8 days in Colombia Itinerary

8 days in Colombia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Colombia travel planner

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Medellin
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Bogota
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Cartagena
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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.
Medellin is known for parks, museums, and zoos & aquariums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: get the lay of the land with Walking tours, see Off-Road Tours, fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, and take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin Botanico de Medellin.

For where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Medellin day trip website.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Medellin is an approximately 21-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Dubai to Medellin is minus 9 hours. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Dubai in August; daily highs in Medellin reach 33°C and lows reach 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to fly to Bogota.

Things to do in Medellin

Tours · Outdoors · Parks · Adventure

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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Sat): look for gifts at Bta Capital, then see the interesting displays at Gold Museum (Museo del Oro), and then explore the world behind art at Museo Botero del Banco de la Republica. Here are some ideas for day two: explore and take pictures at Monserrate and then let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour.

To see maps, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Bogota online holiday builder.

You can fly from Medellin to Bogota in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Medellin in August; daily highs in Bogota reach 22°C and lows reach 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can fly to Cartagena.

Things to do in Bogota

Museums · Tours · Parks · Nature

Cartagena

— 2 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.
On the 16th (Mon), examine the collection at Choco Museo, then steep yourself in history at Walled City of Cartagena, and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Convent of Santa Cruz de la Popa, make a trip to Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas, and then don't miss a visit to Plaza de La Trinidad.

For ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Cartagena road trip app.

Getting from Bogota to Cartagena by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Bogota in August, expect Cartagena to be warmer, temps between 38°C and 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Cartagena

Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors · Museums

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.