49 days in Central America Itinerary

49 days in Central America Itinerary

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Start: Cluj-Napoca, Romania
Fly:  26 h
1
Roatan, Honduras
— 4 nights
Fly:  2 h 15 min
2
San Pedro, Belize
— 3 nights
Fly:  2 h 45 min
3
Placencia, Belize
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
4
San Ignacio, Belize
— 3 nights
Drive:  5 h 15 min
5
Flores, Guatemala
— 1 night
Fly:  2 h 45 min
6
Guatemala City, Guatemala
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h
7
Antigua, Guatemala
— 3 nights
Shuttle:  5 h
8
Copan Ruinas, Honduras
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h 30 min
9
Tegucigalpa, Honduras
— 2 nights
Drive:  9 h 30 min
10
Managua, Nicaragua
— 2 nights
Drive:  9 h 45 min
11
La Fortuna de San Carlos, Costa Rica
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
12
Monteverde, Costa Rica
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
13
San Jose, Costa Rica
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h
14
Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h 45 min
15
Carate, Costa Rica
— 2 nights
Drive:  12 h 15 min
16
Panama City, Panama
— 4 nights
Fly:  30 h
End: Cluj-Napoca, Romania

4
nights
Roatan, Honduras

Roatan ©
The largest of the Bay Islands, Roatan is the most developed and the most popular among its neighbors.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Blue Planet Divers as well as Tabyana Beach. And it doesn't end there: kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, examine the collection at Roatan Underwater Museum, and kick back and relax at West Bay Beach.

To see photos, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Roatan sightseeing planner.

Cluj-Napoca, Romania to Roatan is an approximately 25-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Cluj-Napoca to Roatan is minus 8 hours. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Cluj-Napoca in July; daily highs in Roatan reach 37°C and lows reach 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to San Pedro.

Things to do in Roatan

Outdoors Parks Tours
Highlights from your plan
Little French Key ©
Little French Key
Zipline
Scuba & Snorkeling

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Reef Runner Glass Bottom Boat as well as Shark Ray Alley. Start off your visit on the 20th (Sat): explore the gorgeous colors at Hol Chan Marine Reserve. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Shark Ray Alley and then take a tour by water with Reef Runner Glass Bottom Boat.

Planning San Pedro trip won't be overwheling when you use's Insprock itinerary maker.

You can fly from Roatan to San Pedro in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, bus, and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In July, daytime highs in San Pedro are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to travel to Placencia.

Things to do in San Pedro

Parks Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

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

3
nights
Placencia, Belize

Placencia ©
Once a humble fishing village, Placencia has been transformed into a leading tourist destination, with its focus primarily on outdoor activity and natural exploration.
Get out of town with these interesting Placencia side-trips: Glover's Reef Marine Reserve (in Hopkins) and Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Preserve (in Dangriga). Next up on the itinerary: head off the coast to Laughing Bird Caye National Park.

To find other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Placencia trip tool.

You can fly from San Pedro to Placencia in 3 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or do a combination of ferry, car, and bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to San Ignacio.

Things to do in Placencia

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Glover's Reef Marine Reserve, Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Preserve
Highlights from your plan
Laughing Bird Caye National Park ©
Laughing Bird Caye National Park
Glover's Reef Marine Reserve ©
Glover's Reef Marine Reserve
Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Preserve ©
Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Preserve

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.
Go for a jaunt from San Ignacio to Augustine to see Rio On Pools about 56 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: Head underground at Barton Creek Cave, take in the exciting artwork at Sak Tunich Art Gallery, contemplate the long history of Xunantunich Mayan Ruins, and explore the ancient world of Cahal Pech Mayan Ruins & Museum.

For more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the San Ignacio tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Placencia to San Ignacio in 3.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to travel to Flores.

