backpacking through Colombia, you should treat it in the same way as you would any other country and that is to plan, at least a rudimentary, itinerary in advance.
Here are suggested itineraries for 1, 2 or 3 weeks in Colombia. Generally, riding a bus Colombia in Colombia not only saves you money, but also adds a lot of local experience to your travel. Obviously having made your itinerary, you don’t have to keep to it, but it may prove useful and save you valuable time whilst you are there.
Colombia Itinerary 1 Week
Day 1- Bogotá
This is a beautiful city and well worth taking a city tour.
Day 2 – Zipaquira
Just one hour away from Bogotá, the huge Cathedral here was carved from the natural salt mines. On the way back visit El Dorado’s sacred lake and learn of its fascinating history.
Day 3 – Medellin
A city with a contemporary culture can be enjoyed by using the fantastic Metro-Cable system.
Day 4 – Santa Fe de Antioquia
This is an enjoyable day trip from Medellin to this relaxing and charming colonial town.
Day 5 – Cartagena
Having made the journey here, relax for the rest of the day.
Day 6 – Cartagena
There is so much to do and see in this city, that one day is not really enough but see as much as you can.
Day 7 – Home
Time to go home; perhaps you should have planned 2 weeks.
Colombia Itinerary 2 Weeks
Spend 3 days enjoying this colorful city which is full of history. There are plenty of colorful buildings and galleries and don’t forget the Caribbean influence with its great sea food.
This was once a quaint fishing village but now it is known as the gateway to the Lost City. Come prepared for the 4 – 5 day jungle trek, to see this famous site.
Spend a day on these beautiful white beaches, admiring the blue waters of the sea whilst you relax after your 5 day trek.
Spend your last couple of days in the capital visiting the Gold Museum and other sights before returning home.
Colombia Itinerary 3 Weeks
Spend 3 nights here enjoying the city.
This is 1 of the 32 Departments that make up Colombia. This is the vicinity of Bogota and has some beautiful villages and scenery to be explored. You can spend 3 more days visiting here.
This is the coffee region and you can spend a couple of days staying at a coffee farm.
Spend about 3 days in this lively city.
Enjoy both the city and the beaches on your last few days of tourism.