27 days in Colombia Itinerary

27 days in Colombia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Colombia trip planner

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Yumbo
— 1 day
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El Cerrito
— 1 night
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Buga
— 1 night
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Buenaventura
— 1 night
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Cali
— 18 nights
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Isla Baru
— 2 nights
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Salento
— 3 nights
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Yumbo

— 1 day
Yumbo is a small, industrial city and municipality in western Colombia. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Mon): catch a live event at Estadio Deportivo Cali.

For where to stay, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Yumbo attractions planner.

Cali to Yumbo is an approximately half hour car ride. December in Yumbo sees daily highs of 86°F and lows of 66°F at night. You'll have a few hours on the 18th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to El Cerrito.
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El Cerrito

— 1 night
El Cerrito is a town and municipality located in the Department of Valle del Cauca, Colombia. On the 19th (Tue), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de Nuestra Senora del Rosario del Palmar and then make a trip to Hacienda El Paraiso.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the El Cerrito attractions planning site.

Traveling by car from Yumbo to El Cerrito takes an hour. In December, daytime highs in El Cerrito are 86°F, while nighttime lows are 66°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Buga.

Things to do in El Cerrito

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Buga

— 1 night
Buga, formally Guadalajara de Buga, is a city and municipality in the Valle del Cauca Department of Colombia. Start off your visit on the 20th (Wed): explore the activities along Calima Lake and then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica Del Señor de los Milagros.

To find photos, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Buga trip planner.

Buga is very close to El Cerrito. In December, daily temperatures in Buga can reach 86°F, while at night they dip to 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to drive to Buenaventura.

Things to do in Buga

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Buenaventura

— 1 night
Buenaventura is a coastal seaport city on the department of Valle del Cauca, Colombia (South America). Kick off your visit on the 21st (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Catedral de Buenaventura and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Juan de Dios.

To find more things to do, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read Buenaventura trip itinerary builder tool.

You can drive from Buga to Buenaventura in 2.5 hours. When traveling from Buga in December, plan for slightly colder days in Buenaventura, with highs around 81°F, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 81°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) to allow time to drive to Cali.

Things to do in Buenaventura

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites

Cali

— 18 nights

Salsa Capital of the World

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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Museo Aereo Fenix and Museo de Arte Colonial y Religioso La Merced. Iglesia de San Antonio and Iglesia La Ermita will appeal to history buffs. Spend the 28th (Thu) exploring nature at Farallones de Cali. There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Andoke, look for gifts at Centro Comercial Chipichape, examine the collection at Caliwood Museo de la Cinematografia, and pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia El Templete.

To see more things to do, photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Cali trip itinerary maker app.

Traveling by car from Buenaventura to Cali takes 2.5 hours. Traveling from Buenaventura in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Cali, with lows of 66°F. You'll set off for Isla Baru on the 8th (Mon).

Things to do in Cali

Parks · Theme Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Isla Baru

— 2 nights
Lying south of Cartagena, Isla Baru was connected to the mainland until the construction of the Canal del Dique.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Blanca.

To see maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Isla Baru trip tool.

Getting from Cali to Isla Baru by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a bus. On the 10th (Wed), you'll travel to Salento.

Things to do in Isla Baru

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches
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Salento

— 3 nights

Father of Quindio

Founded in 1842, the town of Salento represents the oldest established settlement in Quindio.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Thu): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Bosques de Cocora. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia Nuestra Senora del Carmen, indulge in your favorite hot beverage with a coffee and tea tour, and then stroll through Kasaguadua Natural Reserve.

To find reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Salento journey maker website.

Getting from Isla Baru to Salento by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Salento are 82°F, while nighttime lows are 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Salento

Parks · Nature · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trip

Colombia travel guide

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Historic Sites · Landmarks · Specialty Museums
Diverse in terms of landscapes, climates, and cultures, Colombia remains one of South America's least explored tourist destinations, overshadowed by its more popular southern neighbors. Combining the best of what the continent has to offer, a vacation in Colombia allows you to blend outdoor adventures with tours of picture-perfect cobblestoned towns dating back to the colonial era. Tourists on a Colombia holiday can easily hop from sun-kissed coastal spots to the hilly coffee-growing region, where thriving plantations quickly give way to a landscape of snow-covered volcanic peaks and the paramo--alpine ecosystems sheltering some of the rarest plants growing above the continuous forest line.