14 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

14 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Central America attractions planner

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Drive to Plattsburgh International Airport, Fly to Daniel Oduber Quiros International Airport, Drive to Tenorio Volcano National Park
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Tenorio Volcano National Park
— 3 nights
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Monteverde
— 2 nights
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Tortuguero
— 2 nights
Drive
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Manuel Antonio
— 2 nights
Drive
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Tamarindo
— 4 nights
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Drive to Daniel Oduber Quiros International Airport, Fly to Plattsburgh International Airport, Drive to Burlington

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Tenorio Volcano National Park

— 3 nights
Start off your visit on the 5th (Thu): admire the natural beauty at Jardin Botanico L'etoile Celeste, then take in nature's colorful creations at Laberinto de Katira, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Rio Celeste. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the striking landscape of Tenorio National Park.

To find other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Tenorio Volcano National Park trip itinerary builder website.

Burlington, USA to Tenorio Volcano National Park is an approximately 19.5-hour combination of car and flight. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Burlington to Tenorio Volcano National Park due to the time zone difference. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Monteverde.

Things to do in Tenorio Volcano National Park

Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Monteverde

— 2 nights
Monteverde is all about natural attractions, not surprising for an eco-tourism hotspot known for its cloud forests and rich diversity of animal life.
Bring the kids along to Zipline and Jardin de Orquideas San Bosco. There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve, delve into the lush surroundings at Curi Cancha Reserve, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at The Bat Jungle, and take in nature's colorful creations at Monteverde Orchid Garden.

To see reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read Monteverde online road trip planner.

Drive from Tenorio Volcano National Park to Monteverde in 3 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Tortuguero.

Things to do in Monteverde

Parks · Wildlife · Adventure · Tours

Tortuguero

— 2 nights

Costa Rica's Amazon

One of Costa Rica's least accessible destinations, Tortuguero sits within an eponymous national park and remains accessible only by plane or boat.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Tue): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Tortuguero National Park.

To find photos, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read Tortuguero journey maker website.

Drive from Monteverde to Tortuguero in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a shuttle. Expect a daytime high around 86°F in August, and nighttime lows around 73°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Manuel Antonio.

Things to do in Tortuguero

Nature · Parks
Highlights from your trip

Manuel Antonio

— 2 nights
The rainforest meets the sea at Manuel Antonio National Park, a small but scenic natural preserve on the west coast of Costa Rica.
Kids will enjoy Playa Manuel Antonio and Canyoning & Rappelling Tours. Venture out of the city with trips to Jaco (Fruity Monkey Poop & Mirador de Jaco). There's still lots to do: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, walk around Parque Nahomi, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

For ratings, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Manuel Antonio trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Tortuguero to Manuel Antonio takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Tamarindo.

Things to do in Manuel Antonio

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

Tamarindo

— 4 nights
Surfing remains the main reason to take a trip to Tamarindo, as the beachside town is mostly known for its excellent waves.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Tamarindo Beach and Spas. There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, stop by Azul Profundo Boutique, browse the exhibits of La Galeria Centro de Arte, and kick back and relax at Playa Avellana.

For maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Tamarindo trip app.

Traveling by combination of shuttle and flight from Manuel Antonio to Tamarindo takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Tamarindo

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Beaches

Side Trip

Costa Rica travel guide

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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.