8 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

8 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

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8 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

Start: Cincinnati
Fly:  11​h 15​min
1
La Fortuna de San Carlos
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Monteverde
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
3
Poas Volcano National Park
— 1 night
Fly:  11​h
End: Cincinnati


4
nights
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.
La Fortuna de San Carlos is known for nature, adventure, trails, wildlife, and theme parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: witness a stunning natural landmark at Tabacon Hot Springs, contemplate the geological forces at Arenal Volcano (Volcan Arenal), get interesting insight from Tours, and scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour.

For other places to visit, reviews, photos, and tourist information, you can read our La Fortuna de San Carlos driving holiday planner .

Cincinnati, USA to La Fortuna de San Carlos is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Monteverde.

Things to do in La Fortuna de San Carlos

Parks Nature Tours

Side Trip

Arenal Volcano (Volcan Arenal)
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River Rafting & Tubing
Tabacon Hot Springs ©
Tabacon Hot Springs
Canyoning & Rappelling Tours

2
nights
Monteverde

Monteverde is all about natural attractions, not surprising for an eco-tourism hotspot known for its cloud forests and rich diversity of animal life.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Tue): admire nature's wide array of creatures at The Bat Jungle, whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, and then look for gifts at Souvenir Rosewood. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Wed): look for gifts at Hummingbird Gallery and then identify plant and animal life at Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve.

Plan a Monteverde trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

Getting from La Fortuna de San Carlos to Monteverde by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a shuttle. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Poas Volcano National Park.

Things to do in Monteverde

Parks Wildlife Tours
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Zipline
Monteverde Hummingbird Gallery ©
Monteverde Hummingbird Gallery

1
night
Poas Volcano National Park

Poas Volcano National Park
On the 7th (Thu), explore the striking landscape of Poas Volcano and then look for gifts at Souvenir Muy Tranquilo.

To see maps, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read our Poas Volcano National Park journey planner.

You can drive from Monteverde to Poas Volcano National Park in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of shuttle and bus; or take a bus. June in Poas Volcano National Park sees daily highs of 83°F and lows of 66°F at night. You will leave for home on the 8th (Fri).

Things to do in Poas Volcano National Park

Parks Nature Shopping

Side Trip

Souvenir Muy Tranquilo
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Poas Volcano
Poas Volcano
Souvenir Muy Tranquilo ©
Souvenir Muy Tranquilo

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