17 days in Colombia Itinerary

17 days in Colombia Itinerary

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Start: Medellin
1
Medellin
— 2 nights
Fly:  1 h
2
Manizales
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h
3
Pereira
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h
4
Cali
— 2 nights
Fly:  2 h 15 min
5
Bogota
— 4 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
6
Cartagena
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
7
Barranquilla
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h
End: Medellin

2
nights
Medellin

Nestled between rising hills in a narrow valley, Medellin serves as an energetic melting pot of people from all socio-economic classes.
Medellin is known for parks, museums, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get the lay of the land with Walking tours, don't miss a visit to Plaza Botero, explore the activities along Laguna de Guatape, and head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

To find ratings, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Medellin trip planning tool.

If you are flying in from Colombia, the closest major aiport is Jose Maria Córdova International Airport. July in Medellin sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) so you can travel to Manizales.

Things to do in Medellin

Parks Tours Nature
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Parasailing & Paragliding
Walking tours
Plaza Botero ©
Plaza Botero

1
night
Manizales

Manizales ©
A major center of education and commerce, Manizales also serves as one of the hubs of coffee production in Colombia.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sat): get great views at Corredor Polaco Basilica De Manilzales and then get impressive views of Nevado del Ruiz.

For where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read Manizales trip planner.

You can fly from Medellin to Manizales in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Medellin in July, things will get little chillier in Manizales: highs are around 24°C and lows about 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) to allow time to drive to Pereira.

Things to do in Manizales

Parks Nature
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Nevado del Ruiz ©
Nevado del Ruiz
Corredor Polaco Basilica De Manilzales ©
Corredor Polaco Basilica De Manilzales

3
nights
Pereira

Pereira ©
A center of commerce and trade, the thriving city of Pereira was founded in 1863.
Venture out of the city with trips to Parque del Cafe (in Montenegro), Salento (Bosques de Cocora, Las Acacias Coffee Farm, &more) and Maderitas Jugueteria (in Filandia). There's more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de Nuestra Senora de la Pobreza.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Pereira online route planner.

Getting from Manizales to Pereira by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. When traveling from Manizales in August, plan for somewhat warmer days in Pereira, with highs around 32°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Cali.

Things to do in Pereira

Parks Nature Theme Parks

Side Trips

Salento, Parque del Cafe, Maderitas Jugueteria
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Kasaguadua Natural Reserve ©
Kasaguadua Natural Reserve
Parque del Cafe ©
Parque del Cafe
Bosques de Cocora ©
Bosques de Cocora

2
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 5th (Wed): don't miss a visit to Mirador Sebastian Belalcazar, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Zoologico de Cali, and then hike along Picoloro Ecoturismo. On the next day, examine the collection at Caliwood Museo de la Cinematografia, thenadmire the striking features of El Gato Del Rio( Gato De Tejada), and then examine the collection at Museo Aereo Fenix.

To find photos, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Cali road trip tool.

Drive from Pereira to Cali in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. While traveling from Pereira, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Cali, ranging from highs of 37°C to lows of 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can travel to Bogota.

Things to do in Cali

Parks Wildlife Tours
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Picoloro Ecoturismo ©
Picoloro Ecoturismo
Museo Aereo Fenix ©
Museo Aereo Fenix
Caliwood Museo de la Cinematografia ©
Caliwood Museo de la Cinematografia

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Bogota side-trips: Zipaquira (Catedral Diocesana, Catedral de Sal de Zipaquira, &more). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Gold Museum (Museo del Oro), make a trip to Bolivar Square, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, and explore the world behind art at Museo Botero del Banco de la Republica.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Bogota trip itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by flight from Cali to Bogota takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. When traveling from Cali in August, plan for much colder days in Bogota, with highs around 22°C, while nights are slightly colder with lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Cartagena.

Things to do in Bogota

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trip

Zipaquira
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Gold Museum (Museo del Oro) ©
Gold Museum (Museo del Oro)
Monserrate ©
Monserrate
Museo Botero del Banco de la Republica ©
Museo Botero del Banco de la Republica

2
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.
Cartagena is known for historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the historical opulence of Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas, pause for some photo ops at Monumento a Los Zapatos Viejos, race across the water with a speed boat tour, and contemplate the long history of Walled City of Cartagena.

To find other places to visit, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read Cartagena online holiday planner.

You can fly from Bogota to Cartagena in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Prepare for much hotter weather when traveling from Bogota in August: high temperatures in Cartagena hover around 38°C and lows are around 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can drive to Barranquilla.

Things to do in Cartagena

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

Oceanario
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Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas ©
Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas
Walled City of Cartagena ©
Walled City of Cartagena
Speed Boats Tours

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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 13th (Thu), see the interesting displays at Museo del Caribe, thenlearn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Zoologico de Barranquilla, and then take a leisurely stroll along Gran Malecon Puerta de Oro. Here are some ideas for day two: stop by Todomono, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia de la Inmaculada Concepcion, and then steep yourself in history at Castillo de Salgar.

To see ratings, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Barranquilla online trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Cartagena to Barranquilla by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. August in Barranquilla sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 29°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Barranquilla

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trip

Castillo de Salgar
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Castillo de Salgar ©
Castillo de Salgar
Iglesia de la Inmaculada Concepcion ©
Iglesia de la Inmaculada Concepcion
Gran Malecon Puerta de Oro ©
Gran Malecon Puerta de Oro

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