8 days in Medellin & Cartagena Itinerary

8 days in Medellin & Cartagena Itinerary

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8 days in Medellin & Cartagena Itinerary

Cleveland
Fly:  18​h 15​min
Medellin
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  2​h
Cartagena
— 4 nights
Fly:  18​h
Cleveland

1
day
Medellin

Nestled between rising hills in a narrow valley, Medellin serves as an energetic melting pot of people from all socio-economic classes.
On the 9th (Mon), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Metropolitan Cathedral Basilica, look and learn at Planetario de Medellin, and then examine the collection at El Castillo Museo y Jardines.

To find reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read Medellin vacation trip planner.

Cleveland, USA to Medellin is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. In October, Medellin is a bit warmer than Cleveland - with highs of 80°F and lows of 63°F. On the 10th (Tue), you'll travel to Cartagena.

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El Castillo Museo y Jardines
Metropolitan Cathedral Basilica
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4
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Iglesia de la Trinidad and Naval Museum of the Caribbean. Templo de Santo Domingo and Sanctuary of Saint Peter Claver will appeal to history buffs. There's much more to do: brush up on your military savvy at Museo Naval Del Caribe, make a trip to Plaza de la Aduana, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Catherine of Alexandria Cathedral, and examine the collection at Casa Museo Rafael Nunez.

For other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Cartagena itinerary builder.

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Medellin to Cartagena in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Medellin in October, expect Cartagena to be somewhat warmer, temps between 89°F and 78°F. You will leave for home on the 14th (Sat).

Things to do in Cartagena

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Iglesia de la Trinidad
Templo de Santo Domingo
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