7 days in Colombia Itinerary

7 days in Colombia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Colombia trip maker

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San Andres Island
— 1 day
Fly
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Santa Marta
— 2 nights
Drive
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Cartagena
— 3 nights
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San Andres Island

— 1 day
The coral San Andres Island boasts a rich colonial history, exotic beaches, and a laidback, tropical lifestyle.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Fri): explore the gorgeous colors at West View, then pause for some serene contemplation at Primera Iglesia Bautista Hispana, and then kick back and relax at Playa de Spratt Bight.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read San Andres Island trip planner.

San Francisco, USA to San Andres Island is an approximately 16-hour flight. Traveling from San Francisco to San Andres Island, you'll lose 3 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from San Francisco in October, plan for somewhat warmer days in San Andres Island, with highs around 87°F, while nights are much warmer with lows around 77°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Santa Marta.

Things to do in San Andres Island

Parks · Wildlife · Beaches · Outdoors

Santa Marta

— 2 nights

America's Pearl

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 10th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Museo del Oro Tairona - Casa de la Aduana, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, then admire the masterpieces at Quinta de San Pedro Alejandrino, and finally stroll around Parque de Los Novios. On the 11th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at Playa de las 7 Olas, kick back and relax at Cristal Beach, and then stroll through Bahia Concha.

To see reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Santa Marta holiday builder website.

You can fly from San Andres Island to Santa Marta in 6.5 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 90°F, and evening lows to 77°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Cartagena.

Things to do in Santa Marta

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Museums

Side Trips

Cartagena

— 3 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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Mon): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia de la Trinidad, make a trip to Plaza de la Aduana, then see the interesting displays at Choco Museo, and finally wander the streets of Barrio Getsemani. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Casa de Gabriel Garcia Marquez, make a trip to Plaza de San Diego, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Templo de Santo Domingo, then don't miss a visit to Plaza de San Pedro Claver, and finally make a trip to Plaza de La Trinidad.

To find reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Cartagena road trip website.

Traveling by car from Santa Marta to Cartagena takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Cartagena are 90°F, while nighttime lows are 78°F. You will have some time to spend on the 14th (Wed) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Cartagena

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums · Childrens 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.