11 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

11 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Costa Rica Trip Planner

Make it your trip
Fly to Juan Santamaria International Airport, Drive to Fraijanes
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Fraijanes
— 1 night
Drive
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Manuel Antonio
— 3 nights
Drive
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Monteverde
— 2 nights
Drive
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La Fortuna de San Carlos
— 3 nights
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Fraijanes

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 14th (Fri): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Poas Volcano.

To find maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Fraijanes trip planning website.

London, UK to Fraijanes is an approximately 17.5-hour combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 6 hours traveling from London to Fraijanes. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Manuel Antonio.

Things to do in Fraijanes

Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip

Manuel Antonio

— 3 nights
The rainforest meets the sea at Manuel Antonio National Park, a small but scenic natural preserve on the west coast of Costa Rica.
Manuel Antonio is known for beaches, adventure, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, get interesting insight from Tours, and see MidWorld Costa Rica.

To see photos, reviews, maps, and tourist information, use the Manuel Antonio online journey planner.

You can drive from Fraijanes to Manuel Antonio in 3.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Monteverde.

Things to do in Manuel Antonio

Tours · Outdoors · Adventure · Wildlife

Monteverde

— 2 nights
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 18th (Tue), whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks. On the 19th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for gifts at Monteverde Hummingbird Gallery and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve.

For other places to visit, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Monteverde tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Manuel Antonio to Monteverde by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can drive to La Fortuna de San Carlos.

Things to do in Monteverde

Parks · Wildlife · Tours · Adventure

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.
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, get impressive views of Arenal Volcano, admire the sheer force of La Fortuna Waterfall, and let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour.

For photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the La Fortuna de San Carlos journey website.

Traveling by car from Monteverde to La Fortuna de San Carlos takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in La Fortuna de San Carlos

Parks · Nature · Tours · Outdoors

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.