10 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

10 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Costa Rica holiday planner

Make it your trip
Fly to San Jose, Taxi to Monteverde
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Monteverde
— 1 night
Drive
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La Fortuna de San Carlos
— 3 nights
Shuttle
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San Jose
— 3 nights
Fly

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Monteverde

— 1 night
Monteverde is all about natural attractions, not surprising for an eco-tourism hotspot known for its cloud forests and rich diversity of animal life.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Ranario Monteverde Frog Pond and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Curi Cancha Reserve, admire the natural beauty at Monteverde Orchid Garden, and then relax in the rural setting at El Trapiche Tour.

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Houston, USA to Monteverde is an approximately 9.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to La Fortuna de San Carlos.

Things to do in Monteverde

Parks · Wildlife · Nature
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La Fortuna de San Carlos

— 3 nights
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: take in the natural beauty of Tabacon Hot Springs, tour the pleasant surroundings at La Fortuna Waterfall, learn something new at ChocoMuseo La Fortuna, and contemplate the geological forces at Arenal Volcano.

To see reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the La Fortuna de San Carlos trip itinerary maker site.

Getting from Monteverde to La Fortuna de San Carlos by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a shuttle to San Jose.

Things to do in La Fortuna de San Carlos

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

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San Jose

— 3 nights
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.
San Jose is known for museums, nightlife, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the geological forces at Irazu Volcano National Park, get engrossed in the history at Museo Nacional De Costa Rica, examine the collection at Pre-Columbian Gold Museum, and take in the exciting artwork at Galeria Namu.

To see other places to visit, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read our San Jose online driving holiday planner.

Take a shuttle from La Fortuna de San Carlos to San Jose in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In February, daytime highs in San Jose are 79°F, while nighttime lows are 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Jose

Museums · Tours · Outdoors · Adventure

Side Trip

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Costa Rica travel guide

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Beaches · Nature & Parks · Zipline
Tiny in terms of land area, Costa Rica is astoundingly diverse when it comes to culture and natural attractions. In a country called "Rich Coast", it's no surprise most Costa Rica vacations dedicate at least a few days to picturesque Pacific and Caribbean beaches, ideal for water sports and relaxation. Few small countries offer such a range of landscapes, allowing tourists to observe towering volcanoes while soaking away their worries in a hot spring, or hike into dense rainforests in the morning and surf at a modern resort in the afternoon. A trip to Costa Rica also lets you discover pristine national parks, ensuring plenty of chances to view wildlife from the comfort of eco-friendly lodges packed with amenities even ardent nature lovers secretly desire.