14 days in Colombia Itinerary

14 days in Colombia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Colombia trip planner

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Bogota
— 2 nights
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Girardot
— 1 night
Drive
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Salento
— 2 nights
Drive
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Cali
— 2 nights
Drive
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Buenaventura
— 1 night
Drive
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Nuqui
— 2 nights
Drive
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Jardin
— 1 day
Drive
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Medellin
— 2 nights
Drive
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Bogota
— 1 day

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Bogota

— 2 nights

Athens of South America

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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sun): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Monserrate, see the interesting displays at Gold Museum (Museo del Oro), and then steep yourself in history at Bolivar Square. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de Sal de Zipaquira, then explore the world behind art at Museo Botero del Banco de la Republica, and then look for gifts at Vitrina Guayca.

To find where to stay, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, use the Bogota online driving holiday planner.

If you are flying in from Germany, the closest major aiport is El Dorado International Airport. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in October, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can go by car to Girardot.

Things to do in Bogota

Museums · Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Girardot

— 1 night
Just a two-hour drive from Bogota, the town of Girardot enjoys a tropical climate at odds with the cold, rainy weather in the nation's capital, making it a popular spot for weekenders from the city and international travelers alike.
For more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Girardot day trip site.

Getting from Bogota to Girardot by car takes about 3 hours. When traveling from Bogota in October, plan for a bit warmer days and much hotter nights in Girardot: temperatures range from 29°C by day to 29°C at night. You will leave for Salento on the 15th (Tue).

Things to do in Girardot

Parks · Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Salento

— 2 nights

Father of Quindio

Founded in 1842, the town of Salento represents the oldest established settlement in Quindio.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Tue): relax in the rural setting at El Recuerdo Finca Cafetera Tradicional, take in the exciting artwork at Region Paisaje / Landscape Region, and then explore the striking landscape of Bosques de Cocora. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Kasaguadua Natural Reserve, indulge in your favorite hot beverage with a coffee and tea tour, and then push the limits with an extreme tour.

To see reviews and other tourist information, you can read our Salento itinerary builder site.

Traveling by car from Girardot to Salento takes 5 hours. Traveling from Girardot in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Salento, with lows of 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to drive to Cali.

Things to do in Salento

Parks · Tours · Nature · Outdoors

Cali

— 2 nights

Salsa Capital of the World

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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Thu): examine the collection at Caliwood Museo de la Cinematografia, admire the striking features of El Gato Del Rio( Gato De Tejada), then appreciate the extensive heritage of Iglesia de San Antonio, and finally go for a walk through Barrio San Antonio. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get to know the resident critters at Zoologico de Cali, appreciate the history behind Cristo Rey, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia La Ermita, and finally examine the collection at Museo Aereo Fenix.

For more things to do, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Cali online tour itinerary builder.

Drive from Salento to Cali in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Cali are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to drive to Buenaventura.

Things to do in Cali

Museums · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks

Buenaventura

— 1 night
Buenaventura is a coastal seaport city on the department of Valle del Cauca, Colombia (South America). Start off your visit on the 19th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Catedral de Buenaventura and then stroll through Playa Juan de Dios. Here are some ideas for day two: look for all kinds of wild species at Reserva Natural San Cipriano.

For photos, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read Buenaventura trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Cali to Buenaventura takes 2.5 hours. When traveling from Cali in October, plan for slightly colder days and somewhat warmer nights in Buenaventura: temperatures range from 30°C by day to 30°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Sun) to allow time for travel to Nuqui.

Things to do in Buenaventura

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

Nuqui

— 2 nights
Nuquí is a municipality and town in the Chocó Department, Colombia. Start off your visit on the 21st (Mon): explore the activities along Rio Jovi. Here are some ideas for day two: get outside with Parque Nacional Natural Utria.

To find maps, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Nuqui vacation builder.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Buenaventura to Nuqui. October in Nuqui sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 33°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) to allow time to travel to Jardin.

Things to do in Nuqui

Nature · Parks · Outdoors

Jardin

— 1 day
El Jardín, often simply referred to as Jardín, is a town and municipality in the southwest region of Antioquia, Colombia. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): don't miss a visit to Centro Historico de Jardin, identify plant and animal life at Gallito de Roca Preserve, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica de la Inmaculada Concepcion.

To see photos, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Jardin visit planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Nuqui to Jardin. Traveling from Nuqui in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Jardin, with lows of 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Medellin.

Things to do in Jardin

Wildlife · Historic Sites · Parks

Medellin

— 2 nights

City of the Eternal Spring

Nestled between rising hills in a narrow valley, Medellin serves as an energetic melting pot of people from all socio-economic classes.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Thu): meet the residents at Parque Explora, then take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and then stop by Duna Store.

To see more things to do, photos, and tourist information, go to the Medellin holiday website.

You can drive from Jardin to Medellin in 3.5 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to travel to Bogota.

Things to do in Medellin

Tours · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks · Shopping

Bogota

— 1 day

Athens of South America

Kick off your visit on the 25th (Fri): get the lay of the land with Walking tours, then indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, and then make a trip to Casa Libreria Wilborada 1047.

To see photos, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read Bogota trip planner.

You can drive from Medellin to Bogota in 6.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Medellin in October, expect Bogota to be little chillier, temps between 22°C and 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Bogota

Tours

Colombia travel guide

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Historic Sites · Landmarks · Specialty Museums
Diverse in terms of landscapes, climates, and cultures, Colombia remains one of South America's least explored tourist destinations, overshadowed by its more popular southern neighbors. Combining the best of what the continent has to offer, a vacation in Colombia allows you to blend outdoor adventures with tours of picture-perfect cobblestoned towns dating back to the colonial era. Tourists on a Colombia holiday can easily hop from sun-kissed coastal spots to the hilly coffee-growing region, where thriving plantations quickly give way to a landscape of snow-covered volcanic peaks and the paramo--alpine ecosystems sheltering some of the rarest plants growing above the continuous forest line.