12 days in Central America Itinerary

12 days in Central America Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
La Fortuna de San Carlos, Costa Rica
— 3 nights
2
Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica
— 1 night
3
Panama City, Panama
— 1 night
4
San Pedro, Belize
— 2 nights
5
Roatan, Honduras
— 3 nights

3
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.
La Fortuna de San Carlos is known for nature, adventure, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the natural beauty of Tabacon Hot Springs, stroll through La Fortuna Waterfall, take a memorable tour with Tours, and browse the exhibits of Galeria Estudio.

For reviews, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the La Fortuna de San Carlos attractions planner.

Newark, USA to La Fortuna de San Carlos is an approximately 11-hour combination of car and flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can drive to Manuel Antonio.

Things to do in La Fortuna de San Carlos

Parks · Nature · Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Tabacon Hot Springs ©
Tabacon Hot Springs
La Fortuna Waterfall ©
La Fortuna Waterfall

1
night
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.
On the 9th (Thu), find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Manuel Antonio.

For traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Manuel Antonio planner.

Traveling by car from La Fortuna de San Carlos to Manuel Antonio takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can travel to Panama City.

Things to do in Manuel Antonio

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Playa Manuel Antonio ©
Playa Manuel Antonio
Stand-Up Paddleboarding

1
night
Panama City, Panama

Panama City ©
Arguably the most modern of Central American cities, Panama City boasts a shimmering skyline of glass skyscrapers.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Fri): get engrossed in the history at Museo del Canal Interoceanico de Panama and then get to know the fascinating history of Casco Viejo. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Amador Causeway (Calzada de Amador) and then don't miss a visit to Panama Canal.

For maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Panama City trip itinerary builder website.

You can fly from Manuel Antonio to Panama City in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Manuel Antonio to Panama City. April in Panama City sees daily highs of 91°F and lows of 78°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to San Pedro.

Things to do in Panama City

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums
Highlights from your plan
Panama Canal ©
Panama Canal
Casco Viejo ©
Casco Viejo
Museo del Canal Interoceanico de Panama ©
Museo del Canal Interoceanico de Panama

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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Sun): relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then cross one thing off your bucket list with a skydiving experience. Keep things going the next day: look for gifts at Caye Coffee Roasting Co. and then stroll through Hol Chan Marine Reserve.

To find where to stay, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read our San Pedro road trip planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Panama City to San Pedro takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, taxi, and ferry; or do a combination of bus, taxi, and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is minus 1 hour. In April in San Pedro, expect temperatures between 88°F during the day and 76°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can catch the flight to Roatan.

Things to do in San Pedro

Wildlife · Parks · Tours
Highlights from your plan
Hol Chan Marine Reserve ©
Hol Chan Marine Reserve
Scuba & Snorkeling
Spas

3
nights
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 14th (Tue): look for gifts at Rusty Fish, then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through West Bay Beach, take in the exciting artwork at Shawn Jackson Gallery, and then kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

To find other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Roatan day trip site.

Traveling by flight from San Pedro to Roatan takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, car, and bus; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In April in Roatan, expect temperatures between 88°F during the day and 74°F at night. You will have some time to spend on the 16th (Thu) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Roatan

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Boat Tours & Water Sports
West Bay Beach ©
West Bay Beach
Nature & Wildlife Tours

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