60 days in Colombia Itinerary

60 days in Colombia Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Bogota
Drive:  2 h 30 min
1
Villa de Leyva
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
2
Bogota
— 9 nights
Drive:  2 h
3
Fusagasuga
— 2 nights
Drive:  8 h 30 min
4
La Macarena
— 1 day
Drive + Fly:  10 h 30 min
5
Cali
— 4 nights
Fly:  3 h
6
San Andres Island
— 5 nights
Fly:  3 h
7
Santa Marta
— 7 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
8
Cartagena
— 8 nights
Fly:  5 h 45 min
9
Guatape
— 1 day
Drive:  1 h 30 min
10
Medellin
— 7 nights
Fly:  1 h 30 min
11
Manizales
— 5 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
12
Salento
— 6 nights
Foot:  2 h
End: Bogota

3
nights
Villa de Leyva

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Villa de Leyva: Plaza de Bolivar (in Tunja) and Puente de Boyaca (in Boyaca). Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Museo Paleontológico, admire the striking features of Casa Terracota, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia de Nuestra Senora del Rosario, and contemplate the waterfront views at Pozos Azules.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Villa de Leyva day trip site.

Bogota to Villa de Leyva is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. You can also take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Bogota.

Things to do in Villa de Leyva

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Boyaca, Plaza de Bolivar
Highlights from your plan
Laguna de Iguaque ©
Laguna de Iguaque
Museo Paleontológico ©
Museo Paleontológico
Hotel Plaza Mayor Villa de Leyva ©
Hotel Plaza Mayor Villa de Leyva

9
nights
Bogota

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Catedral de Sal de Zipaquira (in Zipaquira) and Laguna de Guatavita (in Tierra Negra). Spend the 6th (Tue) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Gold Museum (Museo del Oro), get advice or help at Biblioteca Virgilio, admire the masterpieces at Museo Botero del Banco de la Republica, and admire the natural beauty at Jardin Botanico de Bogota Jose Celestino Mutis.

To see other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Bogota trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Villa de Leyva to Bogota takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October in Bogota, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Fusagasuga.

Things to do in Bogota

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Catedral de Sal de Zipaquira, Laguna de Guatavita
Highlights from your plan
Gold Museum (Museo del Oro) ©
Gold Museum (Museo del Oro)
Monserrate ©
Monserrate
Museo Botero del Banco de la Republica ©
Museo Botero del Banco de la Republica

2
nights
Fusagasuga

Fusagasuga ©
Fusagasugá or Fusa is a town and municipality in the department of Cundinamarca, in central Colombia. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Fri): browse the different shops at Centro Comercial La Querencia, thenlook for all kinds of wild species at Cerro de Quinini, and then make a trip to Eje cafetero (Zona Cafetera). Keep things going the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at Embalse del Muna.

For photos, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Fusagasuga day trip site.

Traveling by car from Bogota to Fusagasuga takes 2.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Sat) to allow time for travel to La Macarena.

Things to do in Fusagasuga

Parks Wildlife Shopping

Side Trips

Embalse del Muna, Cerro de Quinini, Eje cafetero (Zona Cafetera)
Highlights from your plan
Cerro de Quinini ©
Cerro de Quinini
Eje cafetero (Zona Cafetera) ©
Eje cafetero (Zona Cafetera)
Centro Comercial La Querencia ©
Centro Comercial La Querencia

1
day
La Macarena

La Macarena ©
A gateway to one of the world's most fascinating rivers, La Macarena enjoys a special place in the heart of Colombian nature lovers.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sun): explore the activities along Cano Cristales.

Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to La Macarena fast, fun, and easy.

You can drive from Fusagasuga to La Macarena in 18 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Cali.

Things to do in La Macarena

Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Cano Cristales ©
Cano Cristales

4
nights
Cali

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Hacienda El Paraiso (in El Cerrito), Basilica Del Señor de los Milagros (in Buga) and Sendero Ecologico Las Brumas (in Calima). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Museo Aereo Fenix, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia San Francisco, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Zoologico de Cali, and get advice or help at Biblioteca Departamental Jorge Garces Borrero.

For ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Cali vacation planner.

Explore your travel options from La Macarena to Cali with the Route module. In November, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to travel to San Andres Island.

Things to do in Cali

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

Hacienda El Paraiso, Basilica Del Señor de los Milagros, Sendero Ecologico Las Brumas
Highlights from your plan
Museo Aereo Fenix ©
Museo Aereo Fenix
Andoke ©
Andoke
Cristo Rey ©
Cristo Rey

5
nights
San Andres Island

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, pause for some serene contemplation at Primera Iglesia Bautista, explore the striking landscape at Hoyo Soplador, and kick back and relax at Playa de Spratt Bight.

For where to stay, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the San Andres Island journey site.

Getting from Cali to San Andres Island by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Traveling from Cali in November, San Andres Island is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to travel to Santa Marta.

