9 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

9 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

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9 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

Start: Toronto
Fly:  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
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.
On the 15th (Tue), admire the sheer force of Llanos de Cortez Waterfall.

For photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Liberia holiday maker app .

Toronto, Canada to Liberia is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Toronto to Liberia due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can drive to La Fortuna de San Carlos.

Things to do in Liberia

Parks Nature

Side Trip

Llanos de Cortez Waterfall
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Llanos de Cortez Waterfall ©
Llanos de Cortez Waterfall

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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.
Take the guesswork out of planning a La Fortuna de San Carlos vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Liberia to La Fortuna de San Carlos by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to drive to Cahuita.

Things to do in La Fortuna de San Carlos

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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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, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Puerto Viejo de Talamanca day trip tool .

Puerto Viejo de Talamanca is very close to Cahuita. You'll set off for Turrialba on the 20th (Sun).

Things to do in Puerto Viejo de Talamanca

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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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.
Cahuita National Park has been added to your itinerary. It doesn't end there: take in nature's colorful creations at Tree of Life Wildlife Rescue Center and Botanical Gardens.

To find more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Cahuita trip itinerary builder tool .

Drive from La Fortuna de San Carlos to Cahuita in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or take a bus. October in Cahuita sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Sat) to allow time for the car ride to Puerto Viejo de Talamanca.

Things to do in Cahuita

Parks Nature Wildlife
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night
Turrialba

Turrialba ©
You've now added Guayabo National Park and Monument to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sun): explore the ancient world of Guayabo National Park and Monument.

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You can drive from Puerto Viejo de Talamanca to Turrialba in 3.5 hours. October in Turrialba sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 21°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to drive to San Jose.

Things to do in Turrialba

Parks Historic Sites Nature
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Guayabo National Park and 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.
To see traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the San Jose trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Turrialba to San Jose in 2 hours. In October in San Jose, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 21°C at night. You will leave for Liberia on the 21st (Mon).

Things to do in San Jose

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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Liberia

Liberia
For more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Liberia online holiday builder .

Traveling by car from San Jose to Liberia takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. On the 22nd (Tue), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Liberia

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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