60 days in Central America Itinerary

60 days in Central America Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Central America journey planner

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Roatan, Honduras
— 8 nights
Fly
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San Pedro, Belize
— 6 nights
Fly to Belmopan, Drive to Tikal National Park
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Tikal National Park, Guatemala
— 1 night
Shuttle to Flores, Fly to Antigua
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Antigua, Guatemala
— 6 nights
Shuttle
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Copan Ruinas, Honduras
— 2 nights
Drive
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San Salvador, El Salvador
— 7 nights
Fly
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Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica
— 4 nights
Drive
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Monteverde, Costa Rica
— 2 nights
Drive
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La Fortuna de San Carlos, Costa Rica
— 6 nights
Shuttle
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San Jose, Costa Rica
— 6 nights
Drive
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Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, Costa Rica
— 4 nights
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Bus to Sixaola, Drive to Changuinola, Fly to Panama City
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Panama City, Panama
— 6 nights
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Roatan, Honduras

— 8 nights
The largest of the Bay Islands, Roatan is the most developed and the most popular among its neighbors.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Diamonds International and Shawn Jackson Gallery. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Tabyana Beach and Sandy Bay Beach. There's still lots to do: discover the deep blue sea with Mayan Divers, hunt for treasures at Straw Market, stroll through Palm Beach Roatan, and see the interesting displays at Roatan Underwater Museum.

To find ratings, photos, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Roatan holiday builder website.

Tel Aviv, Israel to Roatan is an approximately 24.5-hour flight. You can also fly. Traveling from Tel Aviv to Roatan, you'll gain 8 hours due to the time zone difference. In November, Roatan is somewhat warmer than Tel Aviv - with highs of 34°C and lows of 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) to allow time to fly to San Pedro.

Things to do in Roatan

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife

San Pedro, Belize

— 6 nights
San Pedro evolved from small fishing village and now represents one of the most visited locations in Belize.
Head to 12 Belize and Red Flower Galleryfor some retail therapy. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around San Pedro: Caye Caulker (Aria Kat Art & The Estuary of Caye Caulker). Spend the 15th (Mon) 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, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, cross one thing off your bucket list with a skydiving experience, and stroll through Secret Beach Belize.

Start your trip to San Pedro by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

You can fly from Roatan to San Pedro in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, bus, and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In November in San Pedro, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Tikal National Park.

Things to do in San Pedro

Parks · Wildlife · Shopping · Museums

Side Trips

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 16th (Tue), take in the spiritual surroundings of Tikal.

To see more things to do, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read our Tikal National Park itinerary builder website.

Traveling by combination of flight and car from San Pedro to Tikal National Park takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, bus, and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) 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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Arco de Santa Catalina and La Merced. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Nim Po't Centro de Textiles Tradicionales and Mercado Central. Change things up with these side-trips from Antigua: Mall Pradera Concepcion (in Santa Catarina Pinula) and Guatemala City (Palacio Nacional, Iglesia de San Francisco, &more). There's much more to do: make a trip to Cerro de la Cruz, pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia de La Merced, delve into the distant past at Convento de las Capuchinas, and take in the exciting artwork at El Fotografo.

For ratings, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Antigua trip site.

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. In November, daytime highs in Antigua are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can catch the shuttle to Copan Ruinas.

Things to do in Antigua

Shopping · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Copan Ruinas, Honduras

— 2 nights
The colorful, cultural town of Copan boasts attractions old and new, manmade and natural.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): explore the ancient world of Amphitheatre, look for gifts at Cafe San Rafael, and then delve into the distant past at Copan Ruinas. Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at Mayan Ball Court, then contemplate the long history of Pyramid over Rosalila Temple, and then take in the pleasant sights at Sitio Arqueologico Rastrojon.

For reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Copan Ruinas road trip planning tool.

Traveling by shuttle from Antigua to Copan Ruinas takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in November, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) to allow time to drive to San Salvador.

Things to do in Copan Ruinas

Historic Sites · Shopping

San Salvador, El Salvador

— 7 nights
The country's capital, San Salvador sits in a scenic position surrounded by impressive volcanoes.
Iglesia El Rosario and Iglesia del Calvario will appeal to history buffs. We've included these beaches for you: Playa El Tunco and El Sunzal. Take a break from San Salvador with a short trip to Balance Yoga Center in El Tunco, about 54 minutes away. The adventure continues: stop by Mercado Nacional de Artesanias, see the interesting displays at Museo Nacional de Antropología Dr. David J. Guzman, steep yourself in history at Hospital Divina Providencia Chapel, and explore the ancient world of Joya de Ceren Archaeological Park.

