12 days in Colombia Itinerary

12 days in Colombia Itinerary

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Cartagena
— 4 nights
Fly to San Andres Island, Ferry to Providencia Island
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Providencia Island
— 1 night
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San Andres Island
— 2 nights
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Bogota
— 2 nights
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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.
Walled City of Cartagena and Plaza Santo Domingo will appeal to history buffs. Appreciate the collections at Caribe Jewelry Museum & Factory and Museo del Oro Zenu. Take a break from Cartagena with a short trip to Playa Blanca in Isla Baru, about 1h 5 min away. There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral Basilica of St. Catherine of Alexandria, steep yourself in history at Torre del Reloj, and admire the landmark architecture of Las Bovedas.

For ratings, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Cartagena online trip planner.

Sao Paulo, Brazil to Cartagena is an approximately 13-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Brasilia Standard Time to Colombia Standard Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. Traveling from Sao Paulo in January, Cartagena is a bit warmer at night with lows of 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to travel to Providencia Island.

Things to do in Cartagena

Historic Sites · Beaches · Parks · Outdoors

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Providencia Island

Although part of Colombia, the small, isolated Providencia Island retains its Caribbean culture and English-Creole language.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Sat): make a trip to The Peak Forestry Reserve, then enjoy the sea views from Lighthouse Providence, and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. On the 20th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the striking landscape at Morgan's Head and then step off the mainland to explore Crab Cay-Cayo Cangrejo.

To find other places to visit, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read Providencia Island sightseeing planner.

Getting from Cartagena to Providencia Island by combination of flight and ferry takes about 8 hours. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in January, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to San Andres Island.

Things to do in Providencia Island

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors
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Morgan's Head ©
Geologic Formation
Morgan's Head
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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 21st (Mon): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Primera Iglesia Bautista, see some colorful creatures with Aquanautas, then take in the dramatic natural features at Hoyo Soplador, and finally kick back and relax at Playa de San Luis.

For traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our San Andres Island tour itinerary builder tool.

Getting from Providencia Island to San Andres Island by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: ride a ferry. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in January, and nighttime lows around 28°C. On the 22nd (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Bogota.

Things to do in San Andres Island

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites
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Hoyo Soplador ©
Geologic Formation
Hoyo Soplador
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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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia de San Francisco. On the next day, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de Sal de Zipaquira and then examine the collection at Gold Museum (Museo del Oro).

For maps, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Bogota online trip planner.

You can fly from San Andres Island to Bogota in 4.5 hours. Traveling from San Andres Island in January, you will find days in Bogota are a bit cooler (23°C), and nights are colder (7°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Bogota

Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites

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