21 days in Colombia Itinerary

21 days in Colombia Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Bogota
— 1 night
2
Tierra Negra
— 2 nights
3
Susa
— 2 nights
4
Villa de Leyva
— 2 nights
5
Barichara
— 4 nights
6
Zipaquira
— 2 nights
7
Palomino
— 3 nights
8
Cabo de La Vela
— 1 night
9
Santa Marta
— 2 nights
10
Bogota
— 1 night

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.
For ratings, photos, reviews, and tourist information, use the Bogota day trip planning site.

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Bogota. In August, daytime highs in Bogota are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. You will leave for Tierra Negra on the 7th (Wed).

Things to do in Bogota

Tours Outdoors Nightlife

2
nights
Tierra Negra

Tierra Negra ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Laguna de Guatavita. Start off your visit on the 7th (Wed): don't miss a visit to Plaza Sesquile and then enjoy the sand and surf at Laguna de Guatavita. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the awesome beauty at Monserrate, thenexamine the collection at Gold Museum (Museo del Oro), and then don't miss a visit to Bolivar Square.

To find ratings, maps, and more tourist information, use the Tierra Negra road trip planner.

You can drive from Bogota to Tierra Negra in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Bogota in August, expect nights in Tierra Negra to be a bit warmer, around °C, while days are slightly colder, around °C. You'll set off for Susa on the 9th (Fri).

Things to do in Tierra Negra

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Bogota, Plaza Sesquile
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Gold Museum (Museo del Oro) ©
Gold Museum (Museo del Oro)
Monserrate ©
Monserrate
Laguna de Guatavita ©
Laguna de Guatavita

2
nights
Susa

Susa ©
Susa is a town and municipality in the Ubaté Province, part of the Cundinamarca Department, Colombia. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the dramatic natural features at Piedra Colgada.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Susa visit planning website.

Traveling by car from Tierra Negra to Susa takes 2.5 hours. In August in Susa, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Sun) to allow time for travel to Villa de Leyva.

Things to do in Susa

Parks Nature
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Piedra Colgada ©
Piedra Colgada

2
nights
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 11th (Sun): examine the collection at Museo El Fosil, thenexamine the collection at Museo Paleontológico, and then admire the landmark architecture of Casa Terracota. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Mon): explore the activities along Pozos Azules, thenlook for all kinds of wild species at Granja de Avestruces, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Laguna de Iguaque.

Plan trip to Villa de Leyva with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

You can drive from Susa to Villa de Leyva in 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Barichara.

Things to do in Villa de Leyva

Parks Nature Museums
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Pozos Azules ©
Pozos Azules
Museo Paleontológico ©
Museo Paleontológico
Laguna de Iguaque ©
Laguna de Iguaque

4
nights
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Parque Nacional de Chicamocha as well as Cafe Alfania. Get out of town with these interesting Barichara side-trips: San Gil (Bungee Extremo San Gil, River Rafting & Tubing, &more).

To see other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Barichara holiday site.

Getting from Villa de Leyva to Barichara by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus. In August, daily temperatures in Barichara can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. On the 17th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Zipaquira.

Things to do in Barichara

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

San Gil, Parque Nacional de Chicamocha
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours
Bungee Extremo San Gil ©
Bungee Extremo San Gil

2
nights
Zipaquira

Zipaquira ©
A tour of Zipaquira, the salt-mining capital of Colombia, remains one of the best day-trip ideas from Bogota.
Keep things going the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de Sal de Zipaquira and then admire the striking features of Estacion de Zipaquira.

To see photos, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Zipaquira trip planner.

Getting from Barichara to Zipaquira by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. While traveling from Barichara, expect cooler days and a bit cooler nights in Zipaquira, ranging from highs of °C to lows of °C. You will leave for Palomino on the 19th (Mon).

Things to do in Zipaquira

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

3
nights
Palomino

Palomino ©
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Palomino: Cabo San Juan Del Guia (in Tayrona National Park) and Taironaka Turismo Ecologico (in Santa Ana).

To find other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Palomino road trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Zipaquira to Palomino. Prepare for warmer weather when traveling from Zipaquira in August: high temperatures in Palomino hover around °C and lows are around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) to allow time to travel to Cabo de La Vela.

Things to do in Palomino

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Cabo San Juan Del Guia, Taironaka Turismo Ecologico
Highlights from your plan
Tubing in Palomino River ©
Tubing in Palomino River
Taironaka Turismo Ecologico ©
Taironaka Turismo Ecologico

1
night
Cabo de La Vela

Cabo de La Vela
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Cabo de la Vela.

For more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Cabo de La Vela travel planner.

Getting from Palomino to Cabo de La Vela by car takes about 4.5 hours. On the 23rd (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Santa Marta.

Things to do in Cabo de La Vela

Parks Outdoors Beaches

2
nights
Santa Marta

Many visitors begin their Santa Marta holiday, surrounded by urban clutter and heavy traffic, expecting little from the city in terms of historical importance.
For other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Santa Marta travel route planner.

Getting from Cabo de La Vela to Santa Marta by car takes about 6 hours. Expect a daytime high around °C in August, and nighttime lows around °C. You'll set off for Bogota on the 25th (Sun).

Things to do in Santa Marta

Wildlife Outdoors Tours
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Rodadero Sea Aquarium and Museum ©
Rodadero Sea Aquarium and Museum

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night
Bogota

Bogota ©
Start off your visit on the 25th (Sun): walk around Parque Metropolitano Simon Bolivar.

To find where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Bogota trip maker site.

Traveling by flight from Santa Marta to Bogota takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Santa Marta in August: high temperatures in Bogota hover around °C and lows are around °C. You'll set off for home on the 26th (Mon).

Things to do in Bogota

Parks
Highlights from your plan
Parque Metropolitano Simon Bolivar ©
Parque Metropolitano Simon Bolivar

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