60 days in Colombia & Melbourne Itinerary

60 days in Colombia & Melbourne Itinerary

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San Andres Island, Colombia
— 6 nights
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Santa Marta, Colombia
— 7 nights
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Cartagena, Colombia
— 9 nights
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Mompos, Colombia
— 2 nights
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Socorro, Colombia
— 1 day
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Barichara, Colombia
— 3 nights
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Villa de Leyva, Colombia
— 5 nights
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San Agustin, Colombia
— 3 nights
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Pasto, Colombia
— 2 nights
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Bogota, Colombia
— 7 nights
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Melbourne, Australia
— 8 nights

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6
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San Andres Island, Colombia

San Andres Island ©
The coral San Andres Island boasts a rich colonial history, exotic beaches, and a laidback, tropical lifestyle.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Playa de Spratt Bight and West View. Popular historic sites such as Primera Iglesia Bautista and Plaza Canon de Morgan are in your itinerary. Take a break from San Andres Island with a short trip to Morgan's Head in Providencia Island, about 5h 30 min away. Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Playa de San Luis, look for all kinds of wild species at La Piscinita, step off the mainland to explore Johnny Cay, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Bahia del Cove.

To see where to stay, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our San Andres Island online driving holiday planner.

Melbourne, Australia to San Andres Island is an approximately 34-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Melbourne to San Andres Island is minus 15 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Melbourne in January since evenings lows in San Andres Island dip to 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can travel to Santa Marta.

Things to do in San Andres Island

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Playa de Spratt Bight ©
Playa de Spratt Bight
Primera Iglesia Bautista ©
Primera Iglesia Bautista
Island House Museum ©
Island House Museum

7
nights
Santa Marta, Colombia

Santa Marta ©

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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Cristal Beach and Playa Bello Horizonte. Quinta de San Pedro Alejandrino and Casa Museo Gabriel Garcia Marquez are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Santa Marta: Minca (El Dorado Bird Reserve, Museo Minca - Memorial Museum of the Sierra Nevada, &more) and Parque Nacional Natural Tayrona (in Tayrona National Park). Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Museo del Oro Tairona - Casa de la Aduana, stroll around Parque de Los Novios, enjoy the sand and surf at Ensenada de Chengue, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Parroquia de Nuestra Senora de la Medalla Milagrosa.

To see photos, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Santa Marta trip itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by flight from San Andres Island to Santa Marta takes 4.5 hours. Traveling from San Andres Island in January, expect nights in Santa Marta to be about the same, around 27°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 39°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Cartagena.

Things to do in Santa Marta

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Quinta de San Pedro Alejandrino ©
Quinta de San Pedro Alejandrino
Cristal Beach ©
Cristal Beach
Museo del Oro Tairona - Casa de la Aduana ©

9
nights
Cartagena, Colombia

Cartagena ©

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Barrio Getsemani and Centro Historico. Your inner history buff will appreciate Walled City of Cartagena and Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas. And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Templo de Santo Domingo, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia de Santo Toribio, don't miss a visit to Plaza de la Aduana, and steep yourself in history at Plaza Fernandez Madrid.

To see maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Cartagena holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Santa Marta to Cartagena takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Santa Marta in February: highs in Cartagena hover around 36°C, while lows dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can travel to Mompos.

Things to do in Cartagena

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums · Parks
Highlights from your plan
Iglesia de Santo Toribio ©
Iglesia de Santo Toribio
Barrio Getsemani ©
Barrio Getsemani
Templo de Santo Domingo ©
Templo de Santo Domingo

2
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Mompos, Colombia

Mompos ©

City of God

Perched on an island at the confluence of the Magdalena and Cauca rivers, Mompos offers a charming blend of historical architecture and traditional Colombian culture.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Centro Historico de Santa Cruz de Mompox and Church of Santo Domingo. Step off the beaten path and head to Iglesia de la Inmaculada Concepcion and Santa Barbara Church. There's lots more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of San Francisco, take in nature's colorful creations at Parque lineal Bosque Santander, make a trip to Parque de Bolivar, and admire the landmark architecture of Colegio Nacional Pinillos.

