58 days in Colombia Itinerary

58 days in Colombia Itinerary

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58 days in Colombia Itinerary

Start: Bogota
Fly:  2 h 30 min
1
Leticia
— 3 nights
Fly:  2 h 30 min
2
Bogota
— 7 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
3
Villa de Leyva
— 5 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
4
San Gil
— 3 nights
+2
Bus + Taxi + Fly:  5 h 15 min
5
Santa Marta
— 6 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
6
Cartagena
— 6 nights
+2
Fly + Foot + Ferry:  7 h 15 min
7
Providencia Island
— 2 nights
Ferry:  2 h 45 min
8
San Andres Island
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h
9
Cali
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h
10
Salento
— 2 nights
Bus + Fly:  3 h
11
Medellin
— 11 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
12
Santa Fe de Antioquia
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  12 h
13
La Macarena
— 1 day
Drive:  14 h 30 min
14
San Agustin
— 1 night
Fly:  3 h 45 min
End: Bogota

3
nights
Leticia

Leticia ©
Leticia represents a large urban area and one of the best places from which to commence exploring areas along the Amazon.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Reserva Natural Tanimboca and Isla de Los Micos. Next up on the itinerary: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, see the interesting displays at Museo Etnografico, meet the residents at Bioparque Etuena, and head outdoors with La Ruta de Eware.

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Bogota to Leticia is an approximately 2.5-hour flight. Prepare for warmer weather when traveling from Bogota in September: high temperatures in Leticia hover around 38°C and lows are around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to travel to Bogota.

Things to do in Leticia

Parks Wildlife Outdoors
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Isla de Los Micos ©
Isla de Los Micos
Reserva Natural Tanimboca ©
Reserva Natural Tanimboca
Nature & Wildlife Tours

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Laguna de Guatavita and Ciclovia de Bogota. Explore Bogota's surroundings by going to Plaza de la Independecia (in Zipaquira), Mina de Sal de Nemocon (in Nemocon) and Museo Indigena Guatavita (in Guatavita). The adventure continues: examine the collection at National Museum of Colombia, savor a delicious cup with a coffee and tea tour, make a trip to Teatro Mayor Julio Mario Santodomingo, and admire the natural beauty at Jardin Botanico de Bogota Jose Celestino Mutis.

To see ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Bogota trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Leticia to Bogota takes 2.5 hours. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Leticia in September: high temperatures in Bogota hover around 22°C and lows are around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Villa de Leyva.

Things to do in Bogota

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Mina de Sal de Nemocon, Laguna de Guatavita, Plaza de la Independecia, Parque Jaime Duque, Museo Indigena Guatavita
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Laguna de Guatavita ©
Laguna de Guatavita
Teatro Mayor Julio Mario Santo Domingo ©
Museo Nacional de Colombia ©
Museo Nacional de Colombia

5
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Centro de Investigaciones Paleontologicas - CIP and Iglesia de Nuestra Senora del Rosario. Explore Villa de Leyva's surroundings by going to Palacio de la Cultura Romulo Rozo Antigua Estacion Del Tren (in Chiquinquira), Puente de Boyaca (in Boyaca) and Monasterio de la Candelaria (in Raquira). Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Hotel Plaza Mayor Villa de Leyva, pause for some photo ops at Vargas Swamp Lancers, examine the collection at Museo El Fosil, and pause for some serene contemplation at Monasterio Del Santo Eccehomo.

To see where to stay, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read Villa de Leyva day trip planner .

Traveling by car from Bogota to Villa de Leyva takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can drive to San Gil.

Things to do in Villa de Leyva

Parks Nature Theme Parks

Side Trips

Boyaca, Monasterio de la Candelaria, Palacio de la Cultura Romulo Rozo Antigua Estacion Del Tren, Vargas Swamp Lancers
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Pozos Azules ©
Pozos Azules
Hotel Plaza Mayor Villa de Leyva ©
Hotel Plaza Mayor Villa de Leyva

3
nights
San Gil

San Gil ©
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Parque Nacional de Chicamocha and Capilla de Santa Barbara. Step out of San Gil with an excursion to Museo Isaias Ardila Diaz in Barichara--about 50 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour, admire the sheer force of Cascada de Juan Curi, and stroll around Parque La Libertad.

