11 days in Colombia Itinerary

11 days in Colombia Itinerary

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11 days in Colombia Itinerary

Start: Marilia
Fly:  22 h 15 min
1
Bogota
— 2 nights
Fly:  2 h 30 min
2
San Andres Island
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
3
Cartagena
— 3 nights
Fly:  22 h
End: Marilia

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Gold Museum (Museo del Oro) and Casa Museo Quinta de Bolivar. You'll explore and learn at Museo Botero del Banco de la Republica and Museo Arqueologico. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bogota: Laguna de Guatavita (in Tierra Negra) and Zipaquira (Esensal & Catedral de Sal de Zipaquira).

To find maps, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Bogota trip planner .

Marilia, Brazil to Bogota is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Marilia to Bogota, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Marilia in October, plan for slightly colder days and cooler nights in Bogota: temperatures range from 22°C by day to 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can travel to San Andres Island.

Things to do in Bogota

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trips

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

3
nights
San Andres Island

San Andres Island ©
The coral San Andres Island boasts a rich colonial history, exotic beaches, and a laidback, tropical lifestyle.
Visit Playa de San Luis and Playa de Spratt Bight for some beach relaxation. Get a sense of the local culture at Island House Museum and Plaza Canon de Morgan. And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at La Piscinita, enjoy the sand and surf at Cocoplum Bay, tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Charquitos, and explore the gorgeous colors at West View.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our San Andres Island vacation planner .

You can fly from Bogota to San Andres Island in 2.5 hours. While traveling from Bogota, expect somewhat warmer days and warmer nights in San Andres Island, ranging from highs of 36°C to lows of 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to travel to Cartagena.

Things to do in San Andres Island

Parks Outdoors Wildlife
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La Piscinita ©
La Piscinita
Cayo El Acuario ©
Cayo El Acuario
West View
West View

3
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.
Popular historic sites such as Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas and Plaza Santo Domingo are in your itinerary. Do some cultural sightseeing at Walled City of Cartagena and Scuba & Snorkeling. Step out of Cartagena to go to Isla Baru and see Playa Blanca, which is approximately 1h 05 min away. The adventure continues: relax and rejuvenate at Volcan de Lodo El Totumo (Mud Volcano) and make a trip to Torre del Reloj.

To find reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Cartagena trip planner.

Traveling by flight from San Andres Island to Cartagena takes 3.5 hours. October in Cartagena sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 30°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cartagena

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Playa Blanca
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Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas ©
Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas
Walled City of Cartagena ©
Walled City of Cartagena
Playa Blanca ©
Playa Blanca

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