16 days in Bucharest & Costa Rica Itinerary

16 days in Bucharest & Costa Rica Itinerary

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Bucharest, Romania
— 2 nights
Fly to Juan Santamaria International Airport, Drive to Vara Blanca
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Vara Blanca, Costa Rica
— 1 night
Drive
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La Fortuna de San Carlos, Costa Rica
— 4 nights
Drive
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Tortuguero, Costa Rica
— 1 night
Drive
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Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica
— 3 nights
Drive
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Monteverde, Costa Rica
— 2 nights
Taxi to Atenas, Fly to Bucharest Otopeni

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Bucharest, Romania

The booming city of Bucharest is a sophisticated metropolis with a high contrast of old- and new-world architecture.
Bucharest is known for historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: ponder the world of politics at Palace of Parliament, explore the world behind art at Peasant Museum (Muzeul Taranului Roman), get to know the fascinating history of Old Town, and take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

To see reviews, ratings, maps, and tourist information, use the Bucharest route builder website.

If you are flying in from Romania, the closest major aiport is Henri Coandă International Airport. In February, plan for daily highs up to 6°C, and evening lows to -3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to travel to Vara Blanca.

Things to do in Bucharest

Museums · Parks · Tours · Shopping

1
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Vara Blanca, Costa Rica

A vacation in Vara Blanca, located in the heart of Costa Rica, offers excellent access to a number of attractions across the area.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Thu): experience rural life at Finca Organica. On the next day, take in the dramatic scenery at Jardins da Cachoeira de La Paz and then get impressive views of Poas Volcano.

For maps, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Vara Blanca trip maker website.

Explore your travel options from Bucharest to Vara Blanca with the Route module. The time zone difference when traveling from Bucharest to Vara Blanca is minus 8 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can drive to La Fortuna de San Carlos.

Things to do in Vara Blanca

Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip

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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, relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, explore the galleries of Onirica Art Gallery, and take in the exciting artwork at Galeria Estudio.

To see reviews, maps, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the La Fortuna de San Carlos trip itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by car from Vara Blanca to La Fortuna de San Carlos takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can drive to Tortuguero.

Things to do in La Fortuna de San Carlos

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

1
night
Tortuguero, Costa Rica

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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Sea Turtle Conservancy and then explore the striking landscape of Tortuguero National Park.

To see reviews, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Tortuguero trip builder website.

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. March in Tortuguero sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to drive to Manuel Antonio.

Things to do in Tortuguero

Parks · Nature · Museums

3
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Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica

The rainforest meets the sea at Manuel Antonio National Park, a small but scenic natural preserve on the west coast of Costa Rica.
Get out of town with these interesting Manuel Antonio side-trips: Jaco (Costa Rica SUP'ers & Canyoning & Rappelling Tours). The adventure continues: stroll through Playa Manuel Antonio, take a memorable tour with Tours, walk around Parque Nahomi, and relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

For maps, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Manuel Antonio trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Tortuguero to Manuel Antonio in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Sat) to allow time for the car ride to Monteverde.

Things to do in Manuel Antonio

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

2
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Monteverde, Costa Rica

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 8th (Sun), stop by Monteverde Hummingbird Gallery, then take in nature's colorful creations at Monteverde Orchid Garden, then whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, and finally learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at The Bat Jungle. On the next day, tour the pleasant surroundings at Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve.

For traveler tips, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Monteverde online trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Manuel Antonio to Monteverde by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Monteverde

Parks · Wildlife · Adventure · Tours

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.