8 days in Colombia Itinerary

8 days in Colombia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Colombia sightseeing planner

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Medellin
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Bogota
— 2 nights
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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: take in the local highlights with Walking tours, take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin Botanico de Medellin, glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, and see Off-Road Tours.

To find ratings, maps, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Medellin trip planner.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Medellin is an approximately 21-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Gulf Standard Time to Colombia Standard Time is minus 9 hours. In February, daily temperatures in Medellin can reach 82°F, while at night they dip to 64°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight 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 (Mon): stop by Bta Capital and then admire the masterpieces at Museo Botero del Banco de la Republica. On the 15th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the awesome beauty at Monserrate and then let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour.

To find traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Bogota journey planning app.

You can fly from Medellin to Bogota in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Medellin in February: high temperatures in Bogota hover around 69°F and lows are around 46°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Cartagena.

Things to do in Bogota

Tours · Parks · Museums · 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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Choco Museo, then contemplate the long history of Walled City of Cartagena, and then get outside with Outdoor Activities. On the 17th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Convent of Santa Cruz de la Popa, don't miss a visit to Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas, and then make a trip to Plaza de La Trinidad.

To find ratings, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read Cartagena trip planner.

Getting from Bogota to Cartagena by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Bogota in February: highs in Cartagena hover around 88°F, while lows dip to 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) 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 · Churches
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.