60 days in Central America Itinerary

60 days in Central America Itinerary

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Roatan, Honduras
— 7 nights
Fly to Belize City Goldson Intl Apt, Bus to San Ignacio
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San Ignacio, Belize
— 3 nights
Bus to Belize City, Ferry to San Pedro
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San Pedro, Belize
— 6 nights
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San Salvador, El Salvador
— 7 nights
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Panama City, Panama
— 6 nights
Fly to Changuinola, Drive to Puerto Viejo de Talamanca
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Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, Costa Rica
— 4 nights
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Drake Bay, Costa Rica
— 3 nights
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Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica
— 6 nights
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Playa Samara, Costa Rica
— 2 nights
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Tamarindo, Costa Rica
— 5 nights
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Playas del Coco, Costa Rica
— 2 nights
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La Fortuna de San Carlos, Costa Rica
— 8 nights
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Roatan, Honduras — 7 nights

The largest of the Bay Islands, Roatan is the most developed and the most popular among its neighbors.
Visiting Coconut Tree Divers and Little French Key will get you outdoors. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Nature & Wildlife Tours and Half Moon Bay. Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Tabyana Beach, take in nature's colorful creations at Blue Harbor Tropical Arboretum, walk around Gumbalimba Park, and enjoy the sand and surf at West Bay Beach.

For ratings, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read Roatan trip builder app.

London, UK to Roatan is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You'll gain 6 hours traveling from London to Roatan due to the time zone difference. Traveling from London in September, things will get much hotter in Roatan: highs are around 38°C and lows about 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to San Ignacio.
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San Ignacio, Belize — 3 nights

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Horseback Riding Tours and Five Jungle Mayan Tours. Discover out-of-the-way places like Cahal Pech and Xunantunich Mayan Ruins. There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Green Iguana Conservation Project, stop by Caribbean Spice Belize, and soothe aching muscles at Chai Garden Ashram.

For where to stay, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read San Ignacio online road trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Roatan to San Ignacio in 8 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry, bus, and car; or do a combination of ferry, bus, and car. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) to allow time to travel to San Pedro.
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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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Belizean Arts and The Gallery of San Pedro. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Shark Ray Alley and 4 You Golf Cart Rentals. Spend the 11th (Tue) exploring nature at Bacalar Chico National Park and Marine Reserve. There's still lots to do: cast your line with a fishing tour, browse the handmade items at Art From The Heart Of Belize, stroll through Hol Chan Marine Reserve, and stop by Belizean Breezes Soap Co. and More.

For more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the San Pedro trip itinerary builder website.

Traveling by combination of bus and ferry from San Ignacio to San Pedro takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, car, and flight; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In October in San Pedro, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can catch the flight to San Salvador.
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San Salvador, El Salvador — 7 nights

The country's capital, San Salvador sits in a scenic position surrounded by impressive volcanoes.
You'll explore and learn at Museo Nacional de Antropología Dr. David J. Guzman and Art Museum of El Salvador. Visiting Cinquera Rain Forest Park and Pacific Paradise Divers will get you outdoors. There's lots more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia El Rosario, contemplate the geological forces at Volcan San Salvador, take an in-depth tour of Museo del Ferrocarril y Parque Tematico, and contemplate the long history of Hospital Divina Providencia Chapel.

To find other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the San Salvador vacation planner.

You can fly from San Pedro to San Salvador in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from San Pedro in October since evenings lows in San Salvador dip to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Panama City.
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Panama City, Panama — 6 nights

Arguably the most modern of Central American cities, Panama City boasts a shimmering skyline of glass skyscrapers.
Visiting Metropolitan National Park and Nature & Wildlife Tours will get you outdoors. You'll explore and learn at Biomuseo and Museo de La Real Aduana de Portobelo. Next up on the itinerary: take a stroll through Cinta Costera, view the masterpieces at NG Art Gallery, contemplate the long history of Iglesia de San José, and take an in-depth tour of Museo del Canal Interoceanico de Panama.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Panama City tour itinerary planner.

Fly from San Salvador to Panama City in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from San Salvador in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Panama City, with lows of 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Puerto Viejo de Talamanca.
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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.
Escape the urban bustle at Playa Punta Uva and Nature Observatorio. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Playa Cocles and Spas. And it doesn't end there: admire the natural beauty at Tree of Life Wildlife Rescue Center and Botanical Gardens, enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Puerto Viejo, and get outside with Outdoor Activities.

To find photos, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Puerto Viejo de Talamanca journey planner.

Getting from Panama City to Puerto Viejo de Talamanca by combination of flight and car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and car; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to drive to Drake Bay.
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Drake Bay, Costa Rica — 3 nights

You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Osa Wild and Bahia Drake. Get in touch with nature at Dolphin & Whale Watching and Cano Island.

For reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Drake Bay trip itinerary website.

You can drive from Puerto Viejo de Talamanca to Drake Bay in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Manuel Antonio.
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Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica — 6 nights

The rainforest meets the sea at Manuel Antonio National Park, a small but scenic natural preserve on the west coast of Costa Rica.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Nature & Wildlife Tours and Playa Biesanz. Get outdoors at River Rafting & Tubing and Adrenaline & Extreme Tours. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Manuel Antonio: Uvita (Parque Nacional Marino Ballena & Uvita Waterfall), Royal Butterflies (in Jaco) and Horseback Riding Tours (in Esterillos Este). And it doesn't end there: stroll through Alturas Wildlife Sanctuary, look for gifts at Tico Roots Souvenir Shop, see Off-Road Tours, and enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Manuel Antonio.

To see photos, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Manuel Antonio travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Drake Bay to Manuel Antonio in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and bus; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to drive to Playa Samara.
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Playa Samara, Costa Rica — 2 nights

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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Wed): get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour and then enjoy the sand and surf at Samara Beach. Keep things going the next day: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, then kick back and relax at Playa Guiones, and then stop by Love Nosara.

To find ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Playa Samara journey planning tool.

You can drive from Manuel Antonio to Playa Samara in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and taxi; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Tamarindo.
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Tamarindo, Costa Rica — 5 nights

Surfing remains the main reason to take a trip to Tamarindo, as the beachside town is mostly known for its excellent waves.
Get in touch with nature at Scuba & Snorkeling and Off-Road Tours. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Nature & Wildlife Tours and Spas & Wellness. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Tamarindo: Playa Conchal (Arenas Blancas, Playa Conchal, &more) and Sea Star Souvenir (in Brasilito). Next up on the itinerary: wander the wide-open spaces of Pura Aventura and kick back and relax at Playa Avellana.

For photos, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read Tamarindo travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Playa Samara to Tamarindo in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Playas del Coco.
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Playas del Coco, Costa Rica — 2 nights

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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Hermosa and then meet some fierce fish with a shark diving experience. On the 17th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas and then admire the sheer force of Cataratas Llanos de Cortes.

Discover how to plan a Playas del Coco trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

You can drive from Tamarindo to Playas del Coco in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to go by car to La Fortuna de San Carlos.
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La Fortuna de San Carlos, Costa Rica — 8 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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Safaris and Bogarin Trail. Get in touch with nature at Off-Road Tours and Tabacon Hot Springs. There's still lots to do: trek along Natura Eco Park Costa Rica, skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour, tour the pleasant surroundings at La Fortuna Waterfall, and take in the natural beauty of Paradise Hot Springs.

To find photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the La Fortuna de San Carlos journey maker app.

Getting from Playas del Coco to La Fortuna de San Carlos by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to fly back home.
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