6 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

6 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

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6 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

Start: Panama City
bus:  12​h 30​min
San Jose
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
Puerto Limon
— Few hours
Drive:  3​h
San Jose
— 3 nights
bus:  10​h 30​min
End: Panama City

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sat): explore the world behind art at Museo de Arte Costarricense, take an in-depth tour of National Museum (Museo Nacional), then make a trip to Mercado Nacional de Artesanias, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Metropolitan Church (Catedral Metropolitana). On the next day, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral, experience rural life at El Toledo Coffee Tour, then admire the masterpieces at Precolumbian Gold Museum, then stop by Chieton Moren, and finally contemplate the long history of Ruinas de Ujarras.

To see more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our San Jose trip planner .

Panama City, Panama to San Jose is an approximately 2.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Panama City to San Jose is minus 1 hour. In August, San Jose is a bit cooler than Panama City - with highs of 31°C and lows of 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can drive to Puerto Limon.

Things to do in San Jose

#Historic Sites, #Museums, #Outdoors

Side Trips

El Toledo Coffee Tour, Our Lady of the Pillar Cathedral
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El Toledo Coffee Tour ©
El Toledo Coffee Tour
National Museum (Museo Nacional) ©
National Museum (Museo Nacional)
Museo de Arte Costarricense ©
Museo de Arte Costarricense

few
hours
Puerto Limon

Puerto Limon ©
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Mon): look for all kinds of wild species at Veragua Rainforest Park, explore the activities along Tortuguero Canal, and then stroll through Vargas Park.

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You can drive from San Jose to Puerto Limon in 3 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Puerto Limon when traveling from San Jose in August, with lows around 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to go by car to San Jose.

Things to do in Puerto Limon

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Nature
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Tortuguero Canal ©
Tortuguero Canal

3
nights
San Jose

San Jose ©
Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Our Lady of the Angels Basilica (Basilica de Nuestra Senora de Los Angeles), get engrossed in the history at Jade Museum, and then identify plant and animal life at La Paz Waterfall Gardens.

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You can drive from Puerto Limon to San Jose in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Puerto Limon in August, with highs in San Jose at 31°C and lows at 22°C. You'll set off for home on the 23rd (Thu).

Things to do in San Jose

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Poas Volcano, La Paz Waterfall Gardens, Our Lady of the Angels Basilica (Basilica de Nuestra Senora de Los Angeles)
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