16 days in Colombia Itinerary

16 days in Colombia Itinerary

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Bogota
— 2 nights
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Zipaquira
— Few hours
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San Gil
— 3 nights
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Minca
— 2 nights
5
Cartagena
— 3 nights
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Medellin
— 3 nights
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Bogota
— 2 nights

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Bogota

Bogota ©

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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): examine the collection at Gold Museum (Museo del Oro), contemplate the long history of Bolivar Square, and then don't miss a visit to Monserrate.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Bogota trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

If you are flying in from Poland, the closest major aiport is El Dorado International Airport. In November, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Zipaquira.

Things to do in Bogota

Nature · Museums · Parks · Historic Sites
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Must see
Monserrate
4.6
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Historic Site
Bolivar Square
4.1

few
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Zipaquira

Zipaquira ©
A tour of Zipaquira, the salt-mining capital of Colombia, remains one of the best day-trip ideas from Bogota.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sat): contemplate the long history of Plaza de los Comuneros.

To find ratings, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Zipaquira trip maker.

Traveling by car from Bogota to Zipaquira takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In November, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 10°C. You'll have a few hours on the 24th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to San Gil.

Things to do in Zipaquira

Historic Sites
Highlights from your trip
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Historic Site
Plaza de los Comuneros
4.3

3
nights
San Gil

Colombia's Adventure Sport Capital

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Parasailing & Paragliding and River Rafting & Tubing. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Camino Real and Catedral Nuestra Senora del Socorro. Explore San Gil's surroundings by going to Barichara (Capilla de Santa Barbara, Catedral de la Inmaculada Concepcion, &more). Next up on the itinerary: take in the dramatic scenery at Cascada de Juan Curi and identify plant and animal life at Parque Gallineral.

To see other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the San Gil online travel planner.

Drive from Zipaquira to San Gil in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus and flight. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Zipaquira in November, with highs in San Gil at 30°C and lows at 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to travel to Minca.

Things to do in San Gil

Adventure · Outdoors · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

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Parasailing / Paragliding
Parasailing & Paragliding
4.7
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River Rafting / Tubing
River Rafting & Tubing
4.6
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Historic Walking Area
Camino Real
4.6

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nights
Minca

Minca ©
A Minca vacation takes you to a small mountain village nestled above Santa Marta in the Sierra Nevada.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Wed): kick back and relax at Playaca and then enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Grande. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Museo Minca - Memorial Museum of the Sierra Nevada, then take an in-depth tour of Museo del Cacao de Minca, and then get outside with Outdoor Activities.

For where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Minca trip itinerary builder app.

Traveling by flight from San Gil to Minca takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from San Gil in November, with highs in Minca at 38°C and lows at 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can go by car to Cartagena.

Things to do in Minca

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip
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Beach
Playa Grande
2.8
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Scuba / Snorkeling
Scuba & Snorkeling
4.7

3
nights
Cartagena

Cartagena ©

City of Heroes

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 30th (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Blanca and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Convent of Santa Cruz de la Popa. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of Walled City of Cartagena, then steep yourself in history at Plaza Santo Domingo, and then step into the grandiose world of Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas.

To see more things to do, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Cartagena trip builder website.

Drive from Minca to Cartagena in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in November, and nighttime lows around 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Medellin.

Things to do in Cartagena

Historic Sites · Beaches · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip

3
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Medellin

Medellin ©

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.
On the 3rd (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: let little ones run wild at Parque Lleras, then get the lay of the land with Walking tours, then get great views at Cerro Nutibara, and finally steep yourself in history at Pueblito Paisa.

To see traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Medellin planning app.

You can fly from Cartagena to Medellin in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Cartagena in December, things will get a bit cooler in Medellin: highs are around 32°C and lows about 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Bogota.

Things to do in Medellin

Parks · Tours · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites
Highlights from your trip
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Aquarium
Parque Explora
4.7
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History Museum
Museo de Antioquia
4.7
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Architectural Building
Metropolitan Cathedral Basilica
4.2

2
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Bogota

Athens of South America

Start off your visit on the 5th (Wed): soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers and then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms. Keep things going the next day: indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of San Agustin, and then examine the collection at Gabriel García Márquez Cultural Center.

To find reviews, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read our Bogota online visit planner.

You can fly from Medellin to Bogota in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Medellin in December, things will get little chillier in Bogota: highs are around 22°C and lows about 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Bogota

Highlights from your trip
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Food Tour
Food Tours
4.9
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Art Museum
Museo Santa Clara
4.6

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