5 days in Medellin, San Andres Island & Cartagena Itinerary

5 days in Medellin, San Andres Island & Cartagena Itinerary

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Medellin
— 1 night
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San Andres Island
— 1 night
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Cartagena
— 2 nights

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Medellin

Nestled between rising hills in a narrow valley, Medellin serves as an energetic melting pot of people from all socio-economic classes.
To find ratings, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Medellin online holiday builder.

Orlando, USA to Medellin is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. November in Medellin sees daily highs of 80°F and lows of 63°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can travel to San Andres Island.

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Tours · Historic Sites
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Walking tours
Plaza Botero ©
Plaza Botero

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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.
On the 23rd (Fri), step off the mainland to explore Johnny Cay, examine the collection at Parque Tematico El Pueblito Isleno San Andres, and then look for all kinds of wild species at La Piscinita.

For ratings, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the San Andres Island trip itinerary builder.

You can fly from Medellin to San Andres Island in 4 hours. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Medellin in November, with highs in San Andres Island at 86°F and lows at 77°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to travel to Cartagena.

Things to do in San Andres Island

Parks · Wildlife · Nature
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Johnny Cay ©
Johnny Cay
La Piscinita ©
La Piscinita

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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 24th (Sat): steep yourself in history at Walled City of Cartagena, contemplate the long history of Plaza Santo Domingo, and then step into the grandiose world of Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the landmark architecture of Las Bovedas, then make a trip to Plaza Bolivar, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Convent of Santa Cruz de la Popa.

To find photos, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Cartagena trip itinerary planner.

Getting from San Andres Island to Cartagena by flight takes about 3.5 hours. In November, daily temperatures in Cartagena can reach 89°F, while at night they dip to 78°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cartagena

Historic Sites
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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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