15 days in Central America Itinerary

15 days in Central America Itinerary

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15 days in Central America Itinerary

Start: Dublin, Ireland
Fly:  17​h 15​min
1
San Pedro, Belize
— 2 nights
Fly:  15​min
2
Belize City, Belize
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  3​h
3
Tikal National Park, Guatemala
— 1 night
+2
shuttle + Fly + shuttle:  5​h 30​min
4
Antigua, Guatemala
— 1 night
+4
shuttle + Fly + shuttle + foot + bus:  6​h 30​min
5
Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
La Fortuna de San Carlos, Costa Rica
— 3 nights
+2
shuttle + bus + Fly:  6​h 30​min
7
Panama City, Panama
— 2 nights
Fly:  16​h 30​min
End: Dublin, Ireland

2
nights
San Pedro, Belize

San Pedro ©
San Pedro evolved from small fishing village and now represents one of the most visited locations in Belize.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Sun): explore the gorgeous colors at Hol Chan Marine Reserve and then identify plant and animal life at Shark Ray Alley. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the San Pedro trip planner .

Dublin, Ireland to San Pedro is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or do a combination of flight and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 6 hours traveling from Dublin to San Pedro. While traveling from Dublin, expect somewhat warmer days and much warmer nights in San Pedro, ranging from highs of 36°C to lows of 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Belize City.

Things to do in San Pedro

#Wildlife, #Tours, #Outdoors

Side Trip

Shark Ray Alley
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Hol Chan Marine Reserve ©
Hol Chan Marine Reserve
Scuba & Snorkeling

2
nights
Belize City, Belize

Belize's biggest urban center, Belize City is a culturally diverse seaside destination.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Tue): let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour.

For maps, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Belize City driving holiday planner.

Belize City is very close to San Pedro. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in July, and nighttime lows around 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) to allow time to travel to Tikal National Park.

Things to do in Belize City

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

1
night
Tikal National Park, Guatemala

Tikal National Park ©
Take a trip to Tikal National Park and discover an ancient city in the thick tropical jungle.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Wed): delve into the distant past at Tikal.

For other places to visit, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Tikal National Park tour itinerary planner .

You can do a combination of flight and car from Belize City to Tikal National Park in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can travel to Antigua.

Things to do in Tikal National Park

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

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): explore the ancient world of Convento de las Capuchinas and then admire the masterpieces at Casa Santo Domingo Museums.

For traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read our Antigua trip tool .

You can do a combination of shuttle and flight from Tikal National Park to Antigua in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, flight, and shuttle; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in August, and nighttime lows around 19°C. You will have some time to spend on the 3rd (Fri) before leaving for Manuel Antonio.

Things to do in Antigua

#Historic Sites, #Museums
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Convento de las Capuchinas ©
Convento de las Capuchinas
Iglesia de La Merced ©
Iglesia de La Merced
Casa Santo Domingo Museums ©
Casa Santo Domingo Museums

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sat): explore the stunning scenery at MidWorld Costa Rica and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports. Keep things going the next day: stroll through Playa Manuel Antonio and then stroll through Playa Biesanz.

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You can do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi from Antigua to Manuel Antonio in 6.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Antigua in August, plan for a bit warmer nights in Manuel Antonio, with lows around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to La Fortuna de San Carlos.

Things to do in Manuel Antonio

#Outdoors, #Tours, #Parks
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Playa Manuel Antonio ©
Playa Manuel Antonio
MidWorld Costa Rica ©
MidWorld Costa Rica
Playa Biesanz ©
Playa Biesanz

3
nights
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.
On the 6th (Mon), soothe aching muscles at Tabacon Hot Springs and then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the sheer force of La Fortuna Waterfall, then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Arenal, and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Arenal Volcano (Volcan Arenal).

To see maps, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the La Fortuna de San Carlos online travel planner .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Manuel Antonio to La Fortuna de San Carlos in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to travel to Panama City.

Things to do in La Fortuna de San Carlos

#Nature, #Parks, #Spas

Side Trip

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

2
nights
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 8th (Wed): pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia del Carmen. Here are some ideas for day two: view the masterpieces at Nina Concept Store, make a trip to Panama Canal, and then take a stroll through Casco Viejo.

For other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Panama City online tour builder .

Getting from La Fortuna de San Carlos to Panama City by combination of bus and flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. In August in Panama City, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 29°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Panama City

#Historic Sites, #Neighborhoods, #Museums
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Casco Viejo ©
Casco Viejo
Panama La Vieja ©
Panama La Vieja
Avenida Balboa ©
Avenida Balboa

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