9 days in Bogota & Medellin Itinerary

9 days in Bogota & Medellin Itinerary

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9 days in Bogota & Medellin Itinerary

Start: San Jose
Fly:  6 h
1
Bogota
— 5 nights
Fly:  1 h 15 min
2
Medellin
— 3 nights
Fly:  5 h 45 min
End: San Jose

5
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Museo Nacional de Colombia and Parque 93. Go for a jaunt from Bogota to Zipaquira to see Catedral de Sal de Zipaquira about 54 minutes away. There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Gold Museum (Museo del Oro), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia Basilica del Senor de Monserrate, get engrossed in the history at Casa Museo Quinta de Bolivar, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Mercado de las Pulgas de Usaquen.

For other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Bogota tour itinerary builder tool .

San Jose, Costa Rica to Bogota is an approximately 6-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Colombia Time (COT), which is usually a 1 hour difference. In June, Bogota is little chillier than San Jose - with highs of 22°C and lows of 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Medellin.

Things to do in Bogota

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Catedral de Sal de Zipaquira
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Gold Museum (Museo del Oro) ©
Gold Museum (Museo del Oro)
Museo Nacional de Colombia ©
Museo Nacional de Colombia
Museo Santa Clara ©
Museo Santa Clara

3
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Helicopter Tours and El Tesoro Parque Comercial. And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Museo Casa de la Memoria, browse the different shops at Centro Comercial Santafé, explore the world behind art at Museo de Arte Moderno de Medellin, and admire the striking features of Metropolitan Cathedral Basilica.

For where to stay, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Medellin trip builder site .

You can fly from Bogota to Medellin in 1.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Bogota in June: high temperatures in Medellin hover around 33°C and lows are around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Medellin

Shopping Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Mayorca Mega Plaza
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Mayorca Mega Plaza ©
Mayorca Mega Plaza
Museo Casa de la Memoria ©
Museo Casa de la Memoria
Museo de Arte Moderno de Medellin ©
Museo de Arte Moderno de Medellin

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