10 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

10 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Costa Rica Trip Planner

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Tram to Miami, Fly to Juan Santamaría International Airport
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San Jose
Shuttle
2
La Fortuna de San Carlos
— 3 nights
Drive
3
Monteverde
— 1 day
Drive
4
Jaco
— 2 nights
Drive
5
Manuel Antonio
— 1 night
Drive
6
San Jose
Drive

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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.
Planning San Jose trip won't be overwhelming when you use Inspirock's itinerary maker.

Miami, USA to San Jose is an approximately 6-hour combination of tram and flight. You can also fly; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Miami to San Jose is minus 1 hour. In November, plan for daily highs up to 79°F, and evening lows to 66°F. On the 22nd (Wed), you're off to La Fortuna de San Carlos.

Things to do in San Jose

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks

La Fortuna de San Carlos

— 3 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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Tabacon Hot Springs, Sky Adventures Arenal Park, La Fortuna Waterfall, and other attractions. On the next day, contemplate the geological forces at Arenal Volcano, then get interesting insight from Sky Adventures Arenal Park, and then take in the natural beauty of Tabacon Hot Springs.

To find where to stay, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, use the La Fortuna de San Carlos itinerary planner.

Getting from San Jose to La Fortuna de San Carlos by shuttle takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to drive to Monteverde.

Things to do in La Fortuna de San Carlos

Tours · Outdoors · Adventure · Nature

Side Trip

Monteverde

— 1 day
Monteverde is all about natural attractions, not surprising for an eco-tourism hotspot known for its cloud forests and rich diversity of animal life.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Sky Adventures Monteverde Park as well as Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve. Start off your visit on the 25th (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve and then whizz through the canopy at Sky Adventures Monteverde Park.

For reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Monteverde trip builder website.

Traveling by car from La Fortuna de San Carlos to Monteverde takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Jaco.

Things to do in Monteverde

Wildlife · Parks · Tours · Outdoors

Jaco

— 2 nights
A seaside resort town with plenty of entertaining distractions along its attractive coastline, Jaco has long been a major tourist destination on the central Pacific coast.
For ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Jaco travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Monteverde to Jaco takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle; or take a bus. On the 27th (Mon), you'll travel to Manuel Antonio.

Things to do in Jaco

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Trails

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip

Manuel Antonio

— 1 night
The rainforest meets the sea at Manuel Antonio National Park, a small but scenic natural preserve on the west coast of Costa Rica.
To see photos, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Manuel Antonio online sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Jaco to Manuel Antonio takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. On the 28th (Tue), you'll travel to San Jose.

Things to do in Manuel Antonio

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Adventure

San Jose

For other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read our San Jose holiday maker app.

Drive from Manuel Antonio to San Jose in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. On the 28th (Tue), you're off to home.

Things to do in San Jose

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks

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.