60 days in Central America Itinerary

60 days in Central America Itinerary

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Roatan, Honduras
— 7 nights
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San Pedro, Belize
— 6 nights
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Placencia, Belize
— 4 nights
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Belmopan, 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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Granada, Nicaragua
— 2 nights
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La Fortuna de San Carlos, Costa Rica
— 7 nights
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Tortuguero, Costa Rica
— 1 night
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Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica
— 4 nights
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Monteverde, Costa Rica
— 3 nights
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Panama City, Panama
— 6 nights
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Roatan, Honduras — 7 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 Infinity Divers Aqua Center, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Manawakie Eco Nature Park, stroll through Mayan Eden, and sample the tasty concoctions at Roatan Island Brewing Co..

For other places to visit, photos, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Roatan visit planner.

New York City, USA to Roatan is an approximately 10-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Plan for much hotter temperatures traveling from New York City in April, with highs in Roatan at 88°F and lows at 74°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) to allow enough time 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 11th (Fri) exploring nature at Bacalar Chico National Park and Marine Reserve. The adventure continues: see the vivid underwater world at Hol Chan Marine Reserve, enjoy some diversion at Art From The Heart Of Belize, take the plunge with a skydiving experience, and look for gifts at 12 Belize.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our San Pedro trip itinerary builder website.

You can fly from Roatan to San Pedro in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, bus, and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In April in San Pedro, expect temperatures between 88°F during the day and 76°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can fly to Placencia.
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Placencia, Belize — 4 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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Placencia: Glover's Reef Marine Reserve (in Hopkins) and Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Preserve (in Dangriga). There's much more to do: explore the striking landscape of Laughing Bird Caye National Park, tour the pleasant surroundings at Mesoamerican Reef (Belize Barrier Reef), take in the exciting artwork at Lola Art Studio, and experience rural life at Bunches of Fun Banana Farm Tours.

To find maps, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Placencia sightseeing website.

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 April in Placencia, expect temperatures between 89°F during the day and 73°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to fly to Belmopan.
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Belmopan, Belize — 3 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.
Get out of town with these interesting Belmopan side-trips: Caribbean Spice Belize (in San Ignacio), The Belize Zoo (in La Democracia) and House of Culture (in Benque Viejo del Carmen). There's lots more to do: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Blue Hole National Park, explore the fascinating underground world of ATM Cave Belize- Actun Tunichil Muknal, and steep yourself in history at Xunantunich Mayan Ruins.

For where to stay, reviews, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Belmopan holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Placencia to Belmopan takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Belmopan are 88°F, while nighttime lows are 76°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) to allow time to drive 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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tikal.

To find where to stay, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Tikal National Park trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Belmopan to Tikal National Park by car takes about 3 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can travel 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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Antigua: Guatemala City (Palacio Nacional, Catedral Metropolitana, &more). Next up on the itinerary: get impressive views of Volcán Pacaya, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia de La Merced, steep yourself in history at Iglesia de San Francisco El Grande, and experience rural life at Caoba Farms.

To see photos, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Antigua trip itinerary planning site.

Getting from Tikal National Park to Antigua by combination of shuttle and flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. In April, daytime highs in Antigua are 81°F, while nighttime lows are 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can take a shuttle to Copan Ruinas.
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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 sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Copan Ruinas, examine the collection at Museo de Arqueologia, steep yourself in history at Pyramid over Rosalila Temple, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Macaw Mountain Bird Park & Nature Reserve.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Copan Ruinas online trip itinerary builder.

You can take a shuttle from Antigua to Copan Ruinas in 7 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Antigua in April; daily highs in Copan Ruinas reach 87°F and lows reach 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) early enough to drive 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, examine the collection at Museo Nacional de Antropología Dr. David J. Guzman, see some colorful creatures with Pacific Paradise Divers, and explore the ancient world of Joya de Ceren Archaeological Park.

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Traveling by car from Copan Ruinas to San Salvador takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus. Expect a daytime high around 87°F in May, and nighttime lows around 70°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) to allow time to fly to Granada.
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Granada, Nicaragua — 2 nights

La Gran Sultana

The lakeside city of Granada has the look and feel of a historically important economic and political center, with grand colonial architecture, a unified look, and many cultural attractions.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Thu): contemplate the waterfront views at Apoyo, admire the striking features of Palacio Episcopal, then pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de Granada, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia de La Merced. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at La Capilla Maria Auxiliadora, then contemplate the geological forces at Mombacho, and then head off the coast to Islets of Granada.

For reviews, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Granada trip planner.

Fly from San Salvador to Granada in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to go by car 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 fascinating underground world of Venado Caves, get outside with Outdoor Activities, and let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour.

To find traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read La Fortuna de San Carlos trip planner.

Traveling by car from Granada to La Fortuna de San Carlos takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and bus; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can go by car 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 17th (Sat): explore the striking landscape of Tortuguero National Park.

To find ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Tortuguero online travel planner.

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. Expect a daytime high around 86°F in May, and nighttime lows around 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Manuel Antonio.
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Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica — 4 nights

The rainforest meets the sea at Manuel Antonio National Park, a small but scenic natural preserve on the west coast of Costa Rica.
Venture out of the city with trips to Jaco (Royal Butterflies, Canyoning & Rappelling Tours, &more) and Horseback Riding Tours (in Esterillos Este). There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Manuel Antonio, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and stroll around Parque Nahomi.

To find other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Manuel Antonio day trip planner.

Getting from Tortuguero to Manuel Antonio by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can go by car to Monteverde.
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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: stroll through Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve, snap pictures at Santa Elena Skywalk, view the masterpieces at Arte Jaguar Gallery, and relax and rejuvenate at Monteverde Massage.

For where to stay, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read Monteverde trip planner.

You can drive from Manuel Antonio to Monteverde in 4 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Panama City.
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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 sightseeing, historic sites, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Panama Canal, explore the striking landscape of Soberania National Park, get to know the fascinating history of Casco Viejo, and get engrossed in the history at Museo del Canal Interoceanico de Panama.

To see where to stay, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Panama City day trip site.

You can fly from Monteverde to Panama City in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Monteverde to Panama City is 1 hour. In May, plan for daily highs up to 88°F, and evening lows to 77°F. On the 30th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.
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