8 days in Bogota & Cartagena Itinerary

8 days in Bogota & Cartagena Itinerary

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Bogota
— 2 nights
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Cartagena
— 4 nights

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Gold Museum (Museo del Oro), then wander the streets of Barrio La Candelaria, and then stop by Vitrina Guayca. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers and then take in the awesome beauty at Monserrate.

To find other places to visit, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Bogota online tour itinerary planner.

Sao Paulo, Brazil to Bogota is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Sao Paulo to Bogota is minus 2 hours. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Sao Paulo in March, with highs in Bogota at 23°C and lows at 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to travel to Cartagena.

Things to do in Bogota

Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods
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Gold Museum (Museo del Oro) ©
Gold Museum (Museo del Oro)
Monserrate ©
Monserrate
Barrio La Candelaria ©
Barrio La Candelaria

4
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Aviario Nacional de Colombia and Boats4U. Get some cultural insight at Walled City of Cartagena and Templo de Santo Domingo. Step out of Cartagena with an excursion to Playa Blanca in Isla Baru--about 1h 5 min away. Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas, take an in-depth tour of Museo del Oro Zenu, examine the collection at Museo Historico de Cartagena de Indias, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Convent of Santa Cruz de la Popa.

For traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Cartagena trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by flight from Bogota to Cartagena takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Prepare for warmer weather when traveling from Bogota in March: high temperatures in Cartagena hover around 37°C and lows are around 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cartagena

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trip

Isla Baru
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Aviario Nacional de Colombia ©
Aviario Nacional de Colombia
Templo de Santo Domingo ©
Templo de Santo Domingo
Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas ©
Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas

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