11 days in Colombia Itinerary

11 days in Colombia Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: New York City
+2
Subway + Train + Fly:  16 h 15 min
1
Bogota
— 3 nights
Fly + Bus:  1 h 45 min
2
Cali
— 2 nights
Fly:  2 h 30 min
3
San Andres Island
— 2 nights
+3
Fly + Bus + Foot + Shuttle:  2 h 30 min
4
Isla Baru
— 1 day
Drive:  1 h
5
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.
On the 18th (Sat), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia El lugar de Su Presencia. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Sun): pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de Sal de Zipaquira, examine the collection at Gold Museum (Museo del Oro), and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia de San Francisco.

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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. When traveling from New York City in February, plan for much warmer days and a bit warmer nights in Bogota: temperatures range from 69°F by day to 46°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to travel to Cali.

Things to do in Bogota

Historic Sites Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Laguna de Guatavita, Catedral de Sal de Zipaquira
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Laguna de Guatavita ©
Laguna de Guatavita
Catedral de Sal de Zipaquira ©
Catedral de Sal de Zipaquira
Gold Museum (Museo del Oro) ©
Gold Museum (Museo del Oro)

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.
On the 21st (Tue), appreciate the extensive heritage of Iglesia de San Antonio, admire the landmark architecture of El Gato Del Rio( Gato De Tejada), then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Zoologico de Cali, and finally pause for some photo ops at Cristo Rey. On the next day, see the interesting displays at Museo Aereo Fenix, examine the collection at Museo de la Cana de Azucar, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia La Ermita, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia San Francisco.

To find ratings, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Cali driving holiday planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Bogota to Cali takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or drive. In February, Cali is somewhat warmer than Bogota - with highs of 88°F and lows of 66°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can travel to San Andres Island.

Things to do in Cali

Historic Sites Museums Zoos & Aquariums
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Museo Aereo Fenix ©
Museo Aereo Fenix
Iglesia de San Antonio ©
Iglesia de San Antonio
Iglesia La Ermita ©
Iglesia La Ermita

2
nights
San Andres Island

San Andres Island ©
The coral San Andres Island boasts a rich colonial history, exotic beaches, and a laidback, tropical lifestyle.
On the 23rd (Thu), step off the mainland to explore Johnny Cay, pause for some serene contemplation at Primera Iglesia Bautista, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa de San Luis. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the striking landscape at Hoyo Soplador, then identify plant and animal life at La Piscinita, and then kick back and relax at Playa de Spratt Bight.

To see maps, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read our San Andres Island trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Cali to San Andres Island takes 3 hours. Traveling from Cali in February, plan for somewhat warmer nights in San Andres Island, with lows around 76°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to travel to Isla Baru.

Things to do in San Andres Island

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Johnny Cay ©
Johnny Cay
Playa de Spratt Bight ©
Playa de Spratt Bight
Primera Iglesia Bautista ©
Primera Iglesia Bautista

1
day
Isla Baru

Isla Baru ©
Lying south of Cartagena, Isla Baru was connected to the mainland until the construction of the Canal del Dique.
On the 25th (Sat), enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Blanca.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Isla Baru trip website.

You can do a combination of flight and shuttle from San Andres Island to Isla Baru in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of flight and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Cartagena.

Things to do in Isla Baru

Beaches Outdoors Parks
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Playa Blanca ©
Playa Blanca

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Sun): explore the historical opulence of Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas, take in the spiritual surroundings of Convent of Santa Cruz de la Popa, and then contemplate the long history of Walled City of Cartagena. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Playa De Punta Arena, then steep yourself in history at Plaza Santo Domingo, then don't miss a visit to Plaza Bolivar, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Sanctuary of Saint Peter Claver.

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You can drive from Isla Baru to Cartagena in 1.5 hours. In February, daytime highs in Cartagena are 88°F, while nighttime lows are 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cartagena

Historic Sites Beaches Outdoors
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Walled City of Cartagena ©
Walled City of Cartagena
Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas ©
Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas
Plaza Santo Domingo ©
Plaza Santo Domingo

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