60 days in Central America Itinerary

60 days in Central America Itinerary

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Roatan, Honduras
— 6 nights
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San Pedro, Belize
— 6 nights
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Placencia, Belize
— 3 nights
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Tikal National Park, Guatemala
— 1 night
Shuttle to Flores, Fly to Antigua
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Antigua, Guatemala
— 5 nights
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Copan Ruinas, Honduras
— 4 nights
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San Salvador, El Salvador
— 6 nights
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Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica
— 3 nights
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Monteverde, Costa Rica
— 2 nights
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Tamarindo, Costa Rica
— 4 nights
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La Fortuna de San Carlos, Costa Rica
— 6 nights
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San Jose, Costa Rica
— 4 nights
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Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, Costa Rica
— 3 nights
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Panama City, Panama
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Roatan, Honduras

— 6 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, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Manawakie Park, and browse the different shops at Diamonds International.

To find maps, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, use the Roatan day trip planner.

Tel Aviv, Israel to Roatan is an approximately 24.5-hour flight. You can also fly. The time zone difference moving from Israel Standard Time (IST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is minus 8 hours. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Tel Aviv in November: high temperatures in Roatan hover around 34°C and lows are around 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can catch the flight to San Pedro.

Things to do in Roatan

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Beaches

San Pedro, Belize

— 6 nights
San Pedro evolved from small fishing village and now represents one of the most visited locations in Belize.
Get out of town with these interesting San Pedro side-trips: Caye Caulker (The Estuary of Caye Caulker & Red Flower Gallery). Spend the 23rd (Tue) exploring nature at Bacalar Chico National Park and Marine Reserve. The adventure continues: see the vivid underwater world at Hol Chan Marine Reserve, cross one thing off your bucket list with a skydiving experience, shop like a local with Belize Chocolate Company, and make a trip to Shark Ray Alley.

To see traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our San Pedro trip builder.

You can fly from Roatan to San Pedro in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry, bus, and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in November, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can fly to Placencia.

Things to do in San Pedro

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Placencia, Belize

— 3 nights
Once a humble fishing village, Placencia has been transformed into a leading tourist destination, with its focus primarily on outdoor activity and natural exploration.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Placencia: Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Preserve (in Dangriga) and Outback Trails (in Kendal). There's lots more to do: head off the coast to Laughing Bird Caye National Park, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Placencia Fellowship, browse the exhibits of Lola Art Studio, and trot along with a tour on horseback.

To find more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Placencia trip planner.

You can fly from San Pedro to Placencia in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry, car, and bus; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In November, daytime highs in Placencia are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to travel to Tikal National Park.

Things to do in Placencia

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

Tikal National Park, Guatemala

— 1 night
Take a trip to Tikal National Park and discover an ancient city in the thick tropical jungle.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Tue): make a trip to Tikal.

For where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Tikal National Park trip itinerary planning website.

Drive from Placencia to Tikal National Park in 5.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can travel to Antigua.

Things to do in Tikal National Park

Historic Sites
Highlights from your 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 (Palacio Nacional, National Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology, &more). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the geological forces at Volcán Pacaya, make a trip to The Plaza Central Park, take in nature's colorful creations at Caoba Farms, and delve into the distant past at Arco de Santa Catalina.

To find other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Antigua online tour itinerary maker.

Traveling by combination of shuttle and flight from Tikal National Park to Antigua takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. In November, daily temperatures in Antigua can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to take a shuttle to Copan Ruinas.

Things to do in Antigua

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trip

Copan Ruinas, Honduras

— 4 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, don't miss a visit to Sitio Arqueologico Rastrojon, admire all the interesting features of Hieroglyphic Stairway, and browse the exhibits of Museo de Arqueologia.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Copan Ruinas online trip planner.

Take a shuttle from Antigua to Copan Ruinas in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Antigua in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Copan Ruinas, with lows of 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can go by car to San Salvador.

Things to do in Copan Ruinas

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

San Salvador, El Salvador

— 6 nights
The country's capital, San Salvador sits in a scenic position surrounded by impressive volcanoes.
Venture out of the city with trips to Santa Ana (Santa Ana Volcano & Izalco Volcano) and El Imposible National Park (in Ahuachapan). Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Cinquera Rain Forest Park, see the interesting displays at Museo Nacional de Antropología Dr. David J. Guzman, pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia El Rosario, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Catedral Metropolitana.

