8 days in Cartagena Itinerary

8 days in Cartagena Itinerary

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Cartagena
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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.
Step out of the city life by going to Playa Blanca and Scuba & Snorkeling. Museum-lovers will appreciate Museo del Oro Zenu and Museo Historico de Cartagena de Indias. Step out of Cartagena with an excursion to Aviario Nacional de Colombia in Isla Baru--about 50 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: step into the grandiose world of Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas, contemplate the long history of Walled City of Cartagena, gain insight at Plaza Santo Domingo, and get impressive views of Volcan de Lodo El Totumo (Mud Volcano).

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If you are flying in from United States, the closest major airports are Rafael Nuñez International Airport and Ernesto Cortissoz International Airport. July in Cartagena sees daily highs of 91°F and lows of 78°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

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Isla Baru, Oceanario
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Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas ©
Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas
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Playa Blanca

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