7 days in Detroit, Panama City & San Jose Itinerary

7 days in Detroit, Panama City & San Jose Itinerary

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7 days in Detroit, Panama City & San Jose Itinerary

Detroit, United States
Detroit, United States
— 1 night
bus + Fly:  13​h 45​min
Panama City, Panama
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 15​min
San Jose, Costa Rica
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  18​h 45​min
Detroit, United States

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Detroit, United States

Detroit ©
Founded in 1701 by a French explorer and adventurer, Detroit exerted a profound impact on the world for most of the 20th century.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sun): get a taste of the local shopping with Greektown, then contemplate the long history of Ford Piquette Avenue Plant, and then meet the residents at Detroit Zoo.

To find traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Detroit road trip site .

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major airports are Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport, Bishop International Airport and Toledo Express Airport. In March, daytime highs in Detroit are 45°F, while nighttime lows are 29°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to travel to Panama City.

Things to do in Detroit

#Zoos & Aquariums, #Parks, #Outdoors

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Detroit Zoo
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Detroit Zoo ©
Detroit Zoo
The Ford Piquette Avenue Plant ©
The Ford Piquette Avenue Plant
Greektown ©
Greektown

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Panama City, Panama

Panama City ©
Arguably the most modern of Central American cities, Panama City boasts a shimmering skyline of glass skyscrapers.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Tue): get to know the fascinating history of Casco Viejo, identify plant and animal life at Punta Culebra Nature Center, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia del Carmen.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Panama City online travel route planner .

Explore your travel options from Detroit to Panama City with the Route module. Prepare for warmer weather when traveling from Detroit in March: high temperatures in Panama City hover around 90°F and lows are around 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) to allow time to travel to San Jose.

Things to do in Panama City

#Historic Sites, #Neighborhoods, #Wildlife
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Casco Viejo ©
Casco Viejo
Punta Culebra Nature Center ©
Punta Culebra Nature Center
Iglesia del Carmen ©
Iglesia del Carmen

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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.
Escape the urban bustle at La Paz Waterfall Gardens and River Rafting & Tubing. Get some cultural insight at Precolumbian Gold Museum and National Museum (Museo Nacional). Change things up with a short trip to Our Lady of the Angels Basilica (Basilica de Nuestra Senora de Los Angeles) in Cartago (about 48 minutes away). The adventure continues: take an in-depth tour of Jade Museum and get a taste of the local shopping with Multiplaza.

For maps, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, use the San Jose day trip app .

You can fly from Panama City to San Jose in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Panama City to San Jose. In March, San Jose is slightly colder than Panama City - with highs of 80°F and lows of 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Jose

#Museums, #Nature, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Our Lady of the Angels Basilica (Basilica de Nuestra Senora de Los Angeles), La Paz Waterfall Gardens, Multiplaza
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