22 days in Central America Itinerary

22 days in Central America Itinerary

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Start: Toronto, Canada
Fly:  8 h 15 min
1
Panama City, Panama
— 2 nights
Fly:  2 h 15 min
2
Bocas Town, Panama
— 1 night
Fly:  9 h 45 min
3
Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h 45 min
4
Monteverde, Costa Rica
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
5
La Fortuna de San Carlos, Costa Rica
— 4 nights
Drive:  6 h 15 min
6
Leon, Nicaragua
— 1 night
+2
Bus + Drive + Bus:  6 h 15 min
7
Roatan, Honduras
— 3 nights
Fly:  2 h 15 min
8
San Pedro, Belize
— 3 nights
Fly:  8 h 30 min
End: Toronto, Canada

2
nights
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 13th (Fri): head outdoors with Ancon Hill and then make a trip to Panama Canal. Here are some ideas for day two: get engrossed in the history at Centro de Interpretacion de Ciudad del Saber, cast your line with a fishing tour, and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Metropolitan National Park.

Make your Panama City itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Toronto, Canada to Panama City is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also drive. Expect warmer temperatures when traveling from Toronto in March; daily highs in Panama City reach 38°C and lows reach 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to fly to Bocas Town.

Things to do in Panama City

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Panama Canal ©
Panama Canal
Fishing Charters & Tours
Ancon Hill ©
Ancon Hill

1
night
Bocas Town, Panama

The colorful and relaxed Bocas Town has a welcoming atmosphere, with the modestly sized urban area showcasing typical Caribbean clapboard houses and home to a mixed community from across the world.
On the 15th (Sun), don't miss a visit to Playa Bluff and then see what you can catch with a fishing tour.

For traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read Bocas Town attractions website.

You can fly from Panama City to Bocas Town in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Panama City in March, you will find days in Bocas Town are slightly colder (28°C), and nights are about the same (28°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Manuel Antonio.

Things to do in Bocas Town

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Playa Bluff
Highlights from your plan
Fishing Charters & Tours
Playa Bluff ©
Playa Bluff

3
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.
Get outdoors at Playa Manuel Antonio and Playa Biesanz. Discover out-of-the-way places like Alturas Wildlife Sanctuary and Stand-Up Paddleboarding. Step out of Manuel Antonio with an excursion to Nauyaca Waterfalls in Dominical--about 1 hour away. The adventure continues: get the lay of the land with Walking tours, stop by Altair Souvenir & Gallery Shop, see Off-Road Tours, and stroll around Parque Nahomi.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Manuel Antonio vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Bocas Town to Manuel Antonio takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to drive to Monteverde.

Things to do in Manuel Antonio

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Quepos, Dominical
Highlights from your plan
Playa Manuel Antonio ©
Playa Manuel Antonio
Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Alturas Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Alturas Wildlife Sanctuary

3
nights
Monteverde, Costa Rica

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Curi Cancha Reserve and The Bat Jungle. Take a break from the city and head to Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve and Reserva Bosque Nuboso Santa Elena. Step out of Monteverde to go to Tilaran and see Viento Fresco Waterfall, which is approximately 1h 40 min away. There's lots more to do: relax in the rural setting at El Trapiche Tour, look for gifts at Women Artisans Cooperative Santa Elena and Monteverde, browse the exhibits of Alas y Raices, and stroll through Monteverde Frog Pond.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Monteverde travel planner.

Getting from Manuel Antonio to Monteverde by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and shuttle; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) to allow time to drive to La Fortuna de San Carlos.

Things to do in Monteverde

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Viento Fresco Waterfall
Highlights from your plan
Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve ©
Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve
Curi Cancha Reserve ©
Curi Cancha Reserve
Viento Fresco Waterfall ©
Viento Fresco Waterfall

4
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.
Get in touch with nature at Tabacon Hot Springs and Rio Chollin. Discover out-of-the-way places like Butterfly Conservatory and Arenal Natura Ecological Park. There's still lots to do: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, take in the exciting artwork at Wood & Art Gallery, take in the dramatic scenery at La Fortuna Waterfall, and let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour.

To find ratings, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, you can read our La Fortuna de San Carlos trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Monteverde to La Fortuna de San Carlos in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can go by car to Leon.

Things to do in La Fortuna de San Carlos

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Arenal Volcano, Butterfly Conservatory
Highlights from your plan
Tabacon Hot Springs ©
Tabacon Hot Springs
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Butterfly Conservatory ©
Butterfly Conservatory

1
night
Leon, Nicaragua

Leon ©
A cultured and storied city, Leon attracts guests from all over the world, drawn to the second city's style, thriving intellectual life, and liveliness.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Fri): stop by Catedral de la Asunción and then get impressive views of Cerro Negro Volcano.

To see photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Leon online attractions planner.

You can drive from La Fortuna de San Carlos to Leon in 6.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Leon can reach 41°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to travel to Roatan.

Things to do in Leon

Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Cerro Negro Volcano ©
Cerro Negro Volcano
Catedral de la Asunción ©
Catedral de la Asunción

3
nights
Roatan, Honduras

The largest of the Bay Islands, Roatan is the most developed and the most popular among its neighbors.
Get in touch with nature at Nature & Wildlife Tours and West Bay Beach. Discover out-of-the-way places like Tabyana Beach and Gumbalimba Park. There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, head outdoors with Roatan Institute for Marine Sciences - Anthony's Key Resort, look for gifts at Rusty Fish, and take in the exciting artwork at Shawn Jackson Gallery.

To see maps, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Roatan trip itinerary maker site.

You can do a combination of bus and car from Leon to Roatan in 8.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus, taxi, and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Leon in March: highs in Roatan hover around 35°C, while lows dip to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can fly to San Pedro.

Things to do in Roatan

Outdoors Parks Tours
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Tabyana Beach ©
Tabyana Beach
Shark Diving

3
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 31st (Tue): cross one thing off your bucket list with a skydiving experience and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Hol Chan Marine Reserve. Keep things going the next day: view the masterpieces at Belizean Arts, explore the gorgeous colors at Shark Ray Alley, thenlook for gifts at 12 Belize, and finally discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find photos, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the San Pedro road trip planning app.

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. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in March, and nighttime lows around 26°C. On the 2nd (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Pedro

Wildlife Parks Tours

Side Trip

Shark Ray Alley
Highlights from your plan
Hol Chan Marine Reserve ©
Hol Chan Marine Reserve
Shark Ray Alley ©
Shark Ray Alley
Scuba & Snorkeling

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