16 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

16 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Central America route planner

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Fly
1
San Jose
— 4 nights
Drive
2
Manuel Antonio
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Uvita
— 3 nights
Drive
4
Puerto Viejo de Talamanca
— 2 nights
Drive
5
La Fortuna de San Carlos
— 3 nights
Shuttle to Playa Panamá, Fly to Athens

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nights
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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Jade Museum, Catarata Del Toro Adventures, Museo Nacional De Costa Rica, and other attractions you added.

For ratings, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read our San Jose trip planner.

Athens, Greece to San Jose is an approximately 19-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Athens to San Jose is minus 8 hours. Traveling from Athens in July, expect San Jose to be little chillier, temps between 31°C and 22°C. On the 23rd (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Manuel Antonio.

Things to do in San Jose

Museums · Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

2
nights
Manuel Antonio

The rainforest meets the sea at Manuel Antonio National Park, a small but scenic natural preserve on the west coast of Costa Rica.
You've now added Playa Espadilla Sur to your itinerary. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Espadilla Sur and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Manuel Antonio.

Discover how to plan a Manuel Antonio trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from San Jose to Manuel Antonio takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. On the 25th (Sat), you'll travel to Uvita.

Things to do in Manuel Antonio

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks

Side Trip

3
nights
Uvita

Ideal for visitors looking to escape Costa Rica's busy beaches, Uvita offers a serene atmosphere and plenty of uncrowded sand for a leisurely vacation.
Your day by day itinerary now includes El Sitio Museo Finca 6, Rancho La Merced National Wildlife Refuge, Uvita Waterfall, and other attractions you added.

To see reviews, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Uvita online trip planner.

Getting from Manuel Antonio to Uvita by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Tue) to allow time for the car ride to Puerto Viejo de Talamanca.

Things to do in Uvita

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

2
nights
Puerto Viejo de Talamanca

Walaba

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 Gandoca - Manzanillo Wildlife Refuge, Punta Uva Beach and Playa Cocles. On the 29th (Wed), enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Cocles and then stroll through Punta Uva Beach.

To see more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Puerto Viejo de Talamanca planning app.

You can drive from Uvita to Puerto Viejo de Talamanca in 7 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Thu) to allow time for the car ride to La Fortuna de San Carlos.

Things to do in Puerto Viejo de Talamanca

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trip

3
nights
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 Arenal Volcano, Venado Caves and Proyecto Asis. On the next day, stroll through Proyecto Asis and then explore the fascinating underground world of Venado Caves.

To find photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the La Fortuna de San Carlos travel site.

Drive from Puerto Viejo de Talamanca to La Fortuna de San Carlos in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in La Fortuna de San Carlos

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trip

Costa Rica travel guide

4.3
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.

Province of Puntarenas travel guide

4.5
Beaches · Zipline · Nightlife