8 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

8 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

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8 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

Start: Washington DC
+2
subway + bus + Fly:  18​h
San Jose
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h 15​min
Parrita
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
Heredia
— 2 nights
Fly:  18​h
End: Washington DC

few
hours
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.
For where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our San Jose travel route planner .

Washington DC, USA to San Jose is an approximately 18-hour flight. Traveling from Washington DC to San Jose, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In January, San Jose is warmer than Washington DC - with highs of 78°F and lows of 66°F. You'll set off for Parrita on the 25th (Thu).

Things to do in San Jose

#Tours, #Outdoors, #Wildlife
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3
nights
Parrita

Parrita ©
On the 26th (Fri), learn about all things military at Hiller Aviation Museum and then look for all kinds of wild species at Puentes Colgantes del Arenal. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: indulge your taste buds at PerroVida Craft Beer and then kick back and relax at Palo Seco Beach.

For maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Parrita holiday builder app .

You can drive from San Jose to Parrita in 2.5 hours. In January in Parrita, expect temperatures between 78°F during the day and 66°F at night. On the 28th (Sun), you'll travel to Heredia.

Things to do in Parrita

#Parks, #Beaches, #Wildlife

Side Trip

San Carlos
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Palo Seco Beach ©
Palo Seco Beach

2
nights
Heredia

Heredia ©
Heredia is a city in the Heredia province of Costa Rica, of which it is the capital; it is 10 kilometers to the north of the country's capital, San José.The city is home to one of the largest colleges in Costa Rica, the National University of Costa Rica, which accepts many international students. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sun): identify plant and animal life at Tirimbina Biological Reserve. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: identify plant and animal life at Toucan Rescue Ranch, then stop by Chocolatería Sibú, and then see the interesting displays at INBioparque.

To find maps, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Heredia day trip planner.

You can drive from Parrita to Heredia in 2.5 hours. In January in Heredia, expect temperatures between 78°F during the day and 66°F at night. You'll set off for home on the 30th (Tue).

Things to do in Heredia

#Wildlife, #Parks, #Museums

Side Trips

San Isidro, INBioparque, Tirimbina Biological Reserve
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Toucan Rescue Ranch ©
Toucan Rescue Ranch
Tirimbina Biological Reserve ©
Tirimbina Biological Reserve
INBioparque ©
INBioparque

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