11 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

11 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

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Fly to Juan Santamaria International Airport, Drive to La Fortuna de San Carlos
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La Fortuna de San Carlos
— 4 nights
Drive
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Turrialba
— 1 night
Drive
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San Jose
— 1 night
Drive
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Manuel Antonio
— 2 nights
Drive
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Area de Conservacion Guanacaste
— 2 nights
Drive to Daniel Oduber Quiros International Airport, Fly to Hector International Airport

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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.
ChocoMuseo La Fortuna and Wood & Art Gallery are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get in touch with nature at La Fortuna Waterfall and River Rafting & Tubing. The adventure continues: relax and rejuvenate at Tabacon Hot Springs, explore the galleries of Onirica Art Gallery, pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia de La Fortuna de San Carlos, and contemplate the geological forces at Arenal Volcano.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, go to the La Fortuna de San Carlos online trip builder.

Fargo, USA to La Fortuna de San Carlos is an approximately 19-hour combination of flight and car. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to travel to Turrialba.

Things to do in La Fortuna de San Carlos

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

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Turrialba

Kick off your visit on the 14th (Mon): explore the ancient world of Guayabo National Monument.

To see reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Turrialba trip maker.

Traveling by car from La Fortuna de San Carlos to Turrialba takes 3.5 hours. In June in Turrialba, expect temperatures between 81°F during the day and 67°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can drive to San Jose.

Things to do in Turrialba

Nature · Historic Sites · Parks
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Highlights from your trip

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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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Pre-Columbian Gold Museum, then get engrossed in the history at Museo Nacional De Costa Rica, then take an in-depth tour of Jade Museum, and finally browse the exhibits of Galeria Namu.

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Traveling by car from Turrialba to San Jose takes 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 81°F in June, and nighttime lows around 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to drive to Manuel Antonio.

Things to do in San Jose

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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 16th (Wed): kick back and relax at Playa Manuel Antonio and then kick back and relax at Playa Biesanz. On the 17th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, and then stroll around Manuel Antonio National Park.

To see traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Manuel Antonio trip builder tool.

Traveling by car from San Jose to Manuel Antonio takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can travel to Area de Conservacion Guanacaste.

Things to do in Manuel Antonio

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Side Trip

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Area de Conservacion Guanacaste

Kick off your visit on the 18th (Fri): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Parque Nacional Santa Rosa.

To see other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Area de Conservacion Guanacaste trip builder app.

You can drive from Manuel Antonio to Area de Conservacion Guanacaste in 5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Area de Conservacion Guanacaste

Nature · Historic Sites · Parks
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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.