13 days in Colombia Itinerary

13 days in Colombia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Colombia travel route planner

This plan was created by another user. Make it your plan

Route & dates

13 days in Colombia Itinerary

Start: Tampa, Florida
+2
Train + Bus + Fly:  11 h 15 min
1
San Andres Island
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
2
Medellin
— 2 nights
Fly:  1 h 15 min
3
Bogota
— 3 nights
Fly + Shuttle:  3 h
4
Santa Marta
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
5
Cartagena
— 2 nights
Fly:  8 h 15 min
End: Tampa, Florida

3
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, make a trip to Rocky Cay, look for all kinds of wild species at West View, and enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Charquitos.

For where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read San Andres Island trip maker app .

Tampa, USA to San Andres Island is an approximately 11.5-hour combination of train and flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Tampa in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in San Andres Island, with lows of 78°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Medellin.

Things to do in San Andres Island

Parks Wildlife Nature
Find places to stay Apr 3 — 6:
Highlights from your plan
Johnny Cay ©
Johnny Cay
La Piscinita ©
La Piscinita
Hoyo Soplador ©
Hoyo Soplador

2
nights
Medellin

Medellin ©
Nestled between rising hills in a narrow valley, Medellin serves as an energetic melting pot of people from all socio-economic classes.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Tue): observe the fascinating underwater world at Parque Explora, then get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and then enjoy some diversion at Parque Lleras. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the activities along Laguna de Guatape and then stop by Duna Store.

For traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Medellin day trip planner .

Getting from San Andres Island to Medellin by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from San Andres Island in April; daily highs in Medellin reach 82°F and lows reach 64°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can travel to Bogota.

Things to do in Medellin

Parks Tours Nature
Find places to stay Apr 6 — 8:
Highlights from your plan
Parque Explora ©
Parque Explora
Walking tours
Laguna de Guatape ©
Laguna de Guatape

3
nights
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.
Step out of Bogota with an excursion to Catedral de Sal de Zipaquira in Zipaquira--about 54 minutes away. There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Gold Museum (Museo del Oro), indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Monserrate.

To see maps, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Bogota trip itinerary builder .

You can fly from Medellin to Bogota in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Traveling from Medellin in April, expect Bogota to be little chillier, temps between 67°F and 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Santa Marta.

Things to do in Bogota

Museums Tours Historic Sites

Side Trip

Catedral de Sal de Zipaquira
Find places to stay Apr 8 — 11:
Highlights from your plan
Gold Museum (Museo del Oro) ©
Gold Museum (Museo del Oro)
Monserrate ©
Monserrate
Museo Botero del Banco de la Republica ©

2
nights
Santa Marta

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 12th (Sun), look for gifts at Yo Amo Santa Marta and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Parque Nacional Natural Tayrona. On the 13th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the masterpieces at Quinta de San Pedro Alejandrino, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Mundo Marino, and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find photos, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Santa Marta online travel route planner .

Do a combination of flight and shuttle from Bogota to Santa Marta in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Expect much hotter temperatures when traveling from Bogota in April; daily highs in Santa Marta reach 93°F and lows reach 79°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Cartagena.

Things to do in Santa Marta

Parks Nature Tours

Side Trip

Parque Nacional Natural Tayrona
Find places to stay Apr 11 — 13:
Highlights from your plan
Parque Nacional Natural Tayrona ©
Parque Nacional Natural Tayrona
Scuba & Snorkeling
Quinta de San Pedro Alejandrino ©
Quinta de San Pedro Alejandrino

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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Tue): don't miss a visit to La Popa Monastery, then make a trip to Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas, then pause for some serene contemplation at Sanctuary of Saint Peter Claver, and finally contemplate the long history of Walled City of Cartagena. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at Plaza Santo Domingo.

To see other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Cartagena online trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Santa Marta to Cartagena by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 90°F in April, and nighttime lows around 78°F. On the 15th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cartagena

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Apr 13 — 15:
Highlights from your plan
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

Similar Plans

16 days in Colombia BY A USER FROM SWEDEN December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, wildlife, hidden gems PREFERENCES: December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 30 days in Colombia BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 15 days in Colombia BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES January, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, popular sights PREFERENCES: January, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 22 days in Colombia & Ecuador BY A USER FROM FRANCE March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 15 days in Colombia BY A USER FROM CANADA December, beaches, wildlife, fast-paced, popular sights PREFERENCES: December, beaches, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Fast-paced 24 days in Colombia BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM December, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: December, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 17 days in Colombia & Mexico BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM March, culture, outdoors, beaches, popular sights PREFERENCES: March, culture, outdoors, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 23 days in Lima & Colombia BY A USER FROM BRAZIL December, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: December, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 8 days in Colombia BY A USER FROM CANADA January, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, shopping, wildlife, extra slow, popular sights PREFERENCES: January, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Extra slow 23 days in Colombia, Ecuador & Peru BY A USER FROM CANADA March, culture, beaches, historic sites, wildlife, fast-paced, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: March, culture, beaches, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Fast-paced 15 days in Colombia BY A USER FROM BRAZIL January, teens, popular sights PREFERENCES: January, teens ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 8 days in Colombia BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium
See more plans