15 days in Colombia Itinerary

15 days in Colombia Itinerary

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Medellin
— 4 nights
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Bogota
— 3 nights
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Villa de Leyva
— 2 nights
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Bucaramanga
— 4 nights
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Medellin

— 4 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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Museo Casa de la Memoria and Cementerio Museo de San Pedro. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Medellin Museum of Modern Art and Iglesia De La Veracruz. Explore Medellin's surroundings by going to Santa Fe de Antioquia (Puente de Occidente & Centro Historico Santa Fe de Antioquia). There's much more to do: see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour, get a dose of the wild on Alma del Bosque, get outside with Parque El Salado, and explore the landscape on two wheels at Ciclovia.

To see maps and other tourist information, refer to the Medellin trip planner.

Lima, Peru to Medellin is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Lima in January, plan for little chillier nights in Medellin, with lows around 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to travel to Bogota.

Things to do in Medellin

Outdoors · Museums · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trips

Bogota

— 3 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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Museo Santa Clara and Church of San Agustin. Basilica Del Señor de los Milagros and Planetarium of Bogota are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's much more to do: get engrossed in the history at Museo Historico de la Policia, brush up on your military savvy at Military Museum of Colombia, trek along Alameda de Quebrada Vieja, and examine the collection at Museo de Trajes.

To see photos, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Bogota travel route builder site.

Getting from Medellin to Bogota by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Medellin in January, you will find days in Bogota are a bit cooler (23°C), and nights are cooler (7°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to drive to Villa de Leyva.

Things to do in Bogota

Museums · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trip

Villa de Leyva

— 2 nights
Positioned away from major trade routes and exploitable resources, the colonial town of Villa de Leyva has been largely left alone--leaving a window into the 16th century that has become one of Colombia's most popular attractions.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Fri): take an in-depth tour of Museo del Chocolate Villa de Leyva, steep yourself in history at Casa del Primer Congreso de las Provincias Unidas, brush up on your military savvy at Casa Museo Capitan Antonio Ricaurte, then examine the collection at Casa Museo Luis Alberto Acuna, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia del Carmen. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: walk around Iguaque National Park.

To find ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read Villa de Leyva holiday planner.

You can drive from Bogota to Villa de Leyva in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Bucaramanga.

Things to do in Villa de Leyva

Parks · Nature · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Bucaramanga

— 4 nights

City of Parks

A tour of Bucaramanga may yield little evidence that it dates back as far as 1622.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Capilla Nuestra Senora de las Nieves and Museo de Arte Moderno de Bucaramanga. Discover out-of-the-way places like Canon Del Chicamocha and Parroquia San Francisco de Asis. There's still lots to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Divine Child Parish, make a trip to Parque Garcia Rovira, browse the fresh offerings at Plaza de Mercado Guarin, and walk around Parque Gallineral de Giron.

To find more things to do, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Bucaramanga online attractions planner.

You can drive from Villa de Leyva to Bucaramanga in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in January, and nighttime lows around 21°C. You will have some time to spend on the 20th (Wed) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Bucaramanga

Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trips

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.