24 days in Colombia Itinerary

24 days in Colombia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Colombia sightseeing planner
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Villa de Leyva
— 2 nights
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Mongui
— 1 night
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Socorro
— 1 night
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Barichara
— 2 nights
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Giron
— 1 night
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Mompos
— 1 night
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Lorica
— 2 nights
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Cienaga
— 2 nights
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Jardin
— 1 night
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Jerico
— 1 night
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Salamina
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Aguadas
— 1 night
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Belen de Umbria
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Buga
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Honda
— 1 night
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Guaduas
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Bogota
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Villa de Leyva — 2 nights

Positioned away from major trade routes and exploitable resources, the colonial town of Villa de Leyva has been largely left alone--leaving a window into the 16th century that has become one of Colombia's most popular attractions.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): examine the collection at Museo El Fosil, then contemplate the waterfront views at Laguna de Iguaque, then stop by Joyeria MORPHILIA, and finally examine the collection at Casa Museo Luis Alberto Acuna. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the activities along Pozos Azules, see the interesting displays at Casa Del Fundador Gonzalo Suarez Rendon, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Templo De Santo Domingo.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Villa de Leyva attractions planning site.

Bogota to Villa de Leyva is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. You can also take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Mongui.
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Mongui — 1 night

Monguí is a town and municipality in Boyacá Department, Colombia, part of the Sugamuxi Province a subregion of Boyaca. Start off your visit on the 4th (Thu): snap pictures at Puente Real De Calicanto, tour the pleasant surroundings at Paramo de Oceta, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Topaga, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia de Morca.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Mongui vacation planner.

You can drive from Villa de Leyva to Mongui in 2.5 hours. July in Mongui sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to drive to Socorro.
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Socorro — 1 night

Socorro is a town and municipality in the Santander Department in northeastern Colombia. On the 5th (Fri), admire the striking features of Iglesia Nuestra Senora de Chiquinquira El Socorro, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral Nuestra Senora del Socorro, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Capilla Inmaculada Concepcion, El Socorro.

For ratings, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Socorro online holiday planner.

Getting from Mongui to Socorro by car takes about 5 hours. Expect slightly colder evenings in Socorro when traveling from Mongui in July, with lows around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Barichara.
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Barichara — 2 nights

A charming town of just over 7,000 people, Barichara displays rustic, dusty orange-colored architecture, protected by the Colombian People's Heritage Network.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Sat): appreciate the extensive heritage of Punto Amarillo Barichara, view the masterpieces at Fundacion San Lorenzo De Barichara, stroll the grounds of Cementerio Barichara, then look for gifts at Tierrarte, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de la Inmaculada Concepcion, and finally get engrossed in the history at Casa de la Cultura Emiliano Pradilla Gonzalez.

To see other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Barichara trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Socorro to Barichara by car takes about 1.5 hours. July in Barichara sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 21°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to drive to Giron.
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Giron — 1 night

San Juan de Girón is a municipality of the Santander Department in northeastern Colombia. Start off your visit on the 7th (Sun): admire the natural beauty at Jardin Botanico Eloy Valenzuela, then buy something for everyone on your list at Centro Comercial Canaveral, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica San Juan Bautista.

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

Traveling by car from Barichara to Giron takes 3.5 hours. July in Giron sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 21°C at night. On the 8th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Mompos.
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Mompos — 1 night

City of God

Perched on an island at the confluence of the Magdalena and Cauca rivers, Mompos offers a charming blend of historical architecture and traditional Colombian culture.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Tue): enjoy breathtaking views from Iglesia de San Juan de Dios, get engrossed in the history at Casa German de Ribon, then admire the masterpieces at Museo Cultural de Arte Religioso de Mompox, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Santa Barbara Church.

To see reviews, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Mompos trip itinerary app.

Getting from Giron to Mompos by car takes about 6.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can go by car to Lorica.
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Lorica — 2 nights

Kick off your visit on the 10th (Wed): pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia de Lorica and then make a trip to Mercado Publico de Santa Cruz de Lorica.

To see ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Lorica tour planner.

Traveling by car from Mompos to Lorica takes 4.5 hours. July in Lorica sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 28°C at night. On the 11th (Thu), you'll travel to Cienaga.
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Cienaga — 2 nights

Ciénaga is a municipality and a town in the Magdalena Department, Colombia, the second largest population center in this department, after the city of Santa Marta. Start off your visit on the 12th (Fri): don't miss a visit to Plaza Centenario and then make a trip to Centro Historico de Cienaga.

