9 days in Bogota & Medellin Itinerary

9 days in Bogota & Medellin Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: San Jose
Fly:  6 h
1
Bogota
— 5 nights
Fly:  1 h 15 min
2
Medellin
— 3 nights
Fly:  5 h 45 min
End: San Jose

5
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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Gold Museum (Museo del Oro) and Museo Santa Clara. Your inner history buff will appreciate Catedral de Sal de Zipaquira and La Catedral Primada. There's much more to do: browse the eclectic array of goods at Mercado de las Pulgas de Usaquen, admire the masterpieces at Museo Botero del Banco de la Republica, see the interesting displays at Museo Nacional de Colombia, and browse the fresh offerings at Plaza de Mercado de Paloquemao.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Bogota online day trip planner.

San Jose, Costa Rica to Bogota is an approximately 6- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from San Jose to Bogota, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from San Jose in June, with highs in Bogota at 22°C and lows at 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can travel to Medellin.

Things to do in Bogota

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Catedral de Sal de Zipaquira
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Gold Museum (Museo del Oro) ©
Gold Museum (Museo del Oro)
Museo Nacional de Colombia ©
Museo Nacional de Colombia
Museo Santa Clara ©
Museo Santa Clara

3
nights
Medellin

Medellin ©
Nestled between rising hills in a narrow valley, Medellin serves as an energetic melting pot of people from all socio-economic classes.
Head to El Tesoro Parque Comercial and Mayorca Mega Plazafor some retail therapy. Popular historic sites such as Metropolitan Cathedral Basilica and Iglesia San José del Poblado are in your itinerary. There's lots more to do: buy something for everyone on your list at Centro Comercial Santafé, see the interesting displays at Cementerio Museo de San Pedro, explore the world behind art at Museo de Arte Moderno de Medellin, and see the sky in a new way at Planetario de Medellin.

For reviews, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Medellin visit planner.

Traveling by flight from Bogota to Medellin takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. In June, Medellin is a bit warmer than Bogota - with highs of 33°C and lows of 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Medellin

Museums Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trip

Mayorca Mega Plaza
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Museo Casa de la Memoria ©
Museo Casa de la Memoria
Museo de Arte Moderno de Medellin ©
Museo de Arte Moderno de Medellin
Planetario de Medellin ©
Planetario de Medellin

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