14 days in Colombia Itinerary

14 days in Colombia Itinerary

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Villa de Leyva
— Few hours
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Barichara
— 1 night
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San Gil
— Few hours
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Bucaramanga
— 1 night
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Santa Marta
— 1 night
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Palomino
— 1 night
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Santa Marta
— 4 nights
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Minca
— 1 night
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Cartagena
— 2 nights
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Mompos
— 1 night
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Guaduas
— 1 night

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sun): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia del Carmen, then see the interesting displays at Museo El Fosil, and then identify plant and animal life at Granja de Avestruces.

For more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read Villa de Leyva tour itinerary planner.

Bogota to Villa de Leyva is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. You can also drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Sun) to allow time for the car ride to Barichara.

Things to do in Villa de Leyva

Historic Sites · Museums · Wildlife · Parks
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Specialty Museum
Museo El Fosil
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Wildlife Area
Granja de Avestruces
3.6

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Barichara

Barichara ©
A charming town of just over 7,000 people, Barichara displays rustic, dusty orange-colored architecture, protected by the Colombian People's Heritage Network.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Sun): view the masterpieces at Fundacion San Lorenzo De Barichara.

To find maps, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Barichara day trip planner.

You can drive from Villa de Leyva to Barichara in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In December, daytime highs in Barichara are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can go by car to San Gil.

Things to do in Barichara

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping
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Historic Walking Area
Camino Real
4.6

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San Gil

San Gil ©

Colombia's Adventure Sport Capital

Providing some of the region's best opportunities for paragliding, rappelling, white-water rafting, kayaking, hiking, and caving, San Gil appeals to adventure seekers and nature lovers wishing to escape overcrowded Bogota, located several hours' drive to the south.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Mon): stroll around Parque La Libertad and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Parroquia Catedral de Santa Cruz.

To find photos, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read San Gil road trip planning website.

San Gil is just a stone's throw from Barichara. December in San Gil sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 21°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to take a bus to Bucaramanga.

Things to do in San Gil

Historic Sites · Parks
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Bucaramanga

Bucaramanga

City of Parks

A tour of Bucaramanga may yield little evidence that it dates back as far as 1622.
To find ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Bucaramanga road trip planning tool.

You can drive from San Gil to Bucaramanga in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or drive. In December in Bucaramanga, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 21°C at night. On the 12th (Tue), you're off to Santa Marta.

Things to do in Bucaramanga

Parks · Nature · Shopping · Historic Sites

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Santa Marta

Santa Marta ©

America's Pearl

Many visitors begin their Santa Marta holiday, surrounded by urban clutter and heavy traffic, expecting little from the city in terms of historical importance.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Tue): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia de San Francisco de Asis.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Santa Marta trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Bucaramanga to Santa Marta takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a bus. In December, Santa Marta is a bit warmer than Bucaramanga - with highs of 39°C and lows of 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to drive to Palomino.

Things to do in Santa Marta

Historic Sites
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Palomino

Palomino
To see maps, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Palomino online trip builder.

Traveling by car from Santa Marta to Palomino takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. December in Palomino sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 28°C at night. On the 14th (Thu), you'll travel to Santa Marta.

Things to do in Palomino

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure · Beaches

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Santa Marta

Santa Marta ©

America's Pearl

Visiting Parque Nacional Natural Tayrona and Cristal Beach will get you outdoors. Discover out-of-the-way places like Museo del Oro Tairona - Casa de la Aduana and Playa Grande. See even more of Santa Marta: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, contemplate the long history of Paseo El Camellon, tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Blanca, and admire the masterpieces at Quinta de San Pedro Alejandrino.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Santa Marta route planner.

Drive from Palomino to Santa Marta in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Minca.

Things to do in Santa Marta

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

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Scuba / Snorkeling
Scuba & Snorkeling
4.9

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Minca

Minca ©
A Minca vacation takes you to a small mountain village nestled above Santa Marta in the Sierra Nevada.
On the 18th (Mon), get outside with Pozo Azul.

For other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read our Minca sightseeing planner.

Minca is very close to Santa Marta. In December, daytime highs in Minca are 39°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Cartagena.

Things to do in Minca

Outdoors
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Outdoor Activity
Pozo Azul
3.6

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Cartagena

Cartagena ©

City of Heroes

The site of the continent's first Spanish colony, Cartagena retains much of its colonial flavor thanks to a World Heritage-listed old town, encircled by old walls and protected by imposing fortresses.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Convent of Santa Cruz de la Popa, pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia de la Trinidad, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Templo de Santo Domingo, and finally steep yourself in history at Walled City of Cartagena. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Wed): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Cartagena trip planner.

Traveling by car from Minca to Cartagena takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in December, and nighttime lows around 28°C. On the 21st (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Mompos.

Things to do in Cartagena

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Mompos

Mompos

City of God

Perched on an island at the confluence of the Magdalena and Cauca rivers, Mompos offers a charming blend of historical architecture and traditional Colombian culture.
To see more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Mompos trip planner.

You can drive from Cartagena to Mompos in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. On the 22nd (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Guaduas.

Things to do in Mompos

Historic Sites

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Guaduas

Guaduas ©
Guaduas is a town in Colombia, in the Lower Magdalena Province department of Cundinamarca, about 117 km from Bogotá. On the 23rd (Sat), make a trip to Mirador De La Piedra Capira.

To see other places to visit, ratings, photos, and tourist information, use the Guaduas trip itinerary app.

Getting from Mompos to Guaduas by car takes about 11.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of car and flight. You'll have a few hours on the 23rd (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling home.
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