14 days in Colombia Itinerary

14 days in Colombia Itinerary

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14 days in Colombia Itinerary

Start: Guatape
1
Guatape
— 2 nights
Bus:  1 h 30 min
2
Medellin
— 2 nights
Fly + Bus:  3 h
3
Salento
— 2 nights
+4
Bus + Foot + Bus + Foot + Fly:  6 h 45 min
4
Popayan
— 3 nights
Bus:  4 h
5
San Agustin
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h 30 min
6
Neiva
— 2 nights
Drive:  5 h 30 min
End: Bogota

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.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Fri): get in on the family fun at Parque Comfama and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Monasterio benedictino Santa Maria de la Epifania. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Parque Tematico Replica del Viejo Penol and then admire the sheer force of Balneario La Cazuela.

Before you visit Guatape, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

If you are flying in from Canada, the closest major airport is Jose Maria Córdova International Airport. In January, daytime highs in Guatape are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can take a bus to Medellin.

Things to do in Guatape

Parks Theme Parks Nature

Side Trips

Balneario La Cazuela, Parque Tematico Replica del Viejo Penol
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Balneario La Cazuela ©
Balneario La Cazuela
Parque Tematico Replica del Viejo Penol ©

2
nights
Medellin

Medellin ©
Nestled between rising hills in a narrow valley, Medellin serves as an energetic melting pot of people from all socio-economic classes.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): engage your brain at Museo del Agua EPM and then pedal to the sights with 2000m Descent and more. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon): pause for some serene contemplation at Templo Parroquial Jesus Nazareno, then admire the striking features of Metropolitan Cathedral Basilica, and then look and learn at Planetario de Medellin.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Medellin using our trip planner.

You can take a bus from Guatape to Medellin in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Guatape in February, expect Medellin to be a bit warmer, temps between 32°C and 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Salento.

Things to do in Medellin

Childrens Museums Tours Parks
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Planetario de Medellin ©
Planetario de Medellin
medellin 2000m DESCENT ©
medellin 2000m DESCENT
Metropolitan Cathedral Basilica ©
Metropolitan Cathedral Basilica

2
nights
Salento

Salento ©
Founded in 1842, the town of Salento represents the oldest established settlement in Quindio.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Parroquia Jesus Maria y Jose and Region Paisaje / Landscape Region. Visiting Reserva La Rivera and El Palacio del Barbas will get you outdoors. And it doesn't end there: take in the pleasant sights at Ecoparque the Mirador and Alto de la Cruz, take in the dramatic scenery at Cascadas de Cocora, and relax in the rural setting at El Recuerdo Finca Cafetera Tradicional.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, go to the Salento trip planner .

Do a combination of flight and bus from Medellin to Salento in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In February, daytime highs in Salento are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Thu) to allow time for the car ride to Popayan.

Things to do in Salento

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

El Palacio del Barbas, Parroquia Jesus Maria y Jose
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Cascadas de Cocora ©
Cascadas de Cocora
Reserva La Rivera ©
Reserva La Rivera
El Palacio del Barbas ©
El Palacio del Barbas

3
nights
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Museo Nacional Guillermo Valencia and Iglesia Nuestra Senora de la Encarnacion. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Iglesia de San Jose and Lago El Bolson. There's lots more to do: view the masterpieces at Museo Negret, buy something for everyone on your list at Campanario Centro Comercial, and make a trip to Kirche Santo Domingo.

For where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Popayan holiday planner .

You can drive from Salento to Popayan in 5.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. When traveling from Salento in February, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Popayan: temperatures range from 24°C by day to 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can take a bus to San Agustin.

Things to do in Popayan

Historic Sites Shopping Museums

Side Trip

Lago El Bolson
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Iglesia de San Jose ©
Iglesia de San Jose
Museo Nacional Guillermo Valencia ©
Museo Nacional Guillermo Valencia
Kirche Santo Domingo ©
Kirche Santo Domingo

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.
On the 10th (Mon), appreciate the history behind La Chaquira, then explore the activities along Estrecho Del Magdalena, and then take in breathtaking views at El Salto del Mortino.

To find photos, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the San Agustin trip maker tool .

Getting from Popayan to San Agustin by bus takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive. February in San Agustin sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to travel to Neiva.

Things to do in San Agustin

Parks Nature

Side Trip

El Salto del Mortino
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Estrecho Del Magdalena ©
Estrecho Del Magdalena
La Chaquira ©
La Chaquira

2
nights
Neiva

Neiva ©
Neiva is the capital of the Department of Huila. Start off your visit on the 11th (Tue): look for all kinds of wild species at Betania Reservoir and then see the interesting displays at Museo Arqueologico Regional del Huila.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Neiva travel planner .

Traveling by car from San Agustin to Neiva takes 4.5 hours. When traveling from San Agustin in February, plan for warmer days and about the same nights in Neiva: temperatures range from 38°C by day to 27°C at night. You will leave for home on the 12th (Wed).

Things to do in Neiva

Parks Museums Wildlife

Side Trip

Betania Reservoir
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Museo Arqueologico Regional del Huila ©

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