8 days in Colombia Itinerary

8 days in Colombia Itinerary

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8 days in Colombia Itinerary

Start: Toronto
Fly:  10 h 15 min
1
San Andres Island
— 3 nights
Fly:  2 h 30 min
2
Bogota
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
3
Cartagena
— 2 nights
Fly:  8 h 15 min
End: Toronto

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, tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa de San Luis, look for all kinds of wild species at La Piscinita, and look for gifts at Esmeraldas Colombianas.

For traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the San Andres Island online tour itinerary planner .

Toronto, Canada to San Andres Island is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of ferry and flight; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. Traveling from Toronto in December, expect San Andres Island to be much hotter, temps between 34°C and 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can travel to Bogota.

Things to do in San Andres Island

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Johnny Cay ©
Johnny Cay
La Piscinita ©
La Piscinita
Hoyo Soplador ©
Hoyo Soplador

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.
On the 24th (Thu), tour the pleasant surroundings at Monserrate, see the interesting displays at Gold Museum (Museo del Oro), and then steep yourself in history at Bolivar plaza. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de Sal de Zipaquira, explore the world behind art at Museo Botero del Banco de la Republica, and then look for gifts at Vitrina Guayca.

For maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Bogota trip itinerary app .

You can fly from San Andres Island to Bogota in 2.5 hours. When traveling from San Andres Island in December, plan for slightly colder days in Bogota, with highs around 22°C, while nights are colder with lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can travel to Cartagena.

Things to do in Bogota

Museums Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Catedral de Sal de Zipaquira
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Gold Museum (Museo del Oro) ©
Gold Museum (Museo del Oro)
Monserrate ©
Monserrate
Museo Botero del Banco de la Republica ©

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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sat): steep yourself in history at Walled City of Cartagena, then step into the grandiose world of Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas, and then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Oceanario. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Sun): pause for some serene contemplation at Sanctuary of Saint Peter Claver, then gain insight at Plaza Santo Domingo, and then make a trip to La Popa Monastery.

To see maps, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Cartagena tour planner .

You can fly from Bogota to Cartagena in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Plan for warmer temperatures traveling from Bogota in December, with highs in Cartagena at 37°C and lows at 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cartagena

Historic Sites Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Oceanario
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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

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