15 days in Costa Rica & Patagonia Itinerary

15 days in Costa Rica & Patagonia Itinerary

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1
Monteverde, Costa Rica
— 2 nights
2
Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica
— 3 nights
3
Tamarindo, Costa Rica
— 2 nights
4
San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina
— 3 nights
5
El Calafate, Argentina
— 3 nights

2
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.
On the 7th (Tue), tour the pleasant surroundings at Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve and then stroll through Monteverde Frog Pond. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Wed): take in the exciting artwork at Alas y Raices, thenstroll through Reserva Bosque Nuboso Santa Elena, thendelve into the lush surroundings at Curi Cancha Reserve, and finally admire nature's wide array of creatures at The Bat Jungle.

For ratings, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read Monteverde trip planner.

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to Monteverde is an approximately 16-hour flight. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Rio de Janeiro to Monteverde due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Manuel Antonio.

Things to do in Monteverde

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Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve ©
Curi Cancha Reserve ©
Curi Cancha Reserve
Reserva Bosque Nuboso Santa Elena ©
Reserva Bosque Nuboso Santa Elena

3
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Kayaking & Canoeing and Stand-Up Paddleboarding. Visit Playa Manuel Antonio and Playa Biesanz for some beach relaxation. There's much more to do: see what you can catch with a fishing tour, take a memorable tour with Tours, and stroll around Parque Nahomi.

To find photos, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Manuel Antonio trip planner.

Traveling by car from Monteverde to Manuel Antonio takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and bus; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Tamarindo.

Things to do in Manuel Antonio

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Quepos
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Playa Manuel Antonio ©
Playa Manuel Antonio
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Fishing Charters & Tours

2
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.
On the 12th (Sun), find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area and then kick back and relax at Playa Conchal. Keep things going the next day: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, thenstop by Organic Products by Coco Beauty Spa, and then stroll through Playa Avellana.

To find more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Tamarindo sightseeing planning app.

You can drive from Manuel Antonio to Tamarindo in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can travel to San Carlos de Bariloche.

Things to do in Tamarindo

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Stand-Up Paddleboarding, Playa Conchal
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Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Scuba & Snorkeling
Playa Avellana ©
Playa Avellana

3
nights
San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina

San Carlos de Bariloche ©
Nestled against the foothills of the Andes, scenic San Carlos de Bariloche hugs the southern shore of Nahuel Huapi Lake and ranks among Argentina's top destinations for active outdoor vacations.
Take a break from the city and head to Rio Correntoso and Refugio Frey. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Puerto Blest y Cascada de los Cantaro and Room Escape Games. There's much more to do: let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, look for gifts at Evo Sports, and see the interesting displays at Monumento Historico Municipal Capilla La Inmaculada.

For photos, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read San Carlos de Bariloche holiday tool.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Tamarindo to San Carlos de Bariloche. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Argentina Standard Time (ART) is 3 hours. In January, daytime highs in San Carlos de Bariloche are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to travel to El Calafate.

Things to do in San Carlos de Bariloche

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Rio Correntoso
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Refugio Frey ©
Refugio Frey
Puerto Blest y Cascada de los Cantaro ©
Puerto Blest y Cascada de los Cantaro
River Rafting & Tubing

3
nights
El Calafate, Argentina

El Calafate ©
El Calafate tourism thrives mostly thanks to the city's proximity to a World Heritage-listed national park, famed for containing over 40 large glaciers.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sat): make a trip to Parque Nacional Los Glaciares. On your second day here, look for all kinds of wild species at Laguna Nimez Reserva Natural Municipal and then explore the striking landscape at Estacionamiento Pasarelas Glaciar Perito Moreno.

To see other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the El Calafate route planner.

You can fly from San Carlos de Bariloche to El Calafate in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Traveling from San Carlos de Bariloche in January, you will find days in El Calafate are slightly colder (°C), and nights are somewhat warmer (°C). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in El Calafate

Parks Nature Adventure
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Parque Nacional Los Glaciares ©
Parque Nacional Los Glaciares
River Rafting & Tubing

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