26 days in Caribbean & Central America Itinerary

26 days in Caribbean & Central America Itinerary

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26 days in Caribbean & Central America Itinerary

Start: Sydney, Australia
Fly:  29​h
1
Philipsburg, St. Maarten-St. Martin
— 4 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
2
St. John's, Antigua and Barbuda
— 4 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
3
St. George's, Grenada
— 4 nights
Fly + Drive:  15​h 30​min
4
Monteverde, Costa Rica
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
5
Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
6
La Fortuna de San Carlos, Costa Rica
— 4 nights
Fly:  27​h
End: Sydney, Australia

4
nights
Philipsburg, St. Maarten-St. Martin

Take a trip to Philipsburg, the capital of Sint Maarten, and enjoy dynamic nightlife and great shopping.
Philipsburg is known for shopping, beaches, wildlife, adventure, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll through Maho Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Dawn Beach, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Paradise Peak, and don't miss a visit to Frontstreet.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Philipsburg trip planner.

Sydney, Australia to Philipsburg is an approximately 29-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Sydney to Philipsburg is minus 14 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Sydney in January since evenings lows in Philipsburg dip to 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to travel to St. John's.

Things to do in Philipsburg

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Sint Maarten, Orient Bay Beach, Maho Beach, Le Grande Marche, Pinel Island
Highlights from your plan
Speed Boats Tours
Maho Beach ©
Maho Beach
Orient Bay Beach ©
Orient Bay Beach

4
nights
St. John's, Antigua and Barbuda

St. John's ©
The capital and largest city of Antigua and Barbuda, St John's represents the commercial and touristic center of the twin-island country.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near St. John's: Devil's Bridge (in Saint Philip Parish) and Nelson's Dockyard (in English Harbour). Next up on the itinerary: explore the activities along Dickenson Bay, enjoy the sand and surf at Valley Church Beach, look for gifts at Silver Chelles, and stroll through Half Moon Bay.

To see ratings, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the St. John's driving holiday planner.

You can fly from Philipsburg to St. John's in 3 hours. Another option is to do a combination of ferry and flight. In January, daily temperatures in St. John's can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) to allow time to travel to St. George's.

Things to do in St. John's

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

English Harbour, Saint Philip Parish, Dickenson Bay, Valley Church Beach
Highlights from your plan
Nelson's Dockyard ©
Nelson's Dockyard
Dickenson Bay ©
Dickenson Bay
Shirley Heights ©
Shirley Heights

4
nights
St. George's, Grenada

St. George's ©
The capital of the Island of Spice, St.
St. George's is known for historic sites, wildlife, museums, nature, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: tour the pleasant surroundings at Grand Anse Beach, sample the fine beverages at River Antoine Estate Rum Distillery, admire the natural beauty at Palm Tree Gardens Botanical Garden, and don't miss a visit to Market Square.

For traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the St. George's online trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from St. John's to St. George's takes 6.5 hours. In January in St. George's, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 27°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can travel to Monteverde.

Things to do in St. George's

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Grand Anse Beach, River Antoine Estate Rum Distillery, Palm Tree Gardens Botanical Garden, La Sagesse Nature Center
Highlights from your plan
Palm Tree Gardens Botanical Garden ©
Palm Tree Gardens Botanical Garden
Grand Anse Beach ©
Grand Anse Beach
Carenage ©
Carenage

2
nights
Monteverde, Costa Rica

Monteverde ©
Monteverde is all about natural attractions, not surprising for an eco-tourism hotspot known for its cloud forests and rich diversity of animal life.
Monteverde is known for adventure, parks, nightlife, fun & games, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll through Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve, relax in the rural setting at El Trapiche Tour, have fun at Curi Cancha Reserve, and kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

To find ratings, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Monteverde attractions planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from St. George's to Monteverde. Traveling from St. George's to Monteverde, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can drive to Manuel Antonio.

Things to do in Monteverde

Parks Wildlife Adventure
Highlights from your plan
Zipline
El Trapiche Tour ©
El Trapiche Tour

4
nights
Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica

Manuel Antonio ©
The rainforest meets the sea at Manuel Antonio National Park, a small but scenic natural preserve on the west coast of Costa Rica.
Explore Manuel Antonio's surroundings by going to Jaco (Costa Rica SUP'ers & Zipline). The adventure continues: stroll through Playa Manuel Antonio, let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, and take in the exciting artwork at The Captain's Booty.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Manuel Antonio trip planner.

You can drive from Monteverde to Manuel Antonio in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of shuttle and bus; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) to allow time to drive to La Fortuna de San Carlos.

Things to do in Manuel Antonio

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

Quepos, Jaco
Highlights from your plan
Playa Manuel Antonio ©
Playa Manuel Antonio
Zipline
Manuel Antonio National Park ©
Manuel Antonio National Park

4
nights
La Fortuna de San Carlos, Costa Rica

La Fortuna de San Carlos ©
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.
Change things up with a short trip to Jardins da Cachoeira de La Paz in Vara Blanca (about 1h 50 min away). There's lots more to do: relax and rejuvenate at Tabacon Hot Springs, take a memorable tour with Tours, witness a stunning natural landmark at Ecotermales Fortuna, and view the masterpieces at Onirica Art Gallery.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our La Fortuna de San Carlos online visit planner .

You can drive from Manuel Antonio to La Fortuna de San Carlos in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in La Fortuna de San Carlos

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Jardins da Cachoeira de La Paz
Highlights from your plan
Tabacon Hot Springs ©
Tabacon Hot Springs
River Rafting & Tubing
Canyoning & Rappelling Tours

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