10 days in Colombia Itinerary

10 days in Colombia Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Mexico City
Fly:  10 h 15 min
1
Santa Marta
— 2 nights
Shuttle + Fly:  3 h
2
San Andres Island
— 2 nights
Ferry:  2 h 45 min
3
Providencia Island
— 2 nights
+2
Ferry + Foot + Fly:  7 h 15 min
4
Cartagena
— 2 nights
Fly:  7 h 30 min
End: Mexico City

2
nights
Santa Marta

Many visitors begin their Santa Marta holiday, surrounded by urban clutter and heavy traffic, expecting little from the city in terms of historical importance.
On the 9th (Thu), explore the world behind art at Quinta de San Pedro Alejandrino and then kick back and relax at Cristal Beach. On your second day here, walk around Parque de Los Novios and then look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

To find reviews, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Santa Marta trip planner.

Mexico City, Mexico to Santa Marta is an approximately 8.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Mexico City to Santa Marta, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Mexico City in April: highs in Santa Marta hover around 39°C, while lows dip to 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to travel to San Andres Island.

Things to do in Santa Marta

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trip

Scuba & Snorkeling
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Cristal Beach ©
Cristal Beach
Quinta de San Pedro Alejandrino ©
Quinta de San Pedro Alejandrino

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nights
San Andres Island

The coral San Andres Island boasts a rich colonial history, exotic beaches, and a laidback, tropical lifestyle.
On the 11th (Sat), stop by Esmeraldas Colombianas, see the interesting displays at Parque Tematico El Pueblito Isleno San Andres, then look for all kinds of wild species at West View, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at La Piscinita. On the next day, appreciate the history behind Plaza Canon de Morgan, then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa de Spratt Bight, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Charquitos.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the San Andres Island travel route planner.

Getting from Santa Marta to San Andres Island by combination of shuttle and flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Santa Marta in April, expect nights in San Andres Island to be about the same, around 30°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 36°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to ride a ferry to Providencia Island.

Things to do in San Andres Island

Parks Wildlife Outdoors
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Playa de Spratt Bight ©
Playa de Spratt Bight
West View
West View

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nights
Providencia Island

Providencia Island ©
Although part of Colombia, the small, isolated Providencia Island retains its Caribbean culture and English-Creole language.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Mon): take in the dramatic natural features at Morgan's Head and then step off the mainland to explore Crab Cay-Cayo Cangrejo. On the 14th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: visit a coastal fixture at Lighthouse Providence and then get outside with Outdoor Activities.

For maps, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Providencia Island day trip planner.

You can ride a ferry from San Andres Island to Providencia Island in 3 hours. In April in Providencia Island, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 30°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Cartagena.

Things to do in Providencia Island

Nature Parks Tours
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Crab Cay-Cayo Cangrejo ©
Crab Cay-Cayo Cangrejo
Scuba & Snorkeling
Morgan's Head ©
Morgan's Head

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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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Aviario Nacional de Colombia and Plaza de San Diego. Next up on the itinerary: get outside with Outdoor Activities, see the interesting displays at Choco Museo, don't miss a visit to Plaza de La Trinidad, and appreciate the history behind Monumento a Los Zapatos Viejos.

To find ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Cartagena trip itinerary maker tool.

You can do a combination of ferry and flight from Providencia Island to Cartagena in 7.5 hours. In April, daytime highs in Cartagena are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cartagena

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Aviario Nacional de Colombia
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Aviario Nacional de Colombia ©
Aviario Nacional de Colombia
Speed Boats Tours
Plaza de San Diego ©
Plaza de San Diego

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