60 days in Colombia Itinerary

60 days in Colombia Itinerary

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Cartagena
— 6 nights
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San Andres Island
— 7 nights
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Providencia Island
— 2 nights
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Cali
— 5 nights
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Montenegro
— 4 nights
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Salento
— 4 nights
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Manizales
— 5 nights
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Santa Marta
— 5 nights
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Tayrona National Park
— 2 nights
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Medellin
— 5 nights
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Bucaramanga
— 3 nights
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Barichara
— 4 nights
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Bogota
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Cartagena — 6 nights

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Isla Baru (Aviario Nacional de Colombia & Playa Blanca). There's much more to do: make a trip to Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas, steep yourself in history at Walled City of Cartagena, see the interesting displays at Caribe Jewelry Museum & Factory, and pause for some serene contemplation at Sanctuary of Saint Peter Claver.

To find maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Cartagena route website.

Copenhagen, Denmark to Cartagena is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 6 hours traveling from Copenhagen to Cartagena. In January, Cartagena is warmer than Copenhagen - with highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to San Andres Island.
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San Andres Island — 7 nights

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 parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: step off the mainland to explore Johnny Cay, see the vivid underwater world at West View, tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa de Spratt Bight, and Head underground at Morgan's Cave.

To see photos, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read San Andres Island trip itinerary maker tool.

You can fly from Cartagena to San Andres Island in 3 hours. January in San Andres Island sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to fly to Providencia Island.
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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 8th (Tue): 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 next day: explore the striking landscape of McBean Lagoon National Natural Park.

For more things to do, photos, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Providencia Island trip itinerary builder app.

You can fly from San Andres Island to Providencia Island in 3 hours. Another option is to ride a ferry. In February, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Cali.
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Cali — 5 nights

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.
Take a break from Cali with a short trip to Museo Aereo Fenix in Palmira, about 44 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: meet the residents at Zoologico de Cali, see majestic marine mammals with Trip Trip, steep yourself in history at Hacienda Canasgordas, and admire the striking features of El Gato Del Rio( Gato De Tejada).

For traveler tips, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Cali online sightseeing planner.

Getting from Providencia Island to Cali by flight takes about 6 hours. Traveling from Providencia Island in February, Cali is little chillier at night with lows of 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Montenegro.
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Montenegro — 4 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.
Explore Montenegro's surroundings by going to Jardin Botanico del Quindio (in Calarca) and Los Nevados National Park (in La Estrella). Pack the 15th (Tue) with family-friendly diversions at Parque del Cafe. There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Eje Cafetero (Zona Cafetera), soar above the sights with Globos Colombia, and get outside with Canopy Los Caracolies.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Montenegro trip itinerary app.

Traveling by car from Cali to Montenegro takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Cali in February: highs in Montenegro hover around 33°C, while lows dip to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can drive to Salento.
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Salento — 4 nights

Founded in 1842, the town of Salento represents the oldest established settlement in Quindio.
Step out of Salento with an excursion to Mirador Colina Iluminada in Filandia--about 42 minutes away. Spend the 19th (Sat) exploring nature at Bosques de Cocora. There's still lots to do: appreciate the views at Valle del Cocora, tour the pleasant surroundings at Reserva La Rivera, push the limits with an extreme tour, and take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback.

To see maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Salento attractions site.

Traveling by car from Montenegro to Salento takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In February in Salento, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 20°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can go by car to Manizales.
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Manizales — 5 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 Catedral de Nuestra Senora de la Pobreza (in Pereira), Basilica Menor de Nuestra Senora de las Victorias (in Santa Rosa de Cabal) and Mirador Agroturistico Colina del Sol (in Chinchina). There's lots more to do: pause for some photo ops at Monumento a los Colonizadores, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Our Lady of the Rosary, don't miss a visit to Manizales Cathedral, and get great views at Corredor Polaco Basilica De Manilzales.

For where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read our Manizales trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Salento to Manizales in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. When traveling from Salento in February, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Manizales: temperatures range from 24°C by day to 18°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Santa Marta.
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Santa Marta — 5 nights

Many visitors begin their Santa Marta holiday, surrounded by urban clutter and heavy traffic, expecting little from the city in terms of historical importance.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Santa Marta: Minca (El Dorado Bird Reserve & Museo Minca - Memorial Museum Of The Sierra Nevada). There's much more to do: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, get outside with El Rodadero, take in nature's colorful creations at Quinta de San Pedro Alejandrino, and kick back and relax at Bahia Concha.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Santa Marta trip itinerary maker website.

You can fly from Manizales to Santa Marta in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Manizales in February, expect nights in Santa Marta to be somewhat warmer, around 28°C, while days are warmer, around 39°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Tayrona National Park.
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Tayrona National Park — 2 nights

On the 5th (Sat), explore the striking landscape of Parque Nacional Natural Tayrona. On the 6th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sand and surf at Cabo San Juan Del Guia.

To find reviews, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Tayrona National Park online trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Santa Marta to Tayrona National Park in 1.5 hours. In March in Tayrona National Park, expect temperatures between 39°C during the day and 29°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Medellin.
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Medellin — 5 nights

Nestled between rising hills in a narrow valley, Medellin serves as an energetic melting pot of people from all socio-economic classes.
Explore Medellin's surroundings by going to Piedra Del Penol (in Guatape) and Off-Road Tours (in Guarne). The adventure continues: take in the local highlights with Walking tours, fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, make a trip to Plaza Botero, and observe the fascinating underwater world at Parque Explora.

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Traveling by flight from Tayrona National Park to Medellin takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Tayrona National Park in March: high temperatures in Medellin hover around 32°C and lows are around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) to allow time to fly to Bucaramanga.
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Bucaramanga — 3 nights

A tour of Bucaramanga may yield little evidence that it dates back as far as 1622.
Spend the 12th (Sat) exploring nature at Parque Nacional de Chicamocha. Next up on the itinerary: stroll around Parque Gallineral de Giron, make a trip to Ecoparque Cerro del Santisimo, and pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica San Juan Bautista.

For where to stay, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read our Bucaramanga trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Medellin to Bucaramanga takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Bucaramanga are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can drive to Barichara.
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Barichara — 4 nights

A charming town of just over 7,000 people, Barichara displays rustic, dusty orange-colored architecture, protected by the Colombian People's Heritage Network.
Get out of town with these interesting Barichara side-trips: Kayaking & Canoeing (in San Gil) and Capilla Inmaculada Concepcion, El Socorro (in Socorro). There's still lots to do: get to know the fascinating history of Camino Real, don't miss a visit to Capilla de Santa Barbara, take some stellar pictures from Salto Del Mico, and walk around Bioparque Moncora.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Barichara trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

You can drive from Bucaramanga to Barichara in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. March in Barichara sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Bogota.
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Bogota — 7 nights

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bogota: Zipaquira (Desal & Catedral de Sal de Zipaquira) and Laguna de Guatavita (in Tierra Negra). There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at Museo Botero del Banco de la Republica, don't miss a visit to Bolivar Square, wander the streets of Barrio La Candelaria, and stop by Bta Capital.

For photos, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Bogota trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Barichara to Bogota takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Barichara in March; daily highs in Bogota reach 23°C and lows reach 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can catch the flight back home.
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Colombia travel guide

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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.
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