7 days in San Jose & Manzanillo Itinerary

7 days in San Jose & Manzanillo Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Dallas
+2
Tram + Foot + Fly:  8 h 30 min
1
San Jose
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h 15 min
2
Manzanillo
— 4 nights
Drive:  4 h 15 min
3
San Jose
— 1 night
+2
Fly + Foot + Tram:  8 h 30 min
End: Dallas

1
night
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.
On the 5th (Wed), take in the exciting artwork at Galeria Namu.

To find ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read San Jose online day trip planner.

Dallas, USA to San Jose is an approximately 8.5- hour combination of tram and flight. You can also fly; or drive. Traveling from Dallas in June, expect San Jose to be slightly colder, temps between 81°F and 67°F. On the 6th (Thu), you're off to Manzanillo.

Things to do in San Jose

Museums Shopping
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Galeria Namu ©
Galeria Namu

4
nights
Manzanillo

Manzanillo ©
Step out of the city life by going to Nature Observatorio and Widecast Sea Turtle Conservation. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Ara Manzanillo and Sixaola Bridge.

To find out how to plan a trip to Manzanillo, use our trip itinerary maker.

Getting from San Jose to Manzanillo by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. On the 10th (Mon), you're off to San Jose.

Things to do in Manzanillo

Wildlife Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Sixaola Bridge, Gandoca - Manzanillo Wildlife Refuge
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Nature Observatorio ©
Nature Observatorio
Ara Manzanillo ©
Ara Manzanillo
Gandoca - Manzanillo Wildlife Refuge ©
Gandoca - Manzanillo Wildlife Refuge

1
night
San Jose

San Jose ©
Start off your visit on the 10th (Mon): view the masterpieces at Galeria Namu.

To find maps, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read San Jose visit planner.

You can drive from Manzanillo to San Jose in 4.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Jose

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Galeria Namu ©
Galeria Namu