60 days in Colombia Itinerary

60 days in Colombia Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Mumbai
Fly + Drive:  25 h
1
Isla Baru
— 2 nights
Travel:  2 h 45 min
2
Islas de Rosario
— 2 nights
Fly:  2 h 15 min
3
San Andres Island
— 6 nights
Fly:  3 h
4
Cali
— 5 nights
Drive:  3 h
5
Salento
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
6
Montenegro
— 5 nights
Taxi + Fly:  1 h 15 min
7
Medellin
— 6 nights
Fly:  1 h 15 min
8
Bogota
— 6 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
9
Villa de Leyva
— 5 nights
Drive:  4 h
10
Bucaramanga
— 5 nights
Fly:  2 h 30 min
11
Tayrona National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 15 min
12
Santa Marta
— 5 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
13
Cartagena
— 6 nights
Fly:  20 h 30 min
End: Mumbai

2
nights
Isla Baru

Isla Baru ©
Lying south of Cartagena, Isla Baru was connected to the mainland until the construction of the Canal del Dique.
On the 2nd (Thu), look for all kinds of wild species at Aviario Nacional de Colombia and then enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Puntilla. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Blanca.

To find photos, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Isla Baru trip builder app.

Mumbai, India to Isla Baru is an approximately 25- hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Mumbai to Isla Baru is minus 10.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Fri) to allow time for travel to Islas de Rosario.

Things to do in Isla Baru

Parks Beaches Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Playa Blanca ©
Playa Blanca
Aviario Nacional de Colombia ©
Aviario Nacional de Colombia

2
nights
Islas de Rosario

Islas de Rosario ©
Start off your visit on the 4th (Sat): head outdoors with Bora Bora Cartagena Beach Club. On the next day, head outdoors with IslaBela.

To see ratings, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Islas de Rosario tour itinerary builder site.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Isla Baru to Islas de Rosario. In April, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to San Andres Island.

Things to do in Islas de Rosario

Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
IslaBela ©
IslaBela

6
nights
San Andres Island

San Andres Island ©
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 beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: head off the coast to Johnny Cay, tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa de San Luis, look for all kinds of wild species at Cayo El Acuario, and enjoy the sand and surf at Playa de Spratt Bight.

To find maps, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our San Andres Island day trip planning site.

You can fly from Islas de Rosario to San Andres Island in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, bus, and flight. April in San Andres Island sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 30°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can travel to Cali.

Things to do in San Andres Island

Parks Outdoors Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Johnny Cay ©
Johnny Cay
La Piscinita ©
La Piscinita
Hoyo Soplador ©
Hoyo Soplador

5
nights
Cali

Cali ©
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.
Take a break from Cali with a short trip to Centro Comercial ALfaguara in Jamundi, about 50 minutes away. There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Museo Aereo Fenix, get to know the fascinating history of Camino Real, take in the pleasant sights at Barrio San Antonio, and steep yourself in history at Hacienda Canasgordas.

For maps, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Cali road trip app.

You can fly from San Andres Island to Cali in 3 hours. Traveling from San Andres Island in April, plan for slightly colder nights in Cali, with lows around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can drive to Salento.

Things to do in Cali

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Centro Comercial ALfaguara, Camino Real
Highlights from your plan
Museo Aereo Fenix ©
Museo Aereo Fenix
Picoloro Ecoturismo ©
Picoloro Ecoturismo
Caliwood Museo de la Cinematografia ©
Caliwood Museo de la Cinematografia

4
nights
Salento

Salento ©
Founded in 1842, the town of Salento represents the oldest established settlement in Quindio.
Go for a jaunt from Salento to Manizales to see Parque Nacional Natural Los Nevados about 1h 35 min away. The adventure continues: push the limits with an extreme tour, look for all kinds of wild species at Kasaguadua Natural Reserve, savor the flavors at Food & Drink, and take in the exciting artwork at Region Paisaje / Landscape Region.

