60 days in Colombia Itinerary

60 days in Colombia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Colombia trip planner

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Bogota
— 5 nights
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Cali
— 6 nights
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Montenegro
— 4 nights
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Salento
— 5 nights
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Medellin
— 6 nights
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San Andres Island
— 7 nights
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Cartagena
— 6 nights
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Covenas
— 2 nights
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Islas de Rosario
— 2 nights
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Barranquilla
— 4 nights
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Valledupar
— 5 nights
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Tayrona National Park
— 2 nights
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Santa Marta
— 4 nights
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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.
Get out of town with these interesting Bogota side-trips: Chingaza National Park (in Fomeque) 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, steep yourself in history at Bolivar Square, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Monserrate, and get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

To find traveler tips, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, use the Bogota day trip site.

London, UK to Bogota is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Colombia Standard Time is minus 5 hours. May in Bogota sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Cali.

Things to do in Bogota

Tours · Nature · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 1 — 6:

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: see the interesting displays at Museo Aereo Fenix, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, see majestic marine mammals with Trip Trip, and steep yourself in history at Hacienda Canasgordas.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Cali journey maker app.

Fly from Bogota to Cali in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Bogota in May, expect Cali to be somewhat warmer, temps between 35°C and 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can drive to Montenegro.

Things to do in Cali

Historic Sites · Museums · Wildlife · Outdoors
Find places to stay May 6 — 12:

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.
Step out of Montenegro with an excursion to Los Nevados National Park in La Estrella--about 56 minutes away. Pack the 14th (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Parque del Cafe. There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Eje Cafetero (Zona Cafetera), get outside with Parque de la Vida, and experience rural life at El Paraiso del Bambu y La Guadua.

To see maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Montenegro holiday maker tool.

Drive from Cali to Montenegro in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. When traveling from Cali in May, plan for little chillier days in Montenegro, with highs around 32°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can drive to Salento.

Things to do in Montenegro

Theme Parks · Nature · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 12 — 16:

Salento

— 5 nights

Father of Quindio

Founded in 1842, the town of Salento represents the oldest established settlement in Quindio.
Spend the 18th (Wed) exploring nature at Bosques de Cocora. Make the 20th (Fri) a stimulating day with a coffee and tea tour. Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Kasaguadua Natural Reserve, experience rural life at El Recuerdo Finca Cafetera Tradicional, admire the verdant scenery at Valle del Cocora, and explore the galleries of Region Paisaje / Landscape Region.

For maps, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Salento trip itinerary builder app.

Traveling by car from Montenegro to Salento takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Salento are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Medellin.

Things to do in Salento

Parks · Tours · Nature · Wildlife
Find places to stay May 16 — 21:

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.
Explore Medellin's surroundings by going to Catedral Nuestra Señora de las Mercedes (in Caldas) and Piedra Del Penol (in Guatape). There's still lots to do: take in the local highlights with Walking tours, observe the fascinating underwater world at Parque Explora, stroll through Parque Arvi, and kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

To find reviews, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Medellin trip itinerary maker site.

Traveling by flight from Salento to Medellin takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May in Medellin, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 20°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can catch the flight to San Andres Island.

Things to do in Medellin

Parks · Tours · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 21 — 27:

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: head off the coast to Johnny Cay, kick back and relax at Playa de San Luis, tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa de Spratt Bight, and make a trip to Cayo Rocoso.

For where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read San Andres Island vacation planner.

You can fly from Medellin to San Andres Island in 3.5 hours. Traveling from Medellin in May, plan for somewhat warmer nights in San Andres Island, with lows around 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Cartagena.

Things to do in San Andres Island

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature
Find places to stay May 27 — Jun 3:

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cartagena: Isla Baru (Aviario Nacional de Colombia & Playa Blanca). Spend the 9th (Thu) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's much more to do: make a trip to Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas, contemplate the geological forces at Volcan de Lodo El Totumo (Mud Volcano), get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and steep yourself in history at Torre del Reloj.

