12 days in Santander Department Itinerary

12 days in Santander Department Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Santander Department trip itinerary planner

Make it your trip
Fly
1
Bucaramanga
— 1 night
Bus
2
San Gil
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Barichara
— 3 nights
Drive
4
Socorro
— 1 night
Drive
5
Paramo
— 1 night
Drive
6
Curiti
— 1 night
Drive
7
Los Santos
Drive
8
Zapatoca
— 1 night
Drive
9
Giron
— 1 night
Drive to Palonegro Airport, Fly to Barranquilla

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Bucaramanga

— 1 night

City of Parks

A tour of Bucaramanga may yield little evidence that it dates back as far as 1622.
On the 16th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the striking landscape of Panachi.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Bucaramanga trip itinerary builder tool.

Barranquilla to Bucaramanga is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Barranquilla in April, things will get little chillier in Bucaramanga: highs are around 30°C and lows about 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can take a bus to San Gil.

Things to do in Bucaramanga

Nature · Parks
Highlights from your trip

San Gil

— 2 nights

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.
You've added Canotaje San Gil, Pozo Azul, Parque Gallineral, and other attractions to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 17th (Wed): admire the sheer force of Cascada de Juan Curi, tour the pleasant surroundings at Parque Gallineral, explore the activities along Pozo Azul, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Parroquia Catedral de Santa Cruz, then look for gifts at Centro Comercial El Puente, and finally get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour. Here are some ideas for day two: head outdoors with Canotaje San Gil, stroll around Parque La Libertad, and then see the interesting displays at Museo del Algodon y el Lienzo de la Tierra.

To see where to stay, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read our San Gil travel route planner.

Take a bus from Bucaramanga to San Gil in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In April in San Gil, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can drive to Barichara.

Things to do in San Gil

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Nature

Side Trip

Barichara

— 3 nights
A charming town of just over 7,000 people, Barichara displays rustic, dusty orange-colored architecture, protected by the Colombian People's Heritage Network.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Fundacion San Lorenzo De Barichara and Cafe Alfania. There's much more to do: take an in-depth tour of Casa de la Cultura Emiliano Pradilla Gonzalez, take in the spiritual surroundings of Iglesia de Santa Lucia de Guane, explore the different monuments and memorials at Cementerio Barichara, and get to know the fascinating history of Camino Real.

For traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Barichara vacation planner.

Traveling by car from San Gil to Barichara takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April in Barichara, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 22°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to go by car to Socorro.

Things to do in Barichara

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums · Shopping

Side Trip

Socorro

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

Make your Socorro itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Getting from Barichara to Socorro by car takes about an hour. In April in Socorro, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 22°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to travel to Paramo.

Things to do in Socorro

Historic Sites

Paramo

— 1 night
On the 23rd (Tue), explore the fascinating underground world of Cueva Del Indio.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Paramo online journey planner.

Getting from Socorro to Paramo by car takes about 1.5 hours. In April in Paramo, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Curiti.

Things to do in Paramo

Nature · Parks
Highlights from your trip

Curiti

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Wed): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de Curiti and then contemplate the waterfront views at Balneario Pescaderito.

For traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Curiti online tour itinerary maker.

You can drive from Paramo to Curiti in an hour. In April, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can travel to Los Santos.

Things to do in Curiti

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites
Highlights from your trip

Los Santos

Los Santos is a town and municipality in the Santander Department in northeastern Colombia. To see more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read our Los Santos trip itinerary website.

Getting from Curiti to Los Santos by car takes about 3 hours. April in Los Santos sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 22°C at night. On the 24th (Wed), you'll travel to Zapatoca.

Things to do in Los Santos

Shopping

Zapatoca

— 1 night
Zapatoca is a town and municipality in the Santander Department in northeastern Colombia. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Thu): take some stellar pictures from Mirador Los Guanes, then see the interesting displays at La Casa Del Quijote, and then explore the fascinating underground world of Cueva del Nitro.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Zapatoca attractions planner.

Getting from Los Santos to Zapatoca by car takes about 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in April, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to travel to Giron.

Things to do in Zapatoca

Nature · Parks · 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, stroll around Parque Gallineral de Giron, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica San Juan Bautista.

To see photos, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Giron tour itinerary planning website.

You can drive from Zapatoca to Giron in 2 hours. In April in Giron, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Giron

Historic Sites · Parks

Santander Department travel guide

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National Parks · Kayaking & Canoeing · Churches