9 days in Colombia Itinerary

9 days in Colombia Itinerary

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9 days in Colombia Itinerary

Start: Barcelona
Fly:  14​h
1
Bogota
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 30​min
2
San Andres Island
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Isla Baru
— 1 night
bus:  4​h 30​min
4
Santa Marta
— 1 night
+2
bus + taxi + Fly:  18​h 30​min
End: Barcelona

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): make a trip to Casa Libreria Wilborada 1047.

To find photos, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Bogota trip itinerary builder .

Barcelona, Spain to Bogota is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time (CET) to Colombia Time (COT) is minus 6 hours. Traveling from Barcelona in May, plan for a bit cooler nights in Bogota, with lows around 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to travel to San Andres Island.

Things to do in Bogota

Parks Nature Museums
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Mount Monserrate ©
Mount Monserrate
Gold Museum (Museo del Oro) ©
Gold Museum (Museo del Oro)
Bolivar plaza ©
Bolivar plaza

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Playa de San Luis and Playa de Spratt Bight. The adventure continues: see the vivid underwater world at West View, look for all kinds of wild species at La Piscinita, tour the pleasant surroundings at Bahia del Cove, and fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, you can read our San Andres Island road trip planning website .

Getting from Bogota to San Andres Island by flight takes about 2.5 hours. When traveling from Bogota in May, plan for somewhat warmer days in San Andres Island, with highs around 36°C, while nights are much warmer with lows around 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Isla Baru.

Things to do in San Andres Island

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Playa de San Luis ©
Playa de San Luis
La Piscinita ©
La Piscinita
Hoyo Soplador ©
Hoyo Soplador

1
night
Isla Baru

Isla Baru ©
Lying south of Cartagena, Isla Baru was connected to the mainland until the construction of the Canal del Dique.
On the 29th (Wed), identify plant and animal life at Aviario Nacional de Colombia and then enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Blanca.

To see maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Isla Baru route maker .

Getting from San Andres Island to Isla Baru by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to take a bus to Santa Marta.

Things to do in Isla Baru

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

1
night
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 30th (Thu), explore the striking landscape of Parque Nacional Natural Tayrona.

For ratings, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Santa Marta trip website .

Traveling by bus from Isla Baru to Santa Marta takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. May in Santa Marta sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 30°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Santa Marta

Parks Nature
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Parque Nacional Natural Tayrona ©
Parque Nacional Natural Tayrona

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