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 Arte Loft Galeria. Explore Medellin's surroundings by going to Santa Fe de Antioquia (Puente de Occidente & Centro Historico Santa Fe de Antioquia). The adventure continues: shake up your sightseeing with a climbing tour, get a dose of the wild on Alma del Bosque, get outside with Parque El Salado, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia De La Veracruz.

To find traveler tips, photos, maps, and tourist information, use the Medellin trip planner.

Lima, Peru to Medellin is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Lima in January, Medellin is slightly colder at night with lows of 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to fly 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 Iglesia de Nuestra Senora de La Candelaria. Appreciate the collections at Planetarium of Bogota and Military Museum of Colombia. Step out of Bogota to go to Buga and see Basilica Del Señor de los Milagros, which is approximately 8h 45 min away. There's lots more to do: take an in-depth tour of Museo Historico de la Policia, examine the collection at Museo de Trajes, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of San Agustin, and trek along Alameda de Quebrada Vieja.

To find ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Bogota road trip site.

Traveling by flight from Medellin to Bogota takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Medellin, expect a bit cooler days and much colder nights in Bogota, ranging from highs of 23°C to lows of 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can 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

Nature · Parks · 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 Iglesia de Nuestra Senora de los Dolores. Discover out-of-the-way places like Canon Del Chicamocha and Museo de Arte Moderno de Bucaramanga. There's lots more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Divine Child Parish, make a trip to Parque Garcia Rovira, admire the landmark architecture of Parroquia San Francisco de Asis, and browse the fresh offerings at Plaza de Mercado Guarin.

To see photos, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read our Bucaramanga day trip app.

Traveling by car from Villa de Leyva to Bucaramanga takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. In January in Bucaramanga, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 21°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 20th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Bucaramanga

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Wildlife

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.