7 days in Bogota & Villa de Leyva Itinerary

7 days in Bogota & Villa de Leyva Itinerary

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Bogota
— 3 nights
Drive
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Villa de Leyva
— 3 nights
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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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bogota: Catedral de Sal de Zipaquira (in Zipaquira) and Laguna de Guatavita (in Tierra Negra). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Gold Museum (Museo del Oro), shop like a local with Parque 93, admire the masterpieces at Museo Botero del Banco de la Republica, and make a trip to Teatro Mayor Julio Mario Santo Domingo.

To see ratings, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read Bogota online travel planner.

Medellin to Bogota is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Medellin in January, expect nights in Bogota to be much colder, around 7°C, while days are slightly colder, around 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Villa de Leyva.

Things to do in Bogota

Museums · Parks · Nature · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
Barrio La Candelaria ©
Neighborhood
Barrio La Candelaria
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3
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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.
Get out of town with these interesting Villa de Leyva side-trips: Parque Central y Feria Dulce de Iza (in Iza) and Tunja (Capilla y Museo de Santa Clara la Real, Iglesia de San Ignacio, &more). The adventure continues: make a trip to Hotel Plaza Mayor Villa de Leyva, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia del Carmen, stroll around Parque El Carmen, and engage your brain at Centro de Investigaciones Paleontologicas - CIP.

To find reviews, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Villa de Leyva trip itinerary builder app.

Traveling by car from Bogota to Villa de Leyva takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can go by car back home.

Things to do in Villa de Leyva

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
Museo Paleontológico ©
Specialty Museum
Museo Paleontológico
3.9
Iglesia de San Ignacio ©
Religious Site
Iglesia de San Ignacio
4.9

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