17 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

17 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Costa Rica trip itinerary planner

This plan was created by another inspirock user.  Make it your plan

Route & dates

17 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

Start: Ljubljana
Fly:  15​h
Fraijanes
— Few hours
Drive:  30​min
Vara Blanca
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
La Fortuna de San Carlos
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
Monteverde
— 2 nights
shuttle:  2​h 30​min
Jaco
— Few hours
bus:  2​h
Dominical
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
Manuel Antonio
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h
Dominical
— 1 night
bus:  30​min
Uvita
— 1 night
car:  3​h 30​min
Tortuguero
— 1 night
car:  3​h
Cahuita
— 4 nights
Drive:  30​min
Puerto Viejo de Talamanca
— 1 night
Fly:  28​h
End: Ljubljana

few
hours
Fraijanes

Fraijanes
Fraijanes is a municipality in the Guatemala department of Guatemala.It is known for its fine tasting coffee, which is slightly more acidic than that of Antigua Guatemala.HistoryArchbishop Pedro Cortés y Larraz wrote in his book Descripción Geográfico-Moral De La Diócesis de Guatemala (Moral and geographic description of Guatemala Diocesis) that, after the Jesuits were expelled from the Spanish colonies in 1767, they left behind a rich hacienda in the area where the modern Fraijanes municipality stands. Poas Volcano has been added to your itinerary.

To find photos, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Fraijanes trip builder .

Ljubljana, Slovenia to Fraijanes is an approximately 19-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Ljubljana to Fraijanes is minus 7 hours. Traveling from Ljubljana in June, expect Fraijanes to be somewhat warmer, temps between 33°C and 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Sat) to allow time for travel to Vara Blanca.

Things to do in Fraijanes

#Nature, #Parks

Side Trip

Poas Volcano
Accommodations
Get expert advice on where to stay in Fraijanes.
Find places to stay »
Highlights from your plan
Poas Volcano
Poas Volcano

1
night
Vara Blanca

Vara Blanca ©
A vacation in Vara Blanca, located in the heart of Costa Rica, offers excellent access to a number of attractions across the area.
Frogs Heaven has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sat): stroll through Frogs Heaven.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Vara Blanca travel planning app .

Vara Blanca is just a short distance from Fraijanes. In June, daytime highs in Vara Blanca are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. You'll have a few hours on the 17th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to La Fortuna de San Carlos.

Things to do in Vara Blanca

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors

Side Trip

Frogs Heaven
Accommodations
Get expert advice on where to stay in Vara Blanca.
Find places to stay »
Highlights from your plan
La Paz Waterfall Gardens ©
La Paz Waterfall Gardens
Frogs Heaven ©
Frogs Heaven

2
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Butterfly Conservatory, Rio Celeste and Ecocentro Danaus. On the 17th (Sun), tour the pleasant surroundings at Ecocentro Danaus and then take in the dramatic scenery at La Fortuna Waterfall. On your second day here, take in the natural beauty of Los Lagos Hot Springs, take in nature's colorful creations at Arenal Natura Ecological Park, and then explore the striking landscape of Arenal Volcano (Volcan Arenal).

To see more things to do, reviews, maps, and tourist information, refer to the La Fortuna de San Carlos driving holiday planning website .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Vara Blanca to La Fortuna de San Carlos in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can go by car to Monteverde.

Things to do in La Fortuna de San Carlos

#Parks, #Nature, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Arenal Volcano (Volcan Arenal), Butterfly Conservatory, Rio Celeste
Accommodations
Get expert advice on where to stay in La Fortuna de San Carlos.
Find places to stay »
Highlights from your plan
Ecocentro Danaus ©
Ecocentro Danaus
Butterfly Conservatory ©
Butterfly Conservatory
Arenal Natura Ecological Park ©
Arenal Natura Ecological Park

2
nights
Monteverde

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.
Planning Monteverde trip won't be overwheling when you use's Insprock itinerary maker.

You can drive from La Fortuna de San Carlos to Monteverde in 2 hours. On the 21st (Thu), you'll travel to Jaco.

Things to do in Monteverde

#Wildlife, #Parks, #Adventure
Accommodations
Get expert advice on where to stay in Monteverde.
Find places to stay »
Highlights from your plan
Zipline

few
hours
Jaco

Jaco ©
A seaside resort town with plenty of entertaining distractions along its attractive coastline, Jaco has long been a major tourist destination on the central Pacific coast.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Jungle Crocodile Safari. On the 21st (Thu), make a trip to Bridge Over Rio Tarcoles and then take an exotic tour of Jungle Crocodile Safari.

To find photos, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Jaco travel planning app .

Traveling by car from Monteverde to Jaco takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can go by car to Manuel Antonio.

Things to do in Jaco

#Wildlife, #Outdoors, #Tours

Side Trip

Tarcoles
Accommodations
Get expert advice on where to stay in Jaco.
Find places to stay »
Highlights from your plan
Jungle Crocodile Safari ©
Jungle Crocodile Safari

2
nights
Dominical

Dominical ©
The laid back beachfront town of Dominical has been transformed from a sleepy fishing village into a surfer haunt of some repute.
You've now added Hacienda Baru to your itinerary.

To find reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Dominical day trip planner .

Getting from Jaco to Dominical by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi. You will leave for Manuel Antonio on the 23rd (Sat).

