10 days in Colombia Itinerary

10 days in Colombia Itinerary

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Start: Guayaquil
Fly:  2 h 15 min
1
Bogota
— 1 night
Fly + Bus:  3 h 15 min
2
Salento
— 1 night
Bus + Fly:  3 h
3
Medellin
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h
4
Cartagena
— 1 night
Drive:  6 h 15 min
5
Tayrona National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h 45 min
End: Medellin

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sun): see the interesting displays at Gold Museum (Museo del Oro), then hunt for treasures at Pasaje Rivas, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin Botanico de Bogota Jose Celestino Mutis. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for gifts at Garabato Libreria, then buy something for everyone on your list at Centro Comercial Cento Chia, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de Sal de Zipaquira.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Bogota trip itinerary site.

Guayaquil, Ecuador to Bogota is an approximately 5.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Guayaquil in July, with highs in Bogota at 65°F and lows at 48°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to travel to Salento.

Things to do in Bogota

Shopping Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Chia, Catedral de Sal de Zipaquira
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Gold Museum (Museo del Oro) ©
Gold Museum (Museo del Oro)
Catedral de Sal de Zipaquira ©
Catedral de Sal de Zipaquira
Jardin Botanico de Bogota Jose Celestino Mutis ©

1
night
Salento

Salento ©
Founded in 1842, the town of Salento represents the oldest established settlement in Quindio.
On the 13th (Tue), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Bosques de Cocora.

To see other places to visit, maps, reviews, and tourist information, use the Salento trip planning website.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Bogota to Salento in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Bogota in July, things will get somewhat warmer in Salento: highs are around 84°F and lows about 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Medellin.

Things to do in Salento

Nature Parks
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Bosques de Cocora ©
Bosques de Cocora

2
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.
Metropolitan Cathedral Basilica and Pueblito Paisa will appeal to history buffs. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Parque Arvi and El Tesoro Parque Comercial. There's lots more to do: buy something for everyone on your list at Centro Comercial Santafé, stop by Makeno Tienda, examine the collection at Museo Casa de la Memoria, and admire the masterpieces at Museo de Arte Moderno de Medellin.

For ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Medellin online itinerary builder.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Salento to Medellin takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In July, daily temperatures in Medellin can reach 84°F, while at night they dip to 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Cartagena.

Things to do in Medellin

Shopping Museums Wildlife
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Centro Comercial Santafé ©
Centro Comercial Santafé
Parque Arvi ©
Parque Arvi
Museo de Antioquia ©
Museo de Antioquia

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Sat): explore the historical opulence of Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Templo de Santo Domingo, and then wander the streets of Barrio Getsemani.

To see ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Cartagena trip planner.

You can fly from Medellin to Cartagena in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. In July, Cartagena is a bit warmer than Medellin - with highs of 91°F and lows of 78°F. You will have some time to spend on the 18th (Sun) before leaving for Tayrona National Park.

Things to do in Cartagena

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping
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Templo de Santo Domingo ©
Templo de Santo Domingo
Barrio Getsemani ©
Barrio Getsemani
Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas ©
Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas

2
nights
Tayrona National Park

Tayrona National Park ©
For more things to do, photos, maps, and tourist information, read our Tayrona National Park online journey builder.

Drive from Cartagena to Tayrona National Park in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Tayrona National Park can reach 93°F, while at night they dip to 78°F. On the 20th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tayrona National Park

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

Minca
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Pozo Azul ©
Pozo Azul
El Dorado Bird Reserve ©
El Dorado Bird Reserve

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