60 days in Colombia Itinerary

60 days in Colombia Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Cartagena
— 5 nights
2
Santa Marta
— 5 nights
3
Tayrona National Park
— 1 night
4
Bucaramanga
— 5 nights
5
Villa de Leyva
— 5 nights
6
Bogota
— 5 nights
7
Medellin
— 5 nights
8
Manizales
— 5 nights
9
Salento
— 4 nights
10
Montenegro
— 5 nights
11
Cali
— 5 nights
12
San Andres Island
— 8 nights

5
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.
Step out of Cartagena with an excursion to Playa Blanca in Isla Baru--about 1h 5 min away. There's still lots to do: explore the historical opulence of Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas, don't miss a visit to Plaza Bolivar, steep yourself in history at Walled City of Cartagena, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Oceanario.

To find more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Cartagena trip itinerary planning site.

Zurich, Switzerland to Cartagena is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 6 hours traveling from Zurich to Cartagena. Traveling from Zurich in July, expect Cartagena to be a bit warmer, temps between °C and °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Santa Marta.

Things to do in Cartagena

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Playa Blanca, Oceanario
Highlights from your plan
Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas ©
Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas
Walled City of Cartagena ©
Walled City of Cartagena
Boat Tours & Water Sports

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Plaza Centenario (in Cienaga), Minca (Museo Minca - Memorial Museum of the Sierra Nevada & El Dorado Bird Reserve) and Barranquilla (Gran Malecon Puerta de Oro, Museo Mapuka, &more). And it doesn't end there: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Blanca, admire the masterpieces at Quinta de San Pedro Alejandrino, and enjoy the sand and surf at Cristal Beach.

To find ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Santa Marta online tour planner.

You can drive from Cartagena to Santa Marta in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. July in Santa Marta sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can go by car to Tayrona National Park.

Things to do in Santa Marta

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Barranquilla, Minca, Plaza Centenario
Highlights from your plan
Cristal Beach ©
Cristal Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling
Quinta de San Pedro Alejandrino ©
Quinta de San Pedro Alejandrino

1
night
Tayrona National Park

Tayrona National Park ©
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sun): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Parque Nacional Natural Tayrona.

Start your trip to Tayrona National Park by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Getting from Santa Marta to Tayrona National Park by car takes about 1.5 hours. July in Tayrona National Park sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Bucaramanga.

Things to do in Tayrona National Park

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

5
nights
Bucaramanga

Bucaramanga ©
A tour of Bucaramanga may yield little evidence that it dates back as far as 1622.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bucaramanga: San Gil (Parque La Libertad & River Rafting & Tubing) and Barichara (Casa de la Cultura Emiliano Pradilla Gonzalez, Catedral de la Inmaculada Concepcion, &more). Spend the 13th (Mon) exploring nature at Parque Nacional de Chicamocha. There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica San Juan Bautista, don't miss a visit to Club del Comercio, explore the world behind art at Museo de Arte Moderno de Bucaramanga, and contemplate the long history of Capilla Nuestra Senora de las Nieves.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Bucaramanga tour itinerary builder website.

Traveling by flight from Tayrona National Park to Bucaramanga takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Tayrona National Park in July; daily highs in Bucaramanga reach °C and lows reach °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to drive to Villa de Leyva.

Things to do in Bucaramanga

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Barichara, San Gil, Giron
Highlights from your plan
Parque La Libertad ©
Parque La Libertad
River Rafting & Tubing
Salto Del Mico ©
Salto Del Mico

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.
Explore Villa de Leyva's surroundings by going to Tunja (Iglesia de San Ignacio, Capilla y Museo de Santa Clara la Real, &more), Sendero Ecologico la Zarza (in Duitama) and Chiquinquira (Convento Nuestra Señora del Rosario de Chiquinquirá & Iglesia de la Renovacion). There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Museo Paleontológico, stop by Joyeria MORPHILIA, don't miss a visit to Hotel Plaza Mayor Villa de Leyva, and savor the flavors at Plaza De Mercado De Villa De Leyva.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Villa de Leyva trip simple and quick.

You can drive from Bucaramanga to Villa de Leyva in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and taxi; or fly. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can drive to Bogota.

Things to do in Villa de Leyva

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Tunja, Chiquinquira, Sendero Ecologico la Zarza
Highlights from your plan
Iguaque National Park ©
Iguaque National Park
Museo Paleontológico ©
Museo Paleontológico
BBC Bodega Villa de Leyva ©
BBC Bodega Villa de Leyva

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 the numerous day-trip ideas around Bogota: Centro de Memoria El Cuartico (in Valledupar), Zipaquira (Catedral de Sal de Zipaquira & Esensal) and Laguna de Guatavita (in Tierra Negra). There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Gold Museum (Museo del Oro), make a trip to Casa Libreria Wilborada 1047, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and take in nature's colorful creations at Piero Jardinero.

To see where to stay, maps, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Bogota trip builder site.

Traveling by car from Villa de Leyva to Bogota takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. July in Bogota sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to travel to Medellin.

