13 days in Cartagena & Mompos Itinerary

13 days in Cartagena & Mompos Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Bolivar Department vacation planner

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Cartagena
— 9 nights
Drive
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Mompos
— 2 nights
Drive

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Cartagena

— 9 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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas and Scuba & Snorkeling. You'll get in some beach time at Playa Blanca and Playa De Punta Arena. There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Caribe Jewelry Museum & Factory, take an in-depth tour of Museo del Oro Zenu, contemplate the long history of Torre del Reloj, and make a trip to Plaza Santo Domingo.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Cartagena trip itinerary app.

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major aiports are Rafael Nuñez International Airport and Ernesto Cortissoz International Airport. In August, daily temperatures in Cartagena can reach 91°F, while at night they dip to 78°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Mompos.

Things to do in Cartagena

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

Mompos

— 2 nights

City of God

Perched on an island at the confluence of the Magdalena and Cauca rivers, Mompos offers a charming blend of historical architecture and traditional Colombian culture.
Let the collections at Casa Museo Luis Guillermo Trespalacios and Casa German de Ribon capture your imagination. Visit Santa Barbara Church and Iglesia de San Agustin for their historical value. There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Centro Historico de Santa Cruz de Mompox, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Santo Domingo, stroll the grounds of Cementerio de Mompox, and explore the world behind art at Museo Cultural de Arte Religioso de Mompox.

For more things to do, photos, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Mompos day trip website.

Traveling by car from Cartagena to Mompos takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, car, and ferry; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Mompos

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping