35 days in Central America Itinerary

35 days in Central America Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Panama City, Panama
— 4 nights
2
Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica
— 2 nights
3
Monteverde, Costa Rica
— 2 nights
4
Vara Blanca, Costa Rica
— 1 night
5
La Fortuna de San Carlos, Costa Rica
— 4 nights
6
Tortuguero, Costa Rica
— 1 night
7
San Salvador, El Salvador
— 4 nights
8
Antigua, Guatemala
— 3 nights
9
San Pedro, Belize
— 4 nights
10
San Ignacio, Belize
— 3 nights
11
Belize City, Belize
— 2 nights
12
Roatan, Honduras
— 4 nights

4
nights
Panama City, Panama

Panama City ©
Arguably the most modern of Central American cities, Panama City boasts a shimmering skyline of glass skyscrapers.
Explore Panama City's surroundings by going to Portobelo (Museo de La Real Aduana de Portobelo & Scuba & Snorkeling). There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Panama Canal, wander the streets of Casco Viejo, see the interesting displays at Afro-Antillian Museum (Museo Afro Antillano de Panama ), and learn about all things military at Centro de Interpretacion de Ciudad del Saber.

To find photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Panama City trip planner.

Montreal, Canada to Panama City is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also drive. Plan for much warmer temperatures traveling from Montreal in April, with highs in Panama City at °C and lows at °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to travel to Manuel Antonio.

Things to do in Panama City

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Portobelo
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
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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Fri): kick back and relax at Playa Manuel Antonio, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Manuel Antonio National Park, and then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: walk around Parque Nahomi, thensurround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, and then find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area.

Make your Manuel Antonio itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

You can fly from Panama City to Manuel Antonio in 8 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Panama City to Manuel Antonio. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Monteverde.

Things to do in Manuel Antonio

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trip

Quepos
Highlights from your plan
Playa Manuel Antonio ©
Playa Manuel Antonio
Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Nature & Wildlife Tours

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Sun): stroll through Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve and then stroll through Monteverde Frog Pond. Keep things going the next day: look for gifts at Monteverde Hummingbird Gallery, take in nature's colorful creations at Monteverde Orchid Garden, thenkick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, and finally learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at The Bat Jungle.

To see where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Monteverde online visit 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. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can go by car to Vara Blanca.

Things to do in Monteverde

Parks Wildlife Adventure
Highlights from your plan
Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve ©
Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve
Zipline
Monteverde Orchid Garden ©
Monteverde Orchid Garden

1
night
Vara Blanca, Costa Rica

Vara Blanca
A vacation in Vara Blanca, located in the heart of Costa Rica, offers excellent access to a number of attractions across the area.
On the 28th (Tue), admire the sheer force of Jardins da Cachoeira de La Paz and then tour the pleasant surroundings at La Paz Waterfall and Peace Lodge Gardens.

To find where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Vara Blanca trip planner.

You can drive from Monteverde to Vara Blanca in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can drive to La Fortuna de San Carlos.

Things to do in Vara Blanca

Parks Nature Wildlife

4
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: contemplate the geological forces at Arenal Volcano, skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour, take in the dramatic scenery at La Fortuna Waterfall, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Arenal Natura Ecological Park.

For maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read La Fortuna de San Carlos online trip builder.

You can drive from Vara Blanca to La Fortuna de San Carlos in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Tortuguero.

Things to do in La Fortuna de San Carlos

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Arenal Volcano
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Arenal Volcano
Arenal Volcano
Tabacon Hot Springs ©
Tabacon Hot Springs

1
night
Tortuguero, Costa Rica

Tortuguero ©
One of Costa Rica's least accessible destinations, Tortuguero sits within an eponymous national park and remains accessible only by plane or boat.
On the 3rd (Sun), see the interesting displays at Sea Turtle Conservancy and then explore the striking landscape of Tortuguero National Park.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Tortuguero trip maker app.

Traveling by car from La Fortuna de San Carlos to Tortuguero takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In May, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to travel to San Salvador.

