33 days in Colombia Itinerary

33 days in Colombia Itinerary

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33 days in Colombia Itinerary

Start: Monterrey
Fly:  8 h
1
Bogota
— 7 nights
Drive:  9 h
2
Medellin
— 3 nights
Drive:  8 h
3
Bucaramanga
— 6 nights
Drive:  12 h
4
Cartagena
— 4 nights
Drive:  12 h 30 min
5
Bucaramanga
— 6 nights
Shuttle + Fly:  2 h
6
Bogota
— 1 night
Fly:  10 h 30 min
End: Monterrey

7
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.
You've added Museo del Chico, Centro Comercial Andino, Centro comercial el retiro, and other attractions to your itinerary. There's much more to do: make a trip to Bolivar plaza, take a stroll through Parque 93, and see the interesting displays at Museo Nacional de Colombia.

To see photos, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Bogota online trip itinerary builder .

Monterrey, Mexico to Bogota is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus, car, and flight. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Monterrey to Bogota due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in December, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can travel to Medellin.

Things to do in Bogota

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

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

3
nights
Medellin

Medellin ©
Nestled between rising hills in a narrow valley, Medellin serves as an energetic melting pot of people from all socio-economic classes.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Parque Zoologico Santa Fe, Pueblito Paisa, Museo de Antioquia, and other attractions you added.

For ratings, maps, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Medellin trip builder 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 December, expect Medellin to be a bit warmer, temps between 32°C and 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) to allow time to travel to Bucaramanga.

Things to do in Medellin

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Museums
Highlights from your plan
Parque Explora ©
Parque Explora
Museo de Antioquia ©
Museo de Antioquia
Pueblito Paisa ©
Pueblito Paisa

6
nights
Bucaramanga

Bucaramanga ©
A tour of Bucaramanga may yield little evidence that it dates back as far as 1622.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Museo Casa de Bolivar, Museo de Arte Moderno de Bucaramanga, Parque de los Ninos, and other attractions you added. Take a break from Bucaramanga with a short trip to Ecoparque Cerro del Santisimo in Floridablanca, about 46 minutes away. The adventure continues: browse the fresh offerings at Plaza de Mercado Guarin.

To find other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Bucaramanga trip itinerary website .

Traveling by combination of flight and shuttle from Medellin to Bucaramanga takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In December, daytime highs in Bucaramanga are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Cartagena.

Things to do in Bucaramanga

Shopping Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Floridablanca
Highlights from your plan
Centro Comercial Cacique ©
Centro Comercial Cacique
Jardin Botanico Eloy Valenzuela ©
Jardin Botanico Eloy Valenzuela
Parque Caracoli ©
Parque Caracoli

4
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Walled City of Cartagena, Muelle de los Pegasos, Muelle La Bodeguita, and other attractions you added.

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You can fly from Bucaramanga to Cartagena in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Bucaramanga in December, expect Cartagena to be somewhat warmer, temps between 37°C and 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can travel to Bucaramanga.

Things to do in Cartagena

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Bora Bora Cartagena Beach Club
Highlights from your plan
Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas ©
Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas
Walled City of Cartagena ©
Walled City of Cartagena
Las Bovedas ©
Las Bovedas

6
nights
Bucaramanga

Bucaramanga ©
You've added Parque Mejoras Publicas, Cigarras Park, Parque del Agua, and other attractions to your itinerary. Enjoy Bucaramanga some more: take in the views from Puente del Bicentenario.

For where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Bucaramanga trip planning website .

You can fly from Cartagena to Bucaramanga in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Cartagena in January, things will get a bit cooler in Bucaramanga: highs are around 31°C and lows about 21°C. On the 10th (Fri), you're off toBogota.

Things to do in Bucaramanga

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Parque Nacional de Chicamocha ©
Parque Nacional de Chicamocha
Parque Mejoras Publicas ©
Parque Mejoras Publicas
Cigarras Park ©
Cigarras Park

1
night
Bogota

Bogota
To see photos, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read Bogota road trip planner.

You can do a combination of shuttle and flight from Bucaramanga to Bogota in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. When traveling from Bucaramanga in January, plan for a bit cooler days and colder nights in Bogota: temperatures range from 23°C by day to 7°C at night. On the 11th (Sat), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Bogota

Tours Outdoors Nightlife

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