10 days in Colombia Itinerary

10 days in Colombia Itinerary

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10 days in Colombia Itinerary

Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Fly:  6​h 30​min
Bogota
— 2 nights
Fly:  1​h 30​min
Medellin
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h
Cartagena
— 2 nights
Fly:  1​h 45​min
San Andres Island
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
Bogota
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h 30​min
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

2
days
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), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Monserrate, pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia El Lugar De Su Presencia, and then wander the streets of Parque 93. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Sat): take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin Botanico de Bogota Jose Celestino Mutis, then look for gifts at Bta Capital, and then examine the collection at Gold Museum (Museo del Oro).

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Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic to Bogota is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference moving from Atlantic Standard Time to Colombia Time is minus 1 hour. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Santo Domingo in March: high temperatures in Bogota hover around 22°C and lows are around 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can travel to Medellin.

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Mount Monserrate ©
Mount Monserrate
Gold Museum (Museo del Oro) ©
Gold Museum (Museo del Oro)
Parque 93 ©
Parque 93

2
days
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 25th (Sun), take in the local highlights with Walking tours and then browse the different shops at Centro Comercial Santafé. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get engrossed in the history at Museo de Antioquia, steep yourself in history at Pueblito Paisa, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Mariposario Selva Viva.

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Getting from Bogota to Medellin by flight takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive. Traveling from Bogota in March, expect Medellin to be somewhat warmer, temps between 32°C and 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Cartagena.

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Museo de Antioquia ©
Museo de Antioquia
Mariposario Selva Viva ©
Mariposario Selva Viva

2
days
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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Tue): get engrossed in the history at Museo del Oro Zenu, pause for some serene contemplation at Sanctuary of Saint Peter Claver, see the interesting displays at Caribe Jewelry and Emerald Museum, then buy something for everyone on your list at Mall Plaza El Castillo, and finally explore the historical opulence of San Felipe de Barajas Castle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Wed): take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

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Traveling by flight from Bogota to Cartagena takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In March, Cartagena is warmer than Bogota - with highs of 36°C and lows of 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) early enough to travel to San Andres Island.

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San Felipe de Barajas Castle ©
San Felipe de Barajas Castle
Sanctuary of Saint Peter Claver ©
Sanctuary of Saint Peter Claver
Scuba & Snorkeling

2
days
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 29th (Thu), stroll through Playa de San Luis and then identify plant and animal life at La Piscinita. On the 30th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: head off the coast to Johnny Cay, then kick back and relax at Playa de Spratt Bight, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Primera Iglesia Bautista.

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You can fly from Cartagena to San Andres Island in 2 hours. In March in San Andres Island, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) early enough to travel to Bogota.

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La Piscinita ©
La Piscinita
Playa de San Luis ©
Playa de San Luis
Johnny Cay ©
Johnny Cay

2
days
Bogota

Bogota ©
Start off your visit on the 31st (Sat): admire the masterpieces at Museo Botero del Banco de la Republica, examine the collection at Casa de Moneda - Coleccion Numismatica del Banco de la Republica, and then take a stroll through Barrio La Candelaria. Keep things going the next day: browse the eclectic array of goods at Mercado de las Pulgas de Usaquen and then stop by Centro Comercial Unicentro Bogota.

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You can fly from San Andres Island to Bogota in 2.5 hours. While traveling from San Andres Island, expect slightly colder days and colder nights in Bogota, ranging from highs of 22°C to lows of 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

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Mercado de las Pulgas de Usaquen ©
Mercado de las Pulgas de Usaquen
Museo Botero del Banco de la Republica ©
Barrio La Candelaria ©
Barrio La Candelaria

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