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
Fly to Providencia, Taxi to Providencia Island
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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 plan includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at Gold Museum (Museo del Oro), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Monserrate, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at La Catedral Primada, and make a trip to Casa Libreria Wilborada 1047.

For maps, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Bogota online trip itinerary planner.

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to Bogota is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Rio de Janeiro to Bogota. While traveling from Rio de Janeiro, expect slightly colder days and cooler nights in Bogota, ranging from highs of 23°C to lows of 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Cartagena.

Things to do in Bogota

Tours · Museums · Parks · 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.
Cartagena is known for historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas, steep yourself in history at Walled City of Cartagena, get impressive views of Volcan de Lodo El Totumo (Mud Volcano), and observe the fascinating underwater world at Oceanario.

To find photos, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Cartagena trip website.

Fly from Bogota to Cartagena in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In March, Cartagena is much warmer than Bogota - with highs of 37°C and lows of 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to San Andres Island.

Things to do in Cartagena

Historic Sites · Parks · Spas · Nature

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 beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: head off the coast to Johnny Cay, make a trip to Rocky Cay, fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, 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 3.5 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 travel to Providencia Island.

Things to do in San Andres Island

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches
Find places to stay Mar 17 — 22:

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.

Do a combination of flight and taxi from San Andres Island to Providencia Island in 2.5 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

Find places to stay Mar 22 — 25:

Colombia travel guide

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Historic Sites · Landmarks · Specialty Museums
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.