16 days in Colombia Itinerary

16 days in Colombia Itinerary

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16 days in Colombia Itinerary

Start: Toronto
Fly:  8​h 30​min
1
Cartagena
— 3 nights
Fly:  1​h 45​min
2
San Andres Island
— 4 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
3
Medellin
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 15​min
4
Santa Marta
— 3 nights
shuttle + Fly:  2​h
5
Bogota
— 3 nights
Fly:  8​h 30​min
End: Toronto

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.
Cartagena is known for historic sites, museums, nightlife, nature, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: step into the grandiose world of San Felipe de Barajas Castle, don't miss a visit to Las Bovedas, contemplate the long history of Torre del Reloj, and gain insight at Plaza Santo Domingo.

To see traveler tips, maps, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Cartagena road trip tool .

Toronto, Canada to Cartagena is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Toronto in January, things will get warmer in Cartagena: highs are around 36°C and lows about 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can travel to San Andres Island.

Things to do in Cartagena

Historic Sites
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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

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.
San Andres Island is known for nature, wildlife, beaches, adventure, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: step off the mainland to explore Johnny Cay, stroll through Playa de Spratt Bight, don't miss a visit to Rocky Cay, and see the interesting displays at Parque Tematico El Pueblito Isleno San Andres.

To see maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the San Andres Island trip planning site .

Getting from Cartagena to San Andres Island by flight takes about 2 hours. In January in San Andres Island, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) early enough to travel to Medellin.

Things to do in San Andres Island

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

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.
Medellin is known for parks, zoos & aquariums, historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get the lay of the land with Walking tours, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Metropolitan Cathedral Basilica, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Parque Explora, and stroll through Bare Foot Park (Parque de los Pies Descalzos).

To find traveler tips, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Medellin trip maker site .

Traveling by flight from San Andres Island to Medellin takes 2.5 hours. Expect little chillier evenings in Medellin when traveling from San Andres Island in February, with lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to travel to Santa Marta.

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
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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Mon): explore the striking landscape of Parque Nacional Natural Tayrona. Keep things going 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.

For photos, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Santa Marta planner .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Medellin to Santa Marta in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Medellin in February, expect Santa Marta to be a bit warmer, temps between 39°C and 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Bogota.

Things to do in Santa Marta

Parks Nature Tours
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Parque Nacional Natural Tayrona ©
Parque Nacional Natural Tayrona
Scuba & Snorkeling
Parque de Los Novios ©
Parque de Los Novios

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.
Step out of Bogota to go to Zipaquira and see Catedral de Sal, which is approximately 50 minutes away. The adventure continues: examine the collection at Gold Museum (Museo del Oro), stop by Bta Capital, take in the awesome beauty at Mount Monserrate, and explore the world behind art at Museo Botero del Banco de la Republica.

To see reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Bogota online journey planner .

Traveling by flight from Santa Marta to Bogota takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Santa Marta in February, expect Bogota to be colder, temps between 23°C and 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Bogota

Museums Parks Historic Sites

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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