59 days in Central America Itinerary

59 days in Central America Itinerary

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Panama City, Panama
— 5 nights
2
Jaco, Costa Rica
— 4 nights
3
Drake Bay, Costa Rica
— 4 nights
4
Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica
— 4 nights
5
La Fortuna de San Carlos, Costa Rica
— 6 nights
6
Tamarindo, Costa Rica
— 5 nights
7
Antigua, Guatemala
— 4 nights
8
San Salvador, El Salvador
— 4 nights
9
Roatan, Honduras
— 5 nights
10
San Pedro, Belize
— 4 nights
11
San Ignacio, Belize
— 4 nights
12
Placencia, Belize
— 3 nights
13
Belize City, Belize
— 5 nights

5
nights
Panama City, Panama

Panama City ©
Arguably the most modern of Central American cities, Panama City boasts a shimmering skyline of glass skyscrapers.
Change things up with these side-trips from Panama City: Portobelo (Museo de La Real Aduana de Portobelo & Scuba & Snorkeling). There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Panama Canal, wander the streets of Cinta Costera, see the interesting displays at Afro-Antillian Museum (Museo Afro Antillano de Panama ), and explore the wealth of natural beauty at Soberania National Park.

For more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Panama City trip planner.

Edinburgh, UK to Panama City is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a -5 hour difference. Traveling from Edinburgh in February, things will get much warmer in Panama City: highs are around 37°C and lows about 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Jaco.

Things to do in Panama City

Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trip

Portobelo
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Panama Canal ©
Panama Canal
Casco Viejo ©
Casco Viejo
Amador Causeway (Calzada de Amador) ©
Amador Causeway (Calzada de Amador)

4
nights
Jaco, Costa Rica

A seaside resort town with plenty of entertaining distractions along its attractive coastline, Jaco has long been a major tourist destination on the central Pacific coast.
Jaco is known for adventure, beaches, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get interesting insight from Tours, whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, don't miss a visit to Mirador de Jaco, and explore the wealth of natural beauty at Carara National Park.

To find photos, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Jaco road trip planner.

Getting from Panama City to Jaco by combination of flight and bus takes about 7 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to drive to Drake Bay.

Things to do in Jaco

Tours · Outdoors · Adventure

Side Trips

Tarcoles, Carara National Park, Horseback Riding Tours
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Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
Carara National Park ©
Carara National Park
Zipline

4
nights
Drake Bay, Costa Rica

Drake Bay ©
Spend a day of island exploring on the 11th (Thu) at Cano Island.

For more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Drake Bay trip planning app.

You can drive from Jaco to Drake Bay in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Manuel Antonio.

Things to do in Drake Bay

Wildlife · Outdoors · Parks
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Cano Island ©
Cano Island
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Nature & Wildlife Tours

4
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Manuel Antonio: Canyoning & Rappelling Tours (in Uvita) and Alturas Wildlife Sanctuary (in Dominical). There's still lots to do: stroll through Playa Manuel Antonio, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, take a memorable tour with Tours, and trot along with a tour on horseback.

Make your Manuel Antonio itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Drive from Drake Bay to Manuel Antonio in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) to allow time to drive to La Fortuna de San Carlos.

Things to do in Manuel Antonio

Outdoors · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

Quepos, Canyoning & Rappelling Tours, Alturas Wildlife Sanctuary
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Playa Manuel Antonio ©
Playa Manuel Antonio
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Off-Road Tours

6
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, relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, get impressive views of Arenal Volcano, and let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour.

For ratings, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read La Fortuna de San Carlos attractions planning website.

Getting from Manuel Antonio to La Fortuna de San Carlos by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Tamarindo.

Things to do in La Fortuna de San Carlos

Tours · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trip

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

5
nights
Tamarindo, Costa Rica

Surfing remains the main reason to take a trip to Tamarindo, as the beachside town is mostly known for its excellent waves.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Tamarindo: Playa Conchal (in Playa Conchal) and Tio Leo Coffee Tour (in Liberia). And it doesn't end there: stroll through Tamarindo Beach, get in on the family fun at Black Stallion Eco Park & Estates, look for gifts at Tamarindo Jaime Peligro Book Store, and get a taste of life in the country at Pura Aventura.

To find photos, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Tamarindo travel planner.

Traveling by car from La Fortuna de San Carlos to Tamarindo takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to travel to Antigua.

