52 days in Colombia Itinerary

52 days in Colombia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Colombia holiday maker

Plan created by another user. Make it yours
1
Bogota
— 1 night
2
Neiva
— 1 night
3
Villavieja
— 1 night
4
Zipaquira
— 1 night
5
Villa de Leyva
— 1 night
6
Tunja
— 1 night
7
Barichara
— 1 night
8
San Gil
— 1 night
9
Bucaramanga
— 4 nights
10
Santa Marta
— 1 night
11
Taganga
— 1 night
12
Tayrona National Park
— 1 night
13
Minca
— 1 night
14
Palomino
— 1 night
15
Riohacha
— 2 nights
16
Cabo de La Vela
— 1 night
17
Barranquilla
— 1 night
18
Cartagena
— 1 night
19
Mompos
— 1 night
20
San Onofre
— 1 night
21
San Andres Island
— 2 nights
22
Medellin
— 1 night
23
Guatape
— 1 night
24
Santa Fe de Antioquia
— 1 night
25
Jerico
— 1 night
26
Jardin
— 1 night
27
Manizales
— 1 night
28
Pereira
— 1 night
29
Salento
— 1 night
30
Filandia
— 1 night
31
Armenia
— 1 night
32
Buenavista
— 1 night
33
Cali
— 1 night
34
Buga
— 1 night
35
Popayan
— 1 night
36
Inza
— 1 night
37
San Agustin
— Few hours
38
Pasto
— 2 nights
39
Ipiales
— Few hours
40
Neiva
— 3 nights

S M T W T F S
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26

1
night
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.
For more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Bogota travel planning website.

London, UK to Bogota is an approximately 15-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 5 hours traveling from London to Bogota. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from London in November; daily highs in Bogota reach 22°C and lows reach 10°C. You'll set off for Neiva on the 3rd (Tue).

Things to do in Bogota

Nightlife · Outdoors · Tours · Parks

1
night
Neiva

Neiva ©
Neiva is the capital of the Department of Huila. On the 3rd (Tue), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Catedral de Neiva. Keep things going the next day: boost your wellbeing at Los Angeles Termal.

For where to stay and other tourist information, read our Neiva day trip planning site.

Drive from Bogota to Neiva in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Plan for warmer temperatures traveling from Bogota in November, with highs in Neiva at 37°C and lows at 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Villavieja.

Things to do in Neiva

Historic Sites · Spas

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Los Angeles Termal ©
Los Angeles Termal

1
night
Villavieja

Villavieja ©
Clinging to the banks of the Magdalena River, Villavieja serves as a gateway to the Tatacoa Desert.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Thu): examine the collection at Casa del Totumo and then identify plant and animal life at Desierto de la Tatacoa.

To find traveler tips, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, use the Villavieja online trip planner.

You can drive from Neiva to Villavieja in an hour. In November, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to travel to Zipaquira.

Things to do in Villavieja

Wildlife · Parks · Museums
Highlights from your plan
Desierto de la Tatacoa ©
Desierto de la Tatacoa
Casa del Totumo ©
Casa del Totumo

1
night
Zipaquira

Zipaquira ©
A tour of Zipaquira, the salt-mining capital of Colombia, remains one of the best day-trip ideas from Bogota.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Fri): Head underground at Esensal and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de Sal de Zipaquira.

For photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Zipaquira trip planner.

You can drive from Villavieja to Zipaquira in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In November, Zipaquira is colder than Villavieja - with highs of 22°C and lows of 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can drive to Villa de Leyva.

Things to do in Zipaquira

Historic Sites · Spas · Parks · Nature
Highlights from your plan
Catedral de Sal de Zipaquira ©
Catedral de Sal de Zipaquira
Esensal ©
Esensal

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Hotel Plaza Mayor Villa de Leyva and then admire the landmark architecture of Casa Terracota.

To see traveler tips, maps, reviews, and tourist information, use the Villa de Leyva trip maker app.

You can drive from Zipaquira to Villa de Leyva in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Tunja.
Highlights from your plan
Hotel Plaza Mayor Villa de Leyva ©
Hotel Plaza Mayor Villa de Leyva
Casa Terracota ©
Casa Terracota

1
night
Tunja

Tunja ©
Sitting on the eastern range of the Colombian Andes, the city of Tunja was founded by the Spanish in the first half of the 16th century.
On the 8th (Sun), don't miss a visit to Parque Central y Feria Dulce de Iza and then don't miss a visit to Plaza de Bolivar.

Plan my Tunja trip by asking Inpirock to come up with tips and suggestions.

Drive from Villa de Leyva to Tunja in an hour. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Barichara.
Highlights from your plan
Plaza de Bolivar ©
Plaza de Bolivar

1
night
Barichara

Barichara ©
A charming town of just over 7,000 people, Barichara displays rustic, dusty orange-colored architecture, protected by the Colombian People's Heritage Network.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Mon): explore the different monuments and memorials at Cementerio Barichara, pause for some photo ops at Monumento al Buey, then make a trip to Capilla de Santa Barbara, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de la Inmaculada Concepcion.

To find reviews, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Barichara travel planner.

Getting from Tunja to Barichara by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive. In November, daily temperatures in Barichara can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can drive to San Gil.

Things to do in Barichara

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Catedral de la Inmaculada Concepcion ©
Catedral de la Inmaculada Concepcion
Cementerio  Barichara ©
Cementerio Barichara
Capilla de Santa Barbara ©
Capilla de Santa Barbara

1
night
San Gil

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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Tue): stroll around Parque La Libertad, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, and then head outdoors with Bungee Extremo San Gil.

To find ratings, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our San Gil travel route builder app.

Getting from Barichara to San Gil by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in San Gil can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. You'll set off for Bucaramanga on the 11th (Wed).

Things to do in San Gil

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure · Parks
Highlights from your plan
Kayaking & Canoeing
Bungee Extremo San Gil ©
Bungee Extremo San Gil
Parque La Libertad ©
Parque La Libertad

4
nights
Bucaramanga

Bucaramanga ©

City of Parks

A tour of Bucaramanga may yield little evidence that it dates back as far as 1622.
Spend the 12th (Thu) exploring nature at Parque Nacional de Chicamocha. There's much more to do: get outside with Club Campestre Bucaramanga, walk around Parque Gallineral de Giron, snap pictures at Puente del Bicentenario, and explore the world behind art at Museo de Arte Moderno de Bucaramanga.

For ratings, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Bucaramanga trip planner.

Take a bus from San Gil to Bucaramanga in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In November, daytime highs in Bucaramanga are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can travel to Santa Marta.

Things to do in Bucaramanga

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Cathedral of the Holy Family ©
Cathedral of the Holy Family
Club Campestre Bucaramanga ©
Club Campestre Bucaramanga
Universidad Industrial de Santander - UIS ©
Universidad Industrial de Santander - UIS

1
night
Santa Marta

Santa Marta

America's Pearl

Many visitors begin their Santa Marta holiday, surrounded by urban clutter and heavy traffic, expecting little from the city in terms of historical importance.
To see traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Santa Marta online route builder.

You can fly from Bucaramanga to Santa Marta in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Bucaramanga in November, expect Santa Marta to be somewhat warmer, temps between 38°C and 28°C. You'll set off for Taganga on the 16th (Mon).

Things to do in Santa Marta

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Nightlife

1
night
Taganga

Known as a nightlife and scuba diving spot, Taganga became a major destination for backpackers and weekend revelers about a decade ago.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Mon): look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Grande.

To find where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Taganga attractions planner.

Taganga is just a stone's throw from Santa Marta. In November, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Tayrona National Park.

Things to do in Taganga

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Playa Grande ©
Playa Grande

1
night
Tayrona National Park

Tayrona National Park
On the 18th (Wed), enjoy the sand and surf at Cabo San Juan Del Guia.

For reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Tayrona National Park trip maker website.

Getting from Taganga to Tayrona National Park by car takes about 1.5 hours. November in Tayrona National Park sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 28°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Minca.

