60 days in Colombia Itinerary

60 days in Colombia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Colombia travel planner

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San Andres Island
— 9 nights
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Medellin
— 7 nights
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Cali
— 8 nights
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Leticia
— 5 nights
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Puerto Narino
— 1 night
Drive to Alfredo Vásquez Cobo International Airport, Fly to Bogota
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Bogota
— 9 nights
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Riohacha
— 3 nights
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Palomino
— 1 night
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Barranquilla
— 7 nights
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Cartagena
— 9 nights
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San Andres Island

— 9 nights
The coral San Andres Island boasts a rich colonial history, exotic beaches, and a laidback, tropical lifestyle.
Spend the 1st (Mon) exploring nature at Manglares de Old Point National Park. The adventure continues: discover the deep blue sea with Scuba San Andres Dive Shop, head off the coast to Johnny Cay, see the vivid underwater world at West View, and pause for some serene contemplation at Primera Iglesia Bautista Hispana.

For traveler tips, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read our San Andres Island journey planner.

Zurich, Switzerland to San Andres Island is an approximately 21-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Zurich to San Andres Island is minus 6 hours. Traveling from Zurich in October, things will get much hotter in San Andres Island: highs are around 36°C and lows about 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) to allow time to fly to Medellin.

Things to do in San Andres Island

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 25 — Nov 3:

Medellin

— 7 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.
Medellin is known for parks, museums, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the local highlights with Walking tours, explore the activities along Laguna de Guatape, see Off-Road Tours, and experience rural life at La Casa Grande Coffee Hacienda.

For other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read Medellin travel planner.

You can fly from San Andres Island to Medellin in 3.5 hours. In November, Medellin is little chillier than San Andres Island - with highs of 31°C and lows of 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can fly to Cali.

Things to do in Medellin

Parks · Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 3 — 10:

Cali

— 8 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.
Get out of town with these interesting Cali side-trips: Camino Real (in Barichara) and Catedral de Nuestra Senora del Rosario del Palmar (in Palmira). There's much more to do: examine the collection at Museo Aereo Fenix, get outside with Andoke, admire the landmark architecture of El Gato Del Rio( Gato De Tejada), and pause for some photo ops at Cristo Rey.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Cali using our trip planner.

Getting from Medellin to Cali by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In November, daytime highs in Cali are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Leticia.

Things to do in Cali

Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 10 — 18:

Leticia

— 5 nights
Leticia represents a large urban area and one of the best places from which to commence exploring areas along the Amazon.
Leticia is known for parks, nature, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: observe the fascinating underwater world at Bioparque Etuena, admire the natural beauty at El Jardin de la Victoria Regia, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Parque Ecologico Mundo Amazonico.

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

You can fly from Cali to Leticia in 6 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus, car, and ferry. Traveling from Cali in November, plan for a bit warmer nights in Leticia, with lows around 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Puerto Narino.

Things to do in Leticia

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours
Find places to stay Nov 18 — 23:

Puerto Narino

— 1 night
Puerto Nariño is the second municipality of the Amazonas department of Colombia, located on the shore of the Amazon River.It has about 6,000 residents, most of them are indigenous (from the Ticuna tribe) and its specificity is that it is entirely pedestrian, no car or motorcycle being allowed, as an experiment in an ecological community. On the 24th (Wed), tour the pleasant surroundings at Lago Tarapoto.

For reviews, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Puerto Narino trip itinerary planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Leticia to Puerto Narino. In November in Puerto Narino, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 27°C at night. On the 24th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Bogota.

Things to do in Puerto Narino

Parks · Wildlife · Nature
Find places to stay Nov 23 — 24:
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Bogota

— 9 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), Zipaquira (Esensal, Catedral de Sal de Zipaquira, &more) and Iglesia de Nuestra Senora de Fatima (in Tocancipa). The adventure continues: examine the collection at Gold Museum (Museo del Oro), indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, make a trip to Bolivar Square, and take in the exciting artwork at Barrio La Candelaria.

To see where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read Bogota trip tool.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Puerto Narino to Bogota. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Puerto Narino in November: high temperatures in Bogota hover around 22°C and lows are around 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to fly to Riohacha.

Things to do in Bogota

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 24 — Dec 3:

Riohacha

— 3 nights
Lying where the Rancheria River flows into the Caribbean Sea, Riohacha serves as a gateway to the desert region of La Guajira Peninsula.
Step out of Riohacha with an excursion to Flamingo Azul in Mayapo--about 44 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: indulge in some personalized pampering at Spa Holistico Riohacha, pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral Nuestra Senora de los Remedios, browse the different shops at Centro Comercial Viva, and don't miss a visit to Camellon de Riohacha.

For more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, go to the Riohacha day trip app.

Getting from Bogota to Riohacha by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or drive. In December, Riohacha is much hotter than Bogota - with highs of 38°C and lows of 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Palomino.

Things to do in Riohacha

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 3 — 6:

Palomino

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 7th (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Playas de Palomino and then relax and rejuvenate at Gerson's Massage.

For photos and more tourist information, go to the Palomino tour itinerary maker website.

You can drive from Riohacha to Palomino in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in December, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to travel to Barranquilla.

Things to do in Palomino

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Spas
Find places to stay Dec 6 — 7:
Highlights from your trip

Barranquilla

— 7 nights

Golden Gate of Colombia

An industrial port city on Colombia's Caribbean coast, Barranquilla represents the fourth-most populous city in the country.
When in Barranquilla, make a side trip to see Megua Parque Biotematico in Galapa, approximately Galapa away. The adventure continues: examine the collection at Museo del Caribe, pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia de la Inmaculada Concepcion, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Parroquia Nuestra Senora del Rosario, and get your bearings at Biblioteca Piloto del Caribe.

For traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Barranquilla road trip site.

Getting from Palomino to Barranquilla by car takes about 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in December, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a bus to Cartagena.

Things to do in Barranquilla

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Fun & Games

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 7 — 14:

Cartagena

— 9 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.
Step out of Cartagena to go to Isla Baru and see Playa Blanca, which is approximately 1h 5 min away. There's still lots to do: step into the grandiose world of Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas, steep yourself in history at Walled City of Cartagena, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sanctuary of Saint Peter Claver, and don't miss a visit to Plaza de Bolivar.

To find more things to do, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Cartagena trip itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by bus from Barranquilla to Cartagena takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In December, daily temperatures in Cartagena can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Cartagena

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 14 — 23:

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.

Amazonas Department travel guide

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Nature & Parks · Islands · Parks

La Guajira Department travel guide

4.1
Beaches · River Rafting & Tubing · Outdoor Activities