60 days in Central America Itinerary

60 days in Central America Itinerary

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Fly
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Panama City, Panama
— 6 nights
Fly
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Granada, Nicaragua
— 2 nights
Drive
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La Fortuna de San Carlos, Costa Rica
— 7 nights
Drive
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Tortuguero, Costa Rica
— 1 night
Drive
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Vara Blanca, Costa Rica
— 2 nights
Drive
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Monteverde, Costa Rica
— 5 nights
Drive
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Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica
— 4 nights
Fly
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San Salvador, El Salvador
— 6 nights
Drive
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Antigua, Guatemala
— 6 nights
Fly to Flores, Shuttle to Tikal National Park
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Tikal National Park, Guatemala
— 1 night
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Tikal National Park, Guatemala
— 1 night
Drive
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La Democracia, Belize
— 1 night
Drive
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Placencia, Belize
— 4 nights
Fly
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San Pedro, Belize
— 6 nights
Fly
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Roatan, Honduras
— 7 nights
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Panama City, Panama

Dubai of Latin America

Arguably the most modern of Central American cities, Panama City boasts a shimmering skyline of glass skyscrapers.
Panama City is known for historic sites, shopping, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Panama Canal, delve into the distant past at Panama La Vieja, take a stroll through Cinta Costera, and explore the striking landscape of Soberania National Park.

To find maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Panama City online itinerary planner.

Sacramento, USA to Panama City is an approximately 12-hour flight. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 3 hours traveling from Sacramento to Panama City. Plan for much warmer temperatures traveling from Sacramento in January, with highs in Panama City at 88°F and lows at 76°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can travel to Granada.

Things to do in Panama City

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Neighborhoods

2
nights
Granada, Nicaragua

La Gran Sultana

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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Fri): admire the masterpieces at Casa de Los Tres Mundos, then step off the mainland to explore Islets of Granada, and then examine the collection at Centro Cultural Antiguo Convento San Francisco. On your second day here, admire the striking features of Tesoros de Nicaragua - Gourmet & Gift - Shop, contemplate the waterfront views at Apoyo, then make a trip to Parque Xalteva, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia de Xalteva, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia de La Merced.

To find maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Granada trip planner.

Fly from Panama City to Granada in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Traveling from Panama City to Granada, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to go by car to La Fortuna de San Carlos.

Things to do in Granada

Museums · Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trip

7
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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: take in the natural beauty of Tabacon Hot Springs, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Arenal, skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour, and indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour.

For ratings, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read our La Fortuna de San Carlos holiday planning app.

You can drive from Granada to La Fortuna de San Carlos in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and bus; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Tortuguero.

Things to do in La Fortuna de San Carlos

Parks · Nature · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trip

1
night
Tortuguero, Costa Rica

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.
On the 17th (Sun), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Tortuguero National Park.

To find ratings, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, use the Tortuguero trip itinerary planning site.

Getting from La Fortuna de San Carlos to Tortuguero by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 83°F in January, and nighttime lows around 70°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can drive to Vara Blanca.

Things to do in Tortuguero

Parks · Nature
Highlights from your trip

2
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Vara Blanca, Costa Rica

A vacation in Vara Blanca, located in the heart of Costa Rica, offers excellent access to a number of attractions across the area.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Mon): admire the sheer force of Jardins da Cachoeira de La Paz and then take in the dramatic scenery at La Paz Waterfall and Peace Lodge Gardens. Here are some ideas for day two: get impressive views of Poas Volcano and then take in the dramatic scenery at Los Chorros Waterfalls.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Vara Blanca travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Tortuguero to Vara Blanca takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, bus, and taxi; or do a combination of ferry, bus, and taxi. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Monteverde.

Things to do in Vara Blanca

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

5
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Monteverde, Costa Rica

Monteverde is all about natural attractions, not surprising for an eco-tourism hotspot known for its cloud forests and rich diversity of animal life.
Take a break from Monteverde with a short trip to Finca El Paraiso in Los Tornos, about 40 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve, whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, admire the natural beauty at Monteverde Orchid Garden, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Santa Elena Skywalk.

For more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Monteverde online itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Vara Blanca to Monteverde takes 3.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can drive to Manuel Antonio.

Things to do in Monteverde

Parks · Wildlife · Tours · Adventure

Side Trip

4
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Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica

The rainforest meets the sea at Manuel Antonio National Park, a small but scenic natural preserve on the west coast of Costa Rica.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Manuel Antonio: Canyoning & Rappelling Tours (in Jaco), Uvita (Spas & Wellness & Rancho La Merced National Wildlife Refuge) and Mama Toucan's Natural and Organic Food Store (in Dominical). There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Playa Manuel Antonio, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Birding Spots Manuel Antonio, and explore the wealth of natural beauty at Manuel Antonio National Park.

