7 days in Colombia Itinerary

7 days in Colombia Itinerary

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7 days in Colombia Itinerary

Start: Medellin
Fly:  1​h 30​min
Bogota
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
Girardot
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h 30​min
Cartagena
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
San Andres, San Andres Island
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 45​min
End: Medellin

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): examine the collection at Gold Museum (Museo del Oro) and then take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin Botanico de Bogota Jose Celestino Mutis. Here are some ideas for day two: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Monserrate, then admire the masterpieces at Museo Botero del Banco de la Republica, and then don't miss a visit to Bolivar plaza.

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Medellin to Bogota is an approximately 1.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Traveling from Medellin in June, things will get little chillier in Bogota: highs are around 22°C and lows about 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Girardot.

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Gold Museum (Museo del Oro) ©
Gold Museum (Museo del Oro)
Mount Monserrate ©
Mount Monserrate

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Girardot

Girardot ©
Just a two-hour drive from Bogota, the town of Girardot enjoys a tropical climate at odds with the cold, rainy weather in the nation's capital, making it a popular spot for weekenders from the city and international travelers alike.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Tue): make a splash at Piscilago.

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You can drive from Bogota to Girardot in 3 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Cartagena.

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Piscilago ©
Piscilago

1
day
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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Wed): step into the grandiose world of San Felipe de Barajas Castle.

To find reviews, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Cartagena trip itinerary builder tool .

Explore your travel options from Girardot to Cartagena with the Route module. In June in Cartagena, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 30°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to travel to San Andres.

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San Felipe de Barajas Castle ©
San Felipe de Barajas Castle
Walled City of Cartagena ©
Walled City of Cartagena
Plaza Santo Domingo ©
Plaza Santo Domingo

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days
San Andres, San Andres Island

San Andres ©
If you're looking for sunshine, clear waters, and tropical warmth, a San Andres vacation could be just what the doctor ordered.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Fri): step off the mainland to explore Johnny Cay and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Primera Iglesia Bautista. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Sat): identify plant and animal life at La Piscinita and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa de San Luis.

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The Route module can help you plan travel from Cartagena to San Andres. In June, daily temperatures in San Andres can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

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Johnny Cay
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La Piscinita ©
La Piscinita
Playa de San Luis ©
Playa de San Luis
Johnny Cay ©
Johnny Cay

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