10 days in Colombia Itinerary

10 days in Colombia Itinerary

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10 days in Colombia Itinerary

Start: Toronto
Fly:  11​h 15​min
1
San Andres Island
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
2
Bogota
— 3 nights
Fly:  1​h 15​min
3
Medellin
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
4
Cartagena
— 2 nights
Fly:  8​h 15​min
End: Toronto

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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Wed): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, then stroll through Playa de Spratt Bight, and then glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Thu): identify plant and animal life at La Piscinita, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Primera Iglesia Bautista, then stop by Esmeraldas Colombianas, then appreciate the history behind Plaza Canon de Morgan, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Charquitos.

To see ratings, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the San Andres Island journey planner .

Toronto, Canada to San Andres Island is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. Traveling from Toronto in December, things will get much hotter in San Andres Island: highs are around 34°C and lows about 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Bogota.

Things to do in San Andres Island

Outdoors Parks Wildlife
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Playa de Spratt Bight ©
Playa de Spratt Bight
Scuba & Snorkeling
Parasailing & Paragliding

3
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.
Gold Museum (Museo del Oro) and Casa de Moneda - Coleccion Numismatica del Banco de la Republica are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Visiting Laguna de Guatavita and Mina de Sal de Nemocon will get you outdoors. Next up on the itinerary: browse the eclectic array of goods at Mercado de las Pulgas de Usaquen, explore the world behind art at Museo Santa Clara, and pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia de San Francisco.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Bogota day trip tool .

Getting from San Andres Island to Bogota by flight takes about 2.5 hours. When traveling from San Andres Island in December, plan for a bit cooler days and colder nights in Bogota: temperatures range from 22°C by day to 9°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can travel to Medellin.

Things to do in Bogota

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trips

Mina de Sal de Nemocon, Laguna de Guatavita
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Laguna de Guatavita ©
Laguna de Guatavita
Iglesia de San Francisco ©
Iglesia de San Francisco
Museo Santa Clara ©
Museo Santa Clara

2
nights
Medellin

Medellin ©
Nestled between rising hills in a narrow valley, Medellin serves as an energetic melting pot of people from all socio-economic classes.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Mon): explore the different monuments and memorials at Cementerio Jardines Montesacro, browse the different shops at Mayorca Mega Plaza, and then admire the striking features of Metropolitan Cathedral Basilica. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 31st (Tue): head outdoors with 2000m Descent and more and then explore the world behind art at Museo de Arte Moderno de Medellin.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Medellin travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Bogota to Medellin by flight takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Bogota in December, things will get a bit warmer in Medellin: highs are around 32°C and lows about 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to travel to Cartagena.

Things to do in Medellin

Trails Wildlife Shopping

Side Trips

Mayorca Mega Plaza, Cementerio Jardines Montesacro
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Mayorca Mega Plaza ©
Mayorca Mega Plaza
Metropolitan Cathedral Basilica ©
Metropolitan Cathedral Basilica
Museo de Arte Moderno de Medellin ©
Museo de Arte Moderno de Medellin

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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Wed): look for all kinds of wild species at Aviario Nacional de Colombia and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Bairro Getsemani. On the next day, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sanctuary of Saint Peter Claver, take in the spiritual surroundings of Templo de Santo Domingo, and then stop by La Casa del Joyero.

Make your Cartagena itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Getting from Medellin to Cartagena by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Medellin in December, with highs in Cartagena at 37°C and lows at 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cartagena

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Wildlife

Side Trip

Aviario Nacional de Colombia
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Aviario Nacional de Colombia ©
Aviario Nacional de Colombia
Barrio Getsemani ©
Barrio Getsemani
Templo de Santo Domingo ©
Templo de Santo Domingo

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