15 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

15 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

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1
San Jose
— 2 nights
2
La Fortuna de San Carlos
— 3 nights
3
Jaco
— 5 nights
4
Manuel Antonio
— 2 nights
5
San Jose
— 2 nights

2
nights
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 17th (Mon), stop by Tienda eNe, take an in-depth tour of Jade Museum, and then hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read San Jose journey planning website.

Toronto, Canada to San Jose is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is minus 1 hour. In August, daytime highs in San Jose are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) to allow time to drive to La Fortuna de San Carlos.

Things to do in San Jose

Tours · Museums · Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Photography Tours
Jade Museum ©
Jade Museum
Tienda eNe ©
Tienda eNe

3
nights
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.
La Fortuna de San Carlos is known for nature, adventure, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: witness a stunning natural landmark at Tabacon Hot Springs, pick up some new knowledge with ChocoMuseo La Fortuna, take in the dramatic scenery at La Fortuna Waterfall, and take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read La Fortuna de San Carlos trip planner.

You can drive from San Jose to La Fortuna de San Carlos in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can go by car to Jaco.

Things to do in La Fortuna de San Carlos

Nature · Parks · Spas

Side Trip

Arenal Volcano
Highlights from your plan
Tabacon Hot Springs ©
Tabacon Hot Springs
River Rafting & Tubing
La Fortuna Waterfall ©
La Fortuna Waterfall

5
nights
Jaco

A seaside resort town with plenty of entertaining distractions along its attractive coastline, Jaco has long been a major tourist destination on the central Pacific coast.
Jaco is known for adventure, beaches, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, see Off-Road Tours, enjoy the sand and surf at Jaco Beach, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Vista Los Suenos Horseback Riding.

To see other places to visit, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read Jaco travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from La Fortuna de San Carlos to Jaco in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Wed) to allow time for the car ride to Manuel Antonio.

Things to do in Jaco

Outdoors · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

Carara National Park, Vista Los Suenos Horseback Riding, Tarcoles Bridge
Highlights from your plan
Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
Zipline
Spas

2
nights
Manuel Antonio

Manuel Antonio ©
The rainforest meets the sea at Manuel Antonio National Park, a small but scenic natural preserve on the west coast of Costa Rica.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Wed): relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas. Here are some ideas for day two: add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour and then see Off-Road Tours.

To find other places to visit, maps, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Manuel Antonio trip planner.

Drive from Jaco to Manuel Antonio in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. On the 28th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to San Jose.

Things to do in Manuel Antonio

Outdoors · Tours · Beaches

Side Trip

Spas
Highlights from your plan
Playa Manuel Antonio ©
Playa Manuel Antonio
Kayaking & Canoeing
Off-Road Tours

2
nights
San Jose

San Jose ©
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sat): get engrossed in the history at Museo Nacional De Costa Rica, then see the interesting displays at Pre-Columbian Gold Museum, and then stroll around Parque La Sabana.

To see other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the San Jose trip tool.

Getting from Manuel Antonio to San Jose by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a shuttle. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Jose

Museums · Parks
Highlights from your plan
Museo Nacional De Costa Rica ©
Museo Nacional De Costa Rica
Pre-Columbian Gold Museum ©
Pre-Columbian Gold Museum
Parque La Sabana ©
Parque La Sabana

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