15 days in Colombia Itinerary

15 days in Colombia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Colombia trip planner

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Bogota
— 4 nights
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Medellin
— 2 nights
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San Andres Island
— 4 nights
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Cartagena
— 3 nights
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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.
Get out of town with these interesting Bogota side-trips: Zipaquira (Museo Arqueologico de Zipaquira & Catedral de Sal de Zipaquira). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Gold Museum (Museo del Oro), tour the pleasant surroundings at Monserrate, admire the natural beauty at Jardin Botanico de Bogota Jose Celestino Mutis, and don't miss a visit to Teatro Mayor Julio Mario Santo Domingo.

For more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Bogota visit planner.

Skopje, Republic of North Macedonia to Bogota is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Skopje to Bogota is minus 6 hours. Traveling from Skopje in June, expect Bogota to be slightly colder, temps between 22°C and 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) to allow time to fly to Medellin.

Things to do in Bogota

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Tours

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Medellin

— 2 nights

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 6th (Sun), take an in-depth tour of Museo de Antioquia, meet the residents at Parque Explora, and then make a trip to Plaza Botero. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of Pueblito Paisa, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, then enjoy some diversion at Parque Lleras, and finally take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

To find photos, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read Medellin trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Bogota to Medellin by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Bogota in June: high temperatures in Medellin hover around 33°C and lows are around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) to allow time to fly to San Andres Island.

Things to do in Medellin

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Tours · Museums

San Andres Island

— 4 nights
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, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: head off the coast to Johnny Cay, tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa de San Luis, explore the gorgeous colors at West View, and Head underground at Morgan's Cave.

To see photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read San Andres Island online tour planner.

You can fly from Medellin to San Andres Island in 3.5 hours. Traveling from Medellin in June, San Andres Island is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Cartagena.

Things to do in San Andres Island

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

Cartagena

— 3 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.
Cartagena is known for historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: step into the grandiose world of Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas, don't miss a visit to Plaza de La Trinidad, take a stroll through Centro Historico, and steep yourself in history at Walled City of Cartagena.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read our Cartagena online trip builder.

Fly from San Andres Island to Cartagena in 3 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Cartagena

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Outdoors · Tours

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.