9 days in South America & San Jose Itinerary

9 days in South America & San Jose Itinerary

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Caracas, Venezuela
— 2 nights
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Bogota, Colombia
— 2 nights
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Cartagena, Colombia
— 2 nights
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San Jose, Costa Rica
— 1 night

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Caracas, Venezuela

Caracas ©

Heaven's Branch on Earth

Tropical weather, great food, and memorable jungle surroundings seem like all the ingredients Caracas needs to become a must-see destination.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sat): explore the galleries of Casa Natal & Museo Bolivar, then explore the world behind art at Hacienda La Trinidad Parque Cultural, and then admire the striking features of Ciudad Universitaria de Caracas.

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Toronto, Canada to Caracas is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Venezuela Time is 1 hour. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to travel to Bogota.

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Casa Natal & Museo Bolivar ©
Casa Natal & Museo Bolivar
Hacienda La Trinidad Parque Cultural ©
Hacienda La Trinidad Parque Cultural
Ciudad Universitaria de Caracas ©
Ciudad Universitaria de Caracas

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Bogota, Colombia

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Gold Museum (Museo del Oro) and Barrio La Candelaria. Family-friendly places like Museo Botero del Banco de la Republica and Vivero Crisalide will thrill your kids. Change things up with a short trip to Catedral de Sal de Zipaquira in Zipaquira (about 54 minutes away). The adventure continues: stroll through Monserrate, stop by Vitrina Guayca, and contemplate the long history of Bolivar Square.

To find traveler tips, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, use the Bogota online journey planner.

You can fly from Caracas to Bogota in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, car, and taxi. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Caracas to Bogota. In April in Bogota, expect temperatures between 67°F during the day and 50°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can travel to Cartagena.

Things to do in Bogota

Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

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Gold Museum (Museo del Oro) ©
Gold Museum (Museo del Oro)
Catedral de Sal de Zipaquira ©
Catedral de Sal de Zipaquira
Museo Botero del Banco de la Republica ©
Museo Botero del Banco de la Republica

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Cartagena, Colombia

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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Wed): contemplate the long history of Walled City of Cartagena, then step into the grandiose world of Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Convent of Santa Cruz de la Popa, and finally browse for treasures at Anticuario El Arcon. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Thu): explore the galleries of Nara Antique Decoraciones, steep yourself in history at Torre del Reloj, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sanctuary of Saint Peter Claver, and finally steep yourself in history at Plaza Santo Domingo.

For ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Cartagena trip planner.

You can fly from Bogota to Cartagena in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April, Cartagena is much warmer than Bogota - with highs of 90°F and lows of 78°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Fri) to allow time for travel to San Jose.

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Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas ©
Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas
Walled City of Cartagena ©
Walled City of Cartagena
Plaza Santo Domingo ©
Plaza Santo Domingo

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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.
On the 22nd (Sat), view the masterpieces at Galeria Namu.

For ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our San Jose holiday maker website.

You can fly from Cartagena to San Jose in 7 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Cartagena to San Jose is minus 1 hour. In April, San Jose is little chillier than Cartagena - with highs of 83°F and lows of 67°F. You'll have a few hours on the 22nd (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling home.

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Galeria Namu ©
Galeria Namu

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