29 days in Colombia Itinerary

29 days in Colombia Itinerary

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29 days in Colombia Itinerary

Start: Bogota
Fly:  3​h 15​min
1
San Agustin
— 2 nights
bus:  3​h 30​min
2
Popayan
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 45​min
3
Buenaventura
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Palmira
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Buga
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h
6
Villavieja
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
7
Salento
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  2​h
8
Bogota
— 14 nights
End: Bogota

2
nights
San Agustin

San Agustin ©
San Agustin remains best known for its archaeological sites, which include the World Heritage-listed San Agustin Archaeological Park.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Thu): explore the ancient world of San Agustin Archaeological Park, then head outdoors with Estrecho del Magdalena, and then pause for some photo ops at La Pelota - Estatuas A Color. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Parque Arqueologico Alto de los Idolos, pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia de San Agustin, then appreciate the history behind El Tablon, and finally appreciate the history behind La Chaquira.

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Bogota to San Agustin is an approximately 3.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Bogota in February, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be much warmer in San Agustin, with lows of 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Popayan.

Things to do in San Agustin

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Parque Arqueologico Alto de los Idolos
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San Agustin Archaeological Park ©
San Agustin Archaeological Park
Iglesia de San Agustin ©
Iglesia de San Agustin
Estrecho Del Magdalena ©
Estrecho Del Magdalena

2
nights
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 17th (Sat): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Parque Natural de Purace. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at Lago El Bolson, pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia de San Jose, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia La Ermita de Popayan.

To see photos, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Popayan day trip planning tool .

You can drive from San Agustin to Popayan in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In February, daily temperatures in Popayan can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can travel to Buenaventura.

Things to do in Popayan

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Lago El Bolson
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Parque Natural de Purace ©
Parque Natural de Purace
Iglesia de San Jose ©
Iglesia de San Jose
Lago El Bolson ©
Lago El Bolson

2
nights
Buenaventura

Buenaventura ©
Buenaventura is a coastal seaport city on the department of Valle del Cauca, Colombia (South America). Start off your visit on the 19th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Catedral de Buenaventura and then enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Juan de Dios.

For traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, go to the Buenaventura attractions tool .

Drive from Popayan to Buenaventura in 5.5 hours. You will leave for Palmira on the 21st (Wed).

Things to do in Buenaventura

Beaches Parks Outdoors
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Playa Juan de Dios ©
Playa Juan de Dios
Catedral de Buenaventura ©
Catedral de Buenaventura

2
nights
Palmira

Palmira ©
A pleasant city of about 250,000, Palmira is known for its fine parks and universities.
On the 21st (Wed), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de Nuestra Senora del Rosario del Palmar and then identify plant and animal life at Reserva Natural Nirvana. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu): make a trip to Plaza de Bolivar, explore and take pictures at Estadio Deportivo Cali, and then make a trip to Hacienda El Paraiso.

To see traveler tips, photos, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Palmira online journey planner .

Drive from Buenaventura to Palmira in 3 hours. February in Palmira sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) to allow time to travel to Buga.

Things to do in Palmira

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trip

Hacienda El Paraiso
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Reserva Natural Nirvana ©
Reserva Natural Nirvana
Hacienda El Paraiso ©
Hacienda El Paraiso

2
nights
Buga

Buga ©
Buga, formally Guadalajara de Buga, is a city and municipality in the Valle del Cauca Department of Colombia. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica de Nuestro Senor de Los Milagros de Buga and then explore the activities along Calima Lake.

To find photos, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Buga visit planner.

You can drive from Palmira to Buga in an hour. In February in Buga, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 22°C at night. You'll set off for Salento on the 25th (Sun).

Things to do in Buga

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Calima Lake
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Basilica Del Señor de los Milagros ©
Calima Lake ©
Calima Lake

2
nights
Villavieja

Villavieja ©
Clinging to the banks of the Magdalena River, Villavieja serves as a gateway to the Tatacoa Desert.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sun): examine the collection at Casa del Totumo, then identify plant and animal life at Desierto de la Tatacoa, and then engage your brain at La Tatacoa Observatory.

For more things to do, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Villavieja online road trip planner .

Traveling by car from Buga to Villavieja takes 8.5 hours. Traveling from Buga in February, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Villavieja, with lows around 27°C. On the 27th (Tue), you're off toSalento.

Things to do in Villavieja

Parks Wildlife Museums
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Desierto de la Tatacoa ©
Desierto de la Tatacoa
Casa del Totumo ©
Casa del Totumo

2
nights
Salento

Salento ©
Founded in 1842, the town of Salento represents the oldest established settlement in Quindio.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Tue): make a trip to Mirador de Filandia, then take in the pleasant sights at Ecoparque the Mirador and Alto de la Cruz, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia Nuestra Senora del Carmen. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: savor a delicious cup with a coffee and tea tour and then look for all kinds of wild species at Kasaguadua Natural Reserve.

For photos, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Salento day trip planner .

Traveling by car from Villavieja to Salento takes 7 hours. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Villavieja in February, with highs in Salento at 32°C and lows at 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Bogota.

Things to do in Salento

Parks Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

Mirador Colina Iluminada
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Kasaguadua Natural Reserve ©
Kasaguadua Natural Reserve
Iglesia Nuestra Senora del Carmen ©
Iglesia Nuestra Senora del Carmen
Coffee & Tea Tours

14
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 some historical perspective at Catedral de Sal and Bolivar plaza. Get in touch with nature at Laguna de Guatavita and Mount Monserrate. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bogota: Parque Natural Chicaque (in Chicaque), Mina de Sal de Nemocon (in Nemocon) and Tocancipa (Club de Golf UMB Universidad Manuela Beltran & Parque Jaime Duque). Spend a day outdoors on the 10th (Sat) with Suesca Outdoor Experience. Spend the 14th (Wed) exploring nature at Chingaza National Park. Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Gold Museum (Museo del Oro), pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia de San Francisco, explore the world behind art at Museo Botero del Banco de la Republica, and take a stroll through Parque 93.

To see traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Bogota holiday planning tool .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Salento to Bogota takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Salento in March, expect Bogota to be little chillier, temps between 22°C and 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Bogota

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Zipaquira, Tocancipa, Laguna de Guatavita, Cascada La Chorrera, Mina de Sal de Nemocon
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Parque Natural Chicaque ©
Parque Natural Chicaque
Laguna de Guatavita ©
Laguna de Guatavita
Mina de Sal de Nemocon ©
Mina de Sal de Nemocon

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