13 days in Colombia Itinerary

13 days in Colombia Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Miami, Florida
Fly:  6 h
1
Cartagena
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
2
Bogota
— 2 nights
Fly:  1 h 15 min
3
Medellin
— 2 nights
Fly:  2 h 15 min
4
Bucaramanga
— 2 nights
Fly + Taxi:  5 h 30 min
5
Quimbaya
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  14 h 15 min
End: Miami, Florida

2
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Centro Historico and Centro de Convenciones Cartagena de Indias. Step out of Cartagena with an excursion to Aviario Nacional de Colombia in Isla Baru--about 50 minutes away. The adventure continues: make a trip to Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Templo de Santo Domingo, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sanctuary of Saint Peter Claver, and steep yourself in history at Walled City of Cartagena.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Cartagena road trip planner.

Miami, USA to Cartagena is an approximately 6- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight, taxi, and bus; or do a combination of train and flight. In August, daily temperatures in Cartagena can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to travel to Bogota.

Things to do in Cartagena

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks

Side Trip

Aviario Nacional de Colombia
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Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas ©
Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas
Aviario Nacional de Colombia ©
Aviario Nacional de Colombia
Centro de Convenciones Cartagena de Indias ©
Centro de Convenciones Cartagena de Indias

2
nights
Bogota

Bogota ©
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.
On the 12th (Wed), get your bearings at Biblioteca Virgilio, explore the landscape on two wheels at Ciclovia de Bogota, and then see the interesting displays at Gold Museum (Museo del Oro).

To see traveler tips, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read Bogota journey planner.

You can fly from Cartagena to Bogota in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight; or drive. Traveling from Cartagena in August, things will get cooler in Bogota: highs are around 22°C and lows about 9°C. You'll have a few hours on the 13th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to Medellin.

Things to do in Bogota

Trails Parks Outdoors
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Gold Museum (Museo del Oro) ©
Gold Museum (Museo del Oro)
Teatro Mayor Julio Mario Santo Domingo ©
Teatro Mayor Julio Mario Santo Domingo
Biblioteca Virgilio ©
Biblioteca Virgilio

2
nights
Medellin

Nestled between rising hills in a narrow valley, Medellin serves as an energetic melting pot of people from all socio-economic classes.
Explore hidden gems such as medellin 2000m DESCENT and ALTITUDE. Next up on the itinerary: take in the local highlights with Walking tours, let little ones run wild at Parque Lleras, make a trip to Escaleras Electricas De La Comuna 13, and meet the residents at Parque Explora.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read our Medellin trip itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by flight from Bogota to Medellin takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Bogota in August, with highs in Medellin at 33°C and lows at 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Bucaramanga.

Things to do in Medellin

Tours Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

ALTITUDE
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Walking tours
medellin 2000m DESCENT ©
medellin 2000m DESCENT
Escaleras Electricas De La Comuna 13 ©
Escaleras Electricas De La Comuna 13

2
nights
Bucaramanga

Bucaramanga ©
A tour of Bucaramanga may yield little evidence that it dates back as far as 1622.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Sun): pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of the Holy Family, snap pictures at Puente del Bicentenario, then make a trip to Club del Comercio, and finally don't miss a visit to Universidad Industrial de Santander - UIS. Keep things going the next day: walk around Parque Garcia Rovira and then get engrossed in the history at La Casa del Libro Total.

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Traveling by flight from Medellin to Bucaramanga takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Bucaramanga can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. On the 17th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Quimbaya.

Things to do in Bucaramanga

Parks Museums Historic Sites
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Parque Garcia Rovira ©
Parque Garcia Rovira
Cathedral of the Holy Family ©
Cathedral of the Holy Family
Club del Comercio ©
Club del Comercio

2
nights
Quimbaya

Quimbaya ©
Named after the pre-Columbian culture that once lived in the area, Quimbaya remains best known for its coffee plantations and agricultural heritage.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Panaca. Start off your visit on the 18th (Tue): get outside with Canopy Los Caracolies and then find something for the whole family at Panaca. On the 19th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get outside with Globos Colombia.

For traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, use the Quimbaya day trip site.

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Bucaramanga to Quimbaya takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In August, daytime highs in Quimbaya are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Quimbaya

Theme Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Montenegro
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Globos Colombia ©
Globos Colombia
Panaca ©
Panaca
Canopy Los Caracolies ©
Canopy Los Caracolies

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