37 days in Salento, Medellin & Bogota Itinerary

37 days in Salento, Medellin & Bogota Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Wellington
+2
Fly + Taxi + Bus:  34 h
1
Salento
— 8 nights
Bus + Fly:  3 h
2
Medellin
— 11 nights
Fly:  1 h 15 min
3
Bogota
— 14 nights
Fly + Bus:  25 h
End: Wellington

8
nights
Salento

Salento ©
Founded in 1842, the town of Salento represents the oldest established settlement in Quindio.
Change things up with these side-trips from Salento: Manizales (Parque Nacional Natural Los Nevados & Parque Tematico Laguna Negra), Parroquia Jesus Maria y Jose (in Quimbaya) and Los Nevados National Park (in La Estrella). And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Kasaguadua Natural Reserve, admire the verdant scenery at Valle del Cocora, relax in the rural setting at El Recuerdo Finca Cafetera Tradicional, and savor a delicious cup with a coffee and tea tour.

To see ratings, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read our Salento route planner.

Wellington, New Zealand to Salento is an approximately 29- hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of train, taxi, flight, and bus; or do a combination of flight and taxi. You'll gain 17 hours traveling from Wellington to Salento due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Wellington in October, expect nights in Salento to be a bit warmer, around 20°C, while days are much warmer, around 32°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Medellin.

Things to do in Salento

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Manizales, Filandia, Parroquia Jesus Maria y Jose, Los Nevados National Park
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Kasaguadua Natural Reserve ©
Kasaguadua Natural Reserve
Bosques de Cocora ©
Bosques de Cocora
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours

11
nights
Medellin

Nestled between rising hills in a narrow valley, Medellin serves as an energetic melting pot of people from all socio-economic classes.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Medellin: Piedra Del Penol (in Guatape), Parque Tematico Replica del Viejo Penol (in Penol) and Cafe de la Cima (in Fredonia). And it doesn't end there: get the lay of the land with Walking tours, get outside with Outdoor Activities, identify plant and animal life at Parque Arvi, and get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Parque Explora.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Medellin using our trip planner.

Do a combination of bus and flight from Salento to Medellin in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. October in Medellin sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) to allow time to travel to Bogota.

Things to do in Medellin

Parks Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Rionegro, Parroquia Sta Ana Santuario de Maria Auxiliadora .Sabaneta, Piedra Del Penol, Tejo In Medellin (tour), Parque Tematico Replica del Viejo Penol
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Off-Road Tours
Walking tours
medellin 2000m DESCENT ©
medellin 2000m DESCENT

14
nights
Bogota

Bogota ©
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Bogota: Laguna de Guatavita (in Tierra Negra), Zipaquira (Catedral de Sal de Zipaquira, Museo Arqueologico de Zipaquira, &more) and Tocancipa (Club de Golf UMB Universidad Manuela Beltran, Iglesia de Nuestra Senora de Fatima, &more). The adventure continues: examine the collection at Gold Museum (Museo del Oro), make a trip to Casa Libreria Wilborada 1047, savor the flavors at Food & Drink, and contemplate the long history of Bolivar Square.

For photos, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Bogota trip itinerary app.

Traveling by flight from Medellin to Bogota takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Traveling from Medellin in October, expect Bogota to be little chillier, temps between 22°C and 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Bogota

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Zipaquira, Tocancipa, Club de Golf San Andres, Laguna de Guatavita, Centro de Memoria El Cuartico
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Gold Museum (Museo del Oro) ©
Gold Museum (Museo del Oro)
Museo Botero del Banco de la Republica ©
Museo Botero del Banco de la Republica
Monserrate ©
Monserrate

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