60 days in Central America Itinerary

60 days in Central America Itinerary

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Train to New York JFK, Fly to Panama City
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Panama City, Panama
— 5 nights
Drive
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La Fortuna de San Carlos, Costa Rica
— 6 nights
Drive
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Playas del Coco, Costa Rica
— 4 nights
Drive
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Tamarindo, Costa Rica
— 6 nights
Drive
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Santa Teresa, Costa Rica
— 2 nights
Bus to Malpais, Ferry to Jaco
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Jaco, Costa Rica
— 4 nights
Drive
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Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica
— 5 nights
Fly
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Antigua, Guatemala
— 6 nights
Fly to Flores, Shuttle to San Ignacio
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San Ignacio, Belize
— 5 nights
Drive
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Placencia, Belize
— 2 nights
Fly
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San Pedro, Belize
— 5 nights
Fly
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Roatan, Honduras
— 8 nights
Fly

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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.
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 9.5-hour combination of train and flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or 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 · Parks

Side Trip

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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.
Step out of the city life by going to Dave & Dave's Costa Rica Nature Park and Arenal Natura Ecological Park. 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: Costa Rica Best Chocolate (in Chilamate) and Butterfly Conservatory (in El Castillo). There's lots more to do: witness a stunning natural landmark at Los Lagos Hot Springs, indulge in some personalized pampering at Tabacon Hot Springs, trek along Arenal 1968 Trail, and take in the dramatic scenery at La Fortuna Waterfall.

To see ratings, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, use the La Fortuna de San Carlos trip planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and shuttle from Panama City to La Fortuna de San Carlos takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Panama City to La Fortuna de San Carlos, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. 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 · Tours

Side Trips

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Playas del Coco, Costa Rica

Coco Beach

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 Playa Hermosa. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Rincon de La Vieja National Park and La Montana Club Ecuestre. Get out of town with these interesting Playas del Coco side-trips: Witch's Rock Canopy Tour (in Gulf of Papagayo), Cataratas Llanos de Cortes (in Bagaces) and Costa Rica'n Art Craft (in Liberia). There's more to do: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, use the Playas del Coco road trip planner.

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

Things to do in Playas del Coco

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trips

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Tamarindo, Costa Rica

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 Garra de Leon Golf Course (in Playa Conchal), Nosara (Playa Guiones & MAEL's ABSTRACT ART GALLERY) 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 drive; or 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 · Tours · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

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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: drive; or take a shuttle; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to travel to Jaco.

Things to do in Santa Teresa

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Adventure

Side Trips

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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 Carara National Park. Explore hidden gems such as Horseback Riding Tours and Costa Rica SUP'ers. The adventure continues: see Off-Road Tours, get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour, get interesting insight from Tours, and whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

To find other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Jaco day trip planning tool.

Getting from Santa Teresa to Jaco by combination of bus and ferry takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and ferry; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can drive to Manuel Antonio.

Things to do in Jaco

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

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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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at River Rafting & Tubing and Horseback Riding Tours. Visiting Playa Manuel Antonio and Playa Biesanz will get you outdoors. Change things up with these side-trips from Manuel Antonio: Alturas Wildlife Sanctuary (in Dominical) and Uvita (Canyoning & Rappelling Tours & Uvita Beach). There's still lots to do: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, 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 drive; or 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 · Beaches

Side Trips

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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.
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 · Museums · Tours · Parks

Side Trip

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San Ignacio, Belize

Cayo Town

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 Horseback Riding Tours. Get some cultural insight at Cahal Pech 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. There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Green Iguana Conservation Project, Head underground at Barton Creek Cave, take in the exciting artwork at Cappello's Art Gallery, and explore the ancient world of Xunantunich Mayan Ruins.

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

Things to do in San Ignacio

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure · Parks

Side Trips

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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.
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: drive; or 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 catch the flight to San Pedro.

Things to do in Placencia

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks

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San Pedro, Belize

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 Secret Beach Belize. Get a sense of the local culture at Belizean Arts and Red Flower Gallery. Spend the 31st (Mon) exploring nature at Bacalar Chico National Park and Marine Reserve. And it doesn't end there: see the vivid underwater world at Hol Chan Marine Reserve, take an unforgettable tour with C & S Golf Cart Rental, tour the pleasant surroundings at Mexico Rocks, and take the plunge with a skydiving experience.

For photos, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, use the San Pedro road trip planning app.

Traveling by flight from Placencia to San Pedro takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus, car, and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In July in San Pedro, expect temperatures between 88°F during the day and 78°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) to allow time to fly to Roatan.

Things to do in San Pedro

Parks · Wildlife · Tours · Nature

Side Trips

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Roatan, Honduras

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 Tabyana Beach. Get outdoors at Nature & Wildlife Tours and Zipline. The adventure continues: explore the activities along Half Moon Bay, walk around Gumbalimba Park, stop by Diamonds International, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Palm Beach Roatan.

To find more things to do, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, use the Roatan online trip builder.

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. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Roatan

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife