11 days in Colombia Itinerary

11 days in Colombia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Colombia trip planner

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Bogota
— 3 nights
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Tayrona National Park
— 1 night
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San Andres Island
— 3 nights
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Cartagena
— 2 nights
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Bogota

— 3 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.
Explore Bogota's surroundings by going to Zipaquira (Esensal & Catedral de Sal de Zipaquira) and Ospina Park (in Chia). There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Gold Museum (Museo del Oro), indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, browse for treasures at El Cuchitril Second Hand Shop, and walk around Parque de Usaquen.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Bogota trip maker website.

Cluj-Napoca, Romania to Bogota is an approximately 21-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern European Standard Time to Colombia Standard Time, which is usually a -7 hour difference. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Cluj-Napoca in September: highs in Bogota hover around 22°C, while lows dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Tayrona National Park.

Things to do in Bogota

Museums · Parks · Nature · Tours

Side Trips

Tayrona National Park

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sun): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Parque Nacional Natural Tayrona.

For traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Tayrona National Park day trip planning app.

Fly from Bogota to Tayrona National Park in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Bogota in September, things will get warmer in Tayrona National Park: highs are around 39°C and lows about 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to fly to San Andres Island.

Things to do in Tayrona National Park

Nature · Parks
Highlights from your trip

San Andres Island

— 3 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 San Luis, explore the striking landscape at Hoyo Soplador, and identify plant and animal life at La Piscinita.

To see maps, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our San Andres Island trip builder website.

Traveling by flight from Tayrona National Park to San Andres Island takes 6.5 hours. While traveling from Tayrona National Park, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in San Andres Island, ranging from highs of 36°C to lows of 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can fly to Cartagena.

Things to do in San Andres Island

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

Cartagena

— 2 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 9th (Thu): contemplate the long history of Walled City of Cartagena, then step into the grandiose world of Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas, and then admire the striking features of Las Bovedas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Convent of Santa Cruz de la Popa, then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then steep yourself in history at Sanctuary of Saint Peter Claver, and finally don't miss a visit to Plaza Santo Domingo.

To see more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Cartagena trip itinerary builder website.

You can fly from San Andres Island to Cartagena in 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in September, and nighttime lows around 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Cartagena

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours

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.