14 days in Central America Itinerary

14 days in Central America Itinerary

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Start: Trujillo, Peru
+2
Fly + Bus + Shuttle:  17 h
1
La Fortuna de San Carlos, Costa Rica
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
2
Tortuguero, Costa Rica
— 1 night
Drive:  5 h 30 min
3
Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica
— 1 night
Bus + Fly:  6 h 30 min
4
Panama City, Panama
— 2 nights
Fly:  6 h 45 min
5
San Pedro, Belize
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
6
San Salvador, El Salvador
— 3 nights
Fly:  15 h 45 min
End: Trujillo, Peru

2
nights
La Fortuna de San Carlos, Costa Rica

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: soothe aching muscles at Tabacon Hot Springs, relax in the rural setting at Finca Loma Verde, let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, and admire the sheer force of La Fortuna Waterfall.

To find ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, use the La Fortuna de San Carlos trip builder tool.

Trujillo, Peru to La Fortuna de San Carlos is an approximately 14- hour combination of flight and shuttle. You can also do a combination of flight and car; or fly. The time zone difference when traveling from Trujillo to La Fortuna de San Carlos is minus 1 hour. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can drive to Tortuguero.

Things to do in La Fortuna de San Carlos

Nature Parks Spas

Side Trip

Arenal Volcano
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River Rafting & Tubing
Tabacon Hot Springs ©
Tabacon Hot Springs
La Fortuna Waterfall ©
La Fortuna Waterfall

1
night
Tortuguero, Costa Rica

Tortuguero ©
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 15th (Tue), learn more about the world around you at Sea Turtle Conservancy and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Tortuguero National Park.

For other places to visit, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Tortuguero holiday maker app.

You can drive from La Fortuna de San Carlos to Tortuguero in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In October, daytime highs in Tortuguero are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Manuel Antonio.

Things to do in Tortuguero

Nature Parks Museums
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Tortuguero National Park ©
Tortuguero National Park
Sea Turtle Conservancy ©
Sea Turtle Conservancy

1
night
Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica

Manuel Antonio ©
The rainforest meets the sea at Manuel Antonio National Park, a small but scenic natural preserve on the west coast of Costa Rica.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Wed): let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, then enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Manuel Antonio, and then walk around Parque Nahomi.

For reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Manuel Antonio trip planner.

You can drive from Tortuguero to Manuel Antonio in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to travel to Panama City.

Things to do in Manuel Antonio

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Quepos
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Playa Manuel Antonio ©
Playa Manuel Antonio
Parque Nahomi ©
Parque Nahomi
River Rafting & Tubing

2
nights
Panama City, Panama

Panama City ©
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, explore the striking landscape of Metropolitan National Park, get engrossed in the history at Museo del Canal Interoceanico de Panama, and steep yourself in history at Iglesia de San José.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read Panama City trip planner.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Manuel Antonio to Panama City in 8 hours. Other options are to do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Manuel Antonio to Panama City due to the time zone difference. In October, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) to allow time to travel to San Pedro.

Things to do in Panama City

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
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Panama Canal ©
Panama Canal
Casco Viejo ©
Casco Viejo
Museo del Canal Interoceanico de Panama ©
Museo del Canal Interoceanico de Panama

2
nights
San Pedro, Belize

San Pedro ©
San Pedro evolved from small fishing village and now represents one of the most visited locations in Belize.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Hol Chan Marine Reserve and then stop by Caye Coffee Roasting Co.. On the next day, take a memorable tour with Tours, then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then browse the exhibits of Belizean Arts.

To find more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the San Pedro sightseeing app.

Fly from Panama City to San Pedro in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or do a combination of flight and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Panama City to San Pedro is minus 1 hour. In October, daytime highs in San Pedro are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to San Salvador.

Things to do in San Pedro

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
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Hol Chan Marine Reserve ©
Hol Chan Marine Reserve
Scuba & Snorkeling
Belizean Arts ©
Belizean Arts

3
nights
San Salvador, El Salvador

San Salvador ©
The country's capital, San Salvador sits in a scenic position surrounded by impressive volcanoes.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): examine the collection at Monseñor Romero Center, then look for all kinds of wild species at Cinquera Rain Forest Park, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia El Rosario, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Catedral Metropolitana. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Museo Nacional de Antropología Dr. David J. Guzman, then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica de la Ceiba de Nuestra Senora de Guadalupe, and then delve into the distant past at Joya de Ceren Archaeological Park.

To find reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the San Salvador trip tool.

Getting from San Pedro to San Salvador by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of shuttle and flight; or do a combination of ferry and flight. Expect little chillier evenings in San Salvador when traveling from San Pedro in October, with lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in San Salvador

Historic Sites Museums Wildlife
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Iglesia El Rosario ©
Iglesia El Rosario
Cinquera Rain Forest Park ©
Cinquera Rain Forest Park
Joya de Ceren Archaeological Park
Joya de Ceren Archaeological Park

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