45 days in Colombia Itinerary

45 days in Colombia Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Cartagena
— 7 nights
2
Santa Marta
— 1 night
3
Tayrona National Park
— 1 night
4
Providencia Island
— 3 nights
5
Medellin
— 5 nights
6
Zapatoca
— 3 nights
7
Manizales
— 4 nights
8
Filandia
— 1 night
9
Salento
— 3 nights
10
Zipaquira
— 3 nights
11
Bogota
— 4 nights
12
San Agustin
— 4 nights
13
Leticia
— 2 nights

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Lucy Jewelry, Milenio Joyeria, Walled City of Cartagena, and other attractions you added. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas and Barrio Getsemani. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Playa Blanca and Playa Puntilla. Change things up with these side-trips from Cartagena: Castillo de Salgar (in Puerto Colombia) and Aviario Nacional de Colombia (in Isla Baru). And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Templo de Santo Domingo, get engrossed in the history at Museo del Oro Zenu, see the interesting displays at Casa Museo Rafael Nunez, and wander the streets of Centro Historico.

For other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Cartagena travel planner.

Canaima National Park, Venezuela to Cartagena is an approximately 19.5-hour car ride. Expect a daytime high around 89°F in March, and nighttime lows around 77°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can go by car to Santa Marta.

Things to do in Cartagena

Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Isla Baru, Castillo de Salgar
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Aviario Nacional de Colombia ©
Aviario Nacional de Colombia
Barrio Getsemani ©
Barrio Getsemani
Templo de Santo Domingo ©
Templo de Santo Domingo

1
night
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.
On the 8th (Sun), examine the collection at Museo del Oro Tairona - Casa de la Aduana. On the 9th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at Ensenada de Chengue, then look for all kinds of wild species at El Dorado Bird Reserve, and then look for gifts at Yo Amo Santa Marta.

For other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Santa Marta trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Cartagena to Santa Marta in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 93°F, and evening lows to 77°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to drive to Tayrona National Park.

Things to do in Santa Marta

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

El Dorado Bird Reserve
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El Dorado Bird Reserve ©
El Dorado Bird Reserve
Museo del Oro Tairona - Casa de la Aduana ©
Yo Amo Santa Marta ©
Yo Amo Santa Marta

1
night
Tayrona National Park

Tayrona National Park
For maps, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Tayrona National Park trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Santa Marta to Tayrona National Park takes 1.5 hours. In March, daily temperatures in Tayrona National Park can reach 93°F, while at night they dip to 77°F. You will leave for Providencia Island on the 10th (Tue).

Things to do in Tayrona National Park

Outdoors · Parks · Tours
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3
nights
Providencia Island

Providencia Island ©
Although part of Colombia, the small, isolated Providencia Island retains its Caribbean culture and English-Creole language.
You've now added McBean Lagoon National Natural Park to your itinerary. Visiting Crab Cay-Cayo Cangrejo and Santa Catalina will get you outdoors. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Morgan's Head and Lighthouse Providence.

To find ratings, reviews, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Providencia Island online driving holiday planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and ferry from Tayrona National Park to Providencia Island takes 11 hours. Traveling from Tayrona National Park in March, expect nights in Providencia Island to be about the same, around 77°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 85°F. On the 14th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Medellin.

Things to do in Providencia Island

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Santa Catalina
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Crab Cay-Cayo Cangrejo ©
Crab Cay-Cayo Cangrejo
McBean Lagoon National Natural Park ©
McBean Lagoon National Natural Park
Morgan's Head ©
Morgan's Head

5
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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Parque Arvi, Metropolitan Cathedral Basilica, Ecoventure, and other attractions you added. Discover out-of-the-way places like medellin 2000m DESCENT and Mayorca Mega Plaza. Appreciate the collections at Planetario de Medellin and Arte Loft Galeria. There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at H by HDC and enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour.

To see photos, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Medellin trip itinerary builder.

Do a combination of ferry and flight from Providencia Island to Medellin in 9 hours. Traveling from Providencia Island in March, expect little chillier with lows of 65°F in Medellin. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Zapatoca.

Things to do in Medellin

Parks · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trips

Mayorca Mega Plaza, Enigma Escape Room Medellin - Envigado
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Ecoventure ©
Ecoventure
medellin 2000m DESCENT ©
medellin 2000m DESCENT
Parque Arvi ©
Parque Arvi

3
nights
Zapatoca

Zapatoca ©
Zapatoca is a town and municipality in the Santander Department in northeastern Colombia. You'll discover tucked-away gems like La Casa del Quijote and Cueva del Nitro. Get in touch with nature at Salto de la India and Cueva de los Aviones. Next up on the itinerary: take some stellar pictures from Mirador Los Guanes.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Zapatoca trip maker site.

Traveling by car from Medellin to Zapatoca takes 9 hours. In March, daily temperatures in Zapatoca can reach 79°F, while at night they dip to 66°F. On the 22nd (Sun), you'll travel to Manizales.

Things to do in Zapatoca

Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trip

San Vicente de Chucuri
Find places to stay Mar 19 — 22:
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Cueva de los Aviones ©
Cueva de los Aviones
La Casa del Quijote ©
La Casa del Quijote
Cueva del Nitro ©
Cueva del Nitro

4
nights
Manizales

Manizales ©
A major center of education and commerce, Manizales also serves as one of the hubs of coffee production in Colombia.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Nevado del Ruiz, Reserva Ecologica Rio Blanco and Manizales Cathedral. Bring the kids along to Basílica Inmaculada Concepción and Monumento El Bolivar Condor. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Basílica menor de la Inmaculada Concepción and Our Lady of the Rosary. Change things up with these side-trips from Manizales: Chorros de Don Lolo (in Santa Rosa de Cabal) and Casa de la Cultura (in Marsella).

