14 days in Colombia & Brazil Itinerary

14 days in Colombia & Brazil Itinerary

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Cartagena, Colombia
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Medellin, Colombia
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Salvador, Brazil
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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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Cartagena, Colombia

— 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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Barrio Getsemani and Photography Tours. Get some cultural insight at Catedral Santa Catalina de Alejandria and Centro Historico. The adventure continues: make a trip to Plaza de San Pedro Claver, explore the historical opulence of Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas, admire the masterpieces at La Presentacion Casa Museo Arte y Cultura, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Convent of Santa Cruz de la Popa.

For reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read our Cartagena trip planner.

Santiago, Chile to Cartagena is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and taxi; or drive. Traveling from Santiago to Cartagena, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In January in Cartagena, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) to allow time to fly to Medellin.

Things to do in Cartagena

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Tours · Museums

Medellin, Colombia

— 2 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.
On the 11th (Tue), get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports and then get engrossed in the history at Museo de Antioquia. Keep things going the next day: see Off-Road Tours and then see the interesting displays at El Castillo Museo y Jardines.

To see ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Medellin trip itinerary site.

Fly from Cartagena to Medellin in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Cartagena in January, expect Medellin to be little chillier, temps between 32°C and 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) to allow time to fly to Salvador.

Things to do in Medellin

Museums · Outdoors · Tours · Adventure

Salvador, Brazil

— 3 nights

Black Rome

Nowhere are the traditions of Brazil's African-background community as strong as in Salvador, the colorful, historical capital of Bahia state.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Fernando Bingre-Salvador Tour Guide. Explore hidden gems such as Santo Antonio da Barra Fort and Nautic Museum of Bahia and Fundacao Casa de Jorge Amado. Get some cultural insight at Pelourinho and Misericordia Museum. There's lots more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Our Lady of the Rosary of the Black People, see the interesting displays at Casa do Rio Vermelho, and visit a coastal fixture at Farol da Barra.

To find ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Salvador online route maker.

Getting from Medellin to Salvador by flight takes about 15 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Medellin to Salvador. Traveling from Medellin in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Salvador, with lows of 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to fly to Rio de Janeiro.

Things to do in Salvador

Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

— 3 nights

Marvelous City

Bustling with samba music and all-night street parties, no city encapsulates the spirit of Brazil better than Rio de Janeiro.
Step off the beaten path and head to Maua Square and Leme. Get in touch with nature at Copacabana Beach and Praia de Ipanema. Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer, go for a stroll along the water at Marina Da Gloria, wander the streets of Santa Teresa, and examine the collection at Museu da Republica.

To see ratings, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Rio de Janeiro trip planner.

You can fly from Salvador to Rio de Janeiro in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Neighborhoods · Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Colombia travel guide

4.1
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.

Brazil travel guide

4.5
Beaches · Landmarks · Specialty Museums
Land of Brazilwood
The largest country in South America and the biggest Portuguese-speaking nation in the world, Brazil remains best known for its soccer tradition and annual Carnaval. Most visitors on holiday in Brazil come for the country's outstanding beaches, music, wildlife, and diverse neighborhoods, each one boasting its own distinct character, atmosphere, and way of life. A tour of Brazil reveals a vast land of great natural and human diversity, from its sprawling rainforest wildernesses, to its busy urban centers. There are plenty of things to do in Brazil, from basking on its coastline to chasing the samba scene or catching a picturesque sunset from one of the country's lush mountaintops.