18 days in Colombia Itinerary

18 days in Colombia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Colombia trip planner

Make it your trip
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Bogota
Drive
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La Calera
— 4 nights
Drive
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Villavicencio
— 1 night
Drive
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Granada
— 2 nights
Drive
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Armenia
— 1 night
Drive
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Quimbaya
— 8 nights
Drive
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La Calera
— 1 night
Drive to El Dorado International Airport, Fly to Barranquilla

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Bogota

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.
To see more things to do, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Bogota trip planner.

Barranquilla to Bogota is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Barranquilla in July, things will get much colder in Bogota: highs are around 21°C and lows about 10°C. You'll set off for La Calera on the 1st (Thu).

Things to do in Bogota

Tours · Outdoors · Nightlife · Shopping

La Calera

— 4 nights
When in La Calera, make a side trip to see Chingaza National Park in Fomeque, approximately Fomeque away.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the La Calera trip itinerary website.

You can drive from Bogota to La Calera in an hour. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can go by car to Villavicencio.

Things to do in La Calera

Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip

Villavicencio

— 1 night

Villavo

In the foothills of the Andes, Villavicencio vacations focus primarily on the surrounding natural wonders.
Tiuma Park has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Mon): whizz through the canopy at Tiuma Park.

For ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Villavicencio online travel route planner.

Traveling by car from La Calera to Villavicencio takes 4 hours. In July in Villavicencio, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 23°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can travel to Granada.

Things to do in Villavicencio

Adventure · Outdoors · Tours
Highlights from your trip

Granada

— 2 nights
Granada is a town and municipality in the Meta Department, Colombia. Start off your visit on the 7th (Wed): snap pictures at Puente El Alcaravan and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Parroquia Catedral Nuestra Senora del Carmen.

To find photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Granada day trip planning site.

You can drive from Villavicencio to Granada in 2 hours. In July, daytime highs in Granada are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Armenia.

Things to do in Granada

Historic Sites

Armenia

— 1 night

Miracle City

The capital city of Quindio Department, Armenia was founded in 1889 by Jesus Maria Ocampo as he sought a hideout in the Quindio mountains.
On the 8th (Thu), head outdoors with Globos Colombia. Here are some ideas for day two: get outside with Canopy Los Caracolies, then see the interesting displays at Museo del Oro Quimbaya, and then head outdoors with Parque de la Vida.

For ratings, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Armenia trip planner.

Drive from Granada to Armenia in 10 hours. Traveling from Granada in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Armenia, with lows of 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Quimbaya.

Things to do in Armenia

Outdoors · Museums

Side Trip

Quimbaya

— 8 nights
Named after the pre-Columbian culture that once lived in the area, Quimbaya remains best known for its coffee plantations and agricultural heritage.
Kids will enjoy Parque del Cafe and Los Nevados National Park. Get out of town with these interesting Quimbaya side-trips: Pereira (Coffee & Tea Tours & Catedral de Nuestra Senora de la Pobreza), Dos Cosechas Coffee (in Dosquebradas) and Bioparque Ukumari (in Fonda Central). And it doesn't end there: find something for the whole family at Panaca, make a trip to Mirador Colina Iluminada, experience rural life at Coffee Tour Hacienda Venecia, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Parroquia Jesus Maria y Jose.

To see other places to visit, maps, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Quimbaya itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Armenia to Quimbaya takes an hour. In July, daytime highs in Quimbaya are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. On the 17th (Sat), you're off to La Calera.

Things to do in Quimbaya

Parks · Theme Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

La Calera

— 1 night
To see maps, ratings, and more tourist information, use the La Calera trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Quimbaya to La Calera takes 8 hours. You will leave for home on the 18th (Sun).

Things to do in La Calera

Outdoors · Tours · Golf · Parks

Colombia travel guide

4.1
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.