For more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the San Salvador trip planner.

Drive from Copan Ruinas to San Salvador in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Copan Ruinas in November: highs in San Salvador hover around 35°C, while lows dip to 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Manuel Antonio.

Things to do in San Salvador

Shopping · Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors

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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Playa Manuel Antonio and Parque Nacional Marino Ballena. Head to Villa Vanilla / Rainforest Spices and Magic Anandafor plenty of shopping. Change things up with a short trip to Uvita Beach in Uvita (about 1h 15 min away). There's still lots to do: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and stroll around Parque Nahomi.

To see ratings, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Manuel Antonio road trip tool.

You can fly from San Salvador to Manuel Antonio in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can go by car to Monteverde.

Things to do in Manuel Antonio

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

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.
On the 6th (Mon), look for gifts at Monteverde Hummingbird Gallery and then stroll through Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Tue): view the masterpieces at Arte Jaguar Gallery, kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, then admire the natural beauty at Monteverde Orchid Garden, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Ranario Monteverde Frog Pond.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read Monteverde trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Manuel Antonio to Monteverde in 4 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In December in Monteverde, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 32°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to drive to La Fortuna de San Carlos.

Things to do in Monteverde

Parks · Wildlife · Adventure · 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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Wood & Art Gallery and Coco Loco Art Studio & Gallery. Venture out of the city with trips to Tree Chocolate Tour (in Upala), Butterfly Conservatory (in El Castillo) and Laberinto de Katira (in Katira). The adventure continues: take in the natural beauty of Tabacon Hot Springs, admire the sheer force of La Fortuna Waterfall, get outside with Outdoor Activities, and look for gifts at Galeria Aguas Verdes.

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You can drive from Monteverde to La Fortuna de San Carlos in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to take a shuttle to San Jose.

Things to do in La Fortuna de San Carlos

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

San Jose, Costa Rica

— 6 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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Biesanz Woodworks and Avenida Escazu. Explore San Jose's surroundings by going to Fabrica de Carretas Eloy Alfaro (in Sarchi), City Mall (in Alajuela) and ZENfit 506 (in San Rafael de Escazu). There's still lots to do: learn the secrets of beer at Carpe Chepe, browse the fresh offerings at Feria Verde de Aranjuez, take an in-depth tour of Museo Dr. Rafael Calderon Guardia, and browse the different shops at Lincoln Plaza.

To find where to stay, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, refer to the San Jose online holiday planner.

Getting from La Fortuna de San Carlos to San Jose by shuttle takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In December in San Jose, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to drive to Puerto Viejo de Talamanca.

Things to do in San Jose

Shopping · Tours · Parks · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, Costa Rica

— 4 nights

Walaba

Puerto Viejo de Talamanca offers a wealth of entertainment by the sea, attracting a lively international crowd of revelers while maintaining a bright and breezy coastal charm with a local feel.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Puerto Viejo Beach and Punta Uva Beach. For shopping fun, head to Talamanca Family Art or La Feria Legendaria de Playa Chiquita. It doesn't end there: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour and stroll through Gandoca - Manzanillo Wildlife Refuge.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Puerto Viejo de Talamanca trip itinerary maker tool.

Drive from San Jose to Puerto Viejo de Talamanca in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a shuttle. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to travel to Panama City.

Things to do in Puerto Viejo de Talamanca

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

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.
Get some historical perspective at Casco Viejo and Avenida Balboa. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Albrook Mall and Mercado Nacional de Artesanias. Step out of Panama City to go to Colon and see Fort San Lorenzo, which is approximately 1h 50 min away. There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Panama Canal, wander the streets of Cinta Costera, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Metropolitan National Park, and buy something for everyone on your list at Multiplaza Pacific.

For maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Panama City tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Puerto Viejo de Talamanca to Panama City by combination of bus, car, and flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of car and bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Puerto Viejo de Talamanca to Panama City due to the time zone difference. In December in Panama City, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Panama City

Shopping · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums

Side Trip