11 days in Colombia Itinerary

11 days in Colombia Itinerary

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Bogota
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Medellin
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San Andres Island
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Cartagena
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Bogota

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.
Explore Bogota's surroundings by going to Laguna de Guatavita (in Tierra Negra), Zipaquira (Catedral de Sal de Zipaquira & Esensal) and Basilica Del Señor de los Milagros (in Buga). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Gold Museum (Museo del Oro), indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, make a trip to Bolivar Square, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Monserrate.

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New York City, USA to Bogota is an approximately 10-hour flight. While traveling from New York City, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Bogota, ranging from highs of 67°F to lows of 48°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to travel to Medellin.

Things to do in Bogota

Museums · Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Medellin

City of the Eternal Spring

Nestled between rising hills in a narrow valley, Medellin serves as an energetic melting pot of people from all socio-economic classes.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Fri): contemplate the waterfront views at Laguna de Guatape, see Off-Road Tours, and then get the lay of the land with Walking tours. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Plaza Botero, observe the fascinating underwater world at Parque Explora, then glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, and finally see the sky in a new way at Planetario de Medellin.

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Traveling by flight from Bogota to Medellin takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Bogota in November, things will get a bit warmer in Medellin: highs are around 80°F and lows about 63°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can travel to San Andres Island.

Things to do in Medellin

Parks · Tours · Outdoors · Zoos & Aquariums

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San Andres Island

The coral San Andres Island boasts a rich colonial history, exotic beaches, and a laidback, tropical lifestyle.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Sun): see the interesting displays at Parque Tematico El Pueblito Isleno San Andres, step off the mainland to explore Johnny Cay, then stroll through Playa de Spratt Bight, then look for all kinds of wild species at Cayo El Acuario, and finally stroll through Playa Charquitos. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at Playa de San Luis, take in the dramatic natural features at Hoyo Soplador, then look for all kinds of wild species at La Piscinita, and finally see some colorful creatures with Scuba San Andres Dive Shop.

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Traveling by flight from Medellin to San Andres Island takes 4 hours. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Medellin in November: high temperatures in San Andres Island hover around 86°F and lows are around 77°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to travel to Cartagena.

Things to do in San Andres Island

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Beaches

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Cartagena

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.
Cartagena is known for historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: step into the grandiose world of Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas, steep yourself in history at Plaza Santo Domingo, don't miss a visit to Las Bovedas, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sanctuary of Saint Peter Claver.

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You can fly from San Andres Island to Cartagena in 3.5 hours. In November, daily temperatures in Cartagena can reach 89°F, while at night they dip to 78°F. On the 3rd (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cartagena

Historic Sites · Parks · Spas · Nature

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Colombia travel guide

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Historic Sites · Specialty Museums · Landmarks
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.