7 days in Medellin & Cartagena Itinerary

7 days in Medellin & Cartagena Itinerary

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Medellin
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Cartagena
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Medellin

— 2 nights

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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Tue): enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get curious at Museo del Agua EPM, look and learn at Planetario de Medellin, and then examine the collection at Museo Casa de la Memoria.

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Charlotte Amalie, U.S. Virgin Islands to Medellin is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also fly. Traveling from Charlotte Amalie to Medellin, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Charlotte Amalie in March since evenings lows in Medellin dip to 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) so you can travel to Cartagena.

Things to do in Medellin

Museums · Outdoors · Tours · Childrens Museums

Cartagena

— 4 nights

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.
Head to Nara Antique Decoraciones and Anticuario El Arconfor some retail therapy. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas and Iglesia de la Trinidad. The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Plaza Fernandez Madrid, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia de Santo Toribio, contemplate the long history of Plaza de la Proclamacion, and admire the landmark architecture of Cathedral Basilica of St. Catherine of Alexandria.

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Fly from Medellin to Cartagena in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April, Cartagena is somewhat warmer than Medellin - with highs of 38°C and lows of 30°C. On the 5th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Cartagena

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping · Museums