7 days in Colombia & San Salvador Itinerary

7 days in Colombia & San Salvador Itinerary

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7 days in Colombia & San Salvador Itinerary

Start: San Salvador, El Salvador
+2
bus + Drive + Fly:  14​h 45​min
1
Cartagena, Colombia
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Bogota, Colombia
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + Drive + bus:  7​h 30​min
3
San Salvador, El Salvador
— 1 night
End: San Salvador, El Salvador

2
nights
Cartagena, Colombia

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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Convento La Popa de la Galera, then step into the grandiose world of San Felipe de Barajas Castle, and then steep yourself in history at Walled City of Cartagena. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sanctuary of Saint Peter Claver, make a trip to Las Bovedas, contemplate the long history of Plaza Santo Domingo, then make a trip to Plaza Bolivar, then get engrossed in the history at Museo del Oro Zenu, and finally make a trip to La Popa Monastery.

To see photos, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Cartagena trip planning website .

San Salvador, El Salvador to Cartagena is an approximately 15-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Colombia Time is 1 hour. Traveling from San Salvador in December, Cartagena is a bit warmer at night with lows of 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can travel to Bogota.

Things to do in Cartagena

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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

2
nights
Bogota, Colombia

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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Tue): contemplate the long history of Bolivar plaza and then examine the collection at Gold Museum (Museo del Oro). On your second day here, admire the landmark architecture of Torre Colpatria, then admire the masterpieces at Museo Botero del Banco de la Republica, then don't miss a visit to Mount Monserrate, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia Basilica del Senor de Monserrate.

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Getting from Cartagena to Bogota by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Cartagena in December, things will get cooler in Bogota: highs are around 22°C and lows about 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to travel to San Salvador.

Things to do in Bogota

Museums Historic Sites Nature
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Gold Museum (Museo del Oro) ©
Gold Museum (Museo del Oro)
Mount Monserrate ©
Mount Monserrate
Museo Botero del Banco de la Republica ©

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San Salvador, El Salvador

San Salvador ©
The country's capital, San Salvador sits in a scenic position surrounded by impressive volcanoes.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Thu): pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia El Rosario.

To see reviews, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read San Salvador day trip planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Bogota to San Salvador. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Bogota to San Salvador due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Bogota in December, plan for much warmer days and a bit warmer nights in San Salvador: temperatures range from 36°C by day to 22°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Salvador

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Parque Nacional El Boqueron ©
Parque Nacional El Boqueron
Iglesia El Rosario ©
Iglesia El Rosario

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