18 days in Colombia Itinerary

18 days in Colombia Itinerary

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Bogota
— 2 nights
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San Agustin
— 2 nights
3
Pasto
— 3 nights
4
Popayan
— 2 nights
5
Salento
— 4 nights
6
Bogota
— 1 night

2
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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.
Change things up with a short trip to Catedral de Sal de Zipaquira in Zipaquira (about 54 minutes away). The adventure continues: examine the collection at Gold Museum (Museo del Oro), get your bearings at Luis Angel Arango Library, admire the masterpieces at Museo Botero del Banco de la Republica, and head outdoors with Parque El Virrey.

To see more things to do, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Bogota journey site.

Boston, USA to Bogota is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. When traveling from Boston in March, plan for warmer days and somewhat warmer nights in Bogota: temperatures range from 68°F by day to 48°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to travel to San Agustin.

Things to do in Bogota

Outdoors · Museums · Parks

Side Trip

Catedral de Sal de Zipaquira
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Gold Museum (Museo del Oro) ©
Gold Museum (Museo del Oro)
Museo Botero del Banco de la Republica ©
Museo Botero del Banco de la Republica
Monserrate ©
Monserrate

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San Agustin

San Agustin ©
San Agustin remains best known for its archaeological sites, which include the World Heritage-listed San Agustin Archaeological Park.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Wed): pause for some photo ops at La Chaquira, contemplate the waterfront views at Estrecho Del Magdalena, and then pause for some photo ops at El Tablon. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Thu): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia de San Agustin, explore the ancient world of San Agustin Archaeological Park, then pause for some serene contemplation at Parroquia Nuestra Senora de Lourdes, and finally don't miss a visit to Parque Arqueologico Alto de los Idolos.

To find reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the San Agustin trip maker.

Fly from Bogota to San Agustin in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in San Agustin when traveling from Bogota in March, with lows around 68°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Pasto.

Things to do in San Agustin

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Parque Arqueologico Alto de los Idolos
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San Agustin Archaeological Park ©
San Agustin Archaeological Park
Parque Arqueologico Alto de los Idolos ©
Parque Arqueologico Alto de los Idolos
La Chaquira ©
La Chaquira

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Pasto

Pasto ©
Pasto sits in the Andes mountain range at an altitude of 2,527 m (8,290 ft) above sea level.
Step out of Pasto with an excursion to Las Lajas Sanctuary in Ipiales--about 1h 55 min away. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the waterfront views at La Laguna de la Cocha, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral Pasto, brush up on your military savvy at Centro Cultural Pandiaco Museo Del Carnaval, and see the interesting displays at Casa Museo Taminango.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Pasto travel route site.

Getting from San Agustin to Pasto by car takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. When traveling from San Agustin in March, plan for slightly colder days in Pasto, with highs around 61°F, while nights are colder with lows around 45°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to go by car to Popayan.

Things to do in Pasto

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Las Lajas Sanctuary
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Las Lajas Sanctuary ©
Las Lajas Sanctuary
La Laguna de la Cocha ©
La Laguna de la Cocha
Templo de San Felipe ©
Templo de San Felipe

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Popayan

Popayan ©
Popayan vacations hold plenty of appeal for international and domestic visitors, as the city represent one of the most entertaining and culturally enriching urban centers on the continent.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Teatro Municipal, admire the landmark architecture of Panteon de los Proceres, then don't miss a visit to Cathedral Basilica of Our Lady of the Assumption, then make a trip to Parque Caldas, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia de San Francisco. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Torre del Reloj and then don't miss a visit to Puente del Humilladero.

For maps, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Popayan trip planner.

Traveling by car from Pasto to Popayan takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect much hotter evenings in Popayan when traveling from Pasto in April, with lows around 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Wed) to allow time for the car ride to Salento.

Things to do in Popayan

Historic Sites
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Iglesia de San Francisco ©
Iglesia de San Francisco
Parque Caldas ©
Parque Caldas
Torre del Reloj ©
Torre del Reloj

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Salento

Salento ©
Founded in 1842, the town of Salento represents the oldest established settlement in Quindio.
When in Salento, make a side trip to see Parque del Cafe in Montenegro, approximately Montenegro away. Spend the 6th (Thu) exploring nature at Bosques de Cocora. There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Kasaguadua Natural Reserve, indulge in your favorite hot beverage with a coffee and tea tour, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia Nuestra Senora del Carmen.

To find more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read our Salento travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Popayan to Salento in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or fly. Traveling from Popayan in April, expect nights in Salento to be about the same, around 64°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 82°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can travel to Bogota.

Things to do in Salento

Parks · Nature · Theme Parks

Side Trip

Parque del Cafe
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Kasaguadua Natural Reserve ©
Kasaguadua Natural Reserve
Parque del Cafe ©
Parque del Cafe
Bosques de Cocora ©
Bosques de Cocora

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Bogota

Bogota ©
Start off your visit on the 9th (Sun): look for all kinds of wild species at Jardin Botanico de Bogota Jose Celestino Mutis and then walk around Parque 93.

For other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Bogota trip itinerary planning site.

Getting from Salento to Bogota by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi and flight. Traveling from Salento in April, expect Bogota to be slightly colder, temps between 67°F and 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Bogota

Parks · Shopping · Historic Sites
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Parque 93 ©
Parque 93
Bolivar Square ©
Bolivar Square

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