60 days in Colombia Itinerary

60 days in Colombia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Colombia trip planner

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San Andres Island
— 8 nights
Fly to Rafael Nuñez International Airport, Drive to Covenas
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Covenas
— 2 nights
Drive
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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
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Bucaramanga
— 4 nights
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Medellin
— 6 nights
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Manizales
— 6 nights
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Salento
— 5 nights
Drive
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Montenegro
— 3 nights
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Cali
— 6 nights
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Bogota
— 6 nights
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San Andres Island

— 8 nights
The coral San Andres Island boasts a rich colonial history, exotic beaches, and a laidback, tropical lifestyle.
Spend the 6th (Mon) exploring nature at Manglares de Old Point National Park. There's still lots to do: step off the mainland to explore Johnny Cay, make a trip to Cayo Rocoso, stroll through Bahia Cocoplum, and explore the striking landscape at Hoyo Soplador.

To see maps, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the San Andres Island holiday planner.

Algiers, Algeria to San Andres Island is an approximately 25-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Algiers to San Andres Island is minus 6 hours. Traveling from Algiers in December, you will find days in San Andres Island are a bit warmer (34°C), and nights are warmer (29°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to travel to Covenas.

Things to do in San Andres Island

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

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Covenas

— 2 nights
Coveñas is a town and municipality located in the Sucre Department, northern Colombia. On the 10th (Fri), see some colorful creatures with Covenas Diving Co.. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Sat): kick back and relax at Playa la Coquerita and then explore the galleries of Parque Museo De Infanteria De Marina.

To see photos, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Covenas trip itinerary planning site.

The Route module can help you plan travel from San Andres Island to Covenas. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from San Andres Island in December: highs in Covenas hover around 39°C, while lows dip to 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Cartagena.

Things to do in Covenas

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Museums
Find places to stay Dec 9 — 11:

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Cartagena: Isla Baru (Aviario Nacional de Colombia & Playa Blanca). Next up on the itinerary: explore the historical opulence of Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas, don't miss a visit to Plaza de Bolivar, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sanctuary of Saint Peter Claver, and get outside with Outdoor Activities.

To see reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Cartagena visit planner.

Drive from Covenas to Cartagena in 3 hours. In December in Cartagena, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can drive to Santa Marta.

Things to do in Cartagena

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Spas

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 11 — 17:

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.
Change things up with a short trip to El Dorado Bird Reserve in Minca (about 44 minutes away). There's lots more to do: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, kick back and relax at Playa Cristal, browse the different shops at Centro Comercial Zazue Plaza, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Blanca.

For more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Santa Marta driving holiday planning website.

Traveling by car from Cartagena to Santa Marta takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Santa Marta are 39°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can go by car to Tayrona National Park.

Things to do in Santa Marta

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 17 — 22:

Tayrona National Park

— 1 night
On the 23rd (Thu), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Parque Nacional Natural Tayrona.

For other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Tayrona National Park trip builder website.

Drive from Santa Marta to Tayrona National Park in 1.5 hours. In December in Tayrona National Park, expect temperatures between 39°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Bucaramanga.

Things to do in Tayrona National Park

Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Dec 22 — 23:
Highlights from your trip

Bucaramanga

— 4 nights

City of Parks

A tour of Bucaramanga may yield little evidence that it dates back as far as 1622.
Spend the 25th (Sat) exploring nature at Parque Nacional de Chicamocha. There's lots more to do: head outdoors with Club Campestre Bucaramanga, make a trip to Universidad Industrial de Santander - UIS, buy something for everyone on your list at Centro Comercial Cacique, and relax and rejuvenate at Momba Fitness.

For other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Bucaramanga trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Tayrona National Park to Bucaramanga takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Tayrona National Park in December; daily highs in Bucaramanga reach 30°C and lows reach 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Medellin.

Things to do in Bucaramanga

Shopping · Nature · Parks · Spas

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 23 — 27:

Medellin

— 6 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.
Make the 1st (Sat) a stimulating day with a coffee and tea tour. The adventure continues: take in the local highlights with Walking tours, get engrossed in the history at Museo de Antioquia, tour the pleasant surroundings at Parque Arvi, and take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin Botanico de Medellin.

For photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Medellin day trip planning website.

Traveling by flight from Bucaramanga to Medellin takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Medellin can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Manizales.

Things to do in Medellin

Tours · Parks · Outdoors · Museums
Find places to stay Dec 27 — Jan 2:

Manizales

— 6 nights
A major center of education and commerce, Manizales also serves as one of the hubs of coffee production in Colombia.
Explore Manizales' surroundings by going to Chinchina (Mirador Agroturistico Colina del Sol & Hacienda Guayabal). Spend the 4th (Tue) exploring nature at Parque Nacional Natural Los Nevados. Next up on the itinerary: get impressive views of Nevado del Ruiz, get outside with Parque Tematico Laguna Negra, don't miss a visit to Edificio Gobernacion de Caldas, Manizales, and pause for some photo ops at Monumento a los Colonizadores.

To find traveler tips, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read our Manizales day trip planning website.

You can fly from Medellin to Manizales in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Medellin in January, expect Manizales to be little chillier, temps between 23°C and 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Salento.

Things to do in Manizales

Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 2 — 8:

Salento

— 5 nights

Father of Quindio

Founded in 1842, the town of Salento represents the oldest established settlement in Quindio.
Spend the 10th (Mon) exploring nature at Bosques de Cocora. And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Kasaguadua Natural Reserve, experience rural life at El Recuerdo Finca Cafetera Tradicional, indulge in your favorite hot beverage with a coffee and tea tour, and push the limits with an extreme tour.

To see more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Salento trip itinerary builder website.

Getting from Manizales to Salento by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. When traveling from Manizales in January, plan for somewhat warmer days in Salento, with highs around 32°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Montenegro.

Things to do in Salento

Parks · Nature · Tours · Wildlife
Find places to stay Jan 8 — 13:

Montenegro

— 3 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.
Get out of town with these interesting Montenegro side-trips: Panaca (in Quimbaya) and Jardin Botanico del Quindio (in Calarca). Pack the 16th (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at Parque del Cafe. The adventure continues: make a trip to Eje Cafetero (Zona Cafetera) and get outside with Globos Colombia.

To find maps, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Montenegro holiday planning website.

Traveling by car from Salento to Montenegro takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Montenegro can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can drive to Cali.

Things to do in Montenegro

Theme Parks · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 13 — 16:

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.
Cali is known for zoos & aquariums, historic sites, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at Museo Aereo Fenix, get to know the fascinating history of Iglesia de San Antonio, look for gifts at Centro Comercial UNICENTRO, and soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers.

To plan Cali vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

Traveling by car from Montenegro to Cali takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. January in Cali sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Bogota.

Things to do in Cali

Museums · Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors
Find places to stay Jan 16 — 22:

Bogota

— 6 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: Laguna de Guatavita (in Tierra Negra) and Catedral de Sal de Zipaquira (in Zipaquira). There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at Museo Botero del Banco de la Republica, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, make a trip to Monserrate, and stop by Bta Capital.

For where to stay, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Bogota trip planning site.

Getting from Cali to Bogota by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Cali in January, you will find days in Bogota are little chillier (23°C), and nights are colder (7°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Bogota

Tours · Museums · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 22 — 28:

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.