6 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

6 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Costa Rica tour planner
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San Jose
Drive
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Uvita
— 3 nights
Drive
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Alajuela
Drive
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San Jose
— 1 night
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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 photos, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, go to the San Jose trip planner.

Richmond, USA to San Jose is an approximately 17-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Richmond to San Jose. Traveling from Richmond in October, things will get a bit warmer in San Jose: highs are around 80°F and lows about 65°F. On the 15th (Sat), you're off to Uvita.
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Uvita — 3 nights

Ideal for visitors looking to escape Costa Rica's busy beaches, Uvita offers a serene atmosphere and plenty of uncrowded sand for a leisurely vacation.
Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at Parque Nacional Marino Ballena and then soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers.

You can plan Uvita trip in no time by asking Inspirock to help create your itinerary.

Traveling by car from San Jose to Uvita takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to drive to Alajuela.
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Alajuela

You've now added La Fortuna Waterfall to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Tue): get a taste of local nightlife at Ecocentro Danaus, tour the pleasant surroundings at Natura Eco Park Costa Rica, admire the sheer force of La Fortuna Waterfall, then see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, and finally stroll around Bogarin Trail.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Alajuela online trip planner.

Traveling by car from Uvita to Alajuela takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and shuttle; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) to allow time to travel to San Jose.
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San Jose — 1 night

To see traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read San Jose sightseeing app.

You can do a combination of taxi and bus from Alajuela to San Jose in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You will leave for home on the 19th (Wed).
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Costa Rica travel guide

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Beaches · Nature & Parks · Zipline
Tiny in terms of land area, Costa Rica is astoundingly diverse when it comes to culture and natural attractions. In a country called "Rich Coast", it's no surprise most Costa Rica vacations dedicate at least a few days to picturesque Pacific and Caribbean beaches, ideal for water sports and relaxation. Few small countries offer such a range of landscapes, allowing tourists to observe towering volcanoes while soaking away their worries in a hot spring, or hike into dense rainforests in the morning and surf at a modern resort in the afternoon. A trip to Costa Rica also lets you discover pristine national parks, ensuring plenty of chances to view wildlife from the comfort of eco-friendly lodges packed with amenities even ardent nature lovers secretly desire.
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