17 days in Colombia Itinerary

17 days in Colombia Itinerary

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Bogota
— 2 nights
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Santa Marta
— 3 nights
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Medellin
— 4 nights
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Cartagena
— 5 nights
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Bogota
— 2 nights

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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.
Here are some ideas for day two: walk around Parque Metropolitano Simon Bolivar, then examine the collection at Museo Nacional de Colombia, and then hunt for treasures at Mercado de las Pulgas de Usaquen.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Bogota trip planning site.

Cartagena to Bogota is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Cartagena in April, with highs in Bogota at 22°C and lows at 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to fly to Santa Marta.
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Parks · Shopping · Museums
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Santa Marta — 3 nights

America's Pearl

Many visitors begin their Santa Marta holiday, surrounded by urban clutter and heavy traffic, expecting little from the city in terms of historical importance.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Museo del Oro Tairona - Casa de la Aduana as well as Bahia de Santa Marta. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Playa Blanca and Playa El Rodadero.

To find maps, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Santa Marta day trip tool.

Traveling by flight from Bogota to Santa Marta takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect warmer temperatures when traveling from Bogota in April; daily highs in Santa Marta reach 39°C and lows reach 30°C. You'll set off for Medellin on the 12th (Wed).
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Medellin — 4 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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Pueblito Paisa, Free Walking Tour Medellin - Real City Tours, Escaleras Electricas De La Comuna 13, and other attractions you added.

To find photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Medellin holiday tool.

Traveling by flight from Santa Marta to Medellin takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Santa Marta in April, with highs in Medellin at 32°C and lows at 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to fly to Cartagena.
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Cartagena — 5 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.
You've added Playa de Castillo Grande, Walled City of Cartagena, Museo Historico de Cartagena de Indias, and other attractions to your itinerary. Step out of Cartagena to go to Isla Baru and see Playa Blanca, which is approximately 1h 5 min away. There's more to do: explore the historical opulence of Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas.

For more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Cartagena attractions planner.

Traveling by flight from Medellin to Cartagena takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Medellin in April; daily highs in Cartagena reach 38°C and lows reach 30°C. On the 21st (Fri), you'll travel to Bogota.
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Bogota — 2 nights

Athens of South America

Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de Sal de Zipaquira and then explore the engaging exhibits at Museo Arqueologico de Zipaquira.

For maps, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read Bogota tour itinerary planning website.

Fly from Cartagena to Bogota in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Cartagena in April; daily highs in Bogota reach 22°C and lows reach 11°C. On the 23rd (Sun), you'll travel back home.
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Colombia travel guide

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Historic Sites · Landmarks · Beaches
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.
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