60 days in Colombia Itinerary

60 days in Colombia Itinerary

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1
Isla Baru
— 1 night
2
San Andres Island
— 6 nights
3
Providencia Island
— 2 nights
4
Santa Marta
— 4 nights
5
Tayrona National Park
— 1 night
6
Medellin
— 6 nights
7
Manizales
— 4 nights
8
Salento
— 3 nights
9
Cali
— 5 nights
10
San Agustin
— 2 nights
11
Villavieja
— 1 night
12
Bogota
— 5 nights
13
Villa de Leyva
— 4 nights
14
San Gil
— 4 nights
15
Leticia
— 3 nights
16
La Macarena
— 2 nights
17
Cartagena
— 6 nights

1
night
Isla Baru

Isla Baru ©
Lying south of Cartagena, Isla Baru was connected to the mainland until the construction of the Canal del Dique.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Blanca, identify plant and animal life at Aviario Nacional de Colombia, and then kick back and relax at Playa Puntilla.

To see reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Isla Baru road trip planner.

Philadelphia, USA to Isla Baru is an approximately 12-hour combination of flight and car. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can travel to San Andres Island.

Things to do in Isla Baru

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

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Scuba San Andres Dive Shop and West View. And it doesn't end there: step off the mainland to explore Johnny Cay, look for all kinds of wild species at La Piscinita, tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa de San Luis, and make a trip to Rocky Cay.

To find photos, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our San Andres Island day trip tool.

Traveling by flight from Isla Baru to San Andres Island takes 5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 87°F, and evening lows to 79°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can catch the ferry to Providencia Island.

Things to do in San Andres Island

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Scuba San Andres Dive Shop ©
Scuba San Andres Dive Shop
Johnny Cay ©
Johnny Cay
Playa de Spratt Bight ©
Playa de Spratt Bight

2
nights
Providencia Island

Providencia Island ©
Although part of Colombia, the small, isolated Providencia Island retains its Caribbean culture and English-Creole language.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sat): make a trip to The Peak Forestry Reserve, then step off the mainland to explore Crab Cay-Cayo Cangrejo, then head off the coast to Santa Catalina, and finally visit a coastal fixture at Lighthouse Providence. On the 16th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get outside with Almond Bay and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Providencia Island day trip app.

Traveling by ferry from San Andres Island to Providencia Island takes 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 87°F in August, and nighttime lows around 79°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can travel to Santa Marta.

Things to do in Providencia Island

Nature · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trip

Santa Catalina
Highlights from your plan
Crab Cay-Cayo Cangrejo ©
Crab Cay-Cayo Cangrejo
The Peak Forestry Reserve ©
The Peak Forestry Reserve
Scuba & Snorkeling

4
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Scuba & Snorkeling and Parque de Los Novios. Get out of town with these interesting Santa Marta side-trips: Minca (Cascada de Marinka, Museo del Cacao de Minca, &more) and Barranquilla (Gran Malecon Puerta de Oro, Museo del Caribe, &more). There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at Quinta de San Pedro Alejandrino, relax and rejuvenate at La Basilica Yoga Studio & Boutique, tour the pleasant surroundings at Cristal Beach, and observe the fascinating underwater world at Marine World Aquarium.

For reviews, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Santa Marta route planner.

You can do a combination of ferry and flight from Providencia Island to Santa Marta in 7.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Santa Marta are 92°F, while nighttime lows are 78°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can drive to Tayrona National Park.

Things to do in Santa Marta

Parks · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

Minca, Barranquilla, Scuba & Snorkeling
Highlights from your plan
Parque de Los Novios ©
Parque de Los Novios
Scuba & Snorkeling
Gran Malecon Puerta de Oro ©
Gran Malecon Puerta de Oro

1
night
Tayrona National Park

Tayrona National Park ©
Start off your visit on the 21st (Fri): kick back and relax at Cabo San Juan Del Guia and then explore the striking landscape of Parque Nacional Natural Tayrona.

To see traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Tayrona National Park trip tool.

Drive from Santa Marta to Tayrona National Park in 1.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Tayrona National Park are 92°F, while nighttime lows are 78°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to travel to Medellin.

Things to do in Tayrona National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Parque Nacional Natural Tayrona ©
Parque Nacional Natural Tayrona

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Off-Road Tours and Museo de Antioquia. And it doesn't end there: glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, examine the collection at El Castillo Museo y Jardines, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and browse the different shops at El Tesoro Parque Comercial.

For where to stay, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, use the Medellin trip planner.

Fly from Tayrona National Park to Medellin in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Tayrona National Park in August; daily highs in Medellin reach 83°F and lows reach 64°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can travel to Manizales.