Things to do in Bogota

Parks Nature Tours

Side Trips

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

5
nights
Medellin

Nestled between rising hills in a narrow valley, Medellin serves as an energetic melting pot of people from all socio-economic classes.
Step out of Medellin with an excursion to Museo Historico Casa de la Convencion de Rionegro in Rionegro--about 1h 10 min away. And it doesn't end there: get the lay of the land with Walking tours, get engrossed in the history at Museo de Antioquia, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Parque Explora, and see Off-Road Tours.

To find ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Medellin journey planner.

Getting from Bogota to Medellin by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Bogota in July; daily highs in Medellin reach °C and lows reach °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can travel to Manizales.

Things to do in Medellin

Parks Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Museo Historico Casa de la Convencion de Rionegro, Parroquia Sta Ana Santuario de Maria Auxiliadora .Sabaneta
Highlights from your plan
Off-Road Tours
Walking tours
Parasailing & Paragliding

5
nights
Manizales

Manizales ©
A major center of education and commerce, Manizales also serves as one of the hubs of coffee production in Colombia.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Manizales: Santa Rosa de Cabal (Monumento al Machete & Finca Del Cafe) and Coffee & Tea Tours (in Pereira). Spend the 4th (Tue) exploring nature at Parque Nacional Natural Los Nevados. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the geological forces at Nevado del Ruiz, don't miss a visit to Antigua Estacion Del Ferrocarril, admire the natural beauty at Recinto del Pensamiento, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Manizales Cathedral.

To find reviews, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read Manizales route planner.

Fly from Medellin to Manizales in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Medellin in August, expect nights in Manizales to be about the same, around °C, while days are little chillier, around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Salento.

Things to do in Manizales

Parks Nature Tours

Side Trips

Santa Rosa de Cabal, Coffee & Tea Tours
Highlights from your plan
Nevado del Ruiz ©
Nevado del Ruiz
Manizales Cathedral ©
Manizales Cathedral
Finca Del Cafe ©
Finca Del Cafe

4
nights
Salento

Salento ©
Founded in 1842, the town of Salento represents the oldest established settlement in Quindio.
Step out of Salento with an excursion to El Palacio del Barbas in Filandia--about 48 minutes away. There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Kasaguadua Natural Reserve, experience rural life at Las Acacias Coffee Farm, take in the exciting artwork at Region Paisaje / Landscape Region, and push the limits with an extreme tour.

To see ratings, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Salento online trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Manizales to Salento takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Manizales in August: highs in Salento hover around °C, while lows dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Montenegro.

Things to do in Salento

Parks Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

El Palacio del Barbas
Highlights from your plan
Kasaguadua Natural Reserve ©
Kasaguadua Natural Reserve
Bosques de Cocora ©
Bosques de Cocora
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Montenegro: Museo del Oro Quimbaya (in Armenia), Pereira (Catedral de Nuestra Senora de la Pobreza & Nevado Santa Isabel) and Jardin Botanico del Quindio (in Calarca). The adventure continues: head outdoors with Globos Colombia, don't miss a visit to Eje cafetero (Zona Cafetera), stop by Maderitas Jugueteria, and find something for the whole family at Parque del Cafe.

To find more things to do, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read our Montenegro trip itinerary planning app.

You can drive from Salento to Montenegro in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August in Montenegro, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can drive to Cali.

Things to do in Montenegro

Parks Theme Parks Nature

Side Trips

Pereira, Museo del Oro Quimbaya, Los Nevados National Park, Panaca, Eje cafetero (Zona Cafetera)
Highlights from your plan
Globos Colombia ©
Globos Colombia
Parque del Cafe ©
Parque del Cafe
Eje cafetero (Zona Cafetera) ©
Eje cafetero (Zona Cafetera)

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.
Change things up with a short trip to Centro Comercial ALfaguara in Jamundi (about 50 minutes away). The adventure continues: hike along Picoloro Ecoturismo, examine the collection at Museo Aereo Fenix, steep yourself in history at Hacienda Canasgordas, and get to know the fascinating history of Iglesia de San Antonio.

To see photos, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Cali trip planner.

Drive from Montenegro to Cali in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Cali can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to San Andres Island.

Things to do in Cali

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Camino Real, Centro Comercial ALfaguara
Highlights from your plan
Picoloro Ecoturismo ©
Picoloro Ecoturismo
Museo Aereo Fenix ©
Museo Aereo Fenix
Zoologico de Cali ©
Zoologico de Cali

8
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, enjoy the sand and surf at Playa de Spratt Bight, take in the dramatic natural features at Hoyo Soplador, and stroll through Playa de San Luis.

Plan my trip to San Andres Island with suggested itineraries provided by Inspirock.

You can fly from Cali to San Andres Island in 4.5 hours. Traveling from Cali in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in San Andres Island, with lows of °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Andres Island

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Mare
Highlights from your plan
Johnny Cay ©
Johnny Cay
La Piscinita ©
La Piscinita
Hoyo Soplador ©
Hoyo Soplador

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