59 days in Central America Itinerary

59 days in Central America Itinerary

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Belize City, Belize
— 3 nights
Ferry
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Caye Caulker, Belize
— 2 nights
Ferry
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San Pedro, Belize
— 7 nights
Fly
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Placencia, Belize
— 4 nights
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Drive to Philip S. W. Goldson International Airport, Fly to La Aurora Airport, Drive to Antigua
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Antigua, Guatemala
— 8 nights
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Leon, Nicaragua
— 4 nights
Drive
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Granada, Nicaragua
— 2 nights
Drive
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San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua
— 4 nights
Drive
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La Fortuna de San Carlos, Costa Rica
— 8 nights
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Monteverde, Costa Rica
— 6 nights
Drive
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Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica
— 6 nights
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Boquete, Panama
— 2 nights
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Panama City, Panama
— 1 night
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Belize City, Belize

Belize's biggest urban center, Belize City is a culturally diverse seaside destination.
Get a sense of the local culture at Museum of Belize and Art Box Belize Arts & Crafts Center. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at V.I.V. Tours and Cavetubing5star. And it doesn't end there: explore the fascinating underground world of Nohoch Che'en Caves Branch Archaeological Reserve, see the interesting displays at Luba Garifuna Cultural Museum, get a sense of history and politics at Supreme Court of Belize, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

For more things to do, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Belize City online vacation planner.

London, UK to Belize City is an approximately 15-hour flight. Traveling from London to Belize City, you'll gain 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from London in November, expect Belize City to be much hotter, temps between 34°C and 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can ride a ferry to Caye Caulker.

Things to do in Belize City

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

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V.I.V. Tours ©
Kayaking / Canoeing
V.I.V. Tours
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Museum of Belize ©
Specialty Museum
Museum of Belize
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Caye Caulker, Belize

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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at The Estuary of Caye Caulker and then explore the gorgeous colors at Shark Ray Alley. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Sat): stroll through Turneffe Reef, cast your line with The Spearfishing Shack, then view the masterpieces at Red Flower Gallery, and finally stop by Osprey Silver Jewelry & Boutique.

For traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Caye Caulker travel route builder tool.

Ride a ferry from Belize City to Caye Caulker in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In November, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can ride a ferry to San Pedro.

Things to do in Caye Caulker

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

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Shark Ray Alley ©
Must see
Shark Ray Alley
4.5
Red Flower Gallery ©
Art Gallery
Red Flower Gallery
4.7

7
nights
San Pedro, Belize

San Pedro evolved from small fishing village and now represents one of the most visited locations in Belize.
Get outdoors at Hol Chan Marine Reserve and Mexico Rocks. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Spas and Belizean Arts. There's still lots to do: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, take an unforgettable tour with C & S Golf Cart Rental, cross one thing off your bucket list with a skydiving experience, and take in the exciting artwork at The Gallery of San Pedro.

To find maps, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, use the San Pedro attractions planning site.

Ride a ferry from Caye Caulker to San Pedro in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In November in San Pedro, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 26°C at night. On the 13th (Sat), you're off to Placencia.

Things to do in San Pedro

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Scuba / Snorkeling
Scuba & Snorkeling
4.3

4
nights
Placencia, Belize

Once a humble fishing village, Placencia has been transformed into a leading tourist destination, with its focus primarily on outdoor activity and natural exploration.
Get outdoors at Laughing Bird Caye National Park and Air Belize Skydiving Center. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Placencia Wildside Adventures and Placencia Fellowship. Go for a jaunt from Placencia to Dangriga to see Maya Center Mayan Museum about 56 minutes away. There's lots more to do: head off the coast to Pumpkin Caye, explore the galleries of Lola Art Studio, and relax and rejuvenate at Evolution Beach Gym.

To see more things to do and other tourist information, read our Placencia trip app.

Getting from San Pedro to Placencia by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of ferry, car, and bus; or do a combination of ferry and bus. November in Placencia sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 24°C at night. On the 17th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Antigua.

Things to do in Placencia

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Nature

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Speed Boats Tour
Placencia Wildside Adventures
4.8
Evolution Beach Gym ©
Spa / Wellness
Evolution Beach Gym
5.0

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nights
Antigua, Guatemala

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.
Volcán Pacaya and Arco de Santa Catalina are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll discover tucked-away gems like ChocoMuseo and Cerro de la Cruz. Take a break from Antigua with a short trip to Auto Safari Chapin in Escuintla, about 1h 25 min away. The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to The Plaza Central Park, see the interesting displays at La Azotea, take an in-depth tour of Casa Santo Domingo Museums, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers.

To see ratings, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read Antigua online journey planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Placencia to Antigua. Traveling from Placencia in November, things will get slightly colder in Antigua: highs are around 27°C and lows about 17°C. On the 25th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Leon.

Things to do in Antigua

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trips

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Volcano
Volcán Pacaya
4.4
ChocoMuseo ©
Specialty Museum
ChocoMuseo
4.4

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Leon, Nicaragua

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Cerro Negro Volcano and Volcano Day. Visiting Stand-Up Paddleboarding and Sonati will get you outdoors. And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Museo de Arte Fundacion Ortiz-Gurdian, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church The Recollection, steep yourself in history at Iglesia San Juan Bautista de Subtiava, and see Off-Road Tours.

For traveler tips and other tourist information, refer to the Leon vacation maker tool.

Traveling by flight from Antigua to Leon takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. In November, Leon is somewhat warmer than Antigua - with highs of 37°C and lows of 27°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can go by car to Granada.

