11 days in Colombia Itinerary

11 days in Colombia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Colombia trip planner

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Bogota
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San Andres Island
— 4 nights
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Cartagena
— 3 nights
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Bogota

— 2 nights

Athens of South America

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.
On your second day here, make a trip to Bolivar Square, then see the interesting displays at Gold Museum (Museo del Oro), and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Monserrate.

Before you visit Bogota, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia to Bogota is an approximately 21.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Arabian Standard Time to Colombia Standard Time is minus 8 hours. Traveling from Jeddah in May, expect Bogota to be cooler, temps between 22°C and 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to San Andres Island.

Things to do in Bogota

Museums · Tours · Parks · Nature

San Andres Island

— 4 nights
The coral San Andres Island boasts a rich colonial history, exotic beaches, and a laidback, tropical lifestyle.
San Andres Island is known for nature, wildlife, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: step off the mainland to explore Johnny Cay, kick back and relax at Playa de Spratt Bight, discover the deep blue sea with Blue Life Centro de Buceo, and explore the striking landscape at Hoyo Soplador.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read our San Andres Island route builder tool.

Fly from Bogota to San Andres Island in 4 hours. While traveling from Bogota, expect somewhat warmer days and much hotter nights in San Andres Island, ranging from highs of 36°C to lows of 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to fly to Cartagena.

Things to do in San Andres Island

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

Cartagena

— 3 nights

City of Heroes

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 8th (Sat): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral Santa Catalina de Alejandria, contemplate the long history of Walled City of Cartagena, then step into the grandiose world of Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Convent of Santa Cruz de la Popa. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Plaza Santo Domingo, then steep yourself in history at Sanctuary of Saint Peter Claver, then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and finally make a trip to Plaza de La Trinidad.

To see reviews, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Cartagena trip maker.

Traveling by flight from San Andres Island to Cartagena takes 3 hours. May in Cartagena sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 30°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Mon) to allow time for the flight back home.

Things to do in Cartagena

Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors · Parks

Colombia travel guide

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Historic Sites · Landmarks · Specialty Museums
Diverse in terms of landscapes, climates, and cultures, Colombia remains one of South America's least explored tourist destinations, overshadowed by its more popular southern neighbors. Combining the best of what the continent has to offer, a vacation in Colombia allows you to blend outdoor adventures with tours of picture-perfect cobblestoned towns dating back to the colonial era. Tourists on a Colombia holiday can easily hop from sun-kissed coastal spots to the hilly coffee-growing region, where thriving plantations quickly give way to a landscape of snow-covered volcanic peaks and the paramo--alpine ecosystems sheltering some of the rarest plants growing above the continuous forest line.