20 days in Colombia Itinerary

20 days in Colombia Itinerary

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20 days in Colombia Itinerary

Start: Hamilton, Bermuda
Fly:  10 h 45 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
— 4 nights
Fly:  5 h 30 min
4
Leticia
— 2 nights
Fly:  2 h 30 min
5
Bogota
— 4 nights
Fly + Shuttle:  3 h
6
Santa Marta
— 3 nights
+2
Bus + Taxi + Fly:  13 h 30 min
End: Hamilton, Bermuda

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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Dantas Store and Anticuario El Arcon. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Aviario Nacional de Colombia and Iglesia de la Trinidad. There's much more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Bairro Getsemani, steep yourself in history at Walled City of Cartagena, don't miss a visit to Plaza de San Diego, and get outside with Outdoor Activities.

To see ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read Cartagena online tour itinerary planner .

Hamilton, Bermuda to Cartagena is an approximately 11-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Hamilton to Cartagena. While traveling from Hamilton, expect much warmer days and somewhat warmer nights in Cartagena, ranging from highs of 37°C to lows of 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) to allow time to 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
Speed Boats Tours
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.
On the 17th (Tue), take in the dramatic natural features at Morgan's Head and then step off the mainland to explore Crab Cay-Cayo Cangrejo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to The Peak Forestry Reserve and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For photos, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read Providencia Island sightseeing planner .

Getting from Cartagena to Providencia Island by combination of flight and ferry takes about 7.5 hours. In March, daily temperatures in Providencia Island can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can catch the ferry to San Andres Island.

Things to do in Providencia Island

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

4
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 enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Playa de Spratt Bight and Playa Charquitos. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at West View and Scuba & Snorkeling. Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at La Piscinita, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, enjoy the sand and surf at Cocoplum Bay, and explore the striking landscape at Hoyo Soplador.

To see ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our San Andres Island attractions planner.

Ride a ferry from Providencia Island to San Andres Island in 3 hours. In March, daytime highs in San Andres Island are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Leticia.

Things to do in San Andres Island

Parks Wildlife Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
West View
West View
Playa de Spratt Bight ©
Playa de Spratt Bight
Scuba & Snorkeling

2
nights
Leticia

Leticia represents a large urban area and one of the best places from which to commence exploring areas along the Amazon.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas and then identify plant and animal life at Isla de Los Micos. Here are some ideas for day two: identify plant and animal life at Amazon Maguta Jungle Lodge and then look for all kinds of wild species at Reserva Natural Tanimboca.

For reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Leticia trip planner.

Traveling by flight from San Andres Island to Leticia takes 5.5 hours. In March, daily temperatures in Leticia can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to travel to Bogota.

Things to do in Leticia

Wildlife Parks Tours
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Reserva Natural Tanimboca ©
Reserva Natural Tanimboca
Isla de Los Micos ©
Isla de Los Micos

4
nights
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.
Get in touch with nature at Laguna de Guatavita and Monserrate. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Mercado de las Pulgas de Usaquen and El Cuchitril Second Hand Shop. When in Bogota, make a side trip to see Catedral de Sal de Zipaquira in Zipaquira, approximately 54 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Gold Museum (Museo del Oro), take in the exciting artwork at Barrio La Candelaria, take a stroll through Parque 93, and admire the masterpieces at Museo Botero del Banco de la Republica.

To see ratings, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read our Bogota vacation maker site .

You can fly from Leticia to Bogota in 2.5 hours. In March, Bogota is colder than Leticia - with highs of 23°C and lows of 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Santa Marta.

Things to do in Bogota

Museums Shopping Parks

Side Trips

Laguna de Guatavita, Catedral de Sal de Zipaquira
Highlights from your plan
Laguna de Guatavita ©
Laguna de Guatavita
Gold Museum (Museo del Oro) ©
Gold Museum (Museo del Oro)
Monserrate ©
Monserrate

3
nights
Santa Marta

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 29th (Sun): admire the masterpieces at Quinta de San Pedro Alejandrino, then stroll through Cristal Beach, and then stop by Yo Amo Santa Marta. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Parque Nacional Natural Tayrona.

To find reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Santa Marta road trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight and shuttle from Bogota to Santa Marta in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Plan for warmer temperatures traveling from Bogota in March, with highs in Santa Marta at 39°C and lows at 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Santa Marta

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trip

Parque Nacional Natural Tayrona
Highlights from your plan
Cristal Beach ©
Cristal Beach
Parque Nacional Natural Tayrona ©
Parque Nacional Natural Tayrona
Quinta de San Pedro Alejandrino ©
Quinta de San Pedro Alejandrino

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