11 days in Cartagena, Medellin & Bogota Itinerary

11 days in Cartagena, Medellin & Bogota Itinerary

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Cartagena
— 4 nights
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Medellin
— 3 nights
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Bogota
— 3 nights

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Cartagena

— 4 nights

City of Heroes

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.
Lucy Jewelry has been added to your itinerary. Take a break from Cartagena with a short trip to Playa Blanca in Isla Baru, about 1h 5 min away. There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas, admire the landmark architecture of Las Bovedas, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and steep yourself in history at Torre del Reloj.

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If you are flying in from United States, the closest major aiports are Rafael Nuñez International Airport and Ernesto Cortissoz International Airport. In January, daytime highs in Cartagena are 88°F, while nighttime lows are 75°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can travel to Medellin.

Things to do in Cartagena

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Beaches · Parks

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Mon): stroll around Parque Lleras, then take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and then make a trip to Plaza Botero. On your second day here, steep yourself in history at Pueblito Paisa, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Parque Explora, and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

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You can fly from Cartagena to Medellin in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Cartagena in January, things will get little chillier in Medellin: highs are around 82°F and lows about 64°F. On the 22nd (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Bogota.

Things to do in Medellin

Tours · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites

Bogota

— 3 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.
Go for a jaunt from Bogota to Zipaquira to see Catedral de Sal de Zipaquira about 54 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Gold Museum (Museo del Oro), look for gifts at Vitrina Guayca, explore the world behind art at Museo Botero del Banco de la Republica, and savor the flavors at Food & Drink.

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Getting from Medellin to Bogota by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Medellin in January, plan for a bit cooler days in Bogota, with highs around 68°F, while nights are cooler with lows around 44°F. You'll set off for home on the 25th (Sat).

Things to do in Bogota

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

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