9 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

9 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

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Start: Toronto
+2
Fly + Foot + Bus:  7 h 30 min
1
Liberia
— Few hours
Drive:  2 h 30 min
2
La Fortuna de San Carlos
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h 45 min
3
Puerto Viejo de Talamanca
— 1 night
Drive:  30 min
4
Cahuita
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
5
Turrialba
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
6
San Jose
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 30 min
7
Liberia
— 1 day
+2
Bus + Foot + Fly:  9 h 30 min
End: Toronto

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Liberia

Liberia
Tourism in Liberia has been growing since the opening of its airport, with more and more international visitors using the city as a starting point for explorations of the country's northwest.
To see traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Liberia route planner.

Toronto, Canada to Liberia is an approximately 9.5- hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of ferry, flight, and bus; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Toronto to Liberia is minus 1 hour. You will leave for La Fortuna de San Carlos on the 15th (Tue).

Things to do in Liberia

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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2
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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.
For more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the La Fortuna de San Carlos road trip site.

Traveling by car from Liberia to La Fortuna de San Carlos takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Puerto Viejo de Talamanca.

Things to do in La Fortuna de San Carlos

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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1
night
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.
For more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Puerto Viejo de Talamanca route builder site.

Drive from La Fortuna de San Carlos to Puerto Viejo de Talamanca in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or take a bus. You will leave for Cahuita on the 18th (Fri).

Things to do in Puerto Viejo de Talamanca

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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2
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Cahuita

Cahuita ©
With its dusty streets and simple (read affordable) lodgings, Cahuita bustles as a hub of backpacker tourism in southeastern Costa Rica.
You've now added Cahuita National Park to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Fri): admire the natural beauty at Tree of Life Wildlife Rescue Center and Botanical Gardens. On the 19th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the striking landscape of Cahuita National Park.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Cahuita online visit planner.

Cahuita is just a short distance from Puerto Viejo de Talamanca. In October, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Turrialba.

Things to do in Cahuita

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Cahuita National Park ©
Cahuita National Park

1
night
Turrialba

Turrialba ©
Guayabo National Monument has been added to your itinerary. On the 20th (Sun), delve into the mystery of Guayabo National Monument.

For where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Turrialba trip planner.

Traveling by car from Cahuita to Turrialba takes 3 hours. Traveling from Cahuita in October, expect Turrialba to be little chillier, temps between 31°C and 21°C. On the 21st (Mon), you're off to San Jose.

Things to do in Turrialba

Nature Historic Sites Parks
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Guayabo National Monument ©
Guayabo National Monument

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.
For traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read San Jose trip builder app.

Drive from Turrialba to San Jose in 2 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 21°C. You'll set off for Liberia on the 22nd (Tue).

Things to do in San Jose

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
Find places to stay Oct 21 — 22:

1
day
Liberia

Liberia
To find more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Liberia trip planner.

You can drive from San Jose to Liberia in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. You'll set off for home on the 22nd (Tue).

Things to do in Liberia

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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