7 days in Cartagena, San Andres Island & Bogota Itinerary

7 days in Cartagena, San Andres Island & Bogota Itinerary

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7 days in Cartagena, San Andres Island & Bogota Itinerary

Start: Sao Paulo
Fly:  12​h 15​min
1
Cartagena
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
2
San Andres Island
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
3
Bogota
— 1 night
+2
bus + taxi + Fly:  9​h 15​min
End: Sao Paulo

3
nights
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.
Go for a jaunt from Cartagena to Isla Baru to see Playa Blanca about 1h 05 min away. Next up on the itinerary: explore the historical opulence of Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas, steep yourself in history at Torre del Reloj, admire the striking features of Las Bovedas, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Convent of Santa Cruz de la Popa.

To find photos, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Cartagena sightseeing planning tool .

Sao Paulo, Brazil to Cartagena is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Sao Paulo to Cartagena is minus 2 hours. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Sao Paulo in November; daily highs in Cartagena reach 37°C and lows reach 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can travel to San Andres Island.

Things to do in Cartagena

Historic Sites Parks Beaches

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Playa Blanca
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Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas ©
Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas
Walled City of Cartagena ©
Walled City of Cartagena
Plaza Santo Domingo ©
Plaza Santo Domingo

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.
San Andres Island is known for nature, wildlife, beaches, historic sites, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: head off the coast to Johnny Cay, take in the dramatic natural features at Hoyo Soplador, identify plant and animal life at Cayo El Acuario, and enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Charquitos.

To find ratings, photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our San Andres Island journey planning tool .

Fly from Cartagena to San Andres Island in 3.5 hours. In November, daytime highs in San Andres Island are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to travel to Bogota.

Things to do in San Andres Island

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Playa de San Luis ©
Playa de San Luis
Johnny Cay ©
Johnny Cay
La Piscinita ©
La Piscinita

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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Wed): don't miss a visit to Teatro Mayor Julio Mario Santodomingo.

For more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Bogota trip itinerary planning app .

You can fly from San Andres Island to Bogota in 2.5 hours. While traveling from San Andres Island, expect a bit cooler days and colder nights in Bogota, ranging from highs of 22°C to lows of 10°C. On the 20th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.
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Teatro Mayor Julio Mario Santodomingo ©

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