8 days in Cartagena Itinerary

8 days in Cartagena Itinerary

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Cartagena
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Cartagena

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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.
Go for a jaunt from Cartagena to Isla Baru to see Playa Blanca about 1h 05 min away. Spend the 18th (Wed) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's still lots to do: step into the grandiose world of San Felipe de Barajas Castle, contemplate the long history of Walled City of Cartagena, make a trip to Plaza Bolivar, and pause for some serene contemplation at Sanctuary of Saint Peter Claver.

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If you are flying in from United States, the closest major airports are Rafael Nuñez International Airport and Ernesto Cortissoz International Airport. In October, daytime highs in Cartagena are 89°F, while nighttime lows are 78°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

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