6 days in Colombia Itinerary

6 days in Colombia Itinerary

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6 days in Colombia Itinerary

New York City
Fly:  16​h 15​min
Bogota
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h
Cartagena
— 1 night
Fly:  16​h 30​min
New York City

2
days
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 20th (Mon), pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia de San Francisco. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de Sal, make a trip to Plaza del Minero, and then wander the streets of Parque 93.

For other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Bogota itinerary planner.

New York City, USA to Bogota is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from New York City in November, with highs in Bogota at 67°F and lows at 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to travel to Cartagena.

Things to do in Bogota

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

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

2
days
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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): stroll through Playa Blanca and then step into the grandiose world of San Felipe de Barajas Castle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Fri): make a trip to La Popa Monastery, take in the spiritual surroundings of Convento La Popa de la Galera, then pause for some serene contemplation at Sanctuary of Saint Peter Claver, and finally steep yourself in history at Walled City of Cartagena.

To find where to stay, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Cartagena trip itinerary maker.

Fly from Bogota to Cartagena in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In November, Cartagena is warmer than Bogota - with highs of 89°F and lows of 78°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cartagena

Historic Sites Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Playa Blanca
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San Felipe de Barajas Castle
Walled City of Cartagena
Playa Blanca

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