20 days in Colombia Itinerary

20 days in Colombia Itinerary

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Medellin
— 5 nights
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Jerico
— 1 night
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Salento
— 2 nights
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Manizales
— 2 nights
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Villa de Leyva
— 1 night
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Bogota
— 5 nights

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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.
Bring the kids along to Walking tours and Parque Explora. Go for a jaunt from Medellin to Guatape to see Piedra Del Penol about 1h 50 min away. There's lots more to do: explore the activities along Laguna de Guatape, contemplate the long history of Pueblito Paisa, take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin Botanico de Medellin, and stop by Makeno Tienda.

To find maps, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Medellin trip tool.

Copenhagen, Denmark to Medellin is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 6 hours traveling from Copenhagen to Medellin. Plan for warmer temperatures traveling from Copenhagen in December, with highs in Medellin at 32°C and lows at 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Jerico.

Things to do in Medellin

Parks · Wildlife · Tours · Nature

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Aquarium
Parque Explora
4.7
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Walking tour
Walking tours
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Theme Park
Parque Norte
4.3

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Jerico

Jerico ©
Start off your visit on the 15th (Sat): admire the masterpieces at Maja Museum Jerico, then experience the excitement of Hecho en Jerico, then take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin Botanico Los Balsos, and finally trek along Cerro Las Nubes.

To see maps, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Jerico trip builder website.

Drive from Medellin to Jerico in 3 hours. In December in Jerico, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Salento.

Things to do in Jerico

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails
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Ride / Activity
Hecho en Jerico
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Art Museum
Maja Museum Jerico
4.6

2
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Salento

Salento ©

Father of Quindio

Founded in 1842, the town of Salento represents the oldest established settlement in Quindio.
On the 16th (Sun), identify plant and animal life at Kasaguadua Natural Reserve, then explore the galleries of Region Paisaje / Landscape Region, then take in the pleasant sights at Ecoparque the Mirador Alto De La Cruz, and finally admire the verdant scenery at Valle del Cocora. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the striking landscape of Bosques de Cocora.

For maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Salento online itinerary builder.

You can drive from Jerico to Salento in 5 hours. In December, daytime highs in Salento are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Manizales.

Things to do in Salento

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Shopping
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National Park
Bosques de Cocora
4.8

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 18th (Tue): look for all kinds of wild species at Reserva Ecologica Rio Blanco, take in nature's colorful creations at Recinto del Pensamiento, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Manizales Cathedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Plaza de Bolivar, then relax in the rural setting at Orchids & Birds Finca Romelia, then make a trip to Torre de El Cable, and finally catch a live event at Estadio Palogrande.

For photos, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read Manizales trip itinerary planning site.

You can drive from Salento to Manizales in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. While traveling from Salento, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Manizales, ranging from highs of 22°C to lows of 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to travel to Villa de Leyva.

Things to do in Manizales

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites
Highlights from your trip

1
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Villa de Leyva

Villa de Leyva ©
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.
On the 20th (Thu), explore the activities along Laguna de Iguaque, then see the interesting displays at Museo Paleontológico, and then don't miss a visit to Hotel Plaza Mayor Villa de Leyva. On the 21st (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: find something for the whole family at Parque Gondava, identify plant and animal life at Granja de Avestruces, then admire the landmark architecture of Casa Terracota, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia de Nuestra Senora del Rosario.

To find ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Villa de Leyva trip itinerary planning app.

Getting from Manizales to Villa de Leyva by combination of flight and bus takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can drive to Bogota.

Things to do in Villa de Leyva

Theme Parks · Parks · Nature · Museums
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Theme Park
Parque Gondava
3.6
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Specialty Museum
Museo Paleontológico
3.9

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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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Gold Museum (Museo del Oro) and Monserrate. Explore Bogota's surroundings by going to Parque Jaime Duque (in Tocancipa), Catedral de Sal de Zipaquira (in Zipaquira) and Laguna de Guatavita (in Tierra Negra). The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at Museo Botero del Banco de la Republica, don't miss a visit to Teatro Mayor Julio Mario Santo Domingo, wander the streets of Parque 93, and take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin Botanico de Bogota Jose Celestino Mutis.

To find where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Bogota tour planner.

Getting from Villa de Leyva to Bogota by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in December, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Bogota

Parks · Nature · Theme Parks · Museums

Side Trips

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Theme Park
Parque Jaime Duque
4.7

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