13 days in Colombia & Costa Rica Itinerary

13 days in Colombia & Costa Rica Itinerary

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1
Cartagena, Colombia
— 4 nights
2
Bogota, Colombia
— 4 nights
3
San Jose, Costa Rica
— 3 nights

4
nights
Cartagena, Colombia

Cartagena ©
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.
Get in touch with nature at Aviario Nacional de Colombia and Playa Puntilla. Centro Historico and Barrio Getsemani will appeal to history buffs. There's much more to do: explore the historical opulence of Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas, don't miss a visit to Baluarte de Santo Domingo, steep yourself in history at Plaza de la Proclamacion, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia de la Trinidad.

For where to stay, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Cartagena tour itinerary maker website.

San Francisco, USA to Cartagena is an approximately 14-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Colombia Standard Time is 3 hours. In May, Cartagena is warmer than San Francisco - with highs of °F and lows of °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Bogota.

Things to do in Cartagena

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks

Side Trip

Isla Baru
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Aviario Nacional de Colombia ©
Aviario Nacional de Colombia
Barrio Getsemani ©
Barrio Getsemani
Iglesia de la Trinidad ©
Iglesia de la Trinidad

4
nights
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Zona G Bogota and Gold Museum (Museo del Oro). Escape the urban bustle at Laguna de Guatavita and Monserrate. Get out of town with these interesting Bogota side-trips: Parque Natural Chicaque (in Chicaque) and Centro de Memoria El Cuartico (in Valledupar). And it doesn't end there: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia de San Francisco, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at La Catedral Primada, see the interesting displays at Museo de Trajes, and walk around Parque Metropolitano Simon Bolivar.

For ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Bogota trip itinerary planner.

Fly from Cartagena to Bogota in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Cartagena in May; daily highs in Bogota reach °F and lows reach °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can travel to San Jose.

Things to do in Bogota

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Centro de Memoria El Cuartico, Parque Natural Chicaque, Laguna de Guatavita
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Parque Natural Chicaque ©
Parque Natural Chicaque
Laguna de Guatavita ©
Laguna de Guatavita
Iglesia de San Francisco ©
Iglesia de San Francisco

3
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): play a few rounds at Tee Times Costa Rica Golf Tours, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, thenadmire the masterpieces at Museum of Contemporary Art and Design, and finally stop by Chieton Moren. Keep things going the next day: get a new perspective on nature at Museo de Ciencias Naturales La Salle, thenstroll through Spirogyra Butterfly Garden, thentake an in-depth tour of Jade Museum, and finally get engrossed in the history at Museo Nacional De Costa Rica.

To see reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, use the San Jose day trip planning site.

You can fly from Bogota to San Jose in 6.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Bogota to San Jose. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Bogota in June, with highs in San Jose at °F and lows at °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Jose

Museums Outdoors Spas

Side Trip

Tee Times Costa Rica Golf Tours
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Museo de Ciencias Naturales La Salle ©
Museo de Ciencias Naturales La Salle
Museo Nacional De Costa Rica ©
Museo Nacional De Costa Rica
Jade Museum ©
Jade Museum

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