14 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

14 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

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

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La Fortuna de San Carlos

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Tabacon Hot Springs and Arenal Volcano. Appreciate the collections at ChocoMuseo La Fortuna and Galeria Estudio. There's lots more to do: let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour, look for gifts at Galeria Aguas Verdes, and view the masterpieces at Wood & Art Gallery.

Plan trip to La Fortuna de San Carlos with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Paramaribo, Suriname to La Fortuna de San Carlos is an approximately 21-hour combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Paramaribo to La Fortuna de San Carlos. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can drive to Tortuguero.

Things to do in La Fortuna de San Carlos

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

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Tabacon Hot Springs ©
Tabacon Hot Springs
River Rafting & Tubing
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 26th (Sun), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Tortuguero National Park.

For where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Tortuguero day trip app.

Traveling by car from La Fortuna de San Carlos to Tortuguero takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of bus and taxi. July in Tortuguero sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can drive to Turrialba.

Things to do in Tortuguero

Nature · Parks
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Tortuguero National Park ©
Tortuguero National Park

1
night
Turrialba

Turrialba ©
Start off your visit on the 27th (Mon): explore the ancient world of Guayabo National Monument.

For ratings, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, use the Turrialba road trip planner.

Drive from Tortuguero to Turrialba in 3 hours. Traveling from Tortuguero in July, expect Turrialba to be slightly colder, temps between 31°C and 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can go by car to San Jose.

Things to do in Turrialba

Nature · Historic Sites · Parks
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Guayabo National Monument ©
Guayabo National Monument

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.
Get some historical perspective at Santuario Nacional Nuestra Senora de Los Angeles and Ruins of Iglesia de Nuestra Senora de la Limpia Concepcion. Head to Galeria Namu and Biesanz Woodworksfor plenty of shopping. When in San Jose, make a side trip to see Iglesia de San Jose de Orosi and the Museum in Orosi, approximately Orosi away. There's still lots to do: take an in-depth tour of Museo Nacional De Costa Rica, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Metropolitan Church (Catedral Metropolitana), explore the world behind art at Museo de Arte Costarricense, and see the interesting displays at Pre-Columbian Gold Museum.

For reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read San Jose trip planner.

Traveling by car from Turrialba to San Jose takes 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in July, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to take a shuttle to Manuel Antonio.

Things to do in San Jose

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trips

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Galeria Namu ©
Galeria Namu
Museo Nacional De Costa Rica ©
Museo Nacional De Costa Rica
Jade Museum ©
Jade Museum

1
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.
On the 31st (Fri), kick back and relax at Playa Manuel Antonio, look for gifts at Altair Souvenir & Gallery Shop, and then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

To find where to stay, maps, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Manuel Antonio road trip planning website.

Getting from San Jose to Manuel Antonio by shuttle takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) so you can go by car to Monteverde.

Things to do in Manuel Antonio

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Adventure

Side Trip

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Playa Manuel Antonio ©
Playa Manuel Antonio
River Rafting & Tubing
Altair Souvenir & Gallery Shop ©
Altair Souvenir & Gallery Shop

3
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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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Sarah's Gallery and Arte Jaguar Gallery. Your inner history buff will appreciate Santa Elena Skywalk and Ecological Sanctuary. The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve, get to know the resident critters at The Bat Jungle, kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, and stop by Monteverde Hummingbird Gallery.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Monteverde trip planner.

Drive from Manuel Antonio to Monteverde in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Monteverde

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Museums
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Zipline
Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve ©
Ecological Sanctuary ©
Ecological Sanctuary

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