14 days in Colombia, Panama & Costa Rica Itinerary

14 days in Colombia, Panama & Costa Rica Itinerary

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14 days in Colombia, Panama & Costa Rica Itinerary

Start: Seattle, United States
Fly:  13​h 30​min
1
Bogota, Colombia
— 1 night
Fly + shuttle:  3​h
2
Santa Marta, Colombia
— 1 night
shuttle + Fly:  3​h
3
San Andres Island, Colombia
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
4
Panama City, Panama
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
5
Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
6
La Fortuna de San Carlos, Costa Rica
— 4 nights
+2
shuttle + bus + Fly:  16​h
End: Seattle, United States

1
night
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 7th (Mon): explore the world behind art at Museo Botero del Banco de la Republica and then make a trip to Teatro Mayor Julio Mario Santodomingo. Keep things going the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia Basilica del Senor de Monserrate, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Monserrate, and then examine the collection at Gold Museum (Museo del Oro).

To see traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Bogota route maker site .

Seattle, USA to Bogota is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 3 hours traveling from Seattle to Bogota. In October, daily temperatures in Bogota can reach 67°F, while at night they dip to 47°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can travel to Santa Marta.

Things to do in Bogota

Museums Parks Nature
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Monserrate ©
Monserrate
Gold Museum (Museo del Oro) ©
Gold Museum (Museo del Oro)

1
night
Santa Marta, Colombia

Many visitors begin their Santa Marta holiday, surrounded by urban clutter and heavy traffic, expecting little from the city in terms of historical importance.
On the 9th (Wed), admire the masterpieces at Quinta de San Pedro Alejandrino and then identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

To find reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Santa Marta planning tool .

You can do a combination of flight and shuttle from Bogota to Santa Marta in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Prepare for warmer weather when traveling from Bogota in October: high temperatures in Santa Marta hover around 90°F and lows are around 77°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to travel to San Andres Island.

Things to do in Santa Marta

Wildlife Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

Scuba & Snorkeling
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Quinta de San Pedro Alejandrino ©
Quinta de San Pedro Alejandrino

2
nights
San Andres Island, Colombia

San Andres Island ©
The coral San Andres Island boasts a rich colonial history, exotic beaches, and a laidback, tropical lifestyle.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Thu): pause for some serene contemplation at Primera Iglesia Bautista, then kick back and relax at Playa Charquitos, and then make a trip to Rocky Cay. On your second day here, stroll through Playa de Spratt Bight and then head off the coast to Cayo Bolivar.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a San Andres Island trip simple and quick.

Traveling by combination of shuttle and flight from Santa Marta to San Andres Island takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight. Expect a daytime high around 87°F in October, and nighttime lows around 77°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Panama City.

Things to do in San Andres Island

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Cayo Bolivar ©
Cayo Bolivar
Playa de Spratt Bight ©
Playa de Spratt Bight
Primera Iglesia Bautista ©
Primera Iglesia Bautista

3
nights
Panama City, Panama

Panama City ©
Arguably the most modern of Central American cities, Panama City boasts a shimmering skyline of glass skyscrapers.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Cinta Costera and Iglesia de San José. The adventure continues: make a trip to Panama Canal, get to know the fascinating history of Avenida Balboa, wander the streets of Casco Viejo, and get engrossed in the history at Museo del Canal Interoceanico de Panama.

To see more things to do, reviews, photos, and tourist information, go to the Panama City trip itinerary app .

You can do a combination of flight and shuttle from San Andres Island to Panama City in 2.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of flight and taxi. October in Panama City sees daily highs of 87°F and lows of 76°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to travel to Manuel Antonio.

Things to do in Panama City

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Parks
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Panama Canal ©
Panama Canal
Cinta Costera ©
Cinta Costera
Casco Viejo ©
Casco Viejo

1
night
Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica

Manuel Antonio ©
The rainforest meets the sea at Manuel Antonio National Park, a small but scenic natural preserve on the west coast of Costa Rica.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Manuel Antonio and then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

For ratings, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Manuel Antonio day trip planning site .

Traveling by flight from Panama City to Manuel Antonio takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is minus 1 hour. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) to allow time to drive to La Fortuna de San Carlos.

Things to do in Manuel Antonio

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Spas
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Playa Manuel Antonio ©
Playa Manuel Antonio
Spas

4
nights
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Rio Celeste and Mistico Arenal Hanging Bridges Park. It doesn't end there: take in the natural beauty of Tabacon Hot Springs and explore the activities along Lake Arenal.

To find photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the La Fortuna de San Carlos trip builder app .

Traveling by car from Manuel Antonio to La Fortuna de San Carlos takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in La Fortuna de San Carlos

Parks Nature Spas

Side Trips

Mistico Arenal Hanging Bridges Park, Rio Celeste
Highlights from your plan
Lake Arenal ©
Lake Arenal
Tabacon Hot Springs ©
Tabacon Hot Springs
Rio Celeste ©
Rio Celeste

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