60 days in Central America Itinerary

60 days in Central America Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Central America tour planner

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Panama City, Panama
— 6 nights
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Monteverde, Costa Rica
— 4 nights
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La Fortuna de San Carlos, Costa Rica
— 6 nights
Drive
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Tortuguero, Costa Rica
— 1 night
Drive
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Vara Blanca, Costa Rica
— 2 nights
Drive
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Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica
— 3 nights
Fly
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San Salvador, El Salvador
— 5 nights
Fly
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Antigua, Guatemala
— 5 nights
Shuttle
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Copan Ruinas, Honduras
— 5 nights
Drive
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San Ignacio, Belize
— 5 nights
Drive
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Hopkins, Belize
— 3 nights
Fly
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San Pedro, Belize
— 5 nights
Fly
13
Roatan, Honduras
— 8 nights
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Panama City, Panama

— 6 nights

Dubai of Latin America

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 trip includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Panama Canal, get outside with Ancon Hill, take an in-depth tour of Museo del Canal Interoceanico de Panama, and visit Cinta Costera.

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 15.5-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 catch the flight to Monteverde.

Things to do in Panama City

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Neighborhoods

Monteverde, Costa Rica

— 4 nights
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 trip includes some of its best attractions: tour the pleasant surroundings at Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve, admire all the interesting features of Ecological Sanctuary, take a peaceful walk through Curi Cancha Reserve, and experience rural life at Hidden Valley Permaculture Farm.

To find photos, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Monteverde road trip planner.

Getting from Panama City to Monteverde by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: 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. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can drive to La Fortuna de San Carlos.

Things to do in Monteverde

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Tours

La Fortuna de San Carlos, Costa Rica

— 6 nights
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 trip 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 bus. 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 · Outdoors

Side Trip

Tortuguero, Costa Rica

— 1 night

Costa Rica's Amazon

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 1st (Tue), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Tortuguero National Park and then get a new perspective on nature at Sea Turtle Conservancy.

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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 November in Tortuguero, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can drive to Vara Blanca.

Things to do in Tortuguero

Nature · Parks · Museums

Vara Blanca, Costa Rica

— 2 nights
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: get a taste of local nightlife at 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 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, bus, and taxi; or do a combination of ferry, bus, and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to drive to Manuel Antonio.

Things to do in Vara Blanca

Nature · Parks · Wildlife · Nightlife

Side Trips

Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica

— 3 nights
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, stroll around Parque Nahomi, identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, and let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour.

To see where to stay, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Manuel Antonio holiday planner.

Drive from Vara Blanca to Manuel Antonio in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can catch the flight to San Salvador.

Things to do in Manuel Antonio

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

San Salvador, El Salvador

— 5 nights
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 25 min away. There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Cinquera Rain Forest Park, appreciate the history behind The Monunment of Memory and truth, explore the engaging exhibits at Tin Marin Children's Museum, and identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read San Salvador trip itinerary maker.

You can fly from Manuel Antonio to San Salvador in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In December in San Salvador, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) to allow time to fly to Antigua.

Things to do in San Salvador

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trip

Antigua, Guatemala

— 5 nights
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 flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; 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 · Nature

Side Trip

Copan Ruinas, Honduras

— 5 nights
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 trip includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Copan Ruinas, steep yourself in history at Sitio Arqueologico Rastrojon, admire all the interesting features of 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 · Wildlife

Side Trip

San Ignacio, Belize

— 5 nights

Cayo Town

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 Blue Hole National Park (in Belmopan), The Belize Zoo (in La Democracia) and Rio On Pools (in Augustine). Next up on the itinerary: Head underground at ATM Cave Belize- Actun Tunichil Muknal, tour the pleasant surroundings at Green Iguana Conservation Project, 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 · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Hopkins, Belize

— 3 nights
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 fly to San Pedro.

Things to do in Hopkins

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

San Pedro, Belize

— 5 nights
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 trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the gorgeous colors at Hol Chan Marine Reserve, don't miss a visit to Shark Ray Alley, cross one thing off your bucket list with a skydiving experience, 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 do a combination of bus and ferry. 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 · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

Roatan, Honduras

— 8 nights
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 trip includes some of its best attractions: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, get outside with Outdoor Activities, tee off at The Black Pearl Golf Course, and kick back and relax at Little French Key.

To find maps, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Roatan trip builder.

Traveling by flight from San Pedro to Roatan takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, car, and bus; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In January in Roatan, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 24°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Roatan

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Wildlife