11 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

11 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Costa Rica vacation planner

You are viewing a shared plan.  Customize plan

Route & dates

11 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

New Delhi
Fly:  25​h
San Jose
— 3 nights
+2
bus + Fly + taxi:  1​h 15​min
Manuel Antonio
— 2 nights
+2
taxi + Fly + taxi:  1​h 30​min
La Fortuna de San Carlos
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
Area de Conservacion Guanacaste
— 2 nights
Fly:  25​h
New Delhi

2
days
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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): get engrossed in the history at National Museum (Museo Nacional), take in the exciting artwork at Galeria Namu, then admire the masterpieces at Precolumbian Gold Museum, and finally hunt for treasures at Central Market (Mercado Central). On your second day here, explore the world behind art at Museo de Arte Costarricense, stop by Chieton Moren, then take an in-depth tour of Jade Museum, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Our Lady of the Angels Basilica (Basilica de Nuestra Senora de Los Angeles).

To find traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read our San Jose travel itinerary planner .

New Delhi, India to San Jose is an approximately 25-hour flight. Traveling from New Delhi to San Jose, you'll gain 11 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from New Delhi in January: high temperatures in San Jose hover around 30°C and lows are around 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to travel to Manuel Antonio.

Things to do in San Jose

#Museums, #Shopping, #Historic Sites

Side Trip

Our Lady of the Angels Basilica (Basilica de Nuestra Senora de Los Angeles)
Accommodations
Get expert advice on where to stay in San Jose.
Find places to stay »
Highlights from your plan

2
days
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.
On the 4th (Fri), kick back and relax at Playa Manuel Antonio, then stop by Super Joseth, and then stop by Beso Loco Boutique de Playa. Here are some ideas for day two: experience rural life at Villa Vanilla / Rainforest Spices and then see MidWorld Costa Rica.

For where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Manuel Antonio tour itinerary builder app .

Do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi from San Jose to Manuel Antonio in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can travel to La Fortuna de San Carlos.

Things to do in Manuel Antonio

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Tours
Accommodations
Get expert advice on where to stay in Manuel Antonio.
Find places to stay »
Highlights from your plan
Playa Manuel Antonio ©
Playa Manuel Antonio
MidWorld Costa Rica ©
MidWorld Costa Rica
Beso Loco Boutique de Playa ©
Beso Loco Boutique de Playa

2
days
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.
On the 6th (Sun), relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, take in the exciting artwork at Wood & Art Gallery, and then stop by Souvenir Leo. On your second day here, take in the natural beauty of Tabacon Hot Springs and then hike along Arenal Natura Ecological Park.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read La Fortuna de San Carlos attractions planner .

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Manuel Antonio to La Fortuna de San Carlos in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can travel to Area de Conservacion Guanacaste.

Things to do in La Fortuna de San Carlos

#Parks, #Nature, #Spas
Accommodations
Get expert advice on where to stay in La Fortuna de San Carlos.
Find places to stay »
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Tabacon Hot Springs ©
Tabacon Hot Springs
Arenal Natura Ecological Park ©
Arenal Natura Ecological Park

1
day
Area de Conservacion Guanacaste

Area de Conservacion Guanacaste
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Tue): tee off at Four Seasons Golf Club.

To plan Area de Conservacion Guanacaste vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

Getting from La Fortuna de San Carlos to Area de Conservacion Guanacaste by car takes about 3.5 hours. You will leave for home on the 9th (Wed).

Things to do in Area de Conservacion Guanacaste

#Outdoors, #Golf
Accommodations
Get expert advice on where to stay in Area de Conservacion Guanacaste.
Find places to stay »

Similar Plans

15 days in Costa Rica BY A USER FROM COSTA RICA February, culture, relaxing, romantic, beaches, museums, shopping, slow & easy, hidden gems PREFERENCES: February, culture, relaxing, romantic, beaches, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 14 days in Costa Rica BY A USER FROM CANADA April, beaches, hidden gems PREFERENCES: April, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 15 days in Costa Rica BY A USER FROM GERMANY May, culture, outdoors, romantic, beaches, wildlife, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: May, culture, outdoors, romantic, beaches, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 15 days in Costa Rica BY A USER FROM PORTUGAL August, teens, popular PREFERENCES: August, teens ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 14 days in Costa Rica BY A USER FROM MOROCCO August, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: August, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 15 days in Costa Rica BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES February, beaches, historic sites, popular PREFERENCES: February, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 15 days in Costa Rica BY A USER FROM COSTA RICA February, slow & easy, popular PREFERENCES: February ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Slow & easy 15 days in Costa Rica BY A USER FROM CANADA August, outdoors, romantic, beaches, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: August, outdoors, romantic, beaches, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 14 days in Costa Rica, Jamaica & Yucatan Peninsula BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES December, relaxing, romantic, fast-paced, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: December, relaxing, romantic ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Fast-paced 14 days in Costa Rica BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, wildlife, hidden gems PREFERENCES: May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 14 days in Costa Rica BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM July, outdoors, beaches, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, outdoors, beaches, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 15 days in Costa Rica BY A USER FROM ISRAEL March, outdoors, beaches, wildlife, hidden gems PREFERENCES: March, outdoors, beaches, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium
View more plans