9 days in Colombia Itinerary

9 days in Colombia Itinerary

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Bogota
— 2 nights
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Cali
— 1 night
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Medellin
— 2 nights
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Cartagena
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Bogota

— 2 nights

Athens of South America

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.
Bogota is known for museums, nature, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at Gold Museum (Museo del Oro), take in the awesome beauty at Monserrate, take in the spiritual surroundings of Capilla de La Bordadita, and indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour.

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San Juan, Puerto Rico to Bogota is an approximately 7-hour flight. The time zone changes from Atlantic Standard Time (AST) to Colombia Standard Time (COT), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from San Juan in April, expect Bogota to be cooler, temps between 22°C and 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to travel to Cali.

Things to do in Bogota

Museums · Tours · Parks · Historic Sites

Cali

— 1 night

Salsa Capital of the World

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 5th (Mon): examine the collection at Caliwood Museo de la Cinematografia, then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Zoologico de Cali, and then admire the striking features of El Gato Del Rio( Gato De Tejada).

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You can fly from Bogota to Cali in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In April, Cali is a bit warmer than Bogota - with highs of 36°C and lows of 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can travel to Medellin.

Things to do in Cali

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums

Medellin

— 2 nights

City of the Eternal Spring

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 6th (Tue): let little ones run wild at Parque Lleras, then contemplate the long history of Pueblito Paisa, and then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Parque Explora.

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You can fly from Cali to Medellin in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Cali in April, expect nights in Medellin to be about the same, around 20°C, while days are slightly colder, around 32°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Cartagena.

Things to do in Medellin

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites · Fun & Games
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Cartagena

— 3 nights

City of Heroes

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.
Change things up with a short trip to Oceanario in Islas de Rosario (about 1h 35 min away). The adventure continues: explore the historical opulence of Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas, steep yourself in history at Torre del Reloj, don't miss a visit to Plaza de Bolivar, and take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

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Fly from Medellin to Cartagena in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Medellin in April: high temperatures in Cartagena hover around 38°C and lows are around 30°C. You will have some time to spend on the 10th (Sat) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Cartagena

Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors · Parks

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Colombia travel guide

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Historic Sites · Landmarks · Specialty Museums
Diverse in terms of landscapes, climates, and cultures, Colombia remains one of South America's least explored tourist destinations, overshadowed by its more popular southern neighbors. Combining the best of what the continent has to offer, a vacation in Colombia allows you to blend outdoor adventures with tours of picture-perfect cobblestoned towns dating back to the colonial era. Tourists on a Colombia holiday can easily hop from sun-kissed coastal spots to the hilly coffee-growing region, where thriving plantations quickly give way to a landscape of snow-covered volcanic peaks and the paramo--alpine ecosystems sheltering some of the rarest plants growing above the continuous forest line.