14 days in Central America Itinerary

14 days in Central America Itinerary

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14 days in Central America Itinerary

Kathmandu, Nepal
Fly:  33​h
Panama City, Panama
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h
San Pedro, Belize
— 3 nights
Fly:  15​min
Belize City, Belize
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  3​h
Tikal National Park, Guatemala
— 1 night
+4
taxi + Fly + bus + foot + bus:  12​h
La Fortuna de San Carlos, Costa Rica
— 3 nights
Fly:  30​h
Kathmandu, Nepal

2
days
Panama City, Panama

Panama City ©
Arguably the most modern of Central American cities, Panama City boasts a shimmering skyline of glass skyscrapers.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): don't miss a visit to Amador Causeway (Calzada de Amador) and then make a trip to Panama Canal. Here are some ideas for day two: browse the eclectic array of goods at Mercado de Mariscos, then get to know the fascinating history of Casco Viejo, and then get engrossed in the history at Museo del Canal Interoceanico de Panama.

To see other places to visit, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Panama City trip planner .

Kathmandu, Nepal to Panama City is an approximately 33-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 10 hours traveling from Kathmandu to Panama City. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Kathmandu in April, with highs in Panama City at 38°C and lows at 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to San Pedro.

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#Neighborhoods, #Historic Sites, #Shopping
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Casco Viejo ©
Casco Viejo
Panama Canal ©
Panama Canal
Amador Causeway (Calzada de Amador) ©

3
days
San Pedro, Belize

San Pedro ©
San Pedro evolved from small fishing village and now represents one of the most visited locations in Belize.
San Pedro is known for adventure, nature, nightlife, shopping, and outdoors. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: look for all kinds of wild species at Hol Chan Marine Reserve, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, shop like a local with Belizean Arts, and look for gifts at 12 Belize.

To see more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, use the San Pedro trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Panama City to San Pedro takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or do a combination of flight and ferry. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Panama City to San Pedro due to the time zone difference. In April in San Pedro, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to fly to Belize City.

Things to do in San Pedro

#Wildlife, #Parks, #Nature

Side Trip

Shark Ray Alley
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Hol Chan Marine Reserve ©
Hol Chan Marine Reserve
Scuba & Snorkeling
Belize Chocolate Company ©
Belize Chocolate Company

1
day
Belize City, Belize

Belize's biggest urban center, Belize City is a culturally diverse seaside destination.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Sun): relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

To find ratings, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Belize City day trip website .

Belize City is just a short distance from San Pedro. In April in Belize City, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Tikal National Park.

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#Adventure, #Tours, #Outdoors
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River Rafting & Tubing

1
day
Tikal National Park, Guatemala

Tikal National Park ©
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Tikal.

For where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Tikal National Park online vacation planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Belize City to Tikal National Park takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) to allow time to travel to La Fortuna de San Carlos.

Things to do in Tikal National Park

#Parks, #Nature, #Historic Sites
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Tikal ©
Tikal

3
days
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.
La Fortuna de San Carlos is known for nature, adventure, trails, wildlife, and theme parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: relax and rejuvenate at Tabacon Hot Springs, explore the striking landscape of Arenal Volcano (Volcan Arenal), look for all kinds of wild species at Arenal Natura Ecological Park, and contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Arenal.

For where to stay, photos, and tourist information, refer to the La Fortuna de San Carlos vacation builder tool .

You can do a combination of taxi, flight, and bus from Tikal National Park to La Fortuna de San Carlos in 12 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi, flight, and car; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in La Fortuna de San Carlos

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors

Side Trip

Arenal Volcano (Volcan Arenal)
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River Rafting & Tubing
Tabacon Hot Springs ©
Tabacon Hot Springs
La Fortuna Waterfall ©
La Fortuna Waterfall

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