16 days in Colombia Itinerary

16 days in Colombia Itinerary

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Cartagena
— 2 nights
2
Cali
— 2 nights
3
Medellin
— 4 nights
4
Bogota
— 6 nights

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Cartagena

Cartagena ©
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Walled City of Cartagena and Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas. Do your shopping at Mall Plaza El Castillo and Plaza Bocagrande Centro Comercial. When in Cartagena, make a side trip to see Playa Blanca in Isla Baru, approximately Isla Baru away. Next up on the itinerary: deepen your understanding at Plaza Santo Domingo, see the interesting displays at Museo Historico de Cartagena de Indias, take in the spiritual surroundings of Convent of Santa Cruz de la Popa, and pause for some serene contemplation at Sanctuary of Saint Peter Claver.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Cartagena tour itinerary planner.

Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic to Cartagena is an approximately 9-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Santo Domingo to Cartagena is minus 1 hour. In January in Cartagena, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to travel to Cali.

Things to do in Cartagena

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

Playa Blanca
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Walled City of Cartagena ©
Walled City of Cartagena
Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas ©
Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas
Playa Blanca ©
Playa Blanca

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Cali

Cali ©
Learning how to salsa may be the most popular thing to do in Cali, but this giant city in southwestern Colombia represents more than just the "Salsa Capital of the World." Home to over 2 million people, thriving Cali serves as a major commercial and industrial center in South America, boasting the fastest-growing economy in Colombia.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Zoologico de Cali, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia La Ermita, then stop by Centro Comercial Chipichape, and finally examine the collection at Museo Aereo Fenix. On the 23rd (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the waterfront views at Pance River, stop by Centro Comercial UNICENTRO, then take in the pleasant sights at Barrio San Antonio, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Iglesia de San Antonio.

For ratings, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Cali trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Cartagena to Cali takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or drive. Traveling from Cartagena in January, plan for slightly colder nights in Cali, with lows around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can travel to Medellin.

Things to do in Cali

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Nature
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Museo Aereo Fenix ©
Museo Aereo Fenix
Iglesia de San Antonio ©
Iglesia de San Antonio
Iglesia La Ermita ©
Iglesia La Ermita

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Medellin

Medellin ©
Nestled between rising hills in a narrow valley, Medellin serves as an energetic melting pot of people from all socio-economic classes.
Take a break from the city and head to Piedra Del Penol and Mariposario Selva Viva. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Museo de Antioquia and Pueblito Paisa. There's still lots to do: get the lay of the land with Walking tours, deepen your understanding at Universidad de Antioquia, buy something for everyone on your list at El Tesoro Parque Comercial, and let little ones run wild at Parque Lleras.

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Traveling by flight from Cali to Medellin takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Cali in January, you will find days in Medellin are a bit cooler (32°C), and nights are about the same (20°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can travel to Bogota.

Things to do in Medellin

Parks · Nature · Shopping

Side Trip

Piedra Del Penol
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Piedra Del Penol ©
Piedra Del Penol
Museo de Antioquia ©
Museo de Antioquia
Laguna de Guatape ©
Laguna de Guatape

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Bogota

Bogota ©
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.
Get some cultural insight at Gold Museum (Museo del Oro) and Barrio La Candelaria. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Parque 93 and Centro Comercial Gran Estacion. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bogota: Catedral de Sal de Zipaquira (in Zipaquira), Laguna de Guatavita (in Tierra Negra) and Mina de Sal de Nemocon (in Nemocon). And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at Museo Botero del Banco de la Republica, hunt for treasures at Pasaje Rivas, stop by Titan plaza, and buy something for everyone on your list at Centro Comercial Santafe.

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Fly from Medellin to Bogota in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Medellin in January: highs in Bogota hover around 23°C, while lows dip to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Bogota

Shopping · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Catedral de Sal de Zipaquira, Laguna de Guatavita, Mina de Sal de Nemocon
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Laguna de Guatavita ©
Laguna de Guatavita
Gold Museum (Museo del Oro) ©
Gold Museum (Museo del Oro)
Museo Botero del Banco de la Republica ©
Museo Botero del Banco de la Republica

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