For photos, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Manizales online route planner.

Drive from Zapatoca to Manizales in 11 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Zapatoca in March, things will get a bit cooler in Manizales: highs are around 69°F and lows about 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Filandia.

Things to do in Manizales

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trips

Basílica menor de la Inmaculada Concepción, Chorros de Don Lolo, Casa de la Cultura
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Chorros de Don Lolo ©
Chorros de Don Lolo
Manizales Cathedral ©
Manizales Cathedral
Nevado del Ruiz ©
Nevado del Ruiz

1
night
Filandia

Filandia ©
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Thu): find something for the whole family at Panaca. Here are some ideas for day two: look for gifts at Plazoleta de los Toldos and then don't miss a visit to Mirador Colina Iluminada.

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

You can drive from Manizales to Filandia in 2 hours. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Manizales in March: highs in Filandia hover around 81°F, while lows dip to 65°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Salento.

Things to do in Filandia

Theme Parks · Shopping

Side Trip

Panaca
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Panaca ©
Panaca
Plazoleta de los Toldos ©
Plazoleta de los Toldos

3
nights
Salento

Salento ©
Founded in 1842, the town of Salento represents the oldest established settlement in Quindio.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Bosques de Cocora, Cascadas de Cocora and Polimetria. On the next day, look for gifts at Polimetria, look for all kinds of wild species at Kasaguadua Natural Reserve, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Cascadas de Cocora.

To see maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Salento trip itinerary builder app.

Traveling by car from Filandia to Salento takes an hour. In March, daily temperatures in Salento can reach 82°F, while at night they dip to 64°F. You will leave for Zipaquira on the 30th (Mon).

Things to do in Salento

Parks · Nature · Shopping
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Kasaguadua Natural Reserve ©
Kasaguadua Natural Reserve
Bosques de Cocora ©
Bosques de Cocora
Cascadas de Cocora ©
Cascadas de Cocora

3
nights
Zipaquira

Zipaquira ©
A tour of Zipaquira, the salt-mining capital of Colombia, remains one of the best day-trip ideas from Bogota.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Parque Jaime Duque. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Catedral de Sal de Zipaquira and Basilica del Santo Cristo de Ubate. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Iglesia de Nuestra Senora de los Dolores and Reserva Natural El Chochal de Siecha.

To see ratings, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Zipaquira trip itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Salento to Zipaquira in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Salento in March, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Zipaquira: temperatures range from 64°F by day to 64°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Bogota.

Things to do in Zipaquira

Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

Reserva Natural El Chochal de Siecha, Parque Jaime Duque, Basilica del Santo Cristo de Ubate
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Parque Jaime Duque ©
Parque Jaime Duque
Catedral de Sal de Zipaquira ©
Catedral de Sal de Zipaquira
Basilica del Santo Cristo de Ubate ©
Basilica del Santo Cristo de Ubate

4
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.
You've added Bamba Regalos & Diseno, Bioparque La Reserva, Plaza de Mercado de Paloquemao, and other attractions to your itinerary. Appreciate the collections at Gold Museum (Museo del Oro) and Museo Santa Clara. There's more to do: see the interesting displays at Museo Nacional de Colombia.

For maps, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read our Bogota sightseeing planning site.

Traveling by car from Zipaquira to Bogota takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 67°F in April, and nighttime lows around 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to travel to San Agustin.

Things to do in Bogota

Museums · Parks · Shopping

Side Trip

Bioparque La Reserva
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Museo Nacional de Colombia ©
Museo Nacional de Colombia
Gold Museum (Museo del Oro) ©
Gold Museum (Museo del Oro)
Museo Santa Clara ©
Museo Santa Clara

4
nights
San Agustin

San Agustin ©
San Agustin remains best known for its archaeological sites, which include the World Heritage-listed San Agustin Archaeological Park.
Your day by day itinerary now includes El Purutal, La Chaquira and Alto de Las Piedras Archaeological Park. Visiting Estrecho Del Magdalena and Salto de Bordones will get you outdoors. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to San Agustin Archaeological Park and El Salto del Mortino.

To see maps, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read San Agustin trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Bogota to San Agustin in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Bogota in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in San Agustin, with lows of 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Fri) to allow time for travel to Leticia.

Things to do in San Agustin

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Isnos
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San Agustin Archaeological Park ©
San Agustin Archaeological Park
El Purutal ©
El Purutal
Salto de Bordones ©
Salto de Bordones

2
nights
Leticia

Leticia ©
Leticia represents a large urban area and one of the best places from which to commence exploring areas along the Amazon.
Kids will enjoy Isla de Los Micos and Bioparque Etuena. Get in touch with nature at Reserva Natural Tanimboca and Amazon Maguta Jungle Lodge. There's more to do: stroll around Parque Santander.

For other places to visit, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read Leticia road trip tool.

Getting from San Agustin to Leticia by combination of bus and flight takes about 9.5 hours. Traveling from San Agustin in April, you will find days in Leticia are much hotter (87°F), and nights are a bit warmer (73°F). Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Leticia

Parks · Wildlife · Nature
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Amazon Maguta Jungle Lodge ©
Amazon Maguta Jungle Lodge
Reserva Natural Tanimboca ©
Reserva Natural Tanimboca
Isla de Los Micos ©
Isla de Los Micos

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