11 days in Colombia Itinerary

11 days in Colombia Itinerary

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11 days in Colombia Itinerary

Start: Barcelona
Fly:  17 h 30 min
1
Cartagena
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
2
San Andres Island
— 6 nights
Fly:  21 h 45 min
End: Barcelona

2
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Aviario Nacional de Colombia and Barrio Getsemani. Do some cultural sightseeing at Centro Historico and Plaza de La Trinidad. Step out of Cartagena with an excursion to Playa Puntilla in Isla Baru--about 1h 05 min away. There's more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Templo de Santo Domingo and appreciate the history behind La Gorda Gertrudis.

To find traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Cartagena trip itinerary maker app .

Barcelona, Spain to Cartagena is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Barcelona to Cartagena is minus 6 hours. Plan for much warmer temperatures traveling from Barcelona in January, with highs in Cartagena at 36°C and lows at 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) to allow time to travel to San Andres Island.

Things to do in Cartagena

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks

Side Trip

Isla Baru
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Aviario Nacional de Colombia ©
Aviario Nacional de Colombia
Barrio Getsemani ©
Barrio Getsemani
Templo de Santo Domingo ©
Templo de Santo Domingo

6
nights
San Andres Island

San Andres Island ©
The coral San Andres Island boasts a rich colonial history, exotic beaches, and a laidback, tropical lifestyle.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Island House Museum and Plaza Canon de Morgan. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Playa de Spratt Bight and Scuba & Snorkeling. The adventure continues: head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, stroll through Playa Charquitos, enjoy the sand and surf at Bahia del Cove, and contemplate the geological forces at El Totumo Volcon.

To see ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read San Andres Island online vacation planner .

Getting from Cartagena to San Andres Island by flight takes about 3.5 hours. In January in San Andres Island, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Andres Island

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Mare, El Totumo Volcon
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Playa de Spratt Bight ©
Playa de Spratt Bight
Scuba & Snorkeling
Parasailing & Paragliding

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