60 days in Colombia Itinerary

60 days in Colombia Itinerary

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Santa Marta
— 4 nights
Bus to Barranquilla, Fly to Bucaramanga
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Bucaramanga
— 5 nights
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San Gil
— 6 nights
Drive
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Suesca
— 3 nights
Drive
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Bogota
— 7 nights
Fly
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Medellin
— 6 nights
Fly
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Montenegro
— 5 nights
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Cali
— 6 nights
Fly
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San Andres Island
— 8 nights
Fly
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Cartagena
— 8 nights
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Santa Marta — 4 nights

Many visitors begin their Santa Marta holiday, surrounded by urban clutter and heavy traffic, expecting little from the city in terms of historical importance.
Visiting Parque Nacional Natural Tayrona and Scuba & Snorkeling will get you outdoors. Take a break from Santa Marta with a short trip to El Dorado Bird Reserve in Minca, about 44 minutes away. Spend the 21st (Thu) exploring nature at Nabusimake. Next up on the itinerary: explore the galleries of Quinta de San Pedro Alejandrino, stroll around Parque de Los Novios, contemplate the long history of Paseo El Camellon, and admire the striking features of Alcaldia de Santa Marta.

To see where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Santa Marta trip itinerary maker app.

Barranquilla to Santa Marta is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. You can also take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Santa Marta can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to travel to Bucaramanga.
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Bucaramanga — 5 nights

A tour of Bucaramanga may yield little evidence that it dates back as far as 1622.
Take a break from the city and head to Parque Nacional de Chicamocha and Panachi. There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Canon Del Chicamocha, admire the masterpieces at Museo de Arte Moderno de Bucaramanga, don't miss a visit to Universidad Industrial de Santander - UIS, and get outside with Club Campestre Bucaramanga.

For reviews, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read our Bucaramanga trip planning site.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Santa Marta to Bucaramanga takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Santa Marta in March; daily highs in Bucaramanga reach 30°C and lows reach 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to catch the bus to San Gil.
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San Gil — 6 nights

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Cascada de Juan Curi and River Rafting & Tubing. Explore San Gil's surroundings by going to Museo del Algodon y el Lienzo de la Tierra (in Charala), Catedral Nuestra Senora del Socorro (in Socorro) and Quebrada las Gachas (in Guadalupe). The adventure continues: shake up your sightseeing with a climbing tour, get outside with Bungee Extremo San Gil, surround yourself with nature on Rios y Canoas Colombia, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Parroquia Catedral de Santa Cruz.

To see maps, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our San Gil online holiday builder.

You can take a bus from Bucaramanga to San Gil in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In March, daily temperatures in San Gil can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to travel to Suesca.
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Suesca — 3 nights

Suesca is a town and municipality in the Almeidas Province, part of the department of Cundinamarca, Colombia. Get in touch with nature at Laguna de Guatavita and Climbing Tours. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Suesca: Cascada Nemusten-Sueva (in Junin), Encenillos Biological Reserve (in Guasca) and Mina de Sal de Nemocon (in Nemocon). Make the 3rd (Wed) a memorable day with Suesca Outdoor Experience. There's still lots to do: stroll through Suesca Rocks.

For reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Suesca trip planner.

You can drive from San Gil to Suesca in 5.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can drive to Bogota.
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Bogota — 7 nights

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 outdoors at Monserrate and Ciclovia de Bogota. Get out of town with these interesting Bogota side-trips: Bioparque La Reserva (in Cota), Chingaza National Park (in Fomeque) and Parque Aventura la Chorrera (in Choachi). Spend the 10th (Wed) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Museo Botero del Banco de la Republica, stop by Vitrina Guayca, don't miss a visit to Bolivar Square, and get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

To find where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Bogota vacation planning app.

Traveling by car from Suesca to Bogota takes 1.5 hours. In April, daily temperatures in Bogota can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can fly to Medellin.
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Medellin — 6 nights

Nestled between rising hills in a narrow valley, Medellin serves as an energetic melting pot of people from all socio-economic classes.
Get in touch with nature at Piedra Del Penol and medellin 2000m DESCENT. The adventure continues: get the lay of the land with Walking tours, relax in the rural setting at La Casa Grande Coffee Hacienda, have some family-friendly fun at Bubble Foot Medellin, and explore the activities along Laguna de Guatape.

To see ratings, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Medellin trip site.

Traveling by flight from Bogota to Medellin takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Bogota in April; daily highs in Medellin reach 32°C and lows reach 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Montenegro.
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Montenegro — 5 nights

Named after the dark trees covering the area's hills, Montenegro (literally Black Mountain) sits in a verdant zone irrigated by three major rivers.
Escape the urban bustle at Kasaguadua Natural Reserve and Crested Outdoor. Venture out of the city with trips to Salento (Bosques de Cocora & Region Paisaje / Landscape Region) and Los Nevados National Park (in La Estrella). Pack the 21st (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at Parque del Cafe. The adventure continues: enjoy unforgettable views with Globos Colombia.

For photos, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Montenegro travel route planning site.

Traveling by flight from Medellin to Montenegro takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In April, daily temperatures in Montenegro can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can go by car to Cali.
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Cali — 6 nights

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.
Visiting Mariposario Andoke and Sendero Ecologico Las Brumas will get you outdoors. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cali: El Choro Trail (in La Paz) and Museo Aereo Fenix (in Palmira). Spend the 28th (Sun) exploring nature at Farallones de Cali. There's much more to do: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Zoologico de Cali, stop by Centro Comercial Chipichape, appreciate the history behind Cristo Rey, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia La Ermita.

For where to stay, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read Cali trip maker site.

Drive from Montenegro to Cali in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. April in Cali sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 22°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can catch the flight to San Andres Island.
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San Andres Island — 8 nights

The coral San Andres Island boasts a rich colonial history, exotic beaches, and a laidback, tropical lifestyle.
Visiting Hoyo Soplador and West View will get you outdoors. Go for a jaunt from San Andres Island to Providencia Island to see Morgan's Head about 5h 30 min away. Spend the 4th (Sat) exploring nature at Manglares de Old Point National Park. There's still lots to do: step off the mainland to explore Johnny Cay, identify plant and animal life at Aquanautas, explore the fascinating underground world of Morgan's Cave, and enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Charquitos.

To find where to stay, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our San Andres Island trip planner.

You can fly from Cali to San Andres Island in 4 hours. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Cali in April since evenings lows in San Andres Island dip to 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) to allow time to fly to Cartagena.
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Cartagena — 8 nights

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.
Visiting Playa Blanca and Aviario Nacional de Colombia will get you outdoors. Spend the 10th (Fri) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. On the 14th (Tue), spend a thrilling day on the water with a speed boat tour. There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas, contemplate the geological forces at Volcan de Lodo El Totumo (Mud Volcano), take in the spiritual surroundings of Convent of Santa Cruz de la Popa, and steep yourself in history at Sanctuary of Saint Peter Claver.

To see more things to do, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Cartagena itinerary planner.

Fly from San Andres Island to Cartagena in 3 hours. In May, daytime highs in Cartagena are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a bus back home.
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Colombia travel guide

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Diverse in terms of landscapes, climates, and cultures, Colombia remains one of South America's least explored tourist destinations, overshadowed by its more popular southern neighbors. Combining the best of what the continent has to offer, a vacation in Colombia allows you to blend outdoor adventures with tours of picture-perfect cobblestoned towns dating back to the colonial era. Tourists on a Colombia holiday can easily hop from sun-kissed coastal spots to the hilly coffee-growing region, where thriving plantations quickly give way to a landscape of snow-covered volcanic peaks and the paramo--alpine ecosystems sheltering some of the rarest plants growing above the continuous forest line.
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