50 days in Colombia Itinerary

50 days in Colombia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Colombia sightseeing planner

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Medellin
— 4 nights
Fly
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Salento
— 4 nights
Drive
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Villavieja
— 2 nights
Drive
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La Macarena
— 2 nights
Drive
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Leticia
— 3 nights
Fly
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Bogota
— 5 nights
Fly
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Cali
— 4 nights
Fly
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Providencia Island
— 2 nights
Fly
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San Andres Island
— 6 nights
Fly
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Cartagena
— 6 nights
Drive
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Santa Marta
— 5 nights
Drive
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Tayrona National Park
— 1 night
Fly
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Bucaramanga
— 2 nights
Bus
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San Gil
— 3 nights
Fly

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Medellin

— 4 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 the less-touristy side of things at Off-Road Tours and Museum Pablo Escobar. Visiting Laguna de Guatape and Aquarius Diving Club will get you outdoors. There's much more to do: get the lay of the land with Walking tours, tour the pleasant surroundings at Parque Arvi, take an in-depth tour of Museo de Antioquia, and observe the fascinating underwater world at Parque Explora.

For photos, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Medellin vacation maker app.

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Medellin. In October, daytime highs in Medellin are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to fly to Salento.

Things to do in Medellin

Tours · Parks · Outdoors · Museums
Find places to stay Oct 12 — 16:

Salento

— 4 nights

Father of Quindio

Founded in 1842, the town of Salento represents the oldest established settlement in Quindio.
Step off the beaten path and head to Valle del Cocora and Adrenaline & Extreme Tours. Get in touch with nature at Kasaguadua Natural Reserve and Bosques de Cocora. Make the 17th (Sun) a stimulating day with a coffee and tea tour. It doesn't end there: trot along with a tour on horseback and take in the exciting artwork at Region Paisaje / Landscape Region.

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Getting from Medellin to Salento by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Salento can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can travel to Villavieja.

Things to do in Salento

Parks · Tours · Nature · Outdoors
Find places to stay Oct 16 — 20:

Villavieja

— 2 nights
Clinging to the banks of the Magdalena River, Villavieja serves as a gateway to the Tatacoa Desert.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Thu): examine the collection at Casa del Totumo and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Desierto de la Tatacoa.

To see traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Villavieja holiday website.

Traveling by car from Salento to Villavieja takes 7 hours. Traveling from Salento in October, things will get somewhat warmer in Villavieja: highs are around 39°C and lows about 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) to allow time to travel to La Macarena.

Things to do in Villavieja

Museums · Wildlife · Parks
Find places to stay Oct 20 — 22:

La Macarena

— 2 nights
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 23rd (Sat): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia Catolica and then explore the activities along Cano Cristales.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our La Macarena online trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Villavieja to La Macarena takes 13.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can travel to Leticia.

Things to do in La Macarena

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Oct 22 — 24:

Leticia

— 3 nights
Leticia represents a large urban area and one of the best places from which to commence exploring areas along the Amazon.
Escape the urban bustle at Nature & Wildlife Tours and Parque Ecologico Mundo Amazonico. Explore hidden gems such as Isla de Los Micos and Kayaking & Canoeing. There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Reserva Natural Tanimboca.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Leticia trip itinerary planning site.

Explore your travel options from La Macarena to Leticia with the Route module. In October, daytime highs in Leticia are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Bogota.

Things to do in Leticia

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Tours
Find places to stay Oct 24 — 27:

Bogota

— 5 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.
Explore hidden gems such as Ciclovia de Bogota and Museo de Artes Graficas. Get outdoors at Monserrate and Laguna de Guatavita. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bogota: Catedral de Sal de Zipaquira (in Zipaquira) and Chingaza National Park (in Fomeque). There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at Museo Botero del Banco de la Republica, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, and look for gifts at Bta Capital.

For reviews, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, use the Bogota trip planner.

You can fly from Leticia to Bogota in 3.5 hours. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Leticia in October, with highs in Bogota at 22°C and lows at 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can fly to Cali.

Things to do in Bogota

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 27 — Nov 1:

Cali

— 4 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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Andoke and Museo Aereo Fenix. There's much more to do: appreciate the history behind Cristo Rey, admire the landmark architecture of El Gato Del Rio( Gato De Tejada), pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia La Ermita, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Iglesia de San Antonio.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Cali trip itinerary website.

