23 days in Central America Itinerary

23 days in Central America Itinerary

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23 days in Central America Itinerary

Start: Toronto, Canada
Fly:  6​h
1
Belize City, Belize
— 2 nights
Drive:  15​min
2
San Pedro, Belize
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Tikal National Park, Guatemala
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Peten, Guatemala
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h
5
Flores, Guatemala
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
6
Cayo, Belize
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  3​h 45​min
7
Roatan, Honduras
— 3 nights
+4
Fly + foot + bus + foot + bus:  5​h 15​min
8
Antigua, Guatemala
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
9
Panama City, Panama
— 4 nights
Fly:  8​h 45​min
End: Toronto, Canada

2
nights
Belize City, Belize

Belize City ©
Belize's biggest urban center, Belize City is a culturally diverse seaside destination.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Thu): admire nature's wide array of creatures at The Belize Zoo and then pause for some photo ops at The Belize Sign Monument. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Fri): explore the ancient world of Altun Ha.

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Toronto, Canada to Belize City is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Plan for much hotter temperatures traveling from Toronto in November, with highs in Belize City at 34°C and lows at 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to go by car to San Pedro.

Things to do in Belize City

Historic Sites Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Altun Ha, The Belize Zoo
Highlights from your plan
Altun Ha ©
Altun Ha
The Belize Zoo ©
The Belize Zoo
The Belize Sign Monument ©
The Belize Sign Monument

2
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 some cultural insight at The Gallery of San Pedro and Belizean Arts. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to River Rafting & Tubing and Belize Chocolate Company. When in San Pedro, make a side trip to see Red Flower Gallery in Caye Caulker, approximately 1 hour away. On the 3rd (Sun), enjoy an adventurous day among the treetops at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks. There's more to do: make a trip to Shark Ray Alley.

To see more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our San Pedro trip builder.

San Pedro is very close to Belize City. December in San Pedro sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 25°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to travel to Cayo.

Things to do in San Pedro

Wildlife Tours Adventure

Side Trips

Red Flower Gallery, Shark Ray Alley
Highlights from your plan
Shark Ray Alley ©
Shark Ray Alley
Zipline
Belizean Arts ©
Belizean Arts

2
nights
Tikal National Park, Guatemala

Tikal National Park
Take a trip to Tikal National Park and discover an ancient city in the thick tropical jungle.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Tikal Canopy Tour. Start off your visit on the 5th (Tue): kick your exploration up a notch at Tikal Canopy Tour.

To find ratings, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Tikal National Park day trip planning app .

Do a combination of flight and car from San Pedro to Tikal National Park in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, bus, and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. You'll set off for Peten on the 6th (Wed).

Things to do in Tikal National Park

Tours Adventure Outdoors

3
nights
Peten, Guatemala

Peten ©
You've now added Green Global Tour Operator to your itinerary. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Thu): delve into the distant past with Green Global Tour Operator.

For reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Peten travel route builder tool .

Drive from Tikal National Park to Peten in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. On the 9th (Sat), you'll travel to Flores.

Things to do in Peten

Tours Wildlife Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Green Global Tour Operator ©
Green Global Tour Operator

2
nights
Flores, Guatemala

Flores ©
An island town, capital of the landlocked region of Peten, attractive Flores features pleasant architecture that complements the shimmering appearance of the surrounding lake.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Historic Round Trip Tzimin Chac. Start off your visit on the 9th (Sat): look for all kinds of wild species at Ixpanpajul Nature Park. On the next day, deepen your understanding of the past and present with Historic Round Trip Tzimin Chac, pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de Flores, and then explore the ancient world of Ruinas de Uaxactun.

To find more things to do, photos, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Flores holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Peten to Flores takes an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. You'll set off for Cayo on the 11th (Mon).

Things to do in Flores

Tours Parks Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Ixpanpajul Nature Park ©
Ixpanpajul Nature Park
Parque arqueologico uaxactun ©
Parque arqueologico uaxactun
Catedral de Flores ©
Catedral de Flores

2
nights
Cayo, Belize

Cayo ©
Holidays in Cayo offer adventure and history in equal measure, with a wealth of ancient sites and unspoiled environment to explore.
On the 12th (Tue), contemplate the long history of Xunantunich Mayan Ruins and then explore the ancient world of El Pilar. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the ancient world of Cahal Pech Mayan Ruins & Museum.

For maps, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Cayo route planning tool .

Traveling by car from Flores to Cayo takes 3.5 hours. Traveling from Flores in December, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 26°C in Cayo. On the 13th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Roatan.

Things to do in Cayo

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Xunantunich Mayan Ruins ©
Xunantunich Mayan Ruins
Cahal Pech Mayan Ruins & Museum ©
Cahal Pech Mayan Ruins & Museum
El Pilar ©
El Pilar

3
nights
Roatan, Honduras

Roatan ©
The largest of the Bay Islands, Roatan is the most developed and the most popular among its neighbors.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Thu): stroll around Gumbalimba Park and then stop by Rusty Fish. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the natural beauty at Blue Harbor Tropical Arboretum, stop by The Bulk Gourmet, then see the interesting displays at Roatan Underwater Museum, then stop by Waves of Art, and finally shop like a local with Shawn Jackson Gallery.

To find ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Roatan trip planner .

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Cayo to Roatan takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, bus, and ferry. In December, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to travel to Antigua.

Things to do in Roatan

Parks Museums Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Gumbalimba Park ©
Gumbalimba Park
Waves of Art ©
Waves of Art
Roatan Underwater Museum ©
Roatan Underwater Museum

2
nights
Antigua, Guatemala

Antigua ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sat): stop by Nim Po't Centro de Textiles Tradicionales and then explore the ancient world of Arco de Santa Catalina. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Cerro de la Cruz, pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia de La Merced, and then take a pleasant ride with La Ruta del Yalu.

To find reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Antigua tour itinerary maker site .

Do a combination of flight and bus from Roatan to Antigua in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Roatan in December: high temperatures in Antigua hover around 27°C and lows are around 15°C. On the 18th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Panama City.

Things to do in Antigua

Historic Sites Tours Parks

Side Trip

La Ruta del Yalu
Highlights from your plan
Arco de Santa Catalina ©
Arco de Santa Catalina
Casa Santo Domingo Museums ©
Casa Santo Domingo Museums
Iglesia de La Merced ©
Iglesia de La Merced

4
nights
Panama City, Panama

Panama City ©
Arguably the most modern of Central American cities, Panama City boasts a shimmering skyline of glass skyscrapers.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Bahai Temple and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Casco Viejo and Panama La Vieja. When in Panama City, make a side trip to see Panama Rainforest Discovery Center in Gamboa, approximately 54 minutes away. There's still lots to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia del Carmen, look for all kinds of wild species at Punta Culebra Nature Center, and get engrossed in the history at Museo del Canal Interoceanico de Panama.

To find more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Panama City tour builder app .

Traveling by car from Antigua to Panama City takes 29 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Antigua to Panama City, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Antigua in December, plan for somewhat warmer days in Panama City, with highs around 36°C, while nights are much warmer with lows around 28°C. On the 22nd (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Panama City

Wildlife Historic Sites Tours

Side Trip

Gamboa
Highlights from your plan
Bahai Temple ©
Bahai Temple
Casco Viejo ©
Casco Viejo
Iglesia del Carmen ©
Iglesia del Carmen

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