10 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

10 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

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Monteverde
— 1 night
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La Fortuna de San Carlos
— 3 nights
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Tortuguero
— 1 night
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Manuel Antonio
— 1 night
5
San Jose
— 3 nights

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Monteverde

Monteverde ©
Monteverde is all about natural attractions, not surprising for an eco-tourism hotspot known for its cloud forests and rich diversity of animal life.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Mon): stroll through Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve and then stop by Monteverde Hummingbird Gallery.

To find ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Monteverde travel website.

New York City, USA to Monteverde is an approximately 11-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to drive to La Fortuna de San Carlos.

Things to do in Monteverde

Parks · Wildlife · Shopping
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Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve ©
Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve
Monteverde Hummingbird Gallery ©
Monteverde Hummingbird Gallery

3
nights
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.
La Fortuna de San Carlos is known for nature, adventure, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: witness a stunning natural landmark at Tabacon Hot Springs, get impressive views of Arenal Volcano, stroll through La Fortuna Waterfall, and take in the exciting artwork at Onirica Art Gallery.

To find maps, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read our La Fortuna de San Carlos online tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Monteverde to La Fortuna de San Carlos by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Tortuguero.

Things to do in La Fortuna de San Carlos

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

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Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
Tabacon Hot Springs ©
Tabacon Hot Springs
Arenal Volcano
Arenal Volcano

1
night
Tortuguero

Tortuguero ©

Costa Rica's Amazon

One of Costa Rica's least accessible destinations, Tortuguero sits within an eponymous national park and remains accessible only by plane or boat.
On the 14th (Fri), learn more about the world around you at Sea Turtle Conservancy and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Tortuguero National Park.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Tortuguero trip app.

You can drive from La Fortuna de San Carlos to Tortuguero in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In February, daytime highs in Tortuguero are 84°F, while nighttime lows are 69°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Manuel Antonio.

Things to do in Tortuguero

Nature · Parks · Museums
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Tortuguero National Park ©
Tortuguero National Park
Sea Turtle Conservancy ©
Sea Turtle Conservancy

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night
Manuel Antonio

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 (Sat): stroll through Playa Manuel Antonio, then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then stroll around Parque Nahomi.

To find photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Manuel Antonio trip site.

You can drive from Tortuguero to Manuel Antonio in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to go by car to San Jose.

Things to do in Manuel Antonio

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Adventure

Side Trip

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Playa Manuel Antonio ©
Playa Manuel Antonio
River Rafting & Tubing
Parque Nahomi ©
Parque Nahomi

3
nights
San Jose

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 16th (Sun), contemplate the long history of Teatro Nacional Costa Rica and then admire the sheer force of Jardins da Cachoeira de La Paz. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take a memorable tour with Tours and then get impressive views of Poas Volcano.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our San Jose itinerary site.

Drive from Manuel Antonio to San Jose in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to 79°F, and evening lows to 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Jose

Nature · Parks · Adventure · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Poas Volcano
Poas Volcano
Teatro Nacional Costa Rica ©
Teatro Nacional Costa Rica
Museo Nacional De Costa Rica ©
Museo Nacional De Costa Rica

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