18 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

18 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

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San Jose
— 1 night
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Drake Bay
— 5 nights
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San Jose
— Few hours
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La Fortuna de San Carlos
— 3 nights
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Liberia
— Few hours
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Playa Ocotal
— 6 nights
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San Jose
— 1 night

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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.
For where to stay, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the San Jose day trip tool.

London, UK to San Jose is an approximately 15-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Central Standard Time (CST) is minus 6 hours. Prepare for warmer weather when traveling from London in March: high temperatures in San Jose hover around 32°C and lows are around 21°C. On the 13th (Fri), you're off to Drake Bay.

Things to do in San Jose

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks

5
nights
Drake Bay

Drake Bay ©
When in Drake Bay, make a side trip to see Corcovado National Park in Carate, approximately Carate away. Spend a day of island exploring on the 14th (Sat) at Cano Island.

To find other places to visit, maps, photos, and other tourist information, use the Drake Bay trip itinerary builder site.

You can fly from San Jose to Drake Bay in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and ferry; or take a bus. You'll set off for San Jose on the 18th (Wed).

Things to do in Drake Bay

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Parks

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Cano Island ©
Cano Island
Corcovado National Park ©
Corcovado National Park
Dolphin & Whale Watching

few
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San Jose

San Jose ©
On the 18th (Wed), get engrossed in the history at Museo Nacional De Costa Rica and then walk around Parque La Sabana.

For traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the San Jose trip planner.

San Jose is just a stone's throw from Drake Bay. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a shuttle to La Fortuna de San Carlos.

Things to do in San Jose

Parks · Museums
Highlights from your plan
Parque La Sabana ©
Parque La Sabana
Museo Nacional De Costa Rica ©
Museo Nacional De Costa Rica

3
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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Thu): hike along Arenal Natura Ecological Park and then soothe aching muscles at Tabacon Hot Springs. On the 20th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour, and then explore the galleries of Onirica Art Gallery.

To find reviews, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the La Fortuna de San Carlos online tour planner.

Take a shuttle from San Jose to La Fortuna de San Carlos in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can drive to Liberia.

Things to do in La Fortuna de San Carlos

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Nature
Highlights from your plan
Tabacon Hot Springs ©
Tabacon Hot Springs
River Rafting & Tubing
Canyoning & Rappelling Tours

few
hours
Liberia

White City

Tourism in Liberia has been growing since the opening of its airport, with more and more international visitors using the city as a starting point for explorations of the country's northwest.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sat): let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Liberia trip maker website.

Traveling by car from La Fortuna de San Carlos to Liberia takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can drive to Playa Ocotal.

Things to do in Liberia

Wildlife · Tours · Adventure · Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing

6
nights
Playa Ocotal

Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Playa Ocotal: Las Catalinas (Playa Dantita & Playa Danta), Playa Conchal (Playa Conchal & Garra de Leon Golf Course) and Playa Flamingo (Dolphin & Whale Watching & Adrenaline & Extreme Tours).

To find where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Playa Ocotal tour builder site.

You can drive from Liberia to Playa Ocotal in an hour. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to travel to San Jose.

Things to do in Playa Ocotal

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Playa Conchal ©
Playa Conchal
Playa Nacascolo ©
Playa Nacascolo

1
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San Jose

San Jose ©
Start off your visit on the 28th (Sat): examine the collection at Pre-Columbian Gold Museum.

To see ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read San Jose attractions website.

You can drive from Playa Ocotal to San Jose in 4 hours. On the 28th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Jose

Highlights from your plan
Pre-Columbian Gold Museum ©
Pre-Columbian Gold Museum

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