9 days in Colombia Itinerary

9 days in Colombia Itinerary

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9 days in Colombia Itinerary

Start: Atlanta
Fly:  11​h 45​min
1
San Andres Island
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
2
Bogota
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Cartagena
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
End: Atlanta

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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Playa de Spratt Bight and Cocoplum Bay. Get outdoors at La Piscinita and Hoyo Soplador. Next up on the itinerary: head off the coast to Johnny Cay, stroll through Playa Charquitos, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and see the vivid underwater world at West View.

To see ratings, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, use the San Andres Island trip planner .

Atlanta, USA to San Andres Island is an approximately 12-hour flight. When traveling from Atlanta in April, plan for somewhat warmer days in San Andres Island, with highs around 87°F, while nights are much hotter with lows around 78°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to travel to Bogota.

Things to do in San Andres Island

Parks Wildlife Outdoors
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La Piscinita ©
La Piscinita
Johnny Cay ©
Johnny Cay
Cayo El Acuario ©
Cayo El Acuario

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 8th (Wed): make a trip to Bolivar plaza, examine the collection at Gold Museum (Museo del Oro), and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Monserrate. On the 9th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the world behind art at Museo Botero del Banco de la Republica and then pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de Sal de Zipaquira.

To see other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read Bogota road trip planning tool .

Traveling by flight from San Andres Island to Bogota takes 2.5 hours. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from San Andres Island in April, with highs in Bogota at 67°F and lows at 50°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to travel to Cartagena.

Things to do in Bogota

Museums Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Catedral de Sal de Zipaquira
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Monserrate ©
Monserrate
Catedral de Sal de Zipaquira ©
Catedral de Sal de Zipaquira
Gold Museum (Museo del Oro) ©
Gold Museum (Museo del Oro)

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.
Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas and Volcan de Lodo El Totumo (Mud Volcano) are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Escape the urban bustle at Playa Blanca and Oceanario. There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Walled City of Cartagena, get engrossed in the history at Museo del Oro Zenu, admire the landmark architecture of Las Bovedas, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sanctuary of Saint Peter Claver.

To find reviews, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Cartagena holiday planner.

Getting from Bogota to Cartagena by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In April, Cartagena is much hotter than Bogota - with highs of 90°F and lows of 78°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cartagena

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Playa Blanca
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Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas ©
Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas
Walled City of Cartagena ©
Walled City of Cartagena
Playa Blanca ©
Playa Blanca

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