13 days in Colombia Itinerary

13 days in Colombia Itinerary

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13 days in Colombia Itinerary

Start: Virgin Gorda
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  21 h
1
Santa Marta
— 5 nights
Drive:  45 min
2
Minca
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h
3
Cartagena
— 3 nights
Fly:  35 h
End: Virgin Gorda

5
nights
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.
Get outdoors at Rio Don Diego and Nabusimake. Discover out-of-the-way places like Ensenada de Chengue and Yo Amo Santa Marta.

For ratings, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read our Santa Marta vacation maker.

Virgin Gorda, British Virgin Islands to Santa Marta is an approximately 27-hour combination of car and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Virgin Gorda to Santa Marta is minus 1 hour. While traveling from Virgin Gorda, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Santa Marta, ranging from highs of 39°C to lows of 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Minca.

Things to do in Santa Marta

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Nabusimake ©
Nabusimake
Rio Don Diego ©
Rio Don Diego

2
nights
Minca

Minca
A Minca vacation takes you to a small mountain village nestled above Santa Marta in the Sierra Nevada.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Mon): head outdoors with Pozo Azul and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta. On the next day, admire the sheer force of Cascada de Marinka, then see the interesting displays at Memorial Museum of the Sierra Nevada, and then look for all kinds of wild species at El Dorado Bird Reserve.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Minca driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Santa Marta to Minca in an hour. Another option is to take a bus. February in Minca sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 28°C at night. On the 12th (Wed), you'll travel to Cartagena.

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Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta
Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta
Cascada de Marinka ©
Cascada de Marinka
Memorial Museum of the Sierra Nevada ©

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 list of things to see and do now includes Plaza Bolivar, Cafe Havana, Alquimico, and other attractions. Start off your visit on the 12th (Wed): wander the streets of Barrio Getsemani. On the 13th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: hunt for treasures at Mercado Bazurto, take a stroll through Centro Historico, then don't miss a visit to Plaza de La Trinidad, and finally get a taste of local nightlife at Cafe Havana.

To see maps, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Cartagena online trip itinerary maker .

You can drive from Minca to Cartagena in 4 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Minca in February, you will find days in Cartagena are slightly colder (36°C), and nights are about the same (28°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cartagena

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Barrio Getsemani ©
Barrio Getsemani
Plaza de San Pedro Claver ©
Plaza de San Pedro Claver
Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas ©
Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas

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