60 days in Central America Itinerary

60 days in Central America Itinerary

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Start: Bristol, United Kingdom
Fly:  16 h
1
Panama City, Panama
— 6 nights
Fly:  7 h
2
Monteverde, Costa Rica
— 4 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
3
La Fortuna de San Carlos, Costa Rica
— 6 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
4
Tortuguero, Costa Rica
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 45 min
5
Vara Blanca, Costa Rica
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 45 min
6
Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica
— 3 nights
Fly:  6 h 15 min
7
San Salvador, El Salvador
— 5 nights
Drive:  4 h
8
Antigua, Guatemala
— 5 nights
Shuttle:  5 h
9
Copan Ruinas, Honduras
— 5 nights
Drive:  8 h 30 min
10
San Ignacio, Belize
— 5 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
11
Hopkins, Belize
— 3 nights
Fly:  2 h
12
San Pedro, Belize
— 5 nights
Fly:  2 h 15 min
13
Roatan, Honduras
— 8 nights
Fly + Train:  14 h 30 min
End: Bristol, United Kingdom

6
nights
Panama City, Panama

Panama City ©
Arguably the most modern of Central American cities, Panama City boasts a shimmering skyline of glass skyscrapers.
Panama City is known for historic sites, shopping, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Panama Canal, wander the streets of Cinta Costera, explore the striking landscape of Soberania National Park, and examine the collection at Biomuseo.

To find photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Panama City online trip maker.

Bristol, UK to Panama City is an approximately 16-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Eastern Standard Time is minus 5 hours. In November, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can travel to Monteverde.

Things to do in Panama City

Parks Historic Sites Nature
Highlights from your plan
Panama Canal ©
Panama Canal
Casco Viejo ©
Casco Viejo
Amador Causeway (Calzada de Amador) ©
Amador Causeway (Calzada de Amador)

4
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.
Monteverde is known for adventure, parks, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll through Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve, admire all the interesting features of Ecological Sanctuary, delve into the lush surroundings at Curi Cancha Reserve, and get to know the resident critters at The Bat Jungle.

To find where to stay, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Monteverde road trip website.

You can fly from Panama City to Monteverde in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Panama City to Monteverde, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to drive to La Fortuna de San Carlos.

Things to do in Monteverde

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve ©
Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve
Zipline
El Trapiche Tour ©
El Trapiche Tour

6
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: witness a stunning natural landmark at Tabacon Hot Springs, take in the views from Mistico Arenal Hanging Bridges Park, get impressive views of Arenal Volcano, and relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

For ratings, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our La Fortuna de San Carlos travel route builder app.

Traveling by car from Monteverde to La Fortuna de San Carlos takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can drive to Tortuguero.

Things to do in La Fortuna de San Carlos

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Arenal Volcano National Park
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Tabacon Hot Springs ©
Tabacon Hot Springs
La Fortuna Waterfall ©
La Fortuna Waterfall

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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Tue): add some adventure to your tour 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.

For photos, maps, reviews, and tourist information, use the Tortuguero vacation planning tool.

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. November in Tortuguero sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Vara Blanca.

Things to do in Tortuguero

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

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): admire the sheer force of La Paz Waterfall and Peace Lodge Gardens and then take in the dramatic scenery at Jardins da Cachoeira de La Paz. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stop by Souvenir Muy Tranquilo, contemplate the geological forces at Poas Volcano, and then relax in the rural setting at Finca Organica.

For photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Vara Blanca trip itinerary website.

You can drive from Tortuguero to Vara Blanca in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to drive to Manuel Antonio.

Things to do in Vara Blanca

Nature Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Souvenir Muy Tranquilo, Finca Organica, Poas Volcano
Highlights from your plan
Poas Volcano
Poas Volcano
Finca  Organica ©
Finca Organica
Souvenir Muy Tranquilo ©
Souvenir Muy Tranquilo

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.
Change things up with a short trip to Rancho La Merced National Wildlife Refuge in Uvita (about 1h 5 min away). Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Playa Manuel Antonio, see Off-Road Tours, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, and relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

To see other places to visit, maps, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Manuel Antonio route tool.

Getting from Vara Blanca to Manuel Antonio by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to travel to San Salvador.

