5 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

5 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

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5 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

Start: Gainesville
Fly:  14​h 45​min
1
Area de Conservacion Guanacaste
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 45​min
2
San Jose
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
La Fortuna de San Carlos
— 1 night
Fly:  15​h
End: Gainesville

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night
Area de Conservacion Guanacaste

Area de Conservacion Guanacaste
On the 8th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Copal.

Make your Area de Conservacion Guanacaste itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Gainesville, USA to Area de Conservacion Guanacaste is an approximately 15-hour flight. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Gainesville to Area de Conservacion Guanacaste due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Gainesville, expect a bit warmer days and warmer nights in Area de Conservacion Guanacaste, ranging from highs of 94°F to lows of 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Thu) to allow time for travel to San Jose.

Things to do in Area de Conservacion Guanacaste

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Playa Copal
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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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Fri): take an in-depth tour of National Museum (Museo Nacional), then explore the world behind art at Precolumbian Gold Museum, then cruise along Top Travel Costa Rica, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral.

To see other places to visit, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, use the San Jose trip planner .

You can drive from Area de Conservacion Guanacaste to San Jose in 4 hours. Traveling from Area de Conservacion Guanacaste in March, things will get slightly colder in San Jose: highs are around 80°F and lows about 66°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to go by car to La Fortuna de San Carlos.

Things to do in San Jose

Outdoors Scenic Drive Tours

Side Trip

Our Lady of the Pillar Cathedral
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National Museum (Museo Nacional) ©
National Museum (Museo Nacional)
Top Travel Costa Rica ©
Top Travel Costa Rica

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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 10th (Sat): trek along Arenal Natura Ecological Park, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then view the masterpieces at Onirica Art Gallery.

For maps, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the La Fortuna de San Carlos sightseeing planner .

You can drive from San Jose to La Fortuna de San Carlos in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in La Fortuna de San Carlos

Outdoors Tours Adventure
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Arenal Natura Ecological Park ©
Arenal Natura Ecological Park
River Rafting & Tubing

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