30 days in Central America Itinerary

30 days in Central America Itinerary

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Roatan, Honduras
— 4 nights
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San Pedro, Belize
— 4 nights
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San Salvador, El Salvador
— 2 nights
Fly
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Panama City, Panama
— 2 nights
Ferry
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Contadora Island, Panama
— 3 nights
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Drake Bay, Costa Rica
— 2 nights
Drive
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Uvita, Costa Rica
— 2 nights
Drive
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Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica
— 2 nights
Drive
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Tortuguero, Costa Rica
— 1 night
Drive
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La Fortuna de San Carlos, Costa Rica
— 4 nights
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Monteverde, Costa Rica
— 2 nights
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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 trip includes some of its best attractions: get a new perspective on things with West Bay Divers, look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, and kick back and relax at West Bay Beach.

To see other places to visit, photos, maps, and tourist information, read our Roatan online road trip planner.

Findon, UK to Roatan is an approximately 17-hour flight. You'll gain 6 hours traveling from Findon to Roatan due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Findon in September, expect Roatan to be much hotter, temps between 38°C and 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can fly to San Pedro.

Things to do in Roatan

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

San Pedro, Belize

— 4 nights
San Pedro evolved from small fishing village and now represents one of the most visited locations in Belize.
Spend the 8th (Wed) exploring nature at Bacalar Chico National Park and Marine Reserve. There's lots more to do: see the vivid underwater world at Hol Chan Marine Reserve, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, and cross one thing off your bucket list with a skydiving experience.

To find traveler tips, photos, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our San Pedro trip itinerary builder website.

Traveling by flight from Roatan to San Pedro takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, bus, and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In September, daily temperatures in San Pedro can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) to allow time to fly to San Salvador.

Things to do in San Pedro

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trip

San Salvador, El Salvador

— 2 nights
The country's capital, San Salvador sits in a scenic position surrounded by impressive volcanoes.
On the 10th (Fri), see the interesting displays at Monseñor Romero Center, then pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia El Rosario, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Cinquera Rain Forest Park, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica de la Ceiba de Nuestra Senora de Guadalupe. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Museo Nacional de Antropología Dr. David J. Guzman and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find ratings, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, use the San Salvador trip planning tool.

Getting from San Pedro to San Salvador by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from San Pedro in September since evenings lows in San Salvador dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) to allow time to fly to Panama City.

Things to do in San Salvador

Wildlife · Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Sun): delve into the distant past at Panama La Vieja, take an in-depth tour of Museo del Canal Interoceanico de Panama, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Casco Viejo. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Amador Causeway (Calzada de Amador), make a trip to Panama Canal, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia del Carmen.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Panama City itinerary maker app.

You can fly from San Salvador to Panama City in 5.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from San Salvador to Panama City is 1 hour. Traveling from San Salvador in September, expect a bit warmer with lows of 28°C in Panama City. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can travel to Contadora Island.

Things to do in Panama City

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums

Contadora Island, Panama

— 3 nights
The most visited of the islands in the archipelago, Contadora Island benefits from having the area's only airport, linking it to the mainland and boosting tourism.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Larga, kick back and relax at Playa de las Suecas, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Cacique. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Ejecutiva and then see majestic marine mammals with Coral Dreams.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, use the Contadora Island holiday website.

Ride a ferry from Panama City to Contadora Island in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and ferry; or do a combination of subway and ferry. In September, daily temperatures in Contadora Island can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Drake Bay.

Things to do in Contadora Island

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife

Drake Bay, Costa Rica

— 2 nights
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Fri): head off the coast to Cano Island. On your second day here, get outside with The Divine Dolphin and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Naturaseekers.

To see photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Drake Bay itinerary site.

Explore your travel options from Contadora Island to Drake Bay with the Route module. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Contadora Island to Drake Bay due to the time zone difference. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Uvita.

Things to do in Drake Bay

Wildlife · Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Uvita, Costa Rica

— 2 nights
Ideal for visitors looking to escape Costa Rica's busy beaches, Uvita offers a serene atmosphere and plenty of uncrowded sand for a leisurely vacation.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Sun): kick back and relax at Parque Nacional Marino Ballena and then soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Mon): explore the activities along Kokopelli and then ride a horse along Rancho La Merced National Wildlife Refuge.

For traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Uvita driving holiday planning website.

You can drive from Drake Bay to Uvita in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can go by car to Manuel Antonio.

Things to do in Uvita

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trip

Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica

— 2 nights
The rainforest meets the sea at Manuel Antonio National Park, a small but scenic natural preserve on the west coast of Costa Rica.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Manuel Antonio and then head outdoors with Outdoor Activities. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed): look for gifts at Altair Souvenir & Gallery Shop, then find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, and then see Off-Road Tours.

To see photos, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Manuel Antonio visit planning app.

Drive from Uvita to Manuel Antonio in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can go by car to Tortuguero.

Things to do in Manuel Antonio

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Beaches

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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Tortuguero National Park.

For more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, use the Tortuguero road trip site.

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. In September, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) to allow time to drive 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 trip includes some of its best attractions: relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, relax and rejuvenate at Tabacon Hot Springs, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Arenal Volcano, and admire the sheer force of La Fortuna Waterfall.

Plan a La Fortuna de San Carlos trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

Drive from Tortuguero to La Fortuna de San Carlos in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can drive to Monteverde.

Things to do in La Fortuna de San Carlos

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

Monteverde, Costa Rica

— 2 nights
Monteverde is all about natural attractions, not surprising for an eco-tourism hotspot known for its cloud forests and rich diversity of animal life.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Tue): indulge in some personalized pampering at Monteverde Massage Center and then stroll through Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve. On your second day here, view the masterpieces at Arte Jaguar Gallery, kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, and then head outdoors with Guia Naturalista Olman Gonzalez.

To see traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Monteverde road trip tool.

Getting from La Fortuna de San Carlos to Monteverde by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Monteverde

Wildlife · Parks · Tours · Adventure