9 days in Colombia Itinerary

9 days in Colombia Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Milan
Fly:  17 h 15 min
1
Bogota
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h
2
Santa Marta
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
3
Cartagena
— 3 nights
Fly:  19 h
End: Milan

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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sat): take in the history at Iglesia Santa Beatriz. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Monserrate, then see the interesting displays at Gold Museum (Museo del Oro), then explore the world behind art at Museo Botero del Banco de la Republica, and finally look for gifts at Garrapata Textil.

For where to stay, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Bogota trip planner.

Milan, Italy to Bogota is an approximately 17.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Milan to Bogota, you'll gain 6 hours due to the time zone difference. In November, Bogota is a bit warmer than Milan - with highs of 22°C and lows of 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can travel to Santa Marta.

Things to do in Bogota

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

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

2
nights
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.
On the 17th (Tue), enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Grande, admire the masterpieces at Quinta de San Pedro Alejandrino, then pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de Santa Marta, and finally get a sense of history and politics at Alcaldia de Santa Marta. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: kick back and relax at Playa Blanca and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For traveler tips, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Santa Marta travel route planner.

Fly from Bogota to Santa Marta in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, taxi, and bus; or drive. Traveling from Bogota in November, expect Santa Marta to be much hotter, temps between 38°C and 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Cartagena.

Things to do in Santa Marta

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Playa Grande
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Quinta de San Pedro Alejandrino ©
Quinta de San Pedro Alejandrino
Playa Blanca ©
Playa Blanca

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.
Get some cultural insight at Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas and Plaza Santo Domingo. Museum-lovers will appreciate Caribe Jewelry Museum & Factory and Museo del Oro Zenu. The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Walled City of Cartagena, look for gifts at Swikar Caramelos Artisanales, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sanctuary of Saint Peter Claver, and browse the exhibits of Nara Antique Decoraciones.

To find photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Cartagena trip itinerary maker site.

You can drive from Santa Marta to Cartagena in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Cartagena can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cartagena

Historic Sites Museums Tours
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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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