8 days in Quindio Department & Salamina Itinerary

8 days in Quindio Department & Salamina Itinerary

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Foot to Bogota, Fly to Montenegro
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Montenegro
— 2 nights
Drive
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Salento
— 3 nights
Drive
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Salamina
— 1 night
Drive
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Armenia
— 1 night
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Montenegro

— 2 nights
Named after the dark trees covering the area's hills, Montenegro (literally Black Mountain) sits in a verdant zone irrigated by three major rivers.
Get out of town with these interesting Montenegro side-trips: Pereira (Coffee & Tea Tours, Catedral de Nuestra Senora de la Pobreza, &more). Pack the 28th (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at Parque del Cafe. Next up on the itinerary: get outside with Globos Colombia.

For ratings, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read Montenegro trip maker app.

Bogota to Montenegro is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Bogota in March, with highs in Montenegro at 32°C and lows at 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to drive to Salento.

Things to do in Montenegro

Tours · Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trip

Salento

— 3 nights

Father of Quindio

Founded in 1842, the town of Salento represents the oldest established settlement in Quindio.
Spend the 30th (Tue) exploring nature at Bosques de Cocora. Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Kasaguadua Natural Reserve, explore the galleries of Region Paisaje / Landscape Region, push the limits with an extreme tour, and experience rural life at Las Acacias Coffee Farm.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Salento trip planner.

Getting from Montenegro to Salento by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Salento can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) early enough to drive to Salamina.

Things to do in Salento

Parks · Nature · Tours · Outdoors

Salamina

— 1 night
Salamina is a town and municipality in the colombian department of Caldas. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basílica menor de la Inmaculada Concepción and then take a peaceful walk through Bosque De Palma De Cera La Samaria.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read Salamina online visit planner.

Drive from Salento to Salamina in 4.5 hours. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Salento in April, with highs in Salamina at 23°C and lows at 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Armenia.

Things to do in Salamina

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Armenia

— 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): head outdoors with Parque de la Vida, take an in-depth tour of Museo del Oro Quimbaya, and then make a trip to Eje Cafetero (Zona Cafetera).

To find maps, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Armenia road trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Salamina to Armenia takes 4 hours. When traveling from Salamina in April, plan for somewhat warmer days in Armenia, with highs around 32°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Armenia

Outdoors · Museums

Side Trip

Quindio Department travel guide

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Theme Parks · National Parks · Landmarks