3 days in Colombia Itinerary

3 days in Colombia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Colombia trip itinerary planner

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Cartagena
— 1 day
Fly
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Bogota
— 2 nights
Fly

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Cartagena

— 1 day

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 1st (Sun): contemplate the long history of Walled City of Cartagena, don't miss a visit to Plaza Santo Domingo, and then step into the grandiose world of Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas.

To find reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Cartagena trip planner.

If you are flying in from India, the closest major aiports are Rafael Nuñez International Airport and Ernesto Cortissoz International Airport. In September, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can fly to Bogota.

Things to do in Cartagena

Historic Sites
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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 2nd (Mon): pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de Sal de Zipaquira and then admire the masterpieces at Museo Botero del Banco de la Republica. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue): explore and take pictures at Monserrate, then see the interesting displays at Gold Museum (Museo del Oro), and then contemplate the long history of Bolivar Square.

To find more things to do, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read Bogota attractions planning website.

You can fly from Cartagena to Bogota in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Cartagena in September: high temperatures in Bogota hover around 22°C and lows are around 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Bogota

Museums · Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

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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.