13 days in Colombia Itinerary

13 days in Colombia Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Cartagena
— 3 nights
2
Santa Marta
— 2 nights
3
San Andres Island
— 3 nights
4
Providencia Island
— 1 night
5
Bogota
— 2 nights

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Aviario Nacional de Colombia and Walking tours. And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Plaza de San Diego, explore the historical opulence of Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas, steep yourself in history at Walled City of Cartagena, and pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia de la Trinidad.

For more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Cartagena travel route planner.

Faro, Portugal to Cartagena is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Western European Standard Time (WET) to Colombia Standard Time (COT), which is usually a -5 hour difference. Traveling from Faro in February, expect Cartagena to be much warmer, temps between °C and °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Santa Marta.

Things to do in Cartagena

Historic Sites Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Aviario Nacional de Colombia
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Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas ©
Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas
Aviario Nacional de Colombia ©
Aviario Nacional de Colombia
Plaza de San Diego ©
Plaza de San Diego

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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Thu): walk around Parque de Los Novios, examine the collection at Museo del Oro Tairona - Casa de la Aduana, and then make a trip to El Amanuense Libros & Cafe. Keep things going the next day: explore the world behind art at Quinta de San Pedro Alejandrino and then enjoy the sand and surf at Cristal Beach.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Santa Marta trip planner.

Getting from Cartagena to Santa Marta by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In February in Santa Marta, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) to allow time to travel to San Andres Island.

Things to do in Santa Marta

Parks Museums Beaches
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Parque de Los Novios ©
Parque de Los Novios
Museo del Oro Tairona - Casa de la Aduana ©
Quinta de San Pedro Alejandrino ©
Quinta de San Pedro Alejandrino

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Playa de Spratt Bight and La Barracuda. There's lots more to do: see the vivid underwater world at West View, pause for some photo ops at Plaza Canon de Morgan, enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Charquitos, and stop by Esmeraldas Colombianas.

For where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read our San Andres Island trip itinerary maker website.

You can fly from Santa Marta to San Andres Island in 4.5 hours. While traveling from Santa Marta, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in San Andres Island, ranging from highs of °C to lows of °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can catch the ferry to Providencia Island.

Things to do in San Andres Island

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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West View
West View
Playa de Spratt Bight ©
Playa de Spratt Bight
Johnny Cay ©
Johnny Cay

1
night
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 11th (Tue): enjoy the sea views from Lighthouse Providence and then head off the coast to Crab Cay-Cayo Cangrejo.

To see photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Providencia Island road trip app.

Getting from San Andres Island to Providencia Island by ferry takes about 3.5 hours. In February, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Bogota.

Things to do in Providencia Island

Nature Parks Historic Sites
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Crab Cay-Cayo Cangrejo ©
Crab Cay-Cayo Cangrejo

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Wed): let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, thensee the interesting displays at Gold Museum (Museo del Oro), and then walk around Parque de Usaquen. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Monserrate, thenadmire the masterpieces at Museo Botero del Banco de la Republica, and then look for gifts at Vitrina Guayca.

To see photos, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Bogota online tour planner.

Fly from Providencia Island to Bogota in 8.5 hours. When traveling from Providencia Island in February, plan for a bit cooler days in Bogota, with highs around °C, while nights are colder with lows around °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Bogota

Museums Parks Tours
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Gold Museum (Museo del Oro) ©
Gold Museum (Museo del Oro)
Museo Botero del Banco de la Republica ©
Museo Botero del Banco de la Republica
Monserrate ©
Monserrate

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