10 days in Colombia Itinerary

10 days in Colombia Itinerary

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10 days in Colombia Itinerary

Start: Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Fly:  8​h 15​min
1
Medellin
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
2
San Andres Island
— 3 nights
Fly:  1​h 45​min
3
Cartagena
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h
4
Bogota
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
End: Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

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.
On the 23rd (Fri), enjoy some diversion at Parque Lleras. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Plaza Botero, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Parque Explora, and then stroll through Bare Foot Park (Parque de los Pies Descalzos).

For where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Medellin tour itinerary planning site .

Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic to Medellin is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Santo Domingo to Medellin is minus 1 hour. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Santo Domingo in March, with highs in Medellin at 32°C and lows at 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can travel to San Andres Island.

Things to do in Medellin

Parks Tours Zoos & Aquariums
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Parque Explora ©
Parque Explora
Walking tours
Plaza Botero ©
Plaza Botero

3
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 26th (Mon), head off the coast to Johnny Cay, examine the collection at Parque Tematico El Pueblito Isleno San Andres, and then kick back and relax at Playa de San Luis. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at La Piscinita, don't miss a visit to Blow Hole, and then make a trip to Rocky Cay.

To find reviews, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read San Andres Island online trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Medellin to San Andres Island by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Traveling from Medellin in March, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 28°C in San Andres Island. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to travel to Cartagena.

Things to do in San Andres Island

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Johnny Cay ©
Johnny Cay
La Piscinita ©
La Piscinita
Blow Hole ©
Blow Hole

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 28th (Wed): contemplate the long history of Walled City of Cartagena and then step into the grandiose world of San Felipe de Barajas Castle. On the 29th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sanctuary of Saint Peter Claver, get engrossed in the history at Museo del Oro Zenu, deepen your understanding at Plaza Santo Domingo, make a trip to Las Bovedas, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Convento La Popa de la Galera, and finally make a trip to La Popa Monastery.

To see reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Cartagena online trip planner .

Getting from San Andres Island to Cartagena by flight takes about 2 hours. In March, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Bogota.

Things to do in Cartagena

Historic Sites Museums
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San Felipe de Barajas Castle ©
San Felipe de Barajas Castle
Walled City of Cartagena ©
Walled City of Cartagena
Convent of Santa Cruz de la Popa ©
Convent of Santa Cruz de la Popa

2
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.
Step out of Bogota with an excursion to Catedral de Sal in Zipaquira--about 50 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Gold Museum (Museo del Oro), explore the world behind art at Museo Botero del Banco de la Republica, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Monserrate, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia Basilica del Senor de Monserrate.

To find maps, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Bogota travel planning site .

You can fly from Cartagena to Bogota in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Cartagena in March, things will get colder in Bogota: highs are around 22°C and lows about 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Bogota

Parks Museums Wildlife

Side Trip

Catedral de Sal
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Gold Museum (Museo del Oro) ©
Gold Museum (Museo del Oro)
Mount Monserrate ©
Mount Monserrate

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