8 days in Cartagena, Medellin & Bogota Itinerary

8 days in Cartagena, Medellin & Bogota Itinerary

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Start: Dublin
Fly:  20 h
1
Cartagena
— 1 day
Fly:  4 h
2
Medellin
— 2 nights
Fly:  1 h 30 min
3
Bogota
— 3 nights
Fly:  16 h 15 min
End: Dublin

1
day
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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Fri): steep yourself in history at Walled City of Cartagena, thenexplore the historical opulence of Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas, and then gain interesting insight with Cartagena E Brasil.

To see where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Cartagena holiday app.

Dublin, Ireland to Cartagena is an approximately 18-hour flight. Traveling from Dublin to Cartagena, you'll gain 5 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect much hotter temperatures when traveling from Dublin in February; daily highs in Cartagena reach 36°C and lows reach 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to travel to Medellin.

Things to do in Cartagena

Historic Sites Tours
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Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas ©
Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas
Walled City of Cartagena ©
Walled City of Cartagena
Cartagena E Brasil ©
Cartagena E Brasil

2
nights
Medellin

Nestled between rising hills in a narrow valley, Medellin serves as an energetic melting pot of people from all socio-economic classes.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Sat): get engrossed in the history at Museo de Antioquia, identify plant and animal life at Parque Arvi, and then cruise along medellin 2000m DESCENT. On the next day, look for all kinds of wild species at Mariposario Selva Viva, glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, and then identify plant and animal life at Las Tangaras Bird Reserve.

For other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Medellin route builder tool.

Traveling by flight from Cartagena to Medellin takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Cartagena in February, expect Medellin to be slightly colder, temps between 32°C and 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can travel to Bogota.

Things to do in Medellin

Parks Wildlife Tours
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Parasailing & Paragliding
medellin 2000m DESCENT ©
medellin 2000m DESCENT
Parque Arvi ©
Parque Arvi

3
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.
Get outdoors at Monserrate and Laguna de Guatavita. Let the collections at Gold Museum (Museo del Oro) and Museo Botero del Banco de la Republica capture your imagination. Go for a jaunt from Bogota to Zipaquira to see Catedral de Sal de Zipaquira about 54 minutes away. There's much more to do: take a stroll through Barrio La Candelaria, examine the collection at Museo Nacional de Colombia, hike along Alameda de Quebrada Vieja, and look for gifts at Vitrina Guayca.

To find ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Bogota online sightseeing planner.

You can fly from Medellin to Bogota in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In February, Bogota is little chillier than Medellin - with highs of 24°C and lows of 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Bogota

Museums Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Catedral de Sal de Zipaquira, Laguna de Guatavita
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Monserrate ©
Monserrate
Gold Museum (Museo del Oro) ©
Gold Museum (Museo del Oro)
Museo Botero del Banco de la Republica ©
Museo Botero del Banco de la Republica

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