16 days in Colombia Itinerary

16 days in Colombia Itinerary

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16 days in Colombia Itinerary

Start: Montreal
Fly:  9​h 15​min
1
Bogota
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  2​h 15​min
2
Cali
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
3
Medellin
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
4
Barranquilla
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
5
Bogota
— 3 nights
Fly:  9​h 15​min
End: Montreal

3
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'll discover tucked-away gems like Laguna de Guatavita and Museo Santa Clara. Let the collections at National Museum of Colombia and Museo Nacional de Colombia Fragmentos capture your imagination. Step out of Bogota with an excursion to Catedral Diocesana in Zipaquira--about 1h 30 min away. Next up on the itinerary: take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin Botanico de Bogota Jose Celestino Mutis, make a trip to Zona G Bogota, stroll around Parque de Usaquen, and see the interesting displays at Centro Cultural Gabriel Garcia Marquez.

To see ratings, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Bogota trip itinerary maker website .

Montreal, Canada to Bogota is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Montreal in August: high temperatures in Bogota hover around 22°C and lows are around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to travel to Cali.

Things to do in Bogota

Parks Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

Laguna de Guatavita, Catedral Diocesana
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Laguna de Guatavita ©
Laguna de Guatavita
National Museum of Colombia ©
National Museum of Colombia
Museo Santa Clara ©
Museo Santa Clara

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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Wed): pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia El Templete, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia San Francisco, then see the interesting displays at Caliwood Museo de la Cinematografia, and finally admire the striking features of Iglesia La Merced. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at MUSA Museo Arqueologico, explore the world behind art at Museo de Arte Colonial y Religioso La Merced, then walk around Ecoparque de las Garzas, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de Nuestra Senora del Rosario del Palmar.

To see photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Cali road trip planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Bogota to Cali takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or drive. Traveling from Bogota in August, you will find days in Cali are warmer (37°C), and nights are somewhat warmer (22°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can travel to Medellin.

Things to do in Cali

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Catedral de Nuestra Senora del Rosario del Palmar
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Caliwood Museo de la Cinematografia ©
Iglesia San Francisco ©
Iglesia San Francisco

3
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.
Get some historical perspective at Metropolitan Cathedral Basilica and Iglesia San José del Poblado. Museum-lovers will get to explore Museo Casa de la Memoria and Museo del Agua EPM. There's lots more to do: see the sky in a new way at Planetario de Medellin, see the world from above with a helicopter tour, relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, and explore the world behind art at Museo de Arte Moderno de Medellin.

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Fly from Cali to Medellin in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Traveling from Cali in August, expect nights in Medellin to be about the same, around 20°C, while days are slightly colder, around 33°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Barranquilla.

Things to do in Medellin

Museums Tours Wildlife
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Museo Casa de la Memoria ©
Museo Casa de la Memoria
Metropolitan Cathedral Basilica ©
Metropolitan Cathedral Basilica
Museo de Arte Moderno de Medellin ©
Museo de Arte Moderno de Medellin

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nights
Barranquilla

Barranquilla ©
An industrial port city on Colombia's Caribbean coast, Barranquilla represents the fourth-most populous city in the country.
On the 19th (Mon), take an in-depth tour of Museo Mapuka and then kick back and relax at Playas de Santa Veronica. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take a stroll through El Prado, pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia de la Inmaculada Concepcion, pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia Espiritu Santo, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia de San Nicolas de Tolentino, and finally take a leisurely stroll along Gran Malecon Puerta de Oro.

To find photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read Barranquilla online vacation planner .

Getting from Medellin to Barranquilla by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Medellin in August, with highs in Barranquilla at 39°C and lows at 29°C. On the 21st (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Bogota.

Things to do in Barranquilla

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Playas de Santa Veronica
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El Prado ©
El Prado
Playas de Santa Veronica ©
Playas de Santa Veronica
Museo Mapuka ©
Museo Mapuka

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Bogota

Bogota ©
Visit Iglesia de San Francisco and Iglesia Basilica del Senor de Monserrate for their historical value. Discover out-of-the-way places like Casa Museo Quinta de Bolivar and Teatro Mayor Julio Mario Santodomingo. See some other sides of Bogota: examine the collection at Planetarium of Bogota, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at La Catedral Primada, ponder the world of politics at CASA DE NARINO, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To find other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Bogota route maker site .

Fly from Barranquilla to Bogota in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Barranquilla in August, expect Bogota to be much colder, temps between 22°C and 9°C. On the 24th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Bogota

Museums Spas Historic Sites
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