23 days in Central America Itinerary

23 days in Central America Itinerary

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23 days in Central America Itinerary

Start: London, United Kingdom
Fly + shuttle:  17​h 45​min
1
Antigua, Guatemala
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
2
San Salvador, El Salvador
— 4 nights
+2
bus + Drive + Fly:  2​h 45​min
3
Roatan, Honduras
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
4
San Pedro, Belize
— 5 nights
Fly + Drive:  4​h 30​min
5
Tikal National Park, Guatemala
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  3​h
6
Belize City, Belize
— 3 nights
shuttle + Fly:  14​h 45​min
End: London, United Kingdom

5
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Antigua: Guatemala City (La Aurora Zoo, Museo Popol Vuh, & more). There's lots more to do: get impressive views of Volcán Pacaya, don't miss a visit to Cerro de la Cruz, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia de La Merced, and stop by Casa de Artes.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Antigua trip itinerary planning tool .

London, UK to Antigua is an approximately 18-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of flight, car, bus, and shuttle. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a -6 hour difference. Traveling from London in November, expect nights in Antigua to be somewhat warmer, around 17°C, while days are much hotter, around 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) to allow time to drive to San Salvador.

Things to do in Antigua

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trip

Guatemala City
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Convento de las Capuchinas ©
Convento de las Capuchinas
Volcán Pacaya ©
Volcán Pacaya
La Aurora Zoo ©
La Aurora Zoo

4
nights
San Salvador, El Salvador

San Salvador ©
The country's capital, San Salvador sits in a scenic position surrounded by impressive volcanoes.
Get out of town with these interesting San Salvador side-trips: El Imposible National Park (in Ahuachapan) and Lake Coatepeque (in Coatepeque). Spend the 2nd (Sun) exploring nature at Parque Nacional El Boqueron. Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Cinquera Rain Forest Park, pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia El Rosario, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Catedral Metropolitana, and take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin Botanico La Laguna.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our San Salvador journey maker site .

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 December, with highs in San Salvador at 36°C and lows at 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can travel to Roatan.

Things to do in San Salvador

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Lake Coatepeque, El Imposible National Park
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Parque Nacional El Boqueron ©
Parque Nacional El Boqueron
Cinquera Rain Forest Park ©
Cinquera Rain Forest Park
El Imposible National Park ©
El Imposible National Park

3
nights
Roatan, Honduras

Roatan ©
The largest of the Bay Islands, Roatan is the most developed and the most popular among its neighbors.
Roatan is known for adventure, beaches, nature, shopping, and outdoors. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: head off the coast to Little French Key, look for gifts at Made in Roatan, kick back and relax at Tabyana Beach, and kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

Planning Roatan trip won't be overwheling when you use's Insprock itinerary maker.

You can do a combination of bus, car, and flight from San Salvador to Roatan in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus and ferry. While traveling from San Salvador, expect a bit cooler days and somewhat warmer nights in Roatan, ranging from highs of 33°C to lows of 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can catch the flight to San Pedro.

Things to do in Roatan

Outdoors Parks Tours
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Little French Key ©
Little French Key
West Bay Beach ©
West Bay Beach
Zipline

5
nights
San Pedro, Belize

San Pedro ©
San Pedro evolved from small fishing village and now represents one of the most visited locations in Belize.
Spend the 10th (Mon) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 11th (Tue) exploring nature at Bacalar Chico National Park and Marine Reserve. And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Hol Chan Marine Reserve, get outside with Rum Punch II, stop by Belizean Breezes Soap Co. and More, and cast your line with a fishing tour.

To find where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the San Pedro road trip planner.

Getting from Roatan to San Pedro by flight takes about 2.5 hours. In December, daytime highs in San Pedro are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Thu) to allow time for travel to Tikal National Park.

Things to do in San Pedro

Outdoors Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Bacalar Chico National Park and Marine Reserve
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Hol Chan Marine Reserve ©
Hol Chan Marine Reserve
Scuba & Snorkeling
Fishing Charters & Tours

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 14th (Fri): delve into the distant past at Tikal.

For reviews, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Tikal National Park tour builder site .

Traveling by combination of flight and car from San Pedro to Tikal National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, bus, and taxi; or do a combination of ferry, shuttle, and taxi. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to travel to Belize City.

Things to do in Tikal National Park

Historic Sites Nature Parks
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Tikal ©
Tikal

3
nights
Belize City, Belize

Belize's biggest urban center, Belize City is a culturally diverse seaside destination.
Step out of Belize City with an excursion to The Belize Zoo in La Democracia--about 42 minutes away. On the 15th (Sat), spend a relaxing day on the river with a rafting and tubing tour. It doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Crooked Tree Wildlife Sanctuary and explore the ancient world of Altun Ha Ruins.

To see where to stay, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Belize City online vacation planner .

You can do a combination of car and flight from Tikal National Park to Belize City in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi, flight, and bus; or drive. In December, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Belize City

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Belize District, The Belize Zoo
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River Rafting & Tubing
The Belize Zoo ©
The Belize Zoo
Crooked Tree Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Crooked Tree Wildlife Sanctuary

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