9 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

9 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Costa Rica holiday planner

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San Jose
— 1 night
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La Fortuna de San Carlos
— 3 nights
Drive
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Jaco
— 4 nights
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San Jose

— 1 night
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 see photos, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the San Jose visit planner.

Atlanta, USA to San Jose is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Atlanta to San Jose due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Atlanta in June, plan for slightly colder days in San Jose, with highs around 81°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 67°F. You will have some time to spend on the 13th (Sun) before leaving for La Fortuna de San Carlos.

Things to do in San Jose

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks
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La Fortuna de San Carlos

— 3 nights
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: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, get impressive views of Arenal Volcano, take in the natural beauty of Baldi Hot Springs, and relax and rejuvenate at Tabacon Hot Springs.

To find reviews, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the La Fortuna de San Carlos trip website.

You can take a shuttle from San Jose to La Fortuna de San Carlos in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can go by car to Jaco.

Things to do in La Fortuna de San Carlos

Nature · Parks · Spas · Tours

Side Trip

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Jaco

— 4 nights
A seaside resort town with plenty of entertaining distractions along its attractive coastline, Jaco has long been a major tourist destination on the central Pacific coast.
Take a break from Jaco with a short trip to Playa Manuel Antonio in Manuel Antonio, about 1h 30 min away. The adventure continues: kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour, make a trip to Mirador de Jaco, and take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback.

For photos, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Jaco online trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from La Fortuna de San Carlos to Jaco in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. You'll have a few hours on the 20th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Jaco

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Beaches

Side Trip

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Costa Rica travel guide

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Beaches · Nature & Parks · Zipline
Tiny in terms of land area, Costa Rica is astoundingly diverse when it comes to culture and natural attractions. In a country called "Rich Coast", it's no surprise most Costa Rica vacations dedicate at least a few days to picturesque Pacific and Caribbean beaches, ideal for water sports and relaxation. Few small countries offer such a range of landscapes, allowing tourists to observe towering volcanoes while soaking away their worries in a hot spring, or hike into dense rainforests in the morning and surf at a modern resort in the afternoon. A trip to Costa Rica also lets you discover pristine national parks, ensuring plenty of chances to view wildlife from the comfort of eco-friendly lodges packed with amenities even ardent nature lovers secretly desire.