7 days in Colombia Itinerary
7 days in Colombia Itinerary
Bus to Vienna, Fly to Cartagena
— 1 night
— 2 nights
— 2 nights
Fly to Vienna, Bus to Bratislava
Sun, Oct 2 - Sat, Oct 8
Cartagena — 1 night
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.On the 2nd (Sun), explore the historical opulence of Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas and then steep yourself in history at Walled City of Cartagena. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Convent of Santa Cruz de la Popa, get outside with Outdoor Activities, steep yourself in history at Sanctuary of Saint Peter Claver, then get engrossed in the history at Museo del Oro Zenu, and finally make a trip to Plaza de Bolivar.
For reviews, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Cartagena attractions tool.
Bratislava, Slovakia to Cartagena is an approximately 17-hour combination of bus and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 6 hours traveling from Bratislava to Cartagena. In October, Cartagena is warmer than Bratislava - with highs of 38°C and lows of 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can fly to Medellin.
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Medellin — 2 nights
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 4th (Tue): take in the local highlights with Walking tours. On your second day here, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Parque Explora, then have fun at Parque Lleras, then examine the collection at Museum Pablo Escobar, and finally explore the world behind art at H by HDC.
To find where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Medellin travel planner.
Traveling by flight from Cartagena to Medellin takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Cartagena in October, things will get little chillier in Medellin: highs are around 32°C and lows about 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to fly to Bogota.
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Bogota — 2 nights
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 6th (Thu): stop by Merakiu Concept Store, then take in the awesome beauty at Monserrate, then admire the masterpieces at Museo Botero del Banco de la Republica, and finally examine the collection at Casa de Moneda - Coleccion Numismatica del Banco de la Republica. Keep things going the next day: let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, then examine the collection at Museo Nacional de Colombia, and then steep yourself in history at Centro de Memoria El Cuartico.
For other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read Bogota travel planner.
You can fly from Medellin to Bogota in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Medellin in October, with highs in Bogota at 22°C and lows at 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can travel back home.
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Colombia travel guide
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.