29 days in Central America Itinerary

29 days in Central America Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Toronto, Canada
Fly + Shuttle:  9 h 30 min
1
Granada, Nicaragua
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
2
San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
3
Isla de Ometepe, Nicaragua
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h 30 min
4
Big Corn Island, Nicaragua
— 1 night
Fly + Bus:  4 h 45 min
5
Leon, Nicaragua
— 3 nights
+5
Bus + Fly + Foot + Bus + Foot + Bus:  5 h 30 min
6
Antigua, Guatemala
— 3 nights
Shuttle:  4 h
7
Copan Ruinas, Honduras
— 3 nights
Drive:  4 h 45 min
8
San Salvador, El Salvador
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + Taxi + Ferry:  3 h 45 min
9
Utila, Honduras
— 2 nights
Ferry:  1 h 15 min
10
Roatan, Honduras
— 5 nights
Fly:  7 h 45 min
End: Toronto, Canada

2
nights
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 15th (Wed), look for gifts at Tio Antonio Hamaca and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at La Capilla Maria Auxiliadora. Keep things going the next day: admire the masterpieces at Casa de Los Tres Mundos, see the interesting displays at Centro Cultural Antiguo Convento San Francisco, then head off the coast to Islets of Granada, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de Granada, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia de La Merced.

For ratings, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Granada road trip planning site.

Toronto, Canada to Granada is an approximately 12- hour combination of flight and shuttle. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Toronto to Granada due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to drive to San Juan del Sur.

Things to do in Granada

Museums Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Islets of Granada ©
Islets of Granada
Mi Museo ©
Mi Museo
Iglesia de La Merced ©
Iglesia de La Merced

3
nights
San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua

Set in a crescent-shaped bay, San Juan del Sur has become known as a popular surfing spot and coastal holiday destination for Nicaraguan families and international visitors alike.
Get in touch with nature at Zipline and Playa Hermosa. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Playa el Coco and Playa Escameca. And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at La Flor Beach Natural Reserve, view the masterpieces at The Art Warehouse, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, and don't miss a visit to Mirador del Cristo de la Misericordia.

To see photos, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the San Juan del Sur online trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Granada to San Juan del Sur by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of shuttle and bus; or take a shuttle. In May in San Juan del Sur, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 30°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can go by car to Isla de Ometepe.

Things to do in San Juan del Sur

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Zipline
Playa Hermosa ©
Playa Hermosa
La Flor Beach Natural Reserve ©
La Flor Beach Natural Reserve

2
nights
Isla de Ometepe, Nicaragua

Isla de Ometepe ©
Isla de Ometepe may be small in size, but it boasts two large volcanoes that dominate its landscape and influence the local lifestyle.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Tue): examine the collection at El Ceibo Museums, get impressive views of Volcan Maderas, and then admire the local landmark of Ojo de Agua. Keep things going the next day: explore the activities along Laguna Charco Verde, then contemplate the geological forces at Volcan Concepcion, and then examine the collection at Museo Ometepe.

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You can drive from San Juan del Sur to Isla de Ometepe in 2.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) to allow time to fly to Big Corn Island.

Things to do in Isla de Ometepe

Nature Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
Volcan Concepcion ©
Volcan Concepcion
El Ceibo Museums ©
El Ceibo Museums
Laguna Charco Verde ©
Laguna Charco Verde

1
night
Big Corn Island, Nicaragua

The larger of the two islands, Big Corn Island offers a laid-back atmosphere and tropical island scenery.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): step off the mainland to explore nautilus corn island and then take a memorable tour with Tours.

For ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Big Corn Island trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Isla de Ometepe to Big Corn Island takes 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of bus, taxi, and ferry. In May, daytime highs in Big Corn Island are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can travel to Leon.

Things to do in Big Corn Island

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
nautilus corn island ©
nautilus corn island

3
nights
Leon, Nicaragua

Leon ©
A cultured and storied city, Leon attracts guests from all over the world, drawn to the second city's style, thriving intellectual life, and liveliness.
Visiting Juan Venado Island Nature Reserve and Adrenaline & Extreme Tours will get you outdoors. Get a sense of the local culture at Calvary Church - Sweet Name of Jesus and Church The Recollection. There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Museo de Arte Fundacion Ortiz-Gurdian, stop by Catedral de la Asunción, stroll through Playa Las Penitas, and kick back and relax at Playa Poneloya.