Things to do in Tamarindo

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trips

Playa Conchal, Dolphin & Whale Watching, Black Stallion Eco Park & Estates, Tio Leo Coffee Tour
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Tamarindo Beach ©
Tamarindo Beach
Black Stallion Eco Park & Estates ©
Black Stallion Eco Park & Estates

4
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Antigua: Guatemala City (La Aurora Zoo, Museo Ixchel del Traje Indigena, &more). There's lots more to do: get impressive views of Volcán Pacaya, steep yourself in history at Casa Popenoe, stop by Nim Po't Centro de Textiles Tradicionales, and indulge in your favorite hot beverage with a coffee and tea tour.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Antigua trip itinerary builder app.

Traveling by flight from Tamarindo to Antigua takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. March in Antigua sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to go by car to San Salvador.

Things to do in Antigua

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trip

Guatemala City
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Volcán Pacaya ©
Volcán Pacaya
Cerro de la Cruz ©
Cerro de la Cruz
Iglesia de La Merced ©
Iglesia de La Merced

4
nights
San Salvador, El Salvador

San Salvador ©
The country's capital, San Salvador sits in a scenic position surrounded by impressive volcanoes.
San Salvador is known for historic sites, nature, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Joya de Ceren Archaeological Park, admire the masterpieces at Museo de Arte de El Salvador, identify plant and animal life at Volcan San Salvador, and explore the engaging exhibits at Tin Marin Children's Museum.

To find reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read our San Salvador trip itinerary builder tool.

You can drive from Antigua to San Salvador in 4 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Antigua in March: high temperatures in San Salvador hover around 38°C and lows are around 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Roatan.

Things to do in San Salvador

Museums · Parks · Nature
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Museo de Arte de El Salvador ©
Museo de Arte de El Salvador
Joya de Ceren Archaeological Park
Joya de Ceren Archaeological Park
Cinquera Rain Forest Park ©
Cinquera Rain Forest Park

5
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: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, get outside with Sunyata Charters, and examine the collection at Roatan Underwater Museum.

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

Traveling by flight from San Salvador to Roatan takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, taxi, and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. March in Roatan sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 26°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to San Pedro.

Things to do in Roatan

Outdoors · Tours · Parks
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Boat Tours & Water Sports
Spas
Little French Key ©
Little French Key

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 17th (Wed) exploring nature at Bacalar Chico National Park and Marine Reserve. The adventure continues: stroll through Hol Chan Marine Reserve, relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and stop by 12 Belize.

For ratings and more tourist information, refer to the San Pedro online trip maker.

Fly from Roatan to San Pedro in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, bus, and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to travel to San Ignacio.

Things to do in San Pedro

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trip

Ambergris Caye
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Hol Chan Marine Reserve ©
Hol Chan Marine Reserve
Scuba & Snorkeling
Shark Ray Alley ©
Shark Ray Alley

4
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.
Explore San Ignacio's surroundings by going to Belmopan (River Rafting & Tubing & Blue Hole National Park). Spend the 22nd (Mon) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Xunantunich Mayan Ruins, Head underground at ATM Cave Belize- Actun Tunichil Muknal, take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Green Iguana Conservation Project.

To find other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, use the San Ignacio online vacation planner.

Getting from San Pedro to San Ignacio by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can go by car to Placencia.

Things to do in San Ignacio

Tours · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trips

Cayo, Belmopan
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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

3
nights
Placencia, Belize

Placencia ©
Once a humble fishing village, Placencia has been transformed into a leading tourist destination, with its focus primarily on outdoor activity and natural exploration.
Venture out of the city with trips to Outback Trails (in Kendal) and Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Preserve (in Dangriga). And it doesn't end there: step off the mainland to explore Laughing Bird Caye National Park, take a memorable tour with Tours, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Placencia Fellowship, and view the masterpieces at Lola Art Studio.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read Placencia trip itinerary maker website.

Traveling by car from San Ignacio to Placencia takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Placencia are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Belize City.

Things to do in Placencia

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

Outback Trails, Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Preserve
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Outback Trails ©
Outback Trails
Laughing Bird Caye National Park ©
Laughing Bird Caye National Park
Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Preserve ©
Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Preserve

5
nights
Belize City, Belize

Belize City ©
Belize's biggest urban center, Belize City is a culturally diverse seaside destination.
Take a break from Belize City with a short trip to The Belize Zoo in La Democracia, about 42 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Lamanai Archaeological Reserve, look for gifts at Caribbean Spice Belize, stroll through Crooked Tree Wildlife Sanctuary, and take a memorable tour with Tours.

To find reviews, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, use the Belize City attractions planner.

You can fly from Placencia to Belize City in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In March in Belize City, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Belize City

Parks · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trips

Belize District, Lamanai Archaeological Reserve, The Belize Zoo
Find places to stay Mar 25 — 30:
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The Belize Zoo ©
The Belize Zoo
Lamanai Archaeological Reserve ©
Lamanai Archaeological Reserve
Crooked Tree Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Crooked Tree Wildlife Sanctuary

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