7 days in Colombia Itinerary

7 days in Colombia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Colombia holiday planner

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Cartagena
— 1 night
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San Andres Island
— 2 nights
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Bogota
— 3 nights
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Cartagena

— 1 night

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 30th (Fri), steep yourself in history at Walled City of Cartagena, then don't miss a visit to Plaza Santo Domingo, and then step into the grandiose world of Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas.

To find ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Cartagena trip itinerary builder.

Newark, USA to Cartagena is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. Traveling from Newark in August, expect Cartagena to be somewhat warmer, temps between 91°F and 78°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) to allow time to fly to San Andres Island.

Things to do in Cartagena

Historic Sites
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San Andres Island

— 2 nights
The coral San Andres Island boasts a rich colonial history, exotic beaches, and a laidback, tropical lifestyle.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Sat): head off the coast to Johnny Cay, then contemplate the long history of Plaza Canon de Morgan, then stroll through Playa Charquitos, and finally head off the coast to Cayo Acuario. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Primera Iglesia Bautista Hispana, stroll through La Piscinita, and then explore the striking landscape at Hoyo Soplador.

Before you visit San Andres Island, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by flight from Cartagena to San Andres Island takes 3 hours. August in San Andres Island sees daily highs of 87°F and lows of 79°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can fly to Bogota.

Things to do in San Andres Island

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Historic Sites
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Bogota

— 3 nights

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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): take in the awesome beauty at Monserrate, examine the collection at Gold Museum (Museo del Oro), and then steep yourself in history at Bolivar Square. On the 3rd (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de Sal de Zipaquira and then explore the world behind art at Museo Botero del Banco de la Republica.

To see where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Bogota trip itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by flight from San Andres Island to Bogota takes 4 hours. Traveling from San Andres Island in September, things will get colder in Bogota: highs are around 67°F and lows about 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Bogota

Museums · Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

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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.