20 days in Santander Department Itinerary

20 days in Santander Department Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Santander Department travel route maker

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Fly
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Bucaramanga
— 5 nights
Drive
2
Zapatoca
— 1 night
Drive
3
Socorro
— 1 night
Drive
4
Barichara
— 4 nights
Drive
5
San Gil
— 3 nights
Drive
6
Paramo
— 1 night
Drive
7
Curiti
— 2 nights
Drive
8
Los Santos
— 1 night
Drive to Palonegro Airport, Fly to Barranquilla

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Bucaramanga

— 5 nights

City of Parks

A tour of Bucaramanga may yield little evidence that it dates back as far as 1622.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Iglesia de San Pedro Claver and Club del Comercio. Capilla Nuestra Senora de las Nieves and Iglesia San Laureano are good opportunities to explore the local culture. And it doesn't end there: take in the dramatic natural features at Canon Del Chicamocha, shop like a local with Plaza de Mercado Guarin, buy something for everyone on your list at Cacique el Centro Comercial, and stroll around Parque Gallineral de Giron.

To find other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Bucaramanga online trip itinerary maker.

Barranquilla to Bucaramanga is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. In April, Bucaramanga is slightly colder than Barranquilla - with highs of 30°C and lows of 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can travel to Zapatoca.

Things to do in Bucaramanga

Shopping · Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

Zapatoca

— 1 night
Zapatoca is a town and municipality in the Santander Department in northeastern Colombia. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sun): get great views at Mirador Los Guanes, then Head underground at Cueva del Nitro, and then see the interesting displays at La Casa Del Quijote.

To see ratings, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Zapatoca travel route builder.

Drive from Bucaramanga to Zapatoca in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in April, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can travel to Socorro.

Things to do in Zapatoca

Nature · Parks · Museums

Socorro

— 1 night
Socorro is a town and municipality in the Santander Department in northeastern Colombia. On the 22nd (Mon), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia Nuestra Senora de Chiquinquira El Socorro, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral Nuestra Senora del Socorro, and then don't miss a visit to Capilla Inmaculada Concepcion, El Socorro.

To see traveler tips, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Socorro trip itinerary builder website.

You can drive from Zapatoca to Socorro in 4 hours. In April in Socorro, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 22°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can go by car to Barichara.

Things to do in Socorro

Historic Sites

Barichara

— 4 nights
A charming town of just over 7,000 people, Barichara displays rustic, dusty orange-colored architecture, protected by the Colombian People's Heritage Network.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Guane and Parque Para Las Artes. Fundacion San Lorenzo De Barichara and Casa de la Cultura Emiliano Pradilla Gonzalez are good opportunities to explore the local culture. The adventure continues: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia de Santa Lucia de Guane, appreciate the history behind Monumento al Buey, examine the collection at Museo Isaias Ardila Diaz, and walk around Parque Infantil Mirador.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Barichara trip planner.

Traveling by car from Socorro to Barichara takes an hour. In April in Barichara, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to drive to San Gil.

Things to do in Barichara

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

San Gil

— 3 nights

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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Sat): walk around Parque La Libertad, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Parroquia Catedral de Santa Cruz, and then get outside with Parapente Paravolar Colombia. On the 28th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: head outdoors with Bungee Extremo San Gil, then look for gifts at Centro Comercial El Puente, and then see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour.

To see photos and more tourist information, read San Gil holiday planner.

You can drive from Barichara to San Gil in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April, daytime highs in San Gil are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. On the 29th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Paramo.

Things to do in San Gil

Outdoors · Tours · Shopping · Historic Sites

Paramo

— 1 night
Plan my day in Paramo using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Paramo is just a short distance from San Gil. April in Paramo sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 22°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can travel to Curiti.

Things to do in Paramo

Nature · Parks · Museums

Side Trip

Curiti

— 2 nights
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Wed): explore the activities along Balneario Pescaderito and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Catedral de Curiti.

To find ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read our Curiti trip itinerary maker website.

Getting from Paramo to Curiti by car takes about an hour. In April, daytime highs in Curiti are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. You'll set off for Los Santos on the 2nd (Thu).

Things to do in Curiti

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites
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Los Santos

— 1 night
Los Santos is a town and municipality in the Santander Department in northeastern Colombia. On the 2nd (Thu), make a trip to La Mesa de los Santos.

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

You can drive from Curiti to Los Santos in 3 hours. In May in Los Santos, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 22°C at night. On the 3rd (Fri), you're off to home.
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Santander Department travel guide

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National Parks · Kayaking & Canoeing · Churches