12 days in Colombia Itinerary

12 days in Colombia Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Boston
Fly:  10 h 30 min
1
Cartagena
— 1 night
Fly:  7 h 15 min
2
Providencia Island
— 1 day
Ferry:  2 h 45 min
3
San Andres Island
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h 45 min
4
Guatape
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
5
Medellin
— 2 nights
Fly:  1 h 15 min
6
Bogota
— 3 nights
Fly:  6 h 45 min
End: Boston

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Mon): look for gifts at Swikar Caramelos Artisanales, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Templo de Santo Domingo, thendon't miss a visit to Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas, and finally contemplate the long history of Walled City of Cartagena.

To see maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Cartagena trip planner.

Boston, USA to Cartagena is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. In April, Cartagena is warmer than Boston - with highs of 90°F and lows of 78°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can travel to Providencia Island.

Things to do in Cartagena

Historic Sites Shopping
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Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas ©
Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas
Walled City of Cartagena ©
Walled City of Cartagena
Templo de Santo Domingo ©
Templo de Santo Domingo

1
day
Providencia Island

Providencia Island ©
Although part of Colombia, the small, isolated Providencia Island retains its Caribbean culture and English-Creole language.
On the 5th (Tue), don't miss a visit to The Peak Forestry Reserve and then step off the mainland to explore Crab Cay-Cayo Cangrejo.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Providencia Island road trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Cartagena to Providencia Island takes 8 hours. In April, plan for daily highs up to 86°F, and evening lows to 79°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) to allow time to ride a ferry to San Andres Island.

Things to do in Providencia Island

Nature Parks
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Crab Cay-Cayo Cangrejo ©
Crab Cay-Cayo Cangrejo
The Peak Forestry Reserve ©
The Peak Forestry Reserve

2
nights
San Andres Island

San Andres Island ©
The coral San Andres Island boasts a rich colonial history, exotic beaches, and a laidback, tropical lifestyle.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Wed): look for all kinds of wild species at La Piscinita, step off the mainland to explore Johnny Cay, and then explore the striking landscape at Hoyo Soplador. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Thu): stroll through Playa de San Luis, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the San Andres Island trip builder tool.

Traveling by ferry from Providencia Island to San Andres Island takes 3.5 hours. In April, daytime highs in San Andres Island are 87°F, while nighttime lows are 78°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to travel to Guatape.

Things to do in San Andres Island

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

2
nights
Guatape

Guatape ©
On the shores of a large artificial lake, Guatape ensures a pleasant experience in a quiet little town known for its friendly residents and attractive architecture.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Fri): don't miss a visit to Capilla Siglo IXX, get out on two wheels at Guatape Motos, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia de Nuestra Senora del Carmen. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Monasterio benedictino Santa Maria de la Epifania, thentake in the dramatic natural features at Piedra Del Penol, and then make a trip to Casa de la cultura y turismo.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Guatape planning app.

Traveling by flight from San Andres Island to Guatape takes 6.5 hours. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from San Andres Island in April: highs in Guatape hover around 72°F, while lows dip to 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to drive to Medellin.

Things to do in Guatape

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trip

Marinilla
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Guatape Motos ©
Guatape Motos
Iglesia de Nuestra Senora del Carmen ©
Iglesia de Nuestra Senora del Carmen
Piedra Del Penol ©
Piedra Del Penol

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.
On the 10th (Sun), cruise along medellin 2000m DESCENT, thenmake a trip to Escaleras Electricas De La Comuna 13, and then see the sky in a new way at Planetario de Medellin. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Metropolitan Cathedral Basilica, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, thensee the world from above with a helicopter tour, and finally enjoy some diversion at Parque Lleras.

To plan Medellin vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

Drive from Guatape to Medellin in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Guatape in April: high temperatures in Medellin hover around 82°F and lows are around 64°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can travel to Bogota.

Things to do in Medellin

Tours Parks Scenic Drive
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medellin 2000m DESCENT ©
medellin 2000m DESCENT
Planetario de Medellin ©
Planetario de Medellin
Metropolitan Cathedral Basilica ©
Metropolitan Cathedral Basilica

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.
On the 12th (Tue), take in the awesome beauty at Monserrate, see the interesting displays at Gold Museum (Museo del Oro), and then make a trip to Teatro Mayor Julio Mario Santo Domingo. Keep things going the next day: savor a delicious cup with a coffee and tea tour.

To find ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Bogota trip itinerary builder site.

You can fly from Medellin to Bogota in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April, Bogota is a bit cooler than Medellin - with highs of 67°F and lows of 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Bogota

Tours Museums Nature
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Gold Museum (Museo del Oro) ©
Gold Museum (Museo del Oro)
Teatro Mayor Julio Mario Santo Domingo ©
Teatro Mayor Julio Mario Santo Domingo
Monserrate ©
Monserrate

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