15 days in Colombia Itinerary

15 days in Colombia Itinerary

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Bogota
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Leticia
— 2 nights
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Santa Marta
— 2 nights
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San Andres Island
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Cartagena
— 5 nights
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Bogota

— 3 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.
Step out of the city life by going to Laguna de Guatavita and Monserrate. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Gold Museum (Museo del Oro) and Bolivar Square. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bogota: Zipaquira (Iglesia de Nuestra Senora de los Dolores & Catedral de Sal de Zipaquira). There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at Museo Botero del Banco de la Republica and stop by Vitrina Guayca.

To find maps, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Bogota trip itinerary tool.

Dublin, Ireland to Bogota is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. Traveling from Dublin to Bogota, you'll gain 5 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Dublin in October, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Bogota: temperatures range from 22°C by day to 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to fly to Leticia.

Things to do in Bogota

Parks · Nature · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Leticia

— 2 nights
Leticia represents a large urban area and one of the best places from which to commence exploring areas along the Amazon.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Thu): get outside with Outdoor Activities and then head off the coast to Isla de Los Micos. On the 5th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour the pleasant surroundings at Parque Ecologico Mundo Amazonico.

For traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Leticia trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Bogota to Leticia takes 3.5 hours. Traveling from Bogota in November, expect Leticia to be warmer, temps between 37°C and 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) to allow time to fly to Santa Marta.

Things to do in Leticia

Wildlife · Parks · Tours · Outdoors

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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Sat): admire the natural beauty at Quinta de San Pedro Alejandrino, stroll through Cristal Beach, and then meet the residents at Marine World Aquarium. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to El Amanuense Libros & Cafe and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read our Santa Marta trip tool.

Getting from Leticia to Santa Marta by flight takes about 6.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in November, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) to allow time to fly to San Andres Island.

Things to do in Santa Marta

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trip

San Andres Island

— 2 nights
The coral San Andres Island boasts a rich colonial history, exotic beaches, and a laidback, tropical lifestyle.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Mon): stroll through La Piscinita, then tour the pleasant surroundings at West View, and then discover the deep blue sea with Scuba San Andres Dive Shop. On the 9th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: head off the coast to Johnny Cay, tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa de Spratt Bight, then make a trip to Plaza Canon de Morgan, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Hoyo Soplador.

To find out how to plan a trip to San Andres Island, use our trip itinerary maker.

You can fly from Santa Marta to San Andres Island in 6.5 hours. November in San Andres Island sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 29°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Cartagena.

Things to do in San Andres Island

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Nature

Cartagena

— 5 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.
Get some cultural insight at Barrio Getsemani and Speed Boats Tours. Your inner history buff will appreciate Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas and Convent of Santa Cruz de la Popa. There's still lots to do: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, look for gifts at Colombia Artesanal, steep yourself in history at Walled City of Cartagena, and take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

To find photos, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Cartagena trip planner.

Traveling by flight from San Andres Island to Cartagena takes 3 hours. In November, daytime highs in Cartagena are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Cartagena

Tours · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Neighborhoods

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.