7 days in Costa Rica & Sacramento Itinerary

7 days in Costa Rica & Sacramento Itinerary

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7 days in Costa Rica & Sacramento Itinerary

Start: San Francisco, United States
+2
Fly + bus + shuttle:  14​h 30​min
1
La Fortuna de San Carlos, Costa Rica
— 2 nights
+3
shuttle + bus + Fly + bus:  16​h 30​min
2
Sacramento, United States
— 2 nights
End: San Francisco, United States

2
nights
La Fortuna de San Carlos, Costa Rica

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, wildlife, trails, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: witness a stunning natural landmark at Tabacon Hot Springs, pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia de La Fortuna de San Carlos, skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour, and stop by Galeria Aguas Verdes.

For traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read La Fortuna de San Carlos travel planning tool .

San Francisco, USA to La Fortuna de San Carlos is an approximately 14.5-hour combination of flight and shuttle. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and shuttle; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from San Francisco to La Fortuna de San Carlos. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) to allow time to travel to Sacramento.

Things to do in La Fortuna de San Carlos

Nature Parks Tours
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Tabacon Hot Springs ©
Tabacon Hot Springs
River Rafting & Tubing
Canyoning & Rappelling Tours

2
nights
Sacramento, United States

The capital city of America's most economically significant state, Sacramento is an important stop for any politico.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Sacramento: V. Sattui Winery (in St. Helena), Napa (Wine Tours & Tastings & Balloon Rides) and Sonoma Plaza (in Sonoma). It doesn't end there: examine the collection at California State Railroad Museum.

To see more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Sacramento trip itinerary builder site .

You can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and bus from La Fortuna de San Carlos to Sacramento in 16.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of shuttle, flight, and train; or drive. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from La Fortuna de San Carlos to Sacramento due to the time zone difference. In October, daytime highs in Sacramento are 80°F, while nighttime lows are 51°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can go by car back home.

Things to do in Sacramento

Tours Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Napa, V. Sattui Winery, Sonoma Plaza
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Wine Tours & Tastings
California State Railroad Museum ©
Balloon Rides

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