10 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

10 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Costa Rica Trip Planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Fraijanes
— 1 night
Drive
2
Manuel Antonio
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Puerto Limon
— 1 night
Drive
4
La Fortuna de San Carlos
— 4 nights
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Fraijanes

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Fri): contemplate the geological forces at Poas Volcano.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Fraijanes visit website.

London, UK to Fraijanes is an approximately 20-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 6 hours traveling from London to Fraijanes. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can drive to Manuel Antonio.

Things to do in Fraijanes

Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip

Manuel Antonio

— 2 nights
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 1st (Sat): identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas. Here are some ideas for day two: kick your exploration up a notch at MidWorld Costa Rica.

For reviews, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Manuel Antonio trip itinerary planning website.

You can drive from Fraijanes to Manuel Antonio in 3.5 hours. You'll set off for Puerto Limon on the 3rd (Mon).

Things to do in Manuel Antonio

Tours · Outdoors · Adventure · Wildlife

Puerto Limon

— 1 night
To see maps, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Puerto Limon planner.

Traveling by car from Manuel Antonio to Puerto Limon takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Puerto Limon are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. On the 4th (Tue), you'll travel to La Fortuna de San Carlos.

Things to do in Puerto Limon

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks

La Fortuna de San Carlos

— 4 nights
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: take in the natural beauty of Tabacon Hot Springs, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Arenal, hike along Natura Eco Park Costa Rica, and admire the sheer force of La Fortuna Waterfall.

To see where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the La Fortuna de San Carlos day trip site.

Getting from Puerto Limon to La Fortuna de San Carlos by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and car; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in La Fortuna de San Carlos

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

Costa Rica travel guide

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Beaches · Nature & Parks · Zipline
Tiny in terms of land area, Costa Rica is astoundingly diverse when it comes to culture and natural attractions. In a country called "Rich Coast", it's no surprise most Costa Rica vacations dedicate at least a few days to picturesque Pacific and Caribbean beaches, ideal for water sports and relaxation. Few small countries offer such a range of landscapes, allowing tourists to observe towering volcanoes while soaking away their worries in a hot spring, or hike into dense rainforests in the morning and surf at a modern resort in the afternoon. A trip to Costa Rica also lets you discover pristine national parks, ensuring plenty of chances to view wildlife from the comfort of eco-friendly lodges packed with amenities even ardent nature lovers secretly desire.