22 days in Central America Itinerary

22 days in Central America Itinerary

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22 days in Central America Itinerary

Montreal, Canada
Fly:  8​h 45​min
Roatan, Honduras
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 30​min
San Pedro, Belize
— 2 nights
+3
Fly + bus + foot + bus:  5​h
Antigua, Guatemala
— 2 nights
+3
bus + foot + bus + Fly:  5​h 15​min
San Jose, Costa Rica
— 2 nights
+2
bus + Fly + taxi:  1​h 15​min
Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica
— 3 nights
+2
taxi + Fly + taxi:  1​h 30​min
La Fortuna de San Carlos, Costa Rica
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
Monteverde, Costa Rica
— 2 nights
shuttle + Fly:  6​h 15​min
Panama City, Panama
— 4 nights
Fly:  8​h 45​min
Montreal, Canada

1
day
Roatan, Honduras

The largest of the Bay Islands, Roatan is the most developed and the most popular among its neighbors.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Zipline. Start off your visit on the 6th (Wed): whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Roatan holiday planner .

Montreal, Canada to Roatan is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Montreal in June, things will get somewhat warmer in Roatan: highs are around 37°C and lows about 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to San Pedro.

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#Adventure, #Tours, #Outdoors
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Zipline

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, spas, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the gorgeous colors at Hol Chan Marine Reserve.

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Traveling by flight from Roatan to San Pedro takes 2.5 hours. June in San Pedro sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 30°C at night. You will leave for Antigua on the 9th (Sat).

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#Wildlife, #Nature, #Parks
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Hol Chan Marine Reserve ©
Hol Chan Marine Reserve

2
days
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 10th (Sun): explore the world behind art at Palacio Nacional, then hunt for treasures at Mercado Central, and then get a new perspective on nature at Museo Popol Vuh.

To find traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Antigua road trip planning app .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from San Pedro to Antigua in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry and shuttle. Traveling from San Pedro in June, things will get little chillier in Antigua: highs are around 29°C and lows about 19°C. You'll set off for San Jose on the 11th (Mon).

Things to do in Antigua

#Museums, #Historic Sites, #Shopping

Side Trip

Guatemala City
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Palacio Nacional ©
Palacio Nacional
Museo Popol Vuh ©
Museo Popol Vuh
Mercado Central ©
Mercado Central

2
days
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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Tue): explore the world behind art at Precolumbian Gold Museum and then get engrossed in the history at National Museum (Museo Nacional). On the next day, contemplate the long history of Our Lady of the Angels Basilica (Basilica de Nuestra Senora de Los Angeles) and then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

To find reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read San Jose road trip planning website .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Antigua to San Jose takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Antigua in June, plan for somewhat warmer nights in San Jose, with lows around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Manuel Antonio.

Things to do in San Jose

#Museums, #Adventure, #Tours

Side Trip

Our Lady of the Angels Basilica (Basilica de Nuestra Senora de Los Angeles)
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3
days
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Playa Manuel Antonio and MidWorld Costa Rica. The adventure continues: stroll through Playa Biesanz.

For more things to do, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read our Manuel Antonio trip builder site .

Do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi from San Jose to Manuel Antonio in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. June in Manuel Antonio sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 23°C at night. You'll set off for La Fortuna de San Carlos on the 16th (Sat).

Things to do in Manuel Antonio

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

3
days
La Fortuna de San Carlos, Costa Rica

La Fortuna de San Carlos ©
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.
Visiting Tabacon Hot Springs and La Fortuna Waterfall will get you outdoors. There's still lots to do: hike along Arenal Natura Ecological Park.

To see more things to do, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read La Fortuna de San Carlos tour website .

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. On the 20th (Wed), you're off toMonteverde.

Things to do in La Fortuna de San Carlos

#Parks, #Nature, #Spas
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La Fortuna Waterfall ©
La Fortuna Waterfall
Tabacon Hot Springs ©
Tabacon Hot Springs
Arenal Natura Ecological Park ©
Arenal Natura Ecological Park

2
days
Monteverde, Costa Rica

Monteverde ©
Monteverde is all about natural attractions, not surprising for an eco-tourism hotspot known for its cloud forests and rich diversity of animal life.
Ecological Sanctuary has been added to your itinerary. On the 20th (Wed), appreciate the extensive heritage of Ecological Sanctuary and then take in the views from Santa Elena Skywalk. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Thu): look for all kinds of wild species at Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve.

To find maps, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read our Monteverde trip planner.

Traveling by car from La Fortuna de San Carlos to Monteverde takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to travel to Panama City.

Things to do in Monteverde

#Wildlife, #Parks, #Historic Sites
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Santa Elena Skywalk ©
Santa Elena Skywalk
Ecological Sanctuary ©
Ecological Sanctuary

4
days
Panama City, Panama

Panama City ©
Arguably the most modern of Central American cities, Panama City boasts a shimmering skyline of glass skyscrapers.
Step out of the city life by going to Metropolitan National Park and Isla Santa Catalina. Get some cultural insight at Museo del Canal Interoceanico de Panama and Iglesia del Carmen.

To find ratings, photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Panama City trip planner .

You can do a combination of shuttle and flight from Monteverde to Panama City in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. In June in Panama City, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 29°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Panama City

#Parks, #Nature, #Beaches

Side Trip

Isla Santa Catalina
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Museo del Canal Interoceanico de Panama ©
Metropolitan National Park ©
Metropolitan National Park
Isla Santa Catalina ©
Isla Santa Catalina

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