60 days in Bali, Costa Rica & St. Lucia Itinerary

60 days in Bali, Costa Rica & St. Lucia Itinerary

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60 days in Bali, Costa Rica & St. Lucia Itinerary

Start: Toronto, Canada
Fly:  25​h
1
Seminyak, Indonesia
— 6 nights
taxi + ferry:  1​h
2
Nusa Lembongan, Indonesia
— 4 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  33​h
3
Area de Conservacion Guanacaste, Costa Rica
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
Tamarindo, Costa Rica
— 6 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
5
Monteverde, Costa Rica
— 6 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
6
Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica
— 5 nights
bus:  3​h
7
San Jose, Costa Rica
— 6 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
8
La Fortuna de San Carlos, Costa Rica
— 8 nights
+2
shuttle + bus + Fly:  14​h 30​min
9
Soufriere, St. Lucia
— 10 nights
Fly:  8​h 15​min
End: Toronto, Canada

6
nights
Seminyak, Indonesia

A popular resort town offering a good range of tourist trips, activities, and amenities, Seminyak houses numerous tour companies providing excursions into the jungles of Bali.
Venture out of the city with trips to Pantai Sanur (in Sanur), Tanah Lot Temple (in Beraban) and Pecatu (Uluwatu Temple & Padang Padang Beach). Spend the 8th (Fri) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. And it doesn't end there: cool off at Waterbom Bali, enjoy the sand and surf at Kuta Beach - Bali, admire the masterpieces at Buddha Gallery, and test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

To find other places to visit, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read Seminyak road trip planning site .

Toronto, Canada to Seminyak is an approximately 25-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also do a combination of train, car, flight, and taxi. Traveling from Toronto to Seminyak, you'll lose 13 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for much warmer temperatures traveling from Toronto in February, with highs in Seminyak at 36°C and lows at 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to travel to Nusa Lembongan.

Things to do in Seminyak

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Pecatu, Kuta, Pantai Sanur, Tanah Lot Temple, Nusa Dua Beach
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Waterbom Bali ©
Waterbom Bali
Tanah Lot Temple
Tanah Lot Temple

4
nights
Nusa Lembongan, Indonesia

The island of Nusa Lembongan sits amidst swathes of calm, clear waters as well as some of the most notable surfing waves in the region.
Nusa Lembongan is known for adventure, wildlife, spas, nature, and outdoors. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, snap pictures at Yellow Bridge, and get outside with Gala-Gala Underground House.

To see maps, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Nusa Lembongan online attractions planner .

You can do a combination of taxi and ferry from Seminyak to Nusa Lembongan in an hour. In February, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to travel to Area de Conservacion Guanacaste.

Things to do in Nusa Lembongan

Outdoors Parks Tours
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Devil's Tears ©
Devil's Tears
Stand-Up Paddleboarding

4
nights
Area de Conservacion Guanacaste, Costa Rica

Area de Conservacion Guanacaste ©
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Area de Conservacion Guanacaste: Playa Nacascolo (in Gulf of Papagayo) and Church of La Ermita La Agonia (in Liberia). Spend the 16th (Sat) among the fascinating landscape of Parque Nacional Volcan Rincon de la Vieja.

For where to stay and more tourist information, you can read our Area de Conservacion Guanacaste trip itinerary maker tool .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Nusa Lembongan to Area de Conservacion Guanacaste. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 14 hours traveling from Nusa Lembongan to Area de Conservacion Guanacaste. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can travel to Tamarindo.

Things to do in Area de Conservacion Guanacaste

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Playa Nacascolo, Church of La Ermita La Agonia, Rincon de La Vieja National Park
Highlights from your plan
Rincon de La Vieja National Park ©
Rincon de La Vieja National Park
Llanos de Cortez Waterfall ©
Llanos de Cortez Waterfall

6
nights
Tamarindo, Costa Rica

Surfing remains the main reason to take a trip to Tamarindo, as the beachside town is mostly known for its excellent waves.
Get out of town with these interesting Tamarindo side-trips: Playa Conchal (in Playa Conchal), Cabo Blanco Absolute Natural Reserve (in Nicoya) and Playa Samara (Spas & Wellness, Samara Beach, & more). There's much more to do: get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, get in on the family fun at Black Stallion Eco Park & Estates, kick back and relax at Tamarindo Beach, and explore and take pictures at Pura Aventura.

To see maps, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Tamarindo trip website .

Traveling by car from Area de Conservacion Guanacaste to Tamarindo takes 2 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Monteverde.