Things to do in Medellin

Parks · Tours · Shopping

Side Trips

Envigado, Parroquia Sta Ana Santuario de Maria Auxiliadora .Sabaneta
Highlights from your plan
Off-Road Tours
Parasailing & Paragliding
Laguna de Guatape ©
Laguna de Guatape

4
nights
Manizales

A major center of education and commerce, Manizales also serves as one of the hubs of coffee production in Colombia.
Explore hidden gems such as Manizales Cathedral and Monumento a los Colonizadores. Change things up with these side-trips from Manizales: Pereira (Coffee & Tea Tours & Catedral de Nuestra Senora de la Pobreza). There's much more to do: experience rural life at Coffee Tour Hacienda Venecia, pause for some serene contemplation at Our Lady of the Rosary, relax and rejuvenate at Yoga Love Colombia, and take some stellar pictures from Corredor Polaco Basilica De Manilzales.

To find maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Manizales online trip itinerary maker.

Fly from Medellin to Manizales in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Medellin in August, you will find days in Manizales are little chillier (70°F), and nights are about the same (60°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) so you can drive to Salento.

Things to do in Manizales

Tours · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trip

Pereira
Highlights from your plan
Coffee & Tea Tours
Manizales Cathedral ©
Manizales Cathedral
Catedral de Nuestra Senora de la Pobreza ©
Catedral de Nuestra Senora de la Pobreza

3
nights
Salento

Salento ©
Founded in 1842, the town of Salento represents the oldest established settlement in Quindio.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Kasaguadua Natural Reserve and Coffee & Tea Tours. Spend the 1st (Tue) exploring nature at Bosques de Cocora. There's still lots to do: appreciate the views at Valle del Cocora, take a spin around town with Bike Tours, trot along with a tour on horseback, and relax in the rural setting at Las Acacias Coffee Farm.

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

Traveling by car from Manizales to Salento takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Manizales in August: highs in Salento hover around 85°F, while lows dip to 63°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Cali.

Things to do in Salento

Parks · Tours · Nature
Highlights from your plan
Kasaguadua Natural Reserve ©
Kasaguadua Natural Reserve
Valle del Cocora ©
Valle del Cocora
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Zoologico de Cali and Camino Real. There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Museo Aereo Fenix, pause for some photo ops at Cristo Rey, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia La Ermita, and don't miss a visit to Mirador Sebastian Belalcazar.

For other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Cali driving holiday planner.

Getting from Salento to Cali by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 89°F, and evening lows to 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can drive to San Agustin.

Things to do in Cali

Historic Sites · Parks · Tours

Side Trip

Camino Real
Highlights from your plan
Museo Aereo Fenix ©
Museo Aereo Fenix
Zoologico de Cali ©
Zoologico de Cali
Cristo Rey ©
Cristo Rey

2
nights
San Agustin

San Agustin ©
San Agustin remains best known for its archaeological sites, which include the World Heritage-listed San Agustin Archaeological Park.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Wed): delve into the distant past at El Purutal, don't miss a visit to La Chaquira, get engrossed in the history at Museo Precolombino Villa Real, then explore the ancient world of San Agustin Archaeological Park, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia de San Agustin. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Thu): contemplate the waterfront views at Estrecho Del Magdalena, then let the river carry you with Magdalena Rafting, and then make a trip to Parque Arqueologico Alto de los Idolos.

To find reviews, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the San Agustin vacation maker site.

Getting from Cali to San Agustin by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a bus. When traveling from Cali in September, plan for slightly colder days and a bit warmer nights in San Agustin: temperatures range from 75°F by day to 74°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can travel to Villavieja.

Things to do in San Agustin

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

Parque Arqueologico Alto de los Idolos
Highlights from your plan
San Agustin Archaeological Park ©
San Agustin Archaeological Park
La Chaquira ©
La Chaquira
Estrecho Del Magdalena ©
Estrecho Del Magdalena

1
night
Villavieja

Villavieja ©
Clinging to the banks of the Magdalena River, Villavieja serves as a gateway to the Tatacoa Desert.
On the 11th (Fri), walk around Parque Valle de la Tatacoa, then look for all kinds of wild species at Desierto de la Tatacoa, and then examine the collection at Casa del Totumo.

For where to stay and tourist information, you can read our Villavieja trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from San Agustin to Villavieja takes 5.5 hours. When traveling from San Agustin in September, plan for somewhat warmer days in Villavieja, with highs around 95°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 75°F. On the 11th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Bogota.

Things to do in Villavieja

Parks · Wildlife · Museums
Highlights from your plan
Desierto de la Tatacoa ©
Desierto de la Tatacoa
Parque Valle de la Tatacoa ©
Parque Valle de la Tatacoa
Casa del Totumo ©
Casa del Totumo

5
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Mina de Sal de Nemocon and Iglesia Basilica del Senor de Monserrate. Get out of town with these interesting Bogota side-trips: Zipaquira (Esensal & Catedral de Sal de Zipaquira), Laguna de Guatavita (in Tierra Negra) and Parque La Montana del Oso (in Chia). The adventure continues: examine the collection at Gold Museum (Museo del Oro), don't miss a visit to Casa Libreria Wilborada 1047, steep yourself in history at Bolivar Square, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia de San Francisco.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read our Bogota trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Villavieja to Bogota in 6.5 hours. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Villavieja in September, with highs in Bogota at 67°F and lows at 47°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Villa de Leyva.

