23 days in Colombia Itinerary

23 days in Colombia Itinerary

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23 days in Colombia Itinerary

Start: Buenos Aires
Fly:  9 h 30 min
1
Bogota
— 3 nights
Fly + Shuttle:  3 h
2
Santa Marta
— 5 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
3
Medellin
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h
4
Cartagena
— 6 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
5
San Andres Island
— 5 nights
Fly:  12 h 45 min
End: Buenos Aires

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.
Salt Cathedral and Iglesia El Lugar De Su Presencia will appeal to history buffs. Let the collections at Museo Botero del Banco de la Republica and La Candelaria capture your imagination. Take a break from Bogota with a short trip to Catedral Diocesana in Zipaquira, about 1:30 hours away. The adventure continues: contemplate the waterfront views at Laguna de Guatavita, steep yourself in history at Plaza de Bolivar, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia Basilica del Senor de Monserrate, and stop by Centro Comercial Unicentro Bogota.

To see more things to do, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Bogota travel itinerary creator.

If you are flying in from Argentina, the closest major airport is El Dorado International Airport. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in November, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) to allow time to fly to Santa Marta.

Things to do in Bogota

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trips

Zipaquira, Laguna de Guatavita
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Laguna de Guatavita ©
Laguna de Guatavita
Iglesia de San Francisco ©
Iglesia de San Francisco
Zona G Bogota ©
Zona G Bogota

5
nights
Santa Marta

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.
Lost City and Catedral de Santa Marta will appeal to history buffs. Museum-lovers will appreciate Quinta de San Pedro Alejandrino and Museo del Oro Tairona - Casa de la Aduana. Spend the 14th (Mon) exploring nature at Nabusimake. The adventure continues: explore the striking landscape of Parque Nacional Natural Tayrona, kick back and relax at Playa Blanca, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Acuario Mundo Marino, and don't miss a visit to El Amanuense Libros & Cafe.

To find photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Santa Marta trip itinerary builder.

You can fly from Bogota to Santa Marta in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Expect warmer temperatures when traveling from Bogota in November; daily highs in Santa Marta reach 38°C and lows reach 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Medellin.

Things to do in Santa Marta

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Parque Nacional Natural Tayrona
Highlights from your plan
Cristal Beach ©
Cristal Beach
Quinta de San Pedro Alejandrino ©
Quinta de San Pedro Alejandrino

2
nights
Medellin

Medellin ©
Nestled between rising hills in a narrow valley, Medellin serves as an energetic melting pot of people from all socio-economic classes.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Wed): admire nature's wide array of creatures at Parque Explora, steep yourself in history at Pueblito Paisa, then take an in-depth tour of Museo de Antioquia, and finally make a trip to Plaza Botero. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Thu): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de San Nicolas and then explore the activities along Laguna de Guatape.

To see where to stay, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Medellin tour planner.

Fly from Santa Marta to Medellin in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Santa Marta in November; daily highs in Medellin reach 31°C and lows reach 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Cartagena.

Things to do in Medellin

Parks Nature Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Catedral de San Nicolas
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Museo de Antioquia ©
Museo de Antioquia
Laguna de Guatape ©
Laguna de Guatape
Catedral de San Nicolas ©
Catedral de San Nicolas

6
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.
You'll explore and learn at Museo del Oro Zenu and NH Galeria. Step out of the city life by going to Playa Blanca and Boating Cartagena. The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Plaza Santo Domingo, don't miss a visit to Plaza Bolivar, examine the collection at Museo Historico de Cartagena de Indias, and pause for some serene contemplation at Sanctuary of Saint Peter Claver.

For ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Cartagena holiday planner.

You can fly from Medellin to Cartagena in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Medellin in November, with highs in Cartagena at 37°C and lows at 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to fly to San Andres Island.

Things to do in Cartagena

Outdoors Historic Sites Tours

Side Trip

Playa Blanca
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Playa Blanca ©
Playa Blanca
Iglesia de la Trinidad ©
Iglesia de la Trinidad
Boats4U ©
Boats4U

5
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 San Luis and Bahia del Cove. Discover out-of-the-way places like Cayo Bolivar and Primera Iglesia Bautista. And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Playa de Spratt Bight, look for all kinds of wild species at La Piscinita, see the vivid underwater world at Aquanautas, and see the interesting displays at Parque Tematico El Pueblito Isleno San Andres.

To see traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, use the San Andres Island holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Cartagena to San Andres Island takes 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in November, and nighttime lows around 28°C.

Things to do in San Andres Island

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Playa de Spratt Bight ©
Playa de Spratt Bight
West View
West View
Primera Iglesia Bautista ©
Primera Iglesia Bautista

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