10 days in Colombia Itinerary

10 days in Colombia Itinerary

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10 days in Colombia Itinerary

Start: Sao Paulo
Fly:  11 h 30 min
1
Cali
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 45 min
2
Montenegro
— 2 nights
Fly:  1 h 45 min
3
Bogota
— 2 nights
Fly:  2 h 30 min
4
San Andres Island
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
5
Cartagena
— 2 nights
Fly:  11 h 30 min
End: Sao Paulo

1
night
Cali

Cali ©
Learning how to salsa may be the most popular thing to do in Cali, but this giant city in southwestern Colombia represents more than just the "Salsa Capital of the World." Home to over 2 million people, thriving Cali serves as a major commercial and industrial center in South America, boasting the fastest-growing economy in Colombia.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): meet the residents at Zoologico de Cali, then see the interesting displays at Caliwood Museo de la Cinematografia, and then see the interesting displays at Museo Aereo Fenix.

For traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, go to the Cali travel itinerary planner.

Sao Paulo, Brazil to Cali is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Sao Paulo to Cali, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. In December in Cali, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 22°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can go by car to Montenegro.

Things to do in Cali

Museums Zoos & Aquariums Parks
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Museo Aereo Fenix ©
Museo Aereo Fenix
Zoologico de Cali ©
Zoologico de Cali
Caliwood Museo de la Cinematografia ©

2
nights
Montenegro

Montenegro ©
Named after the dark trees covering the area's hills, Montenegro (literally Black Mountain) sits in a verdant zone irrigated by three major rivers.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): head outdoors with Globos Colombia and then get in on the family fun at Parque del Cafe. On your second day here, get outside with Canopy Los Caracolies and then get in on the family fun at Panaca.

To see where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Montenegro trip maker tool .

Drive from Cali to Montenegro in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Montenegro are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Bogota.

Things to do in Montenegro

Theme Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Panaca
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Parque del Cafe ©
Parque del Cafe
Panaca ©
Panaca
Canopy Los Caracolies ©
Canopy Los Caracolies

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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Wed): take in the awesome beauty at Monserrate, then see the interesting displays at Gold Museum (Museo del Oro), and then steep yourself in history at Bolivar plaza. Keep things going the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de Sal de Zipaquira, then explore the world behind art at Museo Botero del Banco de la Republica, and then stop by Vitrina Guayca.

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

You can fly from Montenegro to Bogota in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and bus; or drive. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Montenegro in December, with highs in Bogota at 22°C and lows at 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) to allow time to travel to San Andres Island.

Things to do in Bogota

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

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

2
nights
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 27th (Fri), tour the pleasant surroundings at Cocoplum Bay, head off the coast to Johnny Cay, then enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Charquitos, and finally look for gifts at Esmeraldas Colombianas. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the dramatic natural features at Hoyo Soplador, then identify plant and animal life at La Piscinita, and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find traveler tips, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read San Andres Island trip itinerary app .

Getting from Bogota to San Andres Island by flight takes about 2.5 hours. When traveling from Bogota in December, plan for a bit warmer days in San Andres Island, with highs around 34°C, while nights are much hotter with lows around 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to travel to Cartagena.

Things to do in San Andres Island

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Johnny Cay ©
Johnny Cay
La Piscinita ©
La Piscinita
Hoyo Soplador ©
Hoyo Soplador

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Sun): don't miss a visit to La Popa Monastery, explore the historical opulence of Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas, then contemplate the long history of Walled City of Cartagena, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Sanctuary of Saint Peter Claver.

To find maps, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, use the Cartagena trip itinerary maker site .

Fly from San Andres Island to Cartagena in 3.5 hours. In December, daytime highs in Cartagena are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) to allow 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
Sanctuary of Saint Peter Claver ©
Sanctuary of Saint Peter Claver

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