27 days in Central America Itinerary

27 days in Central America Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
San Pedro, Belize
— 3 nights
2
San Ignacio, Belize
— 2 nights
3
Belize City, Belize
— 4 nights
4
Antigua, Guatemala
— 2 nights
5
Lanquin, Guatemala
— 3 nights
6
Roatan, Honduras
— 2 nights
7
Utila, Honduras
— 2 nights
8
Tegucigalpa, Honduras
— 2 nights
9
Copan Ruinas, Honduras
— 3 nights
10
San Salvador, El Salvador
— 1 night
11
Ahuachapan, El Salvador
— 2 nights

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.
The Gallery of San Pedro and Ambergris Museum & Cultural Center are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get in touch with nature at Hol Chan Marine Reserve and Mexico Rocks. There's much more to do: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, take in the exciting artwork at Belizean Arts, relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, and stop by 12 Belize.

To find more things to do and tourist information, you can read our San Pedro trip itinerary maker app.

San Francisco, USA to San Pedro is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of subway, train, bus, and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a 2 hour difference. In October, San Pedro is somewhat warmer than San Francisco - with highs of °F and lows of °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to travel to San Ignacio.

Things to do in San Pedro

Wildlife Parks Museums

Side Trip

Ambergris Caye
Highlights from your plan
Hol Chan Marine Reserve ©
Hol Chan Marine Reserve
Scuba & Snorkeling
Mexico Rocks ©
Mexico Rocks

2
nights
San Ignacio, Belize

The cultural hub of the district, San Ignacio neatly blends tourism and tradition, expats and indigenous peoples into a convincingly authentic, but modern and welcoming inland town.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Mon): relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, thentour the pleasant surroundings at Green Iguana Conservation Project, and then get interesting insight from Tours. On your second day here, add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, thenexplore the ancient world of Cahal Pech, and then take in the exciting artwork at Cappello's Art Gallery.

For more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the San Ignacio online route planner.

You can fly from San Pedro to San Ignacio in 5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of ferry and bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Belize City.

Things to do in San Ignacio

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Kayaking & Canoeing
Cahal Pech ©
Cahal Pech
Nature & Wildlife Tours

4
nights
Belize City, Belize

Belize City ©
Belize's biggest urban center, Belize City is a culturally diverse seaside destination.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Lamanai Archaeological Reserve and Luba Garifuna Cultural Museum. Get in touch with nature at River Rafting & Tubing and Mesoamerican Reef (Belize Barrier Reef). The adventure continues: stroll through Crooked Tree Wildlife Sanctuary, don't miss a visit to Independence Monument, appreciate the history behind The Belize Sign Monument, and get interesting insight from Tours.

To see ratings, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read our Belize City trip builder website.

Getting from San Ignacio to Belize City by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or take a bus. October in Belize City sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Antigua.

Things to do in Belize City

Wildlife Parks Adventure

Side Trips

Belize District, Lamanai Archaeological Reserve
Highlights from your plan
Lamanai Archaeological Reserve ©
Lamanai Archaeological Reserve
River Rafting & Tubing
Mesoamerican Reef (Belize Barrier Reef) ©
Mesoamerican Reef (Belize Barrier Reef)

2
nights
Antigua, Guatemala

Antigua ©
The former capital of Guatemala and a World Heritage Site, Antigua retains its colonial charm and remains one of the most visited destinations in the country.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sun): don't miss a visit to The Plaza Central Park, thenexamine the collection at ChocoMuseo, and then contemplate the geological forces at Volcán Pacaya. On your second day here, admire the masterpieces at Casa Santo Domingo Museums, delve into the distant past at Convento de las Capuchinas, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia de La Merced, thenlook for gifts at JADES ANTIGUA, and finally delve into the distant past at Arco de Santa Catalina.

To find more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Antigua online trip builder.

Fly from Belize City to Antigua in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Belize City in October, expect Antigua to be slightly colder, temps between °F and °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Lanquin.

Things to do in Antigua

Historic Sites Museums Nature
Highlights from your plan
Arco de Santa Catalina ©
Arco de Santa Catalina
Volcán Pacaya ©
Volcán Pacaya
Iglesia de La Merced ©
Iglesia de La Merced

3
nights
Lanquin, Guatemala

Lanquin ©
San Agustín Lanquín, often referred to simply as Lanquín, is a municipality in the Guatemalan department of Alta Verapaz. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Tue): Head underground at Lanquin Caves and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Parque Nacional Grutas de Lanquin. On the next day, head outdoors with Aventura Grande, thentake in the dramatic scenery at Monumento Natural Semuc Champey, and then explore the fascinating underground world of Grutas Las Marias.

To find other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Lanquin trip itinerary site.

Traveling by car from Antigua to Lanquin takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Antigua in October; daily highs in Lanquin reach °F and lows reach °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Roatan.

