23 days in Colombia & Gothenburg Itinerary

23 days in Colombia & Gothenburg Itinerary

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Gothenburg, Sweden
— 2 nights
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Bogota, Colombia
— 5 nights
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Medellin, Colombia
— 4 nights
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San Andres Island, Colombia
— 5 nights
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Cartagena, Colombia
— 5 nights
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Gothenburg, Sweden

— 2 nights

Little London

Situated on Sweden's western coastline, Gothenburg attracts visitors with cultural festivals, a lively music scene, and a blend of classical and modern architecture.
Gothenburg is known for theme parks, historic sites, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: get in on the family fun at Liseberg amusement park, admire the masterpieces at Museum of Fine Art (Goteborgs Konstmuseum), stroll through Anggardsbergens Naturreservat, and get to know the fascinating history of Haga.

For ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Gothenburg trip planning app.

If you are flying in from Sweden, the closest major aiport is Gothenburg-Landvetter Airport. Expect a daytime high around 7°C in December, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Bogota.

Things to do in Gothenburg

Museums · Parks · Theme Parks · Historic Sites
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Bogota, Colombia

— 5 nights

Athens of South America

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Zipaquira (Esensal & Catedral de Sal de Zipaquira). The adventure continues: explore and take pictures at Monserrate, take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin Botanico de Bogota Jose Celestino Mutis, stop by Bta Capital, and examine the collection at Museo Nacional de Colombia.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Bogota trip planner.

Fly from Gothenburg to Bogota in 18 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Gothenburg to Bogota is minus 6 hours. Traveling from Gothenburg in December, expect nights in Bogota to be a bit warmer, around 9°C, while days are warmer, around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Fri) to allow time for the flight to Medellin.

Things to do in Bogota

Parks · Tours · Nature · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 26 — 31:

Medellin, Colombia

— 4 nights

City of the Eternal Spring

Nestled between rising hills in a narrow valley, Medellin serves as an energetic melting pot of people from all socio-economic classes.
Venture out of the city with trips to Off-Road Tours (in Guarne) and Piedra Del Penol (in Guatape). There's still lots to do: get the lay of the land with Walking tours, make a trip to Plaza Botero, tour the pleasant surroundings at Parque Arvi, and get engrossed in the history at Museo de Antioquia.

To find photos, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Medellin online vacation planner.

Fly from Bogota to Medellin in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Bogota in December, with highs in Medellin at 32°C and lows at 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can catch the flight to San Andres Island.

Things to do in Medellin

Parks · Nature · Tours · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 31 — Jan 4:

San Andres Island, Colombia

— 5 nights
The coral San Andres Island boasts a rich colonial history, exotic beaches, and a laidback, tropical lifestyle.
San Andres Island is known for nature, wildlife, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: stroll through La Piscinita, make a trip to Cayo Rocoso, discover the deep blue sea with Scuba San Andres Dive Shop, and step off the mainland to explore Johnny Cay.

To find photos, reviews, and other tourist information, use the San Andres Island trip planning tool.

You can fly from Medellin to San Andres Island in 3.5 hours. Traveling from Medellin in January, San Andres Island is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to fly to Cartagena.

Things to do in San Andres Island

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife
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Cartagena, Colombia

— 5 nights

City of Heroes

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 trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the historical opulence of Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas, get impressive views of Volcan de Lodo El Totumo (Mud Volcano), get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Convent of Santa Cruz de la Popa.

For ratings, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Cartagena road trip app.

Traveling by flight from San Andres Island to Cartagena takes 3 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cartagena

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Spas
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Colombia travel guide

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Historic Sites · Landmarks · Churches
Diverse in terms of landscapes, climates, and cultures, Colombia remains one of South America's least explored tourist destinations, overshadowed by its more popular southern neighbors. Combining the best of what the continent has to offer, a vacation in Colombia allows you to blend outdoor adventures with tours of picture-perfect cobblestoned towns dating back to the colonial era. Tourists on a Colombia holiday can easily hop from sun-kissed coastal spots to the hilly coffee-growing region, where thriving plantations quickly give way to a landscape of snow-covered volcanic peaks and the paramo--alpine ecosystems sheltering some of the rarest plants growing above the continuous forest line.