14 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

14 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

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Monteverde
— 1 night
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Manuel Antonio
— 1 night
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San Jose
— 2 nights
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Turrialba
— 1 night
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Tortuguero
— 1 night
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La Fortuna de San Carlos
— 3 nights
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Tamarindo
— 2 nights

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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 4th (Tue): stroll through Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve and then view the masterpieces at Arte Jaguar Gallery. Keep things going the next day: explore and take pictures at Ecological Sanctuary, kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, and then see the interesting displays at Chorotega Arts & Crafts.

To see more things to do, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Monteverde trip maker website.

Portsmouth, USA to Monteverde is an approximately 14-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to drive to Manuel Antonio.

Things to do in Monteverde

Parks · Wildlife · Adventure · Museums
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Zipline
Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve ©
Ecological Sanctuary ©
Ecological Sanctuary

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Thu): get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour and then kick back and relax at Playa Manuel Antonio.

To see other places to visit and tourist information, read our Manuel Antonio journey planning tool.

Getting from Monteverde to Manuel Antonio by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a shuttle to San Jose.

Things to do in Manuel Antonio

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours
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Playa Manuel Antonio ©
Playa Manuel Antonio
Nature & Wildlife Tours

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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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Fri): take an in-depth tour of Museo Nacional De Costa Rica, then take an in-depth tour of Jade Museum, and then browse the exhibits of Galeria Namu. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Sat): explore the world behind art at Museo de Arte Costarricense, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santuario Nacional Nuestra Senora de Los Angeles, then examine the collection at Pre-Columbian Gold Museum, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Metropolitan Church (Catedral Metropolitana).

Make your San Jose itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Take a shuttle from Manuel Antonio to San Jose in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 81°F, and evening lows to 67°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can go by car to Turrialba.

Things to do in San Jose

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trip

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Museo Nacional De Costa Rica ©
Museo Nacional De Costa Rica
Jade Museum ©
Jade Museum

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night
Turrialba

Turrialba ©
Start off your visit on the 9th (Sun): explore and take pictures at Guayabo National Monument.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Turrialba attractions app.

Getting from San Jose to Turrialba by car takes about 2 hours. June in Turrialba sees daily highs of 81°F and lows of 67°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can drive to Tortuguero.

Things to do in Turrialba

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

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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.
On the 10th (Mon), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Tortuguero National Park.

To find photos, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, go to the Tortuguero online travel route planner.

Drive from Turrialba to Tortuguero in 3 hours. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Tortuguero when traveling from Turrialba in June, with lows around 74°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to drive to La Fortuna de San Carlos.

Things to do in Tortuguero

Parks · Nature
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Tortuguero National Park ©
Tortuguero National Park

3
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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.
Get outdoors at La Fortuna Waterfall and Arenal Volcano. Museum-lovers will appreciate Onirica Art Gallery and Wood & Art Gallery. The adventure continues: take in the natural beauty of Tabacon Hot Springs, get interesting insight from Tours, and skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our La Fortuna de San Carlos day trip app.

Drive from Tortuguero to La Fortuna de San Carlos in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Tamarindo.

Things to do in La Fortuna de San Carlos

Parks · Nature · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trip

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Tabacon Hot Springs ©
Tabacon Hot Springs
River Rafting & Tubing
La Fortuna Waterfall ©
La Fortuna Waterfall

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Tamarindo

Tamarindo ©
Surfing remains the main reason to take a trip to Tamarindo, as the beachside town is mostly known for its excellent waves.
On the 14th (Fri), enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Conchal and then stroll through Tamarindo Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for gifts at Con Mucho Gusto, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then look for gifts at Lydia Beech Art Boutique.

To find ratings, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read our Tamarindo online trip builder.

You can drive from La Fortuna de San Carlos to Tamarindo in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Tamarindo

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Side Trip

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Tamarindo Beach ©
Tamarindo Beach
Playa Conchal ©
Playa Conchal
Scuba & Snorkeling

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