Things to do in Lanquin

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Parque Nacional Grutas de Lanquin
Highlights from your plan
Monumento Natural Semuc Champey ©
Monumento Natural Semuc Champey
Parque Nacional Grutas de Lanquin
Parque Nacional Grutas de Lanquin
Lanquin Caves ©
Lanquin Caves

2
nights
Roatan, Honduras

The largest of the Bay Islands, Roatan is the most developed and the most popular among its neighbors.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Fri): get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at Bethesda Methodist Church, thenwhizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, and finally view the masterpieces at Waves of Art. On your second day here, get great views at El Faro, take a stroll through Flamingo Cultural Center, thenhead outdoors with Sunyata Charters, and finally examine the collection at Roatan Underwater Museum.

For where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Roatan sightseeing planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Lanquin to Roatan. In October in Roatan, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to travel to Utila.

Things to do in Roatan

Outdoors Tours Museums
Highlights from your plan
Zipline
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Bethesda Methodist Church ©
Bethesda Methodist Church

2
nights
Utila, Honduras

Utila ©
The island of Utila has become known as a good place to learn how to dive in Latin America.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Iguana Research & Breeding Station, thenget outside with Outdoor Activities, and then step off the mainland to explore Utila Cays Diving. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Mon): stroll through Bando Beach.

For where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Utila online travel planner.

You can ride a ferry from Roatan to Utila in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around °F in October, and nighttime lows around °F. On the 19th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Tegucigalpa.

Things to do in Utila

Parks Outdoors Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Utila Cays Diving ©
Utila Cays Diving
Scuba & Snorkeling
Iguana Research & Breeding Station ©
Iguana Research & Breeding Station

2
nights
Tegucigalpa, Honduras

Tegucigalpa ©
Capital of Honduras, the 400-year-old city of Tegucigalpa boasts an impressive ensemble of colonial buildings flanking old stone streets, which lead to hillside parks and lively squares.
On the 20th (Tue), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Castillo Bellucci and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Parque Nacional La Tigra. On the 21st (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Museo para la Identidad Nacional, thenpause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de San Miguel, and then wander the streets of Parque Central.

For photos, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Tegucigalpa journey planner.

You can do a combination of ferry and taxi from Utila to Tegucigalpa in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. Traveling from Utila in October, things will get little chillier in Tegucigalpa: highs are around °F and lows about °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Copan Ruinas.

Things to do in Tegucigalpa

Nature Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Parque Nacional La Tigra ©
Parque Nacional La Tigra
Museo para la Identidad Nacional ©
Museo para la Identidad Nacional
Catedral de San Miguel ©
Catedral de San Miguel

3
nights
Copan Ruinas, Honduras

Copan Ruinas ©
The colorful, cultural town of Copan boasts attractions old and new, manmade and natural.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): delve into the distant past at Amphitheatre, contemplate the long history of Mayan Ball Court, and then contemplate the long history of Pyramid over Rosalila Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: witness a stunning natural landmark at Luna Jaguar Hot Spring, thenstroll through Macaw Mountain Bird Park & Nature Reserve, and then explore the ancient world of Copan Ruinas.

To find ratings, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Copan Ruinas driving holiday planning app.

You can fly from Tegucigalpa to Copan Ruinas in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and taxi; or drive. In October, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to San Salvador.

Things to do in Copan Ruinas

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Copan Ruinas ©
Copan Ruinas
Mayan Ball Court ©
Mayan Ball Court
Pyramid over Rosalila Temple ©
Pyramid over Rosalila Temple

1
night
San Salvador, El Salvador

San Salvador
The country's capital, San Salvador sits in a scenic position surrounded by impressive volcanoes.
On the 24th (Sat), take in the spiritual surroundings of Catedral Metropolitana, get a new perspective on nature at La Piskucha, and then explore the striking landscape of Parque Nacional El Boqueron. Keep things going the next day: delve into the distant past at Joya de Ceren Archaeological Park, thencontemplate the long history of Hospital Divina Providencia Chapel, and then see the interesting displays at Museo Nacional de Antropología Dr. David J. Guzman.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the San Salvador trip planner.

You can drive from Copan Ruinas to San Salvador in 4.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and bus. Expect a daytime high around °F in October, and nighttime lows around °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Ahuachapan.

Things to do in San Salvador

Historic Sites Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Joya de Ceren Archaeological Park
Joya de Ceren Archaeological Park
Parque Nacional El Boqueron ©
Parque Nacional El Boqueron
Hospital Divina Providencia Chapel ©
Hospital Divina Providencia Chapel

2
nights
Ahuachapan, El Salvador

Ahuachapan ©
Ahuachapán is a city and municipality and the capital of the Ahuachapán Department in western El Salvador. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Mon): explore the ancient world of Tazumal and then explore the striking landscape of El Imposible National Park.

To find reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Ahuachapan trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from San Salvador to Ahuachapan in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Ahuachapan can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Ahuachapan

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Tazumal
Highlights from your plan
El Imposible National Park ©
El Imposible National Park
Tazumal ©
Tazumal

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