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
— 7 nights
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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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Isla Baru (Aviario Nacional de Colombia & Playa Blanca). And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas, contemplate the long history of Walled City of Cartagena, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, and contemplate the geological forces at Volcan de Lodo El Totumo (Mud Volcano).

To find where to stay, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read Cartagena trip site.

Copenhagen, Denmark to Cartagena is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Copenhagen to Cartagena is minus 6 hours. Traveling from Copenhagen in January, things will get warmer in Cartagena: highs are around 36°C and lows about 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) so you can catch the flight to San Andres Island.

Things to do in Cartagena

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 25 — 31:

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.

Things to do in San Andres Island

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Beaches
Find places to stay Jan 31 — Feb 7:

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.

Things to do in Providencia Island

Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Feb 7 — 9:

Cali

— 5 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: get to know the resident critters at Zoologico de Cali, get to know the fascinating history of Iglesia de San Antonio, get outside with Trip Trip, and steep yourself in history at Hacienda Canasgordas.

To find other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Cali online driving holiday planner.

You can fly from Providencia Island to Cali in 6 hours. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Providencia Island in February since evenings lows in Cali dip to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Montenegro.

Things to do in Cali

Museums · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Tours
Find places to stay Feb 9 — 14:

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 still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Eje Cafetero (Zona Cafetera) and head outdoors with Globos Colombia.

To see photos, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Montenegro holiday planner.

Drive from Cali to Montenegro in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. When traveling from Cali in February, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Montenegro: temperatures range from 33°C by day to 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Salento.

Things to do in Montenegro

Parks · Theme Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 14 — 18:

Salento

— 4 nights

Father of Quindio

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.

Things to do in Salento

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Feb 18 — 22:

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), Mirador Agroturistico Colina del Sol (in Chinchina) and Basilica Menor de Nuestra Senora de las Victorias (in Santa Rosa de Cabal). Next up on the itinerary: relax and rejuvenate at Yoga Love Colombia, take some stellar pictures from Corredor Polaco Basilica De Manilzales, make a trip to Monumento a los Colonizadores, and head outdoors with Parque Tematico Laguna Negra.

To see photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Manizales attractions app.

Getting from Salento to Manizales by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Salento in February, expect nights in Manizales to be about the same, around 18°C, while days are little chillier, around 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Santa Marta.

Things to do in Manizales

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Spas

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 22 — 27:

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.
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, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de Santa Marta, 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.

Things to do in Santa Marta

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Feb 27 — Mar 4:

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.

Things to do in Tayrona National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches
Find places to stay Mar 4 — 6:
Highlights from your trip

Medellin

— 5 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 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.

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

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.

Things to do in Medellin

Parks · Nature · Tours · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 6 — 11:

Bucaramanga

— 3 nights

City of Parks

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. The adventure continues: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica San Juan Bautista, stroll around Parque Gallineral de Giron, and make a trip to Ecoparque Cerro del Santisimo.

To see maps, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Bucaramanga day trip planning site.

Getting from Medellin to Bucaramanga by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in March, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to drive to Barichara.

Things to do in Bucaramanga

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 11 — 14:

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: Capilla Inmaculada Concepcion, El Socorro (in Socorro) and Kayaking & Canoeing (in San Gil). There's still lots to do: get to know the fascinating history of Camino Real, relax in the rural setting at Cafe Alfania, walk around Bioparque Moncora, and take some stellar pictures from Salto Del Mico.

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.

Things to do in Barichara

Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors · Adventure

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 14 — 18:

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bogota: Laguna de Guatavita (in Tierra Negra) and Zipaquira (Esensal & Catedral de Sal de Zipaquira). There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at Museo Botero del Banco de la Republica, look for gifts at Bta Capital, see the interesting displays at Museo Nacional de Colombia, and glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour.

For other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Bogota visit planner.

Getting from Barichara to Bogota by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and flight; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Barichara in March, with highs in Bogota at 23°C and lows at 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Bogota

Tours · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 18 — 25:

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.