10 days in Colombia Itinerary

10 days in Colombia Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Cartagena
— 2 nights
2
Zipaquira
— 2 nights
3
San Andres Island
— 3 nights
4
Santa Marta
— 2 nights

2
nights
Cartagena

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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Convent of Santa Cruz de la Popa, thenstep into the grandiose world of Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas, thensteep yourself in history at Walled City of Cartagena, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sanctuary of Saint Peter Claver. On your second day here, appreciate the extensive heritage of Barrio Getsemani, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia de la Trinidad, and then make a trip to Plaza de La Trinidad.

To find where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Cartagena online journey planner.

New York City, USA to Cartagena is an approximately 9-hour flight. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from New York City in June, with highs in Cartagena at °F and lows at °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) to allow time to travel to Zipaquira.

Things to do in Cartagena

Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas ©
Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas
Iglesia de la Trinidad ©
Iglesia de la Trinidad
Barrio Getsemani ©
Barrio Getsemani

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Zipaquira

Zipaquira ©
A tour of Zipaquira, the salt-mining capital of Colombia, remains one of the best day-trip ideas from Bogota.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Wed): learn about all things military at Museo Aeroespacial Colombiano, thenkick back and relax at Laguna de Guatavita, and then steep yourself in history at Iglesia de Nuestra Senora de los Dolores. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Thu): pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral Diocesana, thenpause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de Sal de Zipaquira, and then Head underground at Esensal.

To find other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Zipaquira trip itinerary builder website.

You can fly from Cartagena to Zipaquira in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. When traveling from Cartagena in June, plan for much colder days in Zipaquira, with highs around °F, while nights are little chillier with lows around °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) to allow time to travel to San Andres Island.

Things to do in Zipaquira

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Side Trips

Museo Aeroespacial Colombiano, Laguna de Guatavita
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Laguna de Guatavita ©
Laguna de Guatavita
Catedral Diocesana ©
Catedral Diocesana
Catedral de Sal de Zipaquira ©
Catedral de Sal de Zipaquira

3
nights
San Andres Island

San Andres Island ©
The coral San Andres Island boasts a rich colonial history, exotic beaches, and a laidback, tropical lifestyle.
Take a break from the city and head to Playa de Spratt Bight and Johnny Cay. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Playa de San Luis and Playa Charquitos. There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at La Piscinita, explore the gorgeous colors at West View, contemplate the long history of Plaza Canon de Morgan, and look for gifts at Esmeraldas Colombianas.

To find ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the San Andres Island tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Zipaquira to San Andres Island by flight takes about 6.5 hours. Expect warmer weather when traveling from Zipaquira in June: highs in San Andres Island hover around °F, while lows dip to °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to travel to Santa Marta.

Things to do in San Andres Island

Parks Wildlife Outdoors
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Playa de Spratt Bight ©
Playa de Spratt Bight
Scuba & Snorkeling
La Piscinita ©
La Piscinita

2
nights
Santa Marta

Many visitors begin their Santa Marta holiday, surrounded by urban clutter and heavy traffic, expecting little from the city in terms of historical importance.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Mon): admire nature's wide array of creatures at Marine World Aquarium, stroll around Parque de Los Novios, and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read Santa Marta online driving holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from San Andres Island to Santa Marta takes 4.5 hours. While traveling from San Andres Island, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Santa Marta, ranging from highs of °F to lows of °F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Santa Marta

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Scuba & Snorkeling
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Marine World Aquarium
Marine World Aquarium
Quinta de San Pedro Alejandrino ©
Quinta de San Pedro Alejandrino

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