Things to do in Bogota

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Zipaquira, Laguna de Guatavita, Parque La Montana del Oso, Mina de Sal de Nemocon
Highlights from your plan
Gold Museum (Museo del Oro) ©
Gold Museum (Museo del Oro)
Mina de Sal de Nemocon ©
Mina de Sal de Nemocon
Museo Botero del Banco de la Republica ©
Museo Botero del Banco de la Republica

4
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Xplora Villa de Leyva and Puente de Boyaca. Get out of town with these interesting Villa de Leyva side-trips: Parque Central y Feria Dulce de Iza (in Iza), Vargas Swamp Lancers (in Paipa) and St. Lawrence Cathedral (in Duitama). There's lots more to do: make a trip to Hotel Plaza Mayor Villa de Leyva, see the interesting displays at Museo Paleontológico, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia de Nuestra Senora del Rosario, and take an in-depth tour of Capilla y Museo de Santa Clara la Real.

For ratings, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Villa de Leyva holiday maker tool.

You can drive from Bogota to Villa de Leyva in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to go by car to San Gil.

Things to do in Villa de Leyva

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

Parque Central y Feria Dulce de Iza, Puente de Boyaca, Capilla y Museo de Santa Clara la Real, Vargas Swamp Lancers, St. Lawrence Cathedral
Highlights from your plan
Monasterio Del Santo Eccehomo ©
Monasterio Del Santo Eccehomo
Puente de Boyaca ©
Puente de Boyaca
Vargas Swamp Lancers ©
Vargas Swamp Lancers

4
nights
San Gil

San Gil ©
Providing some of the region's best opportunities for paragliding, rappelling, white-water rafting, kayaking, hiking, and caving, San Gil appeals to adventure seekers and nature lovers wishing to escape overcrowded Bogota, located several hours' drive to the south.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Parque Nacional de Chicamocha and Cascada de Juan Curi. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around San Gil: Museo del Algodon y el Lienzo de la Tierra (in Charala) and Barichara (Capilla de Santa Barbara, Parque Para Las Artes, &more). Next up on the itinerary: push the limits with an extreme tour, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, hunt for treasures at Batidos de la Casa de Mercado de San Gil, and relax and rejuvenate at Relaja-T.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a San Gil trip simple and quick.

Traveling by car from Villa de Leyva to San Gil takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In September, daytime highs in San Gil are 80°F, while nighttime lows are 65°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can travel to Leticia.

Things to do in San Gil

Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Barichara, Museo del Algodon y el Lienzo de la Tierra, Parque Nacional de Chicamocha
Highlights from your plan
Parque Para Las Artes ©
Parque Para Las Artes
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours
Parapente Paravolar Colombia ©
Parapente Paravolar Colombia

3
nights
Leticia

Leticia ©
Leticia represents a large urban area and one of the best places from which to commence exploring areas along the Amazon.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Fri): get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, step off the mainland to explore Isla de Los Micos, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Reserva Natural Tanimboca. Here are some ideas for day two: identify plant and animal life at Parque Ecologico Mundo Amazonico, then take in nature's colorful creations at El Jardin de la Victoria Regia, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Bioparque Etuena, and finally stroll around Parque Santander.

To see ratings, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, use the Leticia holiday builder app.

You can fly from San Gil to Leticia in 7.5 hours. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from San Gil in September: high temperatures in Leticia hover around 90°F and lows are around 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to travel to La Macarena.

Things to do in Leticia

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Isla de Los Micos ©
Isla de Los Micos
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Reserva Natural Tanimboca ©
Reserva Natural Tanimboca

2
nights
La Macarena

La Macarena ©
A gateway to one of the world's most fascinating rivers, La Macarena enjoys a special place in the heart of Colombian nature lovers.
On the 28th (Mon), pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia Catolica, then explore the activities along Cano Cristales, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Cano Piedra. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: identify plant and animal life at Raudales Rio Guayabero.

To see where to stay, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read our La Macarena trip itinerary maker tool.

Explore your travel options from Leticia to La Macarena with the Route module. On the 29th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Cartagena.

Things to do in La Macarena

Parks · Wildlife · Nature
Highlights from your plan
Cano Cristales ©
Cano Cristales
Iglesia Catolica ©
Iglesia Catolica
Cano Piedra ©
Cano Piedra

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Plaza de San Diego and Centro Historico. The adventure continues: step into the grandiose world of Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas, take a stroll through Barrio Getsemani, steep yourself in history at Walled City of Cartagena, and examine the collection at Choco Museo.

To see more things to do, ratings, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Cartagena trip builder.

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from La Macarena to Cartagena in 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or drive. In September, daytime highs in Cartagena are 91°F, while nighttime lows are 78°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cartagena

Historic Sites · Tours · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Oceanario
Highlights from your plan
Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas ©
Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas
Plaza de San Diego ©
Plaza de San Diego
Barrio Getsemani ©
Barrio Getsemani

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