20 days in Colombia Itinerary

20 days in Colombia Itinerary

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Bogota
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Medellin
— 4 nights
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Pereira
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Cartagena
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Bogota

Bogota ©

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.
Popular historic sites such as Catedral de Sal de Zipaquira and Bolivar Square are in your itinerary. Bring the kids along to Monserrate and Gold Museum (Museo del Oro). Go for a jaunt from Bogota to Tierra Negra to see Laguna de Guatavita about 1h 10 min away. There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at Museo Botero del Banco de la Republica, pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia de San Francisco, grab your bike and head to Ciclovia de Bogota, and don't miss a visit to Teatro Mayor Julio Mario Santo Domingo.

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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to Bogota is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Rio de Janeiro to Bogota, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. In December, Bogota is colder than Rio de Janeiro - with highs of 22°C and lows of 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) so you can travel to Medellin.

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Medellin

Medellin ©

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Museo de Antioquia and H by HDC. Take a break from the city and head to Piedra Del Penol and Laguna de Guatape. The adventure continues: take in the local highlights with Walking tours, get in on the family fun at Parque Norte, let little ones run wild at Parque Lleras, and observe the fascinating underwater world at Parque Explora.

For photos, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read our Medellin journey planner.

You can fly from Bogota to Medellin in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Bogota in December; daily highs in Medellin reach 32°C and lows reach 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Pereira.

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Parks · Nature · Tours · Wildlife

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Geologic Formation
Piedra Del Penol
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History Museum
Museo de Antioquia
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Aquarium
Parque Explora
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Pereira

Pereira ©
A center of commerce and trade, the thriving city of Pereira was founded in 1863.
Take a break from the city and head to Globos Colombia and Valle del Cocora. Family-friendly places like Parque del Cafe and Catedral de Nuestra Senora de la Pobreza will thrill your kids. Change things up with these side-trips from Pereira: Salento (Region Paisaje / Landscape Region, Kasaguadua Natural Reserve, &more) and Catedral la Inmaculada Concepcion (in Armenia).

To see where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Pereira travel planner.

You can fly from Medellin to Pereira in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in January, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Cartagena.

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Globos Colombia
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National Park
Bosques de Cocora
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Parque del Cafe
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Cartagena

Cartagena ©

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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas and Plaza Santo Domingo. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Walled City of Cartagena and Boats4U. When in Cartagena, make a side trip to see Playa Blanca in Isla Baru, approximately Isla Baru away. And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Convent of Santa Cruz de la Popa, get outside with Luxury Boats Cartagena, meet the residents at Oceanario, and don't miss a visit to Las Bovedas.

For maps, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Cartagena itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by flight from Pereira to Cartagena takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Pereira in January, with highs in Cartagena at 36°C and lows at 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cartagena

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites

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