10 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

10 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

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Poas Volcano National Park
— 2 nights
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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
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Monteverde
— 2 nights

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Poas Volcano National Park

Poas Volcano National Park
A trip to Poas Volcano National Park allows you to see one of the world's largest craters, trek through a lush rainforest, and visit a coffee plantation all on the same day.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Sat): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Poas Volcano and then admire the sheer force of Jardins da Cachoeira de La Paz. On your second day here, stop by Souvenir Muy Tranquilo, take in the local highlights with Doka Estate Coffee Tour, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Los Chorros Waterfalls.

For more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Poas Volcano National Park road trip tool.

Philadelphia, USA to Poas Volcano National Park is an approximately 11.5-hour combination of flight and car. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Philadelphia to Poas Volcano National Park due to the time zone difference. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can go by car to La Fortuna de San Carlos.

Things to do in Poas Volcano National Park

Nature · Parks · Tours · Shopping

Side Trips

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Volcano
Poas Volcano
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Walking tour
Doka Estate Coffee Tour
4.4

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, scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour, relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, and experience rural life at Finca Loma Verde.

To find photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our La Fortuna de San Carlos road trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Poas Volcano National Park to La Fortuna de San Carlos takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Tortuguero.

Things to do in La Fortuna de San Carlos

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Tours
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Must see
Tabacon Hot Springs
4.4

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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Thu): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Tortuguero National Park.

Discover how to plan a Tortuguero trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Getting from La Fortuna de San Carlos to Tortuguero by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In March, plan for daily highs up to 84°F, and evening lows to 70°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Manuel Antonio.

Things to do in Tortuguero

Nature · Parks
Highlights from your trip
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National Park
Tortuguero National Park
4.4

1
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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 12th (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Manuel Antonio, relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, and then walk around Parque Nahomi.

To find where to stay and tourist information, refer to the Manuel Antonio online trip itinerary planner.

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. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to drive to Monteverde.

Things to do in Manuel Antonio

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sat): stroll through Ranario Monteverde Frog Pond and then stroll through Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve.

For ratings and more tourist information, read Monteverde trip planner.

You can drive from Manuel Antonio to Monteverde in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Monteverde

Wildlife · Parks
Highlights from your trip

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