14 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

14 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

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La Fortuna de San Carlos
— 5 nights
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San Jose
— 1 night
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Turrialba
— 2 nights
4
Manuel Antonio
— 2 nights
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Monteverde
— 2 nights

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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, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: soothe aching muscles at Tabacon Hot Springs, admire the sheer force of La Fortuna Waterfall, skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour, and trek along Arenal Natura Ecological Park.

To find ratings, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the La Fortuna de San Carlos online trip itinerary planner.

New York City, USA to La Fortuna de San Carlos is an approximately 11.5-hour combination of flight and shuttle. You can also drive. Traveling from New York City to La Fortuna de San Carlos, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to take a shuttle to San Jose.

Things to do in La Fortuna de San Carlos

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

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Tabacon Hot Springs ©
Tabacon Hot Springs
Arenal Volcano
Arenal Volcano
Canyoning & Rappelling Tours

1
night
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 6th (Thu): take an in-depth tour of Museo Nacional De Costa Rica, get engrossed in the history at Jade Museum, and then explore the galleries of Galeria Namu. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Pre-Columbian Gold Museum, then take in the architecture and design of Universidad de Costa Rica, and then explore the world behind art at Museo de Arte Costarricense.

To find photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our San Jose sightseeing planner.

Traveling by shuttle from La Fortuna de San Carlos to San Jose takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Turrialba.

Things to do in San Jose

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Museo Nacional De Costa Rica ©
Museo Nacional De Costa Rica
Jade Museum ©
Jade Museum
Pre-Columbian Gold Museum ©
Pre-Columbian Gold Museum

2
nights
Turrialba

Turrialba ©
Start off your visit on the 8th (Sat): delve into the mystery of Guayabo National Monument.

To see other places to visit, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Turrialba visit planner.

Traveling by car from San Jose to Turrialba takes 2 hours. In January in Turrialba, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 21°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Manuel Antonio.

Things to do in Turrialba

Nature · Historic Sites · Parks
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Guayabo National Monument ©
Guayabo National Monument

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.
On the 9th (Sun), see MidWorld Costa Rica.

To see photos, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Manuel Antonio trip maker app.

Getting from Turrialba to Manuel Antonio by car takes about 4.5 hours. You will have some time to spend on the 11th (Tue) before leaving for Monteverde.

Things to do in Manuel Antonio

Tours · Adventure · Outdoors · Shopping
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MidWorld Costa Rica ©
MidWorld Costa Rica
Beso Loco Boutique de Playa ©
Beso Loco Boutique de Playa

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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve and then stop by Monteverde Hummingbird Gallery. On your second day here, get to know the fascinating history of Ecological Sanctuary, then whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Santa Elena Skywalk.

For other places to visit, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read Monteverde trip itinerary app.

Getting from Manuel Antonio to Monteverde by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Monteverde

Wildlife · Parks · Historic Sites · Tours
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Zipline
Santa Elena Skywalk ©
Santa Elena Skywalk
Ecological Sanctuary ©
Ecological Sanctuary

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