59 days in Central America Itinerary

59 days in Central America Itinerary

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Start: Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Fly:  15 h 15 min
1
Roatan, Honduras
— 7 nights
Fly:  6 h
2
Copan Ruinas, Honduras
— 5 nights
Shuttle:  5 h
3
Antigua, Guatemala
— 5 nights
Drive:  4 h
4
San Salvador, El Salvador
— 6 nights
Fly:  6 h 15 min
5
Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica
— 5 nights
Drive:  4 h 15 min
6
Drake Bay, Costa Rica
— 3 nights
Drive:  7 h 45 min
7
Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, Costa Rica
— 4 nights
Drive:  4 h
8
Tortuguero, Costa Rica
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 15 min
9
La Fortuna de San Carlos, Costa Rica
— 7 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
10
Monteverde, Costa Rica
— 5 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
11
Tamarindo, Costa Rica
— 5 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
12
Playas del Coco, Costa Rica
— 4 nights
Fly:  17 h 30 min
End: Edinburgh, United Kingdom

7
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: head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, kick back and relax at West Bay Beach, identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Little French Key.

To find reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Roatan online trip itinerary planner.

Edinburgh, UK to Roatan is an approximately 18-hour flight. You'll gain 6 hours traveling from Edinburgh to Roatan due to the time zone difference. Prepare for much warmer weather when traveling from Edinburgh in February: high temperatures in Roatan hover around 34°C and lows are around 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Copan Ruinas.

Things to do in Roatan

Outdoors Tours Parks
Highlights from your plan
Boat Tours & Water Sports
West Bay Beach ©
West Bay Beach
Zipline

5
nights
Copan Ruinas, Honduras

Copan Ruinas ©
The colorful, cultural town of Copan boasts attractions old and new, manmade and natural.
Copan Ruinas is known for historic sites, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Copan Ruinas, catch a live event at Mayan Ball Court, steep yourself in history at Pyramid over Rosalila Temple, and don't miss a visit to Hieroglyphic Stairway.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Copan Ruinas trip simple and quick.

Traveling by flight from Roatan to Copan Ruinas takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. Traveling from Roatan in February, expect slightly colder with lows of 19°C in Copan Ruinas. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can catch the shuttle to Antigua.

Things to do in Copan Ruinas

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Mayan Ruins of El Puente
Highlights from your plan
Copan Ruinas ©
Copan Ruinas
Mayan Ball Court ©
Mayan Ball Court
Luna Jaguar Hot Spring ©
Luna Jaguar Hot Spring

5
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Antigua: Guatemala City (National Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology, Palacio Nacional, &more). There's much more to do: contemplate the geological forces at Volcán Pacaya, explore the ancient world of Convento de las Capuchinas, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia de La Merced, and look for gifts at Nim Po't Centro de Textiles Tradicionales.

To see ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Antigua online travel planner.

Take a shuttle from Copan Ruinas to Antigua in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Copan Ruinas in February, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Antigua, with lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to drive to San Salvador.

Things to do in Antigua

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Guatemala City
Highlights from your plan
Volcán Pacaya ©
Volcán Pacaya
Casa Santo Domingo Museums ©
Casa Santo Domingo Museums
Cerro de la Cruz ©
Cerro de la Cruz

6
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: delve into the distant past at Joya de Ceren Archaeological Park, explore the engaging exhibits at Tin Marin Children's Museum, explore the activities along Lake Ilopango, and explore the wealth of natural beauty at Parque Nacional El Boqueron.

For photos, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the San Salvador trip builder tool.

Traveling by car from Antigua to San Salvador takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Antigua in February, expect San Salvador to be somewhat warmer, temps between 38°C and 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can travel to Manuel Antonio.

Things to do in San Salvador

Parks Museums Nature
Highlights from your plan
Parque Nacional El Boqueron ©
Parque Nacional El Boqueron
Joya de Ceren Archaeological Park
Joya de Ceren Archaeological Park
Cinquera Rain Forest Park ©
Cinquera Rain Forest Park

5
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 out of town with these interesting Manuel Antonio side-trips: Birding Spots Manuel Antonio (in Quepos), Jaco (Canyoning & Rappelling Tours, Zipline, &more) and Horseback Riding Tours (in Esterillos Este). And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Manuel Antonio, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, see Off-Road Tours, and get interesting insight from Tours.

To see photos, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Manuel Antonio route planner.

Getting from San Salvador to Manuel Antonio by flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Drake Bay.

Things to do in Manuel Antonio

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

Jaco, Quepos, Horseback Riding Tours
Highlights from your plan
Playa Manuel Antonio ©
Playa Manuel Antonio
Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
Manuel Antonio National Park ©
Manuel Antonio National Park

3
nights
Drake Bay, Costa Rica

Drake Bay ©
Spend a day of island exploring on the 2nd (Tue) at Cano Island.

