15 days in Goiania, Brasilia & Costa Rica Itinerary

15 days in Goiania, Brasilia & Costa Rica Itinerary

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15 days in Goiania, Brasilia & Costa Rica Itinerary

Start: Goiania, Brazil
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Goiania, Brazil
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Brasilia, Brazil
— 3 nights
+3
Fly + shuttle + foot + bus:  16​h 30​min
3
Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica
— 2 nights
ferry:  4​h
4
Santa Teresa, Costa Rica
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
5
Tamarindo, Costa Rica
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
Playas del Coco, Costa Rica
— 2 nights
Drive:  7​h 30​min
7
Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, Costa Rica
— 1 day
+2
shuttle + bus + Fly:  24​h
End: Goiania, Brazil

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nights
Goiania, Brazil

Goiania ©
A planned city offering more green space for each inhabitant than any other urban center in the country, Goiania was established as the state capital in 1933.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Oscar Niemeyer Cultural Center and Museu da Praca Universitaria. Take a break from the city and head to Bosque dos Buritis and Lago das Rosas. When in Goiania, make a side trip to see Santuario Basilica do Divino Pai Eterno in Trindade, approximately 42 minutes away. There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Museu Memorial do Cerrado, stroll around Vaca Brava Park, and look for gifts at Flamboyant Shopping Center.

To find maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Goiania day trip tool .

May in Goiania sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can drive to Brasilia.

Things to do in Goiania

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trip

Santuario Basilica do Divino Pai Eterno
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Bosque dos Buritis ©
Bosque dos Buritis
Museu Memorial do Cerrado ©
Museu Memorial do Cerrado
Oscar Niemeyer Cultural Center ©
Oscar Niemeyer Cultural Center

3
nights
Brasilia, Brazil

Brasilia ©
Although it lacks the cultural flair of Rio de Janeiro and the massive urban sprawl of Sao Paulo, Brasilia holds a fascinating place in the tapestry of Brazil.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Brasilia National Park and Temple Shin Buddhist Pure Land - Brasilia. Take a break from the city and head to Chapada Imperial and Lago Paranoa. There's lots more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igrejinha N.S. De Fatima church, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Catedral Metropolitana, and admire the striking features of Ermida Dom Bosco.

To find more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read Brasilia attractions planning website .

Traveling by car from Goiania to Brasilia takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In May, daily temperatures in Brasilia can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) to allow time to travel to Manuel Antonio.

Things to do in Brasilia

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Chapada Imperial
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Brasilia National Park ©
Brasilia National Park
Chapada Imperial ©
Chapada Imperial
Lago Paranoa ©
Lago Paranoa

2
nights
Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica

The rainforest meets the sea at Manuel Antonio National Park, a small but scenic natural preserve on the west coast of Costa Rica.
Visiting Playa Biesanz and Nature & Wildlife Tours will get you outdoors. You'll discover tucked-away gems like River Rafting & Tubing and Beso Loco Boutique de Playa. Spend the 3rd (Mon) on the water with a fishing tour. There's more to do: kick back and relax at Playa Manuel Antonio.

For other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Manuel Antonio trip itinerary planning site .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Brasilia to Manuel Antonio takes 16.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Brasilia to Manuel Antonio. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Santa Teresa.

Things to do in Manuel Antonio

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Quepos
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Playa Manuel Antonio ©
Playa Manuel Antonio
Playa Biesanz ©
Playa Biesanz

1
night
Santa Teresa, Costa Rica

Santa Teresa ©
A coastal getaway popular with surfers and young travelers, Santa Teresa spreads out from the beach and the main coastal road to a ring of newer developments on the surrounding hills.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Wed): stroll through Playa Hermosa, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, and then stroll through Playa Santa Teresa.

To find ratings, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Santa Teresa trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by ferry from Manuel Antonio to Santa Teresa takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can go by car to Tamarindo.

Things to do in Santa Teresa

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Playa Hermosa ©
Playa Hermosa
Playa Santa Teresa ©
Playa Santa Teresa
Spas & Wellness

1
night
Tamarindo, Costa Rica

Tamarindo ©
Surfing remains the main reason to take a trip to Tamarindo, as the beachside town is mostly known for its excellent waves.
On the 6th (Thu), enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Avellana and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Tamarindo vacation maker website .

You can drive from Santa Teresa to Tamarindo in 4.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Playas del Coco.

Things to do in Tamarindo

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Playa Avellana ©
Playa Avellana
Scuba & Snorkeling

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Playas del Coco, Costa Rica

Playas del Coco ©
A long-established beach community, Playas del Coco has developed a reputation as a favored spot for young travelers and locals to let loose by the sea.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Fri): head outdoors with Arenas Blancas and then kick back and relax at Playa Conchal. On the 8th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Hermosa, then meet some fierce fish with a shark diving experience, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia Catolica de Playas del Coco.

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You can drive from Tamarindo to Playas del Coco in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can drive to Puerto Viejo de Talamanca.

Things to do in Playas del Coco

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Playa Conchal, Playa Hermosa
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Playa Conchal ©
Playa Conchal
Shark Diving
Playa Hermosa ©
Playa Hermosa

1
day
Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, Costa Rica

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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sun): indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Cocles, and then kick back and relax at Punta Uva Beach.

Before you visit Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

You can drive from Playas del Coco to Puerto Viejo de Talamanca in 7.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Puerto Viejo de Talamanca

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Playa Cocles ©
Playa Cocles
Punta Uva Beach ©
Punta Uva Beach
Spas

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