60 days in Central America & Bahamas Itinerary

60 days in Central America & Bahamas Itinerary

Make it your trip
Fly
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San Pedro, Belize
— 6 nights
Fly to Belmopan, Drive to Tikal National Park
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Tikal National Park, Guatemala
— 1 night
Drive
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Hopkins, Belize
— 2 nights
Drive to Philip S. W. Goldson International Airport, Fly to Roatan
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Roatan, Honduras
— 7 nights
Fly
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San Salvador, El Salvador
— 6 nights
Fly
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Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica
— 4 nights
Drive
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Monteverde, Costa Rica
— 4 nights
Drive
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La Fortuna de San Carlos, Costa Rica
— 7 nights
Drive
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Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, Costa Rica
— 4 nights
Drive to Changuinola, Fly to Panama City
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Panama City, Panama
— 5 nights
Fly
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Nassau, Bahamas
— 5 nights
Ferry
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Harbour Island, Bahamas
— 3 nights
Ferry
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Paradise Island, Bahamas
— 5 nights
Taxi to Nassau, Fly to Tulsa

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San Pedro, Belize — 6 nights

San Pedro evolved from small fishing village and now represents one of the most visited locations in Belize.
Bring the kids along to Hol Chan Marine Reserve and Bacalar Chico National Park and Marine Reserve. There's still lots to do: get outside with Belize Diving Services, take in the exciting artwork at Belizean Arts, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, and take the plunge with a skydiving experience.

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

Tulsa, USA to San Pedro is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and ferry. In November, San Pedro is much warmer than Tulsa - with highs of 84°F and lows of 72°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can travel to Tikal National Park.
Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Shopping
Side Trip

Tikal National Park, Guatemala — 1 night

Take a trip to Tikal National Park and discover an ancient city in the thick tropical jungle.
On the 23rd (Tue), take in the spiritual surroundings of Tikal.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Tikal National Park attractions planning app.

You can do a combination of flight and car from San Pedro to Tikal National Park in 6.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry, bus, and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) to allow time to travel to Hopkins.
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Hopkins, Belize — 2 nights

Advertised as the "Friendliest Village in Belize," Hopkins remains a small fishing settlement on a stretch of golden coastline that offers plenty of modern amenities.
On the 24th (Wed), get a taste of the local shopping with Golden Gifts and then explore the gorgeous colors at Glover's Reef Marine Reserve. On your second day here, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour and then hike along Outback Trails.

For more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Hopkins journey planner.

You can drive from Tikal National Park to Hopkins in 4.5 hours. In November, daytime highs in Hopkins are 84°F, while nighttime lows are 72°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to travel to Roatan.
Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Trails
Side Trip

Roatan, Honduras — 7 nights

The largest of the Bay Islands, Roatan is the most developed and the most popular among its neighbors.
Family-friendly places like Boat Tours & Water Sports and Diamonds International will thrill your kids. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Little French Key, tee off at The Black Pearl Golf Course, get outside with Sunyata Charters, and relax and rejuvenate at Spa Baan Suerte.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Roatan trip maker tool.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Hopkins to Roatan. In November, daytime highs in Roatan are 85°F, while nighttime lows are 71°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can fly to San Salvador.
Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife

San Salvador, El Salvador — 6 nights

The country's capital, San Salvador sits in a scenic position surrounded by impressive volcanoes.
Kids will enjoy Cinquera Rain Forest Park and Playa El Tunco. Get out of town with these interesting San Salvador side-trips: Lake Coatepeque (in Coatepeque) and Santa Ana (Izalco Volcano & Santa Ana Volcano). There's lots more to do: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, examine the collection at Monseñor Romero Center, shop like a local with Mercado Nacional de Artesanias, and explore the world behind art at Art Museum of El Salvador.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read San Salvador online holiday maker.

You can fly from Roatan to San Salvador in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, bus, and taxi; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Roatan in December since evenings lows in San Salvador dip to 66°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Manuel Antonio.
Parks · Museums · Nature · Wildlife
Side Trips

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.
Bring the kids along to Playa Manuel Antonio and Off-Road Tours. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Manuel Antonio: Jaco (Adrenaline & Extreme Tours, Horseback Riding Tours, &more). It doesn't end there: look for gifts at Jungle Avenue.

To find out how to plan a trip to Manuel Antonio, use our trip itinerary maker.

Fly from San Salvador to Manuel Antonio in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Monteverde.
Outdoors · Tours · Adventure · Parks
Side Trips

Monteverde, Costa Rica — 4 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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Zipline and El Trapiche Tour. There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve, look for gifts at Monteverde Hummingbird Gallery, get to know the fascinating history of Ecological Sanctuary, and surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

To find photos, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read Monteverde holiday site.