To find ratings, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Salento day trip planning site.

Getting from Cali to Salento by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus. When traveling from Cali in April, plan for slightly colder days in Salento, with highs around 32°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Montenegro.

Things to do in Salento

Parks Nature Tours

Side Trip

Parque Nacional Natural Los Nevados
Highlights from your plan
Kasaguadua Natural Reserve ©
Kasaguadua Natural Reserve
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours
Bosques de Cocora ©
Bosques de Cocora

5
nights
Montenegro

Montenegro ©
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 the numerous day-trip ideas around Montenegro: Museo del Oro Quimbaya (in Armenia), Maderitas Jugueteria (in Filandia) and Jardin Botanico del Quindio (in Calarca). There's much more to do: get outside with Globos Colombia, explore the striking landscape of Los Nevados National Park, find something for the whole family at Panaca, and don't miss a visit to Eje cafetero (Zona Cafetera).

To see photos, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Montenegro trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Salento to Montenegro takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in April, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can travel to Medellin.

Things to do in Montenegro

Theme Parks Parks Nature

Side Trips

Quimbaya, Pereira, Museo del Oro Quimbaya, Maderitas Jugueteria, Jardin Botanico del Quindio
Highlights from your plan
Globos Colombia ©
Globos Colombia
Parque del Cafe ©
Parque del Cafe
Eje cafetero (Zona Cafetera) ©
Eje cafetero (Zona Cafetera)

6
nights
Medellin

Nestled between rising hills in a narrow valley, Medellin serves as an energetic melting pot of people from all socio-economic classes.
Venture out of the city with trips to Piedra Del Penol (in Guatape), Parque Tematico Replica del Viejo Penol (in Penol) and Museo Historico Casa de la Convencion de Rionegro (in Rionegro). There's lots more to do: take in the local highlights with Walking tours, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, see Off-Road Tours, and don't miss a visit to Plaza Botero.

To see more things to do, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read our Medellin day trip planning website.

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Montenegro to Medellin takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In April, daily temperatures in Medellin can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) early enough to travel to Bogota.

Things to do in Medellin

Parks Tours Nature

Side Trips

Envigado, Piedra Del Penol, Parque Tematico Replica del Viejo Penol, Museo Historico Casa de la Convencion de Rionegro
Highlights from your plan
Off-Road Tours
Walking tours
Parasailing & Paragliding

6
nights
Bogota

Bogota ©
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 out of town with these interesting Bogota side-trips: Zipaquira (Museo Arqueologico de Zipaquira, Catedral de Sal de Zipaquira, &more), Ospina Park (in Chia) and Tabio (Ermita de Santa Barbara & Parque Ecologico Carmen de los Juncales). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Gold Museum (Museo del Oro), admire the masterpieces at Museo Botero del Banco de la Republica, savor the flavors at Food & Drink, and steep yourself in history at Centro de Memoria El Cuartico.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Bogota day trip planner.

You can fly from Medellin to Bogota in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Traveling from Medellin in May, expect Bogota to be a bit cooler, temps between 22°C and 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can drive to Villa de Leyva.

Things to do in Bogota

Museums Historic Sites Tours

Side Trips

Zipaquira, Tabio, Ospina Park, Centro de Memoria El Cuartico
Highlights from your plan
Gold Museum (Museo del Oro) ©
Gold Museum (Museo del Oro)
Museo Botero del Banco de la Republica ©
Museo Botero del Banco de la Republica
Monserrate ©
Monserrate

5
nights
Villa de Leyva

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Villa de Leyva: Parque Central y Feria Dulce de Iza (in Iza), Chiquinquira (Iglesia de la Renovacion & Convento Nuestra Señora del Rosario de Chiquinquirá) and Tunja (Capilla y Museo de Santa Clara la Real, Iglesia de San Ignacio, &more). There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Museo Paleontológico, pick up some local products at Plaza De Mercado De Villa De Leyva, admire the landmark architecture of Casa Terracota, and make a trip to Hotel Plaza Mayor Villa de Leyva.

