8 days in Colombia Itinerary

8 days in Colombia Itinerary

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8 days in Colombia Itinerary

Start: Sao Paulo
Fly:  11 h 30 min
1
Cali
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 45 min
2
Montenegro
— 1 night
Taxi + Fly:  1 h 15 min
3
Medellin
— 1 night
Fly:  1 h 15 min
4
Bogota
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
5
Cartagena
— 2 nights
Fly:  11 h 30 min
End: Sao Paulo

1
night
Cali

Cali ©
Learning how to salsa may be the most popular thing to do in Cali, but this giant city in southwestern Colombia represents more than just the "Salsa Capital of the World." Home to over 2 million people, thriving Cali serves as a major commercial and industrial center in South America, boasting the fastest-growing economy in Colombia.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): get to know the resident critters at Zoologico de Cali, then examine the collection at Caliwood Museo de la Cinematografia, and then examine the collection at Museo Aereo Fenix.

To find ratings, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Cali vacation website .

Sao Paulo, Brazil to Cali is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Sao Paulo to Cali due to the time zone difference. In December, daytime highs in Cali are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) to allow time to drive to Montenegro.

Things to do in Cali

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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Museo Aereo Fenix ©
Museo Aereo Fenix
Zoologico de Cali ©
Zoologico de Cali
Caliwood Museo de la Cinematografia ©

1
night
Montenegro

Montenegro ©
Named after the dark trees covering the area's hills, Montenegro (literally Black Mountain) sits in a verdant zone irrigated by three major rivers.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): head outdoors with Globos Colombia and then find something for the whole family at Parque del Cafe.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Montenegro itinerary planning app .

You can drive from Cali to Montenegro in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Montenegro can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can travel to Medellin.

Things to do in Montenegro

Theme Parks Outdoors
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Parque del Cafe ©
Parque del Cafe

1
night
Medellin

Nestled between rising hills in a narrow valley, Medellin serves as an energetic melting pot of people from all socio-economic classes.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Tue): observe the fascinating underwater world at Parque Explora, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and then stop by Duna Store.

For photos and other tourist information, read Medellin itinerary maker site .

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Montenegro to Medellin in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In December, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Bogota.

Things to do in Medellin

Tours Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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Walking tours
Parque Explora ©
Parque Explora
Duna Store ©
Duna Store

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Wed): take in the awesome beauty at Monserrate, then examine the collection at Gold Museum (Museo del Oro), and then contemplate the long history of Bolivar plaza. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de Sal de Zipaquira, explore the world behind art at Museo Botero del Banco de la Republica, and then look for gifts at Vitrina Guayca.

To see more things to do, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read Bogota trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Medellin to Bogota takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Traveling from Medellin in December, expect Bogota to be a bit cooler, temps between 22°C and 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can travel to Cartagena.

Things to do in Bogota

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

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

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Fri): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sanctuary of Saint Peter Claver, then don't miss a visit to Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas, then get engrossed in the history at Museo del Oro Zenu, and finally contemplate the long history of Walled City of Cartagena.

To find where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Cartagena tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Bogota to Cartagena takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Bogota in December, things will get much hotter in Cartagena: highs are around 37°C and lows about 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cartagena

Historic Sites Museums
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Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas ©
Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas
Walled City of Cartagena ©
Walled City of Cartagena
Sanctuary of Saint Peter Claver ©
Sanctuary of Saint Peter Claver

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