12 days in Central America Itinerary

12 days in Central America Itinerary

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Fly to Philip S. W. Goldson International Airport, Drive to Belmopan
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Belmopan, Belize
— 1 day
Drive
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Belize City, Belize
— 2 nights
Drive
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Flores, Guatemala
— 1 day
Fly
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Guatemala City, Guatemala
— 1 night
Fly
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Tegucigalpa, Honduras
— 1 day
Drive
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San Pedro Sula, Honduras
— 1 night
Fly
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Managua, Nicaragua
— 1 night
Drive
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San Jose, Costa Rica
— 1 night
Fly
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Panama City, Panama
— 2 nights
Fly

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Belmopan, Belize

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.
On the 12th (Thu), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Blue Hole National Park, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at The Belize Zoo, and then take in the exciting artwork at Art Box. Belize Arts & Crafts Center.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Belmopan travel route planning app.

Washington DC, USA to Belmopan is an approximately 11.5-hour combination of flight and car. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Washington DC to Belmopan due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Washington DC in November, expect Belmopan to be much hotter, temps between 34°C and 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Belize City.

Things to do in Belmopan

Parks · Nature · Zoos & Aquariums · Nightlife

Side Trip

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Belize City, Belize

Belize's biggest urban center, Belize City is a culturally diverse seaside destination.
On the 13th (Fri), get interesting insight from Tours.

To see where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Belize City trip maker.

Traveling by car from Belmopan to Belize City takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In November, daytime highs in Belize City are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can travel to Flores.

Things to do in Belize City

Adventure · Outdoors · Tours
Highlights from your trip

1
day
Flores, Guatemala

An island town, capital of the landlocked region of Peten, attractive Flores features pleasant architecture that complements the shimmering appearance of the surrounding lake.
On the 14th (Sat), get to know the resident critters at Petencito Zoo, don't miss a visit to Jorge's Rope Swing, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Ixpanpajul Nature Park.

For where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Flores tour builder website.

Getting from Belize City to Flores by car takes about 4 hours. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in November, and nighttime lows around 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can travel to Guatemala City.

Things to do in Flores

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Wildlife

1
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Guatemala City, Guatemala

Guate

The largest city in Central America and the country's capital, Guatemala City contains historic sights and modern businesses.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Sun): learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at La Aurora Zoo, then take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology, and then get in on the family fun at Mundo Petapa Irtra.

To find photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Guatemala City trip planning tool.

You can fly from Flores to Guatemala City in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or drive. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Flores in November: high temperatures in Guatemala City hover around 27°C and lows are around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to travel to Tegucigalpa.

Things to do in Guatemala City

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Theme Parks · Museums

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Tegucigalpa, Honduras

Capital of Honduras, the 400-year-old city of Tegucigalpa boasts an impressive ensemble of colonial buildings flanking old stone streets, which lead to hillside parks and lively squares.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Mon): explore the striking landscape of Parque Nacional La Tigra.

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Explore your travel options from Guatemala City to Tegucigalpa with the Route module. In November in Tegucigalpa, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can drive to San Pedro Sula.

Things to do in Tegucigalpa

Parks · Nature
Highlights from your trip

1
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San Pedro Sula, Honduras

Sap

Gang-related crime has given San Pedro Sula its current reputation as one of the most violent cities in the world.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Tue): discover the deep blue sea with Fifth Element Divers and then hike along Angeli Gardens Hiking Trails.

Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to San Pedro Sula fast, fun, and easy.

Traveling by car from Tegucigalpa to San Pedro Sula takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Tegucigalpa in November since evenings lows in San Pedro Sula dip to 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Managua.

Things to do in San Pedro Sula

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

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Managua, Nicaragua

Bride of Xolotlan

Nicaragua's largest and capital city, Managua remains relatively unknown as a tourist destination, though it boasts a scenic location on the southwestern shore of the Xolotlan Lake.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Wed): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santiago of Managua Cathedral, then make a trip to Puerto Salvador Allende, and then discover the deep blue sea with Dive Nicaragua.

For other places to visit, maps, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Managua online trip itinerary planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from San Pedro Sula to Managua. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to travel to San Jose.

Things to do in Managua

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Historic Sites

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San Jose, Costa Rica

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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Pre-Columbian Gold Museum and then learn the secrets of beer at Carpe Chepe.

To see where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read San Jose trip planning tool.

You can drive from Managua to San Jose in 7 hours. Another option is to fly. In November, daily temperatures in San Jose can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to travel to Panama City.

Things to do in San Jose

Nightlife · Tours · Breweries & Distilleries · Museums

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Panama City, Panama

Dubai of Latin America

Arguably the most modern of Central American cities, Panama City boasts a shimmering skyline of glass skyscrapers.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Iglesia de San José, don't miss a visit to Panama Canal, and then make a trip to Amador Causeway (Calzada de Amador). On your second day here, appreciate the extensive heritage of Casco Viejo, then take an in-depth tour of Museo del Canal Interoceanico de Panama, and then see the interesting displays at Biomuseo.

Before you visit Panama City, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Fly from San Jose to Panama City in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from San Jose to Panama City is 1 hour. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from San Jose in November, with highs in Panama City at 35°C and lows at 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Panama City

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums