45 days in Colombia Itinerary

45 days in Colombia Itinerary

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Pasto
— 3 nights
Drive
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Tuquerres
— 2 nights
Drive
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Cumbal
— 3 nights
Drive to San Luis Airport, Fly to Cali
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Cali
— 6 nights
Drive
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Popayan
— 6 nights
Drive
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Inza
— 3 nights
Drive
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El Cerrito
— 3 nights
Drive
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Calima
— 3 nights
Drive
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Buenaventura
— 3 nights
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Malpelo Island
— 3 nights
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Capurgana
— 3 nights
Ferry to Turbo, Fly to Bahia Solano
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Bahia Solano
— 3 nights
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Pasto

— 3 nights

Surprise City

Pasto sits in the Andes mountain range at an altitude of 2,527 m (8,290 ft) above sea level.
Go for a jaunt from Pasto to Ipiales to see Las Lajas Sanctuary about 1h 55 min away. The adventure continues: contemplate the waterfront views at La Laguna de la Cocha, have fun at Estadio Departamental Libertad, make a trip to Plaza de Narino, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Templo de San Felipe.

To find more things to do, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read Pasto trip planner.

Medellin to Pasto is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. In December, Pasto is much colder than Medellin - with highs of 19°C and lows of 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Tuquerres.

Things to do in Pasto

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Fun & Games

Side Trip

Tuquerres

— 2 nights
Túquerres is a town and municipality in the Nariño Department, Colombia. On the 25th (Tue), get impressive views of Laguna Verde Volcan Azufral.

To see more things to do, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Tuquerres travel planner.

You can drive from Pasto to Tuquerres in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in December, and nighttime lows around 7°C. You'll set off for Cumbal on the 26th (Wed).

Things to do in Tuquerres

Parks · Nature
Highlights from your trip

Cumbal

— 3 nights
Cumbal is a town and municipality in the Nariño Department, Colombia. Cumbal is known for nature. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the geological forces at Volcan Cumbal.

To see ratings, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Cumbal trip planner.

Traveling by car from Tuquerres to Cumbal takes an hour. In December, daily temperatures in Cumbal can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. On the 29th (Sat), you'll travel to Cali.

Things to do in Cumbal

Parks · Nature
Highlights from your trip

Cali

— 6 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.
Cali is known for zoos & aquariums, historic sites, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of El Gato Del Rio( Gato De Tejada), examine the collection at Caliwood Museo de la Cinematografia, take a stroll through Barrio San Antonio, and pause for some photo ops at Cristo Rey.

To find more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Cali day trip planning tool.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Cumbal to Cali. Traveling from Cumbal in December, expect nights in Cali to be somewhat warmer, around 22°C, while days are much warmer, around 35°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Popayan.

Things to do in Cali

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Historic Sites

Popayan

— 6 nights

White City

Popayan vacations hold plenty of appeal for international and domestic visitors, as the city represent one of the most entertaining and culturally enriching urban centers on the continent.
When in Popayan, make a side trip to see Termales Aquatibia in Coconuco, approximately Coconuco away. Spend the 6th (Sun) exploring nature at Purace National Natural Park. And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Parque Caldas, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia de San Francisco, steep yourself in history at Centro Historico de Popayan, and stop by Pueblito Patojo.

To see ratings, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read our Popayan trip planner.

You can drive from Cali to Popayan in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. When traveling from Cali in January, plan for slightly colder days in Popayan, with highs around 24°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 22°C. On the 10th (Thu), you're off to Inza.

Things to do in Popayan

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Inza

— 3 nights
Spend the 11th (Fri) exploring ancient history at Tierradentro.

To see more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Inza online driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Popayan to Inza in 3 hours. In January, daytime highs in Inza are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. You'll set off for El Cerrito on the 13th (Sun).

Things to do in Inza

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites
Highlights from your trip

El Cerrito

— 3 nights
El Cerrito is a town and municipality located in the Department of Valle del Cauca, Colombia. Explore El Cerrito's surroundings by going to Palmira (Estadio Deportivo Cali, Reserva Natural Nirvana, &more) and Buga (Parroquia Catedral San Pedro de Buga & Basilica Del Señor de los Milagros). There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Hacienda El Paraiso, pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de Nuestra Senora del Rosario del Palmar, and walk around Parque de los Bomberos.

To see photos, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the El Cerrito travel planner.

Drive from Inza to El Cerrito in 5 hours. When traveling from Inza in January, plan for somewhat warmer days in El Cerrito, with highs around 36°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Calima.

Things to do in El Cerrito

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trips

Calima

— 3 nights
Calima is a municipality located in the Department of Valle del Cauca, Colombia. Calima is known for adventure, outdoors, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the waterfront views at Calima Lake, head outdoors with Zona de camping lago calima berlin, take an in-depth tour of Museo Arqueologico Calima, and stroll through Sendero Ecologico Las Brumas.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Calima online trip builder.

Traveling by car from El Cerrito to Calima takes 2 hours. Traveling from El Cerrito in January, Calima is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 34°C. You'll set off for Buenaventura on the 19th (Sat).

Things to do in Calima

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trip

Buenaventura

— 3 nights
Buenaventura is a coastal seaport city on the department of Valle del Cauca, Colombia (South America). Buenaventura is known for beaches, historic sites, and nature. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: kick back and relax at Playa Juan de Dios, buy something for everyone on your list at Centro Comercial Viva Buenaventura, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Catedral de Buenaventura, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Juanchaco.

To find ratings, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read our Buenaventura road trip app.

Drive from Calima to Buenaventura in 2.5 hours. January in Buenaventura sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 34°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can travel to Malpelo Island.

Things to do in Buenaventura

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trip

Malpelo Island

— 3 nights
Malpelo Island is known for parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: stroll through Isla de Malpelo.

To see more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Malpelo Island day trip tool.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Buenaventura to Malpelo Island. On the 26th (Sat), you'll travel to Capurgana.

Things to do in Malpelo Island

Parks · Wildlife
Highlights from your trip

Capurgana

— 3 nights
Capurgana is known for nature, wildlife, and beaches. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along La coquerita, kick back and relax at Bahia el Aguacate, take in the dramatic scenery at Reserva Natural El Cielo, and get outside with Cabo Tiburon.

To find photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Capurgana online travel planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Malpelo Island to Capurgana. You'll set off for Bahia Solano on the 30th (Wed).

Things to do in Capurgana

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

Bahia Solano

— 3 nights
Bahía Solano is a municipality and town in the Chocó Department, Colombia. When in Bahia Solano, make a side trip to see Parque Nacional Natural Utria in Nuqui, approximately Nuqui away. There's still lots to do: delve into the lush surroundings at Jardin Botanico del Pacifico, deepen your understanding at Tortugas Del Pacifico, stroll through Playa El Almejal, and get outside with Avistamiento de Ballenas Jorobadas.

To see traveler tips and tourist information, refer to the Bahia Solano trip itinerary planning website.

Traveling by combination of ferry and flight from Capurgana to Bahia Solano takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Bahia Solano

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Nature

Side Trip

Colombia travel guide

4.1
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.

Valle del Cauca Department travel guide

4.6
Zoos · Specialty Museums · Monuments

Cauca Department travel guide

4.1
Landmarks · Architectural Buildings · Ruins

Choco Department travel guide

4.4
Outdoor Activities · Beaches · Bodies of Water