41 days in Bogota & Cartagena Itinerary

41 days in Bogota & Cartagena Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Auckland
Fly:  33 h
1
Bogota
— 18 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
2
Cartagena
— 19 nights
Fly:  28 h
End: Auckland

18
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bogota: Chia (Vivero Crisalide, Puente del Comun, &more), Zipaquira (Esensal, Catedral de Sal de Zipaquira, &more) and Plaza Sesquile (in Sesquile). Spend the 20th (Mon) exploring nature at Chingaza National Park. There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Gold Museum (Museo del Oro), indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, admire the masterpieces at Museo Botero del Banco de la Republica, and contemplate the long history of Bolivar Square.

To find where to stay, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Bogota online tour itinerary planner.

Auckland, New Zealand to Bogota is an approximately 27-hour flight. Traveling from Auckland to Bogota, you'll gain 17 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for much colder nights when traveling from Auckland in January since evenings lows in Bogota dip to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Cartagena.

Things to do in Bogota

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Chia, Zipaquira, La Calera, Chingaza National Park, Museo Aeroespacial Colombiano
Highlights from your plan
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

19
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.
Explore Cartagena's surroundings by going to Isla Baru (Aviario Nacional de Colombia & Playa Blanca), Puerto Colombia (El Malecon de Puerto Colombia & Mormon Temple) and Monumento a Benkos Bioho (in San Basilio De Palenque). The adventure continues: explore the historical opulence of Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Convent of Santa Cruz de la Popa, and contemplate the long history of Torre del Reloj.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Cartagena tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Bogota to Cartagena by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Bogota in February, expect nights in Cartagena to be much hotter, around 28°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 36°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cartagena

Historic Sites Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Isla Baru, Puerto Colombia, Oceanario, Monumento a Benkos Bioho
Highlights from your plan
Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas ©
Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas
Walled City of Cartagena ©
Walled City of Cartagena
Plaza Santo Domingo ©
Plaza Santo Domingo

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