Things to do in Manuel Antonio

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Quepos, Rancho La Merced National Wildlife Refuge
Highlights from your plan
Playa Manuel Antonio ©
Playa Manuel Antonio
River Rafting & Tubing
Rancho La Merced National Wildlife Refuge ©

5
nights
San Salvador, El Salvador

San Salvador ©
The country's capital, San Salvador sits in a scenic position surrounded by impressive volcanoes.
Step out of San Salvador with an excursion to El Imposible National Park in Ahuachapan--about 1h 40 min away. Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Cinquera Rain Forest Park, have fun and explore at Tin Marin Children's Museum, get your game on at Galaxy Bowling, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Catedral Metropolitana.

To see photos, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, use the San Salvador travel route planner.

Traveling by flight from Manuel Antonio to San Salvador takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In December, daytime highs in San Salvador are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Antigua.

Things to do in San Salvador

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trip

El Imposible National Park
Highlights from your plan
Iglesia El Rosario ©
Iglesia El Rosario
Cinquera Rain Forest Park ©
Cinquera Rain Forest Park
El Imposible National Park ©
El Imposible National Park

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Antigua side-trips: Guatemala City (Quauhquechollan, La Aurora Zoo, &more). The adventure continues: contemplate the geological forces at Volcán Pacaya, pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia de La Merced, don't miss a visit to Cerro de la Cruz, and delve into the distant past at Arco de Santa Catalina.

For photos and tourist information, go to the Antigua tour itinerary planner.

Getting from San Salvador to Antigua by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from San Salvador in December; daily highs in Antigua reach 27°C and lows reach 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to catch the shuttle to Copan Ruinas.

Things to do in Antigua

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

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

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, steep yourself in history at Sitio Arqueologico Rastrojon, see where the action happens at Mayan Ball Court, and relax in the rural setting at Finca el Cisne.

To find reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Copan Ruinas online trip builder.

Traveling by shuttle from Antigua to Copan Ruinas takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Antigua in December, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 20°C in Copan Ruinas. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to San Ignacio.

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
Luna Jaguar Hot Spring ©
Luna Jaguar Hot Spring
Mayan Ball Court ©
Mayan Ball Court

5
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.
Explore San Ignacio's surroundings by going to Rio On Pools (in Augustine), Blue Hole National Park (in Belmopan) and The Belize Zoo (in La Democracia). Next up on the itinerary: Head underground at ATM Cave Belize- Actun Tunichil Muknal, stop by The Orange Gallery, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, and steep yourself in history at Xunantunich Mayan Ruins.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the San Ignacio attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Copan Ruinas to San Ignacio takes 8.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Hopkins.

Things to do in San Ignacio

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Cayo, Tanah Mayan Art Museum, House of Culture, Rio On Pools, Blue Hole National Park
Highlights from your plan
ATM Cave Belize- Actun Tunichil Muknal ©
ATM Cave Belize- Actun Tunichil Muknal
The Belize Zoo ©
The Belize Zoo
Xunantunich Mayan Ruins ©
Xunantunich Mayan Ruins

3
nights
Hopkins, Belize

Hopkins ©
Advertised as the "Friendliest Village in Belize," Hopkins remains a small fishing settlement on a stretch of golden coastline that offers plenty of modern amenities.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Hopkins: Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Preserve (in Dangriga) and Placencia (Lola Art Studio, Laughing Bird Caye National Park, &more). And it doesn't end there: see the vivid underwater world at Glover's Reef Marine Reserve, skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour, and hike along Outback Trails.

To find reviews, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Hopkins road trip website.

You can drive from San Ignacio to Hopkins in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. December in Hopkins sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to San Pedro.

Things to do in Hopkins

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

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

5
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: tour the pleasant surroundings at Hol Chan Marine Reserve, see the vivid underwater world at Shark Ray Alley, see the interesting displays at Ambergris Museum & Cultural Center, and soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers.

To see traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the San Pedro trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Hopkins to San Pedro takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or take a shuttle. In December, daytime highs in San Pedro are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Roatan.

Things to do in San Pedro

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trip

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

8
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: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, get outside with Outdoor Activities, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Manawakie Park, and browse the different shops at Diamonds International.

To find ratings, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read our Roatan holiday planner.

You can fly from San Pedro to Roatan in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, car, and bus; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in January, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Roatan

Outdoors Parks Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Boat Tours & Water Sports
Little French Key ©
Little French Key
Roatan Island Brewing Co. ©
Roatan Island Brewing Co.

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