11 days in Cartagena, Bogota & Isla Grande Itinerary

11 days in Cartagena, Bogota & Isla Grande Itinerary

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Cartagena
— 3 nights
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Bogota
— 3 nights
Fly to Rafael Nuñez International Airport, Drive to Isla Grande
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Isla Grande
— 2 nights
Drive to Rafael Nuñez International Airport, Fly to Salt Lake City International Airport

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Cartagena

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas and Plaza Santo Domingo. Walled City of Cartagena and Convent of Santa Cruz de la Popa will appeal to history buffs. Change things up with a short trip to Playa Blanca in Isla Baru (about 1h 5 min away). There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Torre del Reloj, make a trip to Plaza Bolivar, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and admire the landmark architecture of Las Bovedas.

For more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Cartagena day trip planning tool.

Salt Lake City, USA to Cartagena is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Colombia Standard Time is 2 hours. Plan for much hotter temperatures traveling from Salt Lake City in November, with highs in Cartagena at 89°F and lows at 78°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Bogota.

Things to do in Cartagena

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Side Trip

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Bogota

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 some cultural insight at Gold Museum (Museo del Oro) and Barrio La Candelaria. Get out of town with these interesting Bogota side-trips: Catedral de Sal de Zipaquira (in Zipaquira) and Laguna de Guatavita (in Tierra Negra). And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at Museo Botero del Banco de la Republica, don't miss a visit to Parque de Santander, stop by Vitrina Guayca, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers.

To see traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Bogota tour itinerary builder tool.

Getting from Cartagena to Bogota by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Cartagena in November: high temperatures in Bogota hover around 67°F and lows are around 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Isla Grande.

Things to do in Bogota

Museums · Shopping · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 5 — 8:

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Isla Grande

Start off your visit on the 9th (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Dulce.

To see reviews, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Isla Grande journey maker.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Bogota to Isla Grande. Traveling from Bogota in November, things will get much warmer in Isla Grande: highs are around 89°F and lows about 78°F. On the 10th (Sun), you're off to home.

Things to do in Isla Grande

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches
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