13 days in Colombia Itinerary

13 days in Colombia Itinerary

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Recife
Fly:
13​h 45​min
Medellin
— 4 nights
Drive:
2​h 45​min
Jardin
— 1 night
Drive:
1​h 45​min
Salamina
— 1 night
Drive:
1​h 45​min
Manizales
— 2 nights
Drive:
12​h 15​min
Capurgana
— 3 nights
Drive:
10​h 30​min
Cartagena

4
days
Medellin

Nestled between rising hills in a narrow valley, Medellin serves as an energetic melting pot of people from all socio-economic classes.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Food Tours and Parasailing & Paragliding. And it doesn't end there: meet the residents at Parque Explora, stroll through Bare Foot Park (Parque de los Pies Descalzos), take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, and admire the natural beauty at Jardin Botanico de Medellin.

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Recife, Brazil to Medellin is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also drive. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Recife to Medellin due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Recife in February, expect little chillier with lows of 64°F in Medellin. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can travel to Jardin.

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Plaza Botero
Food Tours
Parque Explora

1
day
Jardin

El Jardín, often simply referred to as Jardín, is a town and municipality in the southwest region of Antioquia, Colombia. On the 25th (Sat), don't miss a visit to Centro Historico de Jardin.

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Getting from Medellin to Jardin by car takes about 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 82°F in February, and nighttime lows around 64°F. On the 25th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Salamina.

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Centro Historico de Jardin

1
day
Salamina

Salamina is a town and municipality in the colombian department of Caldas. To see photos, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read Salamina vacation planner.

Getting from Jardin to Salamina by car takes about 4.5 hours. You'll have a few hours on the 26th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to Manizales.

Things to do in Salamina

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Iglesia la Inmaculada Concepcion

2
days
Manizales

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 27th (Mon): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de Manizales, head outdoors with Torre Panoramica de Chipre, and then explore and take pictures at Cafe Tio Conejo. On the 28th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Templo Del Sagrado Corazon Los Agustinos, then see the interesting displays at Museo Once Caldas, and then get impressive views of Nevado del Ruiz.

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You can drive from Salamina to Manizales in 2 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to travel to Capurgana.

Things to do in Manizales

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Cafe Tio Conejo
Nevado del Ruiz
Catedral de Manizales

3
days
Capurgana

Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Scuba & Snorkeling and El Cielo.

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Explore your travel options from Manizales to Capurgana with the Route module. You'll set off for home on the 4th (Sat).

Things to do in Capurgana

Parks Nature Tours

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Cabo Tiburon
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Cabo Tiburon

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