7 days in Colombia Itinerary

7 days in Colombia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Colombia travel route planner
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Cartagena
— 3 nights
Fly to Gustavo Rojas Pinilla International Airport, Drive to San Andres
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San Andres, San Andres Island
— 2 nights
Drive to Gustavo Rojas Pinilla International Airport, Fly to Bogota
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Bogota
— 1 night
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Cartagena — 3 nights

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 Iglesia de la Trinidad and Walled City of Cartagena. Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas and Sanctuary of Saint Peter Claver will appeal to history buffs. Spend the 2nd (Tue) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's more to do: see the interesting displays at Caribe Jewelry Museum & Factory and make a trip to Plaza de San Diego.

To find maps, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Cartagena visit planner.

San Jose, Costa Rica to Cartagena is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from San Jose to Cartagena due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from San Jose in October, with highs in Cartagena at 38°C and lows at 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to San Andres.
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San Andres, San Andres Island — 2 nights

If you're looking for sunshine, clear waters, and tropical warmth, a San Andres vacation could be just what the doctor ordered.
On the 5th (Fri), pause for some serene contemplation at Primera Iglesia Bautista Hispana and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa de Spratt Bight. On your second day here, see the vivid underwater world at West View.

To find out how to plan a trip to San Andres, use our trip itinerary maker.

Explore your travel options from Cartagena to San Andres with the Route module. In October, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Sat) to allow time for travel to Bogota.
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Bogota — 1 night

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 7th (Sun): steep yourself in history at Bolivar Square and then don't miss a visit to Monserrate.

To find reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Bogota online trip itinerary maker.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from San Andres to Bogota. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from San Andres in October; daily highs in Bogota reach 22°C and lows reach 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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Colombia travel guide

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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.
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