14 days in Colombia Itinerary

14 days in Colombia Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: London
Train + Fly:  13 h 45 min
1
Bogota
— 1 night
Fly:  1 h 45 min
2
Popayan
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
3
Cali
— 1 night
Fly:  3 h 45 min
4
Medellin
— 1 night
Fly + Taxi:  3 h 15 min
5
Barichara
— 1 night
Drive:  30 min
6
San Gil
— 2 nights
+2
Bus + Taxi + Fly:  5 h 15 min
7
Cartagena
— 1 night
Fly + Train:  17 h 45 min
End: London

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 13th (Sat): stop by El Cuchitril Second Hand Shop.

To see more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Bogota trip itinerary planner.

London, UK to Bogota is an approximately 15- hour combination of train and flight. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and bus. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Colombia Standard Time (COT), which is usually a -5 hour difference. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from London in April: high temperatures in Bogota hover around 22°C and lows are around 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to travel to Popayan.

Things to do in Bogota

Wildlife Parks Spas
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Jardin Botanico de Bogota Jose Celestino Mutis ©
Spas

3
nights
Popayan

Popayan ©
Popayan vacations hold plenty of appeal for international and domestic visitors, as the city represent one of the most entertaining and culturally enriching urban centers on the continent.
Here are some ideas for day two: explore the striking landscape of Purace National Natural Park.

To find reviews, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Popayan trip website.

Traveling by flight from Bogota to Popayan takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Popayan when traveling from Bogota in April, with lows around 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Cali.

Things to do in Popayan

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Purace National Natural Park
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Purace National Natural Park ©
Purace National Natural Park
Iglesia de San Jose ©
Iglesia de San Jose
Museo Nacional Guillermo Valencia ©
Museo Nacional Guillermo Valencia

1
night
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.
On the 17th (Wed), explore the world behind art at Museo de Arte Colonial y Religioso La Merced, examine the collection at Museo del Oro Calima, then examine the collection at Caliwood Museo de la Cinematografia, then take a stroll through Barrio San Antonio, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Iglesia de San Antonio. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Museo Aereo Fenix, then stop by Centro Comercial UNICENTRO, and then see the interesting displays at MUSA Museo Arqueologico.

For maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read Cali trip planner.

Traveling by car from Popayan to Cali takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. While traveling from Popayan, expect much hotter days and about the same nights in Cali, ranging from highs of 36°C to lows of 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can travel to Medellin.

Things to do in Cali

Museums Shopping Neighborhoods
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Museo Aereo Fenix ©
Museo Aereo Fenix
Caliwood Museo de la Cinematografia ©
Caliwood Museo de la Cinematografia
Iglesia de San Antonio ©
Iglesia de San Antonio

1
night
Medellin

Medellin ©
Nestled between rising hills in a narrow valley, Medellin serves as an energetic melting pot of people from all socio-economic classes.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Fri): steep yourself in history at Pueblito Paisa, browse the different shops at El Tesoro Parque Comercial, then look for all kinds of wild species at Parque Arvi, then view the masterpieces at Arte Loft Galeria, and finally admire the masterpieces at Museo de Arte Moderno de Medellin. Keep things going the next day: take an in-depth tour of Museo de Antioquia, then admire the striking features of Metropolitan Cathedral Basilica, then browse the different shops at Centro Comercial Santafé, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To see photos, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Medellin route builder app.

Getting from Cali to Medellin by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of shuttle, bus, and flight; or drive. When traveling from Cali in April, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Medellin: temperatures range from 32°C by day to 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Barichara.

Things to do in Medellin

Shopping Museums Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
El Tesoro Parque Comercial ©
El Tesoro Parque Comercial
Museo de Antioquia ©
Museo de Antioquia
Parque Arvi ©
Parque Arvi

1
night
Barichara

Barichara ©
A charming town of just over 7,000 people, Barichara displays rustic, dusty orange-colored architecture, protected by the Colombian People's Heritage Network.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sun): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de la Inmaculada Concepcion, explore the world behind art at Casa de la Cultura Emiliano Pradilla Gonzalez, view the masterpieces at Fundacion San Lorenzo De Barichara, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Cementerio Barichara, then appreciate the history behind Monumento al Buey, and finally don't miss a visit to Capilla de Santa Barbara.

To see reviews, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read Barichara trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Medellin to Barichara in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in April, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) to allow time to drive to San Gil.

Things to do in Barichara

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Cementerio  Barichara ©
Cementerio Barichara
Casa de la Cultura Emiliano Pradilla Gonzalez ©
Casa de la Cultura Emiliano Pradilla Gonzalez
Catedral de la Inmaculada Concepcion ©
Catedral de la Inmaculada Concepcion

2
nights
San Gil

San Gil ©
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.
On the 22nd (Mon), pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral Nuestra Senora del Socorro, look for gifts at Centro Comercial El Puente, then look for all kinds of wild species at Parque Gallineral, and finally see the interesting displays at Museo del Algodon y el Lienzo de la Tierra. Keep things going the next day: see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour, get outside with Parapente Paravolar Colombia, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Parroquia Catedral de Santa Cruz.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the San Gil attractions site.

Getting from Barichara to San Gil by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus. April in San Gil sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to travel to Cartagena.

Things to do in San Gil

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Museo del Algodon y el Lienzo de la Tierra, Catedral Nuestra Senora del Socorro
Highlights from your plan
Parapente Paravolar Colombia ©
Parapente Paravolar Colombia
Museo del Algodon y el Lienzo de la Tierra ©
Museo del Algodon y el Lienzo de la Tierra
Catedral Nuestra Senora del Socorro ©
Catedral Nuestra Senora del Socorro

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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Wed): look for all kinds of wild species at Aviario Nacional de Colombia, explore the historical opulence of Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas, then see the interesting displays at Caribe Jewelry Museum & Factory, and finally explore the galleries of NH Galeria. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Thu): steep yourself in history at Walled City of Cartagena, steep yourself in history at Plaza Santo Domingo, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Templo de Santo Domingo, then stop by Dantas Store, and finally pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Anticuario El Arcon.

To see more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Cartagena day trip app.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from San Gil to Cartagena in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from San Gil in April, expect Cartagena to be a bit warmer, temps between 38°C and 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cartagena

Historic Sites Shopping Wildlife

Side Trip

Aviario Nacional de Colombia
Highlights from your plan
Aviario Nacional de Colombia ©
Aviario Nacional de Colombia
Templo de Santo Domingo ©
Templo de Santo Domingo
Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas ©
Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas

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