Things to do in Tamarindo

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Playa Samara, MAEL's ABSTRACT ART GALLERY, Dolphin & Whale Watching, Black Stallion Eco Park & Estates, Cabo Blanco Absolute Natural Reserve
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Samara Beach ©
Samara Beach
Black Stallion Eco Park & Estates ©
Black Stallion Eco Park & Estates

6
nights
Monteverde, Costa Rica

Monteverde ©
Monteverde is all about natural attractions, not surprising for an eco-tourism hotspot known for its cloud forests and rich diversity of animal life.
Monteverde is known for adventure, wildlife, nightlife, parks, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: identify plant and animal life at Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve, get to know the fascinating history of Ecological Sanctuary, take in nature's colorful creations at Monteverde Butterfly Garden (Jardin de Mariposas), and whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

To find more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read Monteverde itinerary planner.

Drive from Tamarindo to Monteverde in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a shuttle. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to go by car to Manuel Antonio.

Things to do in Monteverde

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Finca El Paraiso, Pura Veda Archery
Highlights from your plan
Zipline
Santa Elena Skywalk ©
Santa Elena Skywalk

5
nights
Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica

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.
Take a break from Manuel Antonio with a short trip to Horseback Riding Tours in Jaco, about 1h 15 min away. Make the 4th (Mon) an awe-inspiring day at Naturalist Michael Araya Flores. Pack the 7th (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Rancho Tipico Don Juan. The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Manuel Antonio, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, take in the natural beauty of Manuel Antonio Hot Springs, and take a memorable tour with Tours.

To see maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Manuel Antonio trip planner.

You can drive from Monteverde to Manuel Antonio in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and bus; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can drive to San Jose.

Things to do in Manuel Antonio

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Quepos, Horseback Riding Tours
Highlights from your plan
Playa Manuel Antonio ©
Playa Manuel Antonio
River Rafting & Tubing
Horseback Riding Tours

6
nights
San Jose, Costa Rica

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around San Jose: La Paz Waterfall Gardens (in Vara Blanca), Jardin Botanico Lankester (in Cartago) and Poas Volcano (in Poas Volcano National Park). Next up on the itinerary: relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Zoo Ave, get impressive views of Irazu Volcano National Park, and explore the world behind art at Museo de Arte Costarricense.

To find traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the San Jose road trip planner.

You can drive from Manuel Antonio to San Jose in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a shuttle. In March, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can drive to La Fortuna de San Carlos.

Things to do in San Jose

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Poas Volcano, Jardins da Cachoeira de La Paz, Else Kientzler Botanical Garden, Toucan Rescue Ranch, J.LANG Atelier & Showroom
Highlights from your plan
Top Travel Costa Rica ©
Top Travel Costa Rica
Poas Volcano
Poas Volcano
Irazu Volcano National Park ©
Irazu Volcano National Park

8
nights
La Fortuna de San Carlos, Costa Rica

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 a break from La Fortuna de San Carlos with a short trip to Butterfly Conservatory in El Castillo, about 42 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: take in the natural beauty of Tabacon Hot Springs, admire the sheer force of La Fortuna Waterfall, get impressive views of Arenal Volcano (Volcan Arenal), and identify plant and animal life at Proyecto Asis.

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

Drive from San Jose to La Fortuna de San Carlos in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) to allow time to travel to Soufriere.

Things to do in La Fortuna de San Carlos

Parks Nature Tours

Side Trips

Arenal Volcano National Park, Butterfly Conservatory
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Tabacon Hot Springs ©
Tabacon Hot Springs
Arenal Volcano
Arenal Volcano

10
nights
Soufriere, St. Lucia

Soufriere ©
Home to some of Saint Lucia's landmark buildings and natural features, Soufriere provides travelers with an engaging and direct route into the center of island life.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Soufriere: Castries (Rodney Bay, Castries Waterworks Forest Reserve, & more), Choiseul Art Gallery (in Choiseul) and Anse Cochon Beach (in Anse La Raye). Next up on the itinerary: head off the coast to Pigeon Island National Park, take in the awesome beauty at Mount Gimie, kick back and relax at Reduit Beach, and catch all the local highlights with Sightseeing Tours.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Soufriere online itinerary planner .

Traveling by combination of shuttle and flight from La Fortuna de San Carlos to Soufriere takes 14.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Atlantic Standard Time, which is usually a 2 hour difference. In March, daytime highs in Soufriere are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. On the 1st (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Soufriere

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

St. Lucia, Castries, Choiseul Art Gallery, Anse Cochon Beach, Smugglers Cove Resort & Spa
Highlights from your plan
Pigeon Island National Park ©
Pigeon Island National Park
Marigot Bay ©
Marigot Bay
Diamond Falls Botanical Gardens ©
Diamond Falls Botanical Gardens

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