60 days in Colombia Itinerary

60 days in Colombia Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Bogota
— 8 nights
2
Leticia
— 3 nights
3
San Agustin
— 2 nights
4
Cali
— 6 nights
5
Salento
— 3 nights
6
Medellin
— 7 nights
7
San Gil
— 4 nights
8
Bucaramanga
— 4 nights
9
Santa Marta
— 5 nights
10
San Andres Island
— 7 nights
11
Providencia Island
— 2 nights
12
Cartagena
— 8 nights

8
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.
Museo Santa Clara and Catedral de Sal de Zipaquira will appeal to history buffs. Get some cultural insight at Gold Museum (Museo del Oro) and La Catedral Primada. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bogota: Chia (Vivero Crisalide & Centro Comercial Cento Chia) and Laguna de Guatavita (in Tierra Negra). The adventure continues: examine the collection at Museo Nacional de Colombia, view the masterpieces at DIBS by Culture Shock Colombia, pick up some local products at Plaza de Mercado de Paloquemao, and explore the landscape on two wheels at Ciclovia de Bogota.

To find ratings, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Bogota trip planner.

Roanoke, USA to Bogota is an approximately 13-hour flight. In April in Bogota, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can travel to Leticia.

Things to do in Bogota

Museums Shopping Parks

Side Trips

Chia, Laguna de Guatavita, Catedral de Sal de Zipaquira
Highlights from your plan
Gold Museum (Museo del Oro) ©
Gold Museum (Museo del Oro)
Laguna de Guatavita ©
Laguna de Guatavita
Museo Nacional de Colombia ©
Museo Nacional de 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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Reserva Natural Tanimboca and Balneario Arbelaez. Step out of the city life by going to Isla de Los Micos and Nature & Wildlife Tours. There's much more to do: stroll around Parque Santander, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Bioparque Etuena, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de Nuestra Senora de La Paz.

For traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read Leticia trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Bogota to Leticia takes 4.5 hours. While traveling from Bogota, expect a bit warmer days and warmer nights in Leticia, ranging from highs of °F to lows of °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to travel to San Agustin.

Things to do in Leticia

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

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 13th (Tue): take in the dramatic scenery at El Salto del Mortino, thendelve into the distant past at Alto de Las Piedras Archaeological Park, thenbuy something for everyone on your list at Gran Plaza San Antonio, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia Templo de San Antonio. On the 14th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the activities along Estrecho Del Magdalena, thendelve into the distant past at Alto de las Chinas, thenexplore the ancient world of San Agustin Archaeological Park, and finally examine the collection at Museo Precolombino Villa Real.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, go to the San Agustin online trip builder.

You can fly from Leticia to San Agustin in 9.5 hours. When traveling from Leticia in April, plan for much colder days in San Agustin, with highs around °F, while nights are slightly colder with lows around °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Cali.

Things to do in San Agustin

Historic Sites Shopping Parks

Side Trips

Isnos, Pitalito
Highlights from your plan
San Agustin Archaeological Park ©
San Agustin Archaeological Park
Museo Precolombino Villa Real ©
Museo Precolombino Villa Real
Alto de Las Piedras Archaeological Park ©
Alto de Las Piedras Archaeological Park

6
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Camino Real and Museo Aereo Fenix. Shop till you drop at Centro Comercial ALfaguara and Galeria Alameda. Step out of Cali with an excursion to Unicentro Palmira in Palmira--about 48 minutes away. There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Caliwood Museo de la Cinematografia, buy something for everyone on your list at Pacific Mall, stop by Centro Comercial Chipichape, and hike along Picoloro Ecoturismo.

To see other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Cali day trip planning tool.

You can drive from San Agustin to Cali in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a bus. While traveling from San Agustin, expect warmer days and about the same nights in Cali, ranging from highs of °F to lows of °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can go by car to Salento.

Things to do in Cali

Shopping Museums Parks

Side Trips

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

3
nights
Salento

Salento ©
Founded in 1842, the town of Salento represents the oldest established settlement in Quindio.
For shopping fun, head to Polimetria or Region Paisaje / Landscape Region. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Kasaguadua Natural Reserve and Adrenaline & Extreme Tours. And it doesn't end there: appreciate the views at Valle del Cocora, trot along with a tour on horseback, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Bosques de Cocora, and indulge in your favorite hot beverage with a coffee and tea tour.

To see more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read Salento journey planner.

Drive from Cali to Salento in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Cali in April: highs in Salento hover around °F, while lows dip to °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can travel to Medellin.

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

7
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 explore and learn at Museo de Antioquia and Arte Loft Galeria. Take a break from the city and head to Parque Arvi and Parasailing & Paragliding. Explore Medellin's surroundings by going to Mall Indiana (in Envigado) and Mayorca Mega Plaza (in Sabaneta). And it doesn't end there: browse the different shops at El Tesoro Parque Comercial, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Parroquia de Santa Barbara de la Ayura, see Off-Road Tours, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To find ratings, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read our Medellin visit planner.

You can fly from Salento to Medellin in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °F in April, and nighttime lows around °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can travel to San Gil.

