10 days in Colombia Itinerary

10 days in Colombia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Colombia trip planner

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San Andres Island
— 3 nights
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Medellin
— 1 night
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Bogota
— 1 night
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Tayrona National Park
— 1 night
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Cartagena
— 3 nights
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San Andres Island

— 3 nights
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 parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: head off the coast to Johnny Cay, explore the fascinating underground world of Morgan's Cave, see some colorful creatures with Banda Dive Shop, and explore the striking landscape at Hoyo Soplador.

For more things to do, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read our San Andres Island trip itinerary maker site.

Newark, USA to San Andres Island is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. Plan for much warmer temperatures traveling from Newark in January, with highs in San Andres Island at 84°F and lows at 76°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Medellin.

Things to do in San Andres Island

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife
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Medellin

— 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Wed): make a trip to Plaza Botero and then take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

For ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Medellin trip maker site.

Fly from San Andres Island to Medellin in 3.5 hours. Traveling from San Andres Island in January, Medellin is little chillier at night with lows of 64°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Bogota.

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Bogota

— 1 night

Athens of South America

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 20th (Thu): admire all the interesting features of Monserrate and then explore the world behind art at Museo Botero del Banco de la Republica.

Before you visit Bogota, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by flight from Medellin to Bogota takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Medellin in January, you will find days in Bogota are little chillier (68°F), and nights are colder (44°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Tayrona National Park.

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Nature · Parks · Museums
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Tayrona National Park

— 1 night
On the 21st (Fri), explore the striking landscape of Parque Nacional Natural Tayrona.

To see maps, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Tayrona National Park online itinerary planner.

Getting from Bogota to Tayrona National Park by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect much hotter temperatures when traveling from Bogota in January; daily highs in Tayrona National Park reach 92°F and lows reach 74°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to go by car to Cartagena.

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Cartagena

— 3 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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): explore the world behind art at La Presentacion Casa Museo Arte y Cultura, steep yourself in history at Walled City of Cartagena, and then make a trip to Plaza Santo Domingo. Keep things going the next day: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then step into the grandiose world of Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas, and then make a trip to Monumento a los Zapatos Viejos.

For reviews and more tourist information, read Cartagena sightseeing planner.

Getting from Tayrona National Park to Cartagena by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus. January in Cartagena sees daily highs of 88°F and lows of 75°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

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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.