60 days in Central America Itinerary

60 days in Central America Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Central America trip planner

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Panama City, Panama
— 6 nights
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Contadora Island, Panama
— 3 nights
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La Fortuna de San Carlos, Costa Rica
— 7 nights
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Tortuguero, Costa Rica
— 1 night
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Monteverde, Costa Rica
— 2 nights
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Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica
— 4 nights
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San Salvador, El Salvador
— 6 nights
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Copan Ruinas, Honduras
— 5 nights
Bus to San Pedro Sula, Fly to Roatan
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Roatan, Honduras
— 7 nights
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San Pedro, Belize
— 6 nights
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Belize City, Belize
— 4 nights
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Belmopan, Belize
— 2 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
— 5 nights
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Panama City, Panama

— 6 nights

Dubai of Latin America

Arguably the most modern of Central American cities, Panama City boasts a shimmering skyline of glass skyscrapers.
Panama City is known for historic sites, shopping, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Panama Canal, head outdoors with Ancon Hill, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Metropolitan National Park, and visit Cinta Costera.

To see reviews, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Panama City trip itinerary planner.

Doha, Qatar to Panama City is an approximately 23.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 8 hours traveling from Doha to Panama City. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Doha in January: highs in Panama City hover around 88°F, while lows dip to 76°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to ride a ferry to Contadora Island.

Things to do in Panama City

Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods · Outdoors

Contadora Island, Panama

— 3 nights
The most visited of the islands in the archipelago, Contadora Island benefits from having the area's only airport, linking it to the mainland and boosting tourism.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Sun): stroll through Playa Cacique and then get up close to creatures of the deep with Coral Dreams. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Playa de las Suecas and then enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Larga.

For more things to do, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Contadora Island trip itinerary planning website.

Ride a ferry from Panama City to Contadora Island in 2 hours. In January, daily temperatures in Contadora Island can reach 90°F, while at night they dip to 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to La Fortuna de San Carlos.

Things to do in Contadora Island

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife

La Fortuna de San Carlos, Costa Rica

— 7 nights
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 La Fortuna de San Carlos with an excursion to Arenal Eco Zoo in El Castillo--about 38 minutes away. There's much more to do: take in the natural beauty of Tabacon Hot Springs, get interesting insight from Tours, scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour, and stroll around Bogarin Trail.

To find ratings, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, go to the La Fortuna de San Carlos trip itinerary app.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Contadora Island to La Fortuna de San Carlos. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Contadora Island to La Fortuna de San Carlos. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can drive to Tortuguero.

Things to do in La Fortuna de San Carlos

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Tortuguero, Costa Rica

— 1 night

Costa Rica's Amazon

One of Costa Rica's least accessible destinations, Tortuguero sits within an eponymous national park and remains accessible only by plane or boat.
On the 10th (Wed), explore the striking landscape of Tortuguero National Park.

To see traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Tortuguero online trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from La Fortuna de San Carlos to Tortuguero takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In February, daily temperatures in Tortuguero can reach 84°F, while at night they dip to 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Monteverde.

Things to do in Tortuguero

Nature · Parks
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Monteverde, Costa Rica

— 2 nights
Monteverde is all about natural attractions, not surprising for an eco-tourism hotspot known for its cloud forests and rich diversity of animal life.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Thu): look for gifts at Monteverde Hummingbird Gallery and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve. Here are some ideas for day two: relax and rejuvenate at Monteverde Massage, kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Monteverde Orchid Garden.

To see reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read our Monteverde trip website.

Drive from Tortuguero to Monteverde in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a shuttle. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Manuel Antonio.

Things to do in Monteverde

Parks · Wildlife · Adventure · Tours

Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica

— 4 nights
The rainforest meets the sea at Manuel Antonio National Park, a small but scenic natural preserve on the west coast of Costa Rica.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Manuel Antonio: Canyoning & Rappelling Tours (in Jaco), Parque Nacional Marino Ballena (in Uvita) and Mama Toucan's Natural and Organic Food Store (in Dominical). The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Manuel Antonio, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, take the plunge with Skydive Costa Rica, and stroll around Parque Nahomi.

To see ratings, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Manuel Antonio travel route planner.

Drive from Monteverde to Manuel Antonio in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can travel to San Salvador.