To find traveler tips, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read San Gil road trip app .

You can drive from Villa de Leyva to San Gil in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in San Gil can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can travel to Santa Marta.

Things to do in San Gil

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Barichara, Catedral de Curiti, Parque Nacional de Chicamocha
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Parque Nacional de Chicamocha ©
Parque Nacional de Chicamocha
River Rafting & Tubing
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours

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 explore the less-touristy side of things at Cristal Beach and Tubing in Palomino River. Get out of town with these interesting Santa Marta side-trips: Barranquilla (Centro Comercial Buenavista, Museo del Caribe, & more) and Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta (in Minca). There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at Quinta de San Pedro Alejandrino, enjoy the sand and surf at Bahia concha Santa Marta Colombia, don't miss a visit to Carlos El Pibe Valderrama Statue, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Grande.

To see where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read Santa Marta holiday planner .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from San Gil to Santa Marta takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from San Gil in September, expect Santa Marta to be somewhat warmer, temps between 39°C and 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Cartagena.

Things to do in Santa Marta

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Barranquilla, Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta, Playa Grande, Tubing in Palomino River
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Cristal Beach ©
Cristal Beach
Quinta de San Pedro Alejandrino ©
Quinta de San Pedro Alejandrino
Parque de Los Novios ©
Parque de Los Novios

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Aviario Nacional de Colombia and Iglesia de la Trinidad. Explore Cartagena's surroundings by going to Puerto Colombia (Playas de Puerto Colombia & Castillo de Salgar). There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Plaza de San Diego, appreciate the history behind La Gorda Gertrudis, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Templo de Santo Domingo.

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Traveling by car from Santa Marta to Cartagena takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Cartagena are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to travel to Providencia Island.

Things to do in Cartagena

Historic Sites Tours Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Puerto Colombia, Oceanario, Aviario Nacional de Colombia
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Iglesia de la Trinidad ©
Iglesia de la Trinidad
Speed Boats Tours
Aviario Nacional de Colombia ©
Aviario Nacional de Colombia

2
nights
Providencia Island

Providencia Island ©
Although part of Colombia, the small, isolated Providencia Island retains its Caribbean culture and English-Creole language.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Crab Cay-Cayo Cangrejo and Almond Bay. The adventure continues: make a trip to The Peak Forestry Reserve, explore the striking landscape at Morgan's Head, step off the mainland to explore Cayo Tres Hermanos, and discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Providencia Island trip itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of flight and ferry from Cartagena to Providencia Island in 7.5 hours. In October, daytime highs in Providencia Island are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can ride a ferry to San Andres Island.

Things to do in Providencia Island

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Crab Cay-Cayo Cangrejo ©
Crab Cay-Cayo Cangrejo
The Peak Forestry Reserve ©
The Peak Forestry Reserve
Scuba & Snorkeling

2
nights
San Andres Island

San Andres Island
The coral San Andres Island boasts a rich colonial history, exotic beaches, and a laidback, tropical lifestyle.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at Primera Iglesia Bautista, then identify plant and animal life at West View, and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Keep things going the next day: get impressive views of El Totumo Volcon, stroll through Playa de Spratt Bight, and then kick back and relax at Playa Charquitos.

To find photos, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, go to the San Andres Island road trip planning site .

You can ride a ferry from Providencia Island to San Andres Island in 3 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can travel to Cali.

Things to do in San Andres Island

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

El Totumo Volcon
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West View
West View
Playa de Spratt Bight ©
Playa de Spratt Bight
Scuba & Snorkeling

3
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Zoologico de Cali and Iglesia de San Antonio. There's much more to do: pause for some photo ops at Cristo Rey, admire the striking features of El Gato Del Rio( Gato De Tejada), don't miss a visit to Mirador Sebastian Belalcazar, and contemplate the waterfront views at Pance River.

To find more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Cali travel itinerary planner .

You can fly from San Andres Island to Cali in 3 hours. Traveling from San Andres Island in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Cali, with lows of 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Salento.

