5 days in Cartagena & Isla Baru Itinerary

5 days in Cartagena & Isla Baru Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Cartagena District trip builder

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Cartagena
— 1 night
Ferry
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Isla Baru
— 3 nights
Ferry

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Cartagena

— 1 night

City of Heroes

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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Thu): contemplate the long history of Sanctuary of Saint Peter Claver, get engrossed in the history at Museo del Oro Zenu, see the interesting displays at Museo Historico de Cartagena de Indias, take in the spiritual surroundings of Convent of Santa Cruz de la Popa, then explore the historical opulence of Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas, and finally browse the different shops at Mall Plaza El Castillo. Keep things going the next day: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, use the Cartagena trip planner.

If you are flying in from Cayman Islands, the closest major aiports are Rafael Nuñez International Airport and Ernesto Cortissoz International Airport. November in Cartagena sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 30°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to travel to Isla Baru.

Things to do in Cartagena

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Isla Baru

— 3 nights
Lying south of Cartagena, Isla Baru was connected to the mainland until the construction of the Canal del Dique.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Sat): stroll through Playa Puntilla, then contemplate the long history of Castillo San Fernando de Bocachica, and then see some colorful creatures with Afronautica. On the 2nd (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: identify plant and animal life at Aviario Nacional de Colombia.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Isla Baru online attractions planner.

Traveling by ferry from Cartagena to Isla Baru takes 3.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Isla Baru

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Beaches

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