10 days in Colombia Itinerary

10 days in Colombia Itinerary

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Start: New York City
+2
Subway + Train + Fly:  16 h 15 min
1
Bogota
— 3 nights
Fly:  2 h 30 min
2
San Andres Island
— 3 nights
Fly:  1 h 45 min
3
Cartagena
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + Train + Subway:  16 h 30 min
End: New York City

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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Gold Museum (Museo del Oro). On the 14th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de Sal de Zipaquira, then look for gifts at Centro comercial el retiro, and then wander the streets of Barrio La Candelaria.

To find ratings and more tourist information, use the Bogota trip itinerary planning app.

New York City, USA to Bogota is an approximately 10- hour combination of subway, train, and flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or fly. Expect much hotter weather when traveling from New York City in January: highs in Bogota hover around 68°F, while lows dip to 44°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can travel to San Andres Island.

Things to do in Bogota

Shopping Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Catedral de Sal de Zipaquira, Centro Comercial Cento Chia
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Gold Museum (Museo del Oro) ©
Gold Museum (Museo del Oro)
Catedral de Sal de Zipaquira ©
Catedral de Sal de Zipaquira
Monserrate ©
Monserrate

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San Andres Island

San Andres Island
The coral San Andres Island boasts a rich colonial history, exotic beaches, and a laidback, tropical lifestyle.
Step off the beaten path and head to West View and Playa de Spratt Bight. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Playa de San Luis and Bahia del Cove. There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at La Piscinita, head off the coast to Johnny Cay, pause for some serene contemplation at Primera Iglesia Bautista, and make a trip to Rocky Cay.

To find where to stay, photos, maps, and tourist information, read our San Andres Island route planner.

You can fly from Bogota to San Andres Island in 2.5 hours. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Bogota in January: highs in San Andres Island hover around 84°F, while lows dip to 76°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to travel to Cartagena.

Things to do in San Andres Island

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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West View
West View
Playa de Spratt Bight ©
Playa de Spratt Bight
La Piscinita ©
La Piscinita

2
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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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas and Cafeto Cafe y Regalos. Popular historic sites such as Walled City of Cartagena and Torre del Reloj are in your itinerary. Step out of Cartagena to go to Isla Baru and see Playa Blanca, which is approximately 1h 05 min away. The adventure continues: buy something for everyone on your list at Caribe Plaza Centro Comercial, look for gifts at Colombia Artesanal, contemplate the long history of Plaza Santo Domingo, and get engrossed in the history at Museo del Oro Zenu.

To see ratings, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Cartagena trip planner.

You can fly from San Andres Island to Cartagena in 3.5 hours. In January, daytime highs in Cartagena are 88°F, while nighttime lows are 75°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cartagena

Shopping Historic Sites Beaches

Side Trip

Playa Blanca
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Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas ©
Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas
Walled City of Cartagena ©
Walled City of Cartagena
Playa Blanca ©
Playa Blanca

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