60 days in Central America Itinerary

60 days in Central America Itinerary

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Antigua, Guatemala
— 4 nights
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San Pedro, Belize
— 6 nights
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Placencia, Belize
— 3 nights
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Roatan, Honduras
— 7 nights
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Copan Ruinas, Honduras
— 4 nights
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San Salvador, El Salvador
— 6 nights
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Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica
— 2 nights
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Tortuguero, Costa Rica
— 1 night
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La Fortuna de San Carlos, Costa Rica
— 6 nights
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Monteverde, Costa Rica
— 4 nights
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Playa Samara, Costa Rica
— 3 nights
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Tamarindo, Costa Rica
— 4 nights
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Granada, Nicaragua
— 2 nights
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Panama City, Panama
— 5 nights

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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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Guatemala City (National Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology, Museo Popol Vuh, &more). And it doesn't end there: indulge in some culinary diversions at Taste Antigua, steep yourself in history at Casa Popenoe, get impressive views of Volcan de Agua, and explore the ancient world of Convento de las Capuchinas.

For other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Antigua journey builder.

Melbourne, Australia to Antigua is an approximately 27-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Melbourne to Antigua is minus 16 hours. In March in Antigua, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to travel to San Pedro.

Things to do in Antigua

Museums · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trip

Guatemala City
Highlights from your plan
Casa Santo Domingo Museums ©
Casa Santo Domingo Museums
Volcán Pacaya ©
Volcán Pacaya
Cerro de la Cruz ©
Cerro de la Cruz

6
nights
San Pedro, Belize

San Pedro ©
San Pedro evolved from small fishing village and now represents one of the most visited locations in Belize.
Explore San Pedro's surroundings by going to Caye Caulker (Red Flower Gallery & The Estuary of Caye Caulker). Spend the 7th (Sun) exploring nature at Bacalar Chico National Park and Marine Reserve. And it doesn't end there: stroll through Hol Chan Marine Reserve, stop by Belize Chocolate Company, let your taste buds guide you at Belize Food Tours, and see the vivid underwater world at Mexico Rocks.

To find photos, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the San Pedro driving holiday app.

Traveling by flight from Antigua to San Pedro takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, bus, and ferry; or do a combination of shuttle, bus, and ferry. In March, San Pedro is a bit warmer than Antigua - with highs of 34°C and lows of 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can fly to Placencia.

Things to do in San Pedro

Parks · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trips

Ambergris Caye, Caye Caulker
Highlights from your plan
Belize Food Tours ©
Belize Food Tours
Hol Chan Marine Reserve ©
Hol Chan Marine Reserve
Scuba & Snorkeling

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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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Placencia: Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Preserve (in Dangriga) and Outback Trails (in Kendal). There's still lots to do: step off the mainland to explore Laughing Bird Caye National Park, experience rural life at Bunches of Fun Banana Farm Tours, get interesting insight from Tours, and view the masterpieces at Lola Art Studio.

To see maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Placencia online trip builder.

Fly from San Pedro to Placencia in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, car, and bus; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In March in Placencia, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 24°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Roatan.

Things to do in Placencia

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Preserve, Outback Trails
Highlights from your plan
Outback Trails ©
Outback Trails
Laughing Bird Caye National Park ©
Laughing Bird Caye National Park
Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Preserve ©
Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Preserve

7
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Roatan, Honduras

Roatan ©
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: discover the deep blue sea with Clearwater Adventures, admire the natural beauty at Carambola Gardens, stop by Karma Jewelry Design, and enjoy the sand and surf at West Bay Beach.

For where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Roatan trip planner.

Getting from Placencia to Roatan by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry, car, and bus; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In March, daytime highs in Roatan are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can travel to Copan Ruinas.

Things to do in Roatan

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Clearwater Adventures ©
Clearwater Adventures
West Bay Beach ©
West Bay Beach
Nature & Wildlife Tours

4
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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, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Copan Ruinas, see the interesting displays at Sculpture Museum, take in the natural beauty of Luna Jaguar Hot Spring, and don't miss a visit to Hieroglyphic Stairway.

For reviews, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Copan Ruinas trip itinerary site.

Getting from Roatan to Copan Ruinas by combination of flight and bus takes about 8 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and bus. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Copan Ruinas when traveling from Roatan in March, with lows around 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can go by car to San Salvador.

Things to do in Copan Ruinas

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks
Highlights from your plan
Copan Ruinas ©
Copan Ruinas
Mayan Ball Court ©
Mayan Ball Court
Luna Jaguar Hot Spring ©
Luna Jaguar Hot Spring

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San Salvador, El Salvador

San Salvador ©
The country's capital, San Salvador sits in a scenic position surrounded by impressive volcanoes.
Get out of town with these interesting San Salvador side-trips: Santa Ana (Santa Ana Volcano & Izalco Volcano). Next up on the itinerary: take in the local highlights with EC Tours El Salvador, pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia El Rosario, have fun and explore at Tin Marin Children's Museum, and contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Ilopango.

For photos, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read San Salvador day trip tool.

Traveling by car from Copan Ruinas to San Salvador takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus. Traveling from Copan Ruinas in March, expect nights in San Salvador to be about the same, around 23°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 38°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) so you can travel to Manuel Antonio.

Things to do in San Salvador

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums

Side Trip

Santa Ana
Highlights from your plan
EC Tours El Salvador ©
EC Tours El Salvador
Joya de Ceren Archaeological Park
Joya de Ceren Archaeological Park
Cinquera Rain Forest Park ©
Cinquera Rain Forest Park

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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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Thu): cross one thing off your bucket list with Skydive Costa Rica, then take a memorable tour with Tours, then soothe aching muscles at Yoga con Cyn, and finally look for gifts at Altair Souvenir & Gallery Shop. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Manuel Antonio and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see photos, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Manuel Antonio holiday site.

Traveling by flight from San Salvador to Manuel Antonio takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can drive to Tortuguero.

Things to do in Manuel Antonio

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure

Side Trip

Quepos
Highlights from your plan
Playa Manuel Antonio ©
Playa Manuel Antonio
Nature & Wildlife Tours
River Rafting & Tubing

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Tortuguero, Costa Rica

Tortuguero ©
One of Costa Rica's least accessible destinations, Tortuguero sits within an eponymous national park and remains accessible only by plane or boat.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): explore the striking landscape of Tortuguero National Park.

To find other places to visit and tourist information, you can read our Tortuguero route planning app.

You can drive from Manuel Antonio to Tortuguero in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in April, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to La Fortuna de San Carlos.

Things to do in Tortuguero

Nature · Parks
Highlights from your plan
Tortuguero National Park ©
Tortuguero National Park

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La Fortuna de San Carlos, Costa Rica

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.
When in La Fortuna de San Carlos, make a side trip to see Jardins da Cachoeira de La Paz in Vara Blanca, approximately Vara Blanca away. And it doesn't end there: take in the natural beauty of Tabacon Hot Springs, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia de La Fortuna de San Carlos, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and take in the dramatic scenery at La Fortuna Waterfall.

Before you visit La Fortuna de San Carlos, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

You can drive from Tortuguero to La Fortuna de San Carlos in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Monteverde.

Things to do in La Fortuna de San Carlos

Nature · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Arenal Volcano National Park, Jardins da Cachoeira de La Paz
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Tabacon Hot Springs ©
Tabacon Hot Springs
La Fortuna Waterfall ©
La Fortuna Waterfall

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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: stroll through Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve, experience rural life at El Trapiche Tour, admire the natural beauty at Monteverde Orchid Garden, and get to know the fascinating history of Santa Elena Skywalk.

To find ratings and tourist information, read Monteverde trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from La Fortuna de San Carlos to Monteverde takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can drive to Playa Samara.

Things to do in Monteverde

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve ©
Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve
Zipline
El Trapiche Tour ©
El Trapiche Tour

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Playa Samara, Costa Rica

Playa Samara ©
A beach town with just enough development to be comfortable for families accustomed to the trappings of modern life, Playa Samara has the resorts you'd expect to find in such a scenic area, but they don't hinder the relaxing atmosphere.
Venture out of the city with trips to Nosara (Playa Guiones & SIBU Wildlife Sanctuary). The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Samara Beach, take a memorable tour with Wingnuts Canopy Tours, take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To find out how to plan a trip to Playa Samara, use our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Monteverde to Playa Samara takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can go by car to Tamarindo.

Things to do in Playa Samara

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Side Trip

Nosara
Highlights from your plan
Wingnuts Canopy Tours ©
Wingnuts Canopy Tours
Samara Beach ©
Samara Beach
Barrigona Beach ©
Barrigona Beach

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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.
Get out of town with these interesting Tamarindo side-trips: Costa Rica Private Tours (in Liberia), Hacienda El Viejo Wetlands (in Area de Conservacion Guanacaste) and Playa Hermosa (in Playa Hermosa). The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Tamarindo Beach, find something for the whole family at Black Stallion Eco Park & Estates, tee off at Garra de Leon Golf Course, and get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

For ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Tamarindo trip itinerary website.

Traveling by car from Playa Samara to Tamarindo takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Granada.

Things to do in Tamarindo

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trips

Playa Conchal, Costa Rica Private Tours, Dolphin & Whale Watching, Black Stallion Eco Park & Estates, Hacienda El Viejo Wetlands
Highlights from your plan
Costa Rica Private Tours ©
Costa Rica Private Tours
Tamarindo Beach ©
Tamarindo Beach
Hacienda El Viejo Wetlands ©
Hacienda El Viejo Wetlands

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Granada, Nicaragua

Granada ©
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 21st (Wed): make a trip to Galeria de Arte Kaknes Granada, explore the activities along Apoyo, then view the masterpieces at Galeria Mi Camara Mi Mundo, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia de La Merced. Keep things going the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia de Xalteva, step off the mainland to explore Islets of Granada, get impressive views of Mombacho, then admire the landmark architecture of Palacio Episcopal, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de Granada.

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

Drive from Tamarindo to Granada in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and shuttle; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to travel to Panama City.

Things to do in Granada

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Apoyo
Highlights from your plan
Islets of Granada ©
Islets of Granada
Iglesia de La Merced ©
Iglesia de La Merced
Mombacho ©
Mombacho

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Panama City, Panama

Panama City ©
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: don't miss a visit to Panama Canal, appreciate the extensive heritage of Casco Viejo, explore the striking landscape of Metropolitan National Park, and snap pictures at Bridge of the Americas.

To see traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Panama City trip itinerary maker app.

Fly from Granada to Panama City in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and bus. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is 1 hour. In April, daytime highs in Panama City are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Panama City

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks
Highlights from your plan
Panama Canal ©
Panama Canal
Casco Viejo ©
Casco Viejo
Amador Causeway (Calzada de Amador) ©
Amador Causeway (Calzada de Amador)

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