60 days in Colombia Itinerary

60 days in Colombia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Colombia attractions planner

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Bogota
— 8 nights
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Leticia
— 3 nights
Fly to Florencia, Bus to San Agustin
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San Agustin
— 2 nights
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Cali
— 6 nights
Drive
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Salento
— 3 nights
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Medellin
— 7 nights
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San Gil
— 4 nights
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Bucaramanga
— 4 nights
Fly to Barranquilla, Bus to Santa Marta
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Santa Marta
— 5 nights
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San Andres Island
— 7 nights
Fly to Providencia, Taxi to Providencia Island
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Providencia Island
— 2 nights
Ferry to San Andrés, Fly to Cartagena
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Cartagena
— 8 nights
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Bogota

— 8 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.
Museo Santa Clara and Catedral Primada de Bogota will appeal to history buffs. Get some cultural insight at Gold Museum (Museo del Oro) and Casa de Moneda - Coleccion Numismatica del Banco de la Republica. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bogota: Laguna de Guatavita (in Tierra Negra), Chia (Vivero Crisalide & Centro Comercial Cento Chia) and Catedral de Sal de Zipaquira (in Zipaquira). There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Museo Nacional de Colombia, take in the exciting artwork at DIBS by Culture Shock Colombia, admire the masterpieces at Museo Botero del Banco de la Republica, and grab your bike and head to Ciclovia de Bogota.

To find reviews, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Bogota trip itinerary site.

Roanoke, USA to Bogota is an approximately 13-hour flight. In April, daytime highs in Bogota are 67°F, while nighttime lows are 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Leticia.

Things to do in Bogota

Shopping · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Leticia

— 3 nights
Leticia represents a large urban area and one of the best places from which to commence exploring areas along the Amazon.
Step off the beaten path and head to Reserva Natural Tanimboca and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Step out of the city life by going to Isla de Los Micos and Balneario Arbelaez. There's much more to do: stroll around Parque Santander, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Bioparque Etuena, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de Nuestra Senora de La Paz.

For traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read Leticia trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Bogota to Leticia takes 4.5 hours. While traveling from Bogota, expect a bit warmer days and warmer nights in Leticia, ranging from highs of 87°F to lows of 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to travel to San Agustin.

Things to do in Leticia

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

San Agustin

— 2 nights
San Agustin remains best known for its archaeological sites, which include the World Heritage-listed San Agustin Archaeological Park.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Tue): take in the dramatic scenery at El Salto del Mortino, then delve into the distant past at Alto de Las Piedras Archaeological Park, and then buy something for everyone on your list at Gran Plaza San Antonio. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Wed): contemplate the waterfront views at Estrecho Del Magdalena, explore the ancient world of San Agustin Archaeological Park, and then take an in-depth tour of Museo Precolombino Villa Real.

To see traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read our San Agustin trip app.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Leticia to San Agustin takes 9.5 hours. Traveling from Leticia in April, you will find days in San Agustin are much colder (66°F), and nights are a bit cooler (66°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Cali.

Things to do in San Agustin

Shopping · Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Cali

— 6 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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Camino Real and Iglesia de San Antonio. Shop till you drop at Centro Comercial ALfaguara and Galeria Alameda. Step out of Cali with an excursion to Unicentro Palmira in Palmira--about 46 minutes away. There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Caliwood Museo de la Cinematografia, buy something for everyone on your list at Pacific Mall, stop by Centro Comercial Chipichape, and hike along Picoloro Ecoturismo.

To see other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Cali day trip planning tool.

You can drive from San Agustin to Cali in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a bus. While traveling from San Agustin, expect warmer days and about the same nights in Cali, ranging from highs of 87°F to lows of 67°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can go by car to Salento.

Things to do in Cali

Shopping · Museums · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Salento

— 3 nights

Father of Quindio

Founded in 1842, the town of Salento represents the oldest established settlement in Quindio.
For shopping fun, head to Polimetria or Region Paisaje / Landscape Region. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Kasaguadua Natural Reserve and Horseback Riding Tours. The adventure continues: admire the verdant scenery at Valle del Cocora, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, savor the flavors at Food & Drink, and explore the wealth of natural beauty at Bosques de Cocora.

For ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Salento trip itinerary planning app.

Getting from Cali to Salento by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. When traveling from Cali in April, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Salento: temperatures range from 82°F by day to 64°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to travel to Medellin.

Things to do in Salento

Tours · Parks · Nature · Outdoors

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.
You'll explore and learn at Museo de Antioquia and H by HDC. Take a break from the city and head to Parque Arvi and Parasailing & Paragliding. Explore Medellin's surroundings by going to Mayorca Mega Plaza (in Sabaneta) and Mall Indiana (in Envigado). Next up on the itinerary: browse the different shops at El Tesoro Parque Comercial, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Parroquia de Santa Barbara de la Ayura, explore the world behind art at Medellin Museum of Modern Art, and see the sky in a new way at Planetario de Medellin.

To find ratings, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read our Medellin visit planner.

