50 days in Central America Itinerary

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Monteverde, Costa Rica
— 3 nights
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Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica
— 5 nights
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Tortuguero, Costa Rica
— 1 night
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Vara Blanca, Costa Rica
— 1 night
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La Fortuna de San Carlos, Costa Rica
— 7 nights
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Panama City, Panama
— 5 nights
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San Salvador, El Salvador
— 6 nights
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Antigua, Guatemala
— 5 nights
Fly to Flores, Shuttle to Tikal National Park
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Tikal National Park, Guatemala
— 1 night
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Belmopan, Belize
— 2 nights
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San Pedro, Belize
— 6 nights
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Roatan, Honduras
— 6 nights
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Monteverde, Costa Rica — 3 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, snap pictures at Santa Elena Skywalk, admire nature's wide array of creatures at The Bat Jungle, and indulge in some personalized pampering at Monteverde Karmen'Massage.

For more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Monteverde trip site.

Glasgow, UK to Monteverde is an approximately 18.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Central Standard Time is minus 6 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) to allow time to drive to Manuel Antonio.
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Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica — 5 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 these side-trips from Manuel Antonio: Horseback Riding Tours (in Esterillos Este), Dominical (Mama Toucan's Natural and Organic Food Store & Alturas Wildlife Sanctuary) and Jaco (Royal Butterflies, Canyoning & Rappelling Tours, &more). And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Playa Manuel Antonio, see Off-Road Tours, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area.

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Traveling by car from Monteverde to Manuel Antonio takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Tortuguero.
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sun): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Tortuguero National Park.

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Traveling by car from Manuel Antonio to Tortuguero takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In May, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can drive to Vara Blanca.
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Vara Blanca, Costa Rica — 1 night

A vacation in Vara Blanca, located in the heart of Costa Rica, offers excellent access to a number of attractions across the area.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at La Paz Waterfall and Peace Lodge Gardens and then take in the dramatic scenery at Jardins da Cachoeira de La Paz.

For where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Vara Blanca trip itinerary maker app.

Traveling by car from Tortuguero to Vara Blanca takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, bus, and taxi; or do a combination of ferry, bus, and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can drive to La Fortuna de San Carlos.
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La Fortuna de San Carlos, Costa Rica — 7 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: contemplate the geological forces at Arenal Volcano, explore the activities along Lake Arenal, witness a stunning natural landmark at Tabacon Hot Springs, and stroll through La Fortuna Waterfall.

To find more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our La Fortuna de San Carlos online trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Vara Blanca to La Fortuna de San Carlos in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) to allow time to fly to Panama City.
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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.
Panama City is known for sightseeing, historic sites, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: appreciate the extensive heritage of Casco Viejo, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Soberania National Park, get great views at Ancon Hill, and take an in-depth tour of Museo del Canal Interoceanico de Panama.

To see photos, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Panama City trip planning app.

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. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from La Fortuna de San Carlos to Panama City due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in May, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to San Salvador.
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San Salvador, El Salvador — 6 nights

The country's capital, San Salvador sits in a scenic position surrounded by impressive volcanoes.
San Salvador is known for historic sites, sightseeing, and nature. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia El Rosario, stop by Mercado Nacional de Artesanias, look for all kinds of wild species at Cinquera Rain Forest Park, and see the interesting displays at Museo Nacional de Antropología Dr. David J. Guzman.

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You can fly from Panama City to San Salvador in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Panama City to San Salvador due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Panama City in May, San Salvador is little chillier at night with lows of 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Antigua.
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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 (La Merced, La Aurora Zoo, &more). There's lots more to do: get impressive views of Volcán Pacaya, pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia de La Merced, explore the ancient world of Convento de las Capuchinas, and look for gifts at Jades Imperio Maya.

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You can fly from San Salvador to Antigua in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from San Salvador in May, things will get little chillier in Antigua: highs are around 31°C and lows about 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) to allow time to travel to Tikal National Park.
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Tikal National Park, Guatemala — 1 night

Take a trip to Tikal National Park and discover an ancient city in the thick tropical jungle.
On the 1st (Thu), make a trip to Tikal.

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You can do a combination of flight and shuttle from Antigua to Tikal National Park in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) so you can drive to Belmopan.
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Belmopan, Belize — 2 nights

Garden City

Nicknamed the "Garden City" thanks to its planned urban parklands, Belmopan serves as the capital of Belize and a launching point for tours of nearby caves and Mayan ruins.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): explore the fascinating underground world of ATM Cave Belize- Actun Tunichil Muknal and then indulge in some personalized pampering at Garden Oasis Day Spa. On the next day, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Blue Hole National Park and then get to know the resident critters at The Belize Zoo.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, use the Belmopan trip planner.

You can drive from Tikal National Park to Belmopan in 3 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to fly to San Pedro.
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San Pedro, Belize — 6 nights

San Pedro evolved from small fishing village and now represents one of the most visited locations in Belize.
Spend the 6th (Tue) exploring nature at Bacalar Chico National Park and Marine Reserve. And it doesn't end there: explore the gorgeous colors at Hol Chan Marine Reserve, laugh and play at Secret Beach Waterpark, take a memorable excursion with Day Trips, and cross one thing off your bucket list with a skydiving experience.

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Getting from Belmopan to San Pedro by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and ferry. June in San Pedro sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 30°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to fly to Roatan.
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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: identify plant and animal life at Infinity Divers Aqua Center, get outside with Sunyata Charters, tour the pleasant surroundings at Little French Key, and walk around Gumbalimba Park.

To find ratings, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Roatan travel route app.

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 June in Roatan, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 28°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight back home.
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