16 days in Colombia Itinerary

16 days in Colombia Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Bogota
— 3 nights
2
Cali
— 3 nights
3
Medellin
— 3 nights
4
Barranquilla
— 2 nights
5
Bogota
— 3 nights

3
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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Museo Santa Clara and Iglesia de San Francisco. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Laguna de Guatavita and Zona G Bogota. Change things up with a short trip to Catedral Diocesana in Zipaquira (about 52 minutes away). And it doesn't end there: admire the natural beauty at Jardin Botanico de Bogota Jose Celestino Mutis, walk around Parque de Usaquen, examine the collection at Museo Nacional de Colombia, and admire the landmark architecture of Torre Colpatria.

To find where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Bogota day trip website.

Montreal, Canada to Bogota is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Montreal in August: high temperatures in Bogota hover around 22°C and lows are around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Cali.

Things to do in Bogota

Parks · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trips

Laguna de Guatavita, Catedral Diocesana
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Museo Santa Clara ©
Museo Santa Clara
Laguna de Guatavita ©
Laguna de Guatavita
Museo Nacional de Colombia ©
Museo Nacional de Colombia

3
nights
Cali

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.
On the 14th (Wed), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia El Templete, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia San Francisco, then see the interesting displays at Caliwood Museo de la Cinematografia, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Iglesia La Merced. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Thu): see the interesting displays at MUSA Museo Arqueologico, admire the masterpieces at Museo de Arte Colonial y Religioso La Merced, then stroll around Eco Park Lake Las Garzas, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de Nuestra Senora del Rosario del Palmar.

For more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Cali trip website.

Getting from Bogota to Cali by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. While traveling from Bogota, expect much warmer days and a bit warmer nights in Cali, ranging from highs of 37°C to lows of 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Medellin.

Things to do in Cali

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Catedral de Nuestra Senora del Rosario del Palmar
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Caliwood Museo de la Cinematografia ©
Caliwood Museo de la Cinematografia
Iglesia San Francisco ©
Iglesia San Francisco

3
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Museo Casa de la Memoria and Metropolitan Cathedral Basilica. Museum-lovers will get to explore Museo de Arte Moderno de Medellin and H by HDC. There's still lots to do: take a memorable drive along medellin 2000m DESCENT, take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, see the interesting displays at Cementerio Museo de San Pedro, and engage your brain at Museo del Agua EPM.

To find maps, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, use the Medellin trip maker website.

You can fly from Cali to Medellin in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Cali, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Medellin, ranging from highs of 33°C to lows of 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Barranquilla.

Things to do in Medellin

Museums · Tours · Wildlife
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Museo Casa de la Memoria ©
Museo Casa de la Memoria
medellin 2000m DESCENT ©
medellin 2000m DESCENT
Museo de Arte Moderno de Medellin ©
Museo de Arte Moderno de Medellin

2
nights
Barranquilla

Barranquilla ©
An industrial port city on Colombia's Caribbean coast, Barranquilla represents the fourth-most populous city in the country.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Mon): get engrossed in the history at Museo Mapuka and then enjoy the sand and surf at Playas de Santa Veronica. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to El Prado, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia de la Inmaculada Concepcion, then pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia Espiritu Santo, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia de San Nicolas de Tolentino, and finally take in the waterfront at Gran Malecon Puerta de Oro.

For more things to do, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Barranquilla road trip planning site.

Traveling by flight from Medellin to Barranquilla takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Medellin in August, things will get somewhat warmer in Barranquilla: highs are around 39°C and lows about 29°C. On the 21st (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Bogota.

Things to do in Barranquilla

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trip

Playas de Santa Veronica
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El Prado ©
El Prado
Playas de Santa Veronica ©
Playas de Santa Veronica
Museo Mapuka ©
Museo Mapuka

3
nights
Bogota

Bogota ©
You'll explore and learn at Casa Museo Quinta de Bolivar and Gabriel García Márquez Cultural Center. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Iglesia de San Francisco and Iglesia Basilica del Senor de Monserrate. Enjoy Bogota some more: see the interesting displays at Planetarium of Bogota, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, make a trip to Teatro Mayor Julio Mario Santo Domingo, and pause for some serene contemplation at La Catedral Primada.

To find ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Bogota road trip website.

You can fly from Barranquilla to Bogota in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Barranquilla in August, expect Bogota to be much colder, temps between 22°C and 9°C. You will have some time to spend on the 24th (Sat) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Bogota

Museums · Spas · Historic Sites
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Casa Museo Quinta de Bolivar ©
Casa Museo Quinta de Bolivar
Planetarium of Bogota ©
Planetarium of Bogota

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