17 days in Cartagena, San Andres Island & Bogota Itinerary

17 days in Cartagena, San Andres Island & Bogota Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Rio de Janeiro
Fly:  8 h
1
Cartagena
— 8 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
2
San Andres Island
— 7 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
3
Cartagena
— 1 night
Fly:  1 h 30 min
4
Bogota
— Few hours
Fly:  6 h
End: Rio de Janeiro

8
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Aviario Nacional de Colombia and Stand-Up Paddleboarding. Discover out-of-the-way places like Playa Blanca and Plaza de La Trinidad. There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Templo de Santo Domingo, explore the historical opulence of Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas, contemplate the long history of Walled City of Cartagena, and make a trip to Portal de Los Dulces.

For where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Cartagena trip planner.

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to Cartagena is an approximately 14-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Rio de Janeiro to Cartagena. In February, daytime highs in Cartagena are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. You'll have a few hours on the 24th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to San Andres Island.

Things to do in Cartagena

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Isla Baru
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Aviario Nacional de Colombia ©
Aviario Nacional de Colombia
Playa Blanca ©
Playa Blanca
Stand-Up Paddleboarding

7
nights
San Andres Island

San Andres Island
The coral San Andres Island boasts a rich colonial history, exotic beaches, and a laidback, tropical lifestyle.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like West View and Scuba & Snorkeling. Take a break from the city and head to Playa de Spratt Bight and Playa de San Luis. Change things up with a short trip to Morgan's Head in Providencia Island (about 5h 30 min away). Spend the 3rd (Sun) exploring nature at Manglares de Old Point National Park. There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at La Piscinita, don't miss a visit to Mare, take in the dramatic natural features at Hoyo Soplador, and head off the coast to Cayo Bolivar.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, go to the San Andres Island trip planner.

You can fly from Cartagena to San Andres Island in 3.5 hours. In February, daytime highs in San Andres Island are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can travel to Cartagena.

Things to do in San Andres Island

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Providencia Island
Highlights from your plan
West View
West View
Playa de Spratt Bight ©
Playa de Spratt Bight
Scuba & Snorkeling

1
night
Cartagena

Cartagena ©
On the 4th (Mon), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia de la Trinidad.

For other places to visit, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Cartagena trip itinerary app.

You can fly from San Andres Island to Cartagena in 3.5 hours. You'll have a few hours on the 4th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Bogota.

Things to do in Cartagena

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Iglesia de la Trinidad ©
Iglesia de la Trinidad

few
hours
Bogota

Bogota
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.
To see ratings, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Bogota vacation builder website.

You can fly from Cartagena to Bogota in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Cartagena in March, things will get much colder in Bogota: highs are around 23°C and lows about 10°C. You'll set off for home on the 4th (Mon).

Things to do in Bogota

Tours Outdoors Nightlife

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