10 days in San Jose, Panama City & Bogota Itinerary

10 days in San Jose, Panama City & Bogota Itinerary

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10 days in San Jose, Panama City & Bogota Itinerary

Columbus, United States
Fly:  17​h 15​min
San Jose, Costa Rica
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 15​min
Panama City, Panama
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 15​min
Bogota, Colombia
— 2 nights
Fly:  15​h 30​min
Columbus, United States

3
days
San Jose, Costa Rica

San Jose ©
A trip to San Jose, the capital, commercial center, and cultural hub of Costa Rica, gives you a chance to experience the lively atmosphere and rich cultural past of this vibrant country.
Museum-lovers will appreciate National Museum (Museo Nacional) and Precolumbian Gold Museum. Discover out-of-the-way places like River Rafting & Tubing and Cathedral. Change things up with these side-trips from San Jose: Cartago (Santiago Apostol Parish Ruins, Our Lady of the Angels Basilica (Basilica de Nuestra Senora de Los Angeles), & more) and La Paz Waterfall Gardens (in Vara Blanca). There's more to do: view the masterpieces at Galeria Namu.

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Columbus, USA to San Jose is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Columbus to San Jose is minus 1 hour. Expect much hotter temperatures when traveling from Columbus in March; daily highs in San Jose reach 80°F and lows reach 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Panama City.

Things to do in San Jose

#Museums, #Historic Sites, #Nature

Side Trips

Cartago, Our Lady of the Pillar Cathedral, La Paz Waterfall Gardens
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National Museum (Museo Nacional) ©
National Museum (Museo Nacional)
La Paz Waterfall Gardens ©
La Paz Waterfall Gardens
River Rafting & Tubing

2
days
Panama City, Panama

Arguably the most modern of Central American cities, Panama City boasts a shimmering skyline of glass skyscrapers.
On the 17th (Sat), get engrossed in the history at Museo del Canal Interoceanico de Panama, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Las Lajas, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia de San Francisco de Asis, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bahai Temple. On your second day here, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

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Fly from San Jose to Panama City in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from San Jose to Panama City due to the time zone difference. Traveling from San Jose in March, expect Panama City to be somewhat warmer, temps between 90°F and 75°F. You'll set off for Bogota on the 19th (Mon).

Things to do in Panama City

#Outdoors, #Wildlife, #Tours

Side Trips

Nature & Wildlife Tours, Playa Las Lajas
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Playa Las Lajas ©
Playa Las Lajas
Museo del Canal Interoceanico de Panama ©

2
days
Bogota, Colombia

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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Mon): pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de Sal. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the natural beauty at Jardin Botanico de Bogota Jose Celestino Mutis, see the interesting displays at Gold Museum (Museo del Oro), and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Parque de Usaquen.

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Traveling by flight from Panama City to Bogota takes 2.5 hours. Traveling from Panama City in March, things will get cooler in Bogota: highs are around 67°F and lows about 49°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Bogota

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Historic Sites

Side Trips

Catedral de Sal, Parque Natural Chicaque
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Gold Museum (Museo del Oro) ©
Gold Museum (Museo del Oro)
Catedral de Sal ©
Catedral de Sal
Parque Natural Chicaque ©
Parque Natural Chicaque

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