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
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Mompos
— 2 nights
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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 Walled City of Cartagena. You'll get in some beach time at Playa Blanca and Playa De Punta Arena. Go for a jaunt from Cartagena to Islas de Rosario to see Oceanario about 1h 35 min away. There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Caribe Jewelry Museum & Factory, get a new perspective on things with Tours in Rosario islands, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sanctuary of Saint Peter Claver, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Convent of Santa Cruz de la Popa.

To find photos, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Cartagena trip itinerary planner.

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major aiports are Rafael Nuñez International Airport and Ernesto Cortissoz International Airport. August in Cartagena sees daily highs of 91°F and lows of 78°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive 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 la Inmaculada Concepcion for their historical value. There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Centro Historico de Santa Cruz de Mompox, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of San Francisco, admire the masterpieces at Museo Cultural de Arte Religioso de Mompox, and take in nature's colorful creations at Parque lineal Bosque Santander.

To see maps, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Mompos trip planner.

You can drive from Cartagena to Mompos in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus, car, and ferry; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to go by car back home.

Things to do in Mompos

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Wildlife