60 days in Colombia Itinerary

60 days in Colombia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Colombia holiday planner
Make it your trip
Fly
1
Medellin
— 6 nights
Fly
2
Salento
— 6 nights
Drive
3
Cali
— 7 nights
Fly
4
San Andres Island
— 9 nights
Fly to San Jose del Guaviare, Taxi to La Macarena
5
La Macarena
— 2 nights
Taxi to San Jose del Guaviare, Fly to Cartagena
6
Cartagena
— 7 nights
Drive
7
Santa Marta
— 6 nights
Drive
8
Tayrona National Park
— 2 nights
Fly
9
Bucaramanga
— 6 nights
Fly
10
Bogota
— 8 nights
Fly

S M T W T F S
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12

Medellin — 6 nights

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 sightseeing, parks, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the local highlights with Walking tours, stroll through Parque Arvi, see the world from above with a helicopter tour, and see Off-Road Tours.

To find more things to do, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Medellin holiday planning app.

London, UK to Medellin is an approximately 16-hour flight. You'll gain 5 hours traveling from London to Medellin due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from London in September; daily highs in Medellin reach 32°C and lows reach 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can fly to Salento.
more
Tours · Parks · Outdoors · Museums
Find places to stay Sep 13 — 19:
Find places to stay with best proximity to your trip

Salento — 6 nights

Founded in 1842, the town of Salento represents the oldest established settlement in Quindio.
Go for a jaunt from Salento to La Estrella to see Los Nevados National Park about 48 minutes away. Spend the 24th (Sat) exploring nature at Bosques de Cocora. Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Kasaguadua Natural Reserve, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, appreciate the views at Valle del Cocora, and relax in the rural setting at El Recuerdo Finca Cafetera Tradicional.

To find photos, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read Salento travel route planner.

Traveling by flight from Medellin to Salento takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Salento are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can drive to Cali.
more
Parks · Nature · Tours · Outdoors
Side Trips
Find places to stay Sep 19 — 25:
Find places to stay with best proximity to your trip

Cali — 7 nights

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cali: Palmira (Catedral de Nuestra Senora del Rosario del Palmar & Museo Aereo Fenix), Buga (Parroquia Catedral San Pedro de Buga & Basilica Del Señor de los Milagros) and El Nilo Pance (in Pance). There's lots more to do: get to know the resident critters at Zoologico de Cali, see the interesting displays at Caliwood Museo de la Cinematografia, admire the striking features of El Gato Del Rio( Gato De Tejada), and pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia La Ermita.

To find ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Cali road trip tool.

Traveling by car from Salento to Cali takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Cali are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) to allow time to fly to San Andres Island.
more
Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Wildlife
Side Trips
Find places to stay Sep 25 — Oct 2:
Find places to stay with best proximity to your trip

San Andres Island — 9 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, stroll through Playa de San Luis, see the vivid underwater world at West View, and make a trip to Cayo Rocoso.

To see more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, use the San Andres Island trip itinerary maker website.

Getting from Cali to San Andres Island by flight takes about 4 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Cali in October since evenings lows in San Andres Island dip to 29°C. You'll set off for La Macarena on the 11th (Tue).
more
Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Beaches
Find places to stay Oct 2 — 11:
Find places to stay with best proximity to your trip

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 12th (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Raudales Rio Guayabero and then contemplate the waterfront views at Cano Cristales.

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

Getting from San Andres Island to La Macarena by combination of flight and taxi takes about 12 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and car. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Thu) to allow time for travel to Cartagena.
more
Parks · Wildlife · Nature
Find places to stay Oct 11 — 13:
Find places to stay with best proximity to your trip

Cartagena — 7 nights

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 (Playa Blanca & Aviario Nacional de Colombia). And it doesn't end there: explore the historical opulence of Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas, get engrossed in the history at Museo del Oro Zenu, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and steep yourself in history at Walled City of Cartagena.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Cartagena trip planner.

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from La Macarena to Cartagena takes 10 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or drive. In October, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can go by car to Santa Marta.
more
Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors · Parks
Side Trip
Find places to stay Oct 13 — 20:
Find places to stay with best proximity to your trip

Santa Marta — 6 nights

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 (Museo del Cacao de Minca & El Dorado Bird Reserve). Spend the 21st (Fri) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Next up on the itinerary: browse the exhibits of Quinta de San Pedro Alejandrino, enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Neguanje, browse the different shops at Centro Comercial Zazue Plaza, and make a trip to Parque de Los Novios.

For reviews, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, go to the Santa Marta tour itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by car from Cartagena to Santa Marta takes 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. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can go by car to Tayrona National Park.
more
Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Beaches
Side Trip
Find places to stay Oct 20 — 26:
Find places to stay with best proximity to your trip

Tayrona National Park — 2 nights

On the 27th (Thu), explore the striking landscape of Parque Nacional Natural Tayrona. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Playa de las 7 Olas.

To find ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Tayrona National Park tour itinerary planning site.

Traveling by car from Santa Marta to Tayrona National Park takes 1.5 hours. In October in Tayrona National Park, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 29°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Fri) to allow time for the flight to Bucaramanga.
more
Parks · Nature · Beaches · Outdoors
Find places to stay Oct 26 — 28:
Find places to stay with best proximity to your trip
Highlights from your trip

Bucaramanga — 6 nights

A tour of Bucaramanga may yield little evidence that it dates back as far as 1622.
Step out of Bucaramanga with an excursion to Casona El Tabacal in Piedecuesta--about 50 minutes away. Spend the 3rd (Thu) exploring nature at Parque Nacional de Chicamocha. There's much more to do: make a trip to Universidad Industrial de Santander - UIS, get engrossed in the history at La Casa del Libro Total, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica San Juan Bautista, and contemplate the long history of Capilla Nuestra Senora de las Nieves.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Bucaramanga travel planner.

You can fly from Tayrona National Park to Bucaramanga in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Tayrona National Park in October, things will get slightly colder in Bucaramanga: highs are around 30°C and lows about 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Bogota.
more
Shopping · Parks · Nature · Historic Sites
Side Trips
Find places to stay Oct 28 — Nov 3:
Find places to stay with best proximity to your trip

Bogota — 8 nights

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: Zipaquira (Catedral de Sal de Zipaquira & Iglesia de Nuestra Senora de los Dolores), Museo de la Sal (in Nemocon) and Centro de Memoria El Cuartico (in Valledupar). There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at Museo Botero del Banco de la Republica, contemplate the waterfront views at Laguna de Guatavita, don't miss a visit to Teatro Mayor Julio Mario Santo Domingo, and admire the natural beauty at Jardin Botanico de Bogota Jose Celestino Mutis.

For photos, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Bogota trip planner.

You can fly from Bucaramanga to Bogota in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Bucaramanga in November, with highs in Bogota at 22°C and lows at 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can fly back home.
more
Side Trips
Find places to stay Nov 3 — 11:
Find places to stay with best proximity to your trip

Colombia travel guide

4
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.
more