8 days in Colombia Itinerary

8 days in Colombia Itinerary

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8 days in Colombia Itinerary

Start: Sao Paulo
Fly:  12​h 15​min
1
Cartagena
— 3 nights
Travel:  3​h 45​min
2
Islas de Rosario
— Few hours
Drive + Fly:  7​h
3
San Andres Island
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
4
Bogota
— 1 night
+2
bus + taxi + Fly:  30​h 30​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.
Step out of Cartagena to go to Isla Baru and see Playa Blanca, which is approximately 1h 05 min away. Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas, take in the spiritual surroundings of Convent of Santa Cruz de la Popa, steep yourself in history at Plaza Santo Domingo, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sanctuary of Saint Peter Claver.

For ratings, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Cartagena vacation maker .

Sao Paulo, Brazil to Cartagena is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Sao Paulo to Cartagena due to the time zone difference. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Sao Paulo in November, with highs in Cartagena at 37°C and lows at 30°C. You will have some time to spend on the 17th (Sun) before leaving for San Andres Island.

Things to do in Cartagena

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

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

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Islas de Rosario

Islas de Rosario
On the 17th (Sun), get outside with Bora Bora Cartagena Beach Club.

For other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Islas de Rosario trip maker .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Cartagena to Islas de Rosario. In November, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to San Andres Island.

Things to do in Islas de Rosario

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

Explore your travel options from Islas de Rosario to San Andres Island with the Route module. In November in San Andres Island, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 29°C at night. On the 19th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Bogota.

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
La Barracuda ©
La Barracuda

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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 19th (Tue): stroll around Parque de Usaquen and then don't miss a visit to Casa Libreria Wilborada 1047.

For where to stay, photos, and tourist information, go to the Bogota attractions planning tool .

You can fly from San Andres Island to Bogota in 2.5 hours. While traveling from San Andres Island, expect little chillier days and colder nights in Bogota, ranging from highs of 22°C to lows of 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Bogota

Parks
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Parque Metropolitano Simon Bolivar ©
Parque Metropolitano Simon Bolivar
Casa Libreria Wilborada 1047 ©
Casa Libreria Wilborada 1047
Parque de Usaquen ©
Parque de Usaquen

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