Things to do in Tayrona National Park

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

1
night
Minca

Minca
A Minca vacation takes you to a small mountain village nestled above Santa Marta in the Sierra Nevada.
To find photos, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Minca online vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Tayrona National Park to Minca takes 1.5 hours. November in Minca sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 28°C at night. On the 19th (Thu), you're off to Palomino.

Things to do in Minca

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Wildlife

1
night
Palomino

Palomino
Start off your visit on the 19th (Thu): kick back and relax at Playas de Palomino.

To see traveler tips, ratings, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Palomino trip site.

Traveling by car from Minca to Palomino takes 2 hours. In November, daytime highs in Palomino are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Riohacha.

Things to do in Palomino

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

2
nights
Riohacha

Riohacha ©
Lying where the Rancheria River flows into the Caribbean Sea, Riohacha serves as a gateway to the desert region of La Guajira Peninsula.
Riohacha is known for adventure, outdoors, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral Nuestra Senora de los Remedios, make a trip to Camellon de Riohacha, indulge your taste buds at El Mercado Nuevo, and indulge in some personalized pampering at Spa Holistico Riohacha.

To find reviews, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Riohacha online road trip planner.

You can drive from Palomino to Riohacha in 1.5 hours. In November, daytime highs in Riohacha are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to travel to Cabo de La Vela.

Things to do in Riohacha

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Spas · Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Catedral Nuestra Senora de los Remedios ©
Catedral Nuestra Senora de los Remedios
Spa Holistico Riohacha ©
Spa Holistico Riohacha
El Mercado Nuevo ©
El Mercado Nuevo

1
night
Cabo de La Vela

Cabo de La Vela
For ratings, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, use the Cabo de La Vela visit site.

You can drive from Riohacha to Cabo de La Vela in 3 hours. Another option is to drive. On the 23rd (Mon), you'll travel to Barranquilla.

Things to do in Cabo de La Vela

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure · Parks

1
night
Barranquilla

Barranquilla

Golden Gate of Colombia

An industrial port city on Colombia's Caribbean coast, Barranquilla represents the fourth-most populous city in the country.
To find ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Barranquilla road trip tool.

Traveling by car from Cabo de La Vela to Barranquilla takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In November, daytime highs in Barranquilla are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. On the 24th (Tue), you'll travel to Cartagena.

Things to do in Barranquilla

1
night
Cartagena

Cartagena ©

City of Heroes

The site of the continent's first Spanish colony, Cartagena retains much of its colonial flavor thanks to a World Heritage-listed old town, encircled by old walls and protected by imposing fortresses.
On the 24th (Tue), take in the spiritual surroundings of Convent of Santa Cruz de la Popa, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sanctuary of Saint Peter Claver, and then contemplate the long history of Plaza Santo Domingo. Here are some ideas for day two: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports and then step into the grandiose world of Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas.

To find traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Cartagena trip itinerary builder website.

Traveling by car from Barranquilla to Cartagena takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in November, and nighttime lows around 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to travel to Mompos.

Things to do in Cartagena

Highlights from your plan
Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas ©
Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas
Boat Tours & Water Sports
Plaza Santo Domingo ©
Plaza Santo Domingo

1
night
Mompos

Mompos ©

City of God

Perched on an island at the confluence of the Magdalena and Cauca rivers, Mompos offers a charming blend of historical architecture and traditional Colombian culture.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Thu): admire the natural beauty at Parque lineal Bosque Santander and then make a trip to Centro Historico de Santa Cruz de Mompox.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Mompos trip planner.

Drive from Cartagena to Mompos in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can travel to San Onofre.

Things to do in Mompos

Wildlife · Parks
Highlights from your plan
Centro Historico de Santa Cruz de Mompox ©
Centro Historico de Santa Cruz de Mompox

1
night
San Onofre

San Onofre
Basking in the sun of Colombia's northern coast, San Onofre offers a handful of beautifully preserved historical sites.
Playas Rincon del Mar has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Fri): admire all the interesting features of Balsillas and then kick back and relax at Playas Rincon del Mar. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Sat): get outside with Rincon Dive Center.

