13 days in Colombia Itinerary

13 days in Colombia Itinerary

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13 days in Colombia Itinerary

Start: Denver
Fly:  13​h 45​min
1
San Andres Island
— 1 day
ferry:  2​h 45​min
2
Providencia Island
— 2 nights
+2
ferry + foot + Fly:  7​h 30​min
3
Santa Marta
— 1 night
+2
Fly + taxi + bus:  5​h 15​min
4
San Gil
— 2 nights
+2
bus + taxi + Fly:  7​h 45​min
5
San Agustin
— 1 day
Fly:  7​h
6
Cartagena
— 4 nights
Fly:  11​h 45​min
End: Denver

1
day
San Andres Island

San Andres Island ©
The coral San Andres Island boasts a rich colonial history, exotic beaches, and a laidback, tropical lifestyle.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Playa de Spratt Bight and then explore the gorgeous colors at West View.

For reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the San Andres Island driving holiday planner .

Denver, USA to San Andres Island is an approximately 14-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Denver to San Andres Island. Expect warmer temperatures when traveling from Denver in November; daily highs in San Andres Island reach 86°F and lows reach 77°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Providencia Island.

Things to do in San Andres Island

Parks Wildlife Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Playa de Spratt Bight ©
Playa de Spratt Bight

2
nights
Providencia Island

Providencia Island ©
Although part of Colombia, the small, isolated Providencia Island retains its Caribbean culture and English-Creole language.
On the 25th (Mon), make a trip to The Peak Forestry Reserve and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Tue): stroll through Fort Bay, head off the coast to Crab Cay-Cayo Cangrejo, and then enjoy the sea views from Lighthouse Providencia.

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Getting from San Andres Island to Providencia Island by ferry takes about 3 hours. November in Providencia Island sees daily highs of 86°F and lows of 77°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can travel to Santa Marta.

Things to do in Providencia Island

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Fort Bay
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Crab Cay-Cayo Cangrejo ©
Crab Cay-Cayo Cangrejo
Scuba & Snorkeling
The Peak Forestry Reserve ©
The Peak Forestry Reserve

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 27th (Wed), enjoy the sand and surf at Cristal Beach and then take in the architecture and design of Universidad del Magdalena. Keep things going the next day: explore the world behind art at Quinta de San Pedro Alejandrino, then see the interesting displays at Museo del Oro Tairona - Casa de la Aduana, and then stroll through Parque de Los Novios.

To see more things to do, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, use the Santa Marta tour itinerary planner .

Traveling by combination of ferry and flight from Providencia Island to Santa Marta takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, flight, and bus. In November in Santa Marta, expect temperatures between 90°F during the day and 76°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to travel to San Gil.

Things to do in Santa Marta

Parks Museums Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Cristal Beach ©
Cristal Beach
Quinta de San Pedro Alejandrino ©
Quinta de San Pedro Alejandrino

2
nights
San Gil

Providing some of the region's best opportunities for paragliding, rappelling, white-water rafting, kayaking, hiking, and caving, San Gil appeals to adventure seekers and nature lovers wishing to escape overcrowded Bogota, located several hours' drive to the south.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Fri): get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then walk around Parque La Libertad. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Sat): get outside with Outdoor Activities and then take in the dramatic scenery at Cascada de Juan Curi.

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Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Santa Marta to San Gil takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Santa Marta in November, with highs in San Gil at 78°F and lows at 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to travel to San Agustin.

Things to do in San Gil

Tours Outdoors Adventure
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Parasailing & Paragliding
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours

1
day
San Agustin

San Agustin ©
San Agustin remains best known for its archaeological sites, which include the World Heritage-listed San Agustin Archaeological Park.
On the 1st (Sun), take an in-depth tour of Museo Precolombino Villa Real and then explore the ancient world of San Agustin Archaeological Park.

For traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read our San Agustin trip maker tool .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from San Gil to San Agustin in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from San Gil in December, expect a bit warmer with lows of 74°F in San Agustin. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can travel to Cartagena.

Things to do in San Agustin

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
San Agustin Archaeological Park ©
San Agustin Archaeological Park
Museo Precolombino Villa Real ©
Museo Precolombino Villa Real

4
nights
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Aviario Nacional de Colombia and Iglesia de la Trinidad. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Speed Boats Tours and Casa Museo Rafael Nunez. There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Templo de Santo Domingo, make a trip to Centro de Convenciones Cartagena de Indias, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and admire the striking features of St. Catherine of Alexandria Cathedral.

To see reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Cartagena planner .

Traveling by flight from San Agustin to Cartagena takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. When traveling from San Agustin in December, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Cartagena: temperatures range from 89°F by day to 76°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cartagena

Tours Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trip

Aviario Nacional de Colombia
Highlights from your plan
Speed Boats Tours
Aviario Nacional de Colombia ©
Aviario Nacional de Colombia
Iglesia de la Trinidad ©
Iglesia de la Trinidad

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