21 days in Suriname, Costa Rica & Nicaragua Itinerary

21 days in Suriname, Costa Rica & Nicaragua Itinerary

Created using Inspirock trip planner

Make it your trip
Fly to Johan Adolf Pengel International Airport, Drive to Meerzorg
1
Meerzorg, Suriname
— 2 nights
+2
Drive to Johan Adolf Pengel International Airport, Fly to Juan Santamaria International Airport, Drive to Vara Blanca
2
Vara Blanca, Costa Rica
— 1 night
Drive
3
Tortuguero, Costa Rica
— 2 nights
Drive
4
La Fortuna de San Carlos, Costa Rica
— 3 nights
Drive
5
Granada, Nicaragua
— 9 nights
Fly

S M T W T F S
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
1
2
3

Meerzorg, Suriname

— 2 nights
Meerzorg is a town in Suriname, located on the eastern bank of the Suriname River, directly opposite the capital Paramaribo. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Thu): examine the collection at Fort Nieuw Amsterdam and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Peperpot Nature Park. Here are some ideas for day two: tour the pleasant surroundings at Tafelberg Nature Preserve.

To see reviews, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Meerzorg trip builder site.

Kuwait City, Kuwait to Meerzorg is an approximately 26-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Arabian Standard Time to Suriname Time, which is usually a -6 hour difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to travel to Vara Blanca.

Things to do in Meerzorg

Parks · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trips

Vara Blanca, Costa Rica

— 1 night
A vacation in Vara Blanca, located in the heart of Costa Rica, offers excellent access to a number of attractions across the area.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sat): take in the dramatic scenery at Jardins da Cachoeira de La Paz and then take in the dramatic scenery at La Paz Waterfall and Peace Lodge Gardens. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get impressive views of Poas Volcano and then stroll through Tirimbina Biological Reserve.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read Vara Blanca holiday planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Meerzorg to Vara Blanca. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Meerzorg to Vara Blanca. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Tortuguero.

Things to do in Vara Blanca

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

Tortuguero, Costa Rica

— 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 15th (Mon): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Tortuguero National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: surround yourself with nature on Jungle Tom Safaris Day Tours and then get a new perspective on nature at Sea Turtle Conservancy.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Tortuguero trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Vara Blanca to Tortuguero takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, bus, and ferry; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and ferry. In March, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Tue) to allow time for the car ride to La Fortuna de San Carlos.

Things to do in Tortuguero

Nature · Parks · Tours · Outdoors

La Fortuna de San Carlos, Costa Rica

— 3 nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Wed): skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour, then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, and then stop by Galeria Aguas Verdes. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Thu): admire the sheer force of La Fortuna Waterfall and then witness a stunning natural landmark at Tabacon Hot Springs.

To see other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the La Fortuna de San Carlos road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Tortuguero to La Fortuna de San Carlos takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Granada.

Things to do in La Fortuna de San Carlos

Nature · Parks · Tours · Outdoors

Granada, Nicaragua

— 9 nights

La Gran Sultana

The lakeside city of Granada has the look and feel of a historically important economic and political center, with grand colonial architecture, a unified look, and many cultural attractions.
Change things up with these side-trips from Granada: Apoyo (in La Laguna de Apoyo), Rivas (Museo de Antropologia e Historia & Parroquia San Pedro Apostol Rivas) and San Juan del Sur (Mirador del Cristo de la Misericordia, San Juan del Sur Beach, &more). Spend the 25th (Thu) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's much more to do: step off the mainland to explore Islets of Granada, examine the collection at Centro Cultural Antiguo Convento San Francisco, get impressive views of Mombacho, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de Granada.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Granada trip itinerary builder site.

Drive from La Fortuna de San Carlos to Granada in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and shuttle; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Granada

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Suriname travel guide

3.7
Historic Sites · Churches · Parks
The smallest country in South America, Suriname features thick jungles, rushing rivers, and lively, culturally diverse places to visit. Independent since 1975, Suriname retained the Dutch language and influences, as well as the Caribbean and the culture of its indigenous tribes. A third of the country's landscape is made up of natural reserves, providing tourists the opportunity to explore lush tropical rainforests, pristine beaches, scenic rivers and waterfalls, as well as a staggering variety of animals and birds. On a trip to Suriname you shouldn't pass up a visit to its capital and only city, World Heritage-listed Paramaribo, noted for its colonial-era architecture.

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.

Nicaragua travel guide

4.2
Churches · Volcanos · Specialty Museums
Still emerging as a major tourist destination, Nicaragua, the largest country in Central America, entices travelers with its rich history and remarkable natural beauty just waiting to be discovered. A holiday in Nicaragua allows you to explore a vibrant culture, scenic beaches, and plenty of spots off the beaten path. Majestic volcanoes, lakes, and forests offer numerous chances for exploration and exciting adventures, while major cities boast splendid colonial architecture. With access to coastlines on both the Pacific and the Caribbean, a vacation in Nicaragua appeals to those looking for thrilling surfing experiences, dramatic views, or a chance to spread out on a deserted tropical beach.