7 days in Colombia Itinerary

7 days in Colombia Itinerary

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Fly
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Cartagena
— 1 night
Drive
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Tayrona National Park
— 1 night
Fly
3
Bogota
— 2 nights
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Medellin
— 2 nights
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sun): pause for some serene contemplation at Sanctuary of Saint Peter Claver, then explore the historical opulence of Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas, and then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Oceanario. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Convent of Santa Cruz de la Popa, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then contemplate the long history of Walled City of Cartagena.

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Fort Lauderdale, USA to Cartagena is an approximately 7-hour flight. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Fort Lauderdale in December, with highs in Cartagena at 89°F and lows at 76°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to drive to Tayrona National Park.

Things to do in Cartagena

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours · Parks

Side Trip

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Tayrona National Park

On the 29th (Tue), explore the striking landscape of Parque Nacional Natural Tayrona.

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You can drive from Cartagena to Tayrona National Park in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In December in Tayrona National Park, expect temperatures between 92°F during the day and 75°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to travel to Bogota.

Things to do in Tayrona National Park

Nature · Parks
Highlights from your trip

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Wed): take in the awesome beauty at Monserrate, admire the masterpieces at Museo Botero del Banco de la Republica, and then steep yourself in history at Bolivar Square. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 31st (Thu): indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, then see the interesting displays at Gold Museum (Museo del Oro), and then look for gifts at Vitrina Guayca.

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Traveling by flight from Tayrona National Park to Bogota takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Tayrona National Park in December, expect Bogota to be much colder, temps between 67°F and 46°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Thu) early enough to travel to Medellin.

Things to do in Bogota

Museums · Tours · Nature · Parks

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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.
On the 1st (Fri), get engrossed in the history at Museo de Antioquia and then get the lay of the land with Walking tours. Keep things going the next day: soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers and then get outside with Outdoor Activities.

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Traveling by flight from Bogota to Medellin takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, Medellin is a bit warmer than Bogota - with highs of 81°F and lows of 64°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Medellin

Tours · Outdoors · Museums · Spas

Colombia travel guide

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Historic Sites · Specialty Museums · Landmarks
Diverse in terms of landscapes, climates, and cultures, Colombia remains one of South America's least explored tourist destinations, overshadowed by its more popular southern neighbors. Combining the best of what the continent has to offer, a vacation in Colombia allows you to blend outdoor adventures with tours of picture-perfect cobblestoned towns dating back to the colonial era. Tourists on a Colombia holiday can easily hop from sun-kissed coastal spots to the hilly coffee-growing region, where thriving plantations quickly give way to a landscape of snow-covered volcanic peaks and the paramo--alpine ecosystems sheltering some of the rarest plants growing above the continuous forest line.