6 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

6 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

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Start: Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Fly:  6 h
1
San Jose
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 45 min
2
La Fortuna de San Carlos
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h 15 min
3
Quepos
— 2 nights
Bus:  2 h 30 min
4
San Jose
— 1 night
Fly:  6 h
End: Fort Lauderdale, Florida

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night
San Jose

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.
To find reviews, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, you can read our San Jose trip planner.

Fort Lauderdale, USA to San Jose is an approximately 6- hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Fort Lauderdale to San Jose due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 81°F in March, and nighttime lows around 65°F. You'll set off for La Fortuna de San Carlos on the 4th (Wed).

Things to do in San Jose

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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night
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.
On the 4th (Wed), identify plant and animal life at Arenal Natura Ecological Park and then witness a stunning natural landmark at Tabacon Hot Springs. Here are some ideas for day two: take a memorable tour with Tours, then get interesting insight from Tours, and then pick up some new knowledge with ChocoMuseo La Fortuna.

For where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the La Fortuna de San Carlos trip itinerary planner.

Getting from San Jose to La Fortuna de San Carlos by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can go by car to Quepos.

Things to do in La Fortuna de San Carlos

Outdoors Parks Tours
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Tabacon Hot Springs ©
Tabacon Hot Springs
River Rafting & Tubing
Canyoning & Rappelling Tours

2
nights
Quepos

The tourist-oriented town of Quepos marks the entrance for many travelers looking to explore the nearby national park.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Eco Termales. Start off your visit on the 6th (Fri): relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour and then witness a stunning natural landmark at Eco Termales.

For more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Quepos online travel planner.

Drive from La Fortuna de San Carlos to Quepos in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can take a bus to San Jose.

Things to do in Quepos

Adventure Tours Outdoors
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River Rafting & Tubing

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San Jose

San Jose ©
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sat): take an in-depth tour of Jade Museum, then get engrossed in the history at Museo Nacional De Costa Rica, then see the interesting displays at Pre-Columbian Gold Museum, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Galeria Namu. On the next day, walk around Parque La Sabana and then stop by Chieton Moren.

Plan my day in San Jose using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Traveling by bus from Quepos to San Jose takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. On the 8th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Jose

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Museo Nacional De Costa Rica ©
Museo Nacional De Costa Rica
Pre-Columbian Gold Museum ©
Pre-Columbian Gold Museum
Jade Museum ©
Jade Museum

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