20 days in Panama City & San Jose Itinerary

20 days in Panama City & San Jose Itinerary

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Panama City, Panama
— 9 nights
2
San Jose, Costa Rica
— 10 nights

9
nights
Panama City, Panama

Panama City ©
Arguably the most modern of Central American cities, Panama City boasts a shimmering skyline of glass skyscrapers.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Museo del Canal Interoceanico de Panama and Biomuseo. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Plaza de Francia and Iglesia de la Merced. Explore Panama City's surroundings by going to Palmer Beach (in Farallon), Asociacion Panamericana para la Conservacion (in Gamboa) and Fort San Lorenzo (in Colon). There's still lots to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia de San Francisco de Asis, appreciate the extensive heritage of Avenida Balboa, don't miss a visit to Panama Canal, and take a stroll through Casco Viejo.

To see where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, use the Panama City travel planning tool.

If you are flying in from Argentina, the closest major aiports are Marcos A. Gelabert International Airport, Panama Pacific International Airport and Tocumen International Airport. In February, daytime highs in Panama City are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to travel to San Jose.

Things to do in Panama City

Historic Sites Shopping Outdoors

Side Trips

Palmer Beach, Asociacion Panamericana para la Conservacion, Fort San Lorenzo
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Iglesia de San Francisco de Asis ©
Iglesia de San Francisco de Asis
Bahai Temple ©
Bahai Temple
Iglesia del Carmen ©
Iglesia del Carmen

10
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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Galeria Namu and Feria Verde de Aranjuez. Popular historic sites such as Ruins of Iglesia de Nuestra Senora de la Limpia Concepcion and Metropolitan Church (Catedral Metropolitana) are in your itinerary. Change things up with these side-trips from San Jose: Ruins of the Church of Carthage (in Cartago), Playa Dona Ana (in Barranca) and Tico Pod Art House & Gifts (in Jaco). The adventure continues: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Metal Church, get engrossed in the history at Museo Nacional De Costa Rica, hike along Parque Nacional Braulio Carrillo, and admire the masterpieces at Museo de Arte Costarricense.

For ratings, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the San Jose trip itinerary maker website.

Traveling by flight from Panama City to San Jose takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Panama City in February, expect San Jose to be slightly colder, temps between °C and °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in San Jose

Museums Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Ruins of the Church of Carthage, Playa Dona Ana, Tico Pod Art House & Gifts, Tarcoles Bridge, Metal Church
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Galeria Namu ©
Galeria Namu
Metal Church ©
Metal Church

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