8 days in Colombia Itinerary

8 days in Colombia Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Atlanta
Fly:  10 h 30 min
1
San Andres Island
— 2 nights
Fly:  2 h 30 min
2
Bogota
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
3
Tayrona National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 45 min
4
Cartagena
— 2 nights
Fly:  6 h 45 min
End: Atlanta

2
nights
San Andres Island

San Andres Island ©
The coral San Andres Island boasts a rich colonial history, exotic beaches, and a laidback, tropical lifestyle.
On the 1st (Wed), enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Charquitos, then identify plant and animal life at La Piscinita, then take in the dramatic natural features at Hoyo Soplador, and finally kick back and relax at Playa de San Luis. Here are some ideas for day two: identify plant and animal life at Cayo El Acuario, then step off the mainland to explore Johnny Cay, and then glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour.

To find reviews, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read San Andres Island travel route tool.

Atlanta, USA to San Andres Island is an approximately 10.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Atlanta in May: high temperatures in San Andres Island hover around 87°F and lows are around 79°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) to allow time to travel to Bogota.

Things to do in San Andres Island

Parks Wildlife Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Johnny Cay ©
Johnny Cay
Hoyo Soplador ©
Hoyo Soplador
Cayo El Acuario ©
Cayo El Acuario

2
nights
Bogota

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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): don't miss a visit to Monserrate, then explore the world behind art at Museo Botero del Banco de la Republica, and then contemplate the long history of Bolivar Square. On the 4th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: savor the flavors at Food & Drink, see the interesting displays at Gold Museum (Museo del Oro), and then look for gifts at Vitrina Guayca.

To see other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Bogota tour itinerary planning app.

Traveling by flight from San Andres Island to Bogota takes 2.5 hours. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from San Andres Island in June; daily highs in Bogota reach 66°F and lows reach 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Tayrona National Park.

Things to do in Bogota

Museums Tours Parks
Highlights from your plan
Gold Museum (Museo del Oro) ©
Gold Museum (Museo del Oro)
Museo Botero del Banco de la Republica ©
Museo Botero del Banco de la Republica
Monserrate ©
Monserrate

1
night
Tayrona National Park

Tayrona National Park ©
On the 5th (Sun), explore the striking landscape of Parque Nacional Natural Tayrona.

For reviews, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, use the Tayrona National Park travel route planning app.

Traveling by flight from Bogota to Tayrona National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Plan for much warmer temperatures traveling from Bogota in June, with highs in Tayrona National Park at 93°F and lows at 79°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Cartagena.

Things to do in Tayrona National Park

Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Parque Nacional Natural Tayrona ©
Parque Nacional Natural Tayrona

2
nights
Cartagena

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.
On the 6th (Mon), contemplate the long history of Walled City of Cartagena, step into the grandiose world of Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas, and then observe the fascinating underwater world at Oceanario. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Tue): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sanctuary of Saint Peter Claver, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, and then take an in-depth tour of Museo del Oro Zenu.

For maps, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Cartagena trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Tayrona National Park to Cartagena in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 91°F, and evening lows to 79°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cartagena

Historic Sites Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Oceanario
Highlights from your plan
Walled City of Cartagena ©
Walled City of Cartagena
Boat Tours & Water Sports
Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas ©
Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas

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