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Two Weeks in Columbia - suggested itinerary?

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Two Weeks in Columbia - suggested itinerary?


We want to go to Columbia for two weeks and we are thinking of possibly flying into Bogota or Medellín and out of Cartegena or vice-versa. Any suggestions on the best places to see on a two week schedule would be greatly appreciated. We'd like a bit of excitement, culture, scenery and relaxation!

Cheers, Aoibh

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1. Re: Two Weeks in Columbia - suggested itinerary?

Excitement and culture are Bogotá's middle names. Medellín boasts better weather and perhaps a more accommodation traveller scene, but I wouldn't let that detract from Bogotá, since its the capital and all. I find with Bogotá if you give it enough time, and meet people 'in the know' it really grows on you and is often people's favourite place, should they choose to stay longer than 2-3 days.

That said, Medellín is a great city, beautiful weather, less hectic than Bogotá. It's very popular with travellers.

Cartagena is your place for relaxation. It's often touted as a beach city when in fact the beaches there aren't so great, however there's great connections to many beaches nearby. You can also make it from Cartagena to Tayrona National Park quite easily from Cartagena, which is a haven of beaches and the perfect place to relax.

If you've got 2 weeks, I'd recommend flying into Bogotá and staying a few days, heading to the Coffee Region (head to Cocora Valley and Salento) for two or so days, then up north to Medellín where you can enjoy the city for a couple of days before flying to Santa Marta. Here you can enjoy the beach life at Tayrona and possibly, depending on your preference, party in Taganga. This should leave you at least 3 days to enjoy Cartagena.

It's a relatively hectic schedule but definitely manageable. If you don't want to travel so much, just miss out the Coffee Region and Santa Marta.



Edited: 21 July 2011, 21:01
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2. Re: Two Weeks in Columbia - suggested itinerary?

Thank so much - that's great

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