7 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

7 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

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7 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

New York City
Fly:  11​h 30​min
Poas Volcano National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
La Fortuna de San Carlos
— 3 nights
Drive:  9​h
Golfito
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 15​min
San Jose
— 1 night
Fly + bus:  8​h 45​min
New York City

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Poas Volcano National Park

Poas Volcano National Park
On the 15th (Sun), contemplate the geological forces at Poas Volcano.

For reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Poas Volcano National Park trip tool .

New York City, USA to Poas Volcano National Park is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from New York City to Poas Volcano National Park due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New York City in April, you will find days in Poas Volcano National Park are much hotter (86°F), and nights are somewhat warmer (66°F). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Sun) to allow time for the car ride to La Fortuna de San Carlos.

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Poas Volcano
Poas Volcano

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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 16th (Mon): witness a stunning natural landmark at Tabacon Hot Springs and then identify plant and animal life at Arenal Natura Ecological Park. Keep things going the next day: trek along Ecocentro Danaus, take in the dramatic scenery at La Fortuna Waterfall, and then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

For other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our La Fortuna de San Carlos vacation maker website .

You can drive from Poas Volcano National Park to La Fortuna de San Carlos in 2 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can travel to Golfito.

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Tabacon Hot Springs ©
Tabacon Hot Springs
River Rafting & Tubing
La Fortuna Waterfall ©
La Fortuna Waterfall

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Golfito

Golfito
This article is about a Costa Rica town. For reviews and other tourist information, refer to the Golfito trip planner .

You can drive from La Fortuna de San Carlos to Golfito in 7 hours. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from La Fortuna de San Carlos to Golfito due to the time zone difference. In April, daily temperatures in Golfito can reach 91°F, while at night they dip to 75°F. You will leave for San Jose on the 19th (Thu).

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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.
To see other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read San Jose vacation maker tool .

You can drive from Golfito to San Jose in 5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Golfito to San Jose. Traveling from Golfito in April, things will get slightly colder in San Jose: highs are around 82°F and lows about 67°F. On the 20th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Jose

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Precolumbian Gold Museum ©
Precolumbian Gold Museum

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