8 days in Colombia Itinerary

8 days in Colombia Itinerary

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Bogota
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San Andres Island
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Cartagena
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Bogota

Athens of South America

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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Wed): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Monserrate, take in the exciting artwork at DIBS by Culture Shock Colombia, and then see the interesting displays at Gold Museum (Museo del Oro). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Thu): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de Sal de Zipaquira, then wander the streets of Parque 93, and then take in the exciting artwork at Galeria La Cometa.

To find other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Bogota route planner.

Detroit, USA to Bogota is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. Expect warmer temperatures when traveling from Detroit in February; daily highs in Bogota reach 69°F and lows reach 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) to allow time to travel to San Andres Island.

Things to do in Bogota

Museums · Shopping · Parks · Historic Sites

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San Andres Island

The coral San Andres Island boasts a rich colonial history, exotic beaches, and a laidback, tropical lifestyle.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Fri): kick back and relax at Playa de San Luis, then explore the striking landscape at Hoyo Soplador, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Cayo El Acuario. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stop by Esmeraldas Colombianas, then step off the mainland to explore Johnny Cay, then discover the deep blue sea with Aquanautas, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at La Piscinita.

To see ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our San Andres Island trip builder website.

You can fly from Bogota to San Andres Island in 4.5 hours. While traveling from Bogota, expect a bit warmer days and much hotter nights in San Andres Island, ranging from highs of 85°F to lows of 76°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can travel to Cartagena.

Things to do in San Andres Island

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Outdoors

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Cartagena

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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sun): kick back and relax at Playa Blanca and then make a trip to Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas. Here are some ideas for day two: browse the exhibits of NH Galeria, look for gifts at Dantas Store, and then steep yourself in history at Walled City of Cartagena.

For reviews, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Cartagena trip site.

Getting from San Andres Island to Cartagena by flight takes about 3.5 hours. In February, plan for daily highs up to 88°F, and evening lows to 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cartagena

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

Colombia travel guide

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Historic Sites · Specialty Museums · Landmarks
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.