7 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

7 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

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7 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

Start: Toronto
Fly:  8​h 15​min
1
San Jose
— 1 night
bus:  3​h 15​min
2
La Fortuna de San Carlos
— 2 nights
bus:  2​h
3
Tilaran
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
4
San Jose
— 1 night
Fly:  8​h 15​min
End: Toronto

1
night
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.
For more things to do, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read San Jose online visit planner .

Toronto, Canada to San Jose is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Toronto to San Jose, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in July, and nighttime lows around 22°C. You will leave for La Fortuna de San Carlos on the 9th (Tue).

Things to do in San Jose

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Tue): get outside with Salto and then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour. Keep things going the next day: relax in the rural setting at Finca Loma Verde and then take in the natural beauty of Tabacon Hot Springs.

To find photos, maps, ratings, and tourist information, go to the La Fortuna de San Carlos trip maker app .

Traveling by car from San Jose to La Fortuna de San Carlos takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can drive to Tilaran.

Things to do in La Fortuna de San Carlos

Nature Spas Parks
Highlights from your plan
Tabacon Hot Springs ©
Tabacon Hot Springs
River Rafting & Tubing

1
night
Tilaran

Tilaran ©
TilarĂ¡n is a small town in the Guanacaste Province, Costa Rica. On the 11th (Thu), admire the sheer force of Cataratas Viento Fresco, admire the sheer force of Viento Fresco Waterfall, and then take in the natural beauty of Middle Earth Thermal Springs. Here are some ideas for day two: experience rural life at Life Monteverde.

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Traveling by car from La Fortuna de San Carlos to Tilaran takes 2 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to San Jose.

Things to do in Tilaran

Nature Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Middle Earth Thermal Springs, Life Monteverde
Highlights from your plan
Viento Fresco Waterfall ©
Viento Fresco Waterfall

1
night
San Jose

For traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the San Jose vacation planner.

You can drive from Tilaran to San Jose in 3.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Jose

Adventure Outdoors Tours
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Museo Nacional De Costa Rica ©
Museo Nacional De Costa Rica
Jade Museum ©
Jade Museum

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