12 days in Santander Department Itinerary

12 days in Santander Department Itinerary

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Fly
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Bucaramanga
— 2 nights
Drive
2
Floridablanca
— 1 night
Drive
3
Piedecuesta
— 1 night
Drive
4
Los Santos
— 1 night
Drive
5
Curiti
Drive
6
Paramo
— 1 night
Drive
7
Socorro
— 1 night
Drive
8
San Gil
— 1 night
Drive
9
Barichara
— 1 night
Drive
10
Zapatoca
— 1 night
Drive
11
Giron
— 1 night
Drive to Palonegro Airport, Fly to Barranquilla

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Bucaramanga

— 2 nights

City of Parks

A tour of Bucaramanga may yield little evidence that it dates back as far as 1622.
Spend the 16th (Tue) exploring nature at Parque Nacional de Chicamocha. Spend the 17th (Wed) exploring nature at Panachi. There's still lots to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of the Holy Family, snap pictures at Puente del Bicentenario, and take an in-depth tour of La Casa del Libro Total.

For maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Bucaramanga trip planner.

Barranquilla to Bucaramanga is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Barranquilla in April: high temperatures in Bucaramanga hover around 30°C and lows are around 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can go by car to Floridablanca.

Things to do in Bucaramanga

Parks · Nature · Museums · Historic Sites

Floridablanca

— 1 night
Floridablanca is a municipality in the department of Santander. Start off your visit on the 18th (Thu): take some stellar pictures from Ecoparque Cerro del Santisimo and then browse the different shops at Parque Caracoli.

For other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Floridablanca day trip planner.

Floridablanca is just a short distance from Bucaramanga. In April, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can travel to Piedecuesta.

Things to do in Floridablanca

Shopping · Historic Sites

Piedecuesta

— 1 night
Piedecuesta is a town and municipality in the Santander Department in northeastern Colombia, South America. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Iglesia San Francisco Javier and then take in the dramatic natural features at Canon Del Chicamocha.

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

Piedecuesta is just a stone's throw from Floridablanca. April in Piedecuesta sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 22°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to travel to Los Santos.

Things to do in Piedecuesta

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Historic Sites
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Los Santos

— 1 night
Los Santos is a town and municipality in the Santander Department in northeastern Colombia. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sat): make a trip to La Mesa de los Santos and then buy something for everyone on your list at Mercado Campesino de Acuarela.

To find maps, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read Los Santos tour itinerary maker website.

Getting from Piedecuesta to Los Santos by car takes about 1.5 hours. In April in Los Santos, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 22°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to travel to Curiti.

Things to do in Los Santos

Shopping

Curiti

To see ratings, photos, and tourist information, use the Curiti trip itinerary builder app.

Traveling by car from Los Santos to Curiti takes 3 hours. In April, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 22°C. On the 20th (Sat), you're off to Paramo.

Things to do in Curiti

Tours · Outdoors · Adventure · Historic Sites

Paramo

— 1 night
To find photos, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Paramo online day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Curiti to Paramo takes an hour. April in Paramo sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 22°C at night. You'll set off for Socorro on the 21st (Sun).

Things to do in Paramo

Parks · Nature

Socorro

— 1 night
Socorro is a town and municipality in the Santander Department in northeastern Colombia. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia Nuestra Senora de Chiquinquira El Socorro, then pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral Nuestra Senora del Socorro, and then stroll the grounds of Capilla Inmaculada Concepcion, El Socorro.

To see photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Socorro road trip planning tool.

You can drive from Paramo to Socorro in 1.5 hours. In April, daily temperatures in Socorro can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) to allow time to drive to San Gil.

Things to do in Socorro

Historic Sites

San Gil

— 1 night

Colombia's Adventure Sport Capital

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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): head outdoors with Outdoor Activities and then identify plant and animal life at Parque Gallineral.

To find traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the San Gil online day trip planner.

San Gil is just a stone's throw from Socorro. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in April, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to drive to Barichara.

Things to do in San Gil

Tours · Outdoors · Adventure · Parks
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Barichara

— 1 night
A charming town of just over 7,000 people, Barichara displays rustic, dusty orange-colored architecture, protected by the Colombian People's Heritage Network.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Wed): admire the natural beauty at Parque Para Las Artes, don't miss a visit to Capilla de Santa Barbara, appreciate the extensive heritage of Camino Real, pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de la Inmaculada Concepcion, then browse the exhibits of Fundacion San Lorenzo De Barichara, and finally stroll the grounds of Cementerio Barichara.

For where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Barichara journey maker app.

Traveling by car from San Gil to Barichara takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in April, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to travel to Zapatoca.

Things to do in Barichara

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Shopping

Zapatoca

— 1 night
Zapatoca is a town and municipality in the Santander Department in northeastern Colombia. Start off your visit on the 25th (Thu): get great views at Mirador Los Guanes, then examine the collection at La Casa Del Quijote, and then Head underground at Cueva del Nitro.

For reviews, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Zapatoca trip itinerary planning tool.

You can drive from Barichara to Zapatoca in 3.5 hours. In April, daytime highs in Zapatoca are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to travel to Giron.

Things to do in Zapatoca

Parks · Nature · Museums

Giron

— 1 night
San Juan de GirĂ³n is a municipality of the Santander Department in northeastern Colombia. Start off your visit on the 26th (Fri): admire the striking features of Capilla Nuestra Senora de las Nieves, then walk around Parque Gallineral de Giron, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica San Juan Bautista.

For ratings, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read our Giron trip website.

You can drive from Zapatoca to Giron in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in April, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Giron

Historic Sites · Parks

Santander Department travel guide

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National Parks · Kayaking & Canoeing · Churches