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
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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, get outside with Outdoor Activities, take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin Botanico de Medellin, and glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Medellin trip planner.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Medellin is an approximately 21-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 9 hours traveling from Dubai to Medellin. In February in Medellin, expect temperatures between 82°F during the day and 64°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) to allow enough time 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 (Mon): stop by Bta Capital, then see the interesting displays at Gold Museum (Museo del Oro), and then admire the masterpieces at Museo Botero del Banco de la Republica. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Monserrate and then let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Bogota vacation planner.

Traveling by flight from Medellin to Bogota takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Medellin in February, with highs in Bogota at 69°F and lows at 46°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight 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.
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 · 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.