To find reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the San Onofre online sightseeing planner.

Drive from Mompos to San Onofre in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in November, and nighttime lows around 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to travel to San Andres Island.

Things to do in San Onofre

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks

2
nights
San Andres Island

San Andres Island ©
The coral San Andres Island boasts a rich colonial history, exotic beaches, and a laidback, tropical lifestyle.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Playa de San Luis and then explore the striking landscape at Hoyo Soplador. On the next day, head off the coast to Johnny Cay and then see some colorful creatures with Scuba San Andres Dive Shop.

To find reviews, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read San Andres Island trip planning tool.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from San Onofre to San Andres Island. November in San Andres Island sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 29°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to travel to Medellin.

Things to do in San Andres Island

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Scuba San Andres Dive Shop ©
Scuba San Andres Dive Shop
Johnny Cay ©
Johnny Cay
Hoyo Soplador ©
Hoyo Soplador

1
night
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.
To see where to stay, maps, and tourist information, use the Medellin trip maker tool.

Traveling by flight from San Andres Island to Medellin takes 4 hours. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from San Andres Island in November; daily highs in Medellin reach 31°C and lows reach 20°C. On the 1st (Tue), you'll travel to Guatape.

Things to do in Medellin

1
night
Guatape

Guatape ©
On the shores of a large artificial lake, Guatape ensures a pleasant experience in a quiet little town known for its friendly residents and attractive architecture.
On the 1st (Tue), explore the striking landscape at Piedra Del Penol. On the 2nd (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: appreciate the extensive heritage of Parque Tematico Replica del Viejo Penol and then add some adventure to your tour with Colombia Getaway.

To see more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Guatape trip planner.

Traveling by car from Medellin to Guatape takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Medellin in December, with highs in Guatape at 25°C and lows at 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) to allow time to drive to Santa Fe de Antioquia.

Things to do in Guatape

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Colombia Getaway ©
Colombia Getaway
Piedra Del Penol ©
Piedra Del Penol
Parque Tematico Replica del Viejo Penol ©
Parque Tematico Replica del Viejo Penol

1
night
Santa Fe de Antioquia

Santa Fe de Antioquia ©
The old mining town of Santa Fe de Antioquia seems suspended in time, with extremely well-preserved colonial-era architecture protected as a national monument since the 1960s.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): trot along with Cabalgatas Carlos Caballos.

To see photos, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Santa Fe de Antioquia tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Guatape to Santa Fe de Antioquia takes 3.5 hours. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Guatape in December: high temperatures in Santa Fe de Antioquia hover around 32°C and lows are around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Thu) to allow time for the car ride to Jerico.

Things to do in Santa Fe de Antioquia

Outdoors · Tours
Highlights from your plan
Cabalgatas Carlos Caballos ©
Cabalgatas Carlos Caballos

1
night
Jerico

Jerico ©
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): relax and rejuvenate at BalancEnergy.

For ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Jerico online travel route planner.

You can drive from Santa Fe de Antioquia to Jerico in 3 hours. In December, daytime highs in Jerico are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Jardin.

Things to do in Jerico

Spas
Highlights from your plan
BalancEnergy ©
BalancEnergy

1
night
Jardin

Jardin ©
El Jardín, often simply referred to as Jardín, is a town and municipality in the southwest region of Antioquia, Colombia. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Fri): make a trip to Centro Historico de Jardin, then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica de la Inmaculada Concepcion, and then identify plant and animal life at Gallito de Roca Preserve. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in nature's colorful creations at Mi Jardin Encantado and then examine the collection at Casa Museo Clara Rojas Pelaez.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Jardin tour website.

Getting from Jerico to Jardin by car takes about 2.5 hours. In December, daytime highs in Jardin are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Manizales.

Things to do in Jardin

Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Museums
Highlights from your plan
Mi Jardin Encantado ©
Mi Jardin Encantado
Centro Historico de Jardin ©
Centro Historico de Jardin
Basilica de la Inmaculada Concepcion ©
Basilica de la Inmaculada Concepcion

1
night
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 6th (Sun): pause for some serene contemplation at Manizales Cathedral.

