7 days in Bogota, Cartagena & Medellin Itinerary

7 days in Bogota, Cartagena & Medellin Itinerary

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Bogota
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Cartagena
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Medellin
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Bogota

Bogota ©

Athens of South America

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.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Sun): see the interesting displays at Gold Museum (Museo del Oro), then steep yourself in history at Bolivar Square, and then make a trip to Monserrate.

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Fort Lauderdale, USA to Bogota is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. While traveling from Fort Lauderdale, expect little chillier days and colder nights in Bogota, ranging from highs of 67°F to lows of 46°F. You will leave for Cartagena on the 31st (Mon).

Things to do in Bogota

Nature · Museums · Parks · Historic Sites
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Must see
Monserrate
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Historic Site
Bolivar Square
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Cartagena

Cartagena ©

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.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Mon): explore the historical opulence of Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For reviews, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read our Cartagena trip planner.

You can fly from Bogota to Cartagena in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Bogota in December, things will get much warmer in Cartagena: highs are around 89°F and lows about 76°F. You will have some time to spend on the 2nd (Wed) before leaving for Medellin.

Things to do in Cartagena

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History Museum
Museo del Oro Zenu
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Medellin

Medellin ©

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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): stop by Makeno Tienda and then contemplate the long history of Pueblito Paisa. Keep things going the next day: get engrossed in the history at Museo de Antioquia, then identify plant and animal life at Parque Arvi, and then examine the collection at El Castillo Museo y Jardines.

For where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Medellin travel planner.

You can fly from Cartagena to Medellin in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In January, Medellin is slightly colder than Cartagena - with highs of 82°F and lows of 64°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Medellin

Museums · Tours · Wildlife · Parks
Highlights from your trip
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History Museum
Museo de Antioquia
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Wildlife Area
Parque Arvi
4.1
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Specialty Museum
El Castillo Museo y Jardines
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