For more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read Villa de Leyva day trip app.

Drive from Bogota to Villa de Leyva in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Bucaramanga.

Things to do in Villa de Leyva

Historic Sites Museums Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Tunja, Chiquinquira, Parque Central y Feria Dulce de Iza
Highlights from your plan
Iglesia de San Ignacio ©
Iglesia de San Ignacio
Museo Paleontológico ©
Museo Paleontológico

5
nights
Bucaramanga

Bucaramanga ©
A tour of Bucaramanga may yield little evidence that it dates back as far as 1622.
Venture out of the city with trips to San Gil (Parque La Libertad & River Rafting & Tubing) and Barichara (Catedral de la Inmaculada Concepcion, Fundacion San Lorenzo De Barichara, &more). Spend the 13th (Wed) exploring nature at Parque Nacional de Chicamocha. The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica San Juan Bautista, make a trip to Club del Comercio, walk around Parque Gallineral de Giron, and get engrossed in the history at La Casa del Libro Total.

To see where to stay, maps, ratings, and tourist information, use the Bucaramanga online holiday maker.

Getting from Villa de Leyva to Bucaramanga by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle. In May, daily temperatures in Bucaramanga can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to travel to Tayrona National Park.

Things to do in Bucaramanga

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Barichara, Giron, San Gil
Highlights from your plan
Parque Gallineral de Giron ©
Parque Gallineral de Giron
River Rafting & Tubing
Catedral de la Inmaculada Concepcion ©
Catedral de la Inmaculada Concepcion

1
night
Tayrona National Park

Tayrona National Park ©
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Mon): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Parque Nacional Natural Tayrona and then stroll through Playa de las 7 Olas.

To see reviews, maps, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Tayrona National Park online road trip planner.

You can fly from Bucaramanga to Tayrona National Park in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Bucaramanga in May, with highs in Tayrona National Park at 39°C and lows at 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Santa Marta.

Things to do in Tayrona National Park

Parks Nature Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Parque Nacional Natural Tayrona ©
Parque Nacional Natural Tayrona

5
nights
Santa Marta

Santa Marta ©
Many visitors begin their Santa Marta holiday, surrounded by urban clutter and heavy traffic, expecting little from the city in terms of historical importance.
Explore Santa Marta's surroundings by going to Plaza Centenario (in Cienaga), Minca (El Dorado Bird Reserve & Museo Minca - Memorial Museum of the Sierra Nevada) and Barranquilla (Gran Malecon Puerta de Oro, Iglesia de la Inmaculada Concepcion, &more). There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at Quinta de San Pedro Alejandrino, observe the fascinating underwater world at Marine World Aquarium, stroll around Parque de Los Novios, and see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For photos, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Santa Marta vacation planner.

You can drive from Tayrona National Park to Santa Marta in 1.5 hours. In May in Santa Marta, expect temperatures between 39°C during the day and 30°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can go by car to Cartagena.

Things to do in Santa Marta

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Barranquilla, Minca, Plaza Centenario
Highlights from your plan
Parque de Los Novios ©
Parque de Los Novios
Quinta de San Pedro Alejandrino ©
Quinta de San Pedro Alejandrino
Scuba & Snorkeling

6
nights
Cartagena

Cartagena ©
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.
Spend the 29th (Fri) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's much more to do: head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, don't miss a visit to Plaza Bolivar, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Convent of Santa Cruz de la Popa, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sanctuary of Saint Peter Claver.

For photos, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Cartagena trip itinerary website.

Traveling by car from Santa Marta to Cartagena takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. May in Cartagena sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 30°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cartagena

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas ©
Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas
Boat Tours & Water Sports
Walled City of Cartagena ©
Walled City of Cartagena

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