15 days in Central America Itinerary

15 days in Central America Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Central America sightseeing planner
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San Salvador, El Salvador
— 1 night
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Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica
— 1 night
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La Fortuna de San Carlos, Costa Rica
— 4 nights
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Panama City, Panama
— 2 nights
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San Pedro, Belize
— 2 nights
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Roatan, Honduras
— 4 nights
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San Salvador, El Salvador — 1 night

The country's capital, San Salvador sits in a scenic position surrounded by impressive volcanoes.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia El Rosario and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Catedral Metropolitana. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Wed): identify plant and animal life at Cinquera Rain Forest Park, pause for some photo ops at The Monunment of Memory and truth, then see the interesting displays at Monseñor Romero Center, and finally stop by El Arbol de Dios.

For more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read San Salvador trip planner.

Washington, USA to San Salvador is an approximately 9-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Washington in May, expect San Salvador to be somewhat warmer, temps between 87°F and 70°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Manuel Antonio.
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Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica — 1 night

The rainforest meets the sea at Manuel Antonio National Park, a small but scenic natural preserve on the west coast of Costa Rica.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Manuel Antonio and then identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

For reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Manuel Antonio trip 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. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) to allow time to drive to La Fortuna de San Carlos.
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La Fortuna de San Carlos, Costa Rica — 4 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: relax and rejuvenate at Tabacon Hot Springs, skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour, look for gifts at Galeria Aguas Verdes, and walk around Bogarin Trail.

For traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the La Fortuna de San Carlos trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Manuel Antonio to La Fortuna de San Carlos takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can catch the flight to Panama City.
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Panama City, Panama — 2 nights

Dubai of Latin America

Arguably the most modern of Central American cities, Panama City boasts a shimmering skyline of glass skyscrapers.
On the 30th (Tue), don't miss a visit to Amador Causeway (Calzada de Amador) and then make a trip to Panama Canal. On the 31st (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the striking landscape of Metropolitan National Park and then get to know the fascinating history of Casco Viejo.

To find other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Panama City day trip planning site.

Fly from La Fortuna de San Carlos to Panama City in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from La Fortuna de San Carlos to Panama City is 1 hour. In May in Panama City, expect temperatures between 88°F during the day and 77°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) so you can fly to San Pedro.
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San Pedro, Belize — 2 nights

San Pedro evolved from small fishing village and now represents one of the most visited locations in Belize.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Thu): take in the exciting artwork at The Gallery of San Pedro, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri): take the plunge with a skydiving experience and then explore the gorgeous colors at Hol Chan Marine Reserve.

To see other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our San Pedro trip itinerary builder app.

Traveling by flight from Panama City to San Pedro takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, taxi, and ferry; or do a combination of bus, shuttle, taxi, and ferry. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 88°F in May, and nighttime lows around 78°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can fly to Roatan.
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Roatan, Honduras — 4 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: meet some fierce fish with West Bay Divers, sample the tasty concoctions at Roatan Island Brewing Co., indulge in some personalized pampering at Spa Baan Suerte, and enjoy the sand and surf at Little French Key.

To find maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Roatan trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from San Pedro to Roatan in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, car, and bus; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In June in Roatan, expect temperatures between 89°F during the day and 76°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.
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