60 days in Colombia Itinerary

60 days in Colombia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Colombia trip planner

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Bogota
— 6 nights
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Ipiales
— 1 night
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Cali
— 6 nights
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San Agustin
— 2 nights
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La Macarena
— 2 nights
Taxi to San Jose del Guaviare, Fly to San Andres Island
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San Andres Island
— 8 nights
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Providencia Island
— 2 nights
Ferry to San Andrés, Fly to Cartagena
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Cartagena
— 7 nights
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Santa Marta
— 6 nights
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Medellin
— 6 nights
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San Gil
— 4 nights
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Bucaramanga
— 4 nights
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Leticia
— 5 nights
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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.
Visiting Ciclovia de Bogota and Laguna de Guatavita will get you outdoors. Do some cultural sightseeing at Museo Botero del Banco de la Republica and Barrio La Candelaria. Step out of Bogota to go to Zipaquira and see Catedral de Sal de Zipaquira, which is approximately 54 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Museo Nacional de Colombia, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, admire the masterpieces at Museo de Artes Graficas, and stop by Bta Capital.

To see more things to do, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Bogota trip itinerary builder.

Asuncion, Paraguay to Bogota is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Asuncion to Bogota, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Asuncion in September; daily highs in Bogota reach 22°C and lows reach 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) to allow time to fly to Ipiales.

Things to do in Bogota

Parks · Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 20 — 26:

Ipiales

— 1 night

City of the Green Clouds

Situated on a plateau 2,950 m (9,678 ft) above sea level, the city of Ipiales enjoys a subtropical highland climate and the title of highest major city in Colombia.
On the 27th (Mon), browse the different shops at Centro Comercial Gran Plaza and then admire the striking features of Las Lajas Sanctuary.

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You can fly from Bogota to Ipiales in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or drive. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Bogota in September; daily highs in Ipiales reach 18°C and lows reach 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Cali.

Things to do in Ipiales

Shopping · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Sep 26 — 27:
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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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Museo Aereo Fenix and Iglesia La Ermita. Do some cultural sightseeing at Basilica Del Señor de los Milagros and Museo de la Cana de Azucar. Go for a jaunt from Cali to Buga to see Parroquia Catedral San Pedro de Buga about 1h 15 min away. There's much more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Iglesia de San Antonio, stop by Barrio San Antonio, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Zoologico de Cali, and get a dose of the wild on Andoke.

To see photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Cali day trip app.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Ipiales to Cali. Traveling from Ipiales in September, things will get much hotter in Cali: highs are around 37°C and lows about 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can drive to San Agustin.

Things to do in Cali

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 27 — Oct 3:

San Agustin

— 2 nights
San Agustin remains best known for its archaeological sites, which include the World Heritage-listed San Agustin Archaeological Park.
On the 4th (Mon), pause for some photo ops at La Chaquira and then explore the ancient world of San Agustin Archaeological Park.

To find traveler tips, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the San Agustin trip builder tool.

You can drive from Cali to San Agustin in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a bus. Traveling from Cali in October, you will find days in San Agustin are slightly colder (23°C), and nights are about the same (21°C). On the 5th (Tue), you're off to La Macarena.

Things to do in San Agustin

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Oct 3 — 5:

La Macarena

— 2 nights
A gateway to one of the world's most fascinating rivers, La Macarena enjoys a special place in the heart of Colombian nature lovers.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Wed): stroll through Cano Piedra and then contemplate the waterfront views at Cano Cristales.

To see photos, maps, ratings, and tourist information, use the La Macarena online vacation planner.

You can drive from San Agustin to La Macarena in 11.5 hours. You will leave for San Andres Island on the 7th (Thu).

Things to do in La Macarena

Parks · Nature · Wildlife
Find places to stay Oct 5 — 7:

San Andres Island

— 8 nights
The coral San Andres Island boasts a rich colonial history, exotic beaches, and a laidback, tropical lifestyle.
Take a break from the city and head to Scuba & Snorkeling and La Piscinita. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Playa de Spratt Bight and Primera Iglesia Bautista Hispana. Spend the 15th (Fri) exploring nature at Manglares de Old Point National Park. There's still lots to do: head off the coast to Johnny Cay, kick back and relax at Bahia del Cove, tour the pleasant surroundings at West View, and take in the dramatic natural features at Hoyo Soplador.

For where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the San Andres Island road trip planning site.

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from La Macarena to San Andres Island takes 12 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In October, daily temperatures in San Andres Island can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Providencia Island.

Things to do in San Andres Island

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches
Find places to stay Oct 7 — 15:

Providencia Island

— 2 nights
Although part of Colombia, the small, isolated Providencia Island retains its Caribbean culture and English-Creole language.
On the 16th (Sat), discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour and then take in the dramatic natural features at Morgan's Head. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: step off the mainland to explore Crab Cay-Cayo Cangrejo.

To find photos, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Providencia Island route builder website.

Traveling by flight from San Andres Island to Providencia Island takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In October, daily temperatures in Providencia Island can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. On the 17th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Cartagena.

Things to do in Providencia Island

Parks · Nature · Tours · Outdoors
Find places to stay Oct 15 — 17:

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Barrio Getsemani and Catedral Santa Catalina de Alejandria. Visiting Speed Boats Tours and Playa Blanca will get you outdoors. Step out of Cartagena to go to Isla Baru and see Aviario Nacional de Colombia, which is approximately 50 minutes away. There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Centro Historico, take in the spiritual surroundings of Convent of Santa Cruz de la Popa, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and examine the collection at Choco Museo.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Cartagena online attractions planner.

You can do a combination of ferry and flight from Providencia Island to Cartagena in 7.5 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Cartagena can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to drive to Santa Marta.

Things to do in Cartagena

Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 17 — 24:

Santa Marta

— 6 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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Museo del Oro Tairona - Casa de la Aduana and Quinta de San Pedro Alejandrino. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Parque Nacional Natural Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta and Cascadas de Marinka. When in Santa Marta, make a side trip to see Parque Nacional Natural Tayrona in Tayrona National Park, approximately Tayrona National Park away. And it doesn't end there: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, stroll around Parque de Los Novios, tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Blanca, and kick back and relax at Playa Cristal.

For other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, go to the Santa Marta travel route builder website.

Drive from Cartagena to Santa Marta in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. October in Santa Marta sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 29°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to fly to Medellin.

Things to do in Santa Marta

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 24 — 30:

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to El Castillo Museo y Jardines and Museum Pablo Escobar. Step out of the city life by going to Parasailing & Paragliding and Parque Arvi. And it doesn't end there: see Off-Road Tours, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Parque Explora.

To see maps, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Medellin holiday planner.

Getting from Santa Marta to Medellin by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Santa Marta in October, expect Medellin to be little chillier, temps between 32°C and 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can fly to San Gil.

Things to do in Medellin

Tours · Parks · Outdoors · Museums
Find places to stay Oct 30 — Nov 5:

San Gil

— 4 nights

Colombia's Adventure Sport Capital

Providing some of the region's best opportunities for paragliding, rappelling, white-water rafting, kayaking, hiking, and caving, San Gil appeals to adventure seekers and nature lovers wishing to escape overcrowded Bogota, located several hours' drive to the south.
Step out of the city life by going to Kayaking & Canoeing and Parapente Paravolar Colombia. Do some cultural sightseeing at Camino Real and Fundacion San Lorenzo De Barichara. Take a break from San Gil with a short trip to Museo del Algodon y el Lienzo de la Tierra in Charala, about 54 minutes away. There's much more to do: push the limits with an extreme tour, admire the sheer force of Cascada de Juan Curi, and head outdoors with Cacuvana Aventura.

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

You can fly from Medellin to San Gil in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In November, daytime highs in San Gil are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a bus to Bucaramanga.

Things to do in San Gil

Outdoors · Tours · Museums · Adventure

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 5 — 9:

Bucaramanga

— 4 nights

City of Parks

A tour of Bucaramanga may yield little evidence that it dates back as far as 1622.
Get some historical perspective at Ecoparque Cerro del Santisimo and Cathedral of the Holy Family. Escape the urban bustle at Panachi and Parque Nacional de Chicamocha. There's more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Capilla Nuestra Senora de las Nieves and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica San Juan Bautista.

For where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Bucaramanga attractions website.

Getting from San Gil to Bucaramanga by bus takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in November, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to fly to Leticia.

Things to do in Bucaramanga

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 9 — 13:

Leticia

— 5 nights
Leticia represents a large urban area and one of the best places from which to commence exploring areas along the Amazon.
Escape the urban bustle at Nature & Wildlife Tours and Reserva Natural Tanimboca. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Parque Ecologico Mundo Amazonico and Isla de Los Micos. And it doesn't end there: stroll through Amazon Maguta Jungle Lodge, add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, and stroll around Parque Santander.

For ratings, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Leticia trip planner.

Fly from Bucaramanga to Leticia in 6.5 hours. Traveling from Bucaramanga in November, expect Leticia to be a bit warmer, temps between 37°C and 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Leticia

Wildlife · Parks · Tours · Outdoors
Find places to stay Nov 13 — 18:

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.