11 days in Central America Itinerary

11 days in Central America Itinerary

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Start: New York City, United States
Fly:  11 h 30 min
1
La Fortuna de San Carlos, Costa Rica
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 45 min
2
Playa Flamingo, Costa Rica
— 1 night
Bus + Taxi:  4 h 30 min
3
Santa Teresa, Costa Rica
— 1 night
Ferry:  4 h
4
Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica
— 2 nights
Fly:  9 h
5
Roatan, Honduras
— 1 night
Fly:  2 h 15 min
6
San Pedro, Belize
— 2 nights
Fly:  6 h 30 min
End: New York City, United States

2
nights
La Fortuna de San Carlos, Costa Rica

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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sat): view the masterpieces at Onirica Art Gallery, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, and then admire the sheer force of La Fortuna Waterfall. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Sun): get interesting insight from Tours, thentrek along Arenal Natura Ecological Park, and then take in the natural beauty of Rio Chollin.

To find more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our La Fortuna de San Carlos trip itinerary planning app.

New York City, USA to La Fortuna de San Carlos is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is minus 1 hour. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Playa Flamingo.

Things to do in La Fortuna de San Carlos

Wildlife Outdoors Parks
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Arenal Natura Ecological Park ©
Arenal Natura Ecological Park
La Fortuna Waterfall ©
La Fortuna Waterfall

1
night
Playa Flamingo, Costa Rica

Playa Flamingo ©
The white sand beach of Playa Flamingo has become a go-to tourist getaway by the sea.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Mon): stroll through Playa Conchal and then get interesting insight from Tours.

To see more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read Playa Flamingo trip itinerary planning tool.

Getting from La Fortuna de San Carlos to Playa Flamingo by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of shuttle and bus; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can travel to Santa Teresa.

Things to do in Playa Flamingo

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Playa Conchal
Highlights from your plan
Playa Conchal ©
Playa Conchal
Stand-Up Paddleboarding

1
night
Santa Teresa, Costa Rica

A coastal getaway popular with surfers and young travelers, Santa Teresa spreads out from the beach and the main coastal road to a ring of newer developments on the surrounding hills.
On the 21st (Tue), stroll through Playa Santa Teresa, thensee Surfing, Windsurfing & Kitesurfing, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Hermosa.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read our Santa Teresa day trip app.

Getting from Playa Flamingo to Santa Teresa by combination of bus and taxi takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can catch the ferry to Manuel Antonio.

Things to do in Santa Teresa

Outdoors Beaches Parks
Highlights from your plan
Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Playa Santa Teresa ©
Playa Santa Teresa
Playa Hermosa ©
Playa Hermosa

2
nights
Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica

Manuel Antonio ©
The rainforest meets the sea at Manuel Antonio National Park, a small but scenic natural preserve on the west coast of Costa Rica.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): kick back and relax at Playa Biesanz and then kick back and relax at Playa Manuel Antonio. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and then find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Manuel Antonio trip maker tool.

Getting from Santa Teresa to Manuel Antonio by ferry takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and ferry; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Roatan.

Things to do in Manuel Antonio

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Spas
Highlights from your plan
Playa Biesanz ©
Playa Biesanz
Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Playa Manuel Antonio ©
Playa Manuel Antonio

1
night
Roatan, Honduras

The largest of the Bay Islands, Roatan is the most developed and the most popular among its neighbors.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Fri): identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas and then look for gifts at Rusty Fish. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the galleries of Shawn Jackson Gallery, thenstroll through Tabyana Beach, and then get outside with Outdoor Activities.

For reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Roatan journey builder website.

Getting from Manuel Antonio to Roatan by flight takes about 11 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi, bus, and ferry. In July, plan for daily highs up to 89°F, and evening lows to 75°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can fly to San Pedro.

Things to do in Roatan

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Scuba & Snorkeling
Tabyana Beach ©
Tabyana Beach

2
nights
San Pedro, Belize

San Pedro ©
San Pedro evolved from small fishing village and now represents one of the most visited locations in Belize.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sun): take the plunge with a skydiving experience, thensee the vivid underwater world at Shark Ray Alley, and then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas. On the next day, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, thenstop by 12 Belize, and then take in the exciting artwork at Belizean Arts.

To find reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the San Pedro online holiday planner.

You can fly from Roatan to San Pedro in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry, bus, and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 88°F, and evening lows to 78°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Pedro

Wildlife Tours Spas

Side Trip

Shark Ray Alley
Highlights from your plan
Shark Ray Alley ©
Shark Ray Alley
Scuba & Snorkeling
Spas

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