50 days in Colombia Itinerary

50 days in Colombia Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Medellin
— 3 nights
2
Salento
— 4 nights
3
Cali
— 5 nights
4
San Andres Island
— 6 nights
5
Isla Baru
— 1 night
6
Cartagena
— 6 nights
7
Barranquilla
— 4 nights
8
Santa Marta
— 5 nights
9
Bucaramanga
— 4 nights
10
Villa de Leyva
— 4 nights
11
Bogota
— 5 nights

3
nights
Medellin

Nestled between rising hills in a narrow valley, Medellin serves as an energetic melting pot of people from all socio-economic classes.
Get some cultural insight at Basilica Menor Del Senor De Los Milagros and Museo de Antioquia. Escape the urban bustle at Parasailing & Paragliding and medellin 2000m DESCENT. Step out of Medellin to go to Guatape and see Piedra Del Penol, which is approximately 1h 50 min away. There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at Parque Arvi, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Templo Parroquial Jesus Nazareno, see the world from above with a helicopter tour, and get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

For maps, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Medellin road trip planning site.

Belo Horizonte, Brazil to Medellin is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Belo Horizonte to Medellin. In May in Medellin, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Salento.

Things to do in Medellin

Parks · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trips

Piedra Del Penol, Basilica Menor Del Senor De Los Milagros
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Parasailing & Paragliding
medellin 2000m DESCENT ©
medellin 2000m DESCENT
Museo de Antioquia ©
Museo de Antioquia

4
nights
Salento

Salento ©
Founded in 1842, the town of Salento represents the oldest established settlement in Quindio.
Get outdoors at Bosques de Cocora and Valle del Cocora. Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Kasaguadua Natural Reserve, take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, trek along with Crested Outdoor, and take in the dramatic scenery at Cascadas de Cocora.

For traveler tips, photos, maps, and tourist information, read Salento vacation builder site.

Traveling by flight from Medellin to Salento takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Salento can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to drive to Cali.

Things to do in Salento

Outdoors · Tours · Parks
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Kasaguadua Natural Reserve ©
Kasaguadua Natural Reserve
Bosques de Cocora ©
Bosques de Cocora
Valle del Cocora ©
Valle del Cocora

5
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.
Museo Aereo Fenix and Museo del Oro Calima will appeal to museum buffs. Step out of the city life by going to El Choro Trail and Bichacue Yath Arte y Naturaleza. Get out of town with these interesting Cali side-trips: Buga (Basilica Del Señor de los Milagros & Parroquia Catedral San Pedro de Buga). Spend the 25th (Sat) exploring nature at Farallones de Cali. Next up on the itinerary: visit Barrio San Antonio, admire the masterpieces at Museo de Arte Colonial y Religioso La Merced, relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Zoologico de Cali.

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You can drive from Salento to Cali in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Cali can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) to allow time to travel to San Andres Island.

Things to do in Cali

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Buga, El Choro Trail
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Museo Aereo Fenix ©
Museo Aereo Fenix
Basilica Del Señor de los Milagros ©
Basilica Del Señor de los Milagros
Parroquia Catedral San Pedro de Buga ©
Parroquia Catedral San Pedro de Buga

6
nights
San Andres Island

San Andres Island ©
The coral San Andres Island boasts a rich colonial history, exotic beaches, and a laidback, tropical lifestyle.
Escape the urban bustle at Playa de San Luis and La Piscinita. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Primera Iglesia Bautista and Plaza Canon de Morgan. Spend the 1st (Sat) exploring nature at Manglares de Old Point National Park. Next up on the itinerary: head off the coast to Johnny Cay, enjoy the sand and surf at Playa de Spratt Bight, identify plant and animal life at Cayo El Acuario, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Bahia Suroeste.

To find where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the San Andres Island online itinerary planner.

You can fly from Cali to San Andres Island in 4.5 hours. Traveling from Cali in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in San Andres Island, with lows of 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to travel to Isla Baru.

Things to do in San Andres Island

Parks · Nature · Outdoors
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Playa de Spratt Bight ©
Playa de Spratt Bight
La Piscinita ©
La Piscinita
Hoyo Soplador ©
Hoyo Soplador

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 2nd (Sun), look for all kinds of wild species at Aviario Nacional de Colombia and then kick back and relax at Playa Blanca.

To find where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Isla Baru online day trip planner.

You can fly from San Andres Island to Isla Baru in 5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can travel to Cartagena.

Things to do in Isla Baru

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors
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Playa Blanca ©
Playa Blanca
Aviario Nacional de Colombia ©
Aviario Nacional de Colombia

6
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Volcan de Lodo El Totumo (Mud Volcano) and Scuba & Snorkeling. Your inner history buff will appreciate Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas and Centro Historico. The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Walled City of Cartagena, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sanctuary of Saint Peter Claver, stop by Barrio Getsemani, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Convent of Santa Cruz de la Popa.

For other places to visit, reviews, photos, and tourist information, go to the Cartagena online trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Isla Baru to Cartagena by ferry takes about 3.5 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can drive to Barranquilla.

Things to do in Cartagena

Historic Sites · Tours · Wildlife
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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

4
nights
Barranquilla

Barranquilla ©
An industrial port city on Colombia's Caribbean coast, Barranquilla represents the fourth-most populous city in the country.
Do some cultural sightseeing at El Prado and Iglesia de Santo Domingo de Guzman. Get some historical perspective at Castillo de Salgar and Iglesia de la Inmaculada Concepcion. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Barranquilla: Inmueble Patrimonial de Conservacion Historica que Pertenecio al Poeta Colombiano Julio Florez (in Usiacuri), Megua Parque Biotematico (in Galapa) and Playas de Santa Veronica (in Juan de Acosta). Next up on the itinerary: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia del Rosario, take an in-depth tour of Museo Mapuka, see the interesting displays at Museo del Caribe, and explore the galleries of Bojanini Art Gallery.

Plan trip to Barranquilla with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Getting from Cartagena to Barranquilla by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. June in Barranquilla sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 29°C at night. On the 12th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Santa Marta.

Things to do in Barranquilla

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

Usiacuri, Castillo de Salgar, Megua Parque Biotematico, Playas de Santa Veronica
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El Prado ©
El Prado
Castillo de Salgar ©
Castillo de Salgar
Museo Mapuka ©
Museo Mapuka

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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Quinta de San Pedro Alejandrino and Casa Museo Gabriel Garcia Marquez. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Cristal Beach and Playa Blanca. Step out of Santa Marta with an excursion to Parque Nacional Natural Tayrona in Tayrona National Park--about 1h 10 min away. And it doesn't end there: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, kick back and relax at Ensenada de Chengue, observe the fascinating underwater world at Marine World Aquarium, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Bello Horizonte.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Santa Marta trip builder tool.

Getting from Barranquilla to Santa Marta by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In June in Santa Marta, expect temperatures between 39°C during the day and 30°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Bucaramanga.

Things to do in Santa Marta

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Parque Nacional Natural Tayrona, Casa Museo Gabriel Garcia Marquez
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Parque Nacional Natural Tayrona ©
Parque Nacional Natural Tayrona
Scuba & Snorkeling
Quinta de San Pedro Alejandrino ©
Quinta de San Pedro Alejandrino

4
nights
Bucaramanga

Bucaramanga ©
A tour of Bucaramanga may yield little evidence that it dates back as far as 1622.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Basilica San Juan Bautista and Cathedral of the Holy Family. Escape the urban bustle at Parque Nacional de Chicamocha and Canon Del Chicamocha. Spend the 20th (Thu) exploring nature at Panachi. Next up on the itinerary: head outdoors with Club Campestre Bucaramanga and take in the spiritual surroundings of Capilla Nuestra Senora de las Nieves.

To find more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Bucaramanga day trip planning app.

You can fly from Santa Marta to Bucaramanga in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In June, Bucaramanga is a bit cooler than Santa Marta - with highs of 30°C and lows of 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Villa de Leyva.

Things to do in Bucaramanga

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

Giron, Canon Del Chicamocha
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Panachi ©
Panachi
Capilla Nuestra Senora de las Nieves ©
Capilla Nuestra Senora de las Nieves
Cathedral of the Holy Family ©
Cathedral of the Holy Family

4
nights
Villa de Leyva

Villa de Leyva ©
Positioned away from major trade routes and exploitable resources, the colonial town of Villa de Leyva has been largely left alone--leaving a window into the 16th century that has become one of Colombia's most popular attractions.
Get outdoors at Iguaque National Park and Piedra Colgada. Popular historic sites such as Basilica del Santo Cristo de Ubate and Iglesia de Nuestra Senora del Milagro del Topo are in your itinerary. Get out of town with these interesting Villa de Leyva side-trips: Convento Nuestra Señora del Rosario de Chiquinquirá (in Chiquinquira) and Tunja (Iglesia de San Agustin, Capilla y Museo de Santa Clara la Real, &more). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Museo Paleontológico and view the masterpieces at Guadalupe Arte & Diseno.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Villa de Leyva trip tool.

Getting from Bucaramanga to Villa de Leyva by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of flight and bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Bogota.

Things to do in Villa de Leyva

Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Tunja, Basilica del Santo Cristo de Ubate, Convento Nuestra Señora del Rosario de Chiquinquirá, Piedra Colgada
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Iguaque National Park ©
Iguaque National Park
Museo Paleontológico ©
Museo Paleontológico

5
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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Gold Museum (Museo del Oro) and Museo Botero del Banco de la Republica. Popular historic sites such as Catedral de Sal de Zipaquira and Bolivar Square are in your itinerary. Venture out of the city with trips to Laguna de Guatavita (in Tierra Negra) and Catedral Diocesana (in Zipaquira). Spend the 30th (Sun) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's much more to do: stroll through Monserrate, see the interesting displays at Museo Nacional de Colombia, stop by Vitrina Guayca, and take a stroll through Barrio La Candelaria.

To see maps, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Bogota trip itinerary site.

Traveling by car from Villa de Leyva to Bogota takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in June, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Bogota

Museums · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Zipaquira, Laguna de Guatavita
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Gold Museum (Museo del Oro) ©
Gold Museum (Museo del Oro)
Museo Botero del Banco de la Republica ©
Museo Botero del Banco de la Republica
Catedral de Sal de Zipaquira ©
Catedral de Sal de Zipaquira

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