Things to do in Leon

Outdoors · Tours · Museums · Historic Sites
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Volcano Day ©
Climbing Tour
Volcano Day
4.8

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Granada, Nicaragua

La Gran Sultana

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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Tue): get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, make a trip to Parque Xalteva, then pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia de Xalteva, and finally view the masterpieces at Galeria Mi Camara Mi Mundo. On the next day, kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, then examine the collection at Mi Museo, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To see maps, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Granada online trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Leon to Granada in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to go by car to San Juan del Sur.

Things to do in Granada

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Museums
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Nature / Wildlife Tour
Nature & Wildlife Tours
4.9
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Zipline
Zipline
4.9
Mi Museo ©
Specialty Museum
Mi Museo
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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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Rancho Chilamate and San Juan del Sur Beach. Escape the urban bustle at Playa Remanso and Horse-Drawn Carriage Tours. There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Mirador del Cristo de la Misericordia, get interesting insight from Flyboard Nicaragua, take in the exciting artwork at The Art Warehouse, and stroll through Marsella Valley Nature Center.

For maps, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the San Juan del Sur attractions site.

Drive from Granada to San Juan del Sur in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of shuttle and bus; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in December, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to go by car to La Fortuna de San Carlos.

Things to do in San Juan del Sur

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Tours
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Horse-Drawn Carriage Tour
Horse-Drawn Carriage Tours
4.1
Rancho Chilamate ©
Horseback Riding Tour
Rancho Chilamate
4.9

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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.
Get outdoors at Bogarin Trail and Arenal Natura Ecological Park. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Wood & Art Gallery and ChocoMuseo La Fortuna. Step out of La Fortuna de San Carlos to go to El Castillo and see Butterfly Conservatory, which is approximately 38 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Arenal Oasis Wildlife Refuge, witness a stunning natural landmark at Paradise Hot Springs, scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour, and take in the dramatic scenery at La Fortuna Waterfall.

For where to stay, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our La Fortuna de San Carlos sightseeing planner.

You can drive from San Juan del Sur to La Fortuna de San Carlos in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and bus; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can drive to Monteverde.

Things to do in La Fortuna de San Carlos

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Tours

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Tabacon Hot Springs ©
Hot Spring
Tabacon Hot Springs
4.4
Butterfly Conservatory ©
Nature / Park
Butterfly Conservatory
4.7

6
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Monteverde, Costa Rica

Monteverde is all about natural attractions, not surprising for an eco-tourism hotspot known for its cloud forests and rich diversity of animal life.
Discover out-of-the-way places like The Bat Jungle and monteverde nature guided tours. Get some cultural insight at Chorotega Arts & Crafts and Ecological Sanctuary. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Monteverde: Macaw Sanctuary Natuwa (in Puntarenas), Sustainability Demonstration Center (in Guacimal) and Skydive Pura Vida (in Aranjuez). There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Valle Escondido Preserve, take a pleasant ride with Equus Monteverde, relax and rejuvenate at Monteverde Massage Center, and ride a horse along Finca el Rodeo.

For reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Monteverde day trip planning website.

You can drive from La Fortuna de San Carlos to Monteverde in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Monteverde are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 32°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Manuel Antonio.

Things to do in Monteverde

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip

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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.
Escape the urban bustle at Playa Manuel Antonio and Mike’s Nature Tours. Visit Playas Gemelas and La Playita for some beach relaxation. Explore Manuel Antonio's surroundings by going to Rancho La Merced National Wildlife Refuge (in Uvita) and Parasailing & Paragliding (in Dominical). Next up on the itinerary: cross one thing off your bucket list with Skydive Costa Rica, enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Espadilla Norte, view the masterpieces at The Captain's Booty, and see Off-Road Tours.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read Manuel Antonio road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Monteverde to Manuel Antonio takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can go by car to Boquete.

Things to do in Manuel Antonio

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Side Trips

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Boquete, Panama

Now known internationally for its fresh mountain air, year-round pleasant temperatures, and large community of North American expats, Boquete has changed rapidly since the start of the century, changing from a humble mountain town, into a humble mountain surrounded by gated communities and estates.
On the 26th (Sun), stop by The Zapadora, then contemplate the waterfront views at Los Cangilones de Gualaca, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Mon): settle in for a delightful tour with Boquete Outdoor Adventures, explore the striking landscape at Los Ladrillos, then trek along Eco Horqueta, and finally kick your exploration up a notch at Boquete Tree Trek Eco Adventure Park.

For ratings, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Boquete online route planner.

You can drive from Manuel Antonio to Boquete in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or take a bus. Traveling from Manuel Antonio to Boquete, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can travel to Panama City.

Things to do in Boquete

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure · Spas

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip
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Horse-Drawn Carriage Tour
Boquete Outdoor Adventures
4.6
Eco Horqueta ©
Hiking Trail
Eco Horqueta
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Panama City, Panama

Dubai of Latin America

Arguably the most modern of Central American cities, Panama City boasts a shimmering skyline of glass skyscrapers.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Tue): relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia de San Francisco de Asis, then take an in-depth tour of Museo del Canal Interoceanico de Panama, and finally relax and float downstream with Adventures Panama.

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

Getting from Boquete to Panama City by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Panama City

Adventure · Outdoors · Tours · Museums
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Adventures Panama ©
River Rafting / Tubing
Adventures Panama
4.7
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Spa
Spas
5.0

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