60 days in Central America Itinerary

60 days in Central America Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Central America tour planner

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

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Roatan, Honduras

— 7 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: take a tour by water with Bananarama Dive Center, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, kick back and relax at Little French Key, and admire the natural beauty at Carambola Gardens.

To see other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read Roatan trip itinerary planner.

Findon, UK to Roatan is an approximately 17-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 6 hours traveling from Findon to Roatan. In January, Roatan is warmer than Findon - with highs of 32°C and lows of 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to San Pedro.

Things to do in Roatan

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Beaches

San Pedro, Belize

— 6 nights
San Pedro evolved from small fishing village and now represents one of the most visited locations in Belize.
Spend the 14th (Fri) exploring nature at Bacalar Chico National Park and Marine Reserve. There's much more to do: explore the gorgeous colors at Hol Chan Marine Reserve, shop like a local with Belize Chocolate Company, relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, and discover the deep blue sea with Belize Diving Services.

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You can fly from Roatan to San Pedro in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry, bus, and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Placencia.

Things to do in San Pedro

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trip

Placencia, Belize

— 4 nights
Once a humble fishing village, Placencia has been transformed into a leading tourist destination, with its focus primarily on outdoor activity and natural exploration.
Get out of town with these interesting Placencia side-trips: Outback Trails (in Kendal), Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Preserve (in Dangriga) and Glover's Reef Marine Reserve (in Hopkins). There's still lots to do: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Laughing Bird Caye National Park, see the vivid underwater world at Mesoamerican Reef (Belize Barrier Reef), trot along with a tour on horseback, and browse the exhibits of Lola Art Studio.

To see more things to do and other tourist information, you can read our Placencia trip itinerary builder site.

You can fly from San Pedro to Placencia in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, car, and bus; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in January, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can fly to La Democracia.

Things to do in Placencia

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

La Democracia, Belize

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at The Belize Zoo.

For traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the La Democracia trip itinerary tool.

Getting from Placencia to La Democracia by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and car. In January in La Democracia, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 24°C at night. On the 22nd (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Tikal National Park.

Things to do in La Democracia

Zoos & Aquariums · Parks
Highlights from your trip

Tikal National Park, Guatemala

— 1 night
Take a trip to Tikal National Park and discover an ancient city in the thick tropical jungle.
On the 23rd (Sun), take in the spiritual surroundings of Tikal.

To find traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read Tikal National Park trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from La Democracia to Tikal National Park in 3.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to travel to Antigua.

Things to do in Tikal National Park

Historic Sites
Highlights from your trip

Antigua, Guatemala

— 6 nights
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Antigua: Guatemala City (Museo Popol Vuh, Museo Ixchel del Traje Indigena, &more). There's lots more to do: contemplate the geological forces at Volcán Pacaya, explore the ancient world of Convento de las Capuchinas, don't miss a visit to Cerro de la Cruz, and experience rural life at Caoba Farms.

To see more things to do, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Antigua attractions app.

You can do a combination of shuttle and flight from Tikal National Park to Antigua in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. January in Antigua sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to San Salvador.

Things to do in Antigua

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trip

San Salvador, El Salvador

— 6 nights
The country's capital, San Salvador sits in a scenic position surrounded by impressive volcanoes.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near San Salvador: Lake Coatepeque (in Coatepeque) and Santa Ana (Izalco Volcano & Santa Ana Volcano). There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Cinquera Rain Forest Park, explore the ancient world of Joya de Ceren Archaeological Park, get engrossed in the history at Museum of the Word and Image, and walk around Bicentennial Park.

To find other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read San Salvador trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Antigua to San Salvador takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Antigua in January: high temperatures in San Salvador hover around 36°C and lows are around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can fly to Panama City.

Things to do in San Salvador

Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trips

Panama City, Panama

— 6 nights

Dubai of Latin America

Arguably the most modern of Central American cities, Panama City boasts a shimmering skyline of glass skyscrapers.
Spend the 7th (Mon) exploring nature at Metropolitan National Park. There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Panama Canal, head outdoors with Ancon Hill, explore the ancient world of Panama La Vieja, and snap pictures at Bridge of the Americas.

To find maps, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Panama City online vacation maker.

Traveling by flight from San Salvador to Panama City takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from San Salvador to Panama City due to the time zone difference. Traveling from San Salvador in February, Panama City is a bit warmer at night with lows of 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Granada.

Things to do in Panama City

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Granada, Nicaragua

— 3 nights

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.
Explore Granada's surroundings by going to Masaya Volcano (in Masaya) and Apoyo (in La Laguna de Apoyo). Next up on the itinerary: head off the coast to Islets of Granada, get impressive views of Mombacho, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia de La Merced, and whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Granada day trip planning site.

Getting from Panama City to Granada by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive; or do a combination of bus and car. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) to allow time to drive to La Fortuna de San Carlos.

Things to do in Granada

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

La Fortuna de San Carlos, Costa Rica

— 7 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.
Go for a jaunt from La Fortuna de San Carlos to El Castillo to see Butterfly Conservatory about 38 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: witness a stunning natural landmark at Tabacon Hot Springs, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Arenal Volcano, trot along with a tour on horseback, and let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour.

Before you visit La Fortuna de San Carlos, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

You can drive from Granada to La Fortuna de San Carlos in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of shuttle and bus; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Monteverde.

Things to do in La Fortuna de San Carlos

Parks · Nature · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trips

Monteverde, Costa Rica

— 5 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.
Monteverde is known for adventure, parks, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: stroll through Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve, take a peaceful walk through Curi Cancha Reserve, take in nature's colorful creations at Monteverde Orchid Garden, and take in the views from Santa Elena Skywalk.

To see reviews, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Monteverde trip maker.

You can drive from La Fortuna de San Carlos to Monteverde in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Manuel Antonio.

Things to do in Monteverde

Parks · Wildlife · Adventure · Spas

Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica

— 4 nights
The rainforest meets the sea at Manuel Antonio National Park, a small but scenic natural preserve on the west coast of Costa Rica.
Venture out of the city with trips to Parque Nacional Marino Ballena (in Uvita), Horseback Riding Tours (in Esterillos Este) and Canyoning & Rappelling Tours (in Jaco). The adventure continues: stroll through Playa Manuel Antonio, contemplate the waterfront views at Kokopelli, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, and find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area.

To see other places to visit, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Manuel Antonio trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Monteverde to Manuel Antonio takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can go by car to Tortuguero.

Things to do in Manuel Antonio

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

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 2nd (Wed): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Tortuguero National Park.

For other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Tortuguero travel route planner.

Drive from Manuel Antonio to Tortuguero in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in March, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to go by car to Vara Blanca.

Things to do in Tortuguero

Parks · Nature
Highlights from your trip

Vara Blanca, Costa Rica

— 2 nights
A vacation in Vara Blanca, located in the heart of Costa Rica, offers excellent access to a number of attractions across the area.
On the 3rd (Thu), admire the sheer force of Jardins da Cachoeira de La Paz and then tour the pleasant surroundings at La Paz Waterfall and Peace Lodge Gardens.

For other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Vara Blanca online trip builder.

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. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Vara Blanca

Parks · Nature · Wildlife
Highlights from your trip