27 days in Central America Itinerary

27 days in Central America Itinerary

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1
San Jose, Costa Rica
— 1 night
2
Bocas Town, Panama
— 2 nights
3
Panama City, Panama
— 4 nights
4
David, Panama
— 2 nights
5
Managua, Nicaragua
— 1 night
6
San Salvador, El Salvador
— 2 nights
7
Guatemala City, Guatemala
— 3 nights
8
Belize City, Belize
— 2 nights
9
Roatan, Honduras
— 2 nights
10
Tegucigalpa, Honduras
— 2 nights

1
night
San Jose, Costa Rica

San Jose ©
A trip to San Jose, the capital, commercial center, and cultural hub of Costa Rica, gives you a chance to experience the lively atmosphere and rich cultural past of this vibrant country.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Parque La Sabana as well as Metropolitan Church (Catedral Metropolitana). On the 2nd (Sun), explore the world behind art at Museo de Arte Costarricense, get engrossed in the history at Jade Museum, thenget engrossed in the history at Museo Nacional De Costa Rica, and finally examine the collection at Pre-Columbian Gold Museum. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the geological forces at Poas Volcano, walk around Parque La Sabana, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Metropolitan Church (Catedral Metropolitana).

To find traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read San Jose road trip planning website.

Cluj-Napoca, Romania to San Jose is an approximately 21.5-hour flight. Traveling from Cluj-Napoca to San Jose, you'll gain 8 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Cluj-Napoca in August since evenings lows in San Jose dip to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to travel to Bocas Town.

Things to do in San Jose

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trip

Poas Volcano
Highlights from your plan
Pre-Columbian Gold Museum ©
Pre-Columbian Gold Museum
Poas Volcano
Poas Volcano
Museo Nacional De Costa Rica ©
Museo Nacional De Costa Rica

2
nights
Bocas Town, Panama

Bocas Town ©
The colorful and relaxed Bocas Town has a welcoming atmosphere, with the modestly sized urban area showcasing typical Caribbean clapboard houses and home to a mixed community from across the world.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Dolphin Bay Preserve as well as Parque Nacional Marino Isla Bastimentos. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Tue): stroll around Parque Nacional Marino Isla Bastimentos and then take in nature's colorful creations at Finca Los Monos Botanical Garden. On the next day, stroll through Dolphin Bay Preserve and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Starfish Beach.

For ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Bocas Town trip planner.

Fly from San Jose to Bocas Town in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or do a combination of bus and car. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from San Jose to Bocas Town due to the time zone difference. Traveling from San Jose in August, expect somewhat warmer with lows of °C in Bocas Town. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Panama City.

Things to do in Bocas Town

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Finca Los Monos Botanical Garden
Highlights from your plan
Finca Los Monos Botanical Garden ©
Finca Los Monos Botanical Garden
Starfish Beach
Starfish Beach
Parque Nacional Marino Isla Bastimentos ©
Parque Nacional Marino Isla Bastimentos

4
nights
Panama City, Panama

Panama City ©
Arguably the most modern of Central American cities, Panama City boasts a shimmering skyline of glass skyscrapers.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Avenida Balboa, Punta Culebra Nature Center, Summit Botanical Gardens, and other attractions you added. Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Panama Canal, get to know the fascinating history of Casco Viejo, get engrossed in the history at Museo del Canal Interoceanico de Panama, and visit Cinta Costera.

For traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Panama City trip planning app.

Traveling by flight from Bocas Town to Panama City takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. When traveling from Bocas Town in August, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Panama City: temperatures range from °C by day to °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can travel to David.

Things to do in Panama City

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

2
nights
David, Panama

David ©
A base for exploring the west of the country and further afield, David benefits from the Pan-American Highway going right through town, linking it to cities in the east of Panama, and Costa Rica.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Sendero Los Quetzales (The Quetzales Trail), Pipeline Trail, Volcan Baru National Park, and other attractions you added. Start off your visit on the 10th (Mon): get impressive views of Volcan Baru National Park, thentour the pleasant surroundings at Jungla de Panama Wildlife Refuge, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Pipeline Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the sheer force of The Lost Waterfalls-Boquete and then trek along Sendero Los Quetzales (The Quetzales Trail).

To find where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the David trip itinerary tool.

Getting from Panama City to David by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In August in David, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Managua.

Things to do in David

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trip

Boquete
Highlights from your plan
Jungla de Panama Wildlife Refuge ©
Jungla de Panama Wildlife Refuge
Volcan Baru National Park ©
Volcan Baru National Park
The Lost Waterfalls-Boquete ©
The Lost Waterfalls-Boquete

1
night
Managua, Nicaragua

Managua
Nicaragua's largest and capital city, Managua remains relatively unknown as a tourist destination, though it boasts a scenic location on the southwestern shore of the Xolotlan Lake.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Mombacho Volcano National Preserve as well as Apoyo. On the 12th (Wed), make a trip to Plaza de la Revolucion, don't miss a visit to Puerto Salvador Allende, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santiago of Managua Cathedral, thendon't miss a visit to Loma de Tiscapa, and finally explore the activities along Apoyo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll through Mombacho Volcano National Preserve, thenpause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de Granada, thenmake a trip to Parque Colon de Granada, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia de La Merced.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, use the Managua attractions planning tool.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from David to Managua. Traveling from David to Managua, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) to allow time to travel to San Salvador.

Things to do in Managua

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

Granada, Apoyo
Highlights from your plan
Apoyo
Apoyo
Mombacho Volcano National Preserve ©
Mombacho Volcano National Preserve
Puerto Salvador Allende ©
Puerto Salvador Allende

2
nights
San Salvador, El Salvador

San Salvador ©
The country's capital, San Salvador sits in a scenic position surrounded by impressive volcanoes.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Museo Nacional de Antropología Dr. David J. Guzman as well as Museo de Arte de El Salvador. Start off your visit on the 14th (Fri): pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia El Rosario, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Catedral Metropolitana, examine the collection at Monseñor Romero Center, thenadmire the masterpieces at Museo de Arte de El Salvador, and finally explore the ancient world of Joya de Ceren Archaeological Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Sat): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Parque Nacional El Boqueron and then see the interesting displays at Museo Nacional de Antropología Dr. David J. Guzman.

For reviews, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, use the San Salvador online itinerary maker.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Managua to San Salvador. In August in San Salvador, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can travel to Guatemala City.

Things to do in San Salvador

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Parque Nacional El Boqueron ©
Parque Nacional El Boqueron
Iglesia El Rosario ©
Iglesia El Rosario

3
nights
Guatemala City, Guatemala

Guatemala City ©
The largest city in Central America and the country's capital, Guatemala City contains historic sights and modern businesses.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes National Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology, Volcán Pacaya, Acatenango Volcano, and other attractions you added. Go for a jaunt from Guatemala City to Antigua to see Casa Santo Domingo Museums about 1 hour away. Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at Palacio Nacional, take in the spiritual surroundings of Catedral Metropolitana, buy something for everyone on your list at Paseo Cayala, and see the interesting displays at Museo Ixchel del Traje Indigena.

For maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Guatemala City road trip website.

You can fly from San Salvador to Guatemala City in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from San Salvador in August, things will get slightly colder in Guatemala City: highs are around °C and lows about °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Belize City.

Things to do in Guatemala City

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Antigua
Highlights from your plan
Palacio Nacional ©
Palacio Nacional
Volcán Pacaya ©
Volcán Pacaya
Acatenango Volcano ©
Acatenango Volcano

2
nights
Belize City, Belize

Belize City ©
Belize's biggest urban center, Belize City is a culturally diverse seaside destination.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Shark Ray Alley, Turneffe Reef, Blue Hole National Park, and other attractions you added. Step out of Belize City to go to La Democracia and see The Belize Zoo, which is approximately 42 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Museum of Belize.

To see where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Belize City vacation planner.

You can fly from Guatemala City to Belize City in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Guatemala City in August, expect Belize City to be somewhat warmer, temps between °C and °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to fly to Roatan.

Things to do in Belize City

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

Lamanai Archaeological Reserve, Turneffe Reef, The Belize Zoo, Blue Hole National Park, Shark Ray Alley
Highlights from your plan
The Belize Zoo ©
The Belize Zoo
Lamanai Archaeological Reserve ©
Lamanai Archaeological Reserve
Blue Hole National Park ©
Blue Hole National Park

2
nights
Roatan, Honduras

Roatan ©
The largest of the Bay Islands, Roatan is the most developed and the most popular among its neighbors.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Little French Key, Carambola Gardens, Half Moon Bay, and other attractions. On the 22nd (Sat), stroll through West Bay Beach, admire the natural beauty at Carambola Gardens, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Little French Key. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: walk around Gumbalimba Park, thencontemplate the waterfront views at Half Moon Bay, and then stroll through Blue Harbor Tropical Arboretum.

For more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Roatan trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Belize City to Roatan takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, car, and bus; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to travel to Tegucigalpa.

Things to do in Roatan

Parks Wildlife Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Little French Key ©
Little French Key
West Bay Beach ©
West Bay Beach
Gumbalimba Park ©
Gumbalimba Park

2
nights
Tegucigalpa, Honduras

Tegucigalpa ©
Capital of Honduras, the 400-year-old city of Tegucigalpa boasts an impressive ensemble of colonial buildings flanking old stone streets, which lead to hillside parks and lively squares.
You've now added Parque Nacional La Tigra to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 24th (Mon): explore the striking landscape of Parque Nacional La Tigra. On the next day, examine the collection at Museo para la Identidad Nacional, walk around Naciones Unidas El Picacho Park, and then wander the streets of Parque Central.

To find maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Tegucigalpa trip maker.

Traveling by flight from Roatan to Tegucigalpa takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Roatan in August: high temperatures in Tegucigalpa hover around °C and lows are around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tegucigalpa

Parks Nature Museums
Highlights from your plan
Naciones Unidas El Picacho Park ©
Naciones Unidas El Picacho Park
Museo para la Identidad Nacional ©
Museo para la Identidad Nacional
Parque Nacional La Tigra ©
Parque Nacional La Tigra

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