16 days in Colombia Itinerary

16 days in Colombia Itinerary

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Fly
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Bogota
— 3 nights
Foot to Bogota, Fly to Salento
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Salento
— 1 night
Drive
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Filandia
— 1 night
Drive
4
Pereira
— 2 nights
Bus
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Santa Rosa de Cabal
— 1 night
Drive
6
Manizales
— 2 nights
Drive
7
Salento
— 1 night
Drive
8
Belalcazar
— 1 night
Drive
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Monteria
— 2 nights
Drive to Rafael Nuñez International Airport, Fly to Syracuse

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Bogota — 3 nights

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Bogota side-trips: Zipaquira (Catedral de Sal de Zipaquira & Desal). There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at Museo Botero del Banco de la Republica, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Monserrate, and stop by Bta Capital.

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Syracuse, USA to Bogota is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also fly. Traveling from Syracuse in August, things will get slightly colder in Bogota: highs are around 66°F and lows about 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Salento.
Tours · Museums · Parks · Spas
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Salento — 1 night

Founded in 1842, the town of Salento represents the oldest established settlement in Quindio.
On the 15th (Sun), experience rural life at Las Acacias Coffee Farm and then appreciate the views at Valle del Cocora.

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Traveling by flight from Bogota to Salento takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive. Traveling from Bogota in August, things will get a bit warmer in Salento: highs are around 85°F and lows about 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to drive to Filandia.
Parks · Nature
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Filandia — 1 night

Kick off your visit on the 16th (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at El Palacio del Barbas and then relax in the rural setting at Finca Tematica La Divisa.

To see more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Filandia online trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Salento to Filandia takes an hour. August in Filandia sees daily highs of 82°F and lows of 64°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Pereira.
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Pereira — 2 nights

A center of commerce and trade, the thriving city of Pereira was founded in 1863.
On the 17th (Tue), deepen your understanding at Universidad Tecnologica de Pereira and then indulge in your favorite hot beverage with a coffee and tea tour. On the next day, get a taste of local nightlife at Dos Cosechas Coffee and then experience rural life at La Divisa De Don Juan SAS.

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Traveling by car from Filandia to Pereira takes an hour. In August, daily temperatures in Pereira can reach 82°F, while at night they dip to 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can take a bus to Santa Rosa de Cabal.
Tours · Nightlife
Side Trip
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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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Thu): experience rural life at Finca Del Cafe.

To see reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Santa Rosa de Cabal trip planning website.

Take a bus from Pereira to Santa Rosa de Cabal in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. August in Santa Rosa de Cabal sees daily highs of 82°F and lows of 64°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to drive to Manizales.
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Manizales — 2 nights

A major center of education and commerce, Manizales also serves as one of the hubs of coffee production in Colombia.
On the 20th (Fri), pause for some serene contemplation at Manizales Cathedral and then take some stellar pictures from Corredor Polaco Basilica De Manilzales. Here are some ideas for day two: relax and rejuvenate at Yoga Love Colombia and then experience rural life at Cafe Tio Conejo.

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You can drive from Santa Rosa de Cabal to Manizales in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Santa Rosa de Cabal in August, you will find days in Manizales are little chillier (70°F), and nights are about the same (60°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) to allow time to drive to Salento.
Historic Sites · Spas
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Salento — 1 night

Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): explore the striking landscape of Bosques de Cocora.

To see maps, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Salento road trip site.

You can drive from Manizales to Salento in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Manizales in August: highs in Salento hover around 85°F, while lows dip to 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) to allow time to travel to Belalcazar.
Parks · Nature
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Belalcazar — 1 night

Belalcázar is a town and municipality in the Colombian Department of Caldas. On the 23rd (Mon), pause for some photo ops at Monumento a Cristo Rey and then pause for some photo ops at Monumento a Cristo Rey.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, use the Belalcazar trip itinerary site.

You can drive from Salento to Belalcazar in 2 hours. In August in Belalcazar, expect temperatures between 82°F during the day and 64°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to travel to Monteria.
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Monteria — 2 nights

The capital of the Department of Cordoba, Monteria benefits from an eclectic cultural heritage, with indigenous peoples, African descendants, colonial Spanish descendants, and Arab immigrants among the populace of 1 million.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Plaza Cultural del sinu. Keep things going the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de San Jeronimo and then buy something for everyone on your list at Alamedas Centro Comercial.

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Traveling by car from Belalcazar to Monteria takes 13 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Belalcazar in August, with highs in Monteria at 92°F and lows at 75°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.
Historic Sites · Shopping
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Colombia travel guide

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Historic Sites · Landmarks · Churches
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.