60 days in Central America Itinerary

60 days in Central America Itinerary

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Roatan, Honduras
— 7 nights
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San Pedro, Belize
— 6 nights
Shuttle to Belize City Goldson Intl Airport, Drive to La Democracia
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La Democracia, Belize
— 1 night
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Tikal National Park, Guatemala
— 1 night
Shuttle to Flores, Fly to Antigua
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Antigua, Guatemala
— 5 nights
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San Salvador, El Salvador
— 6 nights
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Granada, Nicaragua
— 4 nights
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Playa Samara, Costa Rica
— 4 nights
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Monteverde, Costa Rica
— 4 nights
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Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica
— 5 nights
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Tortuguero, Costa Rica
— 1 night
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Vara Blanca, Costa Rica
— 1 night
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La Fortuna de San Carlos, Costa Rica
— 7 nights
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Panama City, Panama
— 6 nights
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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: get a new perspective on things with Bananarama Dive Center, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, stroll through Mayan Eden, and enjoy the sand and surf at West Bay Beach.

For other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Roatan online trip itinerary builder.

Tel Aviv, Israel to Roatan is an approximately 21-hour flight. The time zone changes from Israel Standard Time (IST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a -8 hour difference. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Tel Aviv in February: high temperatures in Roatan hover around 34°C and lows are around 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to San Pedro.
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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 10th (Sat) exploring nature at Bacalar Chico National Park and Marine Reserve. There's lots more to do: see the vivid underwater world at Hol Chan Marine Reserve, look for gifts at 12 Belize, identify plant and animal life at Belize Diving Services, and browse the exhibits of Belizean Arts.

For photos, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read our San Pedro trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Roatan to San Pedro by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry, bus, and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to La Democracia.
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La Democracia, Belize — 1 night

Kick off your visit on the 15th (Thu): get to know the resident critters at The Belize Zoo.

To find where to stay, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read La Democracia trip planner.

You can do a combination of shuttle and car from San Pedro to La Democracia in 2.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of ferry and car. In February in La Democracia, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 25°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Tikal National Park.
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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 (Fri), delve into the mystery of Tikal.

To find other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Tikal National Park online journey planner.

Getting from La Democracia to Tikal National Park by car takes about 3.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to travel to Antigua.
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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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Antigua: Guatemala City (Palacio Nacional, La Aurora Zoo, &more). There's lots more to do: contemplate the geological forces at Volcán Pacaya, delve into the distant past at Arco de Santa Catalina, make a trip to Cerro de la Cruz, and contemplate the long history of Iglesia de San Francisco El Grande.

To see reviews, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read Antigua trip builder tool.

You can do a combination of shuttle and flight from Tikal National Park to Antigua in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. In February, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to fly to San Salvador.
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San Salvador, El Salvador — 6 nights

The country's capital, San Salvador sits in a scenic position surrounded by impressive volcanoes.
When in San Salvador, make a side trip to see Lake Coatepeque in Coatepeque, approximately Coatepeque away. There's much more to do: stroll through Cinquera Rain Forest Park, relax and rejuvenate at SPA InterContinental San Salvador, explore the world behind art at Art Museum of El Salvador, and pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia El Rosario.

To see photos, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our San Salvador online travel route planner.

Traveling by flight from Antigua to San Salvador takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In February, San Salvador is somewhat warmer than Antigua - with highs of 38°C and lows of 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Granada.
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Granada, Nicaragua — 4 nights

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Granada: Apoyo (in La Laguna de Apoyo) and Masaya Volcano (in Masaya). Next up on the itinerary: step off the mainland to explore Islets of Granada, explore the world behind art at Casa de Los Tres Mundos, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia de La Merced, and explore the activities along Centro de Visitantes Reserva natural Laguna de Apoyo.

To see where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Granada travel app.

Traveling by flight from San Salvador to Granada takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to go by car to Playa Samara.
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Playa Samara, Costa Rica — 4 nights

A beach town with just enough development to be comfortable for families accustomed to the trappings of modern life, Playa Samara has the resorts you'd expect to find in such a scenic area, but they don't hinder the relaxing atmosphere.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Playa Samara: Kayaking & Canoeing (in Playa Grande), Tamarindo (Tamarindo Beach & Azul Profundo Boutique) and Nosara (Playa Guiones & Room Escape Games). There's more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Samara Beach and tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Islita.

To see ratings, photos, maps, and tourist information, read our Playa Samara trip itinerary planning site.

Traveling by car from Granada to Playa Samara takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, shuttle, taxi, and flight; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can drive to Monteverde.
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Monteverde, Costa Rica — 4 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.
Step out of Monteverde with an excursion to Horseback Riding Tours in Jaco--about 2 hours away. Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve, admire the natural beauty at Monteverde Orchid Garden, delve into the lush surroundings at Curi Cancha Reserve, and whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

For ratings, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, go to the Monteverde visit planning tool.

Traveling by car from Playa Samara to Monteverde takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to drive to Manuel Antonio.
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Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica — 5 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 find plenty of places to visit near Manuel Antonio: Uvita (Rancho La Merced National Wildlife Refuge & Parque Nacional Marino Ballena), Tico Roots Souvenir Shop (in Dominical) and Jaco (Royal Butterflies, Canyoning & Rappelling Tours, &more). There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Manuel Antonio, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, and get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For photos, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Manuel Antonio road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Monteverde to Manuel Antonio takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Tortuguero.
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Tortuguero, Costa Rica — 1 night

One of Costa Rica's least accessible destinations, Tortuguero sits within an eponymous national park and remains accessible only by plane or boat.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sat): explore the striking landscape of Tortuguero National Park.

To find ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Tortuguero online route planner.

Getting from Manuel Antonio to Tortuguero by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: 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. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Vara Blanca.
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Vara Blanca, Costa Rica — 1 night

A vacation in Vara Blanca, located in the heart of Costa Rica, offers excellent access to a number of attractions across the area.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Sun): admire the sheer force of Jardins da Cachoeira de La Paz and then take in the dramatic scenery at La Paz Waterfall and Peace Lodge Gardens.

To find other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read our Vara Blanca tour itinerary builder tool.

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. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can drive to La Fortuna de San Carlos.
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La Fortuna de San Carlos, Costa Rica — 7 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.
When in La Fortuna de San Carlos, make a side trip to see Butterfly Conservatory in El Castillo, approximately El Castillo away. The adventure continues: soothe aching muscles at Tabacon Hot Springs, get outside with Outdoor Activities, explore the activities along Lake Arenal, and take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For photos, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our La Fortuna de San Carlos trip builder.

You can drive from Vara Blanca to La Fortuna de San Carlos in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Panama City.
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Panama City, Panama — 6 nights

Arguably the most modern of Central American cities, Panama City boasts a shimmering skyline of glass skyscrapers.
Panama City is known for sightseeing, historic sites, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Panama Canal, appreciate the extensive heritage of Casco Viejo, get great views at Ancon Hill, and take in the views from Bridge of the Americas.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Panama City attractions tool.

Fly from La Fortuna de San Carlos to Panama City in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. Traveling from La Fortuna de San Carlos to Panama City, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In March, daytime highs in Panama City are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) to allow time to fly back home.
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