To find maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our San Salvador travel route builder app.

Drive from Copan Ruinas to San Salvador in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus. Traveling from Copan Ruinas in December, you will find days in San Salvador are a bit warmer (36°C), and nights are about the same (22°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to fly to Manuel Antonio.

Things to do in San Salvador

Parks · Nature · Museums · Wildlife

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.
Explore Manuel Antonio's surroundings by going to Zipline (in Jaco) and Rancho La Merced National Wildlife Refuge (in Uvita). Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Playa Manuel Antonio, walk around Parque Nahomi, see Off-Road Tours, and head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

To see maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Manuel Antonio online visit planner.

Traveling by flight from San Salvador to Manuel Antonio takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Monteverde.

Things to do in Manuel Antonio

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Adventure

Side Trips

Monteverde, Costa Rica

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sun): stop by Monteverde Hummingbird Gallery and then stroll through Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve. On the 20th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: relax and rejuvenate at Monteverde Massage, then kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, and then explore and take pictures at Ecological Sanctuary.

To find reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Monteverde trip planner.

You can drive from Manuel Antonio to Monteverde in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. December in Monteverde sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 32°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Tamarindo.

Things to do in Monteverde

Wildlife · Parks · Adventure · Tours

Tamarindo, Costa Rica

— 4 nights
Surfing remains the main reason to take a trip to Tamarindo, as the beachside town is mostly known for its excellent waves.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Tamarindo: Playa Conchal (in Playa Conchal), Area de Conservacion Guanacaste (Hacienda El Viejo Wetlands & Four Seasons Golf Club) and Tio Leo Coffee Tour,a real cultural experience (in Liberia). There's lots more to do: get in on the family fun at Black Stallion Eco Park & Estates, stroll through Monkey Park, see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and wander the wide-open spaces of Pura Aventura.

To find reviews, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Tamarindo vacation planning site.

You can drive from Monteverde to Tamarindo in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a shuttle. In December, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 32°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can go by car to La Fortuna de San Carlos.

Things to do in Tamarindo

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Beaches

Side Trips

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: take in the natural beauty of Tabacon Hot Springs, take in the dramatic scenery at La Fortuna Waterfall, skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour, and explore the striking landscape of Arenal Volcano.

To see ratings, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, use the La Fortuna de San Carlos trip itinerary website.

You can drive from Tamarindo to La Fortuna de San Carlos in 4 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) to allow time to take a shuttle to San Jose.

Things to do in La Fortuna de San Carlos

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trip

San Jose, Costa Rica

— 4 nights
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: Jardin Botanico Lankester (in Cartago), Rescate Wildlife Rescue Center (in Alajuela) and ZENfit 506 (in San Rafael de Escazu). There's lots more to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Jardins da Cachoeira de La Paz, explore the galleries of Galeria Namu, take a memorable drive along Top Travel Costa Rica, and join in the after-dark buzz at Carpe Chepe.

To see maps, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, use the San Jose online journey planner.

You can take a shuttle from La Fortuna de San Carlos to San Jose in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in December, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can drive to Puerto Viejo de Talamanca.

Things to do in San Jose

Tours · Parks · Museums · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, Costa Rica

— 3 nights

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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 trip includes some of its best attractions: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, stroll through Tarantulas Way, take in the dramatic scenery at Cataratas Bribri Talamanca, and kick back and relax at Playa Puerto Viejo.

To see reviews, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Puerto Viejo de Talamanca journey tool.

Traveling by car from San Jose to Puerto Viejo de Talamanca takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a shuttle. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to travel to Panama City.

Things to do in Puerto Viejo de Talamanca

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Panama City, Panama

— 5 nights

Dubai of Latin America

Arguably the most modern of Central American cities, Panama City boasts a shimmering skyline of glass skyscrapers.
Take a break from Panama City with a short trip to Gatun Locks in Colon, about 1h 40 min away. There's lots more to do: make a trip to Panama Canal, get engrossed in the history at Museo del Canal Interoceanico de Panama, examine the collection at Centro de Interpretacion de Ciudad del Saber, and take a stroll through Cinta Costera.

To find photos, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Panama City day trip app.

Do a combination of bus, car, and flight from Puerto Viejo de Talamanca to Panama City in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or drive; or do a combination of car and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Puerto Viejo de Talamanca to Panama City is 1 hour. January in Panama City sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Panama City

Nature · Parks · Neighborhoods · Museums

Side Trip