23 days in Colombia Itinerary

23 days in Colombia Itinerary

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Start: Medellin
1
Medellin
— 3 nights
Fly:  1 h
2
Manizales
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h
3
Pereira
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h
4
Armenia
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
5
Cali
— 3 nights
Fly:  2 h 15 min
6
Bogota
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
7
Cartagena
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
8
Barranquilla
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h
End: Medellin

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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Museo de Antioquia and Museum Pablo Escobar. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Pueblito Paisa and El Castillo Museo y Jardines. The adventure continues: get the lay of the land with Walking tours, see the interesting displays at Museo Casa de la Memoria, admire the natural beauty at Jardin Botanico de Medellin, and meet the residents at Parque Explora.

For other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Medellin trip builder website.

The Route module can give you travel options from your home to Medellin. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in July, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can travel to Manizales.

Things to do in Medellin

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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Museo de Antioquia ©
Museo de Antioquia
El Castillo Museo y Jardines ©
El Castillo Museo y Jardines
Museo Casa de la Memoria ©
Museo Casa de la Memoria

1
night
Manizales

Manizales ©
A major center of education and commerce, Manizales also serves as one of the hubs of coffee production in Colombia.
On the 31st (Fri), admire the natural beauty at Recinto del Pensamiento, thenget great views at Corredor Polaco Basilica De Manilzales, thenmake a trip to Manizales Cathedral, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Basílica Inmaculada Concepción.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, use the Manizales holiday planner.

Fly from Medellin to Manizales in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Medellin in July, expect Manizales to be a bit cooler, temps between 24°C and 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) so you can drive to Pereira.

Things to do in Manizales

Historic Sites Parks
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Manizales Cathedral ©
Manizales Cathedral
Basílica Inmaculada Concepción ©
Basílica Inmaculada Concepción
Recinto del Pensamiento ©
Recinto del Pensamiento

4
nights
Pereira

Pereira ©
A center of commerce and trade, the thriving city of Pereira was founded in 1863.
Get in touch with nature at Los Nevados National Park and Reserva La Rivera. Visit Catedral de Nuestra Senora de la Pobreza and Catedral de Nuestra Senora de la Pobreza for their historical value. There's still lots to do: try your luck at Gran Casino Victoria, see the interesting displays at Museo de Arte de Pereira, browse the different shops at Centro Comercial Pereira Plaza, and don't miss a visit to Plaza de Bolivar.

To find ratings, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Pereira tour itinerary builder app.

Traveling by car from Manizales to Pereira takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. When traveling from Manizales in July, plan for a bit warmer days in Pereira, with highs around 32°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to drive to Armenia.

Things to do in Pereira

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Reserva La Rivera, Dos Cosechas Coffee, Los Nevados National Park
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Reserva La Rivera ©
Reserva La Rivera
Catedral de Nuestra Senora de la Pobreza ©
Catedral de Nuestra Senora de la Pobreza
Catedral de Nuestra Senora de la Pobreza ©

2
nights
Armenia

Armenia ©
The capital city of Quindio Department, Armenia was founded in 1889 by Jesus Maria Ocampo as he sought a hideout in the Quindio mountains.
Visiting Bosques de Cocora and Horseback Riding Tours will get you outdoors. Visit Iglesa de Armenia and Iglesia de San Francisco de Asis for their historical value. Step out of Armenia with an excursion to Parque del Cafe in Montenegro--about 32 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: head outdoors with Canopy Los Caracolies, get engrossed in the history at Museo del Oro Quimbaya, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral la Inmaculada Concepcion.

To find maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Armenia online travel route planner.

Drive from Pereira to Armenia in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Armenia are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Cali.

Things to do in Armenia

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Salento, Montenegro
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Catedral la Inmaculada Concepcion ©
Catedral la Inmaculada Concepcion
Bosques de Cocora ©
Bosques de Cocora
Museo del Oro Quimbaya ©
Museo del Oro Quimbaya

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.
On the 7th (Fri), don't miss a visit to Mirador Sebastian Belalcazar, thenadmire the striking features of El Gato Del Rio( Gato De Tejada), thenstop by Barrio San Antonio, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Iglesia de San Antonio. On the next day, trek along Picoloro Ecoturismo, get to know the fascinating history of Camino Real, and then examine the collection at Caliwood Museo de la Cinematografia.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Cali trip simple and quick.

You can drive from Armenia to Cali in 3 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Cali can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can travel to Bogota.

Things to do in Cali

Parks Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

Camino Real
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Picoloro Ecoturismo ©
Picoloro Ecoturismo
Caliwood Museo de la Cinematografia ©
Caliwood Museo de la Cinematografia
Camino Real ©
Camino Real

2
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.
Let the collections at Gold Museum (Museo del Oro) and Museo Arqueologico capture your imagination. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Catedral de Sal de Zipaquira and Bolivar Square. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bogota: Vivero Crisalide (in Chia), Esensal (in Zipaquira) and Laguna de Guatavita (in Tierra Negra). There's more to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Monserrate and admire the masterpieces at Museo Botero del Banco de la Republica.

To see reviews, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, use the Bogota online tour itinerary planner.

Fly from Cali to Bogota in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. When traveling from Cali in August, plan for colder days and a bit cooler nights in Bogota: temperatures range from 22°C by day to 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Cartagena.

Things to do in Bogota

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

Zipaquira, Vivero Crisalide, Laguna de Guatavita
Find places to stay Aug 9 — 11:
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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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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.
Popular historic sites such as Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas and Walled City of Cartagena are in your itinerary. Caribe Jewelry Museum & Factory and Museo Historico de Cartagena de Indias will appeal to museum buffs. Change things up with these side-trips from Cartagena: Isla Baru (Aviario Nacional de Colombia & Playa Blanca). There's much more to do: head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, admire the masterpieces at La Presentacion Casa Museo Arte y Cultura, examine the collection at Choco Museo, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sanctuary of Saint Peter Claver.

To find maps, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Cartagena trip itinerary planner.

Fly from Bogota to Cartagena in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect much hotter temperatures when traveling from Bogota in August; daily highs in Cartagena reach 38°C and lows reach 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to drive to Barranquilla.

Things to do in Cartagena

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Isla Baru
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Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas ©
Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas
Walled City of Cartagena ©
Walled City of Cartagena
Playa Blanca ©
Playa Blanca

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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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at El Prado and Iglesia de la Inmaculada Concepcion. Iglesia del Rosario and Castillo de Salgar will appeal to history buffs. Change things up with a short trip to Mormon Temple in Puerto Colombia (about 32 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Parroquia Santa Bernardita, take in the waterfront at Gran Malecon Puerta de Oro, stop by Todomono, and see the interesting displays at Museo del Caribe.

To see photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Barranquilla trip builder website.

Traveling by car from Cartagena to Barranquilla takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Barranquilla

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Puerto Colombia
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Castillo de Salgar ©
Castillo de Salgar
Museo del Caribe ©
Museo del Caribe
Iglesia del Rosario ©
Iglesia del Rosario

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