7 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

7 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

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7 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

Start: Louisville
Fly:  11​h 30​min
1
La Fortuna de San Carlos
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Tortuguero
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 15​min
3
Monteverde
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  12​h 45​min
End: Louisville

3
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.
La Fortuna de San Carlos is known for nature, adventure, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the natural beauty of Tabacon Hot Springs, get engrossed in the history at ChocoMuseo La Fortuna, contemplate the geological forces at Arenal Volcano, and take in the dramatic scenery at La Fortuna Waterfall.

For topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the La Fortuna de San Carlos journey planning site .

Louisville, USA to La Fortuna de San Carlos is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Louisville to La Fortuna de San Carlos due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to drive to Tortuguero.

Things to do in La Fortuna de San Carlos

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Arenal Volcano
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Tabacon Hot Springs ©
Tabacon Hot Springs
River Rafting & Tubing
Arenal Volcano
Arenal Volcano

1
night
Tortuguero

Tortuguero ©
One of Costa Rica's least accessible destinations, Tortuguero sits within an eponymous national park and remains accessible only by plane or boat.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Thu): paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour and then explore the striking landscape of Tortuguero National Park.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Tortuguero online journey planner .

Traveling by car from La Fortuna de San Carlos to Tortuguero takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In February, daily temperatures in Tortuguero can reach 84°F, while at night they dip to 69°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can go by car to Monteverde.

Things to do in Tortuguero

Parks Nature Tours
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Tortuguero National Park ©
Tortuguero National Park
Kayaking & Canoeing

2
nights
Monteverde

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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Fri): stroll through Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Monteverde Frog Pond.

For reviews, more things to do, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, and tourist information, use the Monteverde tour planning app .

You can drive from Tortuguero to Monteverde in 5.5 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Monteverde

Parks Wildlife
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Monteverde Frog Pond ©
Monteverde Frog Pond

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