You can fly from Salento to Medellin in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 82°F in April, and nighttime lows around 64°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can travel to San Gil.

Things to do in Medellin

Shopping · Tours · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

San Gil

— 4 nights

Colombia's Adventure Sport Capital

Providing some of the region's best opportunities for paragliding, rappelling, white-water rafting, kayaking, hiking, and caving, San Gil appeals to adventure seekers and nature lovers wishing to escape overcrowded Bogota, located several hours' drive to the south.
You'll explore and learn at Fundacion San Lorenzo De Barichara and Casa de la Cultura Emiliano Pradilla Gonzalez. Do your shopping at Batidos de la Casa de Mercado de San Gil and Centro Comercial El Puente. Explore San Gil's surroundings by going to Barichara (Catedral de la Inmaculada Concepcion, Capilla de Santa Barbara, &more) and Museo del Algodon y el Lienzo de la Tierra (in Charala). There's still lots to do: admire the sheer force of Cascada de Juan Curi, get outside with Outdoor Activities, push the limits with an extreme tour, and stroll around Parque La Libertad.

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Getting from Medellin to San Gil by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In April in San Gil, expect temperatures between 79°F during the day and 66°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) to allow time to take a bus to Bucaramanga.

Things to do in San Gil

Tours · Outdoors · Shopping · Museums

Side Trips

Bucaramanga

— 4 nights

City of Parks

A tour of Bucaramanga may yield little evidence that it dates back as far as 1622.
Get some cultural insight at Cathedral of the Holy Family and Ecoparque Cerro del Santisimo. Shop till you drop at Parque Caracoli and Cacique el Centro Comercial. Spend the 5th (Wed) exploring nature at Parque Nacional de Chicamocha. There's lots more to do: explore the striking landscape of Panachi, pick up some local products at Plaza de Mercado Guarin, explore the world behind art at Museo de Arte Moderno de Bucaramanga, and buy something for everyone on your list at Centro Comercial Cacique.

To find ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Bucaramanga trip itinerary planning site.

Traveling by bus from San Gil to Bucaramanga takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In May in Bucaramanga, expect temperatures between 79°F during the day and 66°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to travel to Santa Marta.

Things to do in Bucaramanga

Shopping · Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

Side 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.
Get outdoors at Cristal Beach and Playa de las 7 Olas. Head to Centro Comercial Buenavista and Yo Amo Santa Martafor plenty of shopping. Venture out of the city with trips to Parque Nacional Natural Tayrona (in Tayrona National Park) and Museo Mapuka (in Barranquilla). There's still lots to do: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, explore the world behind art at Quinta de San Pedro Alejandrino, walk around Parque de Los Novios, and don't miss a visit to El Amanuense Libros & Cafe.

To find maps, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Santa Marta vacation app.

Do a combination of flight and bus from Bucaramanga to Santa Marta in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Bucaramanga in May; daily highs in Santa Marta reach 92°F and lows reach 79°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to travel to San Andres Island.

Things to do in Santa Marta

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

San Andres Island

— 7 nights
The coral San Andres Island boasts a rich colonial history, exotic beaches, and a laidback, tropical lifestyle.
Shop till you drop at Banco de la Republica and Esmeraldas Colombianas. Step out of the city life by going to West View and Johnny Cay. There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Playa de Spratt Bight, tour the pleasant surroundings at Cocoplum Bay, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and explore the wealth of natural beauty at Manglares de Old Point National Park.

For photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the San Andres Island online tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Santa Marta to San Andres Island by flight takes about 6.5 hours. Traveling from Santa Marta in May, expect nights in San Andres Island to be about the same, around 79°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 87°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can travel to Providencia Island.

Things to do in San Andres Island

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

Providencia Island

— 2 nights
Although part of Colombia, the small, isolated Providencia Island retains its Caribbean culture and English-Creole language.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Fri): don't miss a visit to The Peak Forestry Reserve, then step off the mainland to explore Crab Cay-Cayo Cangrejo, and then catch some excitement at Lighthouse Providence. Keep things going the next day: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, use the Providencia Island day trip planning website.

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from San Andres Island to Providencia Island takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In May, daily temperatures in Providencia Island can reach 87°F, while at night they dip to 80°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to travel to Cartagena.

Things to do in Providencia Island

Nature · Parks · Tours · Outdoors

Cartagena

— 8 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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Speed Boats Tours and Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Barrio Getsemani and Templo de Santo Domingo. When in Cartagena, make a side trip to see Aviario Nacional de Colombia in Isla Baru, approximately Isla Baru away. There's still lots to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral Santa Catalina de Alejandria, indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and contemplate the long history of Walled City of Cartagena.

To find ratings, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Cartagena trip maker.

Getting from Providencia Island to Cartagena by combination of ferry and flight takes about 8 hours. Expect a daytime high around 90°F in May, and nighttime lows around 79°F. You'll have a few hours on the 30th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Cartagena

Historic Sites · Tours · Museums · Shopping

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.