7 days in Fort Lauderdale & San Jose Itinerary

7 days in Fort Lauderdale & San Jose Itinerary

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7 days in Fort Lauderdale & San Jose Itinerary

Start: Fort Lauderdale, United States
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Fort Lauderdale, United States
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
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San Jose, Costa Rica
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
End: Fort Lauderdale, United States

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Fort Lauderdale, United States

Fort Lauderdale ©
Known as the "Venice of America" because of its extensive network of navigable waterways, Fort Lauderdale welcomes over 10 million annual visitors, most of them attracted by the city's popular beaches and marinas.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Fort Lauderdale: Miami (Bayside Marketplace, Freedom Tower, & more), Miami Beach (South Beach & Lincoln Road) and Shark Valley (in Everglades National Park). There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Fort Lauderdale Beach and tour the pleasant surroundings at Hollywood Beach.

To find ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Fort Lauderdale trip itinerary planner.

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major airports are Fort Lauderdale Hollywood International Airport, Miami International Airport and Palm Beach International Airport. Expect a daytime high around 89°F in June, and nighttime lows around 77°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) to allow time to travel to San Jose.

Things to do in Fort Lauderdale

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Miami, Miami Beach, Shark Valley Visitor Center, Hollywood Beach
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Fort Lauderdale Beach ©
Fort Lauderdale Beach
Shark Valley Visitor Center ©
Shark Valley Visitor Center
South Beach ©
South Beach

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San Jose, Costa Rica

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to La Paz Waterfall Gardens (in Vara Blanca), El Toledo Coffee Tour (in Atenas) and Poas Volcano (in Poas Volcano National Park). And it doesn't end there: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, stop by Riish and Toosh Afro Costa Rican Paintings, explore the world behind art at Museo de Arte Costarricense, and take in the exciting artwork at Galeria Namu.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our San Jose trip itinerary planner.

Fly from Fort Lauderdale to San Jose in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is minus 1 hour. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Fort Lauderdale in June; daily highs in San Jose reach 81°F and lows reach 67°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Jose

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trips

Riish and Toosh Afro Costa Rican Paintings, Jardins da Cachoeira de La Paz, Poas Volcano, El Toledo Coffee Tour
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Poas Volcano
Poas Volcano
River Rafting & Tubing
Galeria Namu ©
Galeria Namu

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