15 days in Colombia Itinerary

15 days in Colombia Itinerary

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Route & dates

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

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): see the interesting displays at Casa de Moneda - Coleccion Numismatica del Banco de la Republica, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia de San Francisco, and then explore the landscape on two wheels at Ciclovia de Bogota. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Gold Museum (Museo del Oro), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at La Catedral Primada, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia Basilica del Senor de Monserrate.

To find ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read Bogota travel website.

London, UK to Bogota is an approximately 15-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Colombia Standard Time (COT) is minus 5 hours. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from London in March; daily highs in Bogota reach °C and lows reach °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Cali.

Things to do in Bogota

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Gold Museum (Museo del Oro) ©
Gold Museum (Museo del Oro)
Ciclovia de Bogota ©
Ciclovia de Bogota
Iglesia de San Francisco ©
Iglesia de San Francisco

2
nights
Cali

Cali ©
Learning how to salsa may be the most popular thing to do in Cali, but this giant city in southwestern Colombia represents more than just the "Salsa Capital of the World." Home to over 2 million people, thriving Cali serves as a major commercial and industrial center in South America, boasting the fastest-growing economy in Colombia.
You've now added SalsaPura to your itinerary. On the 4th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the masterpieces at Museo de Arte Colonial y Religioso La Merced, examine the collection at MUSA Museo Arqueologico, examine the collection at Museo del Oro Calima, thenlearn something new at SalsaPura, and finally make a trip to Mirador Sebastian Belalcazar.

To find photos, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read Cali tour builder site.

You can fly from Bogota to Cali in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In March, Cali is a bit warmer than Bogota - with highs of °C and lows of °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to travel to San Andres Island.

Things to do in Cali

Museums Historic Sites Classes
Highlights from your plan
Museo de Arte Colonial y Religioso La Merced ©
Iglesia San Francisco ©
Iglesia San Francisco
MUSA Museo Arqueologico ©
MUSA Museo Arqueologico

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Primera Iglesia Bautista and Parque Tematico El Pueblito Isleno San Andres. Step out of the city life by going to Scuba & Snorkeling and Hoyo Soplador. The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at La Piscinita, see the interesting displays at Island House Museum, appreciate the history behind Plaza Canon de Morgan, and stroll through Playa de San Luis.

To find ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the San Andres Island trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Cali to San Andres Island takes 4.5 hours. Traveling from Cali in March, San Andres Island is a bit warmer at night with lows of °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Cartagena.

Things to do in San Andres Island

Parks Wildlife Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Cayo El Acuario ©
Cayo El Acuario
Scuba & Snorkeling
La Piscinita ©
La Piscinita

3
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Walled City of Cartagena and Templo de Santo Domingo. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Iglesia de la Trinidad and Plaza de los Coches. There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Plaza Fernandez Madrid, look for gifts at Swikar Caramelos Artisanales, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Convent of Santa Cruz de la Popa, and examine the collection at Casa Museo Rafael Nunez.

To see other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Cartagena road trip site.

You can fly from San Andres Island to Cartagena in 3.5 hours. In March in Cartagena, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Santa Marta.

Things to do in Cartagena

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Iglesia de la Trinidad ©
Iglesia de la Trinidad
Templo de Santo Domingo ©
Templo de Santo Domingo
Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas ©
Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas

3
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 12th (Sun): observe the fascinating underwater world at Marine World Aquarium, thendiscover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then steep yourself in history at Paseo El Camellon. Here are some ideas for day two: get engrossed in the history at Museo del Cacao de Minca, thenlook for all kinds of wild species at El Dorado Bird Reserve, and then get a sense of history and politics at Alcaldia de Santa Marta.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Santa Marta trip simple and quick.

You can drive from Cartagena to Santa Marta in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Santa Marta are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Santa Marta

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Minca, Scuba & Snorkeling
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
El Dorado Bird Reserve ©
El Dorado Bird Reserve
Paseo El Camellon ©
Paseo El Camellon

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