6 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

6 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

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6 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

Start: Montreal
Fly:  9​h
1
San Jose
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
La Fortuna de San Carlos
— 2 nights
+2
shuttle + bus + Fly:  12​h
End: Montreal

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Metropolitan Church (Catedral Metropolitana). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Fri): examine the collection at Pre-Columbian Gold Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia La Soledad, get engrossed in the history at Jade Museum, then get engrossed in the history at Museo Nacional De Costa Rica, and finally shop like a local with Galeria Namu.

For photos, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, use the San Jose attractions site .

Montreal, Canada to San Jose is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Expect warmer temperatures when traveling from Montreal in April; daily highs in San Jose reach 33°C and lows reach 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) to allow time to drive to La Fortuna de San Carlos.

Things to do in San Jose

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Cartago, Ruinas de Ujarras
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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

2
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.
On the 28th (Sun), view the masterpieces at Onirica Art Gallery, then take in the natural beauty of Tabacon Hot Springs, and then view the masterpieces at Wood & Art Gallery. On the 29th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For ratings, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read our La Fortuna de San Carlos attractions planner.

You can 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 29th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in La Fortuna de San Carlos

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

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