7 days in Bogota & Villa de Leyva Itinerary

7 days in Bogota & Villa de Leyva Itinerary

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Bogota

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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.
Venture out of the city with trips to 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), don't miss a visit to Monserrate, take an in-depth tour of Casa Museo Quinta de Bolivar, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at La Catedral Primada.

To find ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Bogota travel itinerary planner.

Medellin to Bogota is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Medellin in January, plan for a bit cooler days and much colder nights in Bogota: temperatures range from 23°C by day to 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to drive to Villa de Leyva.

Things to do in Bogota

Museums · Parks · Nature · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

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Barrio La Candelaria
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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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Villa de Leyva: Tunja (Capilla y Museo de Santa Clara la Real & Templo De Santo Domingo). And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Hotel Plaza Mayor Villa de Leyva, see the interesting displays at Museo Paleontológico, contemplate the waterfront views at Pozos Azules, and admire the landmark architecture of Casa Terracota.

To find ratings, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Villa de Leyva online vacation planner.

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

Things to do in Villa de Leyva

Museums · Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

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Casa Terracota
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