To find maps, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Mompos trip itinerary planning website.

You can drive from Cartagena to Mompos in 6 hours. On the 15th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Socorro.

Things to do in Mompos

Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Iglesia de la Inmaculada Concepcion ©
Iglesia de la Inmaculada Concepcion
Centro Historico de Santa Cruz de Mompox ©
Centro Historico de Santa Cruz de Mompox
Church of San Francisco ©
Church of San Francisco

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Socorro, Colombia

Socorro ©
Socorro is a town and municipality in the Santander Department in northeastern Colombia. On the 16th (Sun), admire the landmark architecture of Iglesia Nuestra Senora de Chiquinquira El Socorro, pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral Nuestra Senora del Socorro, and then stroll the grounds of Capilla Inmaculada Concepcion, El Socorro.

To find where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Socorro day trip site.

Getting from Mompos to Socorro by car takes about 10 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight. In February, daytime highs in Socorro are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Barichara.

Things to do in Socorro

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Catedral Nuestra Senora del Socorro ©
Catedral Nuestra Senora del Socorro

3
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Barichara, Colombia

Barichara ©
A charming town of just over 7,000 people, Barichara displays rustic, dusty orange-colored architecture, protected by the Colombian People's Heritage Network.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Camino Real and Catedral de la Inmaculada Concepcion. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Iglesia de Santa Lucia de Guane and Catedral de Curiti. Venture out of the city with trips to San Gil (River Rafting & Tubing & Parroquia Catedral de Santa Cruz). And it doesn't end there: appreciate the extensive heritage of Punto Amarillo Barichara, explore the world behind art at Casa de la Cultura Emiliano Pradilla Gonzalez, take in nature's colorful creations at Parque Para Las Artes, and take a stroll through Guane.

For photos, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read our Barichara road trip planning tool.

You can drive from Socorro to Barichara in an hour. February in Barichara sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can drive to Villa de Leyva.

Things to do in Barichara

Historic Sites · Adventure · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Camino Real ©
Camino Real
Iglesia de Santa Lucia de Guane ©
Iglesia de Santa Lucia de Guane
Cementerio  Barichara ©
Cementerio Barichara

5
nights
Villa de Leyva, Colombia

Villa de Leyva ©
Positioned away from major trade routes and exploitable resources, the colonial town of Villa de Leyva has been largely left alone--leaving a window into the 16th century that has become one of Colombia's most popular attractions.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Iglesia de Nuestra Senora del Rosario and Centro de Investigaciones Paleontologicas - CIP. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Monasterio Del Santo Eccehomo and Templo De Santo Domingo. Get out of town with these interesting Villa de Leyva side-trips: Chiquinquira (Convento Nuestra Señora del Rosario de Chiquinquirá & Plaza de Bolivar), Cathedral Garage Garage (in Garagoa) and Basilica del Santo Cristo de Ubate (in Villa de San Diego de Ubate). The adventure continues: pause for some serene contemplation at Parroquia Santa Barbara, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Iglesia de Santa Barbara, don't miss a visit to Hotel Plaza Mayor Villa de Leyva, and examine the collection at Museo El Fosil.

To find reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Villa de Leyva day trip planner.

Drive from Barichara to Villa de Leyva in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) to allow time to travel to San Agustin.

Things to do in Villa de Leyva

Historic Sites · Museums · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Iglesia de Nuestra Senora del Rosario ©
Iglesia de Nuestra Senora del Rosario
Monasterio Del Santo Eccehomo ©
Monasterio Del Santo Eccehomo
Parroquia Santa Barbara ©
Parroquia Santa Barbara

3
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San Agustin, Colombia

San Agustin ©
San Agustin remains best known for its archaeological sites, which include the World Heritage-listed San Agustin Archaeological Park.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to San Agustin Archaeological Park and La Chaquira. Get a sense of the local culture at El Purutal and Alto de Las Piedras Archaeological Park. Get out of town with these interesting San Agustin side-trips: Isnos (Parque Arqueologico Alto de los Idolos & Salto de Bordones) and Gran Plaza San Antonio (in Pitalito). There's still lots to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Estrecho Del Magdalena and don't miss a visit to La Pelota - Estatuas A Color.

To find more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the San Agustin online tour planner.

Do a combination of bus and flight from Villa de Leyva to San Agustin in 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in February, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Pasto.

Things to do in San Agustin

Parks · Nature · Shopping · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
San Agustin Archaeological Park ©
San Agustin Archaeological Park
El Purutal ©
El Purutal
Alto de Las Piedras Archaeological Park ©
Alto de Las Piedras Archaeological Park

2
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Pasto, Colombia

Pasto ©

Surprise City

Pasto sits in the Andes mountain range at an altitude of 2,527 m (8,290 ft) above sea level.
Popular historic sites such as Las Lajas Sanctuary and Templo de San Felipe are in your itinerary. Get some cultural insight at Iglesia Templo de la Merced and Cathedral Pasto. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the waterfront views at La Laguna de la Cocha, see the interesting displays at Casa Museo Taminango, pause for some serene contemplation at Templo de Cristo Rey, and get engrossed in the history at Museo del Oro Narino.

For ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Pasto trip planner.

Traveling by car from San Agustin to Pasto takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. While traveling from San Agustin, expect a bit cooler days and much colder nights in Pasto, ranging from highs of 19°C to lows of 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to travel to Bogota.

Things to do in Pasto

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Las Lajas Sanctuary ©
Las Lajas Sanctuary
Templo de San Felipe ©
Templo de San Felipe
Iglesia de Fatima ©
Iglesia de Fatima

7
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Bogota, Colombia

Bogota ©

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Gold Museum (Museo del Oro) and Museo Botero del Banco de la Republica. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Laguna de Guatavita and Museo Nacional de Colombia. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bogota: Zipaquira (Catedral Diocesana, Esensal, &more) and Centro de Memoria El Cuartico (in Valledupar). Spend the 8th (Sun) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's much more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia Basilica del Senor de Monserrate, contemplate the long history of Bolivar Square, examine the collection at Planetarium of Bogota, and don't miss a visit to Teatro Mayor Julio Mario Santo Domingo.

For other places to visit, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Bogota journey builder app.

Traveling by flight from Pasto to Bogota takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Pasto in March, you will find days in Bogota are a bit warmer (23°C), and nights are about the same (10°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Bogota

Museums · Tours · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Laguna de Guatavita ©
Laguna de Guatavita
Catedral de Sal de Zipaquira ©
Catedral de Sal de Zipaquira
Gold Museum (Museo del Oro) ©
Gold Museum (Museo del Oro)

8
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Melbourne, Australia

Melbourne ©

Australia's Garden City

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Get a sense of the local culture at St. Patrick's Cathedral and Degraves Street. Popular historic sites such as St Paul's Cathedral and Split Point Lighthouse are in your itinerary. Get out of town with these interesting Melbourne side-trips: Brighton Beach (in Brighton), Bells Beach (in Torquay) and McCrae Beach (in McCrae). There's lots more to do: stroll through Eastern Beach Reserve, contemplate the long history of Old Melbourne Gaol, kick back and relax at Ocean Beach, and admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria.

For where to stay, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Melbourne trip planner.

Getting from Bogota to Melbourne by flight takes about 28 hours. The time zone difference moving from Colombia Standard Time (COT) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) is 15 hours. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Bogota in March, with highs in Melbourne at 30°C and lows at 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Museums

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Degraves Street ©
Degraves Street
Eastern Beach Reserve ©
Eastern Beach Reserve
Brighton Beach ©
Brighton Beach

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