11 days in Colombia Itinerary

11 days in Colombia Itinerary

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Start: Madrid
Fly:  13 h 45 min
1
Bogota
— 1 night
Fly:  2 h
2
Santa Marta
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h
3
Cartagena
— 2 nights
Fly:  1 h 45 min
4
San Andres Island
— 4 nights
Fly:  2 h 30 min
5
Medellin
— 1 night
Fly:  14 h 15 min
End: Madrid

1
night
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 8th (Sat): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia de San Francisco, thensee the interesting displays at Gold Museum (Museo del Oro), thenadmire the masterpieces at Museo Botero del Banco de la Republica, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Monserrate.

Plan trip to Bogota with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Madrid, Spain to Bogota is an approximately 14-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Colombia Standard Time (COT) is minus 6 hours. April in Bogota sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to travel to Santa Marta.

Things to do in Bogota

Museums Parks Nature
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Gold Museum (Museo del Oro) ©
Gold Museum (Museo del Oro)
Monserrate ©
Monserrate
Museo Botero del Banco de la Republica ©
Museo Botero del Banco de la Republica

1
night
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.
On the 9th (Sun), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de Santa Marta and then explore the striking landscape of Parque Nacional Natural Tayrona. On the 10th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: observe the fascinating underwater world at Marine World Aquarium and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Santa Marta online day trip planner.

You can fly from Bogota to Santa Marta in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In April, Santa Marta is much hotter than Bogota - with highs of 39°C and lows of 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Cartagena.

Things to do in Santa Marta

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Parque Nacional Natural Tayrona
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Parque Nacional Natural Tayrona ©
Parque Nacional Natural Tayrona
Scuba & Snorkeling
Catedral de Santa Marta ©
Catedral de Santa Marta

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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Tue): contemplate the long history of Walled City of Cartagena, thentake an in-depth tour of Museo del Oro Zenu, thensteep yourself in history at Plaza Santo Domingo, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sanctuary of Saint Peter Claver. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: step into the grandiose world of Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas and then kick back and relax at Playa Blanca.

To find maps, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Cartagena trip itinerary planning website.

Traveling by car from Santa Marta to Cartagena takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) to allow time to travel to San Andres Island.

Things to do in Cartagena

Historic Sites Beaches Parks

Side Trip

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

4
nights
San Andres Island

San Andres Island ©
The coral San Andres Island boasts a rich colonial history, exotic beaches, and a laidback, tropical lifestyle.
San Andres Island is known for nature, wildlife, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: step off the mainland to explore Johnny Cay, take in the dramatic natural features at Hoyo Soplador, don't miss a visit to Rocky Cay, and enjoy the sand and surf at Playa de San Luis.

To see ratings, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the San Andres Island trip itinerary maker site.

Fly from Cartagena to San Andres Island in 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in April, and nighttime lows around 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can travel to Medellin.

Things to do in San Andres Island

Parks Nature Beaches
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Johnny Cay ©
Johnny Cay
La Piscinita ©
La Piscinita
Hoyo Soplador ©
Hoyo Soplador

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night
Medellin

Medellin ©
Nestled between rising hills in a narrow valley, Medellin serves as an energetic melting pot of people from all socio-economic classes.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Mon): steep yourself in history at Pueblito Paisa, thentake in nature's colorful creations at Jardin Botanico de Medellin, thenget engrossed in the history at Museo de Antioquia, and finally don't miss a visit to Plaza Botero.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Medellin trip itinerary maker website.

Traveling by flight from San Andres Island to Medellin takes 4 hours. In April, Medellin is a bit cooler than San Andres Island - with highs of 32°C and lows of 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Medellin

Parks Museums Historic Sites
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Jardin Botanico de Medellin ©
Jardin Botanico de Medellin
Plaza Botero ©
Plaza Botero
Museo de Antioquia ©
Museo de Antioquia

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