14 days in Colombia Itinerary

14 days in Colombia Itinerary

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14 days in Colombia Itinerary

Start: Toronto
Fly:  9 h 45 min
1
Bogota
— 2 nights
Fly:  1 h 45 min
2
Popayan
— 1 night
Bus:  4 h
3
San Agustin
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h 30 min
4
Neiva
— 1 night
Drive:  7 h
5
Salento
— 2 nights
Drive:  5 h
6
Jardin
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 30 min
7
Medellin
— 3 nights
Bus:  1 h 30 min
8
Guatape
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  12 h 15 min
End: Toronto

2
nights
Bogota

Bogota ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Fri): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Monserrate, then examine the collection at Gold Museum (Museo del Oro), and then steep yourself in history at Bolivar plaza. On the next day, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de Sal de Zipaquira, explore the world behind art at Museo Botero del Banco de la Republica, and then stop by Vitrina Guayca.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, go to the Bogota trip maker tool .

Toronto, Canada to Bogota is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also do a combination of shuttle and flight; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Toronto in January, expect Bogota to be much warmer, temps between 23°C and 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) to allow time to travel to Popayan.

Things to do in Bogota

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Catedral de Sal de Zipaquira
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Gold Museum (Museo del Oro) ©
Gold Museum (Museo del Oro)
Monserrate ©
Monserrate

1
night
Popayan

Popayan ©
Popayan vacations hold plenty of appeal for international and domestic visitors, as the city represent one of the most entertaining and culturally enriching urban centers on the continent.
On the 2nd (Sun), make a trip to Parque Caldas, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia Nuestra Senora de la Encarnacion, and then admire the striking features of Paraninfo Caldas.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Popayan trip planner .

You can fly from Bogota to Popayan in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or drive. Traveling from Bogota in February, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be warmer in Popayan, with lows of 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to catcht the bus to San Agustin.
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Parque Caldas ©
Parque Caldas

1
night
San Agustin

San Agustin ©
San Agustin remains best known for its archaeological sites, which include the World Heritage-listed San Agustin Archaeological Park.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): explore the ancient world of San Agustin Archaeological Park, then appreciate the history behind La Chaquira, then delve into the distant past at El Purutal, and finally take in breathtaking views at El Salto del Mortino.

To see reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the San Agustin trip planner .

You can take a bus from Popayan to San Agustin in 4 hours. Another option is to drive. February in San Agustin sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can travel to Neiva.

Things to do in San Agustin

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

El Salto del Mortino
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San Agustin Archaeological Park ©
San Agustin Archaeological Park
La Chaquira ©
La Chaquira
El Purutal ©
El Purutal

1
night
Neiva

Neiva ©
Neiva is the capital of the Department of Huila. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Tue): admire the landmark architecture of Edificio Nacional and then pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia Colonial.

For more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Neiva trip planning website .

You can drive from San Agustin to Neiva in 4.5 hours. Traveling from San Agustin in February, expect nights in Neiva to be about the same, around 27°C, while days are much hotter, around 38°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Salento.

Things to do in Neiva

Historic Sites
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Iglesia Colonial ©
Iglesia Colonial
Edificio Nacional ©
Edificio Nacional

2
nights
Salento

Salento ©
Founded in 1842, the town of Salento represents the oldest established settlement in Quindio.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Wed): explore the striking landscape of Bosques de Cocora, then browse the exhibits of Region Paisaje / Landscape Region, and then identify plant and animal life at Kasaguadua Natural Reserve. On the 6th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the verdant scenery at Valle del Cocora and then get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour.

For ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Salento trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Neiva to Salento by car takes about 7 hours. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Neiva in February: high temperatures in Salento hover around 33°C and lows are around 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can go by car to Jardin.

Things to do in Salento

Parks Nature Tours
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Kasaguadua Natural Reserve ©
Kasaguadua Natural Reserve
Bosques de Cocora ©
Bosques de Cocora
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours

1
night
Jardin

Jardin ©
El Jardín, often simply referred to as Jardín, is a town and municipality in the southwest region of Antioquia, Colombia. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Fri): take in nature's colorful creations at Mi Jardin Encantado, examine the collection at Casa Museo Clara Rojas Pelaez, then don't miss a visit to Centro Historico de Jardin, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica de la Inmaculada Concepcion, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Gallito de Roca Preserve.

To find ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Jardin tour itinerary planner .

Getting from Salento to Jardin by car takes about 5 hours. In February, daytime highs in Jardin are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can drive to Medellin.

Things to do in Jardin

Parks Museums Wildlife
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Mi Jardin Encantado ©
Mi Jardin Encantado
Centro Historico de Jardin ©
Centro Historico de Jardin
Basilica de la Inmaculada Concepcion ©

3
nights
Medellin

Nestled between rising hills in a narrow valley, Medellin serves as an energetic melting pot of people from all socio-economic classes.
Medellin is known for parks, museums, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the local highlights with Walking tours, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Parque Explora, contemplate the waterfront views at Laguna de Guatape, and get your game on at Bubble Foot Medellin.

To see photos, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Medellin attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Jardin to Medellin takes 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in February, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can catcht the bus to Guatape.

Things to do in Medellin

Parks Tours Nature
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Parasailing & Paragliding
Walking tours
Parque Explora ©
Parque Explora

2
nights
Guatape

Guatape ©
On the shores of a large artificial lake, Guatape ensures a pleasant experience in a quiet little town known for its friendly residents and attractive architecture.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Monasterio benedictino Santa Maria de la Epifania, take in the dramatic natural features at Piedra Del Penol, and then get to know the fascinating history of Parque Tematico Replica del Viejo Penol.

To see where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Guatape trip itinerary tool .

Getting from Medellin to Guatape by bus takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive. In February, Guatape is slightly colder than Medellin - with highs of 25°C and lows of 15°C. On the 12th (Wed), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Guatape

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Parque Tematico Replica del Viejo Penol
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Piedra Del Penol ©
Piedra Del Penol
Parque Tematico Replica del Viejo Penol ©

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