7 days in Colombia Itinerary

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Bogota
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Cartagena
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San Andres Island
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Bogota — 2 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.
On the 2nd (Fri), make a trip to Centro de Memoria El Cuartico, then admire the masterpieces at Museo Botero del Banco de la Republica, then take in the awesome beauty at Monserrate, and finally examine the collection at Casa de Moneda - Coleccion Numismatica del Banco de la Republica. On your second day here, don't miss a visit to Bolivar Square and then let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour.

For maps, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Bogota route planner.

Stockholm, Sweden to Bogota is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Colombia Standard Time (COT), which is usually a -6 hour difference. When traveling from Stockholm in December, plan for much hotter days and somewhat warmer nights in Bogota: temperatures range from 22°C by day to 9°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can catch the flight to Cartagena.
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Convent of Santa Cruz de la Popa, then explore the historical opulence of Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas, and then steep yourself in history at Walled City of Cartagena.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Cartagena trip planner.

Fly from Bogota to Cartagena in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Bogota in December, things will get warmer in Cartagena: highs are around 37°C and lows about 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to San Andres Island.
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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 5th (Mon): step off the mainland to explore Johnny Cay, then stroll through Playa Charquitos, then steep yourself in history at Plaza Canon de Morgan, and finally kick back and relax at Playa de San Luis. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Sala de Exhibicion Marina The Persistence, then explore the striking landscape at Hoyo Soplador, then stroll through La Piscinita, and finally discover the deep blue sea with Scuba San Andres Dive Shop.

To see ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the San Andres Island travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Cartagena to San Andres Island takes 3 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight back home.
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Colombia travel guide

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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.
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