Things to do in Tortuguero

Parks Nature Museums
Highlights from your plan
Tortuguero National Park ©
Tortuguero National Park
Sea Turtle Conservancy ©
Sea Turtle Conservancy

4
nights
San Salvador, El Salvador

San Salvador ©
The country's capital, San Salvador sits in a scenic position surrounded by impressive volcanoes.
San Salvador is known for historic sites, nature, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia El Rosario, explore the world behind art at Museo de Arte de El Salvador, examine the collection at Monseñor Romero Center, and identify plant and animal life at Cinquera Rain Forest Park.

For ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the San Salvador online tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Tortuguero to San Salvador takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Antigua.

Things to do in San Salvador

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Iglesia El Rosario ©
Iglesia El Rosario
Joya de Ceren Archaeological Park
Joya de Ceren Archaeological Park

3
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.
Step out of Antigua with an excursion to Catedral Metropolitana in Guatemala City--about 1 hour away. And it doesn't end there: get impressive views of Volcán Pacaya, admire the masterpieces at Casa Santo Domingo Museums, don't miss a visit to Cerro de la Cruz, and delve into the distant past at Convento de las Capuchinas.

To find ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Antigua travel planner.

You can drive from San Salvador to Antigua in 4 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In May, Antigua is little chillier than San Salvador - with highs of °C and lows of °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can travel to San Pedro.

Things to do in Antigua

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Catedral Metropolitana
Highlights from your plan
Iglesia de La Merced ©
Iglesia de La Merced
Volcán Pacaya ©
Volcán Pacaya
Casa Santo Domingo Museums ©
Casa Santo Domingo Museums

4
nights
San Pedro, Belize

San Pedro ©
San Pedro evolved from small fishing village and now represents one of the most visited locations in Belize.
San Pedro is known for wildlife, adventure, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the gorgeous colors at Hol Chan Marine Reserve, stroll through Mexico Rocks, cross one thing off your bucket list with a skydiving experience, and take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see reviews, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the San Pedro tour planner.

Getting from Antigua to San Pedro by flight takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi, bus, and ferry; or do a combination of shuttle, bus, and ferry. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Antigua in May; daily highs in San Pedro reach °C and lows reach °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) to allow time to travel to San Ignacio.

Things to do in San Pedro

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

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

3
nights
San Ignacio, Belize

San Ignacio ©
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near San Ignacio: Belmopan (Guanacaste National Park & Blue Hole National Park). There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Xunantunich Mayan Ruins, explore the world behind art at Tanah Mayan Art Museum, stop by Kaj Expressions, and stroll through Green Iguana Conservation Project.

For maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read San Ignacio attractions planner.

You can fly from San Pedro to San Ignacio in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Belize City.

Things to do in San Ignacio

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Belmopan, Cayo, Tanah Mayan Art Museum
Highlights from your plan
ATM Cave Belize- Actun Tunichil Muknal ©
ATM Cave Belize- Actun Tunichil Muknal
Blue Hole National Park ©
Blue Hole National Park
Xunantunich Mayan Ruins ©
Xunantunich Mayan Ruins

2
nights
Belize City, Belize

Belize City ©
Belize's biggest urban center, Belize City is a culturally diverse seaside destination.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Mon): relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, thenlearn about wildlife with up-close encounters at The Belize Zoo, and then see the interesting displays at Orchid Garden Eco-Village Museum Belize. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Museum of Belize, thenstop by Moho Chocolate, thentour the pleasant surroundings at Community Baboon Sanctuary Visitor Center and Museum, and finally make a trip to The Belize Sign Monument.

To see reviews, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Belize City journey maker website.

Traveling by car from San Ignacio to Belize City takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In May in Belize City, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Roatan.

Things to do in Belize City

Museums Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Community Baboon Sanctuary Visitor Center and Museum, The Belize Zoo
Highlights from your plan
Museum of Belize ©
Museum of Belize
The Belize Zoo ©
The Belize Zoo
River Rafting & Tubing

4
nights
Roatan, Honduras

The largest of the Bay Islands, Roatan is the most developed and the most popular among its neighbors.
Roatan is known for wildlife, beaches, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: enjoy the sand and surf at Little French Key, enjoy breathtaking views from El Faro, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, and stroll through Mayan Eden.

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

Fly from Belize City to Roatan in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, car, and bus; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In May, daytime highs in Roatan are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Roatan

Outdoors Wildlife Parks
Highlights from your plan
Boat Tours & Water Sports
Little French Key ©
Little French Key
Nature & Wildlife Tours

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