16 days in Colombia & Lima Itinerary

16 days in Colombia & Lima Itinerary

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16 days in Colombia & Lima Itinerary

Start: Montreal, Canada
Fly:  9 h 15 min
1
Lima, Peru
— 4 nights
Fly:  5 h 15 min
2
Medellin, Colombia
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h 45 min
3
Cali, Colombia
— 3 nights
Bus + Fly:  2 h 15 min
4
Bogota, Colombia
— 4 nights
Fly:  12 h 15 min
End: Montreal, Canada

4
nights
Lima, Peru

Lima ©
Founded in 1535 by Spanish explorer Francisco Pizarro, Lima represents an interesting blend of modern attractions and preserved colonial architecture, much of it clustered in the World Heritage-listed city center.
Lima is known for historic sites, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take an in-depth tour of Museo Larco, take in the waterfront at Miraflores Boardwalk, don't miss a visit to Plaza de Armas (Plaza Mayor), and take a stroll through Barranco.

For other places to visit, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read Lima driving holiday planner .

Montreal, Canada to Lima is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Lima when traveling from Montreal in May, with lows around 21°C. On the 19th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Medellin.

Things to do in Lima

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Circuito Magico Del Agua ©
Circuito Magico Del Agua
Museo Larco ©
Museo Larco
Miraflores ©
Miraflores

3
nights
Medellin, Colombia

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: get the lay of the land with Walking tours, fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, admire the natural beauty at Jardin Botanico de Medellin, and see Off-Road Tours.

For where to stay, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Medellin trip planner.

Getting from Lima to Medellin by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Lima in May, plan for somewhat warmer days in Medellin, with highs around 32°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to travel to Cali.

Things to do in Medellin

Tours Parks Outdoors
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Off-Road Tours
Walking tours
Parasailing & Paragliding

3
nights
Cali, Colombia

Cali ©
Learning how to salsa may be the most popular thing to do in Cali, but this giant city in southwestern Colombia represents more than just the "Salsa Capital of the World." Home to over 2 million people, thriving Cali serves as a major commercial and industrial center in South America, boasting the fastest-growing economy in Colombia.
Cali is known for zoos & aquariums, historic sites, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: surround yourself with nature on Picoloro Ecoturismo, examine the collection at Museo Aereo Fenix, appreciate the extensive heritage of Iglesia de San Antonio, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia La Ermita.

To see reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Cali attractions planning app .

Traveling by flight from Medellin to Cali takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in May, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Bogota.

Things to do in Cali

Parks Historic Sites Trails
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Picoloro Ecoturismo ©
Picoloro Ecoturismo
Museo Aereo Fenix ©
Museo Aereo Fenix
Zoologico de Cali ©
Zoologico de Cali

4
nights
Bogota, Colombia

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.
Step out of Bogota with an excursion to Catedral de Sal de Zipaquira in Zipaquira--about 54 minutes away. There's much more to do: examine the collection at Gold Museum (Museo del Oro), savor the flavors at Food & Drink, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Monserrate, and explore the world behind art at Museo Botero del Banco de la Republica.

For ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Bogota tour itinerary planning tool .

Do a combination of bus and flight from Cali to Bogota in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or drive. In May, Bogota is a bit cooler than Cali - with highs of 22°C and lows of 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Bogota

Tours Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Catedral de Sal de Zipaquira
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Gold Museum (Museo del Oro) ©
Gold Museum (Museo del Oro)
Monserrate ©
Monserrate
Museo Botero del Banco de la Republica ©

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