41 days in Central America Itinerary

41 days in Central America Itinerary

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Roatan, Honduras
— 4 nights
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San Pedro, Belize
— 4 nights
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Tikal National Park, Guatemala
— 1 night
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Antigua, Guatemala
— 3 nights
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Copan Ruinas, Honduras
— 3 nights
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Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica
— 2 nights
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Tortuguero, Costa Rica
— 1 night
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Vara Blanca, Costa Rica
— 2 nights
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La Fortuna de San Carlos, Costa Rica
— 5 nights
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Monteverde, Costa Rica
— 3 nights
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Granada, Nicaragua
— 2 nights
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Panama City, Panama
— 5 nights
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Santa Ana, El Salvador
— 1 night
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San Salvador, El Salvador
— 3 nights

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Roatan, Honduras

Roatan ©
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 plan includes some of its best attractions: see some colorful creatures with Clearwater Adventures, look for gifts at Karma Jewelry Design, admire the natural beauty at Carambola Gardens, and get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

To find where to stay, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Roatan trip planner.

London, UK to Roatan is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You'll gain 6 hours traveling from London to Roatan due to the time zone difference. Expect much hotter temperatures when traveling from London in February; daily highs in Roatan reach 34°C and lows reach 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to San Pedro.

Things to do in Roatan

Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks · Beaches
Find places to stay Feb 27 — Mar 3:
Highlights from your plan
Clearwater Adventures ©
Clearwater Adventures
West Bay Beach ©
West Bay Beach
Nature & Wildlife Tours

4
nights
San Pedro, Belize

San Pedro ©
San Pedro evolved from small fishing village and now represents one of the most visited locations in Belize.
Spend the 5th (Fri) exploring nature at Bacalar Chico National Park and Marine Reserve. The adventure continues: explore the gorgeous colors at Hol Chan Marine Reserve, view the masterpieces at Belizean Arts, take the plunge with a skydiving experience, and stroll through Shark Ray Alley.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, use the San Pedro online journey builder.

Getting from Roatan to San Pedro by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry, bus, and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. March in San Pedro sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can travel to Tikal National Park.

Things to do in San Pedro

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Mar 3 — 7:
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Hol Chan Marine Reserve ©
Hol Chan Marine Reserve
Scuba & Snorkeling
Mexico Rocks ©
Mexico Rocks

1
night
Tikal National Park, Guatemala

Tikal National Park ©
Take a trip to Tikal National Park and discover an ancient city in the thick tropical jungle.
On the 8th (Mon), take in the spiritual surroundings of Tikal.

For more things to do, reviews, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Tikal National Park trip itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by combination of flight and car from San Pedro to Tikal National Park takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, bus, and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can travel to Antigua.

Things to do in Tikal National Park

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Mar 7 — 8:
Highlights from your plan
Tikal ©
Tikal

3
nights
Antigua, Guatemala

Antigua ©
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Antigua: Guatemala City (Catedral Metropolitana & La Aurora Zoo). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the geological forces at Volcán Pacaya, explore the ancient world of Arco de Santa Catalina, don't miss a visit to San Jose El Viejo, and pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia de La Merced.

To see ratings, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read Antigua trip tool.

Traveling by combination of shuttle and flight from Tikal National Park to Antigua takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. In March in Antigua, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to take a shuttle to Copan Ruinas.

Things to do in Antigua

Parks · Museums · Nature · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Mar 8 — 11:
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Volcán Pacaya ©
Volcán Pacaya
Casa Santo Domingo Museums ©
Casa Santo Domingo Museums
Cerro de la Cruz ©
Cerro de la Cruz

3
nights
Copan Ruinas, Honduras

Copan Ruinas ©
The colorful, cultural town of Copan boasts attractions old and new, manmade and natural.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Fri): relax in the rural setting at Finca el Cisne, stroll through Macaw Mountain Bird Park & Nature Reserve, and then explore the ancient world of Copan Ruinas. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Hieroglyphic Stairway, witness a stunning natural landmark at Luna Jaguar Hot Spring, and then see the interesting displays at Museo de Arqueologia.

For other places to visit, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read Copan Ruinas trip itinerary planning site.

You can take a shuttle from Antigua to Copan Ruinas in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Antigua in March, Copan Ruinas is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to travel to Manuel Antonio.

Things to do in Copan Ruinas

Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Nature
Find places to stay Mar 11 — 14:
Highlights from your plan
Macaw Mountain Bird Park & Nature Reserve ©
Copan Ruinas ©
Copan Ruinas
Luna Jaguar Hot Spring ©
Luna Jaguar Hot Spring

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Mon): take a memorable tour with Tours, then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, and then stroll around Manuel Antonio National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll through Playa Manuel Antonio and then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

To see traveler tips, photos, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Manuel Antonio route site.

You can do a combination of shuttle and flight from Copan Ruinas to Manuel Antonio in 13 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Tortuguero.

Things to do in Manuel Antonio

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Beaches

Side Trip

Find places to stay Mar 14 — 16:
Highlights from your plan
Playa Manuel Antonio ©
Playa Manuel Antonio
Nature & Wildlife Tours
River Rafting & Tubing

1
night
Tortuguero, Costa Rica

Tortuguero ©

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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Wed): explore the striking landscape of Tortuguero National Park.

