16 days in Central America Itinerary

16 days in Central America Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Central America trip planner

This plan was created by another user.  Make it your plan

Route & dates

16 days in Central America Itinerary

Start: Kuwait City, Kuwait
+2
Fly + bus + shuttle:  26​h
1
La Fortuna de San Carlos, Costa Rica
— 3 nights
+2
shuttle + bus + Fly:  8​h 15​min
2
Panama City, Panama
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
3
San Pedro, Belize
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
San Salvador, El Salvador
— 4 nights
Fly:  28​h
End: Kuwait City, Kuwait

3
nights
La Fortuna de San Carlos, Costa Rica

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.
Step out of La Fortuna de San Carlos with an excursion to Jardins da Cachoeira de La Paz in Vara Blanca--about 1h 50 min away. There's still lots to do: take in the natural beauty of Tabacon Hot Springs, admire the sheer force of La Fortuna Waterfall, experience rural life at Finca Loma Verde, and get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read La Fortuna de San Carlos trip planner .

Kuwait City, Kuwait to La Fortuna de San Carlos is an approximately 26-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Arabia Standard Time (AST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a -9 hour difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to travel to Panama City.

Things to do in La Fortuna de San Carlos

Parks Nature Spas

Side Trips

Jardins da Cachoeira de La Paz, Arenal Volcano
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Tabacon Hot Springs ©
Tabacon Hot Springs
La Fortuna Waterfall ©
La Fortuna Waterfall

2
nights
Panama City, Panama

Panama City ©
Arguably the most modern of Central American cities, Panama City boasts a shimmering skyline of glass skyscrapers.
Panama City is known for historic sites, shopping, museums, nature, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Panama Canal, take in the views from Bridge of the Americas, get to know the fascinating history of Avenida Balboa, and get engrossed in the history at Museo del Canal Interoceanico de Panama.

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

Traveling by combination of shuttle and flight from La Fortuna de San Carlos to Panama City takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from La Fortuna de San Carlos to Panama City is 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in October, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to travel to San Pedro.

Things to do in Panama City

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks
Highlights from your plan
Panama Canal ©
Panama Canal
Casco Viejo ©
Casco Viejo
Amador Causeway (Calzada de Amador) ©

3
nights
San Pedro, Belize

San Pedro ©
San Pedro evolved from small fishing village and now represents one of the most visited locations in Belize.
San Pedro is known for wildlife, adventure, nightlife, spas, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the gorgeous colors at Hol Chan Marine Reserve, stop by Caye Coffee Roasting Co., Ltd., relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, and see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the San Pedro road trip website .

You can fly from Panama City to San Pedro in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or do a combination of flight and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is minus 1 hour. In October in San Pedro, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can travel to San Salvador.

Things to do in San Pedro

Wildlife Parks Tours

Side Trip

Bacalar Chico National Park and Marine Reserve
Highlights from your plan
Hol Chan Marine Reserve ©
Hol Chan Marine Reserve
Scuba & Snorkeling
Fishing Charters & Tours

4
nights
San Salvador, El Salvador

San Salvador ©
The country's capital, San Salvador sits in a scenic position surrounded by impressive volcanoes.
Take a break from San Salvador with a short trip to El Imposible National Park in Ahuachapan, about 1h 25 min away. There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Cinquera Rain Forest Park, take in the spiritual surroundings of Catedral Metropolitana, appreciate the history behind The Monunment of Memory and truth, and explore the ancient world of Joya de Ceren Archaeological Park.

To find photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the San Salvador trip builder tool .

You can fly from San Pedro to San Salvador in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. Traveling from San Pedro in October, expect slightly colder with lows of 24°C in San Salvador. You will leave for home on the 30th (Wed).

Things to do in San Salvador

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

El Imposible National Park
Highlights from your plan
Cinquera Rain Forest Park ©
Cinquera Rain Forest Park
El Imposible National Park ©
El Imposible National Park
Joya de Ceren Archaeological Park
Joya de Ceren Archaeological Park

Similar Plans

17 days in Central America BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES September, culture, outdoors, romantic, historic sites, popular sights PREFERENCES: September, culture, outdoors, romantic, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 29 days in Central America BY A USER FROM IRELAND July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 15 days in Central America BY A USER FROM CANADA January, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, popular sights PREFERENCES: January, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 32 days in Central America BY A USER FROM ISRAEL August, outdoors, beaches, wildlife, hidden gems PREFERENCES: August, outdoors, beaches, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 9 days in Central America BY A USER FROM BARBADOS December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 60 days in Central America BY A USER FROM PORTUGAL March, relaxing, beaches, popular sights PREFERENCES: March, relaxing, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 54 days in Central America BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, teens, kids, hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, teens, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 45 days in Central America BY A USER FROM THAILAND November, popular sights PREFERENCES: November ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 30 days in Central America BY A USER FROM THAILAND November, popular sights PREFERENCES: November ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 52 days in Central America BY A USER FROM NEW ZEALAND August, popular sights PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 8 days in Central America BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES August, teens, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: August, teens ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 16 days in Central America BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium
View more plans