25 days in Bogota & Madrid Itinerary

25 days in Bogota & Madrid Itinerary

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Start: Bogota, Colombia
1
Bogota, Colombia
— 5 nights
Fly:  13 h 45 min
2
Madrid, Spain
— 19 nights
Fly:  13 h 45 min
End: Bogota, Colombia

5
nights
Bogota, Colombia

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Zipaquira (Museo Arqueologico de Zipaquira, Catedral de Sal de Zipaquira, &more). The adventure continues: examine the collection at Gold Museum (Museo del Oro), browse for treasures at El Cuchitril Second Hand Shop, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Monserrate, and don't miss a visit to Bolivar Square.

For photos, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read our Bogota trip website.

If you are flying in from Colombia, the closest major aiport is El Dorado International Airport. In April, daytime highs in Bogota are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to travel to Madrid.

Things to do in Bogota

Tours Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Zipaquira
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Food Tours
Gold Museum (Museo del Oro) ©
Gold Museum (Museo del Oro)
Museo Botero del Banco de la Republica ©
Museo Botero del Banco de la Republica

19
nights
Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Explore Madrid's surroundings by going to Fuente de Los Banos de Diana (in La Granja de San Ildefonso), Toledo (Consorcio de Toledo Patrimonio desconocido, Museo de Santa Cruz, &more) and Real Sitio de San Lorenzo de El Escorial (in San Lorenzo de El Escorial). The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at Prado National Museum, test your problem-solving skills at EXIT Madrid, steep yourself in history at Plaza Mayor, and take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

To see reviews, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Madrid road trip planning website.

You can fly from Bogota to Madrid in 14 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight. Traveling from Bogota to Madrid, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. In April, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Madrid

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Toledo, Segovia, Fuente de Los Banos de Diana, Real Sitio de San Lorenzo de El Escorial
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Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Parque del Retiro ©
Parque del Retiro
Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid

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