10 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

10 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

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Monteverde
— 2 nights
2
Manuel Antonio
— 1 night
3
Tortuguero
— 1 night
4
La Fortuna de San Carlos
— 3 nights
5
Vara Blanca
— 2 nights

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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.
On the 25th (Fri), stroll through Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Ranario Monteverde Frog Pond. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Sat): look for gifts at Monteverde Hummingbird Gallery, take in nature's colorful creations at Monteverde Orchid Garden, then kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, and finally get to know the resident critters at The Bat Jungle.

To find more things to do, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Monteverde itinerary planner.

New York City, USA to Monteverde is an approximately 11-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is minus 1 hour. Plan for much hotter temperatures traveling from New York City in December, with highs in Monteverde at 82°F and lows at 82°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can drive to Manuel Antonio.

Things to do in Monteverde

Parks · Wildlife · Adventure
Highlights from your plan
Zipline
Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve ©
Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve
Ranario Monteverde Frog Pond ©
Ranario Monteverde Frog Pond

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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sun): let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour and then enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Manuel Antonio.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Manuel Antonio road trip planning site.

You can drive from Monteverde to Manuel Antonio in 4 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Tortuguero.

Things to do in Manuel Antonio

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Side Trip

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

1
night
Tortuguero

Tortuguero ©
One of Costa Rica's least accessible destinations, Tortuguero sits within an eponymous national park and remains accessible only by plane or boat.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Mon): add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Tortuguero National Park.

To see traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Tortuguero route site.

Getting from Manuel Antonio to Tortuguero by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 84°F in December, and nighttime lows around 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) to allow time to drive to La Fortuna de San Carlos.

Things to do in Tortuguero

Nature · Parks · Adventure
Highlights from your plan
Tortuguero National Park ©
Tortuguero National Park
Kayaking & Canoeing

3
nights
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.
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, view the masterpieces at Galeria Estudio, explore the galleries of Onirica Art Gallery, and get interesting insight from Tours.

For photos, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the La Fortuna de San Carlos day trip planning website.

Getting from Tortuguero to La Fortuna de San Carlos by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Vara Blanca.

Things to do in La Fortuna de San Carlos

Parks · Nature · Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Tabacon Hot Springs ©
Tabacon Hot Springs
River Rafting & Tubing
Canyoning & Rappelling Tours

2
nights
Vara Blanca

Vara Blanca
A vacation in Vara Blanca, located in the heart of Costa Rica, offers excellent access to a number of attractions across the area.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Fri): take in the dramatic scenery at Jardins da Cachoeira de La Paz and then contemplate the geological forces at Poas Volcano.

To find reviews, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, use the Vara Blanca trip itinerary maker tool.

You can drive from La Fortuna de San Carlos to Vara Blanca in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus and taxi. On the 2nd (Sat), you're off to home.

Things to do in Vara Blanca

Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Poas Volcano
Highlights from your plan
Poas Volcano
Poas Volcano

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