10 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

10 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

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10 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

Start: Chicago
Fly:  8​h
1
San Jose
— 2 nights
Bus:  3​h 30​min
2
Puerto Viejo de Talamanca
— 3 nights
flight from Limon to San Jose:  1​h
3
Manuel Antonio
— 4 nights
Fly:  9​h
End: Chicago

2
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.
For where to stay, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read our San Jose itinerary app .

Chicago, USA to San Jose is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect much hotter temperatures when traveling from Chicago in January; daily highs in San Jose reach 78°F and lows reach 65°F. You'll have a few hours on the 20th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Puerto Viejo de Talamanca.

Things to do in San Jose

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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3
nights
Puerto Viejo de Talamanca

Puerto Viejo de Talamanca ©
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.
Puerto Viejo de Talamanca is known for beaches, shopping, spas, parks, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: look for gifts at Caribeans Coffee & Chocolate.

For photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Puerto Viejo de Talamanca travel route site .

Take a bus from San Jose to Puerto Viejo de Talamanca in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to drive to Manuel Antonio.

Things to do in Puerto Viejo de Talamanca

Shopping
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Caribeans Coffee & Chocolate ©
Caribeans Coffee & Chocolate

4
nights
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.
Club Karma Lounge has been added to your itinerary.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Manuel Antonio trip app .

Traveling by car from Puerto Viejo de Talamanca to Manuel Antonio takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Manuel Antonio

Nightlife
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Club Karma Lounge ©
Club Karma Lounge

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