13 days in Colombia Itinerary

13 days in Colombia Itinerary

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13 days in Colombia Itinerary

Start: Prague
Fly:  13​h 45​min
1
Cartagena
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Santa Marta
— 1 night
shuttle + Fly:  3​h
3
San Andres Island
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
Medellin
— 1 night
Fly:  1​h 15​min
5
Bogota
— 5 nights
Fly:  16​h 15​min
End: Prague

2
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.
Keep things going the next day: get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour, explore the historical opulence of Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas, and then admire the striking features of Las Bovedas.

To see reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Cartagena online itinerary planner .

Prague, Czech Republic to Cartagena is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone changes from Central European Time (CET) to Colombia Time (COT), which is usually a -6 hour difference. Expect warmer temperatures when traveling from Prague in January; daily highs in Cartagena reach 36°C and lows reach 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Santa Marta.

Things to do in Cartagena

Historic Sites Outdoors Tours
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Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas ©
Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas
Walled City of Cartagena ©
Walled City of Cartagena
Plaza Santo Domingo ©
Plaza Santo Domingo

1
night
Santa Marta

Santa Marta ©
Many visitors begin their Santa Marta holiday, surrounded by urban clutter and heavy traffic, expecting little from the city in terms of historical importance.
On the 29th (Wed), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Parque Nacional Natural Tayrona.

For more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Santa Marta online sightseeing planner .

You can drive from Cartagena to Santa Marta in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to travel to San Andres Island.

Things to do in Santa Marta

Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Parque Nacional Natural Tayrona ©
Parque Nacional Natural Tayrona

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.
San Andres Island is known for nature, wildlife, beaches, historic sites, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: head off the coast to Johnny Cay, stroll through Playa de San Luis, fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, and kick back and relax at Playa Charquitos.

For ratings, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read our San Andres Island journey planner .

Getting from Santa Marta to San Andres Island by combination of shuttle and flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight. When traveling from Santa Marta in January, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in San Andres Island: temperatures range from 34°C by day to 28°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can travel to Medellin.

Things to do in San Andres Island

Parks Wildlife Nature
Highlights from your plan
Johnny Cay ©
Johnny Cay
La Piscinita ©
La Piscinita
Hoyo Soplador ©
Hoyo Soplador

1
night
Medellin

Nestled between rising hills in a narrow valley, Medellin serves as an energetic melting pot of people from all socio-economic classes.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): get outside with Outdoor Activities, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Templo Parroquial Jesus Nazareno, and then get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

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Getting from San Andres Island to Medellin by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Traveling from San Andres Island in February, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Medellin, with lows of 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can travel to Bogota.

Things to do in Medellin

Tours Outdoors Adventure
Highlights from your plan
Parasailing & Paragliding
Walking tours
Templo Parroquial Jesus Nazareno ©

5
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Bogota: Catedral de Sal de Zipaquira (in Zipaquira) and Laguna de Guatavita (in Tierra Negra). There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Gold Museum (Museo del Oro), steep yourself in history at Bolivar plaza, browse for treasures at El Cuchitril Second Hand Shop, and look for all kinds of wild species at Humedal de Cordoba.

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Fly from Medellin to Bogota in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Medellin in February: high temperatures in Bogota hover around 24°C and lows are around 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Bogota

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Laguna de Guatavita, Catedral de Sal de Zipaquira
Highlights from your plan
Gold Museum (Museo del Oro) ©
Gold Museum (Museo del Oro)
Monserrate ©
Monserrate

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