To see traveler tips, maps, photos, and more tourist information, use the Tortuguero road trip planning app.

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. In March, daytime highs in Tortuguero are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Vara Blanca.

Things to do in Tortuguero

Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Mar 16 — 17:
Highlights from your plan
Tortuguero National Park ©
Tortuguero National Park

2
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Vara Blanca, Costa Rica

Vara Blanca
A vacation in Vara Blanca, located in the heart of Costa Rica, offers excellent access to a number of attractions across the area.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Thu): take in the dramatic scenery at Jardins da Cachoeira de La Paz and then admire the sheer force of La Paz Waterfall and Peace Lodge Gardens. Here are some ideas for day two: get impressive views of Poas Volcano and then stroll through Tirimbina Biological Reserve.

To see where to stay, photos, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Vara Blanca online tour itinerary 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. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) to allow time to drive to La Fortuna de San Carlos.

Things to do in Vara Blanca

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 17 — 19:
Highlights from your plan
Poas Volcano
Poas Volcano
Tirimbina Biological Reserve ©
Tirimbina Biological Reserve

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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: take in the natural beauty of Tabacon Hot Springs, scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Arenal, and get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

Make your La Fortuna de San Carlos itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Getting from Vara Blanca to La Fortuna de San Carlos by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can drive to Monteverde.

Things to do in La Fortuna de San Carlos

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Mar 19 — 24:
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Tabacon Hot Springs ©
Tabacon Hot Springs
La Fortuna Waterfall ©
La Fortuna Waterfall

3
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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.
Monteverde is known for adventure, parks, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll through Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve, stop by Monteverde Hummingbird Gallery, admire the natural beauty at Monteverde Orchid Garden, and whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Monteverde journey planner.

Getting from La Fortuna de San Carlos to Monteverde by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to drive to Granada.

Things to do in Monteverde

Parks · Wildlife · Adventure · Tours
Find places to stay Mar 24 — 27:
Highlights from your plan
Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve ©
Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve
Zipline
El Trapiche Tour ©
El Trapiche Tour

2
nights
Granada, Nicaragua

Granada

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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sun): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia de La Merced, pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia de Xalteva, then make a trip to Parque Xalteva, then explore the activities along Apoyo, and finally don't miss a visit to Galeria de Arte Kaknes Granada. Keep things going the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de Granada, admire the striking features of Palacio Episcopal, head off the coast to Islets of Granada, then get impressive views of Mombacho, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at La Capilla Maria Auxiliadora.

To see reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Granada trip itinerary builder app.

You can drive from Monteverde to Granada in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi, bus, and car; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and shuttle. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to travel to Panama City.

Things to do in Granada

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Mar 27 — 29:
Highlights from your plan
Apoyo
Apoyo
Islets of Granada ©
Islets of Granada
Iglesia de La Merced ©
Iglesia de La Merced

5
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Panama City, Panama

Panama City ©

Dubai of Latin America

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: make a trip to Panama Canal, appreciate the extensive heritage of Avenida Balboa, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Metropolitan National Park, and wander the streets of Cinta Costera.

For more things to do, maps, reviews, and tourist information, use the Panama City road trip planning tool.

Fly from Granada to Panama City in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Granada to Panama City. March in Panama City sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can travel to Santa Ana.

Things to do in Panama City

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums · Nature
Find places to stay Mar 29 — Apr 3:
Highlights from your plan
Panama Canal ©
Panama Canal
Casco Viejo ©
Casco Viejo
Amador Causeway (Calzada de Amador) ©
Amador Causeway (Calzada de Amador)

1
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Santa Ana, El Salvador

Santa Ana ©
Santa Ana is the second largest city in El Salvador, located 64 kilometers northwest of San Salvador, the capital city. On the 3rd (Sat), explore the ancient world of Tazumal, examine the collection at Museo Regional de Occidente, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Santa Ana Cathedral. On the next day, admire the sheer force of Chorros de la Calera, get impressive views of Santa Ana Volcano, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Coatepeque.

To find more things to do, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Santa Ana online vacation planner.

You can fly from Panama City to Santa Ana in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Panama City to Santa Ana is minus 1 hour. Expect little chillier evenings in Santa Ana when traveling from Panama City in April, with lows around 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to go by car to San Salvador.

Things to do in Santa Ana

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 3 — 4:
Highlights from your plan
Santa Ana Volcano ©
Santa Ana Volcano
Lake Coatepeque ©
Lake Coatepeque
Tazumal ©
Tazumal

3
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San Salvador, El Salvador

San Salvador ©
The country's capital, San Salvador sits in a scenic position surrounded by impressive volcanoes.
Spend the 6th (Tue) exploring nature at Parque Nacional El Boqueron. And it doesn't end there: explore the ancient world of Joya de Ceren Archaeological Park, pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia El Rosario, admire the striking features of Plaza Futura, and look for gifts at Mercado Nacional de Artesanias.

For where to stay, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the San Salvador travel route planner.

Drive from Santa Ana to San Salvador in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April, daytime highs in San Salvador are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Salvador

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Shopping
Find places to stay Apr 4 — 7:
Highlights from your plan
Parque Nacional El Boqueron ©
Parque Nacional El Boqueron
Joya de Ceren Archaeological Park
Joya de Ceren Archaeological Park
Iglesia El Rosario ©
Iglesia El Rosario

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