29 days in Central America Itinerary

29 days in Central America Itinerary

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29 days in Central America Itinerary

Start: Orlando, United States
Fly:  8​h 15​min
1
Belize City, Belize
— 2 nights
Fly:  15​min
2
San Pedro, Belize
— 4 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
3
Roatan, Honduras
— 2 nights
Fly + shuttle:  5​h 15​min
4
Antigua, Guatemala
— 2 nights
+2
shuttle + Fly + shuttle:  6​h 45​min
5
Tamarindo, Costa Rica
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
6
Monteverde, Costa Rica
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
7
La Fortuna de San Carlos, Costa Rica
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
8
Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
9
San Jose, Costa Rica
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 15​min
10
Panama City, Panama
— 4 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
End: Orlando, United States

2
nights
Belize City, Belize

Belize's biggest urban center, Belize City is a culturally diverse seaside destination.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Tue): visit a coastal fixture at Baron Bliss Lighthouse. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Wed): get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For maps, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Belize City trip itinerary site .

Orlando, USA to Belize City is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time is minus 1 hour. June in Belize City sees daily highs of 88°F and lows of 78°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to fly to San Pedro.

Things to do in Belize City

#Outdoors, #Adventure, #Tours

Side Trips

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

4
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 16th (Sat) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 17th (Sun) exploring nature at Bacalar Chico National Park and Marine Reserve. There's lots more to do: see the vivid underwater world at Hol Chan Marine Reserve, stop by Belize Chocolate Company, and see what you can catch with a fishing tour.

To find reviews, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our San Pedro trip itinerary planner.

San Pedro is just a short distance from Belize City. Expect a daytime high around 88°F in June, and nighttime lows around 78°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Roatan.

Things to do in San Pedro

#Wildlife, #Parks, #Tours

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

2
nights
Roatan, Honduras

The largest of the Bay Islands, Roatan is the most developed and the most popular among its neighbors.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at West Bay Beach, then stop by Pies Bonitos, and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For ratings, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Roatan road trip planning app .

You can fly from San Pedro to Roatan in 2.5 hours. In June, daytime highs in Roatan are 89°F, while nighttime lows are 77°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Antigua.

Things to do in Roatan

#Outdoors, #Wildlife, #Adventure
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Scuba & Snorkeling
West Bay Beach ©
West Bay Beach
Pies Bonitos ©
Pies Bonitos

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 20th (Wed): stop by Nim Po't Centro de Textiles Tradicionales and then pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia de La Merced. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the ancient world of Convento de las Capuchinas and then get impressive views of Volcán Pacaya.

To see reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Antigua route builder website .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Roatan to Antigua takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, car, bus, and shuttle; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In June, Antigua is slightly colder than Roatan - with highs of 77°F and lows of 61°F. You will have some time to spend on the 22nd (Fri) before leaving for Tamarindo.

Things to do in Antigua

#Historic Sites, #Parks, #Nature
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Convento de las Capuchinas ©
Convento de las Capuchinas
Volcán Pacaya ©
Volcán Pacaya
Iglesia de La Merced ©
Iglesia de La Merced

2
nights
Tamarindo, Costa Rica

Tamarindo ©
Surfing remains the main reason to take a trip to Tamarindo, as the beachside town is mostly known for its excellent waves.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): admire all the interesting features of Pura Aventura, enjoy the sand and surf at Tamarindo Beach, and then have some family-friendly fun at Bolas Locas Mini Golf. Here are some ideas for day two: play a few rounds at Hacienda Pinilla Golf Club.

To find reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Tamarindo route planning app .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Antigua to Tamarindo in 7 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi; or drive. Traveling from Antigua in June, expect Tamarindo to be a bit warmer, temps between 90°F and 74°F. On the 24th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Monteverde.

Things to do in Tamarindo

#Outdoors, #Golf, #Parks
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Pura Aventura ©
Pura Aventura
Tamarindo Beach ©
Tamarindo Beach
Hacienda Pinilla Golf Club ©
Hacienda Pinilla Golf Club

3
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Mon): meet the residents at The Bat Jungle, stop by Hummingbird Gallery, and then identify plant and animal life at Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve. Keep things going the next day: take in nature's colorful creations at Monteverde Orchid Garden, then snap pictures at Santa Elena Skywalk, and then kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

Plan a Monteverde trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Tamarindo to Monteverde takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a shuttle. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can drive to La Fortuna de San Carlos.

Things to do in Monteverde

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Adventure
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Zipline
Hummingbird Gallery ©
Hummingbird Gallery

4
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.
La Fortuna de San Carlos is known for nature, adventure, trails, wildlife, and theme parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: witness a stunning natural landmark at Tabacon Hot Springs, stroll through Arenal Natura Ecological Park, take in the dramatic scenery at La Fortuna Waterfall, and take in the views from Mistico Arenal Hanging Bridges Park.

For ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read La Fortuna de San Carlos vacation maker website .

You can drive from Monteverde to La Fortuna de San Carlos in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can travel to Manuel Antonio.

Things to do in La Fortuna de San Carlos

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors

Side Trip

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

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.
On the 2nd (Mon), relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour and then enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Manuel Antonio. On the 3rd (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for gifts at Beso Loco Boutique de Playa and then explore the stunning scenery at MidWorld Costa Rica.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Manuel Antonