6 days in Colombia Itinerary

6 days in Colombia Itinerary

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6 days in Colombia Itinerary

Start: Chennai
Fly:  25 h
1
Cartagena
— 1 night
Fly:  3 h 15 min
2
San Andres Island
— 1 night
Fly:  2 h 30 min
3
Bogota
— 1 night
Fly:  30 h
End: Chennai

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Wed): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sanctuary of Saint Peter Claver, then make a trip to Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas, then get engrossed in the history at Museo del Oro Zenu, and finally steep yourself in history at Walled City of Cartagena.

For photos and tourist information, use the Cartagena trip planner .

Chennai, India to Cartagena is an approximately 25-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone changes from India Standard Time to Colombia Time, which is usually a -10 hour difference. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Chennai in May: highs in Cartagena hover around 38°C, while lows dip to 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can travel to San Andres Island.

Things to do in Cartagena

Historic Sites Museums
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Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas ©
Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas
Walled City of Cartagena ©
Walled City of Cartagena
Sanctuary of Saint Peter Claver ©
Sanctuary of Saint Peter Claver

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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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Thu): step off the mainland to explore Johnny Cay, kick back and relax at Playa Charquitos, then look for gifts at Esmeraldas Colombianas, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Playa de San Luis.

For photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our San Andres Island day trip planner .

Getting from Cartagena to San Andres Island by flight takes about 3.5 hours. In May in San Andres Island, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 30°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to travel to Bogota.

Things to do in San Andres Island

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Johnny Cay ©
Johnny Cay
Esmeraldas Colombianas ©
Esmeraldas Colombianas

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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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Fri): pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica Del Señor de los Milagros, examine the collection at Gold Museum (Museo del Oro), and then stroll through Monserrate.

To see reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Bogota travel route app .

You can fly from San Andres Island to Bogota in 2.5 hours. Traveling from San Andres Island in May, expect Bogota to be colder, temps between 22°C and 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Bogota

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Basilica Del Señor de los Milagros
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Monserrate ©
Monserrate
Basilica Del Señor de los Milagros ©
Basilica Del Señor de los Milagros
Gold Museum (Museo del Oro) ©
Gold Museum (Museo del Oro)

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