14 days in Colombia Itinerary

14 days in Colombia Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Santa Marta
— 2 nights
2
San Andres Island
— 3 nights
3
Bogota
— 3 nights
4
Medellin
— 3 nights
5
Cartagena
— 2 nights

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Scuba & Snorkeling. Step out of Santa Marta to go to Tayrona National Park and see Parque Nacional Natural Tayrona, which is approximately 1h 10 min away. There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at Quinta de San Pedro Alejandrino, don't miss a visit to El Amanuense Libros & Cafe, stroll through Parque de Los Novios, and enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at Universidad del Magdalena.

For traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Santa Marta itinerary website.

Barranquilla to Santa Marta is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. You can also take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Santa Marta are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can travel to San Andres Island.

Things to do in Santa Marta

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Parque Nacional Natural Tayrona
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Parque Nacional Natural Tayrona ©
Parque Nacional Natural Tayrona
Quinta de San Pedro Alejandrino ©
Quinta de San Pedro Alejandrino

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.
San Andres Island is known for nature, wildlife, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: head off the coast to Johnny Cay, enjoy the sand and surf at Cocoplum Bay, pause for some serene contemplation at Primera Iglesia Bautista, and fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour.

For reviews, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our San Andres Island attractions planner.

Getting from Santa Marta to San Andres Island by flight takes about 4.5 hours. October in San Andres Island sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can travel to Bogota.

Things to do in San Andres Island

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Johnny Cay ©
Johnny Cay
La Piscinita ©
La Piscinita
Cayo Bolivar ©
Cayo Bolivar

3
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Zipaquira (Catedral Diocesana & Catedral de Sal de Zipaquira). And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Gold Museum (Museo del Oro), explore the world behind art at Museo Botero del Banco de la Republica, make a trip to Teatro Colon Bogota, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Monserrate.

To see photos, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Bogota travel app.

Traveling by flight from San Andres Island to Bogota takes 4 hours. In October, Bogota is cooler than San Andres Island - with highs of °C and lows of °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to travel to Medellin.

Things to do in Bogota

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Zipaquira
Highlights from your plan
Gold Museum (Museo del Oro) ©
Gold Museum (Museo del Oro)
Monserrate ©
Monserrate
Museo Botero del Banco de la Republica ©
Museo Botero del Banco de la Republica

3
nights
Medellin

Nestled between rising hills in a narrow valley, Medellin serves as an energetic melting pot of people from all socio-economic classes.
Medellin is known for parks, museums, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the local highlights with Walking tours, let the kids burn off some steam at Parque Lleras, see Off-Road Tours, and get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Parque Explora.

To see reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Medellin route website.

You can fly from Bogota to Medellin in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Bogota in October, with highs in Medellin at °C and lows at °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Cartagena.

Things to do in Medellin

Tours Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Tejo In Medellin (tour)
Highlights from your plan
Off-Road Tours
Walking tours
Parque Explora ©
Parque Explora

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 16th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Convent of Santa Cruz de la Popa, step 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, look for gifts at La Casa del Joyero, thenhead outdoors with Outdoor Activities, thenexamine the collection at Caribe Jewelry Museum & Factory, and finally admire nature's wide array of creatures at Oceanario.

To see reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Cartagena holiday planning app.

Traveling by flight from Medellin to Cartagena takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, Cartagena is somewhat warmer than Medellin - with highs of °C and lows of °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to go by car back home.

Things to do in Cartagena

Historic Sites Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Oceanario
Highlights from your plan
Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas ©
Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas
Walled City of Cartagena ©
Walled City of Cartagena
Boat Tours & Water Sports

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