16 days in Colombia Itinerary

16 days in Colombia Itinerary

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Bogota
— 3 nights
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Tayrona National Park
— 1 night
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Cartagena
— 3 nights
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San Andres Island
— 4 nights
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Medellin
— 4 nights
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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.
Get out of town with these interesting Bogota side-trips: Zipaquira (Esensal & Catedral de Sal de Zipaquira). There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at Museo Botero del Banco de la Republica, indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, contemplate the long history of Bolivar Square, and wander the streets of Barrio La Candelaria.

For reviews and tourist information, read our Bogota online vacation maker.

Nice, France to Bogota is an approximately 16-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 6 hours traveling from Nice to Bogota. November in Bogota sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can fly to Tayrona National Park.

Things to do in Bogota

Nature · Museums · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 15 — 18:

Tayrona National Park

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 19th (Fri): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Parque Nacional Natural Tayrona.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, use the Tayrona National Park holiday planning tool.

You can fly from Bogota to Tayrona National Park in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Bogota in November, expect Tayrona National Park to be much warmer, temps between 38°C and 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to drive to Cartagena.

Things to do in Tayrona National Park

Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Nov 18 — 19:
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Cartagena

— 3 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.
Cartagena is known for historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: step into the grandiose world of Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas, see the interesting displays at Choco Museo, contemplate the long history of Las Bovedas, and don't miss a visit to Plaza Santo Domingo.

To see where to stay and other tourist information, go to the Cartagena trip planner.

Drive from Tayrona National Park to Cartagena in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. November in Cartagena sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 30°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to San Andres Island.

Things to do in Cartagena

Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors · Museums
Find places to stay Nov 19 — 22:

San Andres Island

— 4 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: head off the coast to Johnny Cay, stroll through Playa de San Luis, relax and rejuvenate at Dream Island Spa, and explore the gorgeous colors at West View.

For reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our San Andres Island online road trip planner.

Fly from Cartagena to San Andres Island in 3 hours. In November in San Andres Island, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 29°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Medellin.

Things to do in San Andres Island

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Nature
Find places to stay Nov 22 — 26:

Medellin

— 4 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.
Medellin is known for parks, museums, and zoos & aquariums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: get the lay of the land with Walking tours, contemplate the waterfront views at Laguna de Guatape, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Parque Explora, and look and learn at Planetario de Medellin.

To see more things to do, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Medellin tour itinerary planner.

Fly from San Andres Island to Medellin in 3.5 hours. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from San Andres Island in November: high temperatures in Medellin hover around 31°C and lows are around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Medellin

Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Nature
Find places to stay Nov 26 — 30:

Colombia travel guide

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Historic Sites · Landmarks · Churches
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.