16 days in Colombia Itinerary

16 days in Colombia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Colombia travel planner

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Bogota
— 3 nights
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Cartagena
— 3 nights
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San Andres Island
— 5 nights
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Providencia Island
— 3 nights
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Bogota

— 3 nights

Athens of South America

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.
Bogota is known for museums, nature, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at Museo Botero del Banco de la Republica, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, take in the architecture and design of Colegio Mayor San Bartolome, and don't miss a visit to Bolivar Square.

Plan my day in Bogota using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to Bogota is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also drive. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Rio de Janeiro to Bogota due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Rio de Janeiro in March: highs in Bogota hover around 23°C, while lows dip to 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Cartagena.

Things to do in Bogota

Tours · Parks · Museums · Nature
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Cartagena

— 3 nights

City of Heroes

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.
Step out of Cartagena with an excursion to Oceanario in Islas de Rosario--about 1h 35 min away. There's lots more to do: make a trip to Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas, steep yourself in history at Walled City of Cartagena, take an in-depth tour of Museo del Oro Zenu, and take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find ratings, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Cartagena trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Bogota to Cartagena takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for warmer temperatures traveling from Bogota in March, with highs in Cartagena at 37°C and lows at 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can catch the flight to San Andres Island.

Things to do in Cartagena

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Spas

Side Trip

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San Andres Island

— 5 nights
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 parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic natural features at Hoyo Soplador, get outside with Outdoor Activities, stroll through La Piscinita, and see the vivid underwater world at West View.

For ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the San Andres Island journey planner.

Traveling by flight from Cartagena to San Andres Island takes 3 hours. In March, daily temperatures in San Andres Island can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Providencia Island.

Things to do in San Andres Island

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches
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Providencia Island

— 3 nights
Although part of Colombia, the small, isolated Providencia Island retains its Caribbean culture and English-Creole language.
Spend the 25th (Thu) exploring nature at McBean Lagoon National Natural Park. There's lots more to do: head off the coast to Crab Cay-Cayo Cangrejo, snap pictures at Lover’s Lane, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and head outdoors with Almond Bay.

To find reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Providencia Island travel route planner.

Fly from San Andres Island to Providencia Island in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In March in Providencia Island, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 29°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Providencia Island

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

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Colombia travel guide

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Historic Sites · Landmarks · Churches
Diverse in terms of landscapes, climates, and cultures, Colombia remains one of South America's least explored tourist destinations, overshadowed by its more popular southern neighbors. Combining the best of what the continent has to offer, a vacation in Colombia allows you to blend outdoor adventures with tours of picture-perfect cobblestoned towns dating back to the colonial era. Tourists on a Colombia holiday can easily hop from sun-kissed coastal spots to the hilly coffee-growing region, where thriving plantations quickly give way to a landscape of snow-covered volcanic peaks and the paramo--alpine ecosystems sheltering some of the rarest plants growing above the continuous forest line.