You can drive from Manuel Antonio to Monteverde in 4 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 82°F, and evening lows to 82°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can drive to La Fortuna de San Carlos.
Wildlife · Parks · Tours · Historic Sites

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.
Attractions like River Rafting & Tubing and Canyoning & Rappelling Tours make great kid-friendly stops. The adventure continues: witness a stunning natural landmark at Tabacon Hot Springs, indulge in your favorite hot beverage with a coffee and tea tour, tour the pleasant surroundings at Arenal Oasis Wildlife Refuge, and take an exotic tour of a safari tour.

For ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, use the La Fortuna de San Carlos trip itinerary maker website.

Getting from Monteverde to La Fortuna de San Carlos by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) to allow time to drive to Puerto Viejo de Talamanca.
Parks · Nature · Tours · Wildlife
Side Trip

Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, Costa Rica — 4 nights

Puerto Viejo de Talamanca offers a wealth of entertainment by the sea, attracting a lively international crowd of revelers while maintaining a bright and breezy coastal charm with a local feel.
Kids will enjoy Nature & Wildlife Tours and Playa Puerto Viejo. Spend the 27th (Mon) exploring nature at Cahuita National Park. The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Tarantulas Way.

To find reviews, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Puerto Viejo de Talamanca itinerary planner.

Getting from La Fortuna de San Carlos to Puerto Viejo de Talamanca by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can travel to Panama City.
Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Nature
Side Trips

Panama City, Panama — 5 nights

Arguably the most modern of Central American cities, Panama City boasts a shimmering skyline of glass skyscrapers.
Family-friendly places like Panama Canal and Museo de La Real Aduana de Portobelo will thrill your kids. Step out of Panama City with an excursion to Nature & Wildlife Tours in Portobelo--about 1h 55 min away. There's much more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Casco Viejo, pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia del Carmen, take an in-depth tour of Museo del Canal Interoceanico de Panama, and wander the streets of Cinta Costera.

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Traveling by combination of car and flight from Puerto Viejo de Talamanca to Panama City takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or drive; or do a combination of car, bus, and subway. The time zone difference when traveling from Puerto Viejo de Talamanca to Panama City is 1 hour. In December, daytime highs in Panama City are 87°F, while nighttime lows are 76°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Nassau.
Museums · Parks · Nature · Outdoors
Side Trip

Nassau, Bahamas — 5 nights

On a trip to Nassau you can immerse yourself in a dynamic city atmosphere or spend your days lazing on the soft golden sands.
Attractions like Cable Beach and Cabbage Beach make great kid-friendly stops. The adventure continues: head off the coast to Blue Lagoon Island, enjoy the sand and surf at Arawak Cay, contemplate the long history of Queen's Staircase, and race across the water with a speed boat tour.

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You can fly from Panama City to Nassau in 7 hours. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Panama City in January: high temperatures in Nassau hover around 80°F and lows are around 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to ride a ferry to Harbour Island.
Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Museums

Harbour Island, Bahamas — 3 nights

The casual Bahamian vibee of Harbour Island comes through in its atmospheric seaside eateries, the colonial English architecture of its main urban zones, and its wealth of attractive coastal areas.
Kids will enjoy Pink Sands Beach and Dermalogica Spa Harbour Island. There's still lots to do: see some colorful creatures with ​Eleuthera Sailing Adventures, look for gifts at A and A Hidden Treasures, view the masterpieces at Princess Street Gallery, and contemplate the long history of Dunmore Town.

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You can ride a ferry from Nassau to Harbour Island in 3.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can ride a ferry to Paradise Island.
Outdoors · Shopping · Tours · Wildlife

Paradise Island, Bahamas — 5 nights

Located just off the shore from the capital city, Paradise Island offers glamorous gambling, luxury living, and a welcome dose of island exploration as well.
Bring the kids along to Marine Habitat at Atlantis and Rose Island. Next up on the itinerary: play a few rounds at Ocean Club Golf Course, try out the rides at Waterscape, take in nature's colorful creations at The Cloister, and discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Paradise Island itinerary planner.

Ride a ferry from Harbour Island to Paradise Island in 3.5 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to 80°F, and evening lows to 66°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.
Parks · Outdoors · Zoos & Aquariums · Golf

Bahamas travel guide

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Beaches · Islands · Water & Amusement Parks
Part of an archipelago encompassing hundreds of islets and cays, Bahamas boast many pink beaches, which get their vibrant color from fractured seashells mixed with ordinary sand. For most pleasure seekers an ideal holiday in Bahamas consists of various sea activities, occasionally interrupted by tours of several cities, offering an eclectic music scene dominated by calypso, soca, and junkanoo genres. Romantic enough to attract newlyweds from around the globe, the islands are also a major center of eco-tourism, with visits to national parks and diving tours in colorful reefs among the most popular things to do in Bahamas.