For where to stay, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Leon vacation maker tool.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Big Corn Island to Leon takes 12.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and taxi; or do a combination of ferry, taxi, bus, and car. Traveling from Big Corn Island in May, expect nights in Leon to be about the same, around 30°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 39°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to travel to Antigua.

Things to do in Leon

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Juan Venado Island Nature Reserve
Highlights from your plan
Playa Las Penitas ©
Playa Las Penitas
Juan Venado Island Nature Reserve ©
Juan Venado Island Nature Reserve
Calvary Church - Sweet Name of Jesus ©
Calvary Church - Sweet Name of Jesus

3
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.
Do your shopping at Casa del Jade and Paseo Cayala. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Palacio Nacional and Iglesia de La Merced. Venture out of the city with trips to Guatemala City (La Merced, Museo Ixchel del Traje Indigena, &more). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the geological forces at Volcán Pacaya, explore the ancient world of El Mirador, steep yourself in history at Iglesia de San Francisco El Grande, and examine the collection at ChocoMuseo.

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Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Leon to Antigua takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Leon in May, expect Antigua to be slightly colder, temps between 31°C and 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a shuttle to Copan Ruinas.

Things to do in Antigua

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trips

Guatemala City, El Mirador
Highlights from your plan
Volcán Pacaya ©
Volcán Pacaya
Palacio Nacional ©
Palacio Nacional
Casa Santo Domingo Museums ©
Casa Santo Domingo Museums

3
nights
Copan Ruinas, Honduras

Copan Ruinas ©
The colorful, cultural town of Copan boasts attractions old and new, manmade and natural.
Get some historical perspective at Mayan Ball Court and Amphitheatre. Let the collections at Sculpture Museum and Museo de Arqueologia capture your imagination. Next up on the itinerary: delve into the distant past at Copan Ruinas, appreciate the extensive heritage of Sepulturas, see the interesting displays at Museo Escolar Casa K'Inich, and contemplate the long history of Pyramid over Rosalila Temple.

To find where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Copan Ruinas trip planner.

You can take a shuttle from Antigua to Copan Ruinas in 5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Antigua in May, with highs in Copan Ruinas at 35°C and lows at 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to go by car to San Salvador.

Things to do in Copan Ruinas

Historic Sites Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
Sculpture Museum ©
Sculpture Museum
Mayan Ball Court ©
Mayan Ball Court
Copan Ruinas ©
Copan Ruinas

3
nights
San Salvador, El Salvador

San Salvador ©
The country's capital, San Salvador sits in a scenic position surrounded by impressive volcanoes.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Museo de Arte de El Salvador and Museo Nacional de Antropología Dr. David J. Guzman. Step out of the city life by going to Parque Nacional El Boqueron and Cinquera Rain Forest Park. There's lots more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia El Rosario, get engrossed in the history at Museo del Ferrocarril y Parque Tematico, examine the collection at Monseñor Romero Center, and discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our San Salvador trip itinerary website.

You can drive from Copan Ruinas to San Salvador in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus. In June, daytime highs in San Salvador are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Utila.

Things to do in San Salvador

Parks Nature Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Parque Nacional El Boqueron ©
Parque Nacional El Boqueron
Museo de Arte de El Salvador ©
Museo de Arte de El Salvador

2
nights
Utila, Honduras

The island of Utila has become known as a good place to learn how to dive in Latin America.
On the 6th (Thu), step off the mainland to explore Utila Cays Diving and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Keep things going the next day: stroll through Iguana Research & Breeding Station and then enjoy the sand and surf at Bando Beach.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Utila online itinerary builder.

Getting from San Salvador to Utila by combination of flight and ferry takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight, bus, and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In June in Utila, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 27°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Roatan.

Things to do in Utila

Parks Outdoors Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Iguana Research & Breeding Station ©
Iguana Research & Breeding Station
Utila Cays Diving ©
Utila Cays Diving

5
nights
Roatan, Honduras

The largest of the Bay Islands, Roatan is the most developed and the most popular among its neighbors.
Get a sense of the local culture at Waves of Art and Roatan Underwater Museum. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Half Moon Bay and Blue Harbor Tropical Arboretum. There's much more to do: get outside with Outdoor Activities, stroll through West Bay Beach, and get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Roatan vacation planner.

Ride a ferry from Utila to Roatan in 1.5 hours. June in Roatan sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 28°C at night. On the 12th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Roatan

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Zipline
West Bay Beach ©
West Bay Beach
Blue Harbor Tropical Arboretum ©
Blue Harbor Tropical Arboretum

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