60 days in Central America Itinerary

60 days in Central America Itinerary

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60 days in Central America Itinerary

Start: Chicago, United States
Fly:  12​h
1
Boquete, Panama
— 5 nights
Drive + bus:  3​h 30​min
2
Uvita, Costa Rica
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
4
Monteverde, Costa Rica
— 4 nights
+2
shuttle + foot + ferry:  3​h 15​min
5
Montezuma, Costa Rica
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
6
Nosara, Costa Rica
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
7
Tamarindo, Costa Rica
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
8
Playas del Coco, Costa Rica
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h
9
La Fortuna de San Carlos, Costa Rica
— 5 nights
+2
shuttle + bus + Fly:  8​h 30​min
10
Roatan, Honduras
— 5 nights
Fly:  2​h 15​min
11
San Pedro, Belize
— 4 nights
+2
Fly + Drive + bus:  3​h 15​min
12
San Ignacio, Belize
— 5 nights
+2
bus + Drive + Fly:  2​h
13
Belize City, Belize
— 6 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
End: Chicago, United States

5
nights
Boquete, Panama

Boquete ©
Now known internationally for its fresh mountain air, year-round pleasant temperatures, and large community of North American expats, Boquete has changed rapidly since the start of the century, changing from a humble mountain town, into a humble mountain surrounded by gated communities and estates.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Boquete Bees and Isla Zapatillas. Next up on the itinerary: take in the dramatic scenery at The Lost Waterfalls-Boquete, hike along Sendero Los Quetzales (The Quetzales Trail), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Volcan Baru National Park, and indulge in your favorite hot beverage with a coffee and tea tour.

For more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Boquete online day trip planner .

Chicago, USA to Boquete is an approximately 12-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is 1 hour. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Uvita.

Things to do in Boquete

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Bocas del Toro Province
Highlights from your plan
Isla Zapatillas ©
Isla Zapatillas
Boquete Bees ©
Boquete Bees
The Lost Waterfalls-Boquete ©
The Lost Waterfalls-Boquete

4
nights
Uvita, Costa Rica

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Parasailing & Paragliding and Kokopelli. There's still lots to do: ride a horse along Rancho La Merced National Wildlife Refuge, tour the pleasant surroundings at Alturas Wildlife Sanctuary, take in the dramatic scenery at Nauyaca Waterfalls, and glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area.

To see photos, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Uvita tour planning tool .

You can drive from Boquete to Uvita in 3.5 hours. Traveling from Boquete to Uvita, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to drive to Manuel Antonio.

Things to do in Uvita

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Dominical, Playa Ventanas, Kokopelli
Highlights from your plan
Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
Parasailing & Paragliding

4
nights
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 discover tucked-away gems like Stand-Up Paddleboarding and Canyoning & Rappelling Tours. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Manuel Antonio: Jaco (Horseback Riding Tours & Kayaking & Canoeing), Tarcoles Bridge (in Tarcoles) and Rainmaker Park (in Parrita). And it doesn't end there: see Off-Road Tours, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, look for gifts at Villa Vanilla / Rainforest Spices, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To see reviews, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read Manuel Antonio trip itinerary website .

Getting from Uvita to Manuel Antonio by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can drive to Monteverde.

Things to do in Manuel Antonio

Outdoors Tours Adventure

Side Trips

Jaco, Quepos, Rainmaker Park, Tarcoles Bridge
Highlights from your plan
Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Horseback Riding Tours

4
nights
Monteverde, Costa Rica

Monteverde ©
Monteverde is all about natural attractions, not surprising for an eco-tourism hotspot known for its cloud forests and rich diversity of animal life.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Monteverde Butterfly Garden (Jardin de Mariposas) and El Trapiche Tour. Explore Monteverde's surroundings by going to Viento Fresco Waterfall (in Tilaran), Centro de Rescate Las Pumas (in Canas) and Guacimal River Bridge 2 (in Puntarenas). The adventure continues: enjoy some diversion at Curi Cancha Reserve, take a peaceful walk through Children's Eternal Rain Forest, look for gifts at Monteverde Hummingbird Gallery, and get to know the resident critters at The Bat Jungle.

For photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Monteverde online travel route planner .