Things to do in San Ignacio

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Cayo, Sak Tunich Art Gallery, Rio On Pools
Highlights from your plan
Xunantunich Mayan Ruins ©
Xunantunich Mayan Ruins
Barton Creek Cave ©
Barton Creek Cave
Cahal Pech Mayan Ruins & Museum ©
Cahal Pech Mayan Ruins & Museum

1
night
Flores, Guatemala

Flores ©
An island town, capital of the landlocked region of Peten, attractive Flores features pleasant architecture that complements the shimmering appearance of the surrounding lake.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sun): look for all kinds of wild species at Ixpanpajul Nature Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Mon): admire nature's wide array of creatures at Petencito Zoo.

Before you visit Flores, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

You can drive from San Ignacio to Flores in 2 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 26°C. On the 29th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Guatemala City.

Things to do in Flores

Parks Wildlife Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
Ixpanpajul Nature Park ©
Ixpanpajul Nature Park
Petencito Zoo ©
Petencito Zoo

2
nights
Guatemala City, Guatemala

Guatemala City ©
The largest city in Central America and the country's capital, Guatemala City contains historic sights and modern businesses.
On the 30th (Tue), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Catedral Metropolitana, thenmeet the residents at La Aurora Zoo, and then find something for the whole family at Mundo Petapa Irtra. Keep things going the next day: learn more about the world around you at Museo Popol Vuh, examine the collection at Museo Ixchel del Traje Indigena, browse the different shops at Paseo Cayala, thensteep yourself in history at Palacio Nacional, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of La Merced.

For maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Guatemala City road trip planning website.

Fly from Flores to Guatemala City in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Flores in July; daily highs in Guatemala City reach 29°C and lows reach 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) so you can go by car to Antigua.

Things to do in Guatemala City

Museums Theme Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Palacio Nacional ©
Palacio Nacional
La Aurora Zoo ©
La Aurora Zoo
Museo Ixchel del Traje Indigena ©
Museo Ixchel del Traje Indigena

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.
Antigua is known for historic sites, museums, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the geological forces at Volcán Pacaya, explore the ancient world of Arco de Santa Catalina, explore the world behind art at Casa Santo Domingo Museums, and make a trip to The Plaza Central Park.

To see more things to do, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Antigua online day trip planner.

You can drive from Guatemala City to Antigua in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. July in Antigua sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to take a shuttle to Copan Ruinas.

Things to do in Antigua

Historic Sites Parks 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

2
nights
Copan Ruinas, Honduras

Copan Ruinas ©
The colorful, cultural town of Copan boasts attractions old and new, manmade and natural.
On the 4th (Sun), witness a stunning natural landmark at Luna Jaguar Hot Spring, stroll through Macaw Mountain Bird Park & Nature Reserve, and then delve into the distant past at Copan Ruinas. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Hieroglyphic Stairway, examine the collection at Sculpture Museum, and then relax in the rural setting at Finca el Cisne.

To see reviews, ratings, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Copan Ruinas online trip builder.

You can take a shuttle from Antigua to Copan Ruinas in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Antigua in August, with highs in Copan Ruinas at 34°C and lows at 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can travel to Tegucigalpa.

Things to do in Copan Ruinas

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Macaw Mountain Bird Park & Nature Reserve ©
Copan Ruinas ©
Copan Ruinas
Luna Jaguar Hot Spring ©
Luna Jaguar Hot Spring

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.
Spend the 7th (Wed) exploring nature at Parque Nacional La Tigra. And it doesn't end there: walk around Naciones Unidas El Picacho Park, wander the streets of Parque Central, and see the interesting displays at Museo para la Identidad Nacional.

To see reviews, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Tegucigalpa travel route site.

You can fly from Copan Ruinas to Tegucigalpa in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or drive. In August, daily temperatures in Tegucigalpa can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. On the 8th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Managua.

