24 days in Central America Itinerary

24 days in Central America Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Central America travel planner

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San Salvador, El Salvador
— 3 nights
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Roatan, Honduras
— 4 nights
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Placencia, Belize
— 1 night
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San Pedro, Belize
— 3 nights
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Panama City, Panama
— 2 nights
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Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica
— 1 night
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Tortuguero, Costa Rica
— 1 night
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La Fortuna de San Carlos, Costa Rica
— 4 nights
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Antigua, Guatemala
— 2 nights
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Lanquin, Guatemala
— 1 night
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San Salvador, El Salvador

— 3 nights
The country's capital, San Salvador sits in a scenic position surrounded by impressive volcanoes.
San Salvador is known for historic sites, nature, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: identify plant and animal life at Cinquera Rain Forest Park, get impressive views of Volcan San Salvador, stroll around Bicentennial Park, and have fun and explore at Tin Marin Children's Museum.

To find photos, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the San Salvador trip builder site.

Doha, Qatar to San Salvador is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. You can also fly. The time zone difference when traveling from Doha to San Salvador is minus 9 hours. Traveling from Doha in June, expect nights in San Salvador to be slightly colder, around 24°C, while days are much colder, around 35°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can fly to Roatan.

Things to do in San Salvador

Wildlife · Parks · Museums · Historic Sites

Roatan, Honduras

— 4 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 plan includes some of its best attractions: have unforgettable encounters with Sea Divers, indulge in some personalized pampering at Fisioterapista-Massagista Roatan, stop by The Bulk Gourmet, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Manawakie Park.

For where to stay, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Roatan trip planner.

Traveling by flight from San Salvador to Roatan takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, taxi, and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from San Salvador in July since evenings lows in Roatan dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to fly to Placencia.

Things to do in Roatan

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Tours

Placencia, Belize

— 1 night
Once a humble fishing village, Placencia has been transformed into a leading tourist destination, with its focus primarily on outdoor activity and natural exploration.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Wed): head off the coast to Pumpkin Caye, step off the mainland to explore Laughing Bird Caye National Park, and then head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

For other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Placencia route planner.

You can fly from Roatan to Placencia in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, bus, and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to San Pedro.

Things to do in Placencia

Nature · Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors

San Pedro, Belize

— 3 nights
San Pedro evolved from small fishing village and now represents one of the most visited locations in Belize.
Change things up with a short trip to The Estuary of Caye Caulker in Caye Caulker (about 30 minutes away). There's still lots to do: stroll through Hol Chan Marine Reserve, look for gifts at Caye Coffee Roasting Co., cross one thing off your bucket list with a skydiving experience, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

For more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the San Pedro route planner.

Getting from Placencia to San Pedro by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, car, and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. July in San Pedro sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 30°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to fly to Panama City.

Things to do in San Pedro

Wildlife · Parks · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trips

Panama City, Panama

— 2 nights

Dubai of Latin America

Arguably the most modern of Central American cities, Panama City boasts a shimmering skyline of glass skyscrapers.
On the 11th (Sun), get engrossed in the history at Museo del Canal Interoceanico de Panama, then make a trip to Panama Canal, and then see the interesting displays at Biomuseo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Mon): explore the striking landscape of Metropolitan National Park and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Casco Viejo.

To find traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Panama City trip itinerary builder.

You can fly from San Pedro to Panama City in 7 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry, taxi, and bus; or do a combination of ferry, taxi, and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from San Pedro to Panama City. In July, daytime highs in Panama City are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to fly to Manuel Antonio.

Things to do in Panama City

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums · Nature

Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica

— 1 night
The rainforest meets the sea at Manuel Antonio National Park, a small but scenic natural preserve on the west coast of Costa Rica.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Manuel Antonio and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Manuel Antonio trip planner.

You can fly from Panama City to Manuel Antonio in 7 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Panama City to Manuel Antonio due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can drive to Tortuguero.

Things to do in Manuel Antonio

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Adventure

Side Trip

Tortuguero, Costa Rica

— 1 night

Costa Rica's Amazon

One of Costa Rica's least accessible destinations, Tortuguero sits within an eponymous national park and remains accessible only by plane or boat.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Wed): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Tortuguero National Park.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Tortuguero trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Traveling by car from Manuel Antonio to Tortuguero takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus and ferry. July in Tortuguero sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 26°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can go by car to La Fortuna de San Carlos.

Things to do in Tortuguero

Nature · Parks
Highlights from your trip

La Fortuna de San Carlos, Costa Rica

— 4 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.
La Fortuna de San Carlos is known for nature, adventure, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, head outdoors with El Salto, get engrossed in the history at ChocoMuseo La Fortuna, and take in the natural beauty of Ecotermales Fortuna.

To find maps, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the La Fortuna de San Carlos trip planning website.

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 your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can fly to Antigua.

Things to do in La Fortuna de San Carlos

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

Antigua, Guatemala

— 2 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.
On the 19th (Mon), get impressive views of Volcán Pacaya, don't miss a visit to The Plaza Central Park, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia de La Merced, and finally delve into the distant past at Arco de Santa Catalina. On the 20th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Cerro de la Cruz, take an in-depth tour of Casa Santo Domingo Museums, and then delve into the distant past at Convento de las Capuchinas.

To find more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Antigua trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from La Fortuna de San Carlos to Antigua takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In July in Antigua, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to drive to Lanquin.

Things to do in Antigua

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Museums

Lanquin, Guatemala

— 1 night
San Agustín Lanquín, often referred to simply as Lanquín, is a municipality in the Guatemalan department of Alta Verapaz. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Wed): head outdoors with Aventura Grande, take in the dramatic scenery at Monumento Natural Semuc Champey, and then Head underground at Grutas Las Marias.

For maps, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Lanquin trip itinerary planning site.

Traveling by car from Antigua to Lanquin takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Antigua in July: high temperatures in Lanquin hover around 39°C and lows are around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Lanquin

Nature · Parks · Outdoors