18 days in Colombia Itinerary

18 days in Colombia Itinerary

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Cartagena
— 2 nights
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Santa Marta
— 3 nights
3
San Andres Island
— 3 nights
4
Providencia Island
— 1 night
5
Medellin
— 2 nights
6
Bogota
— 3 nights

2
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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. There's still lots to do: make a trip to Plaza de San Diego, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sanctuary of Saint Peter Claver, steep yourself in history at Walled City of Cartagena, and explore the historical opulence of Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas.

To find reviews, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Cartagena driving holiday planner.

Kuwait City, Kuwait to Cartagena is an approximately 21-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Arabian Standard Time to Colombia Standard Time is minus 8 hours. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Kuwait City in March; daily highs in Cartagena reach 37°C and lows reach 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Santa Marta.

Things to do in Cartagena

Tours · Historic Sites · Outdoors

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

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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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Parque de Los Novios and Alcaldia de Santa Marta. Go for a jaunt from Santa Marta to Tayrona National Park to see Parque Nacional Natural Tayrona about 1h 10 min away. There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at Quinta de San Pedro Alejandrino, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Marine World Aquarium, enjoy the sand and surf at Cristal Beach, and identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

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

Getting from Cartagena to Santa Marta by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Santa Marta are 39°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to travel to San Andres Island.

Things to do in Santa Marta

Parks · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trip

Parque Nacional Natural Tayrona
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Parque Nacional Natural Tayrona ©
Parque Nacional Natural Tayrona
Parque de Los Novios ©
Parque de Los Novios
Quinta de San Pedro Alejandrino ©
Quinta de San Pedro Alejandrino

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San Andres Island

San Andres Island
The coral San Andres Island boasts a rich colonial history, exotic beaches, and a laidback, tropical lifestyle.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Playa de Spratt Bight and Parasailing & Paragliding. There's lots more to do: see the vivid underwater world at West View, head off the coast to Johnny Cay, stop by Esmeraldas Colombianas, and kick back and relax at Playa de San Luis.

To find where to stay, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read San Andres Island road trip app.

You can fly from Santa Marta to San Andres Island in 4.5 hours. Traveling from Santa Marta in March, expect nights in San Andres Island to be about the same, around 29°C, while days are slightly colder, around 34°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Providencia Island.

Things to do in San Andres Island

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors
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West View
West View
Playa de Spratt Bight ©
Playa de Spratt Bight
Parasailing & Paragliding

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Providencia Island

Providencia Island ©
Although part of Colombia, the small, isolated Providencia Island retains its Caribbean culture and English-Creole language.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Wed): visit a coastal fixture at Lighthouse Providence, step off the mainland to explore Crab Cay-Cayo Cangrejo, and then make a trip to The Peak Forestry Reserve.

To see other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read Providencia Island trip itinerary site.

Traveling by ferry from San Andres Island to Providencia Island takes 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in March, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Medellin.

Things to do in Providencia Island

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites
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Crab Cay-Cayo Cangrejo ©
Crab Cay-Cayo Cangrejo
The Peak Forestry Reserve ©
The Peak Forestry Reserve

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Medellin

Nestled between rising hills in a narrow valley, Medellin serves as an energetic melting pot of people from all socio-economic classes.
Step off the beaten path and head to Laguna de Guatape and Parasailing & Paragliding. There's lots more to do: get engrossed in the history at Museo de Antioquia, get your game on at Tejo In Medellin (tour), observe the fascinating underwater world at Parque Explora, and stop by Duna Store.

For more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Medellin trip itinerary tool.

Do a combination of ferry and flight from Providencia Island to Medellin in 9 hours. Expect slightly colder evenings in Medellin when traveling from Providencia Island in March, with lows around 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can travel to Bogota.

Things to do in Medellin

Parks · Tours · Nature

Side Trip

Tejo In Medellin (tour)
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Parasailing & Paragliding
Laguna de Guatape ©
Laguna de Guatape
Museo de Antioquia ©
Museo de Antioquia

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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.
On the 15th (Sun), take in the awesome beauty at Monserrate, then examine the collection at Gold Museum (Museo del Oro), and then steep yourself in history at Bolivar Square. On the 16th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de Sal de Zipaquira, then explore the world behind art at Museo Botero del Banco de la Republica, and then look for gifts at Vitrina Guayca.

For traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Bogota trip planner.

Getting from Medellin to Bogota by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Medellin in March, expect Bogota to be little chillier, temps between 23°C and 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Bogota

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trip

Catedral de Sal de Zipaquira
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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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