6 days in Colombia Itinerary

6 days in Colombia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Colombia visit planner

Make it your trip
Fly to El Dorado International Airport, Drive to Chia
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Chia
— 1 night
Drive
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Barichara
— 1 day
Taxi to Bucaramanga, Fly to San Andres Island
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San Andres Island
— 1 day
Fly
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Cartagena
— 2 nights
Fly

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Chia

— 1 night

Moon City

A city of 200,000 people, Chia lies just 2.7 km (1.6 mi) from the nation's capital, Bogota.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Mon): look for gifts at Vinos Express.

To find other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Chia route maker website.

Fort Lauderdale, USA to Chia is an approximately 8-hour combination of flight and car. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can travel to Barichara.

Things to do in Chia

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trip

Barichara

— 1 day
A charming town of just over 7,000 people, Barichara displays rustic, dusty orange-colored architecture, protected by the Colombian People's Heritage Network.
On the 3rd (Wed), get to know the fascinating history of Punto Amarillo Barichara, look for gifts at Tierrarte, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de la Inmaculada Concepcion, get engrossed in the history at Casa de la Cultura Emiliano Pradilla Gonzalez, then take in the exciting artwork at Fundacion San Lorenzo De Barichara, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at Cementerio Barichara.

For photos, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Barichara trip maker.

You can drive from Chia to Barichara in 6.5 hours. In July in Barichara, expect temperatures between 80°F during the day and 65°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can travel to San Andres Island.

Things to do in Barichara

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

San Andres Island

— 1 day
The coral San Andres Island boasts a rich colonial history, exotic beaches, and a laidback, tropical lifestyle.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Thu): explore the gorgeous colors at West View, then identify plant and animal life at Aquanautas, then look for gifts at Esmeraldas Colombianas, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Playa de Spratt Bight.

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Getting from Barichara to San Andres Island by combination of taxi and flight takes about 9 hours. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Barichara in July, with highs in San Andres Island at 86°F and lows at 77°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Cartagena.

Things to do in San Andres Island

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Beaches

Cartagena

— 2 nights

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.
On the 5th (Fri), take in the spiritual surroundings of Ermita Nuestra Senora De La Candelaria, don't miss a visit to Plaza de La Trinidad, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia de la Trinidad, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Templo de Santo Domingo, then don't miss a visit to Plaza de la Aduana, and finally make a trip to Plaza de San Diego. Keep things going the next day: browse the exhibits of NH Galeria, pause for some photo ops at La Gorda Gertrudis, and then look for gifts at Dantas Store.

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Fly from San Andres Island to Cartagena in 3 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Cartagena can reach 91°F, while at night they dip to 78°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Cartagena

Shopping · Historic Sites · Museums

Colombia travel guide

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Historic Sites · Landmarks · Specialty Museums
Diverse in terms of landscapes, climates, and cultures, Colombia remains one of South America's least explored tourist destinations, overshadowed by its more popular southern neighbors. Combining the best of what the continent has to offer, a vacation in Colombia allows you to blend outdoor adventures with tours of picture-perfect cobblestoned towns dating back to the colonial era. Tourists on a Colombia holiday can easily hop from sun-kissed coastal spots to the hilly coffee-growing region, where thriving plantations quickly give way to a landscape of snow-covered volcanic peaks and the paramo--alpine ecosystems sheltering some of the rarest plants growing above the continuous forest line.