23 days in Cartagena & Medellin Itinerary

23 days in Cartagena & Medellin Itinerary

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Cartagena

— 11 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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Monumento a Benkos Bioho (in San Basilio De Palenque), Isla Baru (Playa Blanca & Playa Puntilla) and Oceanario (in Islas de Rosario). The adventure continues: step into the grandiose world of Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas, make a trip to Plaza Santo Domingo, contemplate the long history of Torre del Reloj, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Convent of Santa Cruz de la Popa.

For maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Cartagena online travel planner.

Austin, USA to Cartagena is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. Traveling from Austin to Cartagena, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Cartagena when traveling from Austin in June, with lows around 79°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Medellin.

Things to do in Cartagena

Historic Sites · Parks · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trips

Medellin

— 11 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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Medellin: Parque Tematico Replica del Viejo Penol (in Penol) and Piedra Del Penol (in Guatape). There's much more to do: take in the local highlights with Walking tours, admire the natural beauty at Jardin Botanico de Medellin, glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, and steep yourself in history at Pueblito Paisa.

For where to stay and more tourist information, go to the Medellin journey planner.

Getting from Cartagena to Medellin by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Cartagena in June, things will get little chillier in Medellin: highs are around 83°F and lows about 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Medellin

Parks · Tours · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips