11 days in Colombia Itinerary

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Cartagena — 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Thu): take an in-depth tour of Museo del Oro Zenu, steep yourself in history at Walled City of Cartagena, and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports. Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Convent of Santa Cruz de la Popa, then explore the historical opulence of Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas, then contemplate the long history of Sanctuary of Saint Peter Claver, and finally don't miss a visit to Plaza Santo Domingo.

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London, UK to Cartagena is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. You'll gain 5 hours traveling from London to Cartagena due to the time zone difference. Prepare for much hotter weather when traveling from London in February: high temperatures in Cartagena hover around 36°C and lows are around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to San Andres Island.
Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours · Museums
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San Andres Island — 3 nights

The coral San Andres Island boasts a rich colonial history, exotic beaches, and a laidback, tropical lifestyle.
San Andres Island is known for nature, wildlife, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: discover the deep blue sea with Banda Dive Shop, see the interesting displays at Parque Tematico El Pueblito Isleno San Andres, stroll through Playa de Spratt Bight, and look for gifts at Esmeraldas Colombianas.

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Getting from Cartagena to San Andres Island by flight takes about 3 hours. In February, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Medellin.
Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife
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Medellin — 2 nights

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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Tue): get outside with Outdoor Activities and then make a trip to Plaza Botero. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed): get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

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You can fly from San Andres Island to Medellin in 3.5 hours. Traveling from San Andres Island in February, Medellin is slightly colder at night with lows of 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to fly to Bogota.
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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.
On the 23rd (Thu), enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at Rosario university, see the interesting displays at Gold Museum (Museo del Oro), then admire the masterpieces at Museo Botero del Banco de la Republica, and finally look for gifts at Vitrina Guayca. Keep things going the next day: indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, then take in the awesome beauty at Monserrate, and then contemplate the long history of Centro de Memoria El Cuartico.

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Fly from Medellin to Bogota in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Medellin in February; daily highs in Bogota reach 24°C and lows reach 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) to allow time to fly back home.
Museums · Tours · Parks · Nature
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Colombia travel guide

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.