10 days in Colombia Itinerary

10 days in Colombia Itinerary

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10 days in Colombia Itinerary

Start: New York City
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
Fly:  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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Gold Museum (Museo del Oro). On the next day, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Salt Cathedral, then stop by Centro comercial el retiro, and then take in the exciting artwork at La Candelaria.

For where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Bogota vacation trip planner.

New York City, USA to Bogota is an approximately 16.5-hour combination of car and flight. Traveling from New York City in January, expect nights in Bogota to be somewhat warmer, around 45°F, while days are much warmer, around 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) to allow time to 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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nights
San Andres Island

San Andres Island ©
The coral San Andres Island boasts a rich colonial history, exotic beaches, and a laidback, tropical lifestyle.
Visit Playa de San Luis and Playa de Spratt Bight for some beach relaxation. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Cayo Bolivar and La Piscinita. There's lots more to do: head off the coast to Johnny Cay, pause for some serene contemplation at Primera Iglesia Bautista, enjoy the sand and surf at Bahia del Cove, and explore the gorgeous colors at West View.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read San Andres Island travel planner.

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Bogota to San Andres Island in 2.5 hours. When traveling from Bogota in January, plan for somewhat warmer days in San Andres Island, with highs around 84°F, while nights are warmer with lows around 76°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Cartagena.

Things to do in San Andres Island

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Playa de Spratt Bight ©
Playa de Spratt Bight
La Piscinita ©
La Piscinita
Johnny Cay ©
Johnny Cay

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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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Lucy Jewelry and McDonald's Caribe Plaza. Your inner history buff will appreciate Walled City of Cartagena and Torre del Reloj. When in Cartagena, make a side trip to see Playa Blanca in Isla Baru, approximately 52 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: step into the grandiose world of San Felipe de Barajas Castle, gain insight at Plaza Santo Domingo, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sanctuary of Saint Peter Claver, and make a trip to Plaza Bolivar.

To find where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read our Cartagena trip itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from San Andres Island to Cartagena in 2 hours. In January in Cartagena, expect temperatures between 88°F during the day and 75°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cartagena

Shopping Historic Sites Outdoors

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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