15 days in Colombia Itinerary

15 days in Colombia Itinerary

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Start: Calgary
Fly:  12 h 30 min
1
Cartagena
— 4 nights
+2
Fly + Foot + Ferry:  7 h 15 min
2
Providencia Island
— 1 night
Ferry:  2 h 45 min
3
San Andres Island
— 2 nights
Fly + Shuttle:  3 h
4
Santa Marta
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + Taxi + Bus:  5 h 15 min
5
San Gil
— 1 night
+3
Bus + Taxi + Fly + Bus:  7 h 45 min
6
San Agustin
— 1 day
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  5 h 15 min
7
Tocancipa
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  15 h 15 min
End: Calgary

4
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.
Get some historical perspective at Barrio Getsemani and Cathedral Basilica of St. Catherine of Alexandria. Step out of the city life by going to Aviario Nacional de Colombia and Speed Boats Tours. The adventure continues: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia de la Trinidad, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Templo de Santo Domingo, don't miss a visit to Plaza de La Trinidad, and examine the collection at Choco Museo.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Cartagena visit planner.

Calgary, Canada to Cartagena is an approximately 14.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Calgary to Cartagena, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect warmer temperatures when traveling from Calgary in November; daily highs in Cartagena reach 37°C and lows reach 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can travel to Providencia Island.

Things to do in Cartagena

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors

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
Barrio Getsemani ©
Barrio Getsemani

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 12th (Thu): visit a coastal fixture at Lighthouse Providence and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Fri): make a trip to The Peak Forestry Reserve and then head off the coast to Crab Cay-Cayo Cangrejo.

For photos, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Providencia Island online itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of flight and ferry from Cartagena to Providencia Island in 7.5 hours. In November, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can catch the ferry to San Andres Island.

Things to do in Providencia Island

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

2
nights
San Andres Island

San Andres Island ©
The coral San Andres Island boasts a rich colonial history, exotic beaches, and a laidback, tropical lifestyle.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Sat): kick back and relax at Playa de San Luis, see the vivid underwater world at West View, and then look for all kinds of wild species at La Piscinita. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Parque Tematico El Pueblito Isleno San Andres, then kick back and relax at Playa de Spratt Bight, then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and finally steep yourself in history at Plaza Canon de Morgan.

For reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read our San Andres Island itinerary planner.

Traveling by ferry from Providencia Island to San Andres Island takes 3 hours. In November in San Andres Island, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 29°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can travel to Santa Marta.

Things to do in San Andres Island

Parks Wildlife Outdoors
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Playa de Spratt Bight ©
Playa de Spratt Bight
Scuba & Snorkeling
Plaza Canon de Morgan ©
Plaza Canon de Morgan

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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Mon): explore the world behind art at Quinta de San Pedro Alejandrino, kick back and relax at Cristal Beach, and then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Marine World Aquarium. On the 17th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll through Parque de Los Novios and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For more things to do, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Santa Marta trip planner.

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 November, daytime highs in Santa Marta are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) to allow time to travel to San Gil.

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

1
night
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 18th (Wed): head outdoors with Outdoor Activities and then take in the dramatic scenery at Cascada de Juan Curi.

To see reviews, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our San Gil online itinerary maker.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Santa Marta to San Gil in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Santa Marta in November; daily highs in San Gil reach 30°C and lows reach 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can travel to San Agustin.

Things to do in San Gil

Tours Outdoors Adventure
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River Rafting & Tubing

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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Thu): delve into the distant past at Alto de las Chinas, delve into the distant past at San Agustin Archaeological Park, and then take an in-depth tour of Museo Precolombino Villa Real.

To see maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read San Agustin journey maker tool.

Do a combination of bus and flight from San Gil to San Agustin in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from San Gil in November: highs in San Agustin hover around 26°C, while lows dip to 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can travel to Tocancipa.

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

2
nights
Tocancipa

Tocancipa ©
You might not realize it, but some of the world's most renowned monuments reside in the Colombian town of Tocancipa.
On the 20th (Fri), brush up on your military savvy at Museo Aeroespacial Colombiano and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Laguna de Guatavita.

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The Route module can help you plan travel from San Agustin to Tocancipa. When traveling from San Agustin in November, plan for little chillier days and colder nights in Tocancipa: temperatures range from 22°C by day to 10°C at night. You will leave for home on the 21st (Sat).

Things to do in Tocancipa

Beaches Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Laguna de Guatavita
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Laguna de Guatavita ©
Laguna de Guatavita
Museo Aeroespacial Colombiano ©
Museo Aeroespacial Colombiano

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