60 days in Central America Itinerary

60 days in Central America Itinerary

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Fly to Daniel Oduber Quiros International Airport, Drive to Area de Conservacion Guanacaste
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Area de Conservacion Guanacaste, Costa Rica
— 3 nights
Drive
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Monteverde, Costa Rica
— 3 nights
Drive
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La Fortuna de San Carlos, Costa Rica
— 6 nights
Shuttle
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San Jose, Costa Rica
— 4 nights
Drive
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Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica
— 4 nights
Fly
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Panama City, Panama
— 6 nights
Fly
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Granada, Nicaragua
— 3 nights
Fly
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San Salvador, El Salvador
— 6 nights
Fly
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Antigua, Guatemala
— 5 nights
Fly to Flores, Shuttle to Tikal National Park
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Tikal National Park, Guatemala
— 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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Area de Conservacion Guanacaste, Costa Rica

— 3 nights
On the 8th (Sat), spend a day delving into the history of Parque Nacional Santa Rosa.

For reviews, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, use the Area de Conservacion Guanacaste online trip itinerary builder.

Linton, UK to Area de Conservacion Guanacaste is an approximately 19.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Linton to Area de Conservacion Guanacaste, you'll gain 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Monteverde.

Things to do in Area de Conservacion Guanacaste

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Golf
Highlights from your trip

Monteverde, Costa Rica

— 3 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 in nature's colorful creations at Monteverde Orchid Garden, whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, and take in the views from Santa Elena Skywalk.

To see other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Monteverde driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Area de Conservacion Guanacaste to Monteverde takes 3 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can drive to La Fortuna de San Carlos.

Things to do in Monteverde

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Tours

La Fortuna de San Carlos, Costa Rica

— 6 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: soothe aching muscles at Tabacon Hot Springs, scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour, witness a stunning natural landmark at Ecotermales Fortuna, and let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour.

For traveler tips, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, use the La Fortuna de San Carlos trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Monteverde to La Fortuna de San Carlos takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a shuttle to San Jose.

Things to do in La Fortuna de San Carlos

Parks · Nature · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trip

San Jose, Costa Rica

— 4 nights
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Jardins da Cachoeira de La Paz (in Vara Blanca) and Santuario Nacional Nuestra Senora de Los Angeles (in Cartago). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the geological forces at Irazu Volcano National Park, take in the exciting artwork at Galeria Namu, get engrossed in the history at Jade Museum, and get a dose of the wild on Top Travel Costa Rica.

To see other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the San Jose holiday planner.

Take a shuttle from La Fortuna de San Carlos to San Jose in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January in San Jose, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 21°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to go by car to Manuel Antonio.

Things to do in San Jose

Parks · Nature · Museums · Tours

Side Trips

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 Horseback Riding Tours (in Esterillos Este), Parque Nacional Marino Ballena (in Uvita) and Canyoning & Rappelling Tours (in Jaco). There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Playa Manuel Antonio, stroll through Playa Espadilla Norte, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, and relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

For ratings, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Manuel Antonio road trip planning website.

Traveling by car from San Jose to Manuel Antonio takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to fly to Panama City.

Things to do in Manuel Antonio

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Beaches

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 30th (Sun) exploring nature at Metropolitan National Park. There's lots more to do: make a trip to Panama Canal, get outside with Ancon Hill, take an in-depth tour of Museo del Canal Interoceanico de Panama, and delve into the distant past at Panama La Vieja.

For maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Panama City planner.

You can fly from Manuel Antonio to Panama City in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Manuel Antonio to Panama City, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in January, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can 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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Granada: Masaya Volcano (in Masaya) and Apoyo (in La Laguna de Apoyo). Next up on the itinerary: step off the mainland to explore Islets of Granada, contemplate the geological forces at Mombacho, see the interesting displays at Centro Cultural Antiguo Convento San Francisco, and pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia de La Merced.

For where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Granada road trip planner.

You can fly from Panama City to Granada in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or 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. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) to allow time to fly to San Salvador.

Things to do in Granada

Parks · Nature · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

San Salvador, El Salvador

— 6 nights
The country's capital, San Salvador sits in a scenic position surrounded by impressive volcanoes.
Explore San Salvador's surroundings by going to Santa Ana Volcano (in Santa Ana), El Imposible National Park (in Ahuachapan) and Lake Coatepeque (in Coatepeque). Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Cinquera Rain Forest Park, explore the ancient world of Joya de Ceren Archaeological Park, examine the collection at Monseñor Romero Center, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica de la Ceiba de Nuestra Senora de Guadalupe.

To find other places to visit, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our San Salvador online trip maker.

Traveling by flight from Granada to San Salvador takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In February, daytime highs in San Salvador are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Antigua.

Things to do in San Salvador

Parks · Nature · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Antigua, Guatemala

— 5 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). The adventure continues: contemplate the geological forces at Volcán Pacaya, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia de La Merced, take an in-depth tour of Casa Santo Domingo Museums, and make a trip to Cerro de la Cruz.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Antigua trip tool.

You can fly from San Salvador to Antigua in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from San Salvador in February; daily highs in Antigua reach 28°C and lows reach 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to travel to Tikal National Park.

Things to do in Antigua

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trip

Tikal National Park, Guatemala

— 1 night
Take a trip to Tikal National Park and discover an ancient city in the thick tropical jungle.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Thu): take an unorthodox tour of Tikal.

To see reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Tikal National Park online trip itinerary maker.

You can do a combination of flight and shuttle from Antigua to Tikal National Park in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can travel to Placencia.

Things to do in Tikal National Park

Historic Sites
Highlights from your 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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Placencia: Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Preserve (in Dangriga), Glover's Reef Marine Reserve (in Hopkins) and Outback Trails (in Kendal). There's much more to do: head off the coast to Laughing Bird Caye National Park, explore the gorgeous colors at Mesoamerican Reef (Belize Barrier Reef), get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and explore the galleries of Lola Art Studio.

To find maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Placencia route site.

You can drive from Tikal National Park to Placencia in 5.5 hours. In February, daytime highs in Placencia are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) to allow time to fly to San Pedro.

Things to do in Placencia

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

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 24th (Thu) exploring nature at Bacalar Chico National Park and Marine Reserve. There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Hol Chan Marine Reserve, take in the exciting artwork at The Gallery of San Pedro, relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, and cross one thing off your bucket list with a skydiving experience.

For more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our San Pedro trip itinerary planning site.

Traveling by flight from Placencia to San Pedro takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, car, and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In February in San Pedro, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 25°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Roatan.

Things to do in San Pedro

Parks · Wildlife · Shopping · Museums

Side Trip

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: discover the deep blue sea with Bananarama Dive Center, whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, walk around Gumbalimba Park, and soothe aching muscles at Fisioterapista-Massagista Roatan.

For other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Roatan journey website.

You can fly from San Pedro to Roatan in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry, car, and bus; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In February, daily temperatures in Roatan can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Roatan

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Tours