52 days in Bogota, Cali & Medellin Itinerary

52 days in Bogota, Cali & Medellin Itinerary

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52 days in Bogota, Cali & Medellin Itinerary

Start: Bogota
1
Bogota
— 16 nights
Fly + bus:  2​h 15​min
2
Cali
— 15 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
3
Medellin
— 20 nights
Fly:  4​h
End: Cartagena

16
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 find plenty of places to visit near Bogota: Cerro de Majuy (in Cota), Laguna de Guatavita (in Tierra Negra) and Chia (Centro Comercial Cento Chia, Vinos Express, & more). There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Gold Museum (Museo del Oro), indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, don't miss a visit to Casa Libreria Wilborada 1047, and enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at Whee Institute.

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If you are flying in from Ecuador, the closest major airport is El Dorado International Airport. In April in Bogota, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Cali.

Things to do in Bogota

Parks Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Chia, Zipaquira, Tabio, Centro de Memoria El Cuartico, Cerro de Majuy
Find places to stay Apr 20 — May 6:
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Gold Museum (Museo del Oro) ©
Gold Museum (Museo del Oro)
Monserrate ©
Monserrate

15
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.
Explore Cali's surroundings by going to Hacienda El Paraiso (in El Cerrito), Palmira (Estadio Deportivo Cali, Reserva Natural Nirvana, & more) and Buga (Parroquia Catedral San Pedro de Buga & Basilica Del Señor de los Milagros). Spend the 8th (Wed) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Spend the 15th (Wed) exploring nature at Farallones de Cali. And it doesn't end there: push the limits with an extreme tour, admire the striking features of El Gato Del Rio( Gato De Tejada), appreciate the extensive heritage of Iglesia de San Antonio, and stroll around Parque de La Salud.

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You can do a combination of flight and bus from Bogota to Cali in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and bus; or drive. In May, Cali is a bit warmer than Bogota - with highs of 35°C and lows of 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to travel to Medellin.

Things to do in Cali

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Palmira, Buga, Camino Real, Hacienda El Paraiso
Find places to stay May 6 — 21:
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Zoologico de Cali ©
Zoologico de Cali
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours
Caliwood Museo de la Cinematografia ©

20
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 out of town with these interesting Medellin side-trips: Catedral Nuestra Señora de las Mercedes (in Caldas), Guatape (Piedra Del Penol, Parque Recreativo Comfama Guatape, & more) and Parque Tematico Replica del Viejo Penol (in Penol). Make the 27th (Mon) a stimulating day with a coffee and tea tour. There's lots more to do: take in the local highlights with Walking tours, get engrossed in the history at Museo de Antioquia, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, and stroll through Parque Arvi.

To see where to stay, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Medellin holiday planner .

Fly from Cali to Medellin in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. In May in Medellin, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Medellin

Parks Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Santa Fe de Antioquia, Guatape, Envigado, Catedral Nuestra Señora de las Mercedes, Plaza de Bolivar
Find places to stay May 21 — Jun 10:
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Parque Explora ©
Parque Explora
Walking tours
Laguna de Guatape ©
Laguna de Guatape

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