Traveling by car from Manuel Antonio to Monteverde takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and shuttle; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to travel to Montezuma.

Things to do in Monteverde

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Viento Fresco Waterfall, Guacimal River Bridge 2, Centro de Rescate Las Pumas
Highlights from your plan
Curi Cancha Reserve ©
Curi Cancha Reserve
Horseback Riding Tours

3
nights
Montezuma, Costa Rica

Montezuma ©
With a scenic position on a sheltered bay, Montezuma remains one of Costa Rica's quieter destinations, attracting mostly backpackers and other explorers averse to making detailed travel plans.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Spas & Wellness and Montezuma Falls. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Montezuma: Santa Teresa (Playa Santa Teresa, Stand-Up Paddleboarding, & more) and Tortuga Island (in Puntarenas). The adventure continues: step off the mainland to explore Isla de Cabuya, stroll through Wild Sun Rescue Center, enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Carmen, and view the masterpieces at Bri'ah Art Gallery.

To find more things to do, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read Montezuma journey planning site .

Do a combination of shuttle and ferry from Monteverde to Montezuma in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can go by car to Nosara.

Things to do in Montezuma

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Santa Teresa, Tortuga Island
Highlights from your plan
Montezuma Falls ©
Montezuma Falls
Spas & Wellness
Playa Santa Teresa ©
Playa Santa Teresa

3
nights
Nosara, Costa Rica

Nosara ©
Along with its agricultural and fishing heritage, Nosara stands as one of the oldest expatriate communities in the country.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to SIBU Wildlife Sanctuary and Spas. Explore Nosara's surroundings by going to Playa Samara (Dolphin & Whale Watching, Scuba & Snorkeling, & more). There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Nosara Beach (Playa Guiones), browse the exhibits of MAEL's ABSTRACT ART GALLERY, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Garza.

Plan a Nosara trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Montezuma to Nosara takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Tamarindo.

Things to do in Nosara

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Playa Samara, Playa Garza
Highlights from your plan
SIBU Wildlife Sanctuary ©
SIBU Wildlife Sanctuary
Spas
Nosara Beach (Playa Guiones) ©
Nosara Beach (Playa Guiones)

6
nights
Tamarindo, Costa Rica

Surfing remains the main reason to take a trip to Tamarindo, as the beachside town is mostly known for its excellent waves.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Dolphin & Whale Watching and Playa Avellana. Explore Tamarindo's surroundings by going to Playa Flamingo (Adrenaline & Extreme Tours, Los Piratas de Flamingo, & more), Potrero Beach (in Playa Potrero) and Playa Conchal (in Playa Conchal). There's much more to do: wander the wide-open spaces of Pura Aventura, add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, take a tour of Kingpin Sportfishing, and take a memorable tour with Tours.

To find reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read Tamarindo online vacation planner .

Drive from Nosara to Tamarindo in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Playas del Coco.

Things to do in Tamarindo

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Playa Flamingo, Black Stallion Eco Park & Estates, Kayaking & Canoeing, Playa Conchal, Potrero Beach
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Pura Aventura ©
Pura Aventura
Stand-Up Paddleboarding

4
nights
Playas del Coco, Costa Rica

Playas del Coco ©
A long-established beach community, Playas del Coco has developed a reputation as a favored spot for young travelers and locals to let loose by the sea.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Shark Diving and Llanos de Cortez Waterfall. Venture out of the city with trips to Rio Negro Hot Springs (in Rincon de La Vieja) and Museo de Guanacaste (in Liberia). The adventure continues: relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Hermosa, and look for gifts at Lis Umana Beachwear.

To see more things to do, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read Playas del Coco road trip planner .

Getting from Tamarindo to Playas del Coco by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can drive to La Fortuna de San Carlos.

Things to do in Playas del Coco

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Province of Guanacaste, Playa Hermosa, Museo de Guanacaste, Llanos de Cortez Waterfall, Rio Negro Hot Springs
Highlights from your plan
Playa Hermosa ©
Playa Hermosa
Shark Diving
Dolphin & Whale Watching

5
nights
La Fortuna de San Carlos, Costa Rica

La Fortuna de San Carlos ©
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Food Tours and Butterfly Conservatory. Get out of town with these interesting La Fortuna de San Carlos side-trips: Arenal Eco Zoo (in El Castillo) and Dave & Dave's Costa Rica Nature Park (in La Virgen). And it doesn't end there: witness a stunning natural landmark at Paradise Hot Springs, trek along Arenal Natura Ecological Park, indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, and stroll through Arenal Oasis Wildlife Refuge.

To find other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read La Fortuna de San Carlos trip itinerary planning site .

You can drive from Playas del Coco to La Fortuna de San Carlos in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to travel to Roatan.

Things to do in La Fortuna de San Carlos

Parks Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Arenal Volcano National Park, El Castillo, Dave & Dave's Costa Rica Nature Park
Highlights from your plan
Rio Chollin ©
Rio Chollin
Food Tours
Butterfly Conservatory ©
Butterfly Conservatory

5
nights
Roatan, Honduras

The largest of the Bay Islands, Roatan is the most developed and the most popular among its neighbors.
Step off the beaten path and head to Gumbalimba Park and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Next up on the itinerary: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, see what you can catch with a fishing tour, stop by Karma Jewelry Design, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Sandy Bay Beach.

To find where to stay, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Roatan route planner.

Traveling by combination of shuttle and flight from La Fortuna de San Carlos to Roatan takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 84°F in February, and nighttime lows around 71°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to San Pedro.

Things to do in Roatan

Outdoors Parks Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Gumbalimba Park ©
Gumbalimba Park
Scuba & Snorkeling

4
nights
San Pedro, Belize

San Pedro evolved from small fishing village and now represents one of the most visited locations in Belize.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Fishing Charters & Tours and Belize Chocolate Company. Get out of town with these interesting San Pedro side-trips: Caye Caulker (The Estuary of Caye Caulker, Anglers Abroad, & more). Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Shark Ray Alley, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, kick back and relax at Secret Beach Belize, and view the masterpieces at The Gallery of San Pedro.

To see other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read San Pedro road trip planning site .

Getting from Roatan to San Pedro by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and bus. In February, daytime highs in San Pedro are 83°F, while nighttime lows are 71°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to San Ignacio.

Things to do in San Pedro

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Caye Caulker, Ambergris Caye
Highlights from your plan
Fishing Charters & Tours
Shark Ray Alley ©
Shark Ray Alley
Spas

5
nights
San Ignacio, Belize

San Ignacio ©
The cultural hub of the district, San Ignacio neatly blends tourism and tradition, expats and indigenous peoples into a convincingly authentic, but modern and welcoming inland town.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Green Iguana Conservation Project and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Get out of town with these interesting San Ignacio side-trips: St Herman's Cave (in Belmopan) and Hopkins (Scuba & Snorkeling & Off-Road Tours). There's still lots to do: explore the fascinating underground world of ATM Cave Belize- Actun Tunichil Muknal, browse the eclectic array of goods at San Ignacio Market, admire the natural beauty at Belize Botanic Gardens, and take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback.

To find more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our San Ignacio road trip tool .

Getting from San Pedro to San Ignacio by combination of flight and bus takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to travel to Belize City.

Things to do in San Ignacio

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Hopkins, Cayo, St Herman's Cave
Highlights from your plan
Off-Road Tours
Nature & Wildlife Tours

6
nights
Belize City, Belize

Belize's biggest urban center, Belize City is a culturally diverse seaside destination.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Zipline and Altun Ha. Step out of Belize City to go to Caye Caulker and see Fishing Charters & Tours, which is approximately 1h 15 min away. The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Lamanai Archaeological Reserve, look for gifts at Diamonds International, examine the collection at Museum of Belize, and explore the gorgeous colors at Mesoamerican Reef.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Belize City trip itinerary builder tool .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from San Ignacio to Belize City takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Belize City are 85°F, while nighttime lows are 73°F. You'll have a few hours on the 14th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Belize City

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Belize District, Goff's Caye, Fishing Charters & Tours, Lamanai Archaeological Reserve
Highlights from your plan
Zipline
Lamanai Archaeological Reserve ©
Lamanai Archaeological Reserve
Altun Ha ©
Altun Ha

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