13 days in Colombia Itinerary

13 days in Colombia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Colombia journey planner

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Cartagena
— 2 nights
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San Andres Island
— 3 nights
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Medellin
— 5 nights
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Bogota
— 2 nights
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Cartagena

— 2 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.
On the 17th (Thu), don't miss a visit to Plaza de La Trinidad. On the 18th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Convent of Santa Cruz de la Popa, explore the historical opulence of Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas, and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For maps, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Cartagena day trip planning site.

Newark, USA to Cartagena is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. Traveling from Newark in February, things will get warmer in Cartagena: highs are around 88°F and lows about 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to fly to San Andres Island.

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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: step off the mainland to explore Johnny Cay, stroll through La Piscinita, kick back and relax at Playa de San Luis, and see some colorful creatures with Banda Dive Shop.

To find reviews, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our San Andres Island travel route planning website.

You can fly from Cartagena to San Andres Island in 3 hours. In February, plan for daily highs up to 85°F, and evening lows to 76°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) to allow time to fly to Medellin.

Things to do in San Andres Island

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors
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Medellin

— 5 nights

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.
Medellin is known for parks, museums, and zoos & aquariums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: get the lay of the land with Walking tours, make a trip to Plaza Botero, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, and get engrossed in the history at Museo de Antioquia.

For photos, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read Medellin online vacation planner.

You can fly from San Andres Island to Medellin in 3.5 hours. Traveling from San Andres Island in February, plan for little chillier nights in Medellin, with lows around 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to fly to Bogota.

Things to do in Medellin

Parks · Tours · Outdoors · Museums
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Bogota

— 2 nights

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 28th (Mon): admire all the interesting features of Monserrate and then admire the masterpieces at Museo Botero del Banco de la Republica. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the natural beauty at Jardin Botanico de Bogota Jose Celestino Mutis.

To find reviews, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Bogota road trip tool.

You can fly from Medellin to Bogota in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Medellin in February; daily highs in Bogota reach 69°F and lows reach 46°F. On the 1st (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

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Parks · Nature · Museums
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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.