28 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

28 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Costa Rica tour itinerary builder

Plan created by another user. Make it yours
1
Monteverde
— 4 nights
2
Tamarindo
— 5 nights
3
La Fortuna de San Carlos
— 6 nights
4
Tortuguero
— 1 night
5
Puerto Viejo de Talamanca
— 3 nights
6
Manuel Antonio
— 5 nights
7
Vara Blanca
— 2 nights

4
nights
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, parks, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: tour the pleasant surroundings at Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve, experience rural life at Hidden Valley Permaculture Farm, take a peaceful walk through Curi Cancha Reserve, and indulge in your favorite hot beverage with Don Juan Tours.

Make your Monteverde itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Tel Aviv, Israel to Monteverde is an approximately 22-hour combination of flight and taxi. Traveling from Tel Aviv to Monteverde, you'll gain 8 hours due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Tamarindo.

Things to do in Monteverde

Parks · Wildlife · Tours
Find places to stay Jul 4 — 8:
Highlights from your plan
Zipline
Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve ©
El Trapiche Tour ©
El Trapiche Tour

5
nights
Tamarindo

Tamarindo ©
Surfing remains the main reason to take a trip to Tamarindo, as the beachside town is mostly known for its excellent waves.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Tamarindo: Playas del Coco (Cata Chocolate & Rojas Bros Boruca Indigenous Arts), Playa Conchal (Garra de Leon Golf Course & Playa Conchal) and El Jefe Sport Fishing (in Gulf of Papagayo). And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Tamarindo Beach, get interesting insight from Pinilla Canopy Tour, relax in the rural setting at Tio Leo Coffee Tour, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Hacienda El Viejo Wetlands.

For photos, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Tamarindo trip itinerary maker website.

You can drive from Monteverde to Tamarindo in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can go by car to La Fortuna de San Carlos.

Things to do in Tamarindo

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

Playas del Coco, Playa Conchal, Hacienda El Viejo Wetlands, El Jefe Sport Fishing, Black Stallion Eco Park & Estates
Find places to stay Jul 8 — 13:
Highlights from your plan
Pura Aventura ©
Pura Aventura
Playa Conchal ©
Playa Conchal
Tamarindo Beach ©
Tamarindo Beach

6
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: take in the natural beauty of Tabacon Hot Springs, stroll through Proyecto Asis, scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour, and admire the sheer force of La Fortuna Waterfall.

For traveler tips, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read La Fortuna de San Carlos sightseeing app.

You can drive from Tamarindo to La Fortuna de San Carlos in 4 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can drive to Tortuguero.

Things to do in La Fortuna de San Carlos

Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trip

Arenal Volcano National Park
Find places to stay Jul 13 — 19:
Highlights from your plan
Tabacon Hot Springs ©
Tabacon Hot Springs
River Rafting & Tubing
Canyoning & Rappelling Tours

1
night
Tortuguero

Tortuguero ©
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 20th (Tue): explore the striking landscape of Tortuguero National Park.

To see photos, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Tortuguero online trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from La Fortuna de San Carlos to Tortuguero takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In July, daily temperatures in Tortuguero can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can go by car to Puerto Viejo de Talamanca.

Things to do in Tortuguero

Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Jul 19 — 20:
Highlights from your plan
Tortuguero National Park ©
Tortuguero National Park

3
nights
Puerto Viejo de Talamanca

Puerto Viejo de Talamanca offers a wealth of entertainment by the sea, attracting a lively international crowd of revelers while maintaining a bright and breezy coastal charm with a local feel.
Spend the 22nd (Thu) exploring nature at Cahuita National Park. There's lots more to do: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, stroll through Nature Observatorio, and admire the natural beauty at Finca La Isla.

To see maps and more tourist information, read Puerto Viejo de Talamanca online day trip planner.

Getting from Tortuguero to Puerto Viejo de Talamanca by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) to allow time to drive to Manuel Antonio.

Things to do in Puerto Viejo de Talamanca

Parks · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trips

Nature Observatorio, Cahuita National Park
Find places to stay Jul 20 — 23:
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Cahuita National Park ©
Cahuita National Park
Nature Observatorio ©
Nature Observatorio

5
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Jaco (Costa Rica SUP'ers, Canyoning & Rappelling Tours, &more) and Alturas Wildlife Sanctuary (in Dominical). The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Manuel Antonio, tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Biesanz, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, and look for gifts at Altair Souvenir & Gallery Shop.

To see more things to do, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read our Manuel Antonio itinerary planner.

Drive from Puerto Viejo de Talamanca to Manuel Antonio in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Vara Blanca.

Things to do in Manuel Antonio

Outdoors · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

Quepos, Jaco, Alturas Wildlife Sanctuary
Find places to stay Jul 23 — 28:
Highlights from your plan
Playa Manuel Antonio ©
Playa Manuel Antonio
Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
Zipline

2
nights
Vara Blanca

Vara Blanca
A vacation in Vara Blanca, located in the heart of Costa Rica, offers excellent access to a number of attractions across the area.
On the 29th (Thu), admire the sheer force of Jardins da Cachoeira de La Paz and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Tirimbina Biological Reserve. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Fri): get impressive views of Poas Volcano and then experience rural life at The Ark Herb Farm.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Vara Blanca route app.

Getting from Manuel Antonio to Vara Blanca by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Vara Blanca

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

Tirimbina Biological Reserve, Poas Volcano, The Ark Herb Farm
Find places to stay Jul 28 — 30:
Highlights from your plan
Poas Volcano
Poas Volcano
Tirimbina Biological Reserve ©
Tirimbina Biological Reserve
The Ark Herb Farm ©
The Ark Herb Farm

Similar plans

18 days in Costa Rica BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, wildlife, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems Preferences: March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, wildlife Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Slow & easy 5 days in Costa Rica BY A USER FROM HONG KONG SAR CHINA June, teens, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, wildlife, hidden gems Preferences: June, teens, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, wildlife Attraction style: Hidden gems Pace: Medium 34 days in Central America & Mexico BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA August, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, shopping, wildlife, extra fast, popular sights Preferences: August, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, shopping, wildlife Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Extra fast 53 days in Costa Rica BY A USER FROM MEXICO December, outdoors, beaches, wildlife, popular & hidden gems Preferences: December, outdoors, beaches, wildlife Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium 10 days in Costa Rica BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular sights Preferences: August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 15 days in Costa Rica BY A USER FROM MEXICO July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, wildlife, popular & hidden gems Preferences: July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, wildlife Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium 15 days in Costa Rica BY A USER FROM BULGARIA February, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, wildlife, popular & hidden gems Preferences: February, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, wildlife Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium 29 days in Costa Rica BY A USER FROM SURINAME July, popular sights Preferences: July Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 31 days in Costa Rica BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM August, popular sights Preferences: August Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 22 days in Costa Rica BY A USER FROM CANADA March, culture, outdoors, historic sites, wildlife, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems Preferences: March, culture, outdoors, historic sites, wildlife Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Slow & easy 14 days in Costa Rica BY A USER FROM SURINAME July, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular sights Preferences: July, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 15 days in Costa Rica BY A USER FROM BULGARIA February, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, wildlife, popular sights Preferences: February, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, wildlife Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium
See more plans