60 days in Central America Itinerary

60 days in Central America Itinerary

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60 days in Central America Itinerary

Start: Porto, Portugal
Fly:  14​h 30​min
1
San Pedro, Belize
— 5 nights
Fly + Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Cayo, Belize
— 5 nights
Drive + Fly:  2​h
3
Belize City, Belize
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
4
Roatan, Honduras
— 6 nights
Fly + Drive:  2​h
5
San Salvador, El Salvador
— 6 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
6
Antigua, Guatemala
— 4 nights
7
Copan Ruinas, Honduras
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  8​h 45​min
8
Tamarindo, Costa Rica
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
9
Playas del Coco, Costa Rica
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
10
La Fortuna de San Carlos, Costa Rica
— 7 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
11
Monteverde, Costa Rica
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
12
Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
13
Panama City, Panama
— 5 nights
Fly:  16​h
End: Porto, Portugal

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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Secret Beach and The Split. Explore San Pedro's surroundings by going to Caye Caulker (Caye Caulker & Red Flower Gallery). The adventure continues: see the vivid underwater world at Hol Chan Marine Reserve, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, view the masterpieces at The Gallery of San Pedro, and get a taste of the local shopping with Belizean Arts.

For maps, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the San Pedro online vacation planner .

Porto, Portugal to San Pedro is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Porto to San Pedro is minus 6 hours. Expect warmer temperatures when traveling from Porto in March; daily highs in San Pedro reach 34°C and lows reach 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to travel to Cayo.

Things to do in San Pedro

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Caye Caulker, Secret Beach Belize
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Hol Chan Marine Reserve ©
Hol Chan Marine Reserve
Secret Beach Belize ©
Secret Beach Belize
Spas

5
nights
Cayo, Belize

Cayo ©
Holidays in Cayo offer adventure and history in equal measure, with a wealth of ancient sites and unspoiled environment to explore.
Venture out of the city with trips to Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Preserve (in Dangriga) and Half Moon Caye National Monument (in Glovers Reef Atoll). Spend the 9th (Mon) exploring nature at Blue Hole National Park. There's much more to do: explore the fascinating underground world of Actun Tunichil Muknal, admire the masterpieces at Tanah Mayan Art Museum, view the masterpieces at Cappello's Art Gallery, and stop by Rubba Dub Soap Shop.

For reviews, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Cayo online trip planner .

You can do a combination of flight and car from San Pedro to Cayo in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or do a combination of ferry, bus, and car. In March, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Belize City.

Things to do in Cayo

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Preserve, Half Moon Caye National Monument
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Xunantunich Mayan Ruins ©
Xunantunich Mayan Ruins
Blue Hole National Park ©
Blue Hole National Park

3
nights
Belize City, Belize

Belize's biggest urban center, Belize City is a culturally diverse seaside destination.
Get out of town with these interesting Belize City side-trips: Altun Ha (in Rock Stone Pond) and The Belize Zoo (in La Democracia). On the 13th (Fri), spend a relaxing day on the river with a rafting and tubing tour. There's still lots to do: delve into the distant past at Altun Ha, don't miss a visit to The Belize Sign Monument, and identify plant and animal life at Crooked Tree Wildlife Sanctuary.

To see ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Belize City journey planner.

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Cayo to Belize City takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and bus. In March in Belize City, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 26°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can catch the flight to Roatan.

Things to do in Belize City

Adventure Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Belize District, The Belize Zoo
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River Rafting & Tubing
The Belize Zoo ©
The Belize Zoo
Altun Ha ©
Altun Ha

6
nights
Roatan, Honduras

Roatan ©
The largest of the Bay Islands, Roatan is the most developed and the most popular among its neighbors.
You'll get in some beach time at West Bay Beach and Tabyana Beach. And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Little French Key, stroll through Mayan Day Passes, take in nature's colorful creations at Carambola Botanical Gardens, and admire all the interesting features of Steel Pan Alley.

To find reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Roatan trip planning tool .

You can fly from Belize City to Roatan in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In March, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can travel to San Salvador.

Things to do in Roatan

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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West Bay Beach ©
West Bay Beach
Little French Key ©
Little French Key
Tabyana Beach ©
Tabyana Beach

6
nights
San Salvador, El Salvador

San Salvador ©
The country's capital, San Salvador sits in a scenic position surrounded by impressive volcanoes.
Venture out of the city with trips to El Imposible National Park (in Ahuachapan), El Tunco (in La Libertad) and Lake Coatepeque (in Coatepeque). Spend the 24th (Tue) exploring nature at Parque Nacional El Boqueron. There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Cinquera Rain Forest Park, get interesting insight from Tours, buy something for everyone on your list at Plaza Futura, and explore the world behind art at Museo de Arte de El Salvador.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for San Salvador using our trip planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Roatan to San Salvador takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In March in San Salvador, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 23°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Antigua.

Things to do in San Salvador

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Lake Coatepeque, El Imposible National Park, El Tunco
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El Tunco ©
El Tunco
Iglesia El Rosario ©
Iglesia El Rosario
Cinquera Rain Forest Park ©
Cinquera Rain Forest Park

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.
Go for a jaunt from Antigua to Guatemala City to see La Aurora Zoo about 56 minutes away. There's still lots to do: contemplate the geological forces at Volcán Pacaya, look for gifts at Nim Po't Centro de Textiles Tradicionales, pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia de La Merced, and see the interesting displays at ChocoMuseo.