For more things to do, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Manuel Antonio journey planning tool.

You can drive from Monteverde to Manuel Antonio in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to travel to San Salvador.

Things to do in Manuel Antonio

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trips

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San Salvador, El Salvador

The country's capital, San Salvador sits in a scenic position surrounded by impressive volcanoes.
Venture out of the city with trips to Playa El Tunco (in El Tunco) and Santa Ana (Santa Ana Volcano & Izalco Volcano). The adventure continues: explore the ancient world of Joya de Ceren Archaeological Park, examine the collection at Museo Nacional de Antropología Dr. David J. Guzman, look for gifts at Mercado Nacional de Artesanias, and walk around Bicentennial Park.

To see ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the San Salvador trip itinerary maker site.

Fly from Manuel Antonio to San Salvador in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 88°F, and evening lows to 64°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to go by car to Antigua.

Things to do in San Salvador

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trips

6
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Antigua, Guatemala

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Antigua: Guatemala City (Catedral Metropolitana, Palacio Nacional, &more). There's still lots to do: contemplate the geological forces at Volcán Pacaya, don't miss a visit to Cerro de la Cruz, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia de San Francisco El Grande, and explore the ancient world of Arco de Santa Catalina.

To find other places to visit and more tourist information, go to the Antigua trip planning app.

Traveling by car from San Salvador to Antigua takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from San Salvador in February, expect Antigua to be slightly colder, temps between 76°F and 55°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to travel to Tikal National Park.

Things to do in Antigua

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trip

1
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Tikal National Park, Guatemala

Take a trip to Tikal National Park and discover an ancient city in the thick tropical jungle.
For other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Tikal National Park trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by combination of flight and shuttle from Antigua to Tikal National Park takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. On the 10th (Wed), you're off to Tikal National Park.

Things to do in Tikal National Park

Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife

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Tikal National Park, Guatemala

Start off your visit on the 11th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tikal.

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Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) to allow time to travel to La Democracia.

Things to do in Tikal National Park

Historic Sites
Highlights from your trip

1
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La Democracia, Belize

On the 12th (Fri), get to know the resident critters at The Belize Zoo.

For other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our La Democracia day trip planning website.

Getting from Tikal National Park to La Democracia by car takes about 3.5 hours. In February in La Democracia, expect temperatures between 83°F during the day and 71°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Placencia.

Things to do in La Democracia

Zoos & Aquariums · Parks
Highlights from your trip

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Placencia, Belize

Once a humble fishing village, Placencia has been transformed into a leading tourist destination, with its focus primarily on outdoor activity and natural exploration.
Venture out of the city with trips to Outback Trails (in Kendal) and Dangriga (Maya Center Mayan Museum & Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Preserve). There's lots more to do: head off the coast to Laughing Bird Caye National Park, experience rural life at Bunches of Fun Banana Farm Tours, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Placencia Fellowship, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

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Traveling by car from La Democracia to Placencia takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car and bus. Expect a daytime high around 83°F in February, and nighttime lows around 69°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can catch the flight to San Pedro.

Things to do in Placencia

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

6
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San Pedro, Belize

San Pedro evolved from small fishing village and now represents one of the most visited locations in Belize.
Venture out of the city with trips to Caye Caulker (Red Flower Gallery, The Split, &more). Spend the 19th (Fri) exploring nature at Bacalar Chico National Park and Marine Reserve. There's still lots to do: explore the gorgeous colors at Hol Chan Marine Reserve, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, kick back and relax at Secret Beach Belize, and stop by Belize Chocolate Company.

To see ratings, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read San Pedro trip itinerary planning tool.

Getting from Placencia to San Pedro by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, car, and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 83°F in February, and nighttime lows around 71°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can fly to Roatan.

Things to do in San Pedro

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

7
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Roatan, Honduras

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: discover the deep blue sea with Infinity Divers Aqua Center, stroll around Gumbalimba Park, stroll through Mayan Eden, and indulge in some personalized pampering at Fisioterapista-Massagista Roatan.

To see more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Roatan itinerary maker website.

Traveling by flight from San Pedro to Roatan takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, car, and bus; or do a combination of ferry and bus. February in Roatan sees daily highs of 84°F and lows of 71°F at night. You'll have a few hours on the 1st (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Roatan

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Tours