9 days in Quindio Department, Risaralda Department & Caldas Department Itinerary

9 days in Quindio Department, Risaralda Department & Caldas Department Itinerary

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Route & dates

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Montenegro
— 1 night
2
Armenia
— 1 night
3
Salento
— 2 nights
4
Pereira
— 2 nights
5
Salamina
— 1 night
6
Manizales
— 1 night

1
night
Montenegro

Montenegro ©
Named after the dark trees covering the area's hills, Montenegro (literally Black Mountain) sits in a verdant zone irrigated by three major rivers.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): explore the galleries of Aldea del Artesano Quimbaya, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at Parroquia Jesus Maria y Jose, thenadmire the sheer force of Balsaje la Berraquera, and finally relax in the rural setting at Finca Tematica La Divisa. On the 4th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: relax in the rural setting at El Paraiso del Bambu y La Guadua, thenhead outdoors with Globos Colombia, and then get outside with Canopy Los Caracolies.

To see maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Montenegro tour itinerary builder site.

Medellin to Montenegro is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In April, daytime highs in Montenegro are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Armenia.

Things to do in Montenegro

Outdoors Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Quimbaya, Finca Tematica La Divisa
Highlights from your plan
Globos Colombia ©
Globos Colombia
Canopy Los Caracolies ©
Canopy Los Caracolies
Aldea del Artesano Quimbaya ©
Aldea del Artesano Quimbaya

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night
Armenia

Armenia ©
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 see traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read Armenia travel route planning tool.

Armenia is just a short distance from Montenegro. In April, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can drive to Salento.

Things to do in Armenia

Shopping Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Portal del Quindio ©
Portal del Quindio
Museo del Oro Quimbaya ©
Museo del Oro Quimbaya

2
nights
Salento

Salento ©
Founded in 1842, the town of Salento represents the oldest established settlement in Quindio.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: identify plant and animal life at Kasaguadua Natural Reserve, indulge in your favorite hot beverage with a coffee and tea tour, thenpause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia Nuestra Senora del Carmen, and finally explore the striking landscape of Bosques de Cocora.

To find maps, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Salento trip itinerary app.

Drive from Armenia to Salento in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in April, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can drive to Pereira.

Things to do in Salento

Parks Tours Nature
Highlights from your plan
Kasaguadua Natural Reserve ©
Kasaguadua Natural Reserve
Bosques de Cocora ©
Bosques de Cocora
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours

2
nights
Pereira

Pereira ©
A center of commerce and trade, the thriving city of Pereira was founded in 1863.
On the 7th (Tue), snap pictures at Puente Helicoidal. Keep things going the next day: test the waters at a local thermal spa, pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia de Guadalupe, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral Nuestra Senora del Carmen.

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Traveling by car from Salento to Pereira takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Salamina.

Things to do in Pereira

Historic Sites Spas Wildlife

Side Trips

Cartago, El Palacio del Barbas, Thermal Spas, Casa de la Cultura, Puente Helicoidal
Highlights from your plan
Catedral Nuestra Senora del Carmen ©
Catedral Nuestra Senora del Carmen
Casa de la Cultura ©
Casa de la Cultura
El Palacio del Barbas ©
El Palacio del Barbas

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Salamina

Salamina ©
Salamina is a town and municipality in the colombian department of Caldas. On the 10th (Fri), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basílica menor de la Inmaculada Concepción, take in the spiritual surroundings of Iglesia de San Felix, and then delve into the lush surroundings at Bosque de Palma de Cera.

For other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read our Salamina day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Pereira to Salamina takes 3 hours. Traveling from Pereira in April, expect Salamina to be a bit cooler, temps between °C and °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can drive to Manizales.

Things to do in Salamina

Historic Sites Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Basílica menor de la Inmaculada Concepción ©
Iglesia de San Felix ©
Iglesia de San Felix

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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 11th (Sat): identify plant and animal life at Parque Natural Privado Volcan Cerro Bravo, thensee the interesting displays at Museo Once Caldas, thenpause for some serene contemplation at Basílica Inmaculada Concepción, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Our Lady of the Rosary.

For traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Manizales road trip planning site.

Drive from Salamina to Manizales in 2 hours. In April, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Manizales

Historic Sites Wildlife Parks
Highlights from your plan
Basílica Inmaculada Concepción ©
Basílica Inmaculada Concepción
Parque Natural Privado Volcan Cerro Bravo ©
Parque Natural Privado Volcan Cerro Bravo
Our Lady of the Rosary ©
Our Lady of the Rosary