60 days in Colombia Itinerary

60 days in Colombia Itinerary

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60 days in Colombia Itinerary

Start: Orlando, Florida
Fly:  7​h
1
Cartagena
— 16 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Pereira
— 15 nights
Drive:  3​h
3
Cali
— 15 nights
Bus + Fly:  2​h 30​min
4
Bogota
— 13 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
End: Orlando, Florida

16
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 a sense of the local culture at Templo de Santo Domingo and Iglesia de la Trinidad. Get outdoors at Aviario Nacional de Colombia and Playa Blanca. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cartagena: Castillo de Salgar (in Puerto Colombia) and Playa Puntilla (in Isla Baru). There's still lots to do: take a stroll through Bairro Getsemani, pause for some photo ops at La Gorda Gertrudis, make a trip to Plaza de San Diego, and contemplate the geological forces at Volcan de Lodo El Totumo (Mud Volcano).

For ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Cartagena driving holiday planner.

Orlando, USA to Cartagena is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Orlando in June since evenings lows in Cartagena dip to 79°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Pereira.

Things to do in Cartagena

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Isla Baru, Oceanario, Castillo de Salgar
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Aviario Nacional de Colombia ©
Aviario Nacional de Colombia
Barrio Getsemani ©
Barrio Getsemani
Iglesia de la Trinidad ©
Iglesia de la Trinidad

15
nights
Pereira

Pereira ©
A center of commerce and trade, the thriving city of Pereira was founded in 1863.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Catedral de Manizales and Cathedral of Our Lady of Poverty Pereira. Explore hidden gems such as Kasaguadua Natural Reserve and Valle del Cocora. Venture out of the city with trips to Salento (Horseback Riding Tours, Iglesia Nuestra Senora del Carmen, & more), Globos Colombia (in Montenegro) and Parroquia Jesus Maria y Jose (in Quimbaya). There's much more to do: take an in-depth tour of Museo del Oro Quimbaya, pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia de Guadalupe, identify plant and animal life at San Juan del Valle Eco Hotel, and admire the natural beauty at Jardin Botanico del Quindio.

To find more things to do, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Pereira travel planner.

Getting from Cartagena to Pereira by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus; or drive. In June, Pereira is slightly colder than Cartagena - with highs of 81°F and lows of 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can drive to Cali.

Things to do in Pereira

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Salento, Manizales, Marsella, Calarca, Cartago
Highlights from your plan
Kasaguadua Natural Reserve ©
Kasaguadua Natural Reserve
Valle del Cocora ©
Valle del Cocora
Catedral de Manizales ©
Catedral de Manizales

15
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.
Get in touch with nature at Pance River and Reserva Natural Kantu. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Museo Aereo Fenix and Museo de la Cana de Azucar. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cali: Calima (Zona de camping lago calima berlin & Sendero Ecologico Las Brumas), Buga (Museo del Senor De Los Milagros & Parroquia Catedral San Pedro de Buga) and Hacienda El Paraiso (in El Cerrito). There's lots more to do: make a trip to Camino Real, examine the collection at Caliwood Museo de la Cinematografia, pause for some photo ops at Cristo Rey, and take a stroll through Barrio San Antonio.

To see where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Cali trip itinerary planning site .

Drive from Pereira to Cali in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Pereira in July: highs in Cali hover around 88°F, while lows dip to 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to travel to Bogota.

Things to do in Cali

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Calima, Buga, Tulua, Casa Del Virrey, Camino Real
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Museo Aereo Fenix ©
Museo Aereo Fenix
Camino Real ©
Camino Real
Caliwood Museo de la Cinematografia ©

13
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.
Appreciate the collections at National Museum of Colombia and Planetarium of Bogota. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Laguna de Guatavita and Ciclovia de Bogota. Explore Bogota's surroundings by going to Museo Indigena Guatavita (in Guatavita), Parque Natural Chicaque (in Chicaque) and Iglesia de Nuestra Senora de los Dolores (in Zipaquira). Pack the 30th (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Parque Jaime Duque. There's much more to do: explore the fascinating underground world of Mina de Sal de Nemocon, take an in-depth tour of Casa Museo Quinta de Bolivar, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and admire the masterpieces at Museo Santa Clara.

For photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Bogota trip site .

Do a combination of bus and flight from Cali to Bogota in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or drive. Traveling from Cali in July, expect nights in Bogota to be a bit cooler, around 48°F, while days are much colder, around 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Bogota

Parks Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

Iglesia de Nuestra Senora de los Dolores, Parque Jaime Duque, Parque Natural Chicaque, Bioparque La Reserva, Museo Indigena Guatavita
Highlights from your plan
Laguna de Guatavita ©
Laguna de Guatavita
Parque Natural Chicaque ©
Parque Natural Chicaque
Museo Nacional de Colombia ©
Museo Nacional de Colombia

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