17 days in Central America Itinerary

17 days in Central America Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
San Pedro, Belize
— 4 nights
2
Roatan, Honduras
— 3 nights
3
Granada, Nicaragua
— 1 night
4
La Fortuna de San Carlos, Costa Rica
— 4 nights
5
Panama City, Panama
— 3 nights

4
nights
San Pedro, Belize

San Pedro ©
San Pedro evolved from small fishing village and now represents one of the most visited locations in Belize.
Get in touch with nature at Shark Ray Alley and The Estuary of Caye Caulker. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Mexico Rocks and Skydiving. And it doesn't end there: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, tour the pleasant surroundings at Hol Chan Marine Reserve, and stop by Belize Chocolate Company.

For traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our San Pedro tour itinerary builder app.

London, UK to San Pedro is an approximately 26-hour flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a -6 hour difference. Expect much hotter temperatures when traveling from London in September; daily highs in San Pedro reach 36°C and lows reach 29°C. On the 23rd (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to Roatan.

Things to do in San Pedro

Wildlife · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Ambergris Caye, The Estuary of Caye Caulker
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Shark Ray Alley ©
Shark Ray Alley
Hol Chan Marine Reserve ©
Hol Chan Marine Reserve
Mexico Rocks ©
Mexico Rocks

3
nights
Roatan, Honduras

The largest of the Bay Islands, Roatan is the most developed and the most popular among its neighbors.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Nature & Wildlife Tours and Blue Harbor Tropical Arboretum. Get outdoors at Blue Island Divers and Mayan Eden. There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at West Bay Beach, take in the exciting artwork at Shawn Jackson Gallery, look for gifts at Diamonds International, and make a trip to El Faro.

To find ratings, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Roatan trip itinerary planning app.

Traveling by flight from San Pedro to Roatan takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, car, and bus; or do a combination of ferry and bus. September in Roatan sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can travel to Granada.

Things to do in Roatan

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Blue Island Divers ©
Blue Island Divers
Blue Harbor Tropical Arboretum ©
Blue Harbor Tropical Arboretum

1
night
Granada, Nicaragua

Granada ©
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 27th (Sun), pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de Granada, stroll through Nicaragua Butterfly Reserve, make a trip to Parque Xalteva, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia de Xalteva, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at La Capilla Maria Auxiliadora, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To find ratings, maps, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Granada trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Roatan to Granada by flight takes about 8.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry, bus, and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) to allow time to drive to La Fortuna de San Carlos.

Things to do in Granada

Parks · Wildlife · Spas
Highlights from your plan
Nicaragua Butterfly Reserve ©
Nicaragua Butterfly Reserve
Catedral de Granada ©
Catedral de Granada
Spas

4
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 the city life by going to Bogarin Trail and River Rafting & Tubing. Step off the beaten path and head to Butterfly Conservatory and Paradise Hot Springs. And it doesn't end there: take in the dramatic scenery at La Fortuna Waterfall, take in the exciting artwork at Galeria Estudio, skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour, and trek along Arenal 1968 Trail.

For ratings, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read La Fortuna de San Carlos tour itinerary builder tool.

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 your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) so you can travel to Panama City.

Things to do in La Fortuna de San Carlos

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

Butterfly Conservatory, Cerro Chato (Chato Volcano)
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Butterfly Conservatory ©
Butterfly Conservatory
Paradise Hot Springs ©
Paradise Hot Springs

3
nights
Panama City, Panama

Panama City ©
Arguably the most modern of Central American cities, Panama City boasts a shimmering skyline of glass skyscrapers.
Step off the beaten path and head to Bahai Temple and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Casco Viejo and El Arco Chato. Next up on the itinerary: pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia de San Francisco de Asis, take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, get engrossed in the history at Museo del Canal Interoceanico de Panama, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To see traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Panama City trip itinerary builder tool.

You can do a combination of shuttle and flight from La Fortuna de San Carlos to Panama City in 7.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from La Fortuna de San Carlos to Panama City, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. October in Panama City sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Panama City

Historic Sites · Tours · Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Casco Viejo ©
Casco Viejo
Bahai Temple ©
Bahai Temple
Nature & Wildlife Tours

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