58 days in Colombia Itinerary

58 days in Colombia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Colombia attractions planner

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Cartagena
— 7 nights
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Covenas
— 2 nights
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Islas de Rosario
— 2 nights
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San Andres Island
— 8 nights
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Medellin
— 7 nights
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Montenegro
— 2 nights
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Salento
— 4 nights
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Cali
— 6 nights
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Bogota
— 8 nights
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Boyaca
— 3 nights
Bus to Bogotá, Fly to Tayrona National Park
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Tayrona National Park
— 1 night
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Santa Marta
— 7 nights
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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.
Kids will enjoy Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas and Playa Blanca. There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Walled City of Cartagena, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Convent of Santa Cruz de la Popa, don't miss a visit to Torre del Reloj, and take an in-depth tour of Museo del Oro Zenu.

To find maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Cartagena journey builder site.

Richmond, USA to Cartagena is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. In December, Cartagena is much hotter than Richmond - with highs of 89°F and lows of 76°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Covenas.

Things to do in Cartagena

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Covenas

— 2 nights
Coveñas is a town and municipality located in the Sucre Department, northern Colombia. On the 7th (Thu), look for all kinds of wild species at Covenas Diving Co.. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Parque Museo De Infanteria De Marina and then stroll through Cienaga la Caimanera.

For maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Covenas trip itinerary planning tool.

Drive from Cartagena to Covenas in 3 hours. In January, daytime highs in Covenas are 93°F, while nighttime lows are 74°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Islas de Rosario.

Things to do in Covenas

Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors · Parks

Islas de Rosario

— 2 nights
Start off your visit on the 9th (Sat): get outside with Bora Bora Cartagena Beach Club and then observe the fascinating underwater world at Oceanario. On your second day here, head outdoors with IslaBela.

To find maps, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Islas de Rosario trip itinerary planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Covenas to Islas de Rosario. When traveling from Covenas in January, plan for little chillier days in Islas de Rosario, with highs around 88°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 75°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to San Andres Island.

Things to do in Islas de Rosario

Outdoors · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks

San Andres Island

— 8 nights
The coral San Andres Island boasts a rich colonial history, exotic beaches, and a laidback, tropical lifestyle.
Family-friendly places like La Piscinita and Hoyo Soplador will thrill your kids. And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Playa de San Luis, discover the deep blue sea with Scuba San Andres Dive Shop, head off the coast to Johnny Cay, and see the vivid underwater world at West View.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your San Andres Island trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Fly from Islas de Rosario to San Andres Island in 4.5 hours. January in San Andres Island sees daily highs of 84°F and lows of 76°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can fly to Medellin.

Things to do in San Andres Island

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Walking tours and Plaza Botero. On the 25th (Mon), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. Next up on the itinerary: see Off-Road Tours, admire the landmark architecture of La Casa de las Piedritas, explore the activities along Laguna de Guatape, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Parque Explora.

To see maps, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Medellin road trip planning site.

Getting from San Andres Island to Medellin by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Traveling from San Andres Island in January, plan for a bit cooler nights in Medellin, with lows around 64°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can catch the flight to Montenegro.

Things to do in Medellin

Tours · Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Montenegro

— 2 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.
On the 26th (Tue), head outdoors with Globos Colombia, don't miss a visit to Eje Cafetero (Zona Cafetera), and then head outdoors with Canopy Los Caracolies. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Wed): get in on the family fun at Parque del Cafe.

For maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Montenegro journey maker app.

Fly from Medellin to Montenegro in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In January, plan for daily highs up to 82°F, and evening lows to 63°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Salento.

Things to do in Montenegro

Theme Parks · Outdoors

Side Trip

Salento

— 4 nights

Father of Quindio

Founded in 1842, the town of Salento represents the oldest established settlement in Quindio.
Spend the 28th (Thu) exploring nature at Bosques de Cocora. Make the 31st (Sun) a stimulating day with a coffee and tea tour. There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Kasaguadua Natural Reserve, relax in the rural setting at El Recuerdo Finca Cafetera Tradicional, get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour, and take in the dramatic scenery at Cascadas de Cocora.

For photos, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, use the Salento road trip site.

Traveling by car from Montenegro to Salento takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 82°F in January, and nighttime lows around 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) early enough to drive to Cali.

Things to do in Salento

Parks · Tours · Nature · Outdoors

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.
Kids will enjoy Museo Aereo Fenix and Cristo Rey. Step out of Cali to go to Palmira and see Catedral de Nuestra Senora del Rosario del Palmar, which is approximately 40 minutes away. There's still lots to do: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Zoologico de Cali, examine the collection at Caliwood Museo de la Cinematografia, get to know the fascinating history of Iglesia de San Antonio, and soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers.

For maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Cali trip builder app.

You can drive from Salento to Cali in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. January in Cali sees daily highs of 87°F and lows of 66°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can fly to Bogota.

Things to do in Cali

Historic Sites · Parks · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trip

Bogota

— 8 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.
Attractions like Monserrate and Laguna de Guatavita make great kid-friendly stops. Venture out of the city with trips to Vivero Crisalide (in Chia), Museo Indigena Guatavita (in Guatavita) and Zipaquira (Iglesia de Nuestra Senora de los Dolores, Catedral de Sal de Zipaquira, &more). There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at Museo Botero del Banco de la Republica, contemplate the long history of Centro de Memoria El Cuartico, don't miss a visit to Bolivar Square, and let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Bogota trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Fly from Cali to Bogota in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. When traveling from Cali in February, plan for slightly colder days in Bogota, with highs around 69°F, while nights are colder with lows around 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to drive to Boyaca.

Things to do in Bogota

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Tours

Side Trips

Boyaca

— 3 nights

Land of Freedom

A holiday in Boyaca allows visitors to explore the area where the Colombian troops won their independence from Spain in the 19th century--thus, the city's nickname the “Land of Freedom.” Your Boyaca vacation will be enriched by bouncing between nearby colonial towns, which boast pleasant plazas, colorful buildings, and historic churches.
Family-friendly places like Biopark Guatika and Tibasosa will thrill your kids. Explore Boyaca's surroundings by going to Tunja (Capilla y Museo de Santa Clara la Real & Templo De Santo Domingo) and St. Lawrence Cathedral (in Duitama). Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Pueblito Boyacense and look and learn at Zaquencipa Astronomical Observatory.

To find photos, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Boyaca trip maker.

Traveling by car from Bogota to Boyaca takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to travel to Tayrona National Park.

Things to do in Boyaca

Historic Sites · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks

Side Trips

Tayrona National Park

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 18th (Thu): explore the striking landscape of Parque Nacional Natural Tayrona and then kick back and relax at Playa de las 7 Olas.

For where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read our Tayrona National Park day trip planning site.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Boyaca to Tayrona National Park takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In February, daytime highs in Tayrona National Park are 93°F, while nighttime lows are 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Santa Marta.

Things to do in Tayrona National Park

Parks · Nature · Beaches · Outdoors
Highlights from your trip

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.
Bring the kids along to Scuba & Snorkeling and Playa Cristal. And it doesn't end there: admire the natural beauty at Quinta de San Pedro Alejandrino, enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Bello Horizonte, take in the architecture and design of Universidad del Magdalena, and meet the residents at Marine World Aquarium.

For maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Santa Marta trip itinerary builder site.

You can drive from Tayrona National Park to Santa Marta in 1.5 hours. In February in Santa Marta, expect temperatures between 93°F during the day and 75°F at night. On the 25th (Thu), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Santa Marta

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

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.