To find maps, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read our Drake Bay day trip tool.

Getting from Manuel Antonio to Drake Bay by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and ferry; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Thu) to allow time for the car ride to Puerto Viejo de Talamanca.

Things to do in Drake Bay

Wildlife Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Cano Island ©
Cano Island
Dolphin & Whale Watching

4
nights
Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, Costa Rica

Puerto Viejo de Talamanca offers a wealth of entertainment by the sea, attracting a lively international crowd of revelers while maintaining a bright and breezy coastal charm with a local feel.
Puerto Viejo de Talamanca is known for wildlife, beaches, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Cahuita National Park, admire the natural beauty at Tree of Life Wildlife Rescue Center and Botanical Gardens, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and kick back and relax at Puerto Viejo Beach.

To find photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Puerto Viejo de Talamanca trip itinerary planning app.

You can drive from Drake Bay to Puerto Viejo de Talamanca in 8 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and shuttle; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Tortuguero.

Things to do in Puerto Viejo de Talamanca

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Cahuita, Gandoca - Manzanillo Wildlife Refuge
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Cahuita National Park ©
Cahuita National Park
Puerto Viejo Beach ©
Puerto Viejo Beach

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 9th (Tue), paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, thenexplore the wealth of natural beauty at Tortuguero National Park, and then examine the collection at Sea Turtle Conservancy.

To see more things to do, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Tortuguero trip planner.

You can drive from Puerto Viejo de Talamanca to Tortuguero in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Tortuguero are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) to allow time to drive to La Fortuna de San Carlos.

Things to do in Tortuguero

Nature Parks Adventure
Highlights from your plan
Tortuguero National Park ©
Tortuguero National Park
Sea Turtle Conservancy ©
Sea Turtle Conservancy
Kayaking & Canoeing

7
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.
La Fortuna de San Carlos is known for nature, adventure, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: witness a stunning natural landmark at Tabacon Hot Springs, scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour, trot along with a tour on horseback, and get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour.

To see photos, maps, and tourist information, read La Fortuna de San Carlos online tour itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Tortuguero to La Fortuna de San Carlos takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can drive to Monteverde.

Things to do in La Fortuna de San Carlos

Tours Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Arenal Volcano National Park
Highlights from your plan
La Fortuna Waterfall ©
La Fortuna Waterfall
Tabacon Hot Springs ©
Tabacon Hot Springs
Arenal Volcano
Arenal Volcano

5
nights
Monteverde, Costa Rica

Monteverde is all about natural attractions, not surprising for an eco-tourism hotspot known for its cloud forests and rich diversity of animal life.
Monteverde is known for adventure, parks, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: tour the pleasant surroundings at Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve, kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

To find photos, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Monteverde trip itinerary planner.

Getting from La Fortuna de San Carlos to Monteverde by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a shuttle. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to go by car to Tamarindo.

Things to do in Monteverde

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

5
nights
Tamarindo, Costa Rica

Surfing remains the main reason to take a trip to Tamarindo, as the beachside town is mostly known for its excellent waves.
Explore Tamarindo's surroundings by going to Playa Conchal (Garra de Leon Golf Course & Playa Conchal). Spend the 26th (Fri) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Tamarindo Beach, get in on the family fun at Black Stallion Eco Park & Estates, get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers.

To see ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Tamarindo trip planner.

You can drive from Monteverde to Tamarindo in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Playas del Coco.

Things to do in Tamarindo

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Playa Conchal, Black Stallion Eco Park & Estates, Dolphin & Whale Watching
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Tamarindo Beach ©
Tamarindo Beach
Playa Conchal ©
Playa Conchal

4
nights
Playas del Coco, Costa Rica

Playas del Coco ©
A long-established beach community, Playas del Coco has developed a reputation as a favored spot for young travelers and locals to let loose by the sea.
Explore Playas del Coco's surroundings by going to Liberia (Costa Rica'n Art Craft, Immaculate Church of Concepcion de Maria, &more). Spend the 29th (Mon) exploring nature at Palo Verde National Park. There's much more to do: get impressive views of Rincon de La Vieja National Park, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, have unforgettable encounters with a shark diving experience, and kick back and relax at Playa Hermosa.

To find maps, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read our Playas del Coco online tour planner.

You can drive from Tamarindo to Playas del Coco in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Playas del Coco

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Liberia, Province of Guanacaste, Playa Nacascolo, Playa Hermosa
Highlights from your plan
Tio Leo Coffee Tour ©
Tio Leo Coffee Tour
Palo Verde National Park ©
Palo Verde National Park
Rincon de La Vieja National Park ©
Rincon de La Vieja National Park

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