5 days in Colombia Itinerary

5 days in Colombia Itinerary

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5 days in Colombia Itinerary

Start: Recife
Fly:  9​h 15​min
1
Bogota
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Cartagena
— 2 nights
Fly:  15​h 15​min
End: Recife

2
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.
On the 13th (Fri), make a trip to Bolivar plaza, examine the collection at Gold Museum (Museo del Oro), and then take in the awesome beauty at Monserrate. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Sat): pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de Sal de Zipaquira and then admire the masterpieces at Museo Botero del Banco de la Republica.

To see traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Bogota trip planner.

Recife, Brazil to Bogota is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Recife to Bogota. While traveling from Recife, expect a bit cooler days and cooler nights in Bogota, ranging from highs of 23°C to lows of 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Cartagena.

Things to do in Bogota

Museums Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Catedral de Sal de Zipaquira
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Gold Museum (Museo del Oro) ©
Gold Museum (Museo del Oro)
Monserrate ©
Monserrate

2
nights
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.
On the 15th (Sun), contemplate the long history of Walled City of Cartagena, then contemplate the long history of Plaza Santo Domingo, and then make a trip to Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas.

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Traveling by flight from Bogota to Cartagena takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Plan for much hotter temperatures traveling from Bogota in March, with highs in Cartagena at 37°C and lows at 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cartagena

Historic Sites
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Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas ©
Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas
Walled City of Cartagena ©
Walled City of Cartagena
Plaza Santo Domingo ©
Plaza Santo Domingo

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