23 days in Colombia Itinerary

23 days in Colombia Itinerary

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Bogota
— 1 night
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Barrancabermeja
— 2 nights
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Medellin
— 1 night
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Guatape
— 1 night
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Medellin
Bus
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Armenia
— 1 day
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Salento
— 2 nights
Drive
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Filandia
— 2 nights
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Armenia
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Cartagena
— 5 nights
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Valledupar
— 2 nights
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Bogota
— 1 night
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Bogota — 1 night

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.
On the 3rd (Sat), tour the pleasant surroundings at Ciclovia de Bogota, then admire the masterpieces at Museo Botero del Banco de la Republica, and then see the interesting displays at Casa de Moneda - Coleccion Numismatica del Banco de la Republica.

For where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read Bogota trip builder.

Geneva, Switzerland to Bogota is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Colombia Standard Time, which is usually a -6 hour difference. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Geneva in September since evenings lows in Bogota dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can fly to Barrancabermeja.
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Barrancabermeja — 2 nights

Barrancabermeja is a city in Colombia, located on the shore of the Magdalena River, in the western part of the department of Santander. Barrancabermeja is known for sightseeing, historic sites, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia la Inmaculada, buy something for everyone on your list at San Silvestre Centro Comercial, see the interesting displays at Museo Nacional del Petroleo, and take a leisurely stroll along Muelle Barrancabermeja.

To see more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Barrancabermeja trip itinerary maker website.

Fly from Bogota to Barrancabermeja in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for warmer temperatures traveling from Bogota in September, with highs in Barrancabermeja at 38°C and lows at 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can travel to Medellin.
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Medellin — 1 night

Nestled between rising hills in a narrow valley, Medellin serves as an energetic melting pot of people from all socio-economic classes.
On the 7th (Wed), observe the fascinating underwater world at Parque Explora and then take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

For ratings, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Medellin trip itinerary maker site.

Getting from Barrancabermeja to Medellin by combination of bus and flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Barrancabermeja in September; daily highs in Medellin reach 32°C and lows reach 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Guatape.
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Guatape — 1 night

On the shores of a large artificial lake, Guatape ensures a pleasant experience in a quiet little town known for its friendly residents and attractive architecture.
On the 8th (Thu), take some stellar pictures from Guatape Dam and then do some two-wheel cruising with Guatape Motos. Keep things going the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia de Nuestra Senora del Carmen and then explore the striking landscape at Piedra Del Penol.

To see photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Guatape travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Medellin to Guatape takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, Guatape is little chillier than Medellin - with highs of 26°C and lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to drive to Medellin.
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Medellin

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You can drive from Guatape to Medellin in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Guatape in September, expect Medellin to be a bit warmer, temps between 32°C and 20°C. On the 9th (Fri), you'll travel to Armenia.
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Armenia — 1 day

The capital city of Quindio Department, Armenia was founded in 1889 by Jesus Maria Ocampo as he sought a hideout in the Quindio mountains.
To find where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, use the Armenia trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Medellin to Armenia takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September in Armenia, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 20°C at night. You'll set off for Salento on the 10th (Sat).
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Salento — 2 nights

Founded in 1842, the town of Salento represents the oldest established settlement in Quindio.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sat): indulge in your favorite hot beverage with a coffee and tea tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Kasaguadua Natural Reserve, then appreciate the views at Valle del Cocora, and then explore the galleries of Region Paisaje / Landscape Region.

For where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Salento itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by car from Armenia to Salento takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Salento can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Filandia.
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Filandia — 2 nights

On the 12th (Mon), stop by Plazoleta de los Toldos. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: savor a delicious cup with a coffee and tea tour and then experience rural life at Finca Tematica La Divisa.

To find traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Filandia day trip tool.

You can drive from Salento to Filandia in an hour. In September, daytime highs in Filandia are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. On the 14th (Wed), you're off to Armenia.
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Armenia

For photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Armenia trip planner.

Traveling by car from Filandia to Armenia takes an hour. You will leave for Cartagena on the 14th (Wed).
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Cartagena — 5 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.
Go for a jaunt from Cartagena to Isla Baru to see Playa Blanca about 1h 5 min away. And it doesn't end there: step into the grandiose world of Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas, contemplate the long history of Las Bovedas, pause for some serene contemplation at Sanctuary of Saint Peter Claver, and take an in-depth tour of Museo del Oro Zenu.

For other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Cartagena trip itinerary planning app.

Traveling by flight from Armenia to Cartagena takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or drive. Traveling from Armenia in September, expect Cartagena to be a bit warmer, temps between 38°C and 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can catch the flight to Valledupar.
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Valledupar — 2 nights

Between the mountains of Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta and the Serrania del Perija, Valledupar has become known as the home of Vallenato music, a distinctive style of song performed with an accordion, caja (a small drum), and a guacharaca (a percussive, scraping instrument).
Start off your visit on the 20th (Tue): examine the collection at Museo del Compositor. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Wed): don't miss a visit to Plaza Alfonso Lopez Valledupar and then stroll through Balneario Hurtado.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Valledupar trip planner.

You can fly from Cartagena to Valledupar in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Valledupar are 40°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Bogota.
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Bogota — 1 night

Start off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): look for gifts at Muzem Emeralds and then explore the galleries of Street Lynx Bta.

To find ratings, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Bogota tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Valledupar to Bogota takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Valledupar in September, with highs in Bogota at 22°C and lows at 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to catch the flight back home.
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Colombia travel guide

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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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