10 days in Colombia Itinerary

10 days in Colombia Itinerary

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10 days in Colombia Itinerary

Start: Ottawa
Fly:  9​h
1
Bogota
— 2 nights
Fly:  1​h 15​min
2
Medellin
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
San Andres Island
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
4
Cartagena
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + bus + train:  10​h 15​min
End: Ottawa

2
nights
Bogota

Bogota ©
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 18th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Gold Museum (Museo del Oro), then explore the world behind art at Museo Botero del Banco de la Republica, then learn more about the world around you at Museo Arqueologico, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de Sal de Zipaquira. Here are some ideas for day two: identify plant and animal life at Observatorio de Colibries, then look for gifts at Garrapata Textil, then don't miss a visit to Mount Monserrate, and finally view the masterpieces at Barrio La Candelaria.

To see other places to visit, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Bogota trip itinerary builder app .

Ottawa, Canada to Bogota is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. In September, daytime highs in Bogota are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Medellin.

Things to do in Bogota

Museums Parks Shopping

Side Trips

Catedral de Sal de Zipaquira, Observatorio de Colibries
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Gold Museum (Museo del Oro) ©
Gold Museum (Museo del Oro)
Museo Botero del Banco de la Republica ©
Catedral de Sal de Zipaquira ©
Catedral de Sal de Zipaquira

2
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Medellin

Medellin ©
Nestled between rising hills in a narrow valley, Medellin serves as an energetic melting pot of people from all socio-economic classes.
On the 20th (Fri), browse the different shops at El Tesoro Parque Comercial, then identify plant and animal life at Parque Arvi, then don't miss a visit to Plaza Botero, and finally contemplate the long history of Pueblito Paisa. On the next day, browse the different shops at Centro Comercial Santafé, then buy something for everyone on your list at Mayorca Mega Plaza, and then take an in-depth tour of Museo de Antioquia.

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You can fly from Bogota to Medellin in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Bogota in September, expect Medellin to be a bit warmer, temps between 32°C and 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to San Andres Island.

Things to do in Medellin

Shopping Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

Mayorca Mega Plaza
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Mayorca Mega Plaza ©
Mayorca Mega Plaza
Parque Arvi ©
Parque Arvi
Museo de Antioquia ©
Museo de Antioquia

3
nights
San Andres Island

San Andres Island ©
The coral San Andres Island boasts a rich colonial history, exotic beaches, and a laidback, tropical lifestyle.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Primera Iglesia Bautista and Parque Tematico El Pueblito Isleno San Andres. Get in touch with nature at Playa de San Luis and Hoyo Soplador. The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at La Piscinita, look for gifts at Esmeraldas Colombianas, Head underground at Morgan's Cave, and see the interesting displays at Island House Museum.

To see ratings, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our San Andres Island trip itinerary builder site .

You can fly from Medellin to San Andres Island in 3.5 hours. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Medellin in September since evenings lows in San Andres Island dip to 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to travel to Cartagena.

Things to do in San Andres Island

Parks Nature Wildlife
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La Piscinita ©
La Piscinita
Playa de San Luis ©
Playa de San Luis
Cayo El Acuario ©
Cayo El Acuario

2
nights
Cartagena

Cartagena ©
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 25th (Wed): contemplate the long history of Walled City of Cartagena, get engrossed in the history at Museo del Oro Zenu, then gain insight at Plaza Santo Domingo, and finally contemplate the geological forces at Volcan de Lodo El Totumo (Mud Volcano).

For where to stay, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Cartagena online trip planner .

Fly from San Andres Island to Cartagena in 3.5 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Cartagena can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. You'll have a few hours on the 26th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Cartagena

Historic Sites Nature Spas
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Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas ©
Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas
Walled City of Cartagena ©
Walled City of Cartagena
Plaza Santo Domingo ©
Plaza Santo Domingo

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