9 days in Colombia Itinerary

9 days in Colombia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Colombia Trip Planner

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Cartagena
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San Andres Island
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Medellin
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Cartagena

— 2 nights

City of Heroes

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 18th (Sat): take an in-depth tour of Museo del Oro Zenu, then don't miss a visit to Plaza Santo Domingo, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sanctuary of Saint Peter Claver. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas, then make a trip to Plaza de Bolivar, and then steep yourself in history at Walled City of Cartagena.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Cartagena vacation tool.

Toronto, Canada to Cartagena is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. In February, Cartagena is much hotter than Toronto - with highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) to allow time to fly to San Andres Island.

Things to do in Cartagena

Historic Sites · Museums
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San Andres Island

— 2 nights
The coral San Andres Island boasts a rich colonial history, exotic beaches, and a laidback, tropical lifestyle.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Mon): kick back and relax at Playa de San Luis, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Primera Iglesia Bautista Hispana, and then head off the coast to Johnny Cay. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Tue): take in the dramatic natural features at Hoyo Soplador, stroll through La Piscinita, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Playa de Spratt Bight.

To see where to stay, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the San Andres Island road trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Cartagena to San Andres Island takes 3 hours. In February, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Medellin.

Things to do in San Andres Island

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Nature
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Medellin

— 3 nights

City of the Eternal Spring

Nestled between rising hills in a narrow valley, Medellin serves as an energetic melting pot of people from all socio-economic classes.
Get some cultural insight at Museo de Antioquia and Iglesia de Nuestra Senora del Carmen. Take a break from Medellin with a short trip to Piedra Del Penol in Guatape, about 1h 50 min away. There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Plaza Botero, contemplate the long history of Pueblito Paisa, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Parque Explora, and examine the collection at El Castillo Museo y Jardines.

To find reviews, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Medellin trip builder tool.

Traveling by flight from San Andres Island to Medellin takes 3.5 hours. Expect little chillier evenings in Medellin when traveling from San Andres Island in February, with lows around 20°C. You will have some time to spend on the 25th (Sat) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Medellin

Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites

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Colombia travel guide

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Historic Sites · Landmarks · Churches
Diverse in terms of landscapes, climates, and cultures, Colombia remains one of South America's least explored tourist destinations, overshadowed by its more popular southern neighbors. Combining the best of what the continent has to offer, a vacation in Colombia allows you to blend outdoor adventures with tours of picture-perfect cobblestoned towns dating back to the colonial era. Tourists on a Colombia holiday can easily hop from sun-kissed coastal spots to the hilly coffee-growing region, where thriving plantations quickly give way to a landscape of snow-covered volcanic peaks and the paramo--alpine ecosystems sheltering some of the rarest plants growing above the continuous forest line.