11 days in Medellin & Bogota Itinerary

11 days in Medellin & Bogota Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Colombia tour planner

Make it your trip
Train to Marylebone station, Fly to Medellin Jose Marie Cordova
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Medellin
— 3 nights
Fly
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Bogota
— 7 nights
Fly to London Heathrow, Train to Birmingham

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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.
Medellin is known for parks, museums, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get the lay of the land with Walking tours, look for gifts at Tienda Plasma, see Off-Road Tours, and take an in-depth tour of Museo de Antioquia.

For where to stay, ratings, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Medellin trip planner.

Birmingham, UK to Medellin is an approximately 19-hour combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 5 hours traveling from Birmingham to Medellin. While traveling from Birmingham, expect warmer days and somewhat warmer nights in Medellin, ranging from highs of 32°C to lows of 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to travel to Bogota.

Things to do in Medellin

Tours · Outdoors · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks

Bogota

— 7 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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bogota: Zipaquira (Casa Museo Quevedo Zornoza, Catedral de Sal de Zipaquira, &more). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Gold Museum (Museo del Oro), savor the flavors at Food & Drink, contemplate the long history of Bolivar Square, and pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia Basilica del Senor de Monserrate.

For maps, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Bogota attractions planner.

Traveling by flight from Medellin to Bogota takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Medellin in May; daily highs in Bogota reach 22°C and lows reach 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Bogota

Museums · Tours · Historic Sites · Parks

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