Things to do in Medellin

Shopping Tours Museums

Side Trips

Envigado, Mayorca Mega Plaza
Highlights from your plan
Parasailing & Paragliding
Museo de Antioquia ©
Museo de Antioquia
Parque Arvi ©
Parque Arvi

4
nights
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.
You'll explore and learn at Fundacion San Lorenzo De Barichara and Casa de la Cultura Emiliano Pradilla Gonzalez. Do your shopping at Batidos de la Casa de Mercado de San Gil and Centro Comercial El Puente. Explore San Gil's surroundings by going to Barichara (Catedral de la Inmaculada Concepcion, Capilla de Santa Barbara, &more) and Museo del Algodon y el Lienzo de la Tierra (in Charala). There's still lots to do: relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, admire the sheer force of Cascada de Juan Curi, walk around Parque La Libertad, and get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour.

Planning San Gil trip won't be overwheling when you use's Insprock itinerary maker.

Getting from Medellin to San Gil by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In April in San Gil, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) to allow time to take a bus to Bucaramanga.

Things to do in San Gil

Tours Outdoors Shopping

Side Trips

Barichara, Museo del Algodon y el Lienzo de la Tierra
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours
Museo del Algodon y el Lienzo de la Tierra ©

4
nights
Bucaramanga

Bucaramanga ©
A tour of Bucaramanga may yield little evidence that it dates back as far as 1622.
Get some cultural insight at Cathedral of the Holy Family and Ecoparque Cerro del Santisimo. Shop till you drop at Parque Caracoli and Cacique el Centro Comercial. Spend the 5th (Wed) exploring nature at Parque Nacional de Chicamocha. There's lots more to do: explore the striking landscape of Panachi, pick up some local products at Plaza de Mercado Guarin, explore the world behind art at Museo de Arte Moderno de Bucaramanga, and buy something for everyone on your list at Centro Comercial Cacique.

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

Traveling by bus from San Gil to Bucaramanga takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In May in Bucaramanga, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to travel to Santa Marta.

Things to do in Bucaramanga

Shopping Parks Nature

Side Trip

Floridablanca
Highlights from your plan
Panachi ©
Panachi
Ecoparque Cerro del Santisimo ©
Ecoparque Cerro del Santisimo
Cathedral of the Holy Family ©
Cathedral of the Holy Family

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.
Get outdoors at Cristal Beach and Playa de las 7 Olas. Head to Centro Comercial Buenavista and Centro Comercial Zazue Plazafor plenty of shopping. Venture out of the city with trips to Parque Nacional Natural Tayrona (in Tayrona National Park) and Museo Mapuka (in Barranquilla). The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at Quinta de San Pedro Alejandrino, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, make a trip to El Amanuense Libros & Cafe, and see the interesting displays at Museo del Oro Tairona - Casa de la Aduana.

For where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Santa Marta online sightseeing planner.

Fly from Bucaramanga to Santa Marta in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Bucaramanga in May, with highs in Santa Marta at °F and lows at °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to travel to San Andres Island.

Things to do in Santa Marta

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Tayrona National Park, Barranquilla, Scuba & Snorkeling
Highlights from your plan
Cristal Beach ©
Cristal Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling
Quinta de San Pedro Alejandrino ©
Quinta de San Pedro Alejandrino

7
nights
San Andres Island

San Andres Island
The coral San Andres Island boasts a rich colonial history, exotic beaches, and a laidback, tropical lifestyle.
Shop till you drop at Banco de la Republica and Esmeraldas Colombianas. Step out of the city life by going to West View and La Piscinita. There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Playa de Spratt Bight, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Manglares de Old Point National Park, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and step off the mainland to explore Cayo Bolivar.

For photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the San Andres Island online tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Santa Marta to San Andres Island by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Traveling from Santa Marta in May, expect nights in San Andres Island to be about the same, around °F, while days are a bit cooler, around °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can catch the ferry to Providencia Island.

Things to do in San Andres Island

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
West View
West View
Playa de Spratt Bight ©
Playa de Spratt Bight
Scuba & Snorkeling

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 21st (Fri): don't miss a visit to The Peak Forestry Reserve, thenstep off the mainland to explore Crab Cay-Cayo Cangrejo, and then enjoy the sea views from Lighthouse Providence. Keep things going the next day: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, use the Providencia Island day trip planning website.

Traveling by ferry from San Andres Island to Providencia Island takes 3.5 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Providencia Island can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to travel to Cartagena.

Things to do in Providencia Island

Parks Nature Tours
Highlights from your plan
Crab Cay-Cayo Cangrejo ©
Crab Cay-Cayo Cangrejo
Scuba & Snorkeling
The Peak Forestry Reserve ©
The Peak Forestry Reserve

8
nights
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Speed Boats Tours and Barrio Getsemani. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Templo de Santo Domingo and Iglesia de la Trinidad. When in Cartagena, make a side trip to see Aviario Nacional de Colombia in Isla Baru, approximately Isla Baru away. The adventure continues: step into the grandiose world of Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas, don't miss a visit to Centro de Convenciones Cartagena de Indias, see the interesting displays at Choco Museo, and take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

To see ratings, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Cartagena attractions planner.

You can fly from Providencia Island to Cartagena in 8 hours. In May in Cartagena, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. You will have some time to spend on the 30th (Sun) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Cartagena

Historic Sites Tours Museums

Side Trip

Aviario Nacional de Colombia
Highlights from your plan
Speed Boats Tours
Aviario Nacional de Colombia ©
Aviario Nacional de Colombia
Barrio Getsemani ©
Barrio Getsemani

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