8 days in Bolivar Department, Sucre Department & Cordoba Department Itinerary

8 days in Bolivar Department, Sucre Department & Cordoba Department Itinerary

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Fly
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Isla Baru
Ferry
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Cartagena
— 4 nights
Drive
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Covenas
— 1 night
Drive
4
Monteria
— 1 night
Drive
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Sincelejo
— 1 night
Drive to Rafael Nuñez International Airport, Fly to Medellin

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Isla Baru

Lying south of Cartagena, Isla Baru was connected to the mainland until the construction of the Canal del Dique.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Wed): kick back and relax at Playa Blanca.

Plan trip to Isla Baru with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Medellin to Isla Baru is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can ride a ferry to Cartagena.

Things to do in Isla Baru

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches
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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.
Cartagena is known for historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: step into the grandiose world of Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas, steep yourself in history at Walled City of Cartagena, make a trip to Plaza Santo Domingo, and discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For maps, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Cartagena road trip planning website.

Ride a ferry from Isla Baru to Cartagena in 2.5 hours. In February, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can travel to Covenas.

Things to do in Cartagena

Historic Sites · Tours · Wildlife · Outdoors

Covenas

— 1 night
Coveñas is a town and municipality located in the Sucre Department, northern Colombia. Start off your visit on the 10th (Mon): tee off at Golfo de Morrosquillo and then stroll through Cienaga la Caimanera.

For maps, photos, and more tourist information, use the Covenas road trip planning site.

Getting from Cartagena to Covenas by car takes about 3 hours. When traveling from Cartagena in February, plan for a bit warmer days in Covenas, with highs around 41°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Monteria.

Things to do in Covenas

Golf · Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trip

Monteria

— 1 night

City of the Swallows

The capital of the Department of Cordoba, Monteria benefits from an eclectic cultural heritage, with indigenous peoples, African descendants, colonial Spanish descendants, and Arab immigrants among the populace of 1 million.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Tue): browse the different shops at Alamedas Centro Comercial, don't miss a visit to Plaza Cultural del sinu, and then head outdoors with Ronda Del Sinu.

For more things to do, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Monteria trip app.

You can drive from Covenas to Monteria in 2 hours. In February, daily temperatures in Monteria can reach 41°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to travel to Sincelejo.

Things to do in Monteria

Outdoors · Shopping

Sincelejo

— 1 night
Sincelejo is the capital and largest city in the Colombian department of Sucre. On the 12th (Wed), pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de San Francisco and then buy something for everyone on your list at Parque Comercial Guacari.

To find ratings, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Sincelejo trip planning site.

Getting from Monteria to Sincelejo by car takes about 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 41°C in February, and nighttime lows around 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sincelejo

Historic Sites · Shopping

Bolivar Department travel guide

3.9
Historic Sites · Castles · Landmarks
Northwestern Colombia may be known for its production of livestock, sugarcane, and coffee, but tourism in Bolivar Department thrives largely thanks to the area's short but lively Caribbean coastline. Regional capital Cartagena serves as the starting point of many Bolivar Department tours, drawing history and architecture buffs with its World Heritage-listed old town. The gateway for exploring the rest of the country, charming Cartagena is also an ideal place for discovering the modern side of Colombia, complete with hip cafes, innovative restaurants, and luxury residential blocks. Away from this urban center, holidays in Bolivar Department allow tourists to discover a series of smaller settlements, tiny time capsules of South America's colonial past.

Sucre Department travel guide

4.4
Scuba & Snorkeling · Islands · Nature & Parks

Cordoba Department travel guide

4.4
Outdoor Activities · Shopping Malls · Churches