8 days in Colombia Itinerary

8 days in Colombia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Colombia trip itinerary planner

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Medellin
— 4 nights
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Cartagena
— 3 nights
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Medellin

— 4 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.
Change things up with a short trip to Off-Road Tours in Guarne (about 38 minutes away). There's still lots to do: get the lay of the land with Walking tours, make a trip to Plaza Botero, get engrossed in the history at Museum Pablo Escobar, and steep yourself in history at Pueblito Paisa.

To see reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Medellin day trip website.

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to Medellin is an approximately 12-hour flight. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Rio de Janeiro to Medellin. Traveling from Rio de Janeiro in October, Medellin is slightly colder at night with lows of 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to fly to Cartagena.

Things to do in Medellin

Parks · Tours · Zoos & Aquariums · Nature

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Cartagena

— 3 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 28th (Thu): examine the collection at Choco Museo, steep yourself in history at Walled City of Cartagena, and then don't miss a visit to Plaza de Bolivar. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of Torre del Reloj, step into the grandiose world of Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Convent of Santa Cruz de la Popa.

For maps, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Cartagena online journey planner.

Fly from Medellin to Cartagena in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Medellin in October: high temperatures in Cartagena hover around 38°C and lows are around 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight back home.

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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.