8 days in San Andres Island, Cartagena & Porto Alegre Itinerary

8 days in San Andres Island, Cartagena & Porto Alegre Itinerary

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8 days in San Andres Island, Cartagena & Porto Alegre Itinerary

Start: Porto Alegre, Brazil
Fly:  14​h
1
San Andres Island, Colombia
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
2
Cartagena, Colombia
— 1 night
Fly:  14​h 30​min
3
Porto Alegre, Brazil
— 3 nights
End: Porto Alegre, Brazil

2
nights
San Andres Island, Colombia

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 21st (Tue): identify plant and animal life at La Piscinita, then step off the mainland to explore Johnny Cay, then kick back and relax at Playa Charquitos, and finally contemplate the long history of Plaza Canon de Morgan. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Playa de San Luis, take in the dramatic natural features at Hoyo Soplador, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Primera Iglesia Bautista.

For traveler tips, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read San Andres Island trip planner .

Porto Alegre, Brazil to San Andres Island is an approximately 14-hour flight. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Porto Alegre to San Andres Island due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Porto Alegre in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in San Andres Island, with lows of 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to travel to Cartagena.

Things to do in San Andres Island

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Johnny Cay ©
Johnny Cay
La Piscinita ©
La Piscinita
Hoyo Soplador ©
Hoyo Soplador

1
night
Cartagena, Colombia

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 23rd (Thu): contemplate the long history of Walled City of Cartagena, gain insight at Plaza Santo Domingo, and then make a trip to Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas.

To see ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Cartagena trip planning app .

You can fly from San Andres Island to Cartagena in 3.5 hours. In January, daily temperatures in Cartagena can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Porto Alegre.

Things to do in Cartagena

Historic Sites
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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

3
nights
Porto Alegre, Brazil

Porto Alegre ©
On your holiday to Porto Alegre, affectionately nicknamed "Smile City," you can expect a warm welcome from locals.
Venture out of the city with trips to Gramado (Igreja Matriz Sao Pedro Apostolo, Mini Mundo, & more) and Catedral de Pedra (in Canela). The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Chave-Mestra Porto Alegre.

To find reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Porto Alegre trip planner.

You can fly from Cartagena to Porto Alegre in 14.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Cartagena to Porto Alegre. Traveling from Cartagena in January, Porto Alegre is slightly colder at night with lows of 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Porto Alegre

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Side Trips

Gramado, Catedral de Pedra
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Mini Mundo ©
Mini Mundo
Igreja Matriz Sao Pedro Apostolo ©
Igreja Matriz Sao Pedro Apostolo
Snowland ©
Snowland

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