5 days in Cartagena & Bogota Itinerary

5 days in Cartagena & Bogota Itinerary

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Cartagena
— 2 nights
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Bogota
— 2 nights

2
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 cultural itinerary includes sights like Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas and Dantas Store. Your inner history buff will appreciate Walled City of Cartagena and Convent of Santa Cruz de la Popa. Step out of Cartagena to go to Isla Baru and see Playa Blanca, which is approximately 1h 5 min away. There's more to do: get where you need to go with Guianza Express Tours Guides Y Transportation.

To find photos, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Cartagena road trip app.

Medellin to Cartagena is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Medellin in December, expect Cartagena to be a bit warmer, temps between 37°C and 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to travel to Bogota.

Things to do in Cartagena

Historic Sites · Tours · Transportation

Side Trip

Playa Blanca
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Guianza Express Tours Guides Y Transportation ©
Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas ©
Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas
Walled City of Cartagena ©
Walled City of Cartagena

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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.
On the 29th (Sat), explore the world behind art at Museo Botero del Banco de la Republica, then browse the exhibits of DIBS by Culture Shock Colombia, and then see the interesting displays at Gold Museum (Museo del Oro). Keep things going the next day: pick up a one of a kind souvenir at El Cuchitril Second Hand Shop, then get a taste of the local shopping with Parque 93, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de Sal de Zipaquira.

To find more things to do, photos, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Bogota trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Cartagena to Bogota takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, Bogota is much colder than Cartagena - with highs of 22°C and lows of 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Bogota

Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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

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