12 days in Colombia Itinerary

12 days in Colombia Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Panama City
Fly + Drive:  8 h
1
Villavicencio
— 3 nights
Bus:  2 h
2
Bogota
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h
3
Zipaquira
— 1 night
Bus:  2 h 45 min
4
Villa de Leyva
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 45 min
5
Iza
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h
6
Bogota
— 3 nights
Fly:  11 h 30 min
End: San Francisco

3
nights
Villavicencio

Villavicencio ©
In the foothills of the Andes, Villavicencio vacations focus primarily on the surrounding natural wonders.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Catedral Nuestra Senora del Carmen and Parque Banderas. Take a break from Villavicencio with a short trip to Parque Nacional in Bogota, about 2h 45 min away. There's more to do: make a trip to Plaza los Libertadores and stroll around Parque Fundadores.

To see other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Villavicencio trip planning tool.

Panama City, Panama to Villavicencio is an approximately 18-hour combination of flight and car. Expect little chillier evenings in Villavicencio when traveling from Panama City in November, with lows around 70°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a bus to Bogota.

Things to do in Villavicencio

Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Parque Nacional
Highlights from your plan
Parque Fundadores ©
Parque Fundadores
Catedral Nuestra Senora del Carmen ©
Catedral Nuestra Senora del Carmen
Plaza los Libertadores ©
Plaza los Libertadores

1
night
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.
On the 26th (Sat), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Monserrate, thenadmire the masterpieces at Museo Botero del Banco de la Republica, thenget your bearings at Luis Angel Arango Library, and finally see the interesting displays at Gold Museum (Museo del Oro).

To find photos, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read our Bogota itinerary website.

Traveling by bus from Villavicencio to Bogota takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ; or drive. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Villavicencio in November: high temperatures in Bogota hover around 67°F and lows are around 48°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Zipaquira.

Things to do in Bogota

Museums Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Gold Museum (Museo del Oro) ©
Gold Museum (Museo del Oro)
Monserrate ©
Monserrate
Luis Angel Arango Library ©
Luis Angel Arango Library

1
night
Zipaquira

Zipaquira ©
A tour of Zipaquira, the salt-mining capital of Colombia, remains one of the best day-trip ideas from Bogota.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sun): pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de Sal de Zipaquira and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral Diocesana.

For where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, use the Zipaquira trip app.

Traveling by car from Bogota to Zipaquira takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In November in Zipaquira, expect temperatures between 67°F during the day and 48°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can catch the bus to Villa de Leyva.

Things to do in Zipaquira

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Catedral Diocesana ©
Catedral Diocesana
Catedral de Sal de Zipaquira ©
Catedral de Sal de Zipaquira

1
night
Villa de Leyva

Villa de Leyva ©
Positioned away from major trade routes and exploitable resources, the colonial town of Villa de Leyva has been largely left alone--leaving a window into the 16th century that has become one of Colombia's most popular attractions.
On the 28th (Mon), pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia de Nuestra Senora del Rosario, thenexplore the activities along Pozos Azules, thenengage your brain at Centro de Investigaciones Paleontologicas - CIP, and finally admire the striking features of Casa Terracota.

To see photos, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Villa de Leyva visit planner.

Take a bus from Zipaquira to Villa de Leyva in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can travel to Iza.

Things to do in Villa de Leyva

Parks Nature Museums
Highlights from your plan
Pozos Azules ©
Pozos Azules
Iglesia de Nuestra Senora del Rosario ©
Iglesia de Nuestra Senora del Rosario

2
nights
Iza

Iza ©
Iza is a town and municipality in Boyacá Department, Colombia. Step off the beaten path and head to Pueblito Boyacense and Parque Central y Feria Dulce de Iza. Venture out of the city with trips to Playa Blanca (in Boyaca), Laguna De Tota (in Tota) and SocialTour (in Mongui).

To see where to stay, reviews, photos, and tourist information, use the Iza visit planning app.

You can drive from Villa de Leyva to Iza in 3 hours. In November, daily temperatures in Iza can reach 78°F, while at night they dip to 78°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) to allow time to travel to Bogota.

Things to do in Iza

Parks Neighborhoods Beaches

Side Trips

Boyaca, Laguna De Tota, SocialTour
Highlights from your plan
Playa Blanca ©
Playa Blanca
Pueblito Boyacense ©
Pueblito Boyacense

3
nights
Bogota

Bogota ©
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): walk around Parque de Usaquen and then enjoy the sand and surf at Laguna de Guatavita. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Monserrate, admire the masterpieces at Museo Botero del Banco de la Republica, thenget advice or help at Luis Angel Arango Library, and finally see the interesting displays at Gold Museum (Museo del Oro).

For traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read Bogota trip planner.

Getting from Iza to Bogota by car takes about 4 hours. When traveling from Iza in December, plan for little chillier days and much colder nights in Bogota: temperatures range from 67°F by day to 46°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Bogota

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trip

Laguna de Guatavita
Highlights from your plan
Gold Museum (Museo del Oro) ©
Gold Museum (Museo del Oro)
Laguna de Guatavita ©
Laguna de Guatavita
Monserrate ©
Monserrate

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