9 days in Colombia Itinerary

9 days in Colombia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Colombia travel planner

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Bogota
— 2 nights
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Villavicencio
— 1 night
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Medellin
— 1 night
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Salento
— 2 nights
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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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Sun): admire the masterpieces at Museo Botero del Banco de la Republica, then see the interesting displays at Casa de Moneda - Coleccion Numismatica del Banco de la Republica, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia Basilica del Senor de Monserrate. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Teatro Mayor Julio Mario Santo Domingo and then pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de Sal de Zipaquira.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Bogota trip itinerary maker site.

Edinburgh, UK to Bogota is an approximately 17-hour flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Colombia Standard Time (COT), which is usually a -5 hour difference. Expect much hotter weather when traveling from Edinburgh in February: highs in Bogota hover around 24°C, while lows dip to 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to catch the bus to Villavicencio.

Things to do in Bogota

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Villavicencio

— 1 night

Villavo

In the foothills of the Andes, Villavicencio vacations focus primarily on the surrounding natural wonders.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia Divino Nino, then stroll around Parque las Malocas, then head outdoors with Bioparque Los Ocarros, and finally try for a hole-in-one at VillaGolf Minigolf y Centro de Entrenamiento.

To find where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read Villavicencio itinerary builder app.

You can take a bus from Bogota to Villavicencio in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly; or drive. Traveling from Bogota in February, things will get much hotter in Villavicencio: highs are around 38°C and lows about 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can fly to Medellin.

Things to do in Villavicencio

Outdoors · Fun & Games · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Medellin

— 1 night

City of the Eternal Spring

Nestled between rising hills in a narrow valley, Medellin serves as an energetic melting pot of people from all socio-economic classes.
On the 12th (Wed), observe the fascinating underwater world at Parque Explora, then get engrossed in the history at Museo de Antioquia, then soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, and finally explore the world behind art at Medellin Museum of Modern Art.

For photos, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Medellin route app.

You can fly from Villavicencio to Medellin in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Villavicencio in February, expect Medellin to be slightly colder, temps between 32°C and 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Salento.

Things to do in Medellin

Zoos & Aquariums · Parks · Spas · Museums

Salento

— 2 nights

Father of Quindio

Founded in 1842, the town of Salento represents the oldest established settlement in Quindio.
Get some cultural insight at Iglesia Nuestra Senora del Carmen and Region Paisaje / Landscape Region. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Kasaguadua Natural Reserve and Pietra Joyeros. Spend the 15th (Sat) exploring nature at Bosques de Cocora. There's still lots to do: indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink and get in touch with nature with Crested Outdoor.

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Traveling by flight from Medellin to Salento takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In February, daily temperatures in Salento can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Salento

Tours · Wildlife · Outdoors · Parks

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.