16 days in Colombia Itinerary

16 days in Colombia Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Nairobi
Fly:  23 h 15 min
1
Bogota
— 3 nights
Fly:  2 h 30 min
2
San Andres Island
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
3
Cartagena
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h 45 min
4
Tayrona National Park
— 1 night
Fly:  3 h 45 min
5
Medellin
— 3 nights
Fly:  25 h
End: Nairobi

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Bogota side-trips: Zipaquira (Esensal, Catedral de Sal de Zipaquira, &more). There's much more to do: examine the collection at Gold Museum (Museo del Oro), walk around Parque de Usaquen, don't miss a visit to Bolivar Square, and take in the spiritual surroundings of La Catedral Primada.

To see traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Bogota online tour itinerary planner.

Nairobi, Kenya to Bogota is an approximately 26-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from East Africa Time (EAT) to Colombia Standard Time (COT) is minus 8 hours. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Nairobi in July; daily highs in Bogota reach 21°C and lows reach 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can travel to San Andres Island.

Things to do in Bogota

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Zipaquira, Centro de Memoria El Cuartico
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Gold Museum (Museo del Oro) ©
Gold Museum (Museo del Oro)
Monserrate ©
Monserrate
Museo Botero del Banco de la Republica ©
Museo Botero del Banco de la Republica

3
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, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: step off the mainland to explore Johnny Cay, contemplate the long history of Plaza Canon de Morgan, take in the dramatic natural features at Hoyo Soplador, and enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Charquitos.

To find reviews, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the San Andres Island tour planning website.

You can fly from Bogota to San Andres Island in 4.5 hours. Prepare for much warmer weather when traveling from Bogota in July: high temperatures in San Andres Island hover around 35°C and lows are around 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Cartagena.

Things to do in San Andres Island

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Johnny Cay ©
Johnny Cay
La Piscinita ©
La Piscinita
Hoyo Soplador ©
Hoyo Soplador

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, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the historical opulence of Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas, look for gifts at La Casa del Joyero, examine the collection at Caribe Jewelry Museum & Factory, and contemplate the long history of Walled City of Cartagena.

To see more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Cartagena trip maker website.

Traveling by flight from San Andres Island to Cartagena takes 3.5 hours. In July in Cartagena, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 30°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Tayrona National Park.

Things to do in Cartagena

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

Oceanario
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Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas ©
Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas
Walled City of Cartagena ©
Walled City of Cartagena
Speed Boats Tours

1
night
Tayrona National Park

Tayrona National Park ©
Start off your visit on the 13th (Tue): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Parque Nacional Natural Tayrona.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Tayrona National Park trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Cartagena to Tayrona National Park in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Tayrona National Park are 39°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Medellin.

Things to do in Tayrona National Park

Nature Parks
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Parque Nacional Natural Tayrona ©
Parque Nacional Natural Tayrona

3
nights
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, museums, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get the lay of the land with Walking tours, relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, take an in-depth tour of Museo de Antioquia, and stop by Evok.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Medellin vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Tayrona National Park to Medellin by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Tayrona National Park in July, expect Medellin to be slightly colder, temps between 34°C and 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Medellin

Tours Zoos & Aquariums Parks
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Parasailing & Paragliding
Walking tours
Plaza Botero ©
Plaza Botero

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