60 days in Colombia Itinerary

60 days in Colombia Itinerary

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Start: Denver
Drive + Fly:  11 h
1
Bogota
— 7 nights
Fly:  1 h 15 min
2
Medellin
— 6 nights
Fly + Taxi:  1 h 15 min
3
Montenegro
— 7 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
4
Cali
— 7 nights
Fly + Drive:  5 h 15 min
5
Tocancipa
— 5 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  9 h
6
Cabo de La Vela
— 1 day
Drive:  8 h 15 min
7
Santa Marta
— 6 nights
Shuttle + Fly:  3 h
8
San Andres Island
— 8 nights
Fly + Drive:  4 h 45 min
9
Isla Grande
— 1 night
Travel:  3 h
10
Isla Baru
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h
11
Cartagena
— 7 nights
Fly:  11 h 45 min
End: Denver

7
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.
Go for a jaunt from Bogota to Zipaquira to see Catedral de Sal de Zipaquira about 54 minutes away. Spend the 7th (Thu) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Gold Museum (Museo del Oro), indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, take in the awesome beauty at Monserrate, and don't miss a visit to Casa Libreria Wilborada 1047.

For traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Bogota online holiday builder.

Denver, USA to Bogota is an approximately 11.5- hour combination of car and flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Colombia Standard Time (COT) is 2 hours. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Denver in March, with highs in Bogota at 68°F and lows at 48°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can travel to Medellin.

Things to do in Bogota

Tours Wildlife Museums

Side Trip

Catedral de Sal de Zipaquira
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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

6
nights
Medellin

Medellin ©
Nestled between rising hills in a narrow valley, Medellin serves as an energetic melting pot of people from all socio-economic classes.
Medellin is known for parks, museums, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the local highlights with Walking tours, don't miss a visit to Plaza Botero, identify plant and animal life at Parque Arvi, and contemplate the waterfront views at Laguna de Guatape.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read our Medellin trip planning website.

Traveling by flight from Bogota to Medellin takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Bogota in March; daily highs in Medellin reach 82°F and lows reach 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Montenegro.

Things to do in Medellin

Parks Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Parroquia Sta Ana Santuario de Maria Auxiliadora .Sabaneta
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medellin 2000m DESCENT ©
medellin 2000m DESCENT
Walking tours
Parasailing & Paragliding

7
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Panaca (in Quimbaya), Los Nevados National Park (in La Estrella) and Salento (Bosques de Cocora, Region Paisaje / Landscape Region, &more). Pack the 16th (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Parque del Cafe. There's still lots to do: head outdoors with Globos Colombia, relax in the rural setting at El Paraiso del Bambu y La Guadua, and don't miss a visit to Eje cafetero (Zona Cafetera).

For maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Montenegro attractions planner.

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Medellin to Montenegro in 1.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In March, daily temperatures in Montenegro can reach 82°F, while at night they dip to 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can drive to Cali.

Things to do in Montenegro

Parks Nature Theme Parks

Side Trips

Salento, Panaca, Los Nevados National Park, Eje cafetero (Zona Cafetera)
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Bosques de Cocora ©
Bosques de Cocora
Parque del Cafe ©
Parque del Cafe
Globos Colombia ©
Globos Colombia

7
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 Cali's surroundings by going to Basilica Del Señor de los Milagros (in Buga) and Sendero Ecologico Las Brumas (in Calima). Spend the 27th (Wed) exploring nature at Farallones de Cali. Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Museo Aereo Fenix, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia La Ermita, admire the landmark architecture of Iglesia La Merced, and pause for some photo ops at Cristo Rey.

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You can drive from Montenegro to Cali in 3 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Cali can reach 87°F, while at night they dip to 67°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) so you can travel to Tocancipa.

Things to do in Cali

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Basilica Del Señor de los Milagros, Sendero Ecologico Las Brumas
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Zoologico de Cali ©
Zoologico de Cali
Museo Aereo Fenix ©
Museo Aereo Fenix
Andoke ©
Andoke

5
nights
Tocancipa

Tocancipa ©
You might not realize it, but some of the world's most renowned monuments reside in the Colombian town of Tocancipa.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Tocancipa: Suesca Outdoor Experience (in Suesca), Mina de Sal de Nemocon (in Nemocon) and Laguna de Guatavita (in Tierra Negra). Pack the 3rd (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Parque Jaime Duque. There's lots more to do: head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, identify plant and animal life at Encenillos Biological Reserve, play a few rounds at Club de Golf UMB Universidad Manuela Beltran, and get your game on at Action Games Colombia.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Tocancipa online driving holiday planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Cali to Tocancipa. When traveling from Cali in March, plan for much colder days in Tocancipa, with highs around 64°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 64°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can travel to Cabo de La Vela.

Things to do in Tocancipa

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Suesca, Museo Indigena Guatavita, Aves Internacionales Colombia, Encenillos Biological Reserve, Mina de Sal de Nemocon
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Laguna de Guatavita ©
Laguna de Guatavita
Climbing Tours
Mina de Sal de Nemocon ©
Mina de Sal de Nemocon

1
day
Cabo de La Vela

Cabo de La Vela ©
Start off your visit on the 5th (Fri): get outside with Pilon de Azucar and then enjoy the sand and surf at Cabo de la Vela.

To find maps, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Cabo de La Vela day trip tool.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Tocancipa to Cabo de La Vela. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can travel to Santa Marta.

Things to do in Cabo de La Vela

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Pilon de Azucar
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Pilon de Azucar ©
Pilon de Azucar

6
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 enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Cristal Beach and Playa Neguanje. Change things up with these side-trips from Santa Marta: Casa Museo Gabriel Garcia Marquez (in Aracataca) and Tayrona National Park (Parque Nacional Natural Tayrona & Playa de las 7 Olas). Next up on the itinerary: get outside with Outdoor Activities, walk around Parque de Los Novios, stroll through Playa Bello Horizonte, and explore the world behind art at Quinta de San Pedro Alejandrino.

To see maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read Santa Marta trip itinerary planning tool.

You can drive from Cabo de La Vela to Santa Marta in 6 hours. Expect a daytime high around 93°F in April, and nighttime lows around 79°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can travel to San Andres Island.

Things to do in Santa Marta

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Tayrona National Park, Casa Museo Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Playa Grande
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Parque Nacional Natural Tayrona ©
Parque Nacional Natural Tayrona
Cristal Beach ©
Cristal Beach
Playa Blanca ©
Playa Blanca

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.
Relax by the water at Playa de San Luis and Bahia Suroeste. Spend the 19th (Fri) exploring nature at Manglares de Old Point National Park. And it doesn't end there: step off the mainland to explore Johnny Cay, look for all kinds of wild species at La Piscinita, don't miss a visit to Rocky Cay, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Bahia del Cove.

To find maps, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read San Andres Island online journey planner.

Traveling by combination of shuttle and flight from Santa Marta to San Andres Island takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight. While traveling from Santa Marta, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in San Andres Island, ranging from highs of 87°F to lows of 78°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can travel to Isla Grande.

Things to do in San Andres Island

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Johnny Cay ©
Johnny Cay
Playa de Spratt Bight ©
Playa de Spratt Bight
Hoyo Soplador ©
Hoyo Soplador

1
night
Isla Grande

Isla Grande
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Dulce.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Isla Grande road trip planning tool.

Explore your travel options from San Andres Island to Isla Grande with the Route module. In April, daily temperatures in Isla Grande can reach 90°F, while at night they dip to 78°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Isla Baru.

Things to do in Isla Grande

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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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.
On the 22nd (Mon), enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Puntilla and then enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Blanca.

To see maps, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Isla Baru itinerary planning site.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Isla Grande to Isla Baru. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Cartagena.

Things to do in Isla Baru

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Playa Blanca ©
Playa Blanca

7
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 24th (Wed) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. On the 28th (Sun), spend a thrilling day on the water with a speed boat tour. There's much more to do: make a trip to Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas, steep yourself in history at Walled City of Cartagena, examine the collection at Caribe Jewelry Museum & Factory, and admire the striking features of Las Bovedas.

For other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Cartagena itinerary planner.

Drive from Isla Baru to Cartagena in 1.5 hours. In April in Cartagena, expect temperatures between 90°F during the day and 78°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cartagena

Tours Outdoors Historic Sites
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Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas ©
Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas
Walled City of Cartagena ©
Walled City of Cartagena
Plaza Santo Domingo ©
Plaza Santo Domingo

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