10 days in Colombia Itinerary

10 days in Colombia Itinerary

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10 days in Colombia Itinerary

Start: Bogota
1
Bogota
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h
2
Guaduas
— 2 nights
Drive:  5 h
3
Guatape
— 2 nights
Bus:  1 h 30 min
4
Medellin
— 3 nights
End: Medellin

2
nights
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.
Catedral de Sal de Zipaquira has been added to your itinerary. On the 6th (Tue), contemplate the long history of Bolivar plaza, then stroll through Monserrate, and then see the interesting displays at Gold Museum (Museo del Oro). Keep things going the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de Sal de Zipaquira.

To see other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read our Bogota trip planner .

If you are flying in from Aruba, the closest major airport is El Dorado International Airport. In August, daily temperatures in Bogota can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to travel to Guaduas.

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Catedral de Sal de Zipaquira
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Monserrate ©
Monserrate
Gold Museum (Museo del Oro) ©
Gold Museum (Museo del Oro)
Catedral de Sal de Zipaquira ©
Catedral de Sal de Zipaquira

2
nights
Guaduas

Guaduas ©
Guaduas is a town in Colombia, in the Lower Magdalena Province department of Cundinamarca, about 117 km from Bogotá. You've now added Salto de Versalles to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 8th (Thu): take in the dramatic scenery at Salto de Versalles and then head outdoors with Saltos de los Micos.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Guaduas route site .

Getting from Bogota to Guaduas by car takes about 3 hours. Expect much warmer temperatures when traveling from Bogota in August; daily highs in Guaduas reach 38°C and lows reach 38°C. You'll have a few hours on the 9th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Guatape.

Things to do in Guaduas

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trip

Saltos de los Micos
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Saltos de los  Micos ©
Saltos de los Micos
Salto de Versalles ©
Salto de Versalles
Mirador De La Piedra Capira ©
Mirador De La Piedra Capira

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Guatape

Guatape ©
On the shores of a large artificial lake, Guatape ensures a pleasant experience in a quiet little town known for its friendly residents and attractive architecture.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Sat): get outside with Cable Paseo Guatape and then explore the striking landscape at Piedra Del Penol.

To see photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Guatape trip builder tool .

Getting from Guaduas to Guatape by car takes about 5 hours. Traveling from Guaduas in August, expect nights in Guatape to be colder, around 15°C, while days are slightly colder, around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) to allow time to take a bus to Medellin.

Things to do in Guatape

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Parque Arvi
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Piedra Del Penol ©
Piedra Del Penol
Parque Arvi ©
Parque Arvi

3
nights
Medellin

Nestled between rising hills in a narrow valley, Medellin serves as an energetic melting pot of people from all socio-economic classes.
Medellin Mountains has been added to your itinerary. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Mon): get the lay of the land with Walking tours, then take an in-depth tour of Museo de Antioquia, and then steep yourself in history at Pueblito Paisa.

For more things to do, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read our Medellin road trip planning app .

Take a bus from Guatape to Medellin in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In August, Medellin is a bit warmer than Guatape - with highs of 33°C and lows of 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Medellin

Tours Wildlife Outdoors
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Walking tours
Parque Explora ©
Parque Explora
Plaza Botero ©
Plaza Botero

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