10 days in Colombia Itinerary

10 days in Colombia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Colombia itinerary planner

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Bogota
— 2 nights
Drive
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Guaduas
— 2 nights
Drive
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Guatape
— 2 nights
Drive
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Medellin
— 3 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.
Catedral de Sal de Zipaquira has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 6th (Tue): contemplate the long history of Bolivar Square and then explore and take pictures at Monserrate. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Wed): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de Sal de Zipaquira.

To see reviews, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read our Bogota travel planner.

If you are flying in from Aruba, the closest major aiport is El Dorado International Airport. In August in Bogota, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can travel to Guaduas.

Things to do in Bogota

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

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Guaduas

— 2 nights
Guaduas is a town in Colombia, in the Lower Magdalena Province department of Cundinamarca, about 117 km from Bogotá. Salto de Versalles has been added to your itinerary. On the 8th (Thu), take in the dramatic scenery at Salto de Versalles and then head outdoors with Saltos de los Micos.

For more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Guaduas trip itinerary maker app.

Drive from Bogota to Guaduas in 3 hours. Traveling from Bogota in August, things will get warmer in Guaduas: highs are around 38°C and lows about 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

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Guatape

— 2 nights
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): head outdoors with Cable Paseo Guatape and then explore the striking landscape at Piedra Del Penol.

To find photos, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Guatape trip planner.

Drive from Guaduas to Guatape in 5.5 hours. While traveling from Guaduas, expect slightly colder days and cooler nights in Guatape, ranging from highs of 26°C to lows of 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Medellin.

Things to do in Guatape

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 9 — 11:

Medellin

— 3 nights

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.
Here are some ideas for day two: take in the local highlights with Walking tours, take an in-depth tour of Museo de Antioquia, and then steep yourself in history at Pueblito Paisa.

For more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Medellin trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Guatape to Medellin takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Guatape in August: high temperatures in Medellin hover around 33°C and lows are around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Medellin

Tours · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks · Museums
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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.