17 days in Armenia & Manizales Itinerary

17 days in Armenia & Manizales Itinerary

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17 days in Armenia & Manizales Itinerary

Start: Bogota
Fly:  2​h 15​min
— 10 nights
Bus:  2​h
— 6 nights
Fly:  2​h
End: Bogota


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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Armenia: Salento (Bosques de Cocora, Adrenaline & Extreme Tours, & more), Mirador Colina Iluminada (in Filandia) and Montenegro (Globos Colombia & Parque del Cafe). Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Eje cafetero (Zona Cafetera), experience rural life at Cafe La Morelia, pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia El Claret, and get in on the family fun at Panaca.

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

Bogota to Armenia is an approximately 2.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Bogota in November: high temperatures in Armenia hover around 32°C and lows are around 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to catcht the bus to Manizales.

Things to do in Armenia

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Salento, Montenegro, Calarca, Pereira, Los Nevados National Park
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Parque del Cafe ©
Parque del Cafe
Bosques de Cocora ©
Bosques de Cocora
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours


Manizales ©
A major center of education and commerce, Manizales also serves as one of the hubs of coffee production in Colombia.
Explore Manizales' surroundings by going to Thermal Spas (in Santa Rosa de Cabal), Casa de la Cultura (in Marsella) and Hacienda Guayabal (in Chinchina). Spend the 29th (Fri) exploring nature at Parque Nacional Natural Los Nevados. There's still lots to do: contemplate the geological forces at Nevado del Ruiz, pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de Manizales, make a trip to Torre de El Cable, and appreciate the history behind Monumento a los Colonizadores.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Manizales trip planner .

Traveling by bus from Armenia to Manizales takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Armenia in November, you will find days in Manizales are a bit cooler (22°C), and nights are about the same (18°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Manizales

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Hacienda Guayabal, Thermal Spas, Casa de la Cultura
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Nevado del Ruiz ©
Nevado del Ruiz
Catedral de Manizales ©
Catedral de Manizales
Recinto del Pensamiento ©
Recinto del Pensamiento