60 days in Colombia Itinerary

60 days in Colombia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Colombia trip planner
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Santa Marta
— 5 nights
Drive
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Tayrona National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Cartagena
— 7 nights
Ferry
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Islas de Rosario
— 2 nights
Unknown
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Isla Baru
— 1 night
Fly
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San Andres Island
— 7 nights
Fly
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Medellin
— 6 nights
Fly
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Manizales
— 5 nights
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Pereira
— 5 nights
Drive
10
Salento
— 5 nights
Drive
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Montenegro
— 2 nights
Drive
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Cali
— 6 nights
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Bogota
— 7 nights
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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.
Explore Santa Marta's surroundings by going to Minca (El Dorado Bird Reserve & Museo Minca - Memorial Museum Of The Sierra Nevada). And it doesn't end there: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at Universidad del Magdalena, take in nature's colorful creations at Quinta de San Pedro Alejandrino, and enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Blanca.

For ratings, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Santa Marta route planning tool.

London, UK to Santa Marta is an approximately 18-hour flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Colombia Standard Time (COT), which is usually a -5 hour difference. Plan for warmer temperatures traveling from London in March, with highs in Santa Marta at 39°C and lows at 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) so you can go by car to Tayrona National Park.
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Find places to stay Mar 26 — 31:

Tayrona National Park — 1 night

Kick off your visit on the 1st (Fri): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Parque Nacional Natural Tayrona.

For ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Tayrona National Park driving holiday planner.

You can 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. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) early enough to travel to Cartagena.
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Find places to stay Mar 31 — Apr 1:
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Cartagena — 7 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.
Cartagena is known for historic sites, sightseeing, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the historical opulence of Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, don't miss a visit to Plaza Santo Domingo, and contemplate the long history of Las Bovedas.

For other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read Cartagena trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Tayrona National Park to Cartagena by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus; or drive. April in Cartagena sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 30°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can ride a ferry to Islas de Rosario.
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Islas de Rosario — 2 nights

Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sat): see the vivid underwater world at IslaBela. Keep things going the next day: observe the fascinating underwater world at Oceanario and then get outside with Bora Bora Cartagena Beach Club.

To find ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Islas de Rosario driving holiday planner.

Ride a ferry from Cartagena to Islas de Rosario in 2 hours. April in Islas de Rosario sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 30°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can travel to Isla Baru.
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Isla Baru — 1 night

Lying south of Cartagena, Isla Baru was connected to the mainland until the construction of the Canal del Dique.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Aviario Nacional de Colombia and then stroll through Playa Blanca.

To see photos, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Isla Baru holiday planning website.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Islas de Rosario to Isla Baru. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) to allow 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, enjoy the sand and surf at Playa de San Luis, tour the pleasant surroundings at La Piscinita, and see the vivid underwater world at West View.

For traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our San Andres Island trip maker website.

You can fly from Isla Baru to San Andres Island in 3.5 hours. Another option is to fly. In April, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) to allow time to fly to Medellin.
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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.
Change things up with a short trip to Piedra Del Penol in Guatape (about 1h 50 min away). And it doesn't end there: get the lay of the land with Walking tours, take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin Botanico de Medellin, make a trip to Escaleras Electricas De La Comuna 13, and take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Medellin day trip tool.

Traveling by flight from San Andres Island to Medellin takes 3.5 hours. In April, Medellin is little chillier than San Andres Island - with highs of 32°C and lows of 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Manizales.
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Find places to stay Apr 18 — 24:

Manizales — 5 nights

A major center of education and commerce, Manizales also serves as one of the hubs of coffee production in Colombia.
Venture out of the city with trips to Basilica Menor de Nuestra Senora de las Victorias (in Santa Rosa de Cabal) and Mirador Agroturistico Colina del Sol (in Chinchina). There's still lots to do: get impressive views of Nevado del Ruiz, take some stellar pictures from Corredor Polaco Basilica De Manilzales, contemplate the waterfront views at Parque Tematico Laguna Negra, and experience rural life at Orchids & Birds Finca Romelia.

For traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read Manizales visit planner.

Fly from Medellin to Manizales in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Medellin in April; daily highs in Manizales reach 23°C and lows reach 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) so you can take a bus to Pereira.
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Find places to stay Apr 24 — 29:

Pereira — 5 nights

A center of commerce and trade, the thriving city of Pereira was founded in 1863.
Change things up with these side-trips from Pereira: Iglesia de Guadalupe (in Cartago) and Casa de la Cultura (in Marsella). Next up on the itinerary: pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de Nuestra Senora de la Pobreza, indulge in your favorite hot beverage with a coffee and tea tour, relax in the rural setting at La Divisa De Don Juan SAS, and relax and rejuvenate at Dashen Spa.

To find ratings, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, use the Pereira trip itinerary planner.

You can take a bus from Manizales to Pereira in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Manizales in April: highs in Pereira hover around 32°C, while lows dip to 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can go by car to Salento.
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Find places to stay Apr 29 — May 4:

Salento — 5 nights

Father of Quindio

Founded in 1842, the town of Salento represents the oldest established settlement in Quindio.
Spend the 6th (Fri) exploring nature at Bosques de Cocora. Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Kasaguadua Natural Reserve, view the masterpieces at Region Paisaje / Landscape Region, appreciate the views at Valle del Cocora, and savor a delicious cup with a coffee and tea tour.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, use the Salento journey maker app.

Getting from Pereira to Salento by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Salento are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can go by car to Montenegro.
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Find places to stay May 4 — 9:

Montenegro — 2 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.
On the 10th (Tue), get in on the family fun at Parque del Cafe. On the next day, don't miss a visit to Eje Cafetero (Zona Cafetera) and then enjoy unforgettable views with Globos Colombia.

To find traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Montenegro trip itinerary maker tool.

You can drive from Salento to Montenegro in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in May, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can drive to Cali.
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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.
When in Cali, make a side trip to see Museo Aereo Fenix in Palmira, approximately Palmira away. There's still lots to do: hike along Picoloro Ecoturismo, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chapel of Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal, admire the landmark architecture of El Gato Del Rio( Gato De Tejada), and pause for some photo ops at Cristo Rey.

Plan my day in Cali using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Drive from Montenegro to Cali in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Cali can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can fly to Bogota.
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Bogota — 7 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.
Go for a jaunt from Bogota to Zipaquira to see Catedral de Sal de Zipaquira about 54 minutes away. The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at Museo Botero del Banco de la Republica, contemplate the long history of Bolivar Square, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin Botanico de Bogota Jose Celestino Mutis.

For where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Bogota day trip planning website.

Traveling by flight from Cali to Bogota takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Cali in May; daily highs in Bogota reach 22°C and lows reach 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) to allow time to fly back home.
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Find places to stay May 17 — 24:

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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