Things to do in Tegucigalpa

Parks Nature Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Naciones Unidas El Picacho Park ©
Naciones Unidas El Picacho Park
Museo para la Identidad Nacional ©
Museo para la Identidad Nacional
Parque Nacional La Tigra ©
Parque Nacional La Tigra

2
nights
Managua, Nicaragua

Managua ©
Nicaragua's largest and capital city, Managua remains relatively unknown as a tourist destination, though it boasts a scenic location on the southwestern shore of the Xolotlan Lake.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Managua: Apoyo (in La Laguna de Apoyo) and Granada (Iglesia de La Merced, Catedral de Granada, &more). There's more to do: make a trip to Puerto Salvador Allende and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santiago of Managua Cathedral.

You can plan Managua trip in no time by asking Inspirock to help create your itinerary.

Drive from Tegucigalpa to Managua in 6.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Sun) to allow time for travel to La Fortuna de San Carlos.

Things to do in Managua

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trips

Granada, Apoyo
Highlights from your plan
ChocoMuseo Granada ©
ChocoMuseo Granada
Apoyo
Apoyo
Iglesia de La Merced ©
Iglesia de La Merced

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: soothe aching muscles at Tabacon Hot Springs, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Arenal, get interesting insight from Tours, and take in the dramatic scenery at La Fortuna Waterfall.

For maps, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the La Fortuna de San Carlos itinerary maker website.

Traveling by car from Managua to La Fortuna de San Carlos takes 6 hours. On the 15th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Monteverde.

Things to do in La Fortuna de San Carlos

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

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 15th (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve and then meet the residents at The Bat Jungle. On your second day here, kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Curi Cancha Reserve.

To find more things to do, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read Monteverde travel planning app.

Drive from La Fortuna de San Carlos to Monteverde in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to drive to San Jose.

Things to do in Monteverde

Parks Wildlife Adventure
Highlights from your plan
Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve ©
Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve
Zipline
Curi Cancha Reserve ©
Curi Cancha Reserve

3
nights
San Jose, Costa Rica

San Jose
A trip to San Jose, the capital, commercial center, and cultural hub of Costa Rica, gives you a chance to experience the lively atmosphere and rich cultural past of this vibrant country.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around San Jose: Poas Volcano (in Poas Volcano National Park) and Jardins da Cachoeira de La Paz (in Vara Blanca). There's still lots to do: take an in-depth tour of Museo Nacional De Costa Rica, examine the collection at Pre-Columbian Gold Museum, and view the masterpieces at Galeria Namu.

To find ratings, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read San Jose trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Monteverde to San Jose takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in San Jose can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can go by car to Manuel Antonio.

Things to do in San Jose

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Poas Volcano, Jardins da Cachoeira de La Paz
Highlights from your plan
Poas Volcano
Poas Volcano
Museo Nacional De Costa Rica ©
Museo Nacional De Costa Rica
Galeria Namu ©
Galeria Namu

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.
On the 21st (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Biesanz and then enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Manuel Antonio.

For where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Manuel Antonio trip planner.

Drive from San Jose to Manuel Antonio in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a shuttle. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can travel to Carate.

Things to do in Manuel Antonio

Beaches Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Playa Manuel Antonio ©
Playa Manuel Antonio
Playa Biesanz ©
Playa Biesanz

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nights
Carate, Costa Rica

Carate ©
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Carate: Puerto Jimenez (Golfo Dulce & Escondido Trex).

To see where to stay, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Carate holiday planner.

You can drive from Manuel Antonio to Carate in 5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to travel to Panama City.

Things to do in Carate

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

Puerto Jimenez
Highlights from your plan
Golfo Dulce ©
Golfo Dulce

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 the numerous day-trip ideas around Panama City: Colon (Fort San Lorenzo & Gatun Locks). There's much more to do: make a trip to Panama Canal, wander the streets of Cinta Costera, get to know the fascinating history of Casco Viejo, and explore the striking landscape of Metropolitan National Park.

To see ratings, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read Panama City trip planner.

You can drive from Carate to Panama City in 10 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Carate to Panama City. In August in Panama City, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 29°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Panama City

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks

Side Trip

Colon
Highlights from your plan
Panama Canal ©
Panama Canal
Casco Viejo ©
Casco Viejo
Soberania National Park ©
Soberania National Park

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