Route module. In July, Bogota is much colder than Puerto Narino - with highs of 21°C and lows of 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) to allow time to fly to Medellin.

Things to do in Bogota

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Parks

Side Trips

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Medellin side-trips: Piedra Del Penol (in Guatape) and Parque Tematico Replica del Viejo Penol (in Penol). There's lots more to do: take in the local highlights with Walking tours, glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, contemplate the waterfront views at Laguna de Guatape, and get your game on at Bubble Foot Medellin.

To find more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Medellin trip planner.

You can fly from Bogota to Medellin in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, Medellin is a bit warmer than Bogota - with highs of 34°C and lows of 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to fly to Montenegro.

Things to do in Medellin

Parks · Tours · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Montenegro

— 6 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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Pereira (Paroquia Sagrado Corazon de Jesus, Catedral de Nuestra Senora de la Pobreza, &more), Museo del Oro Quimbaya (in Armenia) and Dos Cosechas Coffee (in Dosquebradas). And it doesn't end there: get outside with Globos Colombia, find something for the whole family at Panaca, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Parroquia Jesus Maria y Jose, and try out the rides at Parque del Cafe.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Montenegro itinerary planning website.

Traveling by flight from Medellin to Montenegro takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In July, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) to allow time to drive to Salento.

Things to do in Montenegro

Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Salento

— 5 nights

Father of Quindio

Founded in 1842, the town of Salento represents the oldest established settlement in Quindio.
When in Salento, make a side trip to see Los Nevados National Park in La Estrella, approximately La Estrella away. Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Kasaguadua Natural Reserve, admire the verdant scenery at Valle del Cocora, stop by Polimetria, and get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour.

For maps, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Salento online travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Montenegro to Salento takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Salento are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Cali.

Things to do in Salento

Parks · Nature · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trip

Cali

— 7 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: Palmira (Unicentro Palmira & Parque de la Factoria). The adventure continues: trek along Picoloro Ecoturismo, appreciate the history behind Cristo Rey, contemplate the long history of Hacienda Canasgordas, and examine the collection at Caliwood Museo de la Cinematografia.

For traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Cali road trip site.

Traveling by car from Salento to Cali takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in July, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can catch the flight to San Andres Island.

Things to do in Cali

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

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 parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: head off the coast to Johnny Cay, stroll through West View, make a trip to Cayo Rocoso, and kick back and relax at Bahia Cocoplum.

To see photos, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the San Andres Island online route planner.

You can fly from Cali to San Andres Island in 4 hours. Traveling from Cali in August, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 30°C in San Andres Island. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) to allow time to fly to Islas de Rosario.

Things to do in San Andres Island

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trip

Islas de Rosario

— 2 nights
Start off your visit on the 12th (Wed): get outside with Bora Bora Cartagena Beach Club. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Thu): head outdoors with IslaBela.

For more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Islas de Rosario trip itinerary website.

Traveling by flight from San Andres Island to Islas de Rosario takes 4.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Islas de Rosario can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) to allow time to ride a ferry to Cartagena.

Things to do in Islas de Rosario

Outdoors
Highlights from your trip

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.
Step out of Cartagena to go to Isla Baru and see Playa Blanca, which is approximately 1h 5 min away. There's lots more to do: explore the historical opulence of Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas, take in the spiritual surroundings of Convent of Santa Cruz de la Popa, admire the striking features of Las Bovedas, and don't miss a visit to Plaza de Bolivar.

For reviews, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read Cartagena visit planner.

Traveling by ferry from Islas de Rosario to Cartagena takes 2 hours. In August in Cartagena, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 30°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Tayrona National Park.

Things to do in Cartagena

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Side Trip

Tayrona National Park

— 2 nights
On the 21st (Fri), explore the striking landscape of Parque Nacional Natural Tayrona. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat): kick back and relax at Playa de las 7 Olas and then head outdoors with Pozo Azul.

To find reviews, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Tayrona National Park trip itinerary website.

You can drive from Cartagena to Tayrona National Park in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In August, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) to allow time to drive to Santa Marta.

Things to do in Tayrona National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

Santa Marta

— 6 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 Minca (El Dorado Bird Reserve & Museo Minca - Memorial Museum of the Sierra Nevada) and Plaza Centenario (in Cienaga). There's much more to do: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, get outside with El Rodadero, meet the residents at Marine World Aquarium, and take in the architecture and design of Universidad del Magdalena.

To see other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, go to the Santa Marta itinerary builder app.

Getting from Tayrona National Park to Santa Marta by car takes about 1.5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Santa Marta

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Beaches

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.