14 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

14 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

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San Jose
— 2 nights
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Manuel Antonio
— 2 nights
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Puerto Viejo de Talamanca
— 1 night
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Tortuguero
— 1 night
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La Fortuna de San Carlos
— 4 nights
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Monteverde
— 3 nights

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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.
When in San Jose, make a side trip to see Jardins da Cachoeira de La Paz in Vara Blanca, approximately Vara Blanca away. And it doesn't end there: sample some tasty brews at Carpe Chepe, take a memorable drive along Top Travel Costa Rica, capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, and relax and rejuvenate at Yoga Massage Therapy.

To see where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read our San Jose visit planning website.

Paris, France to San Jose is an approximately 15-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a -7 hour difference. Traveling from Paris in November, things will get much hotter in San Jose: highs are around 30°C and lows about 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can drive to Manuel Antonio.

Things to do in San Jose

Tours · Breweries & Distilleries · Nature · Nightlife

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Carpe Chepe
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Photography Tour
Photography Tours
4.9

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Tue): walk around Manuel Antonio National Park, then enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Manuel Antonio, and then stroll around Parque Nahomi. On the 11th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Manuel Antonio online route builder.

You can drive from San Jose to Manuel Antonio in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to drive to Puerto Viejo de Talamanca.

Things to do in Manuel Antonio

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks

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Fishing Charter / Tour
Fishing Charters & Tours
4.6

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Puerto Viejo de Talamanca

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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.
On the 12th (Thu), stroll through Nature Observatorio and then look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

To find more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Puerto Viejo de Talamanca journey planning site.

Getting from Manuel Antonio to Puerto Viejo de Talamanca by car takes about 7 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to drive to Tortuguero.

Things to do in Puerto Viejo de Talamanca

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

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1
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Tortuguero

Tortuguero ©

Costa Rica's Amazon

One of Costa Rica's least accessible destinations, Tortuguero sits within an eponymous national park and remains accessible only by plane or boat.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Fri): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Tortuguero National Park.

For ratings, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read Tortuguero online day trip planner.

You can drive from Puerto Viejo de Talamanca to Tortuguero in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in November, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can go by car to La Fortuna de San Carlos.

Things to do in Tortuguero

Nature · Parks
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National Park
Tortuguero National Park
4.4

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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: relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, take in the exciting artwork at Onirica Art Gallery, get interesting insight from Tours, and take in the natural beauty of Ecotermales Fortuna.

For more things to do, maps, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our La Fortuna de San Carlos trip tool.

Traveling by car from Tortuguero to La Fortuna de San Carlos takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to drive to Monteverde.

Things to do in La Fortuna de San Carlos

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Nature

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Canyoning / Rapelling Tour
Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
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Hot Spring
Tabacon Hot Springs
4.4

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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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Wed): stop by Monteverde Hummingbird Gallery and then stroll through Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve. On the next day, explore the galleries of Arte Jaguar Gallery, relax in the rural setting at El Trapiche Tour, then kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, and finally meet the residents at The Bat Jungle.

For traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Monteverde online trip itinerary builder.

Drive from La Fortuna de San Carlos to Monteverde in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Monteverde

Parks · Wildlife · Adventure · Tours
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