8 days in San Andres Island & Cartagena Itinerary

8 days in San Andres Island & Cartagena Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Colombia vacation planner

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San Andres Island
— 4 nights
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Cartagena
— 3 nights
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San Andres Island

— 4 nights
The coral San Andres Island boasts a rich colonial history, exotic beaches, and a laidback, tropical lifestyle.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Johnny Cay and La Piscinita. Next up on the itinerary: explore the striking landscape at Hoyo Soplador, enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Charquitos, stroll through Playa de Spratt Bight, and identify plant and animal life at Scuba San Andres Dive Shop.

To find maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the San Andres Island trip planner.

Sao Paulo, Brazil to San Andres Island is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Brasilia Standard Time (BRT) to Colombia Standard Time (COT) is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Sao Paulo in June, expect nights in San Andres Island to be warmer, around 30°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 36°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to travel to Cartagena.

Things to do in San Andres Island

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

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 17th (Thu): contemplate the long history of Walled City of Cartagena, then don't miss a visit to Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas, and then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Oceanario. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at Sanctuary of Saint Peter Claver, make a trip to Plaza Santo Domingo, then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Convent of Santa Cruz de la Popa.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Cartagena day trip planning tool.

You can fly from San Andres Island to Cartagena in 3.5 hours. June in Cartagena sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 30°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cartagena

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours · Zoos & Aquariums

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