6 days in Curacao & Colombia Itinerary

6 days in Curacao & Colombia Itinerary

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6 days in Curacao & Colombia Itinerary

Start: Willemstad, Curacao
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Willemstad, Curacao
— 1 day
Fly:  5​h
2
Bogota, Colombia
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 30​min
3
San Andres Island, Colombia
— 2 nights
Fly + shuttle:  3​h
4
Santa Marta, Colombia
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
5
Cartagena, Colombia
— 1 night
Fly:  8​h
End: Willemstad, Curacao


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day
Willemstad, Curacao

Willemstad is the capital city of Curaçao, an island in the southern Caribbean Sea that forms a constituent country of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. On the 8th (Mon), kick back and relax at Mambo Beach, then take in the views from Queen Emma Pontoon Bridge, and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see ratings, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Willemstad route builder website .

If you are flying in from Curaçao, the closest major airport is Hato International Airport. July in Willemstad sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 30°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Bogota.

Things to do in Willemstad

Outdoors Beaches Wildlife

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Mambo Beach
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Mambo Beach ©
Mambo Beach
Queen Emma Pontoon Bridge ©
Queen Emma Pontoon Bridge

1
night
Bogota, Colombia

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.
On the 9th (Tue), examine the collection at Gold Museum (Museo del Oro), don't miss a visit to Mount Monserrate, and then contemplate the long history of Bolivar plaza.

Before you visit Bogota, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by flight from Willemstad to Bogota takes 5 hours. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Willemstad to Bogota due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Willemstad in July, things will get cooler in Bogota: highs are around 21°C and lows about 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to travel to San Andres Island.

Things to do in Bogota

Nature Parks Museums
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Monserrate ©
Monserrate
Gold Museum (Museo del Oro) ©
Gold Museum (Museo del Oro)
Bolivar plaza ©
Bolivar plaza

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Wed): identify plant and animal life at La Piscinita, see the vivid underwater world at Aquanautas, then step off the mainland to explore Johnny Cay, and finally make a trip to Blow Hole. On the 11th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sand and surf at Playa de San Luis, identify plant and animal life at Cayo El Acuario, then kick back and relax at Playa Charquitos, and finally appreciate the history behind Plaza Canon de Morgan.

For other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the San Andres Island trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Bogota to San Andres Island takes 2.5 hours. In July, San Andres Island is warmer than Bogota - with highs of 35°C and lows of 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can travel to Santa Marta.

Things to do in San Andres Island

Parks Wildlife Outdoors
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La Piscinita ©
La Piscinita
Hoyo Soplador ©
Hoyo Soplador
Johnny Cay ©
Johnny Cay

1
night
Santa Marta, Colombia

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 12th (Fri): explore the striking landscape of Parque Nacional Natural Tayrona.

To find other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Santa Marta attractions planner .

Do a combination of flight and shuttle from San Andres Island to Santa Marta in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus. When traveling from San Andres Island in July, plan for somewhat warmer days in Santa Marta, with highs around 39°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Cartagena.

Things to do in Santa Marta

Nature Parks
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Parque Nacional Natural Tayrona ©
Parque Nacional Natural Tayrona

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night
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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Sat): steep yourself in history at Plaza Santo Domingo and then step into the grandiose world of Castillo San Felipe de Barajas.

To see other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Cartagena road trip website .

Traveling by car from Santa Marta to Cartagena takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in July, and nighttime lows around 30°C. On the 13th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cartagena

Historic Sites
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Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas ©
Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas
Plaza Santo Domingo ©
Plaza Santo Domingo

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