For where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Cartagena road trip planning tool.

You can fly from San Andres Island to Cartagena in 3 hours. In June, daytime highs in Cartagena are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can travel to Covenas.

Things to do in Cartagena

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 3 — 9:

Covenas

— 2 nights
Coveñas is a town and municipality located in the Sucre Department, northern Colombia. Start off your visit on the 10th (Fri): head outdoors with Covenas Diving Co.. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Sat): stroll through Cienaga la Caimanera and then see the interesting displays at Parque Museo De Infanteria De Marina.

To find ratings, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Covenas trip itinerary site.

You can drive from Cartagena to Covenas in 3 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Covenas can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can travel to Islas de Rosario.

Things to do in Covenas

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

Islas de Rosario

— 2 nights
On the 12th (Sun), head outdoors with IslaBela. Here are some ideas for day two: observe the fascinating underwater world at Oceanario and then get outside with Bora Bora Cartagena Beach Club.

To see reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Islas de Rosario tour itinerary planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Covenas to Islas de Rosario. In June, daily temperatures in Islas de Rosario can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a bus to Barranquilla.

Things to do in Islas de Rosario

Outdoors · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks
Find places to stay Jun 11 — 13:

Barranquilla

— 4 nights

Golden Gate of Colombia

An industrial port city on Colombia's Caribbean coast, Barranquilla represents the fourth-most populous city in the country.
Go for a jaunt from Barranquilla to Puerto Colombia to see Castillo de Salgar about 34 minutes away. There's still lots to do: take an in-depth tour of Museo Mapuka, get advice or help at Biblioteca Piloto del Caribe, appreciate the history behind Monumento Ventana Al Mundo, and go for a walk through Gran Malecon.

To find reviews, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, use the Barranquilla trip itinerary builder tool.

Take a bus from Islas de Rosario to Barranquilla in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry, bus, flight, and taxi. In June, daily temperatures in Barranquilla can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Valledupar.

Things to do in Barranquilla

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 13 — 17:

Valledupar

— 5 nights

City of the Holy Kings of Valledupar

Between the mountains of Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta and the Serrania del Perija, Valledupar has become known as the home of Vallenato music, a distinctive style of song performed with an accordion, caja (a small drum), and a guacharaca (a percussive, scraping instrument).
Valledupar is known for parks, museums, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Parque de la Leyenda Vallenata, pause for some photo ops at Mi Pedazo de Acordeon, walk around Parque de los Algarrobillos, and admire the landmark architecture of Colegio Nacional Loperena.

For more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Valledupar trip itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by flight from Barranquilla to Valledupar takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June in Valledupar, expect temperatures between 41°C during the day and 29°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Tayrona National Park.

Things to do in Valledupar

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife
Find places to stay Jun 17 — 22:

Tayrona National Park

— 2 nights
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): kick back and relax at Cabo San Juan Del Guia. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the striking landscape of Parque Nacional Natural Tayrona.

To see reviews, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Tayrona National Park trip planner.

You can fly from Valledupar to Tayrona National Park in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In June, daily temperatures in Tayrona National Park can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Santa Marta.

Things to do in Tayrona National Park

Parks · Nature · Beaches · Outdoors
Find places to stay Jun 22 — 24:
Highlights from your trip

Santa Marta

— 4 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.
Get out of town with these interesting Santa Marta side-trips: Minca (El Dorado Bird Reserve & Museo Minca - Memorial Museum of the Sierra Nevada). The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, stroll around Parque de Los Novios, take in the architecture and design of Universidad del Magdalena, and get engrossed in the history at Quinta de San Pedro Alejandrino.

To see reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Santa Marta visit planning site.

Getting from Tayrona National Park to Santa Marta by car takes about 1.5 hours. In June, daytime highs in Santa Marta are 39°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Santa Marta

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 24 — 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.