60 days in Central America Itinerary

60 days in Central America Itinerary

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Panama City, Panama
— 7 nights
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Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica
— 5 nights
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Monteverde, Costa Rica
— 4 nights
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Vara Blanca, Costa Rica
— 1 night
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Tortuguero, Costa Rica
— 1 night
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La Fortuna de San Carlos, Costa Rica
— 7 nights
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Granada, Nicaragua
— 2 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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La Democracia, Belize
— 1 night
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Placencia, Belize
— 5 nights
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Roatan, Honduras
— 7 nights
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San Pedro, Belize
— 6 nights
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Panama City, Panama — 7 nights

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: make a trip to Panama Canal, explore the striking landscape of Metropolitan National Park, take some stellar pictures from Ancon Hill, and wander the streets of Cinta Costera.

To see ratings, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, go to the Panama City attractions planner.

Stockholm, Sweden to Panama City is an approximately 18-hour flight. Traveling from Stockholm to Panama City, you'll gain 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect much hotter temperatures when traveling from Stockholm in January; daily highs in Panama City reach 36°C and lows reach 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can travel 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: Jaco (Canyoning & Rappelling Tours, Aurora Yoga, &more), Parque Nacional Marino Ballena (in Uvita) and Alturas Wildlife Sanctuary (in Dominical). There's lots more to do: stroll through Playa Manuel Antonio, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, see Off-Road Tours, and find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area.

To see maps, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, use the Manuel Antonio online trip builder.

You can fly from Panama City to Manuel Antonio in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, car, and shuttle; or drive; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is minus 1 hour. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) to allow time to drive to Monteverde.
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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 the natural beauty at Monteverde Orchid Garden, kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, and get to know the fascinating history of Santa Elena Skywalk.

To see more things to do, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read our Monteverde vacation tool.

Getting from Manuel Antonio to Monteverde by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) to allow time to 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.
On the 5th (Sun), take in the dramatic scenery at Jardins da Cachoeira de La Paz and then take in the dramatic scenery at La Paz Waterfall and Peace Lodge Gardens.

For more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Vara Blanca online route planner.

Drive from Monteverde to Vara Blanca in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Tortuguero.
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Tortuguero, Costa Rica — 1 night

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 6th (Mon): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Tortuguero National Park.

For photos, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Tortuguero tour itinerary app.

Traveling by car from Vara Blanca to Tortuguero takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, bus, and ferry; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and ferry. In February, daily temperatures in Tortuguero can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can 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.
Change things up with a short trip to Butterfly Conservatory in El Castillo (about 38 minutes away). There's still lots to do: witness a stunning natural landmark at Tabacon Hot Springs, get outside with Outdoor Activities, admire the sheer force of La Fortuna Waterfall, and explore the striking landscape of Arenal Volcano.

To see ratings, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read La Fortuna de San Carlos trip builder tool.

You can drive from Tortuguero to La Fortuna de San Carlos in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can go by car to Granada.
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Granada, Nicaragua — 2 nights

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.
On the 14th (Tue), get a taste of the local shopping with Mombacho Cigars, head off the coast to Islets of Granada, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia de La Merced. On the next day, see the interesting displays at Centro Cultural Antiguo Convento San Francisco and then explore the activities along Apoyo.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Granada trip itinerary website.

Traveling by car from La Fortuna de San Carlos to Granada takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and shuttle; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can fly 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.
Explore San Salvador's surroundings by going to Lake Coatepeque (in Coatepeque) and Santa Ana (Santa Ana Volcano & Izalco Volcano). There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Cinquera Rain Forest Park, walk around Bicentennial Park, examine the collection at Monseñor Romero Center, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia El Rosario.

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You can fly from Granada to San Salvador in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In February, daytime highs in San Salvador are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can 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 (Museo Ixchel del Traje Indigena, Museo Popol Vuh, &more). The adventure continues: contemplate the geological forces at Volcán Pacaya, look for gifts at Nim Po't Centro de Textiles Tradicionales, steep yourself in history at Casa Popenoe, and explore the ancient world of Convento de las Capuchinas.

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Fly from San Salvador to Antigua in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from San Salvador in February; daily highs in Antigua reach 28°C and lows reach 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) 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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Mon): make a trip to Tikal.

To find reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Tikal National Park online driving holiday planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and shuttle from Antigua to Tikal National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to travel to La Democracia.
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La Democracia, Belize — 1 night

Start off your visit on the 28th (Tue): get to know the resident critters at The Belize Zoo.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read La Democracia trip itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by car from Tikal National Park to La Democracia takes 3.5 hours. February in La Democracia sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 25°C at night. On the 28th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to Placencia.
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Placencia, Belize — 5 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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Placencia: Glover's Reef Marine Reserve (in Hopkins), Outback Trails (in Kendal) and Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Preserve (in Dangriga). Next up on the itinerary: explore the striking landscape of Laughing Bird Caye National Park, identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, take in the exciting artwork at Art n Soul Gallery, and see the vivid underwater world at Mesoamerican Reef (Belize Barrier Reef).

To see ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Placencia route website.

Getting from La Democracia to Placencia by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of car and bus. In February in Placencia, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to fly to Roatan.
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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: see some colorful creatures with Bananarama Dive Center, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, kick back and relax at West Bay Beach, and take in nature's colorful creations at Carambola Gardens.

For maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Roatan trip planner.

Fly from Placencia to Roatan in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, car, and bus; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In March, daily temperatures in Roatan can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) to allow 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 14th (Tue) exploring nature at Bacalar Chico National Park and Marine Reserve. Next up on the itinerary: explore the gorgeous colors at Hol Chan Marine Reserve, view the masterpieces at Belizean Arts, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Mexico Rocks.

For photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our San Pedro trip planner.

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 March, daytime highs in San Pedro are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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