10 days in Colombia Itinerary

10 days in Colombia Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Santa Marta
— 2 nights
2
Cartagena
— 3 nights
3
San Andres Island
— 1 night
4
Bogota
— 3 nights

2
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.
On the 17th (Sat), explore the world behind art at Quinta de San Pedro Alejandrino and then kick back and relax at Cristal Beach. On the next day, don't miss a visit to Parque de Los Novios and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Santa Marta trip builder tool.

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to Santa Marta is an approximately 13-hour flight. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Rio de Janeiro to Santa Marta. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Rio de Janeiro in October: high temperatures in Santa Marta hover around °C and lows are around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Cartagena.

Things to do in Santa Marta

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trip

Scuba & Snorkeling
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Cristal Beach ©
Cristal Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling
Quinta de San Pedro Alejandrino ©
Quinta de San Pedro Alejandrino

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Barrio Getsemani and Aviario Nacional de Colombia. Iglesia de la Trinidad and Choco Museo are good opportunities to explore the local culture. The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Templo de Santo Domingo and make a trip to Plaza de La Trinidad.

To find ratings, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read our Cartagena online route maker.

Traveling by car from Santa Marta to Cartagena takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Cartagena can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can travel to San Andres Island.

Things to do in Cartagena

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks

Side Trips

Aviario Nacional de Colombia, Casa del Diablo
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Barrio Getsemani ©
Barrio Getsemani
Aviario Nacional de Colombia ©
Aviario Nacional de Colombia
Templo de Santo Domingo ©
Templo de Santo Domingo

1
night
San Andres Island

San Andres Island
The coral San Andres Island boasts a rich colonial history, exotic beaches, and a laidback, tropical lifestyle.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): see the vivid underwater world at West View, thenenjoy the sand and surf at Playa Charquitos, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa de Spratt Bight.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our San Andres Island day trip planning tool.

You can fly from Cartagena to San Andres Island in 3 hours. In October, daytime highs in San Andres Island are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can travel to Bogota.

Things to do in San Andres Island

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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West View
West View
Playa de Spratt Bight ©
Playa de Spratt Bight

3
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.
On the 23rd (Fri), examine the collection at Museo Indigena Guatavita and then kick back and relax at Laguna de Guatavita. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Casa de Moneda - Coleccion Numismatica del Banco de la Republica, thenexplore the landscape on two wheels at Ciclovia de Bogota, and then see the interesting displays at Museo Nacional de Colombia.

For ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Bogota road trip planning site.

You can fly from San Andres Island to Bogota in 4 hours. In October, Bogota is colder than San Andres Island - with highs of °C and lows of °C. You will leave for home on the 25th (Sun).

Things to do in Bogota

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trips

Laguna de Guatavita, Museo Indigena Guatavita
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Laguna de Guatavita ©
Laguna de Guatavita
Ciclovia de Bogota ©
Ciclovia de Bogota
Museo Nacional de Colombia ©
Museo Nacional de Colombia

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