6 days in Colombia & Punta Cana Itinerary

6 days in Colombia & Punta Cana Itinerary

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6 days in Colombia & Punta Cana Itinerary

Start: Medellin, Colombia
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Medellin, Colombia
— 1 day
Fly:  1​h 15​min
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Bogota, Colombia
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
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Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
— 1 day
Fly:  9​h
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Cartagena, Colombia
— 1 day
Fly:  3​h 15​min
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San Andres Island, Colombia
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
End: Medellin, Colombia

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Medellin, Colombia

Medellin ©
Nestled between rising hills in a narrow valley, Medellin serves as an energetic melting pot of people from all socio-economic classes.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Sun): get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Parque Explora and then look for all kinds of wild species at 2000m Descent and more.

For ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Medellin trip itinerary app .

If you are flying in from Colombia, the closest major airport is Jose Maria Córdova International Airport. In May, daytime highs in Medellin are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can travel to Bogota.

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Parque Explora ©
Parque Explora

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Bogota, Colombia

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 27th (Mon), admire the masterpieces at Museo Botero del Banco de la Republica and then gain a rich perspective with Impulse Travel. On the 28th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Gold Museum (Museo del Oro), take in the awesome beauty at Mount Monserrate, and then contemplate the long history of Bolivar plaza.

For reviews, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Bogota online route planner .

Getting from Medellin to Bogota by flight takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Medellin in May: high temperatures in Bogota hover around 22°C and lows are around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can travel to Punta Cana.

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Impulse Travel ©
Impulse Travel
Gold Museum (Museo del Oro) ©
Gold Museum (Museo del Oro)
Museo Botero del Banco de la Republica ©

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Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

Punta Cana ©
In an area boasting beaches that face both the Atlantic Ocean and the Caribbean Sea, vacations in Punta Cana have been popular with tourists since the early 1970s.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Wed): take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports and then kick back and relax at Bavaro Beach.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Punta Cana trip simple and quick.

You can fly from Bogota to Punta Cana in 5.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of flight and shuttle. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Bogota to Punta Cana. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Bogota in May: highs in Punta Cana hover around 35°C, while lows dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to travel to Cartagena.

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Bavaro Beach ©
Bavaro Beach
Swim with Dolphins

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Cartagena, Colombia

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.
On the 30th (Thu), don't miss a visit to Castillo San Felipe de Barajas, deepen your understanding at Plaza Santo Domingo, and then steep yourself in history at Walled City of Cartagena.

To see maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Cartagena online tour itinerary planner .

Getting from Punta Cana to Cartagena by flight takes about 9 hours. Other options: do a combination of shuttle and flight. The time zone changes from Atlantic Standard Time (AST) to Colombia Time (COT), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in May, and nighttime lows around 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to San Andres Island.

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Walled City of Cartagena ©
Walled City of Cartagena
Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas ©
Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas
Plaza Santo Domingo ©
Plaza Santo Domingo

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San Andres Island, Colombia

San Andres Island ©
The coral San Andres Island boasts a rich colonial history, exotic beaches, and a laidback, tropical lifestyle.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Fri): see the vivid underwater world at Aquanautas, identify plant and animal life at La Piscinita, then head off the coast to Johnny Cay, and finally don't miss a visit to Blow Hole.

To see reviews, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our San Andres Island trip planning website .

Fly from Cartagena to San Andres Island in 3.5 hours. May in San Andres Island sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 30°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

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Johnny Cay ©
Johnny Cay
La Piscinita ©
La Piscinita
Hoyo Soplador ©
Hoyo Soplador

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