Things to do in Dominical

#Wildlife, #Outdoors, #Adventure
Accommodations
Get expert advice on where to stay in Dominical.
Find places to stay »
Highlights from your plan
Hacienda Baru ©
Hacienda Baru

few
hours
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Playa Biesanz as well as MidWorld Costa Rica. On the 23rd (Sat), explore the stunning scenery at MidWorld Costa Rica and then enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Biesanz.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Manuel Antonio trip planning app .

Getting from Dominical to Manuel Antonio by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Manuel Antonio can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can go by car to Dominical.

Things to do in Manuel Antonio

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

1
night
Dominical

Dominical
To see other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Dominical trip itinerary tool .

Traveling by car from Manuel Antonio to Dominical takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. You'll set off for Uvita on the 24th (Sun).

Things to do in Dominical

#Outdoors, #Tours, #Wildlife
Accommodations
Get expert advice on where to stay in Dominical.
Find places to stay »

1
night
Uvita

Uvita ©
Ideal for visitors looking to escape Costa Rica's busy beaches, Uvita offers a serene atmosphere and plenty of uncrowded sand for a leisurely vacation.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Sun): get outside with Parque Nacional Marino Bahia Ballena, explore the striking landscape of Parque Nacional Marino Ballena, then identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, then admire the sheer force of Uvita Waterfall, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Uvita Beach.

To see reviews, photos, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Uvita visit planner.

Uvita is just a short distance from Dominical. On the 25th (Mon), you'll travel to Tortuguero.

Things to do in Uvita

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Beaches

Side Trips

Parque Nacional Marino Bahia Ballena, Parque Nacional Marino Ballena
Accommodations
Get expert advice on where to stay in Uvita.
Find places to stay »
Highlights from your plan
Uvita Beach ©
Uvita Beach
Uvita Waterfall ©
Uvita Waterfall
Parque Nacional Marino Ballena ©
Parque Nacional Marino Ballena

1
night
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.
To find reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Tortuguero online trip planner .

Do a combination of bus and flight from Uvita to Tortuguero in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Tortuguero are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. On the 27th (Wed), you're off toCahuita.

Things to do in Tortuguero

#Tours, #Outdoors, #Wildlife
Accommodations
Get expert advice on where to stay in Tortuguero.
Find places to stay »

4
nights
Cahuita

Cahuita ©
With its dusty streets and simple (read affordable) lodgings, Cahuita bustles as a hub of backpacker tourism in southeastern Costa Rica.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Sloth Sanctuary of Costa Rica. Get outdoors at Tree of Life Wildlife Rescue Center and Botanical Gardens and Cahuita National Park.

To see photos, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read Cahuita trip itinerary maker site .

Getting from Tortuguero to Cahuita by combination of flight, taxi, and bus takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Tortuguero in June, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 30°C in Cahuita. You'll set off for Puerto Viejo de Talamanca on the 30th (Sat).

Things to do in Cahuita

#Parks, #Nature, #Wildlife
Accommodations
Get expert advice on where to stay in Cahuita.
Find places to stay »
Highlights from your plan
Sloth Sanctuary of Costa Rica ©
Sloth Sanctuary of Costa Rica
Cahuita National Park ©
Cahuita National Park

1
night
Puerto Viejo de Talamanca

Puerto Viejo de Talamanca ©
Puerto Viejo de Talamanca offers a wealth of entertainment by the sea, attracting a lively international crowd of revelers while maintaining a bright and breezy coastal charm with a local feel.
You've now added Foundation Jaguar Rescue Center to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 30th (Sat): get in touch with nature with Foundation Jaguar Rescue Center and then stroll through Playa Chiquita.

To see maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Puerto Viejo de Talamanca sightseeing planner.

Puerto Viejo de Talamanca is very close to Cahuita. In June, daily temperatures in Puerto Viejo de Talamanca can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. On the 1st (Sun), you're off toBocas Town.

Things to do in Puerto Viejo de Talamanca

#Outdoors, #Beaches, #Parks
Accommodations
Get expert advice on where to stay in Puerto Viejo de Talamanca.
Find places to stay »
Highlights from your plan
Playa Chiquita ©
Playa Chiquita
Jaguar Rescue Center ©
Jaguar Rescue Center

Similar Plans

18 days in Costa Rica & Panama BY A USER FROM SLOVAKIA December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular PREFERENCES: December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 18 days in Panama BY A USER FROM SLOVAKIA December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular PREFERENCES: December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 21 days in Panama & Costa Rica BY A USER FROM SLOVAKIA December, popular PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 18 days in Costa Rica BY A USER FROM SPAIN March, relaxing, beaches, wildlife, popular PREFERENCES: March, relaxing, beaches, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 19 days in Costa Rica BY A USER FROM ITALY August, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, wildlife, hidden gems PREFERENCES: August, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 18 days in Panama BY A USER FROM SLOVAKIA December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 20 days in South America, Central America & Caribbean BY A USER FROM SPAIN July, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 18 days in Costa Rica, Lake Nicaragua & Panama BY A USER FROM CAYMAN ISLANDS May, culture, relaxing, beaches, wildlife, popular PREFERENCES: May, culture, relaxing, beaches, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 19 days in Panama & Costa Rica BY A USER FROM SLOVAKIA December, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 19 days in Panama BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES May, hidden gems PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 19 days in Costa Rica BY A USER FROM CANADA November, outdoors, relaxing, wildlife, hidden gems PREFERENCES: November, outdoors, relaxing, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 18 days in Panama BY A USER FROM SLOVAKIA December, popular PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans
Request travel agent in Costa Rica
TRAVEL AGENT