10 days in Colombia Itinerary

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San Andres Island
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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.
Family-friendly places like Johnny Cay and Caribe Extremo will thrill your kids. The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa de San Luis, kick back and relax at Playa Charquitos, step off the mainland to explore Cayo Acuario, and explore the striking landscape at Hoyo Soplador.

For more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, go to the San Andres Island holiday planner.

Mobile, USA to San Andres Island is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. Traveling from Mobile to San Andres Island, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In July, daily temperatures in San Andres Island can reach 86°F, while at night they dip to 77°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to fly to Cartagena.
Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Beaches
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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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Sat): stop by La Casa del Joyero, then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then don't miss a visit to Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Convent of Santa Cruz de la Popa. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of Sanctuary of Saint Peter Claver, then steep yourself in history at Walled City of Cartagena, and then don't miss a visit to Plaza Santo Domingo.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Cartagena trip maker website.

Traveling by flight from San Andres Island to Cartagena takes 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 91°F in July, and nighttime lows around 78°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Medellin.
Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours · Shopping
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Medellin — 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Mon): take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

To see other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Medellin journey planner.

You can fly from Cartagena to Medellin in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Cartagena in July; daily highs in Medellin reach 84°F and lows reach 64°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) so you can catch the flight 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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Tue): contemplate the long history of Centro de Memoria El Cuartico, then take in the awesome beauty at Monserrate, and then let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour. On your second day here, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Catedral Primada de Bogota, examine the collection 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.

For ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Bogota vacation planning website.

Fly from Medellin to Bogota in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Medellin in July: high temperatures in Bogota hover around 65°F and lows are around 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Thu) to allow time for the flight back home.
Museums · Parks · Tours · 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.