15 days in Colombia Itinerary

15 days in Colombia Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Atlanta
Fly:  6 h 45 min
1
Cartagena
— 5 nights
Fly:  4 h
2
Medellin
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + Taxi + Bus:  5 h 15 min
3
Villa de Leyva
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
4
Bogota
— 3 nights
Fly:  8 h 30 min
End: Atlanta

5
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.
Take a break from Cartagena with a short trip to Playa Blanca in Isla Baru, about 1h 05 min away. Next up on the itinerary: head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Oceanario, don't miss a visit to Plaza Bolivar, and steep yourself in history at Walled City of Cartagena.

To find where to stay, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Cartagena attractions planner.

Atlanta, USA to Cartagena is an approximately 7- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. In May, Cartagena is somewhat warmer than Atlanta - with highs of 90°F and lows of 79°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to travel to Medellin.

Things to do in Cartagena

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Playa Blanca, Oceanario
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Walled City of Cartagena ©
Walled City of Cartagena
Boat Tours & Water Sports
Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas ©
Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas

3
nights
Medellin

Nestled between rising hills in a narrow valley, Medellin serves as an energetic melting pot of people from all socio-economic classes.
Medellin is known for parks, museums, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get the lay of the land with Walking tours, meet the residents at Parque Explora, stroll around Parques del Rio, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Templo Parroquial Jesus Nazareno.

For photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Medellin day trip planning app.

Fly from Cartagena to Medellin in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Cartagena in June, things will get slightly colder in Medellin: highs are around 83°F and lows about 64°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can travel to Villa de Leyva.

Things to do in Medellin

Parks Tours Zoos & Aquariums
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Off-Road Tours
Walking tours
Parque Explora ©
Parque Explora

2
nights
Villa de Leyva

Villa de Leyva ©
Positioned away from major trade routes and exploitable resources, the colonial town of Villa de Leyva has been largely left alone--leaving a window into the 16th century that has become one of Colombia's most popular attractions.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Fri): contemplate the waterfront views at Pozos Azules, then admire the striking features of Casa Terracota, and then don't miss a visit to Hotel Plaza Mayor Villa de Leyva. On the 11th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Casa Museo Antonio Narino, then see the interesting displays at Museo Paleontológico, then see the interesting displays at Museo El Fosil, and finally get curious at Centro de Investigaciones Paleontologicas - CIP.

To find ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Villa de Leyva trip planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Medellin to Villa de Leyva takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Bogota.

Things to do in Villa de Leyva

Museums Childrens Museums Parks
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Museo El Fosil ©
Museo El Fosil
Museo Paleontológico ©
Museo Paleontológico
Hotel Plaza Mayor Villa de Leyva ©
Hotel Plaza Mayor Villa de Leyva

3
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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sun): explore the world behind art at Museo Botero del Banco de la Republica, examine the collection at Gold Museum (Museo del Oro), then walk around Parque de Usaquen, and finally pick up a one of a kind souvenir at El Cuchitril Second Hand Shop. On the next day, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, take in the awesome beauty at Monserrate, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Piero Jardinero.

For photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Bogota trip itinerary planning site.

Traveling by car from Villa de Leyva to Bogota takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. June in Bogota sees daily highs of 66°F and lows of 49°F at night. On the 14th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Bogota

Museums Tours Parks

Side Trip

Parroquia San Francisco de Sales
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Gold Museum (Museo del Oro) ©
Gold Museum (Museo del Oro)
Museo Botero del Banco de la Republica ©
Museo Botero del Banco de la Republica
Monserrate ©
Monserrate

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