9 days in Cartagena, Santa Marta & Bogota Itinerary

9 days in Cartagena, Santa Marta & Bogota Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Cartagena
— 3 nights
2
Santa Marta
— 1 night
3
Bogota
— 3 nights
4
Cartagena
— 1 night

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Playa de Bocagrande, Walled City of Cartagena, Plaza Bolivar, and other attractions you added. Choco Museo and Arte Moderno Museo de Arte Moderno de Cartagena will appeal to museum buffs.

To find maps, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read our Cartagena road trip planning tool.

Laurel, USA to Cartagena is an approximately 10.5-hour combination of car and flight. Expect warmer temperatures when traveling from Laurel in April; daily highs in Cartagena reach °F and lows reach °F. You will have some time to spend on the 26th (Mon) before leaving for Santa Marta.

Things to do in Cartagena

Beaches Outdoors Parks
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Walled City of Cartagena ©
Walled City of Cartagena
Choco Museo ©
Choco Museo
Playa de Bocagrande ©
Playa de Bocagrande

1
night
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've now added Parque Nacional Natural Tayrona to your itinerary.

To find out how to plan a trip to Santa Marta, use our trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Cartagena to Santa Marta by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °F in April, and nighttime lows around °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to travel to Bogota.

Things to do in Santa Marta

Nature Parks

Side Trip

Parque Nacional Natural Tayrona
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Parque Nacional Natural Tayrona ©
Parque Nacional Natural Tayrona

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Parque 93, Monserrate, Barrio La Candelaria, and other attractions you added. The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Jardin Botanico de Bogota Jose Celestino Mutis.

To find photos, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read Bogota sightseeing planner.

Getting from Santa Marta to Bogota by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Santa Marta in April, expect Bogota to be much colder, temps between °F and °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Cartagena.

Things to do in Bogota

Tours Parks Neighborhoods
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Monserrate ©
Monserrate
Parque 93 ©
Parque 93

1
night
Cartagena

Cartagena
To see ratings, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Cartagena travel route planner.

Traveling by flight from Bogota to Cartagena takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April, Cartagena is warmer than Bogota - with highs of °F and lows of °F. You will have some time to spend on the 1st (Sat) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Cartagena

Tours Outdoors Nightlife
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