22 days in Cartagena & Islas de Rosario Itinerary

22 days in Cartagena & Islas de Rosario Itinerary

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1
Cartagena
— 18 nights
2
Islas de Rosario
— 3 nights

18
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Castillo de Salgar (in Puerto Colombia), Isla Baru (Playa Blanca & Aviario Nacional de Colombia) and Bajo Las Palmas (in Turbaco). There's much more to do: explore the historical opulence of Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas, pause for some serene contemplation at Sanctuary of Saint Peter Claver, make a trip to Plaza Bolivar, and examine the collection at Caribe Jewelry Museum & Factory.

To see more things to do, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Cartagena trip maker tool.

If you are flying in from Belgium, the closest major aiports are Rafael Nuñez International Airport and Ernesto Cortissoz International Airport. In January, daytime highs in Cartagena are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can catch the ferry to Islas de Rosario.

Things to do in Cartagena

Historic Sites Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Isla Baru, Castillo de Salgar, Monumento a Benkos Bioho, Bajo Las Palmas
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Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas ©
Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas
Plaza Santo Domingo ©
Plaza Santo Domingo
Walled City of Cartagena ©
Walled City of Cartagena

3
nights
Islas de Rosario

Islas de Rosario ©
On the 5th (Wed), head outdoors with Bora Bora Cartagena Beach Club and then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Oceanario. Keep things going the next day: get outside with IslaBela.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Islas de Rosario tour planner.

Getting from Cartagena to Islas de Rosario by ferry takes about 2.5 hours. In February, daytime highs in Islas de Rosario are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. On the 7th (Fri), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Islas de Rosario

Outdoors Zoos & Aquariums Parks
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IslaBela ©
IslaBela

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