13 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

13 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

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13 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

Start: Tallinn
Fly:  22​h 45​min
1
Monteverde
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
La Fortuna de San Carlos
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Manuel Antonio
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Poas Volcano National Park
— 1 day
Fly:  20​h 15​min
End: Tallinn

2
nights
Monteverde

Monteverde is all about natural attractions, not surprising for an eco-tourism hotspot known for its cloud forests and rich diversity of animal life.
Monteverde is known for adventure, wildlife, nightlife, parks, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: identify plant and animal life at Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve, stop by Hummingbird Gallery, whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at The Bat Jungle.

To find traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Monteverde trip itinerary planner.

Tallinn, Estonia to Monteverde is an approximately 23-hour flight. Traveling from Tallinn to Monteverde, you'll gain 8 hours due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can drive to La Fortuna de San Carlos.

Things to do in Monteverde

Parks Wildlife Tours
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Zipline
Curi Cancha Reserve ©
Curi Cancha Reserve

5
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.
La Fortuna de San Carlos is known for nature, adventure, trails, wildlife, and theme parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the natural beauty of Tabacon Hot Springs, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Arenal, hike along Arenal Natura Ecological Park, and stroll through Ecocentro Danaus.

Find out how to plan La Fortuna de San Carlos trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

Getting from Monteverde to La Fortuna de San Carlos by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a shuttle. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to travel to Manuel Antonio.

Things to do in La Fortuna de San Carlos

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

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)

3
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.
Manuel Antonio is known for beaches, adventure, nightlife, nature, and outdoors. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Manuel Antonio, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, experience rural life at Villa Vanilla / Rainforest Spices, and stroll through Playa Biesanz.

For where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Manuel Antonio trip maker app .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from La Fortuna de San Carlos to Manuel Antonio in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. In March, daily temperatures in Manuel Antonio can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can travel to Poas Volcano National Park.

Things to do in Manuel Antonio

Outdoors Tours Adventure
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Playa Manuel Antonio ©
Playa Manuel Antonio
River Rafting & Tubing
MidWorld Costa Rica ©
MidWorld Costa Rica

1
day
Poas Volcano National Park

Poas Volcano National Park
Start off your visit on the 28th (Wed): stop by Souvenir Muy Tranquilo and then contemplate the geological forces at Poas Volcano.

For ratings, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Poas Volcano National Park holiday maker site .

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Manuel Antonio to Poas Volcano National Park in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, flight, and bus; or drive. In March, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Poas Volcano National Park

Nature Parks Shopping

Side Trip

Souvenir Muy Tranquilo
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Poas Volcano
Poas Volcano
Souvenir Muy Tranquilo ©
Souvenir Muy Tranquilo

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