10 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

10 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Costa Rica trip maker

Make it your trip
Fly
1
Liberia
Drive
2
Tamarindo
— 5 nights
Drive
3
Brasilito
— 1 day
Drive
4
La Fortuna de San Carlos
— 1 night
Shuttle
5
San Jose
— 2 nights
Fly

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Liberia

White City

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.
Tio Leo Coffee Tour,a real cultural experience has been added to your itinerary. On the 26th (Fri), relax in the rural setting at Tio Leo Coffee Tour,a real cultural experience.

To see where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Liberia road trip tool.

Portland, USA to Liberia is an approximately 12-hour flight. You can also drive. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Portland to Liberia due to the time zone difference. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can go by car to Tamarindo.

Tamarindo

— 5 nights
Surfing remains the main reason to take a trip to Tamarindo, as the beachside town is mostly known for its excellent waves.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Higher Ground as well as Beach & Pool Crawl. Go for a jaunt from Tamarindo to Playa Conchal to see Playa Conchal about 38 minutes away. There's lots more to do: stroll through Tamarindo Beach, get in on the family fun at Black Stallion Eco Park & Estates, stop by Azul Profundo Boutique, and get a taste of life in the country at Pura Aventura.

For more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Tamarindo trip maker.

Traveling by car from Liberia to Tamarindo takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can go by car to Brasilito.

Things to do in Tamarindo

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Nightlife

Side Trips

Brasilito

— 1 day
On the 1st (Wed), get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour and then tee off at Reserva Conchal Golf Course.

To find ratings, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Brasilito road trip app.

Brasilito is just a stone's throw from Tamarindo. In December in Brasilito, expect temperatures between 82°F during the day and 82°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can travel to La Fortuna de San Carlos.

Things to do in Brasilito

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Golf

Side Trip

La Fortuna de San Carlos

— 1 night
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.
To see maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our La Fortuna de San Carlos trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Brasilito to La Fortuna de San Carlos in 4 hours. You'll set off for San Jose on the 2nd (Thu).

Things to do in La Fortuna de San Carlos

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

San Jose

— 2 nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): admire the masterpieces at Museo de Arte Costarricense, then capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, then get engrossed in the history at Jade Museum, and finally get engrossed in the history at Museo Nacional De Costa Rica. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santuario Nacional Nuestra Senora de Los Angeles, take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin Botanico Lankester, and then take in the exciting artwork at Galeria Namu.

For photos, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our San Jose driving holiday site.

Take a shuttle from La Fortuna de San Carlos to San Jose in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. December in San Jose sees daily highs of 79°F and lows of 66°F at night. On the 4th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in San Jose

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

Costa Rica travel guide

4.5
Beaches · Nature & Parks · Zipline
Tiny in terms of land area, Costa Rica is astoundingly diverse when it comes to culture and natural attractions. In a country called "Rich Coast", it's no surprise most Costa Rica vacations dedicate at least a few days to picturesque Pacific and Caribbean beaches, ideal for water sports and relaxation. Few small countries offer such a range of landscapes, allowing tourists to observe towering volcanoes while soaking away their worries in a hot spring, or hike into dense rainforests in the morning and surf at a modern resort in the afternoon. A trip to Costa Rica also lets you discover pristine national parks, ensuring plenty of chances to view wildlife from the comfort of eco-friendly lodges packed with amenities even ardent nature lovers secretly desire.