6 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

6 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Costa Rica trip planner

Make it your trip
Fly to San Jose, Taxi to Monteverde
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Monteverde
— 1 night
Drive
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La Fortuna de San Carlos
— 3 nights
Shuttle
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San Jose
— 1 night
Fly

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Monteverde

— 1 night
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 2nd (Tue): look for gifts at Monteverde Hummingbird Gallery and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Monteverde vacation planner.

Kansas City, USA to Monteverde is an approximately 13.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) to allow time to drive to La Fortuna de San Carlos.

Things to do in Monteverde

Wildlife · Parks · Shopping
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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: witness a stunning natural landmark at Tabacon Hot Springs, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Arenal Volcano, take in the dramatic scenery at La Fortuna Waterfall, and relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

To see ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our La Fortuna de San Carlos road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Monteverde to La Fortuna de San Carlos takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) to allow time to take a shuttle to San Jose.

Things to do in La Fortuna de San Carlos

Nature · Parks · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trip

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sat): get engrossed in the history at Museo Nacional De Costa Rica.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read our San Jose travel route app.

Traveling by shuttle from La Fortuna de San Carlos to San Jose takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In February, daytime highs in San Jose are 79°F, while nighttime lows are 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in San Jose

Museums
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Highlights from your trip

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.