13 days in Colombia Itinerary

13 days in Colombia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Colombia holiday builder

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Bogota
— 2 nights
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Cali
— 2 nights
Fly
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Cartagena
— 3 nights
Fly
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Medellin
— 3 nights
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Bogota
— 2 nights

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Bogota

— 2 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've now added Food Tours to your itinerary.

To see photos, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read our Bogota trip planner.

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Bogota. In June, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Thu) to allow time for the flight to Cali.

Things to do in Bogota

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Cali

— 2 nights

Salsa Capital of the World

Learning how to salsa may be the most popular thing to do in Cali, but this giant city in southwestern Colombia represents more than just the "Salsa Capital of the World." Home to over 2 million people, thriving Cali serves as a major commercial and industrial center in South America, boasting the fastest-growing economy in Colombia.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Fri): get to know the resident critters at Zoologico de Cali, appreciate the history behind Cristo Rey, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers. Here are some ideas for day two: pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia La Ermita, then examine the collection at Museo Aereo Fenix, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Iglesia de San Antonio.

To see traveler tips, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Cali travel planning website.

Getting from Bogota to Cali by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. When traveling from Bogota in June, plan for much hotter days in Cali, with highs around 36°C, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Cartagena.

Things to do in Cali

Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks · Museums

Cartagena

— 3 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.
When in Cartagena, make a side trip to see Playa Blanca in Isla Baru, approximately Isla Baru away. The adventure continues: explore the historical opulence of Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas, don't miss a visit to Portal de Los Dulces, admire the striking features of Las Bovedas, and take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Cartagena online tour itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Cali to Cartagena takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or drive. Traveling from Cali in June, Cartagena is a bit warmer at night with lows of 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Medellin.

Things to do in Cartagena

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Parks · Beaches

Side Trip

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.
You've now added Laguna de Guatape to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 16th (Wed): contemplate the waterfront views at Laguna de Guatape. On the 17th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the local highlights with Walking tours and then don't miss a visit to Plaza Botero.

For more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read our Medellin holiday planning site.

Getting from Cartagena to Medellin by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Cartagena in June, with highs in Medellin at 33°C and lows at 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Bogota.

Things to do in Medellin

Nature · Tours · Parks

Bogota

— 2 nights

Athens of South America

You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bogota: Laguna de Guatavita (in Tierra Negra) and Zipaquira (Catedral de Sal de Zipaquira, Museo Arqueologico de Zipaquira, &more). Explore Bogota further: take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin Botanico de Bogota Jose Celestino Mutis, stroll around Parque de Usaquen, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Parroquia San Francisco de Sales, and browse for treasures at El Cuchitril Second Hand Shop.

To see reviews, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Bogota tour planner.

Fly from Medellin to Bogota in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Medellin in June: high temperatures in Bogota hover around 22°C and lows are around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Bogota

Parks · Nature · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

Colombia travel guide

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Historic Sites · Landmarks · Specialty Museums
Diverse in terms of landscapes, climates, and cultures, Colombia remains one of South America's least explored tourist destinations, overshadowed by its more popular southern neighbors. Combining the best of what the continent has to offer, a vacation in Colombia allows you to blend outdoor adventures with tours of picture-perfect cobblestoned towns dating back to the colonial era. Tourists on a Colombia holiday can easily hop from sun-kissed coastal spots to the hilly coffee-growing region, where thriving plantations quickly give way to a landscape of snow-covered volcanic peaks and the paramo--alpine ecosystems sheltering some of the rarest plants growing above the continuous forest line.