15 days in Colombia Itinerary

15 days in Colombia Itinerary

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15 days in Colombia Itinerary

Start: Bristol
Fly:  14 h 15 min
1
Cartagena
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
2
Isla Baru
— 1 night
+3
Shuttle + Foot + Bus + Fly:  3 h 30 min
3
San Andres Island
— 1 night
Ferry:  2 h 45 min
4
Providencia Island
— 1 night
+2
Ferry + Foot + Fly:  7 h 30 min
5
Santa Marta
— 1 night
Fly + Shuttle:  4 h 15 min
6
Bucaramanga
— 1 night
Fly + Bus:  6 h 45 min
7
San Agustin
— 1 night
Drive:  5 h 30 min
8
Villavieja
— 1 night
Drive:  6 h 30 min
9
Tocancipa
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  18 h 15 min
End: Bristol

3
nights
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 a sense of the local culture at Barrio Getsemani and Templo de Santo Domingo. Explore hidden gems such as Speed Boats Tours and Iglesia de la Trinidad. And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Plaza de San Diego, admire the striking features of St. Catherine of Alexandria Cathedral, let little ones run wild at Plazoleta Joe Arroyo, and take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

To find photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Cartagena day trip tool .

Bristol, UK to Cartagena is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Bristol to Cartagena is minus 5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in April, and nighttime lows around 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to drive to Isla Baru.

Things to do in Cartagena

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors
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Speed Boats Tours
Barrio Getsemani ©
Barrio Getsemani
Iglesia de la Trinidad ©
Iglesia de la Trinidad

1
night
Isla Baru

Isla Baru ©
Lying south of Cartagena, Isla Baru was connected to the mainland until the construction of the Canal del Dique.
On the 11th (Sat), stroll through Playa Puntilla, then look for all kinds of wild species at Aviario Nacional de Colombia, and then kick back and relax at Playa Blanca.

Plan trip to Isla Baru with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

You can drive from Cartagena to Isla Baru in 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to travel to San Andres Island.

Things to do in Isla Baru

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Aviario Nacional de Colombia ©
Aviario Nacional de Colombia
Playa Blanca ©
Playa Blanca

1
night
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 12th (Sun): kick back and relax at Playa de Spratt Bight, then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, then look for all kinds of wild species at West View, and finally identify plant and animal life at La Piscinita.

Plan a trip to San Andres Island easily and quickly by telling Inspirock to suggest an itinerary.

Traveling by flight from Isla Baru to San Andres Island takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight. In April, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to catch the ferry to Providencia Island.

Things to do in San Andres Island

Parks Wildlife Outdoors
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Playa de Spratt Bight ©
Playa de Spratt Bight
Scuba & Snorkeling
West View
West View

1
night
Providencia Island

Although part of Colombia, the small, isolated Providencia Island retains its Caribbean culture and English-Creole language.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Mon): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, explore the striking landscape at Morgan's Head, and then head off the coast to Crab Cay-Cayo Cangrejo.

To find reviews, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Providencia Island trip itinerary maker tool .

Ride a ferry from San Andres Island to Providencia Island in 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in April, and nighttime lows around 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can travel to Santa Marta.

Things to do in Providencia Island

Nature Parks Outdoors
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Crab Cay-Cayo Cangrejo ©
Crab Cay-Cayo Cangrejo
Morgan's Head ©
Morgan's Head

1
night
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 14th (Tue), get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Mundo Marino, then enjoy the sand and surf at Cristal Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Playa de las 7 Olas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Museo del Oro Tairona - Casa de la Aduana, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then explore the world behind art at Quinta de San Pedro Alejandrino, and finally walk around Parque de Los Novios.

For maps, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Santa Marta holiday maker site .

You can do a combination of ferry and flight from Providencia Island to Santa Marta in 7.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of ferry, flight, and bus. When traveling from Providencia Island in April, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Santa Marta: temperatures range from 39°C by day to 30°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to travel to Bucaramanga.

Things to do in Santa Marta

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Scuba & Snorkeling, Playa de las 7 Olas
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Cristal Beach ©
Cristal Beach

1
night
Bucaramanga

Bucaramanga
A tour of Bucaramanga may yield little evidence that it dates back as far as 1622.
On the 16th (Thu), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Parque Nacional de Chicamocha.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Bucaramanga online itinerary maker .

You can fly from Santa Marta to Bucaramanga in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Santa Marta in April, things will get a bit cooler in Bucaramanga: highs are around 30°C and lows about 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can travel to San Agustin.

Things to do in Bucaramanga

Nature Parks

1
night
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 17th (Fri): take an in-depth tour of Museo Precolombino Villa Real, then explore the ancient world of San Agustin Archaeological Park, then make a trip to La Chaquira, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Estrecho Del Magdalena.

To see ratings, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, use the San Agustin trip maker site .

Fly from Bucaramanga to San Agustin in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Bucaramanga in April: highs in San Agustin hover around 22°C, while lows dip to 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to travel to Villavieja.

Things to do in San Agustin

Nature Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
San Agustin Archaeological Park ©
San Agustin Archaeological Park
Estrecho Del Magdalena ©
Estrecho Del Magdalena
Museo Precolombino Villa Real ©
Museo Precolombino Villa Real

1
night
Villavieja

Villavieja ©
Clinging to the banks of the Magdalena River, Villavieja serves as a gateway to the Tatacoa Desert.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sat): examine the collection at Casa del Totumo and then look for all kinds of wild species at Desierto de la Tatacoa.

To find more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Villavieja tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from San Agustin to Villavieja in 5.5 hours. Traveling from San Agustin in April, expect nights in Villavieja to be somewhat warmer, around 26°C, while days are much hotter, around 38°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Tocancipa.

Things to do in Villavieja

Wildlife Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
Desierto de la Tatacoa ©
Desierto de la Tatacoa
Casa del Totumo ©
Casa del Totumo

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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Sun): get engrossed in the history at Museo Aeroespacial Colombiano, explore the activities along Laguna de Guatavita, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia de Nuestra Senora de Fatima.

To find traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Tocancipa trip maker tool .

Traveling by car from Villavieja to Tocancipa takes 6.5 hours. You will have some time to spend on the 20th (Mon) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Tocancipa

Beaches Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Laguna de Guatavita, Iglesia del Divino Salvador
Highlights from your plan
Laguna de Guatavita ©
Laguna de Guatavita
Museo Aeroespacial Colombiano ©
Museo Aeroespacial Colombiano
Iglesia de Nuestra Senora de Fatima ©

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