16 days in Central America Itinerary

16 days in Central America Itinerary

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16 days in Central America Itinerary

Start: Toronto, Canada
Fly:  8​h 45​min
1
San Pedro, Belize
— 3 nights
Fly + shuttle:  5​h
2
Antigua, Guatemala
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
3
San Salvador, El Salvador
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
4
Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
La Fortuna de San Carlos, Costa Rica
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
6
San Jose, Costa Rica
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 15​min
7
Panama City, Panama
— 2 nights
Fly:  8​h
End: Toronto, Canada

3
nights
San Pedro, Belize

San Pedro ©
San Pedro evolved from small fishing village and now represents one of the most visited locations in Belize.
On the 5th (Tue), view the masterpieces at The Gallery of San Pedro. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the gorgeous colors at Hol Chan Marine Reserve.

For traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, use the San Pedro trip itinerary maker site .

Toronto, Canada to San Pedro is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or do a combination of flight and ferry. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Toronto in June: high temperatures in San Pedro hover around 36°C and lows are around 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Antigua.

Things to do in San Pedro

#Wildlife, #Adventure, #Outdoors
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Hol Chan Marine Reserve ©
Hol Chan Marine Reserve
Scuba & Snorkeling

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Fri): pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia de La Merced and then examine the collection at Museo Casa del Tejido. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Sat): get a new perspective on nature at Museo Popol Vuh, get a new perspective on nature at National Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology, and then browse the exhibits of Palacio Nacional.

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Getting from San Pedro to Antigua by combination of flight and bus takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry and shuttle. Traveling from San Pedro in June, things will get slightly colder in Antigua: highs are around 29°C and lows about 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to San Salvador.

Things to do in Antigua

#Museums, #Historic Sites

Side Trip

Guatemala City
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Casa Santo Domingo Museums ©
Casa Santo Domingo Museums
Convento de las Capuchinas ©
Convento de las Capuchinas
Iglesia de La Merced ©
Iglesia de La Merced

1
night
San Salvador, El Salvador

San Salvador ©
The country's capital, San Salvador sits in a scenic position surrounded by impressive volcanoes.
On the 11th (Mon), see the interesting displays at Monsignor Romero Center and then examine the collection at Museo Nacional de Antropología Dr. David J. Guzman.

For maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, use the San Salvador online route planner .

Traveling by car from Antigua to San Salvador takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Antigua in June, with highs in San Salvador at 35°C and lows at 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Manuel Antonio.

Things to do in San Salvador

#Museums
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Monsignor Romero Center ©
Monsignor Romero Center

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 12th (Tue): kick back and relax at Playa Biesanz and then enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Manuel Antonio. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stop by Beso Loco Boutique de Playa and then see MidWorld Costa Rica.

For other places to visit, maps, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Manuel Antonio visit app .

Getting from San Salvador to Manuel Antonio by combination of bus, car, flight, and taxi takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi; or drive. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from San Salvador in June: highs in Manuel Antonio hover around 31°C, while lows dip to 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can travel to La Fortuna de San Carlos.

Things to do in Manuel Antonio

#Outdoors, #Beaches, #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.
Step out of the city life by going to River Rafting & Tubing and Tabacon Hot Springs. There's still lots to do: get impressive views of Arenal Volcano (Volcan Arenal), stroll through Ecocentro Danaus, admire the sheer force of La Fortuna Waterfall, and trek along Arenal Natura Ecological Park.

For photos, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our La Fortuna de San Carlos online holiday planner .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Manuel Antonio to La Fortuna de San Carlos in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a shuttle. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to San Jose.

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
Arenal Volcano (Volcan Arenal)
Arenal Volcano (Volcan Arenal)

2
nights
San Jose, Costa Rica

San Jose ©
A trip to San Jose, the capital, commercial center, and cultural hub of Costa Rica, gives you a chance to experience the lively atmosphere and rich cultural past of this vibrant country.
On the 17th (Sun), get engrossed in the history at National Museum (Museo Nacional), take an in-depth tour of Jade Museum, then admire the masterpieces at Precolumbian Gold Museum, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Galeria Namu.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our San Jose trip itinerary builder website .

Traveling by car from La Fortuna de San Carlos to San Jose takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in San Jose can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can travel to Panama City.

Things to do in San Jose

#Museums
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National Museum (Museo Nacional) ©
National Museum (Museo Nacional)
Galeria Namu ©
Galeria Namu
Jade Museum ©
Jade Museum

2
nights
Panama City, Panama

Panama City ©
Arguably the most modern of Central American cities, Panama City boasts a shimmering skyline of glass skyscrapers.
On the 18th (Mon), don't miss a visit to Panama Canal. On the 19th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get to know the fascinating history of Casco Viejo, take an in-depth tour of Museo del Canal Interoceanico de Panama, and then make a trip to Palacio Bolivar.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Panama City trip planning website .

Getting from San Jose to Panama City by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from San Jose in June, things will get somewhat warmer in Panama City: highs are around 36°C and lows about 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Panama City

#Museums, #Neighborhoods, #Historic Sites
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Casco Viejo ©
Casco Viejo
Biomuseum ©
Biomuseum

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