10 days in Medellin & Bogota Itinerary

10 days in Medellin & Bogota Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Porto Alegre
Fly + Bus:  11 h 30 min
1
Medellin
— 4 nights
Fly:  1 h 15 min
2
Bogota
— 4 nights
Fly:  7 h 30 min
End: Porto Alegre

4
nights
Medellin

Medellin ©
Nestled between rising hills in a narrow valley, Medellin serves as an energetic melting pot of people from all socio-economic classes.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Museo de Antioquia and Parasailing & Paragliding. Visiting Parque Arvi and Balloon Rides will get you outdoors. Get out of town with these interesting Medellin side-trips: Piedra Del Penol (in Guatape) and Parque Tematico Replica del Viejo Penol (in Penol). Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Museo de Arte Moderno de Medellin, look and learn at Planetario de Medellin, admire the striking features of Metropolitan Cathedral Basilica, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Medellin online vacation planner.

Porto Alegre, Brazil to Medellin is an approximately 13- hour combination of flight and bus. You can also fly; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Porto Alegre to Medellin is minus 2 hours. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Porto Alegre in June; daily highs in Medellin reach 33°C and lows reach 20°C. You'll have a few hours on the 4th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to Bogota.

Things to do in Medellin

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

Piedra Del Penol, Parque Tematico Replica del Viejo Penol
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Museo de Antioquia ©
Museo de Antioquia
Parasailing & Paragliding
Parque Arvi ©
Parque Arvi

4
nights
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.
Visit Catedral de Sal de Zipaquira and Catedral Diocesana for their historical value. Get outdoors at Laguna de Guatavita and Monserrate. Explore Bogota's surroundings by going to Plaza de los Comuneros (in Zipaquira) and Mina de Sal de Nemocon (in Nemocon). There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Gold Museum (Museo del Oro), pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia Basilica del Senor de Monserrate, explore the landscape on two wheels at Ciclovia de Bogota, and look for gifts at Vitrina Guayca.

For reviews, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Bogota travel itinerary planner.

Fly from Medellin to Bogota in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Traveling from Medellin in July, things will get a bit cooler in Bogota: highs are around 21°C and lows about 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Bogota

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Zipaquira, Laguna de Guatavita, Mina de Sal de Nemocon
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Gold Museum (Museo del Oro) ©
Gold Museum (Museo del Oro)
Laguna de Guatavita ©
Laguna de Guatavita
Mina de Sal de Nemocon ©
Mina de Sal de Nemocon

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