For more things to do, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Manizales holiday maker website.

Traveling by car from Jardin to Manizales takes 3.5 hours. Traveling from Jardin in December, expect nights in Manizales to be about the same, around 19°C, while days are little chillier, around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can drive to Pereira.

Things to do in Manizales

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Manizales Cathedral ©
Manizales Cathedral

1
night
Pereira

A center of commerce and trade, the thriving city of Pereira was founded in 1863.
For traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Pereira road trip app.

Drive from Manizales to Pereira in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. When traveling from Manizales in December, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Pereira: temperatures range from 31°C by day to 20°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can go by car to Salento.

Things to do in Pereira

Highlights from your plan
Coffee & Tea Tours

1
night
Salento

Salento ©

Father of Quindio

Founded in 1842, the town of Salento represents the oldest established settlement in Quindio.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Tue): identify plant and animal life at Kasaguadua Natural Reserve.

To see maps, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Salento trip itinerary tool.

You can drive from Pereira to Salento in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in December, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Filandia.

Things to do in Salento

Wildlife · Parks
Highlights from your plan
Kasaguadua Natural Reserve ©
Kasaguadua Natural Reserve

1
night
Filandia

Filandia ©
On the 8th (Tue), stop by Maderitas Jugueteria.

To see reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Filandia online attractions planner.

Getting from Salento to Filandia by car takes about an hour. In December, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Armenia.

Things to do in Filandia

Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Maderitas Jugueteria ©
Maderitas Jugueteria

1
night
Armenia

Armenia

Miracle City

The capital city of Quindio Department, Armenia was founded in 1889 by Jesus Maria Ocampo as he sought a hideout in the Quindio mountains.
To find maps, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read our Armenia trip planner.

Traveling by car from Filandia to Armenia takes an hour. In December, daily temperatures in Armenia can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. On the 10th (Thu), you'll travel to Buenavista.

Things to do in Armenia

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

1
night
Buenavista

Buenavista
Just 33 km (21 mi) south of Quindio's departmental capital Armenia, Buenavista has become known for its sweeping views of the region--indeed, it gets its name from these vistas.
To see maps, photos, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Buenavista sightseeing planner.

Getting from Armenia to Buenavista by car takes about an hour. Other options: drive. In December, daily temperatures in Buenavista can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. On the 11th (Fri), you'll travel to Cali.

Things to do in Buenavista

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Nightlife

1
night
Cali

Cali

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.
To see maps, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read our Cali trip planner.

Getting from Buenavista to Cali by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive. In December, daytime highs in Cali are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. On the 12th (Sat), you're off to Buga.

Things to do in Cali

Nightlife · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

1
night
Buga

Buga ©
Buga, formally Guadalajara de Buga, is a city and municipality in the Valle del Cauca Department of Colombia. On the 12th (Sat), make a trip to Hacienda El Paraiso. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Sun): pause for some serene contemplation at Parroquia Catedral San Pedro de Buga.

To find reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Buga day trip planning site.

Drive from Cali to Buga in 1.5 hours. December in Buga sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 22°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can travel to Popayan.

Things to do in Buga

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Parroquia Catedral San Pedro de Buga ©
Parroquia Catedral San Pedro de Buga
Hacienda El Paraiso ©
Hacienda El Paraiso

1
night
Popayan

Popayan ©

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.
On the 14th (Mon), don't miss a visit to Puente del Humilladero.

To find maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Popayan trip app.

You can drive from Buga to Popayan in 3.5 hours. Another option is to drive. Traveling from Buga in December, expect nights in Popayan to be a bit warmer, around 27°C, while days are little chillier, around 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can go by car to Inza.
Highlights from your plan
Puente del Humilladero ©
Puente del Humilladero

1
night
Inza

Inza
For ratings, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Inza travel route planner.

