10 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

10 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

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10 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

Start: Buffalo
Fly:  12​h 15​min
1
La Fortuna de San Carlos
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Manuel Antonio
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Turrialba
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Tortuguero
— Few hours
Drive:  19​h 45​min
End: Buffalo

4
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.
Get in touch with nature at River Rafting & Tubing and Arenal Volcano (Volcan Arenal). And it doesn't end there: take in the natural beauty of Tabacon Hot Springs, take in the exciting artwork at Onirica Art Gallery, stroll through Arenal Natura Ecological Park, and head outdoors with Salto.

For more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read our La Fortuna de San Carlos trip itinerary planner .

Buffalo, USA to La Fortuna de San Carlos is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Buffalo to La Fortuna de San Carlos due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Manuel Antonio.

Things to do in La Fortuna de San Carlos

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors

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Arenal Volcano (Volcan Arenal)
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Tabacon Hot Springs ©
Tabacon Hot Springs
River Rafting & Tubing
Arenal Volcano (Volcan Arenal)
Arenal Volcano (Volcan Arenal)

2
nights
Manuel Antonio

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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Biesanz and then kick back and relax at Playa Manuel Antonio. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the stunning scenery at MidWorld Costa Rica.

For maps and other tourist information, read our Manuel Antonio trip itinerary website .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from La Fortuna de San Carlos to Manuel Antonio takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. January in Manuel Antonio sees daily highs of 78°F and lows of 66°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to travel to Turrialba.

Things to do in Manuel Antonio

#Outdoors, #Beaches, #Parks
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Playa Manuel Antonio ©
Playa Manuel Antonio
Playa Biesanz ©
Playa Biesanz
MidWorld Costa Rica ©
MidWorld Costa Rica

2
nights
Turrialba

Turrialba ©
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sun): delve into the distant past at Guayabo National Park and Monument.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Turrialba journey builder tool .

You can drive from Manuel Antonio to Turrialba in 4.5 hours. In January, daytime highs in Turrialba are 78°F, while nighttime lows are 66°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to travel to Tortuguero.

Things to do in Turrialba

#Historic Sites, #Nature, #Parks
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Guayabo National Park and Monument ©
Guayabo National Park and Monument

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hours
Tortuguero

Tortuguero ©
One of Costa Rica's least accessible destinations, Tortuguero sits within an eponymous national park and remains accessible only by plane or boat.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Mon): look for all kinds of wild species at Tortuguero National Park.

For other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Tortuguero trip app .

Explore your travel options from Turrialba to Tortuguero with the Route module. In January, plan for daily highs up to 78°F, and evening lows to 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tortuguero

#Nature, #Parks, #Wildlife
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Tortuguero National Park ©
Tortuguero National Park

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