6 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

6 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Montreal, Quebec
Fly:  9 h
1
San Jose
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
2
La Fortuna de San Carlos
— 2 nights
+3
Shuttle + Foot + Shuttle + Fly:  12 h
End: Montreal, Quebec

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): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at 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, then get engrossed in the history at Jade Museum, then take an in-depth tour of Museo Nacional De Costa Rica, and finally browse the exhibits of Galeria Namu.

To see photos, maps, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our San Jose online trip itinerary planner.

Montreal, Canada to San Jose is an approximately 9- hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Montreal in April, expect San Jose to be much warmer, temps between 33°C and 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can go by car to La Fortuna de San Carlos.

Things to do in San Jose

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Cartago, Ruins of Iglesia de Nuestra Senora de la Limpia Concepcion
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Museo Nacional De Costa Rica ©
Museo Nacional De Costa Rica
Jade Museum ©
Jade Museum
Pre-Columbian Gold Museum ©
Pre-Columbian Gold 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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sun): view the masterpieces at Onirica Art Gallery, then indulge in some personalized pampering at Tabacon Hot Springs, and then take in the exciting artwork at Wood & Art Gallery. On the next day, scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour and then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour.

For ratings, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, use the La Fortuna de San Carlos road trip planning site.

Drive from San Jose to La Fortuna de San Carlos in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can 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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