14 days in Colombia Itinerary

14 days in Colombia Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Vienna
Fly:  16 h
1
Cartagena
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + Foot + Ferry:  7 h 15 min
2
Providencia Island
— 1 night
Ferry:  2 h 45 min
3
San Andres Island
— 3 nights
Fly + Shuttle:  3 h
4
Santa Marta
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + Taxi + Bus:  4 h 30 min
5
Zipaquira
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  18 h
End: Vienna

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.
Iglesia de la Trinidad and Barrio Getsemani will appeal to history buffs. Explore hidden gems such as Aviario Nacional de Colombia and Plaza de La Trinidad. There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Templo de Santo Domingo, see the interesting displays at Choco Museo, admire the striking features of Cathedral Basilica of St. Catherine of Alexandria, and steep yourself in history at Walled City of Cartagena.

To see maps, photos, and tourist information, read Cartagena day trip planning site.

Vienna, Austria to Cartagena is an approximately 16- hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Vienna to Cartagena is minus 6 hours. Traveling from Vienna in August, things will get a bit warmer in Cartagena: highs are around 38°C and lows about 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can travel to Providencia Island.

Things to do in Cartagena

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks

Side Trip

Aviario Nacional de Colombia
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Aviario Nacional de Colombia ©
Aviario Nacional de Colombia
Iglesia de la Trinidad ©
Iglesia de la Trinidad
Templo de Santo Domingo ©
Templo de Santo Domingo

1
night
Providencia Island

Providencia Island ©
Although part of Colombia, the small, isolated Providencia Island retains its Caribbean culture and English-Creole language.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Wed): take in the dramatic natural features at Morgan's Head and then head off the coast to Crab Cay-Cayo Cangrejo. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to The Peak Forestry Reserve and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

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Traveling by combination of flight and ferry from Cartagena to Providencia Island takes 7.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Providencia Island are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to ride a ferry to San Andres Island.

Things to do in Providencia Island

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Crab Cay-Cayo Cangrejo ©
Crab Cay-Cayo Cangrejo
Scuba & Snorkeling
The Peak Forestry Reserve ©
The Peak Forestry Reserve

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Playa de Spratt Bight and La Barracuda. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Playa de San Luis and Playa Charquitos. The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at La Piscinita, pause for some photo ops at Plaza Canon de Morgan, take in the dramatic natural features at Hoyo Soplador, and explore the gorgeous colors at West View.

To see where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our San Andres Island road trip website.

Ride a ferry from Providencia Island to San Andres Island in 3 hours. In August, daily temperatures in San Andres Island can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Santa Marta.

Things to do in San Andres Island

Parks Wildlife Outdoors
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La Piscinita ©
La Piscinita
Playa de Spratt Bight ©
Playa de Spratt Bight
Scuba & Snorkeling

2
nights
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 31st (Mon), stroll around Parque de Los Novios and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Tue): explore the world behind art at Quinta de San Pedro Alejandrino, then enjoy the sand and surf at Cristal Beach, and then observe the fascinating underwater world at Marine World Aquarium.

To find maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Santa Marta trip tool.

Traveling by combination of flight and shuttle from San Andres Island to Santa Marta takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to travel to Zipaquira.

Things to do in Santa Marta

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trip

Scuba & Snorkeling
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Cristal Beach ©
Cristal Beach
Quinta de San Pedro Alejandrino ©
Quinta de San Pedro Alejandrino

2
nights
Zipaquira

Zipaquira ©
A tour of Zipaquira, the salt-mining capital of Colombia, remains one of the best day-trip ideas from Bogota.
On the 2nd (Wed), take an in-depth tour of Museo Aeroespacial Colombiano, then kick back and relax at Laguna de Guatavita, and then take an in-depth tour of Casa Museo Quevedo Zornoza. On your second day here, indulge in some personalized pampering at Esensal, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de Sal de Zipaquira, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral Diocesana.

To find photos, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Zipaquira online trip maker.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Santa Marta to Zipaquira in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Zipaquira

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Laguna de Guatavita, Museo Aeroespacial Colombiano
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Laguna de Guatavita ©
Laguna de Guatavita
Catedral Diocesana ©
Catedral Diocesana
Catedral de Sal de Zipaquira ©
Catedral de Sal de Zipaquira

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