60 days in Colombia Itinerary

60 days in Colombia Itinerary

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Bogota
— 10 nights
Foot to Bogota, Fly to Salento
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Salento
— 8 nights
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Medellin
— 12 nights
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Guatape
— 8 nights
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Jardin
— 7 nights
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Tayrona National Park
— 2 nights
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Palomino
— 2 nights
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Minca
— 3 nights
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Santa Marta
— 7 nights
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Bogota — 10 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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Suesca Rocks (in Suesca), Centro de Memoria El Cuartico (in Valledupar) and Laguna de Guatavita (in Tierra Negra). The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at Museo Botero del Banco de la Republica, get advice or help at Luis Angel Arango Library, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de Sal de Zipaquira, and indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour.

To see where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Bogota driving holiday planner.

Paris, France to Bogota is an approximately 14-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Paris to Bogota is minus 6 hours. In October, daytime highs in Bogota are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Salento.
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Salento — 8 nights

Father of Quindio

Founded in 1842, the town of Salento represents the oldest established settlement in Quindio.
Get out of town with these interesting Salento side-trips: Mirador Colina Iluminada (in Filandia) and Los Nevados National Park (in La Estrella). Spend the 24th (Mon) exploring nature at Bosques de Cocora. There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Kasaguadua Natural Reserve, indulge in your favorite hot beverage with a coffee and tea tour, take in the dramatic scenery at Cascadas de Cocora, and push the limits with an extreme tour.

To see reviews, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Salento planner.

Traveling by flight from Bogota to Salento takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive. Traveling from Bogota in October, expect Salento to be somewhat warmer, temps between 32°C and 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) so you can fly to Medellin.
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Medellin — 12 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 Plaza de Mercado in La Ceja (about 1h 10 min away). Make the 1st (Tue) a memorable day with a climbing tour. And it doesn't end there: take in the local highlights with Walking tours, observe the fascinating underwater world at Parque Explora, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, and contemplate the waterfront views at Laguna de Guatape.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Medellin route planner.

Getting from Salento to Medellin by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In October in Medellin, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can drive to Guatape.
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Guatape — 8 nights

On the shores of a large artificial lake, Guatape ensures a pleasant experience in a quiet little town known for its friendly residents and attractive architecture.
Get out of town with these interesting Guatape side-trips: Balneario La Cazuela (in San Rafael) and Marinilla (Esparta tour Marinilla, Casa de la cultura y turismo, &more). Pack the 19th (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Parque Comfama. There's still lots to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Piedra Del Penol, take some stellar pictures from Guatape Dam, get to know the fascinating history of Parque Tematico Replica del Viejo Penol, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia de Nuestra Senora del Carmen.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Guatape online trip planner.

Drive from Medellin to Guatape in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Medellin in November; daily highs in Guatape reach 24°C and lows reach 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Jardin.
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Jardin — 7 nights

El Jardín, often simply referred to as Jardín, is a town and municipality in the southwest region of Antioquia, Colombia. Explore Jardin's surroundings by going to Tamesis (Cerro Cristo Rey, Principal Park, &more), Cerro Las Nubes (in Jerico) and Parque Principal (in Hispania). The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Centro Historico de Jardin, Head underground at La Cueva de los Guacharos, admire the sheer force of Cascada La Escalera, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Gallito de Roca Preserve.

To find photos, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read Jardin trip itinerary planning app.

Traveling by car from Guatape to Jardin takes 5.5 hours. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Guatape in November; daily highs in Jardin reach 31°C and lows reach 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can drive to Tayrona National Park.
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Tayrona National Park — 2 nights

On the 28th (Mon), explore the striking landscape of Parque Nacional Natural Tayrona. On your second day here, enjoy the sand and surf at Playa de las 7 Olas and then stroll through Cabo San Juan Del Guia.

To see where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Tayrona National Park trip planner.

You can drive from Jardin to Tayrona National Park in 17.5 hours. Traveling from Jardin in November, expect Tayrona National Park to be a bit warmer, temps between 38°C and 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to drive to Palomino.
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Palomino — 2 nights

Start off your visit on the 30th (Wed): relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas and then enjoy the sand and surf at Playas de Palomino. On the 1st (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Taironaka Turismo Ecologico.

To find more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Palomino trip itinerary maker site.

Getting from Tayrona National Park to Palomino by car takes about 2 hours. In November, daytime highs in Palomino are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Minca.
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Minca — 3 nights

A Minca vacation takes you to a small mountain village nestled above Santa Marta in the Sierra Nevada.
Minca is known for nature, outdoors, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at Museo Minca - Memorial Museum Of The Sierra Nevada, take in the awesome beauty at Parque Nacional Natural Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta, head outdoors with Pozo Azul, and tour the pleasant surroundings at El Dorado Bird Reserve.

To find maps, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Minca trip maker app.

You can drive from Palomino to Minca in 2 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can go by car to Santa Marta.
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Santa Marta — 7 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.
Spend the 6th (Tue) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Next up on the itinerary: take in nature's colorful creations at Quinta de San Pedro Alejandrino, enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Grande, tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Cristal, and don't miss a visit to El Amanuense Libros & Cafe.

To find where to stay, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read Santa Marta day trip app.

You can drive from Minca to Santa Marta in an hour. Another option is to take a bus. December in Santa Marta sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can fly back home.
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Colombia travel guide

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Historic Sites · Landmarks · Beaches
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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La Guajira Department travel guide

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