7 days in Cundinamarca Department, Boyaca Department & Bogota Itinerary

7 days in Cundinamarca Department, Boyaca Department & Bogota Itinerary

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Tierra Negra
— 1 day
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Villa de Leyva
— 2 nights
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Zipaquira
— 1 night
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Bogota
— 3 nights
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Tierra Negra

Start off your visit on the 9th (Wed): examine the collection at Museo Indigena Guatavita and then enjoy the sand and surf at Laguna de Guatavita.

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Medellin to Tierra Negra is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Medellin in January: high temperatures in Tierra Negra hover around 20°C and lows are around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Villa de Leyva.

Things to do in Tierra Negra

Nature · Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Side Trip

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Thu): contemplate the waterfront views at Laguna de Iguaque, make a trip to Plaza de Bolivar, and then admire the striking features of Casa Terracota. On your second day here, explore the activities along Pozos Azules, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia de Nuestra Senora del Rosario, then examine the collection at Museo Paleontológico, and finally make a trip to Hotel Plaza Mayor Villa de Leyva.

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Drive from Tierra Negra to Villa de Leyva in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Zipaquira.

Things to do in Villa de Leyva

Nature · Parks · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

1
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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 12th (Sat): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral Diocesana, don't miss a visit to Plaza del Minero, indulge in some personalized pampering at Esensal, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de Sal de Zipaquira, and finally have fun and explore at Museo Arqueologico de Zipaquira.

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Traveling by car from Villa de Leyva to Zipaquira takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a bus. January in Zipaquira sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can go by car to Bogota.

Things to do in Zipaquira

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Spas

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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.
Bogota is known for museums, nature, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at Gold Museum (Museo del Oro), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Monserrate, walk around Parque Metropolitano Simon Bolivar, and contemplate the long history of Bolivar Square.

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Getting from Zipaquira to Bogota by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Bogota when traveling from Zipaquira in January, with lows around 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Bogota

Parks · Museums · Wildlife · Tours

Cundinamarca Department travel guide

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Churches · Beaches · Wildlife Areas

Boyaca Department travel guide

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Landmarks · Bodies of Water · Specialty Museums