Getting from Popayan to Inza by car takes about 3 hours. In December in Inza, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 27°C at night. On the 15th (Tue), you're off to San Agustin.

Things to do in Inza

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

few
hours
San Agustin

San Agustin
San Agustin remains best known for its archaeological sites, which include the World Heritage-listed San Agustin Archaeological Park.
Plan trip to San Agustin with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Traveling by car from Inza to San Agustin takes 5.5 hours. In December in San Agustin, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 27°C at night. On the 15th (Tue), you'll travel to Pasto.

Things to do in San Agustin

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Nightlife

2
nights
Pasto

Pasto ©

Surprise City

Pasto sits in the Andes mountain range at an altitude of 2,527 m (8,290 ft) above sea level.
Pasto is known for nature, historic sites, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral Pasto, admire the landmark architecture of Centro historico de Pasto, make a trip to Plaza de Narino, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia Santiago Apostol.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Pasto route tool.

You can drive from San Agustin to Pasto in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. While traveling from San Agustin, expect a bit cooler days and much colder nights in Pasto, ranging from highs of 19°C to lows of 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can go by car to Ipiales.

Things to do in Pasto

Historic Sites · Museums
Highlights from your plan
Iglesia Santiago Apostol ©
Iglesia Santiago Apostol
Cathedral Pasto ©
Cathedral Pasto
Museo del Oro Narino ©
Museo del Oro Narino

few
hours
Ipiales

Ipiales

City of the Green Clouds

Situated on a plateau 2,950 m (9,678 ft) above sea level, the city of Ipiales enjoys a subtropical highland climate and the title of highest major city in Colombia.
For maps, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, go to the Ipiales trip itinerary planning site.

Drive from Pasto to Ipiales in 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in December, and nighttime lows around 7°C. You'll set off for Neiva on the 18th (Fri).

Things to do in Ipiales

Historic Sites · Shopping

3
nights
Neiva

Neiva ©
Plan for a day of cool, family-friendly fun on the 20th (Sun) at Playa Juncal. Enjoy Neiva some more: admire the striking features of Edificio Nacional and take in the pleasant sights at Malecon del Rio Magdalena.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Neiva online trip builder.

Explore your travel options from Ipiales to Neiva with the Route module. Prepare for much hotter weather when traveling from Ipiales in December: high temperatures in Neiva hover around 38°C and lows are around 26°C. On the 22nd (Tue), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Neiva

Theme Parks
Highlights from your plan
Playa Juncal ©
Playa Juncal
Edificio Nacional ©
Edificio Nacional
Malecon del Rio Magdalena ©
Malecon del Rio Magdalena

Similar plans

53 days in South America BY A USER FROM BRAZIL January, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, wildlife, extra slow, popular & hidden gems Preferences: January, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, wildlife Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Extra slow 8 days in Colombia BY A USER FROM MOROCCO January, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular sights Preferences: January, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 13 days in Colombia BY A USER FROM MOROCCO February, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular sights Preferences: February, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 13 days in Colombia & Costa Rica BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, wildlife, popular & hidden gems Preferences: May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, wildlife Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium 13 days in Mexico, Colombia & Brazil BY A USER FROM THE NETHERLANDS August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, slow & easy, popular sights Preferences: August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Slow & easy 15 days in Panama & Colombia BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES September, culture, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular sights Preferences: September, culture, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 54 days in South America & Caribbean BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM July, teens, popular sights Preferences: July, teens Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 60 days in Colombia BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES August, fast-paced, popular & hidden gems Preferences: August Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Fast-paced 18 days in Colombia BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM June, culture, outdoors, wildlife, fast-paced, popular & hidden gems Preferences: June, culture, outdoors, wildlife Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Fast-paced 16 days in Colombia BY A USER FROM FRANCE July, culture, outdoors, romantic, hidden gems Preferences: July, culture, outdoors, romantic Attraction style: Hidden gems Pace: Medium 12 days in Colombia BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES September, culture, outdoors, slow & easy, hidden gems Preferences: September, culture, outdoors Attraction style: Hidden gems Pace: Slow & easy
See more plans