7 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

7 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

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7 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

Start: Newark
Fly:  17​h
1
Turrialba
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
San Jose
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Manuel Antonio
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
La Fortuna de San Carlos
— 3 nights
Fly:  9​h 45​min
End: Newark

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Turrialba

Turrialba ©
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): delve into the distant past at Guayabo National Park and Monument.

To see traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Turrialba trip planner .

Newark, USA to Turrialba is an approximately 17-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. When traveling from Newark in April, plan for a bit warmer days in Turrialba, with highs around 82°F, while nights are much hotter with lows around 67°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to San Jose.

Things to do in Turrialba

#Historic Sites, #Nature, #Parks
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Guayabo National Park and Monument ©
Guayabo National Park and Monument

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nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Tue): get engrossed in the history at National Museum (Museo Nacional), then take an in-depth tour of Jade Museum, then admire the masterpieces at Precolumbian Gold Museum, and finally shop like a local with Galeria Namu.

For ratings and tourist information, read San Jose day trip tool .

You can drive from Turrialba to San Jose in 2 hours. In April in San Jose, expect temperatures between 83°F during the day and 67°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Manuel Antonio.

Things to do in San Jose

#Museums
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National Museum (Museo Nacional) ©
National Museum (Museo Nacional)
Galeria Namu ©
Galeria Namu
Jade Museum ©
Jade Museum

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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 25th (Wed), look for gifts at Super Joseth and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Manuel Antonio.

To see reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Manuel Antonio trip planner .

Getting from San Jose to Manuel Antonio by combination of bus, flight, and taxi takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 82°F in April, and nighttime lows around 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) to allow time to travel to La Fortuna de San Carlos.

Things to do in Manuel Antonio

#Outdoors, #Beaches, #Parks
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Playa Manuel Antonio ©
Playa Manuel Antonio
Super Joseth ©
Super Joseth

3
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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Thu): witness a stunning natural landmark at Tabacon Hot Springs and then trek along Arenal Natura Ecological Park. Here are some ideas for day two: hike along Ecocentro Danaus, then admire the sheer force of La Fortuna Waterfall, and then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour.

For where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read La Fortuna de San Carlos day trip planning website .

Getting from Manuel Antonio to La Fortuna de San Carlos by combination of taxi and flight takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a shuttle. You'll have a few hours on the 28th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in La Fortuna de San Carlos

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors
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Tabacon Hot Springs ©
Tabacon Hot Springs
River Rafting & Tubing
La Fortuna Waterfall ©
La Fortuna Waterfall

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