28 days in Colombia Itinerary

28 days in Colombia Itinerary

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28 days in Colombia Itinerary

Singapore
Fly:  34​h
Bogota
— 6 nights
Fly:  2​h
Cartagena
— 4 nights
bus:  3​h 30​min
Minca
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly + taxi:  2​h 30​min
Medellin
— 4 nights
Fly + taxi + bus:  3​h
San Gil
— 3 nights
+3
bus + taxi + Fly + taxi:  5​h 30​min
Salento
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  4​h
Popayan
— 1 night
bus:  3​h
Pasto
— 1 night
Fly:  42​h
Singapore

6
days
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Bogota: Catedral de Sal (in Zipaquira) and Parque Jaime Duque (in Tocancipa). And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Gold Museum (Museo del Oro), don't miss a visit to Teatro Mayor Julio Mario Santodomingo, shop like a local with Parque 93, and admire the landmark architecture of Torre Colpatria.

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Singapore, Singapore to Bogota is an approximately 34-hour flight. Traveling from Singapore to Bogota, you'll gain 13 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Singapore in September: high temperatures in Bogota hover around 22°C and lows are around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Cartagena.

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Catedral de Sal, Parque Jaime Duque
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Mount Monserrate ©
Mount Monserrate
Gold Museum (Museo del Oro) ©
Gold Museum (Museo del Oro)

4
days
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.
Step out of Cartagena with an excursion to Playa Blanca in Isla Baru--about 1h 05 min away. There's lots more to do: explore the historical opulence of San Felipe de Barajas Castle, steep yourself in history at Walled City of Cartagena, tour the water at your own pace with Boats4U, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sanctuary of Saint Peter Claver.

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Traveling by flight from Bogota to Cartagena takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In September, Cartagena is much warmer than Bogota - with highs of 38°C and lows of 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Minca.

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Historic Sites Outdoors Parks

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Playa Blanca
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San Felipe de Barajas Castle ©
San Felipe de Barajas Castle
Walled City of Cartagena ©
Walled City of Cartagena
Convento La Popa de la Galera ©
Convento La Popa de la Galera

2
days
Minca

A Minca vacation takes you to a small mountain village nestled above Santa Marta in the Sierra Nevada.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Thu): take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports. On the next day, tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Grande.

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Traveling by bus from Cartagena to Minca takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In September, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 29°C. On the 15th (Sat), you're off toMedellin.

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Taganga
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Playa Grande ©
Playa Grande

4
days
Medellin

Medellin ©
Nestled between rising hills in a narrow valley, Medellin serves as an energetic melting pot of people from all socio-economic classes.
Go for a jaunt from Medellin to Guatape to see Piedra del Penol about 1h 50 min away. There's much more to do: get the lay of the land with Walking tours, have fun at Parque Lleras, admire the natural beauty at Jardin Botanico de Medellin, and look for gifts at Centro Comercial Oviedo.

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Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Minca to Medellin takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Minca in September, things will get a bit cooler in Medellin: highs are around 33°C and lows about 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to travel to San Gil.

Things to do in Medellin

Parks Tours Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Piedra del Penol
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Piedra del Penol ©
Piedra del Penol
Walking tours
Plaza Botero ©
Plaza Botero

3
days
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 find plenty of places to visit near San Gil: Barichara (Cementerio Barichara, Catedral de la Inmaculada Concepcion, & more). There's lots more to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Cascada de Juan Curi, identify plant and animal life at Parque Gallineral, head outdoors with Paravolar Colombia, and stroll through Parque La Libertad.

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Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Medellin to San Gil takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. September in San Gil sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 21°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Salento.

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Barichara
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Cascada de Juan Curi ©
Cascada de Juan Curi
Camino Real ©
Camino Real
Capilla de Santa Barbara ©
Capilla de Santa Barbara

1
day
Salento

Salento ©
Founded in 1842, the town of Salento represents the oldest established settlement in Quindio.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Bosques de Cocora.

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Traveling by combination of bus, flight, and taxi from San Gil to Salento takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, bus, and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in September, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to travel to Popayan.

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Bosques de Cocora ©
Bosques de Cocora

1
day
Popayan

Popayan ©
Popayan vacations hold plenty of appeal for international and domestic visitors, as the city represent one of the most entertaining and culturally enriching urban centers on the continent.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Mon): make a trip to Puente del Humilladero, don't miss a visit to Parque Caldas, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia de San Francisco.

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You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Salento to Popayan in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Salento in September, you will find days in Popayan are slightly colder (26°C), and nights are a bit warmer (25°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) to allow time to take a bus to Pasto.

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Iglesia de San Francisco ©
Iglesia de San Francisco
Parque Caldas ©
Parque Caldas
Puente del Humilladero ©
Puente del Humilladero

1
day
Pasto

Pasto ©
Pasto sits in the Andes mountain range at an altitude of 2,527 m (8,290 ft) above sea level.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at Templo de San Felipe, learn about all things military at Centro Cultural Pandiaco Museo Del Carnaval, then admire the landmark architecture of Centro historico de Pasto, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at La Laguna de la Cocha.

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Traveling by bus from Popayan to Pasto takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Popayan in September, Pasto is little chillier at night with lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

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La Laguna de la Cocha ©
La Laguna de la Cocha
Centro historico de Pasto ©
Centro historico de Pasto
Templo de San Felipe ©
Templo de San Felipe

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