15 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

15 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Eugene
Fly + Drive:  15 h 45 min
1
La Fortuna de San Carlos
— 5 nights
Drive:  4 h 45 min
2
Puerto Viejo de Talamanca
— 3 nights
Bus:  3 h 30 min
3
San Jose
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
4
Monteverde
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  15 h 45 min
End: Eugene

5
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes La Fortuna Waterfall, Tabacon Hot Springs and Catarata Del Toro Adventures. Escape the urban bustle at Arenal Natura Ecological Park and La Fortuna Arenal Volcano Rain Forest Reserve.

For traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read our La Fortuna de San Carlos travel itinerary planner.

Eugene, USA to La Fortuna de San Carlos is an approximately 16.5- hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Eugene to La Fortuna de San Carlos is 2 hours. You'll set off for Puerto Viejo de Talamanca on the 19th (Thu).

Things to do in La Fortuna de San Carlos

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Catarata Del Toro Adventures
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Arenal Natura Ecological Park ©
Arenal Natura Ecological Park
Catarata Del Toro Adventures ©
Catarata Del Toro Adventures
La Fortuna Arenal Volcano Rain Forest Reserve ©
La Fortuna Arenal Volcano Rain Forest Reserve

3
nights
Puerto Viejo de Talamanca

Puerto Viejo de Talamanca ©
Puerto Viejo de Talamanca offers a wealth of entertainment by the sea, attracting a lively international crowd of revelers while maintaining a bright and breezy coastal charm with a local feel.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Surf the Jungle Surf School & Adventures as well as Jaguar Rescue Center. There's more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Manzanillo Beach.

To see reviews, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read our Puerto Viejo de Talamanca day trip app.

Getting from La Fortuna de San Carlos to Puerto Viejo de Talamanca by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and bus; or take a bus. On the 22nd (Sun), you're off to San Jose.

Things to do in Puerto Viejo de Talamanca

Outdoors Tours Beaches

Side Trip

Manzanillo Beach
Highlights from your plan
Jaguar Rescue Center ©
Jaguar Rescue Center

2
nights
San Jose

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.
Museo de Arte Costarricense has been added to your itinerary.

To find reviews, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our San Jose trip itinerary maker website.

Getting from Puerto Viejo de Talamanca to San Jose by bus takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a shuttle. December in San Jose sees daily highs of 79°F and lows of 66°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Tue) to allow time for the car ride to Monteverde.

Things to do in San Jose

Museums
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Museo de Arte Costarricense ©
Museo de Arte Costarricense

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Up in the Cloud Forest as well as Catarata Los Murcielagos - Monteverde Waterfall. Explore hidden gems such as Valle Escondido Preserve and Souvenir Rosewood-Info Center.

For where to stay, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Monteverde travel app.

You can drive from San Jose to Monteverde in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a bus. Traveling from San Jose in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Monteverde, with lows of 82°F. You will have some time to spend on the 26th (Thu) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Monteverde

Parks Nature Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Valle Escondido Preserve ©
Valle Escondido Preserve
Catarata Los Murcielagos - Monteverde Waterfall ©
Souvenir Rosewood-Info Center ©
Souvenir Rosewood-Info Center

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