Traveling by flight from Bogota to Cali takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Bogota in November, things will get somewhat warmer in Cali: highs are around 34°C and lows about 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Providencia Island.

Things to do in Cali

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife
Find places to stay Nov 1 — 5:

Providencia Island

— 2 nights
Although part of Colombia, the small, isolated Providencia Island retains its Caribbean culture and English-Creole language.
On the 6th (Sat), make a trip to The Peak Forestry Reserve and then head off the coast to Crab Cay-Cayo Cangrejo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Sun): explore the striking landscape at Morgan's Head and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see photos, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read our Providencia Island sightseeing planner.

Getting from Cali to Providencia Island by flight takes about 6 hours. Traveling from Cali in November, Providencia Island is a bit warmer at night with lows of 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can fly to San Andres Island.

Things to do in Providencia Island

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours
Find places to stay Nov 5 — 7:

San Andres Island

— 6 nights
The coral San Andres Island boasts a rich colonial history, exotic beaches, and a laidback, tropical lifestyle.
Get outdoors at Scuba San Andres Dive Shop and La Piscinita. Spend the 12th (Fri) exploring nature at Manglares de Old Point National Park. Next up on the itinerary: head off the coast to Johnny Cay, Head underground at Morgan's Cave, don't miss a visit to Cayo Rocoso, and indulge in some personalized pampering at Dream Island Spa.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, use the San Andres Island tour planner.

Traveling by flight from Providencia Island to San Andres Island takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In November, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Cartagena.

Things to do in San Andres Island

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife
Find places to stay Nov 7 — 13:

Cartagena

— 6 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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Bomba Beach Club and Food Tours. Visiting Speed Boats Tours and Playa Blanca will get you outdoors. Step out of Cartagena to go to Isla Baru and see Aviario Nacional de Colombia, which is approximately 50 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: explore the historical opulence of Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas, pause for some photo ops at Monumento a los Zapatos Viejos, see the interesting displays at Choco Museo, and contemplate the long history of Walled City of Cartagena.

To find maps and tourist information, use the Cartagena online attractions planner.

Getting from San Andres Island to Cartagena by flight takes about 3 hours. In November, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Santa Marta.

Things to do in Cartagena

Outdoors · Tours · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 13 — 19:

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Playa Grande and Scuba & Snorkeling. Explore hidden gems such as Cascadas de Marinka and Marine World Aquarium. Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Museo del Oro Tairona - Casa de la Aduana, admire the masterpieces at Quinta de San Pedro Alejandrino, enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Neguanje, and stroll through Playa Blanca.

For more things to do, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read Santa Marta online vacation planner.

Drive from Cartagena to Santa Marta in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in November, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to drive to Tayrona National Park.

Things to do in Santa Marta

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 19 — 24:

Tayrona National Park

— 1 night
On the 25th (Thu), explore the striking landscape of Parque Nacional Natural Tayrona.

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Getting from Santa Marta to Tayrona National Park by car takes about 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in November, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to fly to Bucaramanga.

Things to do in Tayrona National Park

Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Nov 24 — 25:
Highlights from your trip

Bucaramanga

— 2 nights

City of Parks

A tour of Bucaramanga may yield little evidence that it dates back as far as 1622.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Fri): explore the striking landscape of Parque Nacional de Chicamocha. Keep things going the next day: explore the striking landscape of Panachi.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Bucaramanga trip planner.

Getting from Tayrona National Park to Bucaramanga by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Tayrona National Park in November, expect Bucaramanga to be slightly colder, temps between 30°C and 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a bus to San Gil.

Things to do in Bucaramanga

Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Nov 25 — 27:

San Gil

— 3 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.
Get in touch with nature at Kayaking & Canoeing and Adrenaline & Extreme Tours. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Parapente Paravolar Colombia and Camino Real. When in San Gil, make a side trip to see Capilla de Santa Barbara in Barichara, approximately Barichara away. Next up on the itinerary: admire the sheer force of Cascada de Juan Curi.

To find maps, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the San Gil trip planner.

Traveling by bus from Bucaramanga to San Gil takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In November in San Gil, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 21°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in San Gil

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 27 — 30:

Colombia travel guide

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Historic Sites · Landmarks · Churches
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.