17 days in Colombia & Mexico Itinerary

17 days in Colombia & Mexico Itinerary

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17 days in Colombia & Mexico Itinerary

Start: London, United Kingdom
Fly:  13​h 45​min
1
Bogota, Colombia
— 2 nights
Fly:  1​h 15​min
2
Medellin, Colombia
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Santa Marta, Colombia
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Cartagena, Colombia
— 5 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
5
Mexico City, Mexico
— 3 nights
Fly:  14​h 30​min
End: London, United Kingdom

2
nights
Bogota, Colombia

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 16th (Mon), contemplate the long history of Bolivar plaza, admire the masterpieces at Museo Botero del Banco de la Republica, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Monserrate. Here are some ideas for day two: pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de Sal de Zipaquira, take in the architecture and atmosphere at La Catedral Primada, and then examine the collection at Gold Museum (Museo del Oro).

To find traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Bogota trip itinerary site .

London, UK to Bogota is an approximately 15-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Bogota is minus 5 hours. Traveling from London in March, things will get a bit warmer in Bogota: highs are around 23°C and lows about 10°C. You'll have a few hours on the 18th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Medellin.

Things to do in Bogota

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Catedral de Sal de Zipaquira
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Monserrate ©
Monserrate
Gold Museum (Museo del Oro) ©
Gold Museum (Museo del Oro)
Museo Botero del Banco de la Republica ©

4
nights
Medellin, Colombia

Medellin ©
Nestled between rising hills in a narrow valley, Medellin serves as an energetic melting pot of people from all socio-economic classes.
Visiting Piedra Del Penol and Parque Arvi will get you outdoors. Get some cultural insight at Museo de Antioquia and Museum Pablo Escobar. There's still lots to do: get the lay of the land with Walking tours, contemplate the long history of Pueblito Paisa, take in the history at Parroquia Sta Ana Santuario de Maria Auxiliadora .Sabaneta, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Templo Parroquial Jesus Nazareno.

For where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Medellin trip tool .

Fly from Bogota to Medellin in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Bogota in March, expect Medellin to be somewhat warmer, temps between 32°C and 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to travel to Santa Marta.

Things to do in Medellin

Parks Historic Sites Tours

Side Trips

Parroquia Sta Ana Santuario de Maria Auxiliadora .Sabaneta, Piedra Del Penol
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Piedra Del Penol ©
Piedra Del Penol
Parque Arvi ©
Parque Arvi
Museo de Antioquia ©
Museo de Antioquia

1
night
Santa Marta, Colombia

Santa Marta ©
Many visitors begin their Santa Marta holiday, surrounded by urban clutter and heavy traffic, expecting little from the city in terms of historical importance.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): admire the masterpieces at Quinta de San Pedro Alejandrino and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Here are some ideas for day two: look for gifts at Yo Amo Santa Marta and then enjoy the sand and surf at Cristal Beach.

For reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Santa Marta trip itinerary planning tool .

Traveling by flight from Medellin to Santa Marta takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In March, Santa Marta is somewhat warmer than Medellin - with highs of 39°C and lows of 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can drive to Cartagena.

Things to do in Santa Marta

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Scuba & Snorkeling
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Cristal Beach ©
Cristal Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling
Quinta de San Pedro Alejandrino ©
Quinta de San Pedro Alejandrino

5
nights
Cartagena, Colombia

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas and Convent of Santa Cruz de la Popa. Escape the urban bustle at Playa Blanca and Scuba & Snorkeling. Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Walled City of Cartagena, don't miss a visit to Plaza de La Trinidad, take an in-depth tour of Museo del Oro Zenu, and deepen your understanding at Plaza Santo Domingo.

To find traveler tips, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Cartagena travel planner.

Getting from Santa Marta to Cartagena by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Cartagena can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to travel to Mexico City.

Things to do in Cartagena

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Playa Blanca
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Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas ©
Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas
Walled City of Cartagena ©
Walled City of Cartagena
Playa Blanca ©
Playa Blanca

3
nights
Mexico City, Mexico

Mexico City ©
Breathtakingly large, Mexico City provides a home for almost 9 million people living in nearly 1,700 distinct neighborhoods.
Get in touch with nature at Parque Nacional Grutas de Cacahuamilpa and Bosque de Chapultepec. Get a sense of the local culture at Museo Nacional de Antropologia and Zona Arqueológica de Teotihuacan Estacionamiento Puerta 5. There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at Palacio de Bellas Artes, take in the spiritual surroundings of Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana), make a trip to Zocalo, and browse the exhibits of Museo Frida Kahlo.

To find photos, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Mexico City trip maker.

Getting from Cartagena to Mexico City by flight takes about 7.5 hours. Traveling from Cartagena to Mexico City, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Cartagena in March, expect nights in Mexico City to be colder, around 12°C, while days are little chillier, around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Mexico City

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Zona Arqueológica de Teotihuacan Estacionamiento Puerta 5, Parque Nacional Grutas de Cacahuamilpa
Highlights from your plan
Museo Nacional de Antropologia ©
Museo Nacional de Antropologia
Palacio de Bellas Artes ©
Palacio de Bellas Artes
Museo Frida Kahlo ©
Museo Frida Kahlo

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