10 days in Cartagena & Barranquilla Itinerary

10 days in Cartagena & Barranquilla Itinerary

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10 days in Cartagena & Barranquilla Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  16 h 45 min
1
Cartagena
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
2
Barranquilla
— 4 nights
Fly:  19 h 45 min
End: London

4
nights
Cartagena

Cartagena ©
The site of the continent's first Spanish colony, Cartagena retains much of its colonial flavor thanks to a World Heritage-listed old town, encircled by old walls and protected by imposing fortresses.
Cartagena is known for historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas, take in the spiritual surroundings of Convent of Santa Cruz de la Popa, steep yourself in history at Plaza Santo Domingo, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sanctuary of Saint Peter Claver.

To find photos, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Cartagena online trip itinerary builder.

London, UK to Cartagena is an approximately 17- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Cartagena is minus 5 hours. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from London in July: highs in Cartagena hover around 38°C, while lows dip to 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to drive to Barranquilla.

Things to do in Cartagena

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors
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Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas ©
Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas
Walled City of Cartagena ©
Walled City of Cartagena
Plaza Santo Domingo ©
Plaza Santo Domingo

4
nights
Barranquilla

An industrial port city on Colombia's Caribbean coast, Barranquilla represents the fourth-most populous city in the country.
Change things up with these side-trips from Barranquilla: Santa Marta (Scuba & Snorkeling, Quinta de San Pedro Alejandrino, &more) and Memorial Museum of the Sierra Nevada (in Minca). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Museo del Caribe, stop by Evok, cool off at Caribe Aqualand, and take an in-depth tour of Museo Mapuka.

To find other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Barranquilla online trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Cartagena to Barranquilla in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. July in Barranquilla sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 29°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Barranquilla

Museums Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Santa Marta, Museo Minca - Memorial Museum of the Sierra Nevada
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Quinta de San Pedro Alejandrino ©
Quinta de San Pedro Alejandrino
Museo del Caribe ©
Museo del Caribe

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