To see ratings, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Antigua trip itinerary maker website .

Traveling by car from San Salvador to Antigua takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or fly. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from San Salvador in March; daily highs in Antigua reach 30°C and lows reach 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) to allow time to take a shuttle to Copan Ruinas.

Things to do in Antigua

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

La Aurora Zoo
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Volcán Pacaya ©
Volcán Pacaya
Spas
Iglesia de La Merced ©
Iglesia de La Merced

3
nights
Copan Ruinas, Honduras

Copan Ruinas ©
The colorful, cultural town of Copan boasts attractions old and new, manmade and natural.
Copan Ruinas is known for historic sites, wildlife, museums, nature, and spas. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, see the interesting displays at Museo de Arqueologia, make a trip to Hieroglyphic Stairway, and delve into the distant past at Copan Ruinas.

For other places to visit, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read Copan Ruinas online day trip planner .

You can take a shuttle from Antigua to Copan Ruinas in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Antigua in March since evenings lows in Copan Ruinas dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) to allow time to travel to Tamarindo.

Things to do in Copan Ruinas

Historic Sites Parks Museums
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Copan Ruinas ©
Copan Ruinas
Spas
Hieroglyphic Stairway ©
Hieroglyphic Stairway

4
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.
Visit Playa Conchal and Playa Avellana for some beach relaxation. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Tamarindo: Nosara (Nosara Beach (Playa Guiones) & MAEL's ABSTRACT ART GALLERY) and Playa Samara (Spas, Samara Beach, & more). And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Tamarindo Beach, look for gifts at Organic Products by Coco Beauty Spa, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and look for all kinds of wild species at Monkey Park.

Start your trip to Tamarindo by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Copan Ruinas to Tamarindo takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, flight, and bus; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Playas del Coco.

Things to do in Tamarindo

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Playa Samara, Nosara, Playa Conchal
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Playa Conchal ©
Playa Conchal
Tamarindo Beach ©
Tamarindo Beach
Samara Beach ©
Samara Beach

3
nights
Playas del Coco, Costa Rica

Playas del Coco ©
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.
You'll get in some beach time at Playa Nacascolo and Playa Hermosa. Change things up with these side-trips from Playas del Coco: Llanos de Cortez Waterfall (in Area de Conservacion Guanacaste) and Liberia (Church of La Ermita La Agonia & Costa Rica'n Art Craft). Next up on the itinerary: tee off at Four Seasons Golf Club, stop by Cata Chocolate, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia Catolica de Playas del Coco, and have unforgettable encounters with a shark diving experience.

For where to stay, maps, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Playas del Coco vacation planner.

Getting from Tamarindo to Playas del Coco by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to La Fortuna de San Carlos.

Things to do in Playas del Coco

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Area de Conservacion Guanacaste, Liberia, Playa Nacascolo, Playa Hermosa
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Playa Hermosa ©
Playa Hermosa
Playa Nacascolo ©
Playa Nacascolo
Spas & Wellness

7
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, wildlife, trails, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: witness a stunning natural landmark at Tabacon Hot Springs, explore the activities along Lake Arenal, push the limits with an extreme tour, and contemplate the geological forces at Arenal Volcano (Volcan Arenal).

To find photos, ratings, and more tourist information, use the La Fortuna de San Carlos trip builder app .

Traveling by car from Playas del Coco to La Fortuna de San Carlos takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to drive to Monteverde.

Things to do in La Fortuna de San Carlos

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

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

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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sat): look for all kinds of wild species at Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve, then get to know the resident critters at The Bat Jungle, and then look for gifts at Women Artisans Cooperative Santa Elena and Monteverde. Keep things going the next day: admire the natural beauty at Monteverde Butterfly Garden (Jardin de Mariposas), then admire the natural beauty at Monteverde Orchid Garden, and then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To find ratings, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Monteverde online trip builder .

You can drive from La Fortuna de San Carlos to Monteverde in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Manuel Antonio.

Things to do in Monteverde

Parks Wildlife Spas
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Spas
Monteverde Orchid Garden ©
Monteverde Orchid Garden

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.
We've included these beaches for you: Playa Manuel Antonio and Playa Biesanz. Spend the 22nd (Wed) exploring nature at Manuel Antonio National Park. There's lots more to do: relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, look for gifts at Altair Souvenir & Gallery Shop, look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, and walk around Parque Nahomi.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Manuel Antonio trip itinerary app .

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. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to travel to Panama City.

Things to do in Manuel Antonio

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Quepos
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Playa Manuel Antonio ©
Playa Manuel Antonio
Playa Biesanz ©
Playa Biesanz
River Rafting & Tubing

5
nights
Panama City, Panama

Panama City ©
Arguably the most modern of Central American cities, Panama City boasts a shimmering skyline of glass skyscrapers.
We've included these beaches for you: Playa Blanca and Isla Santa Catalina. The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Panama Canal, take an in-depth tour of Museo del Canal Interoceanico de Panama, appreciate the extensive heritage of Avenida Balboa, and explore the wealth of natural beauty at Metropolitan National Park.

To find photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Panama City online tour planner .

Getting from Manuel Antonio to Panama City by flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Manuel Antonio to Panama City is 1 hour. In April, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Panama City

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Isla Santa Catalina, Playa Blanca
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Panama Canal ©
Panama Canal
Casco Viejo ©
Casco Viejo
Isla Santa Catalina ©
Isla Santa Catalina

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