59 days in Central America Itinerary

59 days in Central America Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Belize City, Belize
— 4 nights
2
Caye Caulker, Belize
— 3 nights
3
San Pedro, Belize
— 5 nights
4
Antigua, Guatemala
— 5 nights
5
Santa Ana, El Salvador
— 3 nights
6
Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica
— 5 nights
7
La Fortuna de San Carlos, Costa Rica
— 6 nights
8
Monteverde, Costa Rica
— 5 nights
9
Tamarindo, Costa Rica
— 5 nights
10
San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua
— 3 nights
11
Granada, Nicaragua
— 4 nights
12
Leon, Nicaragua
— 3 nights
13
San Salvador, El Salvador
— 6 nights

4
nights
Belize City, Belize

Belize's biggest urban center, Belize City is a culturally diverse seaside destination.
Explore Belize City's surroundings by going to The Belize Zoo (in La Democracia) and Blue Hole National Park (in Belmopan). And it doesn't end there: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, ponder the world of politics at Supreme Court of Belize, explore the ancient world of Lamanai Archaeological Reserve, and examine the collection at Orchid Garden Eco-Village Museum Belize.

To find maps, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Belize City trip itinerary planning tool.

Edinburgh, UK to Belize City is an approximately 18-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Central Standard Time is minus 6 hours. Traveling from Edinburgh in February, expect Belize City to be warmer, temps between °C and °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can catch the ferry to Caye Caulker.

Things to do in Belize City

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Crooked Tree Wildlife Sanctuary, The Belize Zoo, Blue Hole National Park, Lamanai Archaeological Reserve
Find places to stay Feb 1 — 5:
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River Rafting & Tubing
The Belize Zoo ©
The Belize Zoo
Lamanai Archaeological Reserve ©
Lamanai Archaeological Reserve

3
nights
Caye Caulker, Belize

Caye Caulker ©
At just under 8 km (5 mi) long and 1.6 km (1 mi) wide, the limestone coral island of Caye Caulker offers a small but perfectly formed getaway 32 km (20 mi) offshore from Belize City.
Caye Caulker is known for wildlife, beaches, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the gorgeous colors at Shark Ray Alley, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, browse the exhibits of Aria Kat Art, and kick back and relax at The Split.

To see other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Caye Caulker trip itinerary builder app.

Getting from Belize City to Caye Caulker by ferry takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: fly. Expect a daytime high around °C in February, and nighttime lows around °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to catch the ferry to San Pedro.

Things to do in Caye Caulker

Parks Outdoors Shopping

Side Trip

Shark Ray Alley
Find places to stay Feb 5 — 8:
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Shark Ray Alley ©
Shark Ray Alley
The Split ©
The Split
Aria Kat Art ©
Aria Kat Art

5
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, see the interesting displays at Ambergris Museum & Cultural Center, relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, and explore the striking landscape of Bacalar Chico National Park and Marine Reserve.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the San Pedro trip planning tool.

You can ride a ferry from Caye Caulker to San Pedro in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Expect a daytime high around °C in February, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Antigua.

Things to do in San Pedro

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Ambergris Caye
Find places to stay Feb 8 — 13:
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Hol Chan Marine Reserve ©
Hol Chan Marine Reserve
Scuba & Snorkeling
Secret Beach Belize ©
Secret Beach Belize

5
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Antigua side-trips: Guatemala City (National Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology, Palacio Nacional, &more). The adventure continues: get impressive views of Volcán Pacaya, see the interesting displays at Museo Casa del Tejido Antiguo, don't miss a visit to Cerro de la Cruz, and stop by Nim Po't Centro de Textiles Tradicionales.

To see photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Antigua trip itinerary maker.

Getting from San Pedro to Antigua by flight takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry, bus, and taxi; or do a combination of ferry, bus, and shuttle. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from San Pedro in February, with highs in Antigua at °C and lows at °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Santa Ana.

Things to do in Antigua

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Guatemala City
Find places to stay Feb 13 — 18:
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Museo Ixchel del Traje Indigena ©
Museo Ixchel del Traje Indigena
Volcán Pacaya ©
Volcán Pacaya
Casa Santo Domingo Museums ©
Casa Santo Domingo Museums

3
nights
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. Explore Santa Ana's surroundings by going to El Imposible National Park (in Ahuachapan) and Metapan (Montecristo National Park & Apuzunga). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the geological forces at Santa Ana Volcano, explore the ancient world of Tazumal, and explore the activities along Lake Coatepeque.

Before you visit Santa Ana, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

You can drive from Antigua to Santa Ana in 3.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Antigua in February; daily highs in Santa Ana reach °C and lows reach °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Manuel Antonio.

Things to do in Santa Ana

Parks Nature Theme Parks

Side Trips

Metapan, El Imposible National Park, Lake Coatepeque, Tazumal
Find places to stay Feb 18 — 21:
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El Imposible National Park ©
El Imposible National Park
Santa Ana Volcano ©
Santa Ana Volcano
Lake Coatepeque ©
Lake Coatepeque

5
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Manuel Antonio side-trips: Jaco (Canyoning & Rappelling Tours, Adrenaline & Extreme Tours, &more). And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Manuel Antonio, explore the striking landscape of Manuel Antonio National Park, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, and find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area.

To find ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Manuel Antonio visit app.

You can fly from Santa Ana to Manuel Antonio in 7.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can go by car to La Fortuna de San Carlos.

Things to do in Manuel Antonio

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

Jaco, Spas
Find places to stay Feb 21 — 26:
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Playa Manuel Antonio ©
Playa Manuel Antonio
Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
Manuel Antonio National Park ©
Manuel Antonio National Park

6
nights
La Fortuna de San Carlos, Costa Rica

La Fortuna de San Carlos ©
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 dramatic scenery at La Fortuna Waterfall, contemplate the geological forces at Arenal Volcano, trot along with a tour on horseback, and get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour.

For where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our La Fortuna de San Carlos travel route planner.

Drive from Manuel Antonio to La Fortuna de San Carlos in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can drive to Monteverde.

Things to do in La Fortuna de San Carlos

Tours Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Arenal Volcano
Find places to stay Feb 26 — Mar 4:
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La Fortuna Waterfall ©
La Fortuna Waterfall
Arenal Volcano
Arenal Volcano
Ecotermales Fortuna ©
Ecotermales Fortuna

5
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.
Monteverde is known for adventure, parks, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: tour the pleasant surroundings at Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve, admire the natural beauty at Monteverde Orchid Garden, snap pictures at Santa Elena Skywalk, and take a peaceful walk through Curi Cancha Reserve.

For maps, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, use the Monteverde trip planner.

You can drive from La Fortuna de San Carlos to Monteverde in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a shuttle. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Tamarindo.

Things to do in Monteverde

Wildlife Parks Tours
Find places to stay Mar 4 — 9:
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Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve ©
Zipline
El Trapiche Tour ©
El Trapiche Tour

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 Tamarindo's surroundings by going to Playa Hermosa (in Playa Hermosa), Liberia (Costa Rica'n Art Craft & Tio Leo Coffee Tour) and Playa Conchal (in Playa Conchal). There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Tamarindo Beach, look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, get in on the family fun at Black Stallion Eco Park & Estates, and get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

Before you visit Tamarindo, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Getting from Monteverde to Tamarindo by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can go by car to San Juan del Sur.

Things to do in Tamarindo

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Liberia, Black Stallion Eco Park & Estates, Playa Hermosa, Dolphin & Whale Watching, Playa Conchal
Find places to stay Mar 9 — 14:
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Tamarindo Beach ©
Tamarindo Beach
Playa Hermosa ©
Playa Hermosa

3
nights
San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua

Set in a crescent-shaped bay, San Juan del Sur has become known as a popular surfing spot and coastal holiday destination for Nicaraguan families and international visitors alike.
San Juan del Sur is known for adventure, beaches, and spas. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: look for all kinds of wild species at La Flor Beach Natural Reserve, head outdoors with Da' Flying Frog Extreme Adventure, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, and examine the collection at ChocoMuseo San Juan del Sur.

To see ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the San Juan del Sur trip builder tool.

Getting from Tamarindo to San Juan del Sur by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and car; or take a bus. In March, daytime highs in San Juan del Sur are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can go by car to Granada.

Things to do in San Juan del Sur

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
Find places to stay Mar 14 — 17:
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Zipline
La Flor Beach Natural Reserve ©
La Flor Beach Natural Reserve
Mirador del Cristo de la Misericordia ©
Mirador del Cristo de la Misericordia

4
nights
Granada, Nicaragua

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Granada: Masaya Volcano (in Masaya) and Apoyo (in La Laguna de Apoyo). Next up on the itinerary: head off the coast to Islets of Granada, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de Granada, look for gifts at Tio Antonio Hamaca, and whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

Plan my day in Granada using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

You can drive from San Juan del Sur to Granada in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and shuttle; or take a shuttle. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) to allow time to drive to Leon.

Things to do in Granada

Tours Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Masaya
Find places to stay Mar 17 — 21:
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Zipline
Islets of Granada ©
Islets of Granada
Iglesia de La Merced ©
Iglesia de La Merced

3
nights
Leon, Nicaragua

Leon ©
A cultured and storied city, Leon attracts guests from all over the world, drawn to the second city's style, thriving intellectual life, and liveliness.
Leon is known for nature, museums, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get impressive views of Cerro Negro Volcano, get a new perspective on nature at Museo Entomologico de Leon, examine the collection at Museo de Arte Fundacion Ortiz-Gurdian, and look for gifts at Artesania de Leon.

Before you visit Leon, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by car from Granada to Leon takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In March in Leon, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to San Salvador.

Things to do in Leon

Parks Nature Tours
Find places to stay Mar 21 — 24:
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Telica Volcano ©
Telica Volcano
Cerro Negro Volcano ©
Cerro Negro Volcano
Museo de Arte Fundacion Ortiz-Gurdian ©
Museo de Arte Fundacion Ortiz-Gurdian

6
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, pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia El Rosario, look for all kinds of wild species at Volcan San Salvador, and have some family-friendly fun at Galaxy Bowling.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our San Salvador trip itinerary planning site.

Traveling by car from Leon to San Salvador takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and car. Traveling from Leon in March, things will get little chillier in San Salvador: highs are around °C and lows about °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in San Salvador

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Find places to stay Mar 24 — 30:
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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

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