8 days in Colombia Itinerary

8 days in Colombia Itinerary

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8 days in Colombia Itinerary

Start: Toronto
Fly:  17 h
1
Bogota
— 1 night
Fly:  1 h 15 min
2
Medellin
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h
3
Cartagena
— 4 nights
Fly:  8 h 15 min
End: Toronto

1
night
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.
On the 25th (Wed), pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia de San Francisco, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Museo Santa Clara, and then examine the collection at Gold Museum (Museo del Oro).

To find maps, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Bogota tour site .

Toronto, Canada to Bogota is an approximately 17-hour combination of flight and bus. While traveling from Toronto, expect warmer days and somewhat warmer nights in Bogota, ranging from highs of 22°C to lows of 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can travel to Medellin.

Things to do in Bogota

Museums Historic Sites
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Gold Museum (Museo del Oro) ©
Gold Museum (Museo del Oro)
Iglesia de San Francisco ©
Iglesia de San Francisco
Museo Santa Clara ©
Museo Santa Clara

2
nights
Medellin

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 26th (Thu): get curious at Museo del Agua EPM, admire the masterpieces at Museo de Arte Moderno de Medellin, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia San José del Poblado. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Museo Casa de la Memoria, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Metropolitan Cathedral Basilica, and then get your game on at Tejo In Medellin (tour).

To find where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Medellin online holiday planner .

Fly from Bogota to Medellin in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Bogota in December: high temperatures in Medellin hover around 32°C and lows are around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to travel to Cartagena.

Things to do in Medellin

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Tejo In Medellin (tour)
Highlights from your plan
Museo de Arte Moderno de Medellin ©
Museo de Arte Moderno de Medellin
Museo Casa de la Memoria ©
Museo Casa de la Memoria
Metropolitan Cathedral Basilica ©
Metropolitan Cathedral Basilica

4
nights
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Templo de Santo Domingo and Plaza de La Trinidad. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas and Walled City of Cartagena. Get out of town with these interesting Cartagena side-trips: Playa Puntilla (in Isla Baru) and Castillo de Salgar (in Puerto Colombia). The adventure continues: get to know the fascinating history of Bairro Getsemani, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sanctuary of Saint Peter Claver, admire the landmark architecture of St. Catherine of Alexandria Cathedral, and don't miss a visit to Plaza de la Proclamacion.

To find reviews, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Cartagena visit site .

You can fly from Medellin to Cartagena in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Medellin in December: high temperatures in Cartagena hover around 37°C and lows are around 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cartagena

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Beaches

Side Trips

Playa Puntilla, Castillo de Salgar
Highlights from your plan
Barrio Getsemani ©
Barrio Getsemani
Templo de Santo Domingo ©
Templo de Santo Domingo
Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas ©
Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas

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