15 days in Colombia Itinerary

15 days in Colombia Itinerary

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Start: Toronto
Fly:  9 h 45 min
1
Bogota
— 1 night
Fly:  2 h
2
Santa Marta
— 3 nights
Fly:  2 h 15 min
3
Medellin
— 2 nights
Fly:  2 h 30 min
4
San Andres Island
— 4 nights
Fly:  1 h 45 min
5
Cartagena
— 3 nights
Fly:  13 h 45 min
End: Toronto

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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Tue): explore the world behind art at Museo Botero del Banco de la Republica, thenget advice or help at Luis Angel Arango Library, and then wander the streets of Barrio La Candelaria. On the next day, pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de Sal de Zipaquira and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia El lugar de Su Presencia.

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Toronto, Canada to Bogota is an approximately 10-hour flight. In January, Bogota is much warmer than Toronto - with highs of 23°C and lows of 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to travel to Santa Marta.

Things to do in Bogota

Museums Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trip

Catedral de Sal de Zipaquira
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Museo Botero del Banco de la Republica ©
Museo Botero del Banco de la Republica
Iglesia El lugar de Su Presencia ©
Iglesia El lugar de Su Presencia
Catedral de Sal de Zipaquira ©
Catedral de Sal de Zipaquira

3
nights
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.
Appreciate the collections at Quinta de San Pedro Alejandrino and Museo del Oro Tairona - Casa de la Aduana. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Catedral de Santa Marta and Paseo El Camellon. There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Cristal Beach, stroll through Playa Blanca, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and stroll around Parque de Los Novios.

For ratings, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Santa Marta road trip site.

You can fly from Bogota to Santa Marta in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Bogota in January, things will get warmer in Santa Marta: highs are around 39°C and lows about 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Medellin.

Things to do in Santa Marta

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Quinta de San Pedro Alejandrino ©
Quinta de San Pedro Alejandrino
Cristal Beach ©
Cristal Beach
Museo del Oro Tairona - Casa de la Aduana ©
Museo del Oro Tairona - Casa de la Aduana

2
nights
Medellin

Medellin ©
Nestled between rising hills in a narrow valley, Medellin serves as an energetic melting pot of people from all socio-economic classes.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sun): observe the fascinating underwater world at Parque Explora, make a trip to Plaza Botero, thentake an in-depth tour of Museo de Antioquia, and finally contemplate the long history of Pueblito Paisa.

To see ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Medellin trip maker.

You can fly from Santa Marta to Medellin in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Santa Marta in January, with highs in Medellin at 32°C and lows at 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) to allow time to travel to San Andres Island.

Things to do in Medellin

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Historic Sites
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Museo de Antioquia ©
Museo de Antioquia
Plaza Botero ©
Plaza Botero
Parque Explora ©
Parque Explora

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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Playa de Spratt Bight and Playa de San Luis. Get in touch with nature at West View and La Piscinita. There's much more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Primera Iglesia Bautista, see some colorful creatures with Aquanautas, don't miss a visit to Rocky Cay, and step off the mainland to explore Johnny Cay.

For other places to visit, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read San Andres Island tour builder website.

Traveling by flight from Medellin to San Andres Island takes 4 hours. Traveling from Medellin in January, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 28°C in San Andres Island. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) 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
West View
West View
Primera Iglesia Bautista ©
Primera Iglesia Bautista

3
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.
Popular historic sites such as Torre del Reloj and Plaza Santo Domingo are in your itinerary. Take a break from the city and head to Playa Blanca and Scuba & Snorkeling. There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Plaza de San Diego, take an in-depth tour of Museo del Oro Zenu, explore the historical opulence of Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas, and see the interesting displays at Museo Historico de Cartagena de Indias.

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Traveling by flight from San Andres Island to Cartagena takes 3.5 hours. In January in Cartagena, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cartagena

Historic Sites Outdoors Museums

Side Trip

Playa Blanca
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Plaza de San Diego ©
Plaza de San Diego
Playa Blanca ©
Playa Blanca
Torre del Reloj ©
Torre del Reloj

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