8 days in Cartagena Itinerary

8 days in Cartagena Itinerary

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Cartagena

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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.
Casa Museo Rafael Nunez and Museo Del Cacao will appeal to museum buffs. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Aviario Nacional de Colombia and Templo de Santo Domingo. Venture out of the city with trips to Isla Baru (Playa Puntilla & Playa Blanca) and Castillo de Salgar (in Puerto Colombia). There's still lots to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Barrio Getsemani, steep yourself in history at Walled City of Cartagena, make a trip to Plaza Fernandez Madrid, and step into the grandiose world of Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas.

For maps, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read our Cartagena trip itinerary planner .

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major airports are Rafael Nuñez International Airport and Ernesto Cortissoz International Airport. Expect a daytime high around 88°F in January, and nighttime lows around 75°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

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Isla Baru, Castillo de Salgar
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Aviario Nacional de Colombia ©
Aviario Nacional de Colombia
Barrio Getsemani ©
Barrio Getsemani
Templo de Santo Domingo ©
Templo de Santo Domingo

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