14 days in Colombia Itinerary

14 days in Colombia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Colombia trip planner

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Bogota
— 4 nights
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Santa Marta
— 2 nights
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Cartagena
— 2 nights
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San Andres Island
— 3 nights
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Medellin
— 1 night
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Bogota

— 4 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.
Let the collections at Gold Museum (Museo del Oro) and Barrio La Candelaria capture your imagination. Take a break from the city and head to Laguna de Guatavita and Monserrate. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bogota: Catedral de Sal de Zipaquira (in Zipaquira), Vinos Express (in Chia) and Museo Aeroespacial Colombiano (in Tocancipa). It doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at Museo Botero del Banco de la Republica and take in the exciting artwork at DIBS by Culture Shock Colombia.

To see reviews, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Bogota trip maker app.

Cairo, Egypt to Bogota is an approximately 20-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern European Standard Time to Colombia Standard Time, which is usually a -7 hour difference. In June, Bogota is cooler than Cairo - with highs of 22°C and lows of 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to travel to Santa Marta.

Things to do in Bogota

Museums · Shopping · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Santa Marta

— 2 nights

America's Pearl

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 15th (Tue), make a trip to El Amanuense Libros & Cafe, then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then see the interesting displays at Museo del Oro Tairona - Casa de la Aduana. On your second day here, admire the masterpieces at Quinta de San Pedro Alejandrino, stroll through Cristal Beach, and then look for gifts at Yo Amo Santa Marta.

For ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Santa Marta tour planner.

You can fly from Bogota to Santa Marta in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for warmer temperatures traveling from Bogota in June, with highs in Santa Marta at 39°C and lows at 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to drive to Cartagena.

Things to do in Santa Marta

Outdoors · Tours · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trip

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 17th (Thu): visit Barrio Getsemani, don't miss a visit to Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas, and then stop by Dantas Store. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of Walled City of Cartagena, see the interesting displays at Choco Museo, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia de la Trinidad.

To see maps, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Cartagena trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Santa Marta to Cartagena takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Cartagena are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can travel to San Andres Island.

Things to do in Cartagena

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping · Museums

San Andres Island

— 3 nights
The coral San Andres Island boasts a rich colonial history, exotic beaches, and a laidback, tropical lifestyle.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Parque Tematico El Pueblito Isleno San Andres and Plaza Canon de Morgan. Take a break from the city and head to West View and Johnny Cay. And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Playa de Spratt Bight, take a stroll around Banco de la Republica, pause for some photo ops at La Barracuda, and step off the mainland to explore Cayo El Acuario.

For where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, use the San Andres Island trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Cartagena to San Andres Island in 3.5 hours. In June in San Andres Island, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 30°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can travel to Medellin.

Things to do in San Andres Island

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Medellin

— 1 night

City of the Eternal Spring

Nestled between rising hills in a narrow valley, Medellin serves as an energetic melting pot of people from all socio-economic classes.
On the 22nd (Tue), get engrossed in the history at Museo de Antioquia, then look for gifts at Evok, then buy something for everyone on your list at El Tesoro Parque Comercial, and finally view the masterpieces at Arte Loft Galeria.

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Fly from San Andres Island to Medellin in 4 hours. Traveling from San Andres Island in June, plan for little chillier nights in Medellin, with lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Medellin

Shopping · Museums

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.