13 days in Costa Rica, Guatemala & Panama Itinerary

13 days in Costa Rica, Guatemala & Panama Itinerary

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13 days in Costa Rica, Guatemala & Panama Itinerary

San Juan, Puerto Rico
Fly:  11​h 30​min
Herradura, Costa Rica
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
La Fortuna de San Carlos, Costa Rica
— 4 nights
Fly:  8​h 15​min
Escuintla Department, Guatemala
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
Guatemala City, Guatemala
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h
Panama City, Panama
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
San Juan, Puerto Rico

2
days
Herradura, Costa Rica

Herradura ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Costa Rica Dreams Sportfishing. Start off your visit on the 7th (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Vista Los Suenos Horseback Riding, then don't miss a visit to Bridge Over Rio Tarcoles, and then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour. Keep things going the next day: indulge your taste buds at Jimmy T's Provisions and then catch all the local highlights with Costa Rica Dreams Sportfishing.

For other places to visit, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Herradura trip planner.

San Juan, Puerto Rico to Herradura is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from San Juan to Herradura. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to La Fortuna de San Carlos.

Things to do in Herradura

#Outdoors, #Wildlife, #Tours

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Tarcoles
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Costa Rica Dreams Sportfishing ©
Costa Rica Dreams Sportfishing
Jimmy T's Provisions ©
Jimmy T's Provisions
Nature & Wildlife Tours

4
days
La Fortuna de San Carlos, Costa Rica

La Fortuna de San Carlos ©
Set against the backdrop of the imposing Arenal Volcano, La Fortuna de San Carlos offers visitors a chance to explore diverse natural landscapes and sample some delicious local produce.
Spend the 11th (Mon) among the fascinating landscape of Arenal Volcano (Volcan Arenal). There's lots more to do: witness a stunning natural landmark at Tabacon Hot Springs, hike along Arenal Natura Ecological Park, head outdoors with Salto, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Ecocentro Danaus.

To see maps, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the La Fortuna de San Carlos trip planner.

Traveling by car from Herradura to La Fortuna de San Carlos takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Escuintla Department.

Things to do in La Fortuna de San Carlos

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors

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Arenal Volcano (Volcan Arenal)
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Tabacon Hot Springs ©
Tabacon Hot Springs
River Rafting & Tubing
Arenal Volcano (Volcan Arenal)
Arenal Volcano (Volcan Arenal)

2
days
Escuintla Department, Guatemala

Escuintla Department ©
Big Buoy Fishing Charters has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 13th (Wed): take a tour by water with Big Buoy Fishing Charters. Here are some ideas for day two: cool off at Parque Guateque and then experience rural life at El Barretal Coffee Farm.

To find photos, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Escuintla Department trip maker .

Explore your travel options from La Fortuna de San Carlos to Escuintla Department with the Route module. In June, daily temperatures in Escuintla Department can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to drive to Guatemala City.

Things to do in Escuintla Department

#Outdoors, #Theme Parks, #Tours
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Big Buoy Fishing Charters ©
Big Buoy Fishing Charters
Parque Guateque ©
Parque Guateque

2
days
Guatemala City, Guatemala

Guatemala City ©
The largest city in Central America and the country's capital, Guatemala City contains historic sights and modern businesses.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Fri): ponder the world of politics at Edificio de Correos Central, then explore the world behind art at Palacio Nacional, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at La Aurora Zoo, and finally learn more about the world around you at National Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get a new perspective on nature at Museo Popol Vuh, then examine the collection at Museo Ixchel del Traje Indigena, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Catedral Metropolitana, and finally make a trip to Relief Map.

To find maps, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Guatemala City online journey planner .

You can drive from Escuintla Department to Guatemala City in an hour. Another option is to take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Guatemala City can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can travel to Panama City.

Things to do in Guatemala City

#Museums, #Zoos & Aquariums, #Outdoors
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Palacio Nacional ©
Palacio Nacional
La Aurora Zoo ©
La Aurora Zoo
Museo Popol Vuh ©
Museo Popol Vuh

3
days
Panama City, Panama

Panama City ©
Arguably the most modern of Central American cities, Panama City boasts a shimmering skyline of glass skyscrapers.
Panama City is known for historic sites, shopping, museums, nature, and outdoors. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Panama Canal, explore the ancient world of Panama La Vieja, appreciate the extensive heritage of Avenida Balboa, and get engrossed in the history at Museo del Canal Interoceanico de Panama.

To find photos, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Panama City road trip website .

Traveling by flight from Guatemala City to Panama City takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Guatemala City to Panama City, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Guatemala City in June, with highs in Panama City at 36°C and lows at 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Panama City

#Historic Sites, #Neighborhoods, #Shopping
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Casco Viejo ©
Casco Viejo
Panama Canal ©
Panama Canal
Amador Causeway (Calzada de Amador) ©

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