14 days in Colombia Itinerary

14 days in Colombia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Colombia vacation planner
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Cartagena
— 3 nights
Fly
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Medellin
— 4 nights
Fly
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Pereira
Bus
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Santa Rosa de Cabal
— 1 night
Bus
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Armenia
— 2 nights
Drive
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Salento
— 1 day
Drive
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Armenia
— 2 nights
Drive
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Cali
— 1 night
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Cartagena — 3 nights

The site of the continent's first Spanish colony, Cartagena retains much of its colonial flavor thanks to a World Heritage-listed old town, encircled by old walls and protected by imposing fortresses.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Sico Bike Rental. Get some historical perspective at Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas and Walled City of Cartagena. Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Choco Museo.

To see ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Cartagena online trip planner.

Austin, USA to Cartagena is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Austin to Cartagena is 1 hour. Traveling from Austin in October, Cartagena is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 78°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to fly to Medellin.
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Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours · Museums
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Medellin — 4 nights

Nestled between rising hills in a narrow valley, Medellin serves as an energetic melting pot of people from all socio-economic classes.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Tours Guatape as well as Comuna 13 Graffiti Tour. Get a sense of the local culture at Museo de Antioquia and El Castillo Museo y Jardines.

To find maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Medellin sightseeing planning website.

You can fly from Cartagena to Medellin in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Cartagena in October, expect Medellin to be a bit cooler, temps between 81°F and 64°F. You'll have a few hours on the 10th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Pereira.
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Pereira

A center of commerce and trade, the thriving city of Pereira was founded in 1863.
To see reviews, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Pereira trip builder tool.

Getting from Medellin to Pereira by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Pereira are 79°F, while nighttime lows are 64°F. On the 10th (Mon), you're off to Santa Rosa de Cabal.
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Santa Rosa de Cabal — 1 night

Sitting on the western slopes of the Central Andes, the scenic agricultural town of Santa Rosa de Cabal has attractions both wild and manmade across an urban area that charmingly complements its natural setting.
To see traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Santa Rosa de Cabal day trip planner.

Take a bus from Pereira to Santa Rosa de Cabal in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 79°F in October, and nighttime lows around 64°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can catch the bus to Armenia.
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Armenia — 2 nights

The capital city of Quindio Department, Armenia was founded in 1889 by Jesus Maria Ocampo as he sought a hideout in the Quindio mountains.
On the 12th (Wed), get outside with Parque de la Vida.

For ratings, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Armenia route planner.

Traveling by bus from Santa Rosa de Cabal to Armenia takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 82°F in October, and nighttime lows around 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Salento.
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Salento — 1 day

Founded in 1842, the town of Salento represents the oldest established settlement in Quindio.
On the 13th (Thu), stroll through Kasaguadua Natural Reserve and then savor a delicious cup with a coffee and tea tour.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Salento trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Getting from Armenia to Salento by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In October in Salento, expect temperatures between 82°F during the day and 63°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Armenia.
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Armenia — 2 nights

On the 14th (Fri), take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin Botanico del Quindio, head outdoors with Canopy Los Caracolies, and then don't miss a visit to Plaza de Bolivar.

To see maps, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Armenia holiday planning site.

You can drive from Salento to Armenia in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Cali.
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Cali — 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Sat): appreciate the extensive heritage of Iglesia de San Antonio, take in the pleasant sights at Barrio San Antonio, and then examine the collection at Caliwood Museo de la Cinematografia.

For more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read our Cali trip builder site.

Traveling by car from Armenia to Cali takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Cali can reach 86°F, while at night they dip to 66°F. On the 16th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.
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Colombia travel guide

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Historic Sites · Landmarks · Beaches
Diverse in terms of landscapes, climates, and cultures, Colombia remains one of South America's least explored tourist destinations, overshadowed by its more popular southern neighbors. Combining the best of what the continent has to offer, a vacation in Colombia allows you to blend outdoor adventures with tours of picture-perfect cobblestoned towns dating back to the colonial era. Tourists on a Colombia holiday can easily hop from sun-kissed coastal spots to the hilly coffee-growing region, where thriving plantations quickly give way to a landscape of snow-covered volcanic peaks and the paramo--alpine ecosystems sheltering some of the rarest plants growing above the continuous forest line.
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