3 days in Colombia Itinerary

3 days in Colombia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Colombia travel planner

Make it your trip
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Cartagena
— 1 day
Fly
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Medellin
— 1 night
Fly
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San Andres Island
— 1 night
Fly

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Cartagena

— 1 day

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.
On the 1st (Tue), get the lay of the land with Walking tours, don't miss a visit to Plaza de San Diego, then make a trip to Plaza de La Trinidad, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia de la Trinidad.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read our Cartagena trip planner.

If you are flying in from India, the closest major aiports are Rafael Nuñez International Airport and Ernesto Cortissoz International Airport. October in Cartagena sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 30°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Medellin.

Things to do in Cartagena

Tours · Historic Sites
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Medellin

— 1 night

City of the Eternal Spring

Nestled between rising hills in a narrow valley, Medellin serves as an energetic melting pot of people from all socio-economic classes.
On the 2nd (Wed), look for gifts at Monstera, then get engrossed in the history at Museo de Antioquia, then browse the different shops at El Tesoro Parque Comercial, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at Centro Comercial Santafé.

To find reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Medellin trip planner.

You can fly from Cartagena to Medellin in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Cartagena in October: high temperatures in Medellin hover around 32°C and lows are around 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can catch the flight to San Andres Island.

Things to do in Medellin

Shopping · Museums
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San Andres Island

— 1 night
The coral San Andres Island boasts a rich colonial history, exotic beaches, and a laidback, tropical lifestyle.
On the 3rd (Thu), tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa de Spratt Bight, then see the vivid underwater world at West View, and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For traveler tips, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our San Andres Island trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Medellin to San Andres Island by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Medellin in October, with highs in San Andres Island at 36°C and lows at 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in San Andres Island

Wildlife · Outdoors · Parks · Tours
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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.