16 days in Colombia Itinerary

16 days in Colombia Itinerary

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16 days in Colombia Itinerary

Start: Pasto
1
Pasto
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Ipiales
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h 30​min
3
Popayan
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Cali
— 3 nights
bus:  2​h 30​min
5
Armenia
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
6
Pereira
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h
7
Manizales
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
8
Libano
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
9
Honda
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
End: Bogota

1
day
Pasto

Pasto ©
Pasto sits in the Andes mountain range at an altitude of 2,527 m (8,290 ft) above sea level.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral Pasto, brush up on your military savvy at Centro Cultural Pandiaco Museo Del Carnaval, then examine the collection at Casa Museo Taminango, then get engrossed in the history at Museo del Oro Narino, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia Santiago Apostol.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Pasto trip planner .

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Pasto. In November in Pasto, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 7°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Ipiales.

Things to do in Pasto

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Casa Museo Taminango ©
Casa Museo Taminango
Cathedral Pasto ©
Cathedral Pasto

1
night
Ipiales

Ipiales ©
Situated on a plateau 2,950 m (9,678 ft) above sea level, the city of Ipiales enjoys a subtropical highland climate and the title of highest major city in Colombia.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Fri): admire the landmark architecture of Las Lajas Sanctuary.

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You can drive from Pasto to Ipiales in 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in November, and nighttime lows around 7°C. You'll have a few hours on the 15th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Popayan.

Things to do in Ipiales

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Las Lajas Sanctuary ©
Las Lajas Sanctuary

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.
Let the collections at Museo Nacional Guillermo Valencia and Museo Negret capture your imagination. Iglesia Nuestra Senora del Pepetuo Socorro and Iglesia de San Jose will appeal to history buffs. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Popayan: Lago El Bolson (in Cajibio) and Indigenous Market (in Silvia). There's lots more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia Nuestra Senora de la Encarnacion, admire the striking features of Paraninfo Caldas, don't miss a visit to Kirche Santo Domingo, and pause for some photo ops at Morro del Tulcan.

To find photos, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Popayan tour planner.

Drive from Ipiales to Popayan in 7.5 hours. When traveling from Ipiales in November, plan for somewhat warmer days and much warmer nights in Popayan: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 25°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can go by car to Cali.

Things to do in Popayan

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Silvia, Lago El Bolson
Highlights from your plan
Iglesia de San Jose ©
Iglesia de San Jose
Museo Nacional Guillermo Valencia ©
Museo Nacional Guillermo Valencia

3
nights
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.
Let the collections at Caliwood Museo de la Cinematografia and Museo de Arte Colonial y Religioso La Merced capture your imagination. Your inner history buff will appreciate Iglesia San Francisco and Parroquia Catedral San Pedro de Buga. Step out of Cali to go to Palmira and see Reserva Natural Nirvana, which is approximately 1h 10 min away. And it doesn't end there: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Farallones de Cali, examine the collection at MUSA Museo Arqueologico, make a trip to Mirador Sebastian Belalcazar, and head outdoors with Cerro De Las Tres Cruces.

To see maps, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Cali vacation website .

Traveling by car from Popayan to Cali takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. When traveling from Popayan in November, plan for a bit warmer days in Cali, with highs around 34°C, while nights are a bit cooler with lows around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can take a bus to Armenia.

Things to do in Cali

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Reserva Natural Nirvana, Parroquia Catedral San Pedro de Buga
Highlights from your plan
Caliwood Museo de la Cinematografia ©
Iglesia San Francisco ©
Iglesia San Francisco

2
nights
Armenia

Armenia ©
The capital city of Quindio Department, Armenia was founded in 1889 by Jesus Maria Ocampo as he sought a hideout in the Quindio mountains.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): head outdoors with Globos Colombia, get outside with Canopy Los Caracolies, then take an in-depth tour of Museo del Oro Quimbaya, and finally identify plant and animal life at Kasaguadua Natural Reserve. On your second day here, head outdoors with Parque de la Vida and then head outdoors with Cascadas del Rio Verde.

To see where to stay, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Armenia trip planner.

Traveling by car from Pereira to Armenia takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Armenia can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can take a bus to Cali.

Things to do in Armenia

Outdoors Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

Montenegro, Cascadas del Rio Verde, Kasaguadua Natural Reserve
Highlights from your plan
Museo del Oro Quimbaya ©
Museo del Oro Quimbaya
Kasaguadua Natural Reserve ©
Kasaguadua Natural Reserve
Cascadas del Rio Verde ©
Cascadas del Rio Verde

2
nights
Pereira

Pereira ©
A center of commerce and trade, the thriving city of Pereira was founded in 1863.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Sun): identify plant and animal life at Reserva La Rivera, examine the collection at Museo de Arte de Pereira, and then make a trip to Casa de la Cultura. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Mon): pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de Nuestra Senora de la Pobreza, then pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral Nuestra Senora del Carmen, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Iglesia de Guadalupe, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia El Claret.

For traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read our Pereira trip planner .

You can drive from Armenia to Pereira in an hour. Another option is to take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to take a bus to Manizales.

Things to do in Pereira

Historic Sites Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Cartago, Casa de la Cultura, Reserva La Rivera
Highlights from your plan
Catedral Nuestra Senora del Carmen ©
Catedral Nuestra Senora del Carmen
Casa de la Cultura ©
Casa de la Cultura
Reserva La Rivera ©
Reserva La Rivera

2
nights
Manizales

Manizales ©
A major center of education and commerce, Manizales also serves as one of the hubs of coffee production in Colombia.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Tue): stroll around Bosque Popular El Prado, then admire the sheer force of Chorros de Don Lolo, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica Menor de Nuestra Senora de las Victorias. On your second day here, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basílica Inmaculada Concepción, get outside with Torre Panoramica de Chipre, then pause for some serene contemplation at Our Lady of the Rosary, then examine the collection at Museo del Oro de Manizales, and finally examine the collection at Museo Once Caldas.

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

Take a bus from Pereira to Manizales in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. While traveling from Pereira, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Manizales, ranging from highs of 22°C to lows of 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can travel to Libano.

Things to do in Manizales

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Santa Rosa de Cabal
Highlights from your plan
Chorros de Don Lolo ©
Chorros de Don Lolo
Basílica Inmaculada Concepción ©
Basílica Inmaculada Concepción
Torre Panoramica de Chipre ©
Torre Panoramica de Chipre

1
night
Libano

Libano ©
Líbano is a town and municipality in the Tolima department of Colombia. On the 28th (Thu), take in the spiritual surroundings of Catedral Nuestra Senora del Carmen.

To find other places to visit, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Libano trip maker tool .

You can drive from Manizales to Libano in 4.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in November, and nighttime lows around 18°C. You'll have a few hours on the 28th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to Honda.

Things to do in Libano

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Catedral Nuestra Senora del Carmen ©

1
night
Honda

Honda ©
Honda is a town and municipality in the Tolima department of Colombia. On the 29th (Fri), admire the striking features of Santuario Diocesano del Milagroso Senor de la Ermita, admire the sheer force of Cataratas de Medina, contemplate the waterfront views at Balneario la Picota, then examine the collection at Casa Museo Alfonso Lopez Pumarejo, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Nuestra Senora del Carmen.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Honda using our trip planner.

Traveling by car from Libano to Honda takes 2 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Honda

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trip

Mariquita
Highlights from your plan
Balneario la Picota ©
Balneario la Picota
Casa Museo Alfonso Lopez Pumarejo ©
Casa Museo Alfonso Lopez Pumarejo
Nuestra Senora del Carmen ©
Nuestra Senora del Carmen

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