24 days in Colombia Itinerary

24 days in Colombia Itinerary

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Start: Montreal, Quebec
Fly:  12 h 15 min
1
Bogota
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
2
Guatavita
— 3 nights
Drive:  7 h
3
Salento
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
4
Manizales
— 3 nights
+4
Bus + Foot + Bus + Foot + Fly:  8 h
5
Cartagena
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
6
Isla Baru
— 4 nights
+3
Shuttle + Foot + Bus + Fly:  5 h 30 min
7
Bogota
— 2 nights
Fly:  12 h 15 min
End: Montreal, Quebec

3
nights
Bogota

Bogota ©
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Iglesia Basilica del Senor de Monserrate as well as Museo Botero del Banco de la Republica. On the 15th (Sat), explore the world behind art at Museo Botero del Banco de la Republica, then take in the spiritual surroundings of La Catedral Primada, and then see the interesting displays at Gold Museum (Museo del Oro). On the next day, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia Basilica del Senor de Monserrate.

To see other places to visit, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Bogota trip itinerary planner.

Montreal, Canada to Bogota is an approximately 10.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of flight, taxi, and bus. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Montreal in August; daily highs in Bogota reach 22°C and lows reach 9°C. On the 17th (Mon), you're off to Guatavita.

Things to do in Bogota

Museums Historic Sites
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Gold Museum (Museo del Oro) ©
Gold Museum (Museo del Oro)
Iglesia Basilica del Senor de Monserrate ©
Iglesia Basilica del Senor de Monserrate
La Catedral Primada ©
La Catedral Primada

3
nights
Guatavita

Guatavita ©
Guatavita is a municipality and town of Colombia in the Guavio Province of the department of Cundinamarca. Guatavita is known for museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: enjoy the sand and surf at Laguna de Guatavita.

To see where to stay, reviews, photos, and tourist information, go to the Guatavita vacation planner.

You can drive from Bogota to Guatavita in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Bogota in August, expect nights in Guatavita to be somewhat warmer, around 17°C, while days are little chillier, around 17°C. You'll set off for Salento on the 20th (Thu).

Things to do in Guatavita

Nature Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Laguna de Guatavita
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Laguna de Guatavita ©
Laguna de Guatavita

3
nights
Salento

Salento ©
Founded in 1842, the town of Salento represents the oldest established settlement in Quindio.
Get outdoors at Kasaguadua Natural Reserve and Bosques de Cocora. Get some cultural insight at Iglesia Nuestra Senora del Carmen and Parroquia Jesus Maria y Jose. Venture out of the city with trips to El Palacio del Barbas (in Filandia) and Balsaje la Berraquera (in Quimbaya). There's more to do: relax in the rural setting at Las Acacias Coffee Farm and view the masterpieces at Region Paisaje / Landscape Region.

To see ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Salento trip planner.

Traveling by car from Guatavita to Salento takes 8.5 hours. While traveling from Guatavita, expect much hotter days and about the same nights in Salento, ranging from highs of 34°C to lows of 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to go by car to Manizales.

Things to do in Salento

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Quimbaya, El Palacio del Barbas
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Kasaguadua Natural Reserve ©
Kasaguadua Natural Reserve
Bosques de Cocora ©
Bosques de Cocora
El Palacio del Barbas ©
El Palacio del Barbas

3
nights
Manizales

A major center of education and commerce, Manizales also serves as one of the hubs of coffee production in Colombia.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Basílica Inmaculada Concepción and Our Lady of the Rosary. Step off the beaten path and head to Casa de la Cultura and Parroquia Nuestra Senora de Fatima. When in Manizales, make a side trip to see Thermal Spas in Santa Rosa de Cabal, approximately Santa Rosa de Cabal away. The adventure continues: find something for the whole family at Ecoparque Los Yarumos, get outside with Torre Panoramica de Chipre, and examine the collection at Museo Once Caldas.

To find more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Manizales trip itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by car from Salento to Manizales takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. When traveling from Salento in August, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Manizales: temperatures range from 24°C by day to 18°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Cartagena.

Things to do in Manizales

Spas Historic Sites Theme Parks

Side Trips

Thermal Spas, Casa de la Cultura
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Thermal Spas
Casa de la Cultura ©
Casa de la Cultura
Basílica Inmaculada Concepción ©
Basílica Inmaculada Concepción

4
nights
Cartagena

Cartagena ©
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.
Visit Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas and Sanctuary of Saint Peter Claver for their historical value. Get some cultural insight at Barrio Getsemani and Plaza de La Trinidad. There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Templo de Santo Domingo, enjoy the sand and surf at Playa de Bocagrande, get outside with Outdoor Activities, and examine the collection at Casa Museo Rafael Nunez.

For more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Cartagena travel planner.

Do a combination of bus and flight from Manizales to Cartagena in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Manizales in August, expect nights in Cartagena to be a bit warmer, around 30°C, while days are much warmer, around 38°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can go by car to Isla Baru.

Things to do in Cartagena

Historic Sites Outdoors Wildlife
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Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas ©
Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas
Barrio Getsemani ©
Barrio Getsemani
Templo de Santo Domingo ©
Templo de Santo Domingo

4
nights
Isla Baru

Isla Baru ©
Lying south of Cartagena, Isla Baru was connected to the mainland until the construction of the Canal del Dique.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Playa Blanca and Playas Rincon del Mar. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Aviario Nacional de Colombia and Playa Puntilla. When in Isla Baru, make a side trip to see Reserva Natural Sanguare in San Onofre, approximately San Onofre away.

To find traveler tips, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Isla Baru vacation builder site.

Getting from Cartagena to Isla Baru by car takes about 1.5 hours. You'll set off for Bogota on the 3rd (Thu).

Things to do in Isla Baru

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

San Onofre
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Aviario Nacional de Colombia ©
Aviario Nacional de Colombia
Playa Blanca ©
Playa Blanca
Reserva Natural Sanguare ©
Reserva Natural Sanguare

2
nights
Bogota

Bogota ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Iglesia Basilica del Senor de Monserrate as well as Museo Botero del Banco de la Republica. On the 4th (Fri), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Parroquia Santa Helena, explore the world behind art at Museo Botero del Banco de la Republica, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia Basilica del Senor de Monserrate.

To find ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Bogota travel planner.

Traveling by combination of shuttle and flight from Isla Baru to Bogota takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus, shuttle, and flight. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Bogota

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Basilica Del Señor de los Milagros
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Iglesia Basilica del Senor de Monserrate ©
Iglesia Basilica del Senor de Monserrate
Museo Botero del Banco de la Republica ©
Museo Botero del Banco de la Republica
Basilica Del Señor de los Milagros ©
Basilica Del Señor de los Milagros

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