9 days in Colombia Itinerary

9 days in Colombia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Colombia tour planner
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Drive to El Dorado International Airport, Fly to Houston


Cali — 3 nights

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.
Cali is known for sightseeing, zoos & aquariums, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Zoologico de Cali, pause for some photo ops at Cristo Rey, admire the striking features of El Gato Del Rio( Gato De Tejada), and appreciate the extensive heritage of Iglesia de San Antonio.

For photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Cali trip itinerary planner.

Houston, USA to Cali is an approximately 10-hour flight. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Houston to Cali due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Houston in July: high temperatures in Cali hover around 88°F and lows are around 66°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can go by car to Buenaventura.
Zoos & Aquariums · Parks · Historic Sites
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Buenaventura — 1 day

Buenaventura is a coastal seaport city on the department of Valle del Cauca, Colombia (South America). Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at Pianguita Beach and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Reserva Natural San Cipriano.

To find other places to visit, maps, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Buenaventura tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Cali to Buenaventura takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to drive to Pereira.
Parks · Beaches · Wildlife · Outdoors
Side Trip
Find places to stay Jul 30 — 31:
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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 31st (Sun): make a trip to Plaza de Bolivar and then take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback. Here are some ideas for day two: pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de Nuestra Senora de la Pobreza and then savor the flavors at Food & Drink.

To find photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Pereira online driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Buenaventura to Pereira in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In July in Pereira, expect temperatures between 82°F during the day and 64°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to catch the bus to Manizales.
Tours · Historic Sites · Outdoors
Side Trip
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): pause for some photo ops at Monumento a los Colonizadores and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Manizales Cathedral. Here are some ideas for day two: relax in the rural setting at Coffee Tour Hacienda Venecia and then admire the natural beauty at Recinto del Pensamiento.

Make your Manizales itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Traveling by bus from Pereira to Manizales takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. When traveling from Pereira in August, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Manizales: temperatures range from 70°F by day to 60°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can travel back home.
Parks · Historic Sites
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Colombia travel guide

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.