18 days in Colombia Itinerary

18 days in Colombia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Colombia Trip Planner

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

— 2 nights

Athens of South America

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). And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at Museo Botero del Banco de la Republica, take a stroll through Barrio La Candelaria, head outdoors with Parque El Virrey, and get your bearings at Luis Angel Arango Library.

For traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Bogota trip itinerary maker website.

Boston, USA to Bogota is an approximately 11-hour flight. While traveling from Boston, expect much hotter days and somewhat warmer nights in Bogota, ranging from highs of 68°F to lows of 48°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to San Agustin.

Things to do in Bogota

Outdoors · Parks · Museums · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Mar 26 — 28:

San Agustin

— 2 nights
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 3.5 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

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Mar 29 — 31:

Pasto

— 3 nights

Surprise City

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 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 · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Mar 31 — Apr 3:

Popayan

— 2 nights

White City

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 do a combination of flight and bus; or 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
Find places to stay Apr 3 — 5:

Salento

— 4 nights

Father of Quindio

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: tour the pleasant surroundings 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 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. 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 · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 5 — 9:

Bogota

— 1 night

Athens of South America

Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sun): admire the natural beauty at Jardin Botanico de Bogota Jose Celestino Mutis and then stroll around Parque 93.

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

You can fly from Salento to Bogota in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and flight; or drive. In April, Bogota is a bit cooler than Salento - with highs of 67°F and lows of 50°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Bogota

Parks · Shopping · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Apr 9 — 10:

Colombia travel guide

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Historic Sites · Landmarks · Churches
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.