28 days in Central America Itinerary

28 days in Central America Itinerary

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1
San Ignacio, Belize
— 3 nights
2
Hopkins, Belize
— 2 nights
3
San Pedro, Belize
— 3 nights
4
Roatan, Honduras
— 3 nights
5
La Fortuna de San Carlos, Costa Rica
— 4 nights
6
Tortuguero, Costa Rica
— 1 night
7
Vara Blanca, Costa Rica
— 1 night
8
Monteverde, Costa Rica
— 2 nights
9
Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica
— 3 nights
10
Panama City, Panama
— 3 nights

3
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near San Ignacio: Blue Hole National Park (in Belmopan) and The Belize Zoo (in La Democracia). And it doesn't end there: explore the fascinating underground world of ATM Cave Belize- Actun Tunichil Muknal, stop by Kaj Expressions, explore the ancient world of Xunantunich Mayan Ruins, and admire the masterpieces at Tanah Mayan Art Museum.

To see more things to do, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read our San Ignacio travel planning site.

Dublin, Ireland to San Ignacio is an approximately 19-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Central Standard Time is minus 6 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can go by car to Hopkins.

Things to do in San Ignacio

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Cayo, Tanah Mayan Art Museum, Blue Hole National Park, The Belize Zoo
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ATM Cave Belize- Actun Tunichil Muknal ©
ATM Cave Belize- Actun Tunichil Muknal
Blue Hole National Park ©
Blue Hole National Park
Xunantunich Mayan Ruins ©
Xunantunich Mayan Ruins

2
nights
Hopkins, Belize

Hopkins ©
Advertised as the "Friendliest Village in Belize," Hopkins remains a small fishing settlement on a stretch of golden coastline that offers plenty of modern amenities.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Thu): scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour and then stroll through Glover's Reef Marine Reserve. On the 28th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: hike along Outback Trails and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Preserve.

For where to stay, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read Hopkins planning tool.

Traveling by car from San Ignacio to Hopkins takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Hopkins can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can travel to San Pedro.

Things to do in Hopkins

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Preserve, Outback Trails
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Outback Trails ©
Outback Trails
Glover's Reef Marine Reserve ©
Glover's Reef Marine Reserve
Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Preserve ©
Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Preserve

3
nights
San Pedro, Belize

San Pedro ©
San Pedro evolved from small fishing village and now represents one of the most visited locations in Belize.
San Pedro is known for wildlife, adventure, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see the vivid underwater world at Hol Chan Marine Reserve, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and take the plunge with a skydiving experience.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our San Pedro trip itinerary planning website.

You can fly from Hopkins to San Pedro in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or take a shuttle. Expect a daytime high around °C in August, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) early enough to fly to Roatan.

Things to do in San Pedro

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Bacalar Chico National Park and Marine Reserve
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Hol Chan Marine Reserve ©
Hol Chan Marine Reserve
Scuba & Snorkeling
Spas & Wellness

3
nights
Roatan, Honduras

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: kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, tour the pleasant surroundings at West Bay Beach, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, and look for gifts at The Bulk Gourmet.

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Traveling by flight from San Pedro to Roatan takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, car, and bus; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In August, daytime highs in Roatan are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to La Fortuna de San Carlos.

Things to do in Roatan

Outdoors Tours Parks
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Boat Tours & Water Sports
Zipline
Nature & Wildlife Tours

4
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: take in the natural beauty of Tabacon Hot Springs, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, head outdoors with El Salto, and get impressive views of Arenal Volcano.

For where to stay, maps, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the La Fortuna de San Carlos trip itinerary website.

You can fly from Roatan to La Fortuna de San Carlos in 11 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can drive to Tortuguero.

Things to do in La Fortuna de San Carlos

Parks Nature Outdoors

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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Wed): take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Tortuguero National Park, and then get a new perspective on nature at Sea Turtle Conservancy.

For ratings, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, use the Tortuguero vacation maker site.

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 September, daily temperatures in Tortuguero can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can drive to Vara Blanca.

Things to do in Tortuguero

Nature Parks Tours
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Tortuguero National Park ©
Tortuguero National Park
Kayaking & Canoeing
Sea Turtle Conservancy ©
Sea Turtle Conservancy

1
night
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.
On the 10th (Thu), stroll through La Paz Waterfall and Peace Lodge Gardens and then admire the sheer force of Jardins da Cachoeira de La Paz.

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Getting from Tortuguero to Vara Blanca by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Monteverde.

Things to do in Vara Blanca

Nature Parks Wildlife
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2
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.
On the 11th (Fri), stroll through Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve and then stroll through Monteverde Frog Pond. On your second day here, take in the exciting artwork at Alas y Raices, kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, thenexperience rural life at El Trapiche Tour, and finally get to know the resident critters at The Bat Jungle.

For maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Monteverde holiday planner.

Drive from Vara Blanca to Monteverde in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can drive to Manuel Antonio.

Things to do in Monteverde

Parks Wildlife Tours
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Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve ©
Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve
Zipline
Monteverde Frog Pond ©
Monteverde Frog Pond

3
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Jaco (Fruity Monkey Poop, Canyoning & Rappelling Tours, &more). There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Playa Manuel Antonio, take a memorable tour with Tours, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and stroll around Parque Nahomi.

To see other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Manuel Antonio online travel planner.

You can drive from Monteverde to Manuel Antonio in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and bus; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to travel to Panama City.

Things to do in Manuel Antonio

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

Jaco, Quepos
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Playa Manuel Antonio ©
Playa Manuel Antonio
Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
River Rafting & Tubing

3
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: make a trip to Panama Canal, browse the eclectic array of goods at Mercado de Mariscos, wander the streets of Casco Viejo, and take an in-depth tour of Museo del Canal Interoceanico de Panama.

To find ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Panama City trip planner.

You can fly from Manuel Antonio to Panama City in 8 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. In September, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Panama City

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
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Panama Canal ©
Panama Canal
Casco Viejo ©
Casco Viejo
Amador Causeway (Calzada de Amador) ©
Amador Causeway (Calzada de Amador)

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