8 days in Cartagena & Medellin Itinerary

8 days in Cartagena & Medellin Itinerary

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Cartagena
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Medellin
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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, make a trip to Plaza de Bolivar, pause for some serene contemplation at Sanctuary of Saint Peter Claver, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Convent of Santa Cruz de la Popa.

To find more things to do, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Cartagena online attractions planner.

Dallas, USA to Cartagena is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Dallas to Cartagena. While traveling from Dallas, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Cartagena, ranging from highs of 91°F to lows of 78°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Medellin.

Things to do in Cartagena

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Outdoors

Medellin

— 3 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.
Medellin is known for parks, museums, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the local highlights with Walking tours, tour the pleasant surroundings at Parque Arvi, observe the fascinating underwater world at Parque Explora, and make a trip to Plaza Botero.

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Traveling by flight from Cartagena to Medellin takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Cartagena in July; daily highs in Medellin reach 84°F and lows reach 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Medellin

Parks · Tours · Wildlife · Zoos & Aquariums