To see ratings, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Cienaga attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Lorica to Cienaga takes 6 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 30°C. On the 13th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Jardin.
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Jardin — 1 night

El Jardín, often simply referred to as Jardín, is a town and municipality in the southwest region of Antioquia, Colombia. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Gallito de Roca Preserve, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica de la Inmaculada Concepcion, and then make a trip to Centro Historico de Jardin.

To see traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Jardin trip itinerary planning website.

You can drive from Cienaga to Jardin in 16 hours. Another option is to drive. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Cienaga in July, with highs in Jardin at 34°C and lows at 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to drive to Jerico.
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Jerico — 1 night

Kick off your visit on the 15th (Mon): explore the world behind art at Maja Museum Jerico, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de Jericó., and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Cerro Las Nubes.

To see maps, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Jerico attractions planner.

Drive from Jardin to Jerico in 2.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Jerico are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to drive to Salamina.
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Salamina — 1 night

Salamina is a town and municipality in the colombian department of Caldas. For maps, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Salamina holiday maker site.

You can drive from Jerico to Salamina in 4 hours. Traveling from Jerico in July, expect Salamina to be a bit cooler, temps between 24°C and 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Aguadas.
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Aguadas — 1 night

Aguadas is a town and municipality in the Colombian Department of Caldas. On the 17th (Wed), appreciate the history behind Cacique Pipinta and then make a trip to Pueblito Viejo.

To find reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read our Aguadas road trip tool.

You can drive from Salamina to Aguadas in 2 hours. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Salamina in July since evenings lows in Aguadas dip to 14°C. On the 17th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Belen de Umbria.
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Belen de Umbria — 1 night

Belén de Umbría is a town and municipality in the Department of Risaralda, Colombia. Start off your visit on the 18th (Thu): have fun at Funvallu - Fundacion Valle de los Umbras and then stroll through San Juan del Valle Eco Hotel.

For photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Belen de Umbria itinerary planner.

You can drive from Aguadas to Belen de Umbria in 5 hours. In July, Belen de Umbria is a bit warmer than Aguadas - with highs of 32°C and lows of 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Buga.
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Buga — 1 night

Buga, formally Guadalajara de Buga, is a city and municipality in the Valle del Cauca Department of Colombia. Start off your visit on the 19th (Fri): pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica Del Señor de los Milagros, then take an in-depth tour of Museo del Senor De Los Milagros, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Parroquia Catedral San Pedro de Buga, and finally explore the activities along Laguna el Sonso.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Buga online trip itinerary builder.

Getting from Belen de Umbria to Buga by car takes about 3 hours. Traveling from Belen de Umbria in July, expect nights in Buga to be about the same, around 22°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 36°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can drive to Honda.
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Honda — 1 night

Honda is a town and municipality in the Tolima department of Colombia. On the 20th (Sat), see the interesting displays at Museo del Rio Magdalena.

To find more things to do, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read our Honda holiday planner.

You can drive from Buga to Honda in 7.5 hours. Traveling from Buga in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be much hotter in Honda, with lows of 37°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can drive to Guaduas.
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Guaduas — 1 night

Guaduas is a town in Colombia, in the Lower Magdalena Province department of Cundinamarca, about 117 km from Bogotá. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): admire the sheer force of Salto de Versalles, see the interesting displays at Museo Casa de Policarpa Salavarrieta, then pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de San Miguel Arcangel, and finally make a trip to Mirador De La Piedra Capira.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Guaduas online trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Honda to Guaduas by car takes about an hour. In July, daytime highs in Guaduas are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 37°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can go by car to Bogota.
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Find places to stay Jul 21 — 22:

Bogota — 2 nights

Athens of South America

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 23rd (Tue), don't miss a visit to Teatro Mayor Julio Mario Santo Domingo, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Bioparque La Reserva, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de Sal de Zipaquira. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the masterpieces at Museo Botero del Banco de la Republica, browse the eclectic array of goods at Mercado de las Pulgas de Usaquen, and then pick up a one of a kind souvenir at El Cuchitril Second Hand Shop.

For reviews, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Bogota trip builder.

You can drive from Guaduas to Bogota in 3 hours. In July, Bogota is colder than Guaduas - with highs of 21°C and lows of 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to travel 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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