Things to do in Manuel Antonio

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

San Salvador, El Salvador

— 6 nights
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 explore the world behind art at Museo de Arte de El Salvador.

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Getting from Manuel Antonio to San Salvador by flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to 90°F, and evening lows to 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) to allow time to drive to Copan Ruinas.

Things to do in San Salvador

Historic Sites · Museums · Wildlife · Tours

Copan Ruinas, Honduras

— 5 nights
The colorful, cultural town of Copan boasts attractions old and new, manmade and natural.
Copan Ruinas is known for historic sites, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at Sculpture Museum, contemplate the long history of Sitio Arqueologico Rastrojon, delve into the distant past at Amphitheatre, and experience rural life at Finca el Cisne.

To see traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Copan Ruinas trip planner.

You can drive from San Salvador to Copan Ruinas in 4.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and car. Traveling from San Salvador in February, expect nights in Copan Ruinas to be about the same, around 62°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 80°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to travel to Roatan.

Things to do in Copan Ruinas

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping

Side Trip

Roatan, Honduras

— 7 nights
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: relax and rejuvenate at Fisioterapista-Massagista Roatan, enjoy the sand and surf at Little French Key, kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, and admire the natural beauty at Carambola Gardens.

To see more things to do, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Roatan online tour itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Copan Ruinas to Roatan in 8 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and ferry. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Copan Ruinas in February since evenings lows in Roatan dip to 71°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to San Pedro.

Things to do in Roatan

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Beaches

San Pedro, Belize

— 6 nights
San Pedro evolved from small fishing village and now represents one of the most visited locations in Belize.
Take a break from San Pedro with a short trip to The Estuary of Caye Caulker in Caye Caulker, about 30 minutes away. Spend the 9th (Tue) exploring nature at Bacalar Chico National Park and Marine Reserve. The adventure continues: stroll through Hol Chan Marine Reserve, let your taste buds guide you at Belize Food Tours, take the plunge with a skydiving experience, and enjoy the sand and surf at Secret Beach Belize.

To see ratings, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read San Pedro online trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Roatan to San Pedro by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry, bus, and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In March in San Pedro, expect temperatures between 85°F during the day and 73°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Belize City.

Things to do in San Pedro

Parks · Wildlife · Tours · Nature

Side Trips

Belize City, Belize

— 4 nights
Belize's biggest urban center, Belize City is a culturally diverse seaside destination.
Belize City is known for adventure, wildlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Lamanai Archaeological Reserve, explore the gorgeous colors at Mesoamerican Reef (Belize Barrier Reef), see the world from above with Astrum Helicopters, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Crooked Tree Wildlife Sanctuary.

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

You can fly from San Pedro to Belize City in 2 hours. Another option is to ride a ferry. In March, daily temperatures in Belize City can reach 85°F, while at night they dip to 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to drive to Belmopan.

Things to do in Belize City

Wildlife · Parks · Tours · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Belmopan, Belize

— 2 nights

Garden City

Nicknamed the "Garden City" thanks to its planned urban parklands, Belmopan serves as the capital of Belize and a launching point for tours of nearby caves and Mayan ruins.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Wed): explore the fascinating underground world of ATM Cave Belize- Actun Tunichil Muknal and then indulge in some personalized pampering at Garden Oasis Day Spa. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Thu): explore the striking landscape of Blue Hole National Park and then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at The Belize Zoo.

For more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Belmopan trip maker app.

You can drive from Belize City to Belmopan in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or take a bus. In March in Belmopan, expect temperatures between 85°F during the day and 73°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can travel to Antigua.

Things to do in Belmopan

Parks · Nature · Spas · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Antigua, Guatemala

— 5 nights
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Antigua: Guatemala City (La Aurora Zoo, Iglesia de San Francisco, &more). And it doesn't end there: get impressive views of Volcán Pacaya, don't miss a visit to Cerro de la Cruz, stop by Nim Po't Centro de Textiles Tradicionales, and see the interesting displays at Casa Santo Domingo Museums.

For ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Antigua journey builder app.

Explore your travel options from Belmopan to Antigua with the Route module. While traveling from Belmopan, expect a bit cooler days and colder nights in Antigua, ranging from highs of 79°F to lows of 53°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Antigua

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trip