24 days in Corsica, Iceland & Costa Rica Itinerary

24 days in Corsica, Iceland & Costa Rica Itinerary

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24 days in Corsica, Iceland & Costa Rica Itinerary

Start: Toulouse, France
Fly:  1​h 30​min
1
Porto-Vecchio, France
— 6 nights
Fly:  10​h 30​min
2
Reykjavik, Iceland
— 4 nights
+2
Fly + taxi + bus:  1​h
3
Husavik, Iceland
— 5 nights
Fly + Drive:  40​h
4
Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
5
Monteverde, Costa Rica
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  17​h 30​min
End: Toulouse, France

6
nights
Porto-Vecchio, France

Porto-Vecchio ©
Porto-Vecchio is a commune in the Corse-du-Sud department of France on the island of Corsica. Get out of town with these interesting Porto-Vecchio side-trips: Piscines Naturelles de Cavu (in Sainte Lucie De Porto Vecchio) and Bonifacio (Escalier du Roi d'Aragon (King Aragon Steps), Plage du Grand Sperone, & more). There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Plage de Palombaggia, steep yourself in history at Bonifacio Citadel, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Plage de Santa Giulia.

Before you visit Porto-Vecchio, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Toulouse to Porto-Vecchio is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of car and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in July, and nighttime lows around 22°C. You'll have a few hours on the 16th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Reykjavik.

Things to do in Porto-Vecchio

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Bonifacio, Piscines Naturelles de Cavu
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Plage de Palombaggia ©
Plage de Palombaggia
Piscines Naturelles de Cavu ©
Piscines Naturelles de Cavu
Plage de Santa Giulia ©
Plage de Santa Giulia

4
nights
Reykjavik, Iceland

Reykjavik ©
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Change things up with these side-trips from Reykjavik: Gullfoss (in Blaskogabyggd), Selfoss (Kerið & Fridheimar) and Strokkur (in Geysir). There's still lots to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Hallgrimskirkja, browse the exhibits of Perlan, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Thingvellir National Park, and get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Iceland.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read our Reykjavik road trip planning tool .

Traveling by flight from Porto-Vecchio to Reykjavik takes 11 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Porto-Vecchio to Reykjavik. Traveling from Porto-Vecchio in July, you will find days in Reykjavik are much colder (17°C), and nights are a bit cooler (10°C). You will have some time to spend on the 20th (Sat) before leaving for Husavik.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Selfoss, Thingvellir National Park, Ytri Tunga Beach, Gullfoss Falls, Strokkur
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Gullfoss Falls ©
Gullfoss Falls
Strokkur ©
Strokkur
Thingvellir National Park ©
Thingvellir National Park

5
nights
Husavik, Iceland

Husavik ©
The popular town of Husavik not only boasts some of Iceland's best whale-watching opportunities but is arguably the northeast coast's prettiest town.
North Sailing has been added to your itinerary. Next up on the itinerary: take in the dramatic scenery at Dettifoss, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Myvatn, take in the natural beauty of Myvatn Nature Baths (Jardbodin vid Myvatn), and get a new perspective on nature at The Húsavík Whale Museum.

To see ratings, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Husavik day trip planning site .

Getting from Reykjavik to Husavik by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In July, daily temperatures in Husavik can reach 16°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. You will have some time to spend on the 25th (Thu) before leaving for Manuel Antonio.

Things to do in Husavik

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Lake Myvatn
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Dettifoss Waterfall ©
Dettifoss Waterfall
Lake Myvatn ©
Lake Myvatn
North Sailing ©
North Sailing

3
nights
Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Jungle Night Tour Manuel Antonio as well as Manuel's Tours. Spend the 29th (Mon) exploring nature at Manuel Antonio National Park. The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Manuel Antonio and stroll around Parque Nahomi.

For where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Manuel Antonio online trip itinerary builder .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Husavik to Manuel Antonio. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a -6 hour difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to drive to Monteverde.

Things to do in Manuel Antonio

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Parque Nahomi
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Playa Manuel Antonio ©
Playa Manuel Antonio
Manuel's Tours ©
Manuel's Tours
Manuel Antonio National Park ©
Manuel Antonio National Park

3
nights
Monteverde, Costa Rica

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Horse Trek Monteverde as well as Curi Cancha Reserve. Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve, stroll through The Bat Jungle, kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, and explore the fascinating underground world of Venado Caves.

For reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Monteverde vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Manuel Antonio to Monteverde takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and shuttle; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Monteverde

Parks Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

Venado Caves
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Venado Caves ©
Venado Caves
Zipline

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