11 days in Colombia Itinerary

11 days in Colombia Itinerary

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11 days in Colombia Itinerary

Start: Alexandria
Fly:  28​h
1
Isla Baru
— 1 day
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
San Andres Island
— 4 nights
Fly + shuttle:  3​h
3
Santa Marta
— 2 nights
shuttle + Fly:  3​h
4
Bogota
— 2 nights
Fly:  21​h 45​min
End: Alexandria

1
day
Isla Baru

Isla Baru ©
Lying south of Cartagena, Isla Baru was connected to the mainland until the construction of the Canal del Dique.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sun): identify plant and animal life at Aviario Nacional de Colombia and then stroll through Playa Blanca.

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Alexandria, Egypt to Isla Baru is an approximately 28-hour flight. You'll gain 7 hours traveling from Alexandria to Isla Baru due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) to allow time to travel to San Andres Island.

Things to do in Isla Baru

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Playa Blanca ©
Playa Blanca
Aviario Nacional de Colombia ©
Aviario Nacional de Colombia

4
nights
San Andres Island

San Andres Island ©
The coral San Andres Island boasts a rich colonial history, exotic beaches, and a laidback, tropical lifestyle.
Get outdoors at Playa de San Luis and Cayo El Acuario. We've included these beaches for you: Playa de Spratt Bight and Playa Charquitos. There's lots more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at La Piscinita, pause for some photo ops at Plaza Canon de Morgan, see the vivid underwater world at Aquanautas, and stop by Esmeraldas Colombianas.

To see maps, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read our San Andres Island day trip planning app .

Getting from Isla Baru to San Andres Island by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight. June in San Andres Island sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 30°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Santa Marta.

Things to do in San Andres Island

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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La Piscinita ©
La Piscinita
Playa de San Luis ©
Playa de San Luis
Cayo El Acuario ©
Cayo El Acuario

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 5th (Fri), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Parque Nacional Natural Tayrona. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at Playa Blanca and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see maps, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Santa Marta trip itinerary planning app .

Traveling by combination of flight and shuttle from San Andres Island to Santa Marta takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from San Andres Island in July, expect nights in Santa Marta to be about the same, around 30°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 39°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Bogota.

Things to do in Santa Marta

Parks Outdoors Nature
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Parque Nacional Natural Tayrona ©
Parque Nacional Natural Tayrona
Scuba & Snorkeling
Playa Blanca ©
Playa Blanca

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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sun): see the interesting displays at Gold Museum (Museo del Oro), admire the masterpieces at Museo Botero del Banco de la Republica, and then don't miss a visit to Bolivar plaza. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the awesome beauty at Mount Monserrate and then wander the streets of Barrio La Candelaria.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Bogota online route planner .

Traveling by combination of shuttle and flight from Santa Marta to Bogota takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Santa Marta in July, things will get much colder in Bogota: highs are around 21°C and lows about 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Bogota

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Mount Monserrate ©
Mount Monserrate
Barrio La Candelaria ©
Barrio La Candelaria
Gold Museum (Museo del Oro) ©
Gold Museum (Museo del Oro)

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