Things to do in San Andres Island

Parks Nature Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Johnny Cay ©
Johnny Cay
La Piscinita ©
La Piscinita
Cayo Bolivar ©
Cayo Bolivar

7
nights
Santa Marta

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Santa Marta side-trips: Parque Nacional Natural Tayrona (in Tayrona National Park) and Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta (in Minca). Spend the 27th (Tue) exploring nature at Nabusimake. There's lots more to do: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Blanca, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de Santa Marta, and look for gifts at Yo Amo Santa Marta.

To find reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Santa Marta sightseeing planner.

Traveling by flight from San Andres Island to Santa Marta takes 4.5 hours. In November, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Cartagena.

Things to do in Santa Marta

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Taganga, Parque Nacional Natural Tayrona, Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta
Highlights from your plan
Parque Nacional Natural Tayrona ©
Parque Nacional Natural Tayrona
Scuba & Snorkeling
Quinta de San Pedro Alejandrino ©
Quinta de San Pedro Alejandrino

8
nights
Cartagena

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Cartagena side-trips: Isla Tierrabomba (in Isla Tierra Bomba) and Playa Blanca (in Isla Baru). On the 5th (Wed), spend a cool day on the water with Veleros Colombia. There's much more to do: explore the historical opulence of Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas, race across the water with Boats4U, take in the spiritual surroundings of Convent of Santa Cruz de la Popa, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sanctuary of Saint Peter Claver.

For ratings, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Cartagena journey builder site.

Drive from Santa Marta to Cartagena in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. November in Cartagena sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 30°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Guatape.

Things to do in Cartagena

Outdoors Tours Transportation

Side Trips

Isla Tierrabomba, Playa Blanca
Highlights from your plan
Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas ©
Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas
Walled City of Cartagena ©
Walled City of Cartagena
Playa Blanca ©
Playa Blanca

1
day
Guatape

Guatape ©
On the shores of a large artificial lake, Guatape ensures a pleasant experience in a quiet little town known for its friendly residents and attractive architecture.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Fri): learn something new at Esencia del Sol, thenpause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia de Nuestra Senora del Carmen, and then explore the striking landscape at Piedra Del Penol.

To see reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Guatape online day trip planner.

Fly from Cartagena to Guatape in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Cartagena in December, plan for a bit cooler days and much colder nights in Guatape: temperatures range from 25°C by day to 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Medellin.

Things to do in Guatape

Nature Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Piedra Del Penol ©
Piedra Del Penol
Esencia del Sol ©
Esencia del Sol
Iglesia de Nuestra Senora del Carmen ©
Iglesia de Nuestra Senora del Carmen

7
nights
Medellin

Medellin ©
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 Centro Historico Santa Fe de Antioquia in Santa Fe de Antioquia, about 1h 20 min away. There's much more to do: take in the local highlights with Walking tours, steep yourself in history at Pueblito Paisa, contemplate the waterfront views at Laguna de Guatape, and deepen your understanding at Universidad de Antioquia.

To find photos, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Medellin road trip website.

You can drive from Guatape to Medellin in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Guatape in December; daily highs in Medellin reach 32°C and lows reach 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to travel to Manizales.

Things to do in Medellin

Parks Shopping Nature

Side Trip

Centro Historico Santa Fe de Antioquia
Highlights from your plan
Parque Explora ©
Parque Explora
Walking tours
Laguna de Guatape ©
Laguna de Guatape

5
nights
Manizales

Manizales ©
A major center of education and commerce, Manizales also serves as one of the hubs of coffee production in Colombia.
When in Manizales, make a side trip to see Hacienda El Sinai in Chinchina, approximately Chinchina away. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the geological forces at Nevado del Ruiz, enjoy some diversion at Termales Otono, experience rural life at Coffee Tour Hacienda Venecia, and pause for some serene contemplation at Manizales Cathedral.

To see other places to visit, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Manizales trip planner.

Getting from Medellin to Manizales by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Medellin in December: highs in Manizales hover around 22°C, while lows dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Salento.

Things to do in Manizales

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Hacienda El Sinai
Highlights from your plan
Nevado del Ruiz ©
Nevado del Ruiz
Recinto del Pensamiento ©
Recinto del Pensamiento
Torre de El Cable ©
Torre de El Cable

6
nights
Salento

Salento ©
Founded in 1842, the town of Salento represents the oldest established settlement in Quindio.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Salento: Armenia (Plaza de Bolivar, Catedral la Inmaculada Concepcion, &more), Catedral de Nuestra Senora de la Pobreza (in Pereira) and Montenegro (Parque del Cafe & Globos Colombia). Spend the 21st (Fri) exploring nature at Bosques de Cocora. Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Kasaguadua Natural Reserve, take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin Botanico del Quindio, don't miss a visit to Mirador Colina Iluminada, and appreciate the views at Valle del Cocora.

To see other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Salento tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Manizales to Salento in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. When traveling from Manizales in December, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Salento: temperatures range from 32°C by day to 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Salento

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Armenia, Montenegro, Jardin Botanico del Quindio, Catedral de Nuestra Senora de la Pobreza, Mirador Colina Iluminada
Highlights from your plan
Globos Colombia ©
Globos Colombia
Parque del Cafe ©
Parque del Cafe
Bosques de Cocora ©
Bosques de Cocora

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