Things to do in Cali

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Camino Real
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Zoologico de Cali ©
Zoologico de Cali
Cristo Rey ©
Cristo Rey
Iglesia de San Antonio ©
Iglesia de San Antonio

2
nights
Salento

Salento ©
Founded in 1842, the town of Salento represents the oldest established settlement in Quindio.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sun): look for all kinds of wild species at Kasaguadua Natural Reserve, indulge in your favorite hot beverage with a coffee and tea tour, and then get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Mon): take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, admire the verdant scenery at Valle del Cocora, and then make a trip to Mirador Colina Iluminada.

To see other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Salento trip itinerary maker site .

Traveling by car from Cali to Salento takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October in Salento, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Medellin.

Things to do in Salento

Tours Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Mirador Colina Iluminada
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Kasaguadua Natural Reserve ©
Kasaguadua Natural Reserve
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours
Valle del Cocora ©
Valle del Cocora

11
nights
Medellin

Nestled between rising hills in a narrow valley, Medellin serves as an energetic melting pot of people from all socio-economic classes.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Laguna de Guatape and Parque Arvi. Step out of Medellin with an excursion to Parque Tematico Replica del Viejo Penol in Penol--about 1h 40 min away. Next up on the itinerary: get engrossed in the history at Museo de Antioquia, indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, see the interesting displays at Museo Casa de la Memoria, and glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour.

Before you visit Medellin, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Salento to Medellin in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In October, daily temperatures in Medellin can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can go by car to Santa Fe de Antioquia.

Things to do in Medellin

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Parque Tematico Replica del Viejo Penol
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Parasailing & Paragliding
Laguna de Guatape ©
Laguna de Guatape
medellin 2000m DESCENT ©
medellin 2000m DESCENT

3
nights
Santa Fe de Antioquia

Santa Fe de Antioquia ©
The old mining town of Santa Fe de Antioquia seems suspended in time, with extremely well-preserved colonial-era architecture protected as a national monument since the 1960s.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Centro Historico Santa Fe de Antioquia and Iglesia de Jesus Nazareno. There's much more to do: walk around Plaza de Bolivar, pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia de Nuestra Senora de Chiquinquira, admire the landmark architecture of Catedral Basilica de la Inmaculada Concepcion, and examine the collection at Museo Monsenor Toro, arte religioso.

To see photos, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Santa Fe de Antioquia online road trip planner .

You can drive from Medellin to Santa Fe de Antioquia in 1.5 hours. October in Santa Fe de Antioquia sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to travel to La Macarena.

Things to do in Santa Fe de Antioquia

Theme Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Plaza de Bolivar
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Kanaloa ©
Kanaloa
Centro Historico Santa Fe de Antioquia ©
Puente de Occidente ©
Puente de Occidente

1
day
La Macarena

La Macarena ©
A gateway to one of the world's most fascinating rivers, La Macarena enjoys a special place in the heart of Colombian nature lovers.
On the 29th (Tue), contemplate the waterfront views at Cano Cristales.

To see ratings, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the La Macarena trip planning site .

Drive from Santa Fe de Antioquia to La Macarena in 25.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to travel to San Agustin.

Things to do in La Macarena

Parks Nature
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Cano Cristales ©
Cano Cristales

1
night
San Agustin

San Agustin ©
San Agustin remains best known for its archaeological sites, which include the World Heritage-listed San Agustin Archaeological Park.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Wed): don't miss a visit to El Tablon, delve into the distant past at San Agustin Archaeological Park, and then see the interesting displays at Museo Precolombino Villa Real. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 31st (Thu): contemplate the waterfront views at Estrecho Del Magdalena, admire the sheer force of Los Tres Chorros, and then appreciate the history behind La Chaquira.

To find where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read our San Agustin trip maker website .

You can drive from La Macarena to San Agustin in 14.5 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Agustin

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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San Agustin Archaeological Park ©
San Agustin Archaeological Park
La Chaquira ©
La Chaquira
Museo Precolombino Villa Real ©
Museo Precolombino Villa Real

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