60 days in Colombia Itinerary

60 days in Colombia Itinerary

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60 days in Colombia Itinerary

Start: Denver
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.
Change things up with a short trip to Catedral de Sal in 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), admire the masterpieces at Museo Botero del Banco de la Republica, take a stroll through Barrio La Candelaria, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Mount Monserrate.

To find more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Bogota travel planning website .

Denver, USA to Bogota is an approximately 11-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Denver to Bogota 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 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

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Parroquia Sta Ana Santuario de Maria Auxiliadora .Sabaneta (in Sabaneta) and Parque Arvi (in Santa Elena). And it doesn't end there: take in the local highlights with Walking tours, admire all the interesting features of La Casa Grande Coffee Hacienda, take an in-depth tour of Museo de Antioquia, and indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour.

To find maps, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Medellin itinerary maker tool .

You can fly from Bogota to Medellin in 1.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Bogota in March: high temperatures in Medellin hover around 82°F and lows are around 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to travel to Montenegro.

Things to do in Medellin

Parks Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

Parroquia Sta Ana Santuario de Maria Auxiliadora .Sabaneta
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Laguna de Guatape ©
Laguna de Guatape
Walking tours
Parque Explora ©
Parque Explora

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 Los Nevados National Park (in La Estrella), Panaca (in Quimbaya) and Salento (Bosques de Cocora, Region Paisaje / Landscape Region, & more). Pack the 16th (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Parque del Cafe. The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Eje cafetero (Zona Cafetera), take a peaceful walk through El Paraiso del Bambu y La Guadua, and get outside with Globos Colombia.

For other places to visit, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Montenegro tour builder site .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Medellin to Montenegro takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In March, plan for daily highs up to 82°F, and evening lows to 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to 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
Kasaguadua Natural Reserve ©
Kasaguadua Natural Reserve
Parque del Cafe ©
Parque del Cafe

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 the numerous day-trip ideas around Cali: Sendero Ecologico Las Brumas (in Calima) and Basilica Del Señor de los Milagros (in Buga). Spend the 27th (Wed) exploring nature at Farallones de Cali. Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Museo Aereo Fenix, tour the pleasant surroundings at Parque de La Salud, pause for some photo ops at Cristo Rey, and head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

To see reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read Cali day trip planning app .

Traveling by car from Montenegro to Cali takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Cali can reach 87°F, while at night they dip to 67°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to travel to Tocancipa.

Things to do in Cali

Parks Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Basilica Del Señor de los Milagros, Sendero Ecologico Las Brumas
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Zoologico de Cali ©
Zoologico de Cali
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Mina de Sal de Nemocon (in Nemocon), Laguna de Guatavita (in Tierra Negra) and Suesca (Suesca Outdoor Experience & Climbing Tours). Pack the 3rd (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Parque Jaime Duque. Next up on the itinerary: play a few rounds at Club de Golf UMB Universidad Manuela Beltran, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia de Nuestra Senora de Fatima - Caballeros de la Virgen, identify plant and animal life at Encenillos Biological Reserve, and have some family-friendly fun at Action Games Colombia.

To see reviews, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Tocancipa trip planner .

Explore your travel options from Cali to Tocancipa with the Route module. While traveling from Cali, expect colder days and about the same nights in Tocancipa, ranging from highs of 64°F to lows of 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Cabo de La Vela.

Things to do in Tocancipa

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Suesca, Aves Internacionales Colombia, Mina de Sal de Nemocon, Laguna de Guatavita, Museo Indigena Guatavita
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Laguna de Guatavita ©
Laguna de Guatavita
Suesca Outdoor Experience ©
Suesca Outdoor Experience
Parque Jaime Duque ©
Parque Jaime Duque

1
day
Cabo de La Vela

Cabo de La Vela ©
On the 5th (Fri), head outdoors with Pilon de Azucar and then kick back and relax at Cabo de la Vela.

For more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, use the Cabo de La Vela road trip site .

Explore your travel options from Tocancipa to Cabo de La Vela with the Route module. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to travel to Santa Marta.

Things to do in Cabo de La Vela

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Pilon de Azucar
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Cabo de la Vela ©
Cabo de la Vela
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.
We've included these beaches for you: Cristal Beach and Playa Bello Horizonte. Explore Santa Marta's surroundings by going to Playa de las 7 Olas (in Tayrona National Park) and Gabriel Garcia Marquez Museum (in Aracataca). And it doesn't end there: explore the striking landscape of Parque Nacional Natural Tayrona, don't miss a visit to Parque de Los Novios, tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Neguanje, and see the interesting displays at Museo del Oro Tairona - Casa de la Aduana.

For where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Santa Marta road trip planning website .

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 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

Playa Grande, Playa de las 7 Olas, Casa Museo Gabriel Garcia Marquez
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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.
Visit Playa de San Luis and Bahia Suroeste for some beach relaxation. Spend the 19th (Fri) exploring nature at Manglares de Old Point National Park. There's still lots to do: head off the coast to Johnny Cay, identify plant and animal life at La Piscinita, make a trip to Blow Hole, and kick back and relax at Playa Charquitos.

To see traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the San Andres Island road trip app .

You can do a combination of shuttle and flight from Santa Marta to San Andres Island in 3 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and flight. When traveling from Santa Marta in April, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in San Andres Island: temperatures range from 87°F by day to 78°F at night. Finish 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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Playa de San Luis ©
Playa de San Luis
Playa de Spratt Bight ©
Playa de Spratt Bight
Johnny Cay ©
Johnny Cay

1
night
Isla Grande

Isla Grande
On the 21st (Sun), kick back and relax at Playa Dulce.

For maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Isla Grande day trip planning site .

The Route module can help you plan travel from San Andres Island to Isla Grande. April in Isla Grande sees daily highs of 90°F and lows of 78°F at night. 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 Beaches Parks
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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.

Planning Isla Baru trip won't be overwheling when you use's Insprock itinerary maker.

Explore your travel options from Isla Grande to Isla Baru with the Route module. In April, plan for daily highs up to 90°F, and evening lows to 78°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Cartagena.

Things to do in Isla Baru

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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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: explore the historical opulence of San Felipe de Barajas Castle, contemplate the long history of Torre del Reloj, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and deepen your understanding at Plaza Santo Domingo.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Cartagena online trip planner .

Traveling by car from Isla Baru to Cartagena takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle. In April, daily temperatures in Cartagena can reach 90°F, while at night they dip to 78°F. 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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