18 days in Madrid & Colombia Itinerary

18 days in Madrid & Colombia Itinerary

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Start: Rabat, Morocco
Fly:  3 h
1
Madrid, Spain
— 1 night
Fly:  13 h 30 min
2
Medellin, Colombia
— 2 nights
Fly + Bus:  3 h
3
Salento, Colombia
— 3 nights
+4
Bus + Foot + Bus + Foot + Fly:  6 h
4
Cartagena, Colombia
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + Foot + Ferry:  7 h 30 min
5
Providencia Island, Colombia
— 3 nights
+2
Ferry + Foot + Fly:  7 h 30 min
6
Medellin, Colombia
— 3 nights
Fly:  13 h 30 min
7
Madrid, Spain
— 1 night
Fly:  3 h
End: Rabat, Morocco

1
night
Madrid, Spain

Madrid
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Plan trip to Madrid with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Rabat, Morocco to Madrid is an approximately 3- hour flight. You can also do a combination of train, ferry, and bus; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone changes from Western European Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Rabat in March, things will get much colder in Madrid: highs are around 59°F and lows about 41°F. You'll set off for Medellin on the 8th (Sun).

Things to do in Madrid

Nightlife Tours Historic Sites
Find places to stay Mar 7 — 8:

2
nights
Medellin, Colombia

Medellin
Nestled between rising hills in a narrow valley, Medellin serves as an energetic melting pot of people from all socio-economic classes.
For where to stay, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, use the Medellin trip itinerary site.

Fly from Madrid to Medellin in 13.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 6 hours traveling from Madrid to Medellin. Traveling from Madrid in March, things will get warmer in Medellin: highs are around 82°F and lows about 65°F. You'll set off for Salento on the 10th (Tue).

Things to do in Medellin

Tours Outdoors Nightlife
Find places to stay Mar 8 — 10:

3
nights
Salento, Colombia

Salento ©
Founded in 1842, the town of Salento represents the oldest established settlement in Quindio.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Wed): appreciate the views at Valle del Cocora. On the 12th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: savor a delicious cup with a coffee and tea tour.

Start your trip to Salento by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Getting from Medellin to Salento by combination of flight and bus takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In March, plan for daily highs up to 82°F, and evening lows to 64°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can travel to Cartagena.

Things to do in Salento

Parks Nature Tours
Find places to stay Mar 10 — 13:
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Valle del Cocora ©
Valle del Cocora
Coffee & Tea Tours

3
nights
Cartagena, Colombia

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.
Cartagena is known for historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas.

To find photos, reviews, and tourist information, read our Cartagena online sightseeing planner.

Getting from Salento to Cartagena by combination of bus and flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus; or drive. In March, Cartagena is somewhat warmer than Salento - with highs of 89°F and lows of 77°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Providencia Island.

Things to do in Cartagena

Historic Sites
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Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas ©
Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas

3
nights
Providencia Island, Colombia

Although part of Colombia, the small, isolated Providencia Island retains its Caribbean culture and English-Creole language.
Providencia Island is known for nature, wildlife, and outdoors. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get outside with Outdoor Activities.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Providencia Island vacation planner.

You can do a combination of flight and ferry from Cartagena to Providencia Island in 7.5 hours. In March, plan for daily highs up to 85°F, and evening lows to 77°F. On the 19th (Thu), you'll travel to Medellin.

Things to do in Providencia Island

Wildlife Outdoors Tours
Find places to stay Mar 16 — 19:
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Scuba & Snorkeling

3
nights
Medellin, Colombia

Medellin ©
Step out of Medellin to go to Guatape and see Piedra Del Penol, which is approximately 1h 50 min away. Explore Medellin further: take an in-depth tour of Museo de Antioquia and make a trip to Plaza Botero.

For ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Medellin itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of ferry and flight from Providencia Island to Medellin in 7.5 hours. Traveling from Providencia Island in March, Medellin is slightly colder at night with lows of 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) to allow time to travel to Madrid.

Things to do in Medellin

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Piedra Del Penol
Find places to stay Mar 19 — 22:
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Piedra Del Penol ©
Piedra Del Penol
Museo de Antioquia ©
Museo de Antioquia
Plaza Botero ©
Plaza Botero

1
night
Madrid, Spain

Madrid
To find traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Madrid travel route planning app.

Traveling by flight from Medellin to Madrid takes 13.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Medellin to Madrid is 6 hours. Traveling from Medellin in March, expect Madrid to be cooler, temps between 59°F and 41°F. On the 24th (Tue), you're off to home.

Things to do in Madrid

Nightlife Tours Historic Sites
Find places to stay Mar 23 — 24:

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