13 days in Colombia Itinerary

13 days in Colombia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Colombia Trip Planner

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Medellin
— 4 nights
Drive
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Jardin
— 1 night
Drive
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Salamina
— 1 night
Drive
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Manizales
— 2 nights
Drive
5
Capurgana
— 3 nights
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Ferry to Necoclí, Taxi to Arboletes, Bus to Montería, Fly to Cartagena

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Medellin

— 4 nights

City of the Eternal Spring

Nestled between rising hills in a narrow valley, Medellin serves as an energetic melting pot of people from all socio-economic classes.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Horseback Riding Tours and Catedral Basilica Metropolitana de Medellin. Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Plaza Botero, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, and steep yourself in history at Pueblito Paisa.

To find where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Medellin tour itinerary planning site.

Recife, Brazil to Medellin is an approximately 16-hour flight. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Recife to Medellin due to the time zone difference. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Recife in February since evenings lows in Medellin dip to 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Jardin.

Things to do in Medellin

Tours · Parks · Outdoors · Adventure
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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. On the 25th (Sat), make a trip to Centro Historico de Jardin.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Jardin trip itinerary planning website.

Traveling by car from Medellin to Jardin takes 3.5 hours. In February, plan for daily highs up to 82°F, and evening lows to 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Sat) to allow time for the car ride to Salamina.
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Salamina

— 1 night
Salamina is a town and municipality in the colombian department of Caldas. For photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Salamina attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Jardin to Salamina takes 4 hours. While traveling from Jardin, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Salamina, ranging from highs of 69°F to lows of 60°F. You will have some time to spend on the 26th (Sun) before leaving for Manizales.

Things to do in Salamina

Historic Sites
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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.
On the 27th (Mon), pause for some serene contemplation at Manizales Cathedral, then head outdoors with Torre Panoramica de Chipre, and then relax in the rural setting at Cafe Tio Conejo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Tue): make a trip to Templo Del Sagrado Corazon Los Agustinos, then examine the collection at Museo Once Caldas, and then contemplate the geological forces at Nevado del Ruiz.

For reviews, photos, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Manizales trip planner.

You can drive from Salamina to Manizales in 2 hours. In February in Manizales, expect temperatures between 69°F during the day and 60°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can travel to Capurgana.

Things to do in Manizales

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Historic Sites
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Capurgana

— 3 nights
Explore hidden gems such as La coquerita and Cabo Tiburon.

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The Route module can help you plan travel from Manizales to Capurgana. You will leave for home on the 4th (Sat).

Things to do in Capurgana

Parks · Nature · Outdoors

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Colombia travel guide

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Historic Sites · Landmarks · Specialty Museums
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.