10 days in Medellin, Manizales & Pereira Itinerary

10 days in Medellin, Manizales & Pereira Itinerary

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Medellin
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Manizales
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Pereira
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Medellin
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Medellin

— 3 nights

City of the Eternal Spring

Nestled between rising hills in a narrow valley, Medellin serves as an energetic melting pot of people from all socio-economic classes.
Venture out of the city with trips to Off-Road Tours (in Guarne) and Piedra Del Penol (in Guatape). And it doesn't end there: observe the fascinating underwater world at Parque Explora, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, don't miss a visit to Plaza Botero, and contemplate the long history of Pueblito Paisa.

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

Caracas, Venezuela to Medellin is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Caracas to Medellin is minus 1 hour. In April, daily temperatures in Medellin can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can catch the flight to Manizales.

Things to do in Medellin

Parks · Tours · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums

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Manizales

— 1 night
A major center of education and commerce, Manizales also serves as one of the hubs of coffee production in Colombia.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Tue): appreciate the history behind Monumento a los Colonizadores and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Manizales Cathedral.

To see traveler tips, maps, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Manizales online trip planner.

You can fly from Medellin to Manizales in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Medellin in April, expect Manizales to be a bit cooler, temps between 23°C and 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can catch the bus to Pereira.

Things to do in Manizales

Historic Sites
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Pereira

— 2 nights
A center of commerce and trade, the thriving city of Pereira was founded in 1863.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Wed): pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de Nuestra Senora de la Pobreza and then make a trip to Plaza de Bolivar.

For more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Pereira trip planner.

Traveling by bus from Manizales to Pereira takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. When traveling from Manizales in April, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Pereira: temperatures range from 32°C by day to 20°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Medellin.

Things to do in Pereira

Historic Sites
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Medellin

— 3 nights

City of the Eternal Spring

Explore Medellin further: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Parque Explora, admire the natural beauty at Jardin Botanico de Medellin, make a trip to Plaza Botero, and see Off-Road Tours.

To find reviews, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read Medellin planning tool.

You can fly from Pereira to Medellin in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Sun) to allow time for the flight back home.

Things to do in Medellin

Tours · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Outdoors
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