24 days in Colombia & Santiago Itinerary

24 days in Colombia & Santiago Itinerary

Created using Inspirock South America trip planner

This plan was created by another user. Make it your plan

Route & dates

24 days in Colombia & Santiago Itinerary

Start: Barcelona, Spain
Fly:  14 h
1
Bogota, Colombia
— 5 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
2
Cartagena, Colombia
— 4 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
3
San Andres Island, Colombia
— 5 nights
Fly:  9 h 15 min
4
Santiago, Chile
— 7 nights
Fly:  19 h
End: Barcelona, Spain

5
nights
Bogota, Colombia

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Catedral de Sal (in Zipaquira) and Centro de Memoria El Cuartico (in Valledupar). And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Gold Museum (Museo del Oro), make a trip to Centro Empresarial Santa Barbara, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, and contemplate the long history of Bolivar plaza.

To see photos, maps, and more tourist information, use the Bogota online tour builder .

Barcelona, Spain to Bogota is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone changes from Central European Time (CET) to Colombia Time (COT), which is usually a -6 hour difference. Traveling from Barcelona in October, expect Bogota to be slightly colder, temps between 22°C and 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Cartagena.

Things to do in Bogota

Tours Museums Fun & Games

Side Trips

Centro de Memoria El Cuartico, Catedral de Sal de Zipaquira
Highlights from your plan
Food Tours
Gold Museum (Museo del Oro) ©
Gold Museum (Museo del Oro)
Monserrate ©
Monserrate

4
nights
Cartagena, Colombia

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.
Spend the 16th (Wed) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Castillo San Felipe de Barajas, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Convent of Santa Cruz de la Popa, steep yourself in history at Plaza Santo Domingo, and get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, use the Cartagena travel planner.

You can fly from Bogota to Cartagena in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Expect much warmer temperatures when traveling from Bogota in October; daily highs in Cartagena reach 38°C and lows reach 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can travel to San Andres Island.

Things to do in Cartagena

Historic Sites Tours Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas ©
Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas
Walled City of Cartagena ©
Walled City of Cartagena
Convent of Santa Cruz de la Popa ©
Convent of Santa Cruz de la Popa

5
nights
San Andres Island, Colombia

San Andres Island ©
The coral San Andres Island boasts a rich colonial history, exotic beaches, and a laidback, tropical lifestyle.
San Andres Island is known for wildlife, nature, beaches, historic sites, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: head off the coast to Johnny Cay, kick back and relax at Playa de Spratt Bight, look for all kinds of wild species at West View, and stroll through Playa de San Luis.

For where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read our San Andres Island trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Cartagena to San Andres Island takes 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in October, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can travel to Santiago.

Things to do in San Andres Island

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Johnny Cay ©
Johnny Cay
La Piscinita ©
La Piscinita
Hoyo Soplador ©
Hoyo Soplador

7
nights
Santiago, Chile

Santiago ©
Santiago tourism thrives largely thanks to the city's big selection of cultural and entertainment options, including museums, theaters, restaurants, bars, and giant malls.
Go for a jaunt from Santiago to Pirque to see Concha y Toro about 38 minutes away. Dedicate the 28th (Mon) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. On the 26th (Sat), spend a fun day on foot with Walking tours. There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at San Cristóbal Hill, don't miss a visit to Patio Bellavista, wander the streets of Barrio Bellavista, and hunt for treasures at Central Market (Mercado Central).

To see reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read Santiago vacation planner .

Fly from San Andres Island to Santiago in 9.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Colombia Time (COT) to Chile Time (CLT) is 1 hour. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Santiago

Tours Parks Museums

Side Trips

Concha y Toro, Valle Nevado - Ski Resort Chile
Highlights from your plan
San Cristóbal Hill ©
San Cristóbal Hill
Cerro Santa Lucia ©
Cerro Santa Lucia
Patio Bellavista ©
Patio Bellavista

Similar Plans

27 days in Europe BY A USER FROM CHILE July, culture, outdoors, romantic, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, culture, outdoors, romantic, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 60 days in Bogota BY A USER FROM FRANCE January, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: January, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 32 days in Colombia BY A USER FROM FRANCE January, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: January, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 48 days in Peru, Ecuador & Colombia BY A USER FROM ISRAEL January, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: January, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 44 days in South America & Central America BY A USER FROM HONG KONG May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 22 days in Colombia BY A USER FROM CANADA December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, wildlife, hidden gems PREFERENCES: December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 22 days in Colombia BY A USER FROM CANADA December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 37 days in Colombia BY A USER FROM CANADA January, culture, outdoors, beaches, wildlife, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: January, culture, outdoors, beaches, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 55 days in South America & Central America BY A USER FROM HONG KONG May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 15 days in Colombia BY A USER FROM HONG KONG April, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, fast-paced, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: April, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Fast-paced 11 days in Santiago BY A USER FROM BRAZIL May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, fast-paced, popular sights PREFERENCES: May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Fast-paced 14 days in Colombia BY A USER FROM HONG KONG April, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, fast-paced, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: April, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Fast-paced
See more plans