60 days in Central America Itinerary

60 days in Central America Itinerary

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Panama City, Panama
— 5 nights
2
La Fortuna de San Carlos, Costa Rica
— 6 nights
3
Playas del Coco, Costa Rica
— 4 nights
4
Tamarindo, Costa Rica
— 6 nights
5
Santa Teresa, Costa Rica
— 2 nights
6
Jaco, Costa Rica
— 4 nights
7
Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica
— 5 nights
8
Antigua, Guatemala
— 6 nights
9
San Ignacio, Belize
— 5 nights
10
Placencia, Belize
— 2 nights
11
San Pedro, Belize
— 5 nights
12
Roatan, Honduras
— 8 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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Cinta Costera and Museo del Canal Interoceanico de Panama. Step out of the city life by going to Fishing Charters & Tours and Asociacion Panamericana para la Conservacion. Step out of Panama City to go to Gamboa and see Panama Rainforest Discovery Center, which is approximately 54 minutes away. The adventure continues: examine the collection at Biomuseo, take in the spiritual surroundings of Bahai Temple, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia de San Francisco de Asis, and learn about all things military at Centro de Interpretacion de Ciudad del Saber.

To find reviews, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Panama City road trip site.

Philadelphia, USA to Panama City is an approximately 10.5-hour combination of train and flight. You can also fly; or drive. Traveling from Philadelphia in June, Panama City is a bit warmer at night with lows of 77°F. You'll have a few hours on the 16th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to La Fortuna de San Carlos.

Things to do in Panama City

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Gamboa
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Casco Viejo ©
Casco Viejo
Cinta Costera ©
Cinta Costera
Fishing Charters & Tours

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Dave & Dave's Costa Rica Nature Park and Los Lagos Hot Springs. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at ChocoMuseo La Fortuna and Galeria Estudio. Get out of town with these interesting La Fortuna de San Carlos side-trips: Butterfly Conservatory (in El Castillo) and Costa Rica Best Chocolate (in Chilamate). There's still lots to do: trek along Arenal Natura Ecological Park, stroll around Bogarin Trail, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and tour the pleasant surroundings at La Fortuna Waterfall.

To see photos, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read La Fortuna de San Carlos road trip planning website.

You can do a combination of flight and shuttle from Panama City to La Fortuna de San Carlos in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Panama City to La Fortuna de San Carlos is minus 1 hour. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can drive to Playas del Coco.

Things to do in La Fortuna de San Carlos

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Dave & Dave's Costa Rica Nature Park, Butterfly Conservatory, Costa Rica Best Chocolate
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Dave & Dave's Costa Rica Nature Park ©
Dave & Dave's Costa Rica Nature Park
Arenal Natura Ecological Park ©
Arenal Natura Ecological Park
Tabacon Hot Springs ©
Tabacon Hot Springs

4
nights
Playas del Coco, Costa Rica

A long-established beach community, Playas del Coco has developed a reputation as a favored spot for young travelers and locals to let loose by the sea.
Step out of the city life by going to Shark Diving and Cataratas Llanos de Cortes. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Playa Hermosa and Witch's Rock Canopy Tour. When in Playas del Coco, make a side trip to see Costa Rica'n Art Craft in Liberia, approximately Liberia away. There's still lots to do: contemplate the geological forces at Rincon de La Vieja National Park, take a pleasant ride with La Montana Club Ecuestre, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To see traveler tips, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Playas del Coco vacation builder website.

Getting from La Fortuna de San Carlos to Playas del Coco by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Tamarindo.

Things to do in Playas del Coco

Outdoors · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Costa Rica'n Art Craft, Witch's Rock Canopy Tour, Playa Hermosa, Cataratas Llanos de Cortes, Rincon de La Vieja National Park
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Shark Diving
Rincon de La Vieja National Park ©
Rincon de La Vieja National Park
Playa Hermosa ©
Playa Hermosa

6
nights
Tamarindo, Costa Rica

Tamarindo ©
Surfing remains the main reason to take a trip to Tamarindo, as the beachside town is mostly known for its excellent waves.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Playa Conchal and Tamarindo Beach. Escape the urban bustle at Scuba & Snorkeling and Playa Avellana. Venture out of the city with trips to Nosara (Playa Guiones & MAEL's ABSTRACT ART GALLERY), Garra de Leon Golf Course (in Playa Conchal) and Playa Samara (Horseback Riding Tours & Belen Waterfall). The adventure continues: see Off-Road Tours, get in on the family fun at Black Stallion Eco Park & Estates, get the adrenaline pumping with Pinilla Canopy Tour, and soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers.

To see photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Tamarindo online trip builder.

Traveling by car from Playas del Coco to Tamarindo takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) to allow time to drive to Santa Teresa.

Things to do in Tamarindo

Outdoors · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Nosara, Playa Conchal, Playa Samara, Black Stallion Eco Park & Estates
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Pinilla Canopy Tour ©
Pinilla Canopy Tour
Playa Avellana ©
Playa Avellana
Scuba & Snorkeling

2
nights
Santa Teresa, Costa Rica

A coastal getaway popular with surfers and young travelers, Santa Teresa spreads out from the beach and the main coastal road to a ring of newer developments on the surrounding hills.
On the 4th (Tue), kick back and relax at Playa Hermosa, then kick your exploration up a notch at Canopy del Pacifico Mal Pais, and then find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area. Keep things going the next day: trot along with a tour on horseback, take in the dramatic scenery at Montezuma Falls, and then view the masterpieces at Bri'ah Art Gallery.

For reviews, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Santa Teresa itinerary planner.

Getting from Tamarindo to Santa Teresa by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to travel to Jaco.

Things to do in Santa Teresa

Outdoors · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

Montezuma, Canopy del Pacifico Mal Pais
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Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Canopy del Pacifico Mal Pais ©
Canopy del Pacifico Mal Pais
Playa Hermosa ©
Playa Hermosa

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Costa Rica Dreams Sportfishing and Off-Road Tours. Explore hidden gems such as Horseback Riding Tours and Costa Rica SUP'ers. Spend the 8th (Sat) exploring nature at Carara National Park. There's lots more to do: get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour, whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, and scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour.

To find other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Jaco online tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and ferry from Santa Teresa to Jaco takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can go by car to Manuel Antonio.

Things to do in Jaco

Outdoors · Tours · Nature

Side Trips

Carara National Park, Costa Rica Dreams Sportfishing
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Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
Costa Rica Dreams Sportfishing ©
Costa Rica Dreams Sportfishing
Carara National Park ©
Carara National Park

5
nights
Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica

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 explore the less-touristy side of things at River Rafting & Tubing and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Visiting Playa Manuel Antonio and Horseback Riding Tours will get you outdoors. Change things up with these side-trips from Manuel Antonio: Uvita (Canyoning & Rappelling Tours & Uvita Beach) and Alturas Wildlife Sanctuary (in Dominical). There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Biesanz, kick your exploration up a notch at Zip Coaster, get interesting insight from Tours, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Manuel Antonio using our trip planner.

Traveling by car from Jaco to Manuel Antonio takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Antigua.

Things to do in Manuel Antonio

Outdoors · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

Quepos, Uvita, Alturas Wildlife Sanctuary
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River Rafting & Tubing
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Playa Manuel Antonio ©
Playa Manuel Antonio

6
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Volcán Pacaya and Volcan de Agua. Explore hidden gems such as Casa Santo Domingo Museums and ChocoMuseo. Venture out of the city with trips to Guatemala City (Catedral Metropolitana, Museo Ixchel del Traje Indigena, &more). There's lots more to do: explore the ancient world of Arco de Santa Catalina, see Old Town Outfitters, make a trip to The Plaza Central Park, and pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia de San Francisco El Grande.

For reviews, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Antigua route planner.

Getting from Manuel Antonio to Antigua by flight takes about 8.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a daytime high around 77°F in July, and nighttime lows around 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Thu) to allow time for travel to San Ignacio.

Things to do in Antigua

Historic Sites · Tours · Museums

Side Trip

Guatemala City
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Convento de las Capuchinas ©
Convento de las Capuchinas
Volcán Pacaya ©
Volcán Pacaya
ChocoMuseo ©
ChocoMuseo

5
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 hidden gems such as Calico Jack's Belize Jungle Canopy and Zip Lining and Cahal Pech. Get some cultural insight at Xunantunich Mayan Ruins and Chaa Creek Natural History Museum. Change things up with a short trip to Art Box Belize Arts & Crafts Center in Belmopan (about 46 minutes away). On the 25th (Tue), spend an adventurous day with a kayaking and canoeing tour. Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Green Iguana Conservation Project, explore the fascinating underground world of Barton Creek Cave, take in the exciting artwork at Cappello's Art Gallery, and trot along with a tour on horseback.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our San Ignacio visit app.

Getting from Antigua to San Ignacio by combination of flight and shuttle takes about 9 hours. Other options: drive; or take a shuttle. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Placencia.

Things to do in San Ignacio

Tours · Outdoors · Adventure

Side Trips

Cayo, Art Box Belize Arts & Crafts Center
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ATM Cave Belize- Actun Tunichil Muknal ©
ATM Cave Belize- Actun Tunichil Muknal
Kayaking & Canoeing
Green Iguana Conservation Project ©
Green Iguana Conservation Project

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Wed): let your taste buds guide you at Taste Belize Tours, step off the mainland to explore Laughing Bird Caye National Park, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Placencia Fellowship. Keep things going the next day: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see other places to visit, maps, photos, and tourist information, read our Placencia road trip planning app.

Getting from San Ignacio to Placencia by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. In July in Placencia, expect temperatures between 88°F during the day and 74°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to travel to San Pedro.

Things to do in Placencia

Tours · Wildlife · Outdoors
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Laughing Bird Caye National Park ©
Laughing Bird Caye National Park
Scuba & Snorkeling
Placencia Fellowship ©
Placencia Fellowship

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Tuff E Nuff Tours and Belizean Arts. Get in touch with nature at Hol Chan Marine Reserve and Bacalar Chico National Park and Marine Reserve. Go for a jaunt from San Pedro to Caye Caulker to see Red Flower Gallery about 1h 5 min away. Next up on the itinerary: explore the gorgeous colors at Shark Ray Alley, tour the pleasant surroundings at Mexico Rocks, get all the equipment you need at C & S Golf Cart Rental, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

For traveler tips and more tourist information, use the San Pedro day trip planning tool.

Getting from Placencia to San Pedro by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or do a combination of bus, car, and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 88°F in July, and nighttime lows around 78°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can fly to Roatan.

Things to do in San Pedro

Parks · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trips

Ambergris Caye, Red Flower Gallery
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Hol Chan Marine Reserve ©
Hol Chan Marine Reserve
Tuff E Nuff Tours ©
Tuff E Nuff Tours
Shark Ray Alley ©
Shark Ray Alley

8
nights
Roatan, Honduras

Roatan ©
The largest of the Bay Islands, Roatan is the most developed and the most popular among its neighbors.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Coconut Tree Divers and Half Moon Bay. Get outdoors at Tabyana Beach and Roatan Institute for Marine Sciences - Anthony's Key Resort. There's much more to do: head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, enjoy the sand and surf at West Bay Beach, and stop by Diamonds International.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Roatan trip site.

You can fly from San Pedro to Roatan in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, car, and bus; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In August in Roatan, expect temperatures between 90°F during the day and 75°F at night. On the 9th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Roatan

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches
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Tabyana Beach ©
Tabyana Beach
Coconut Tree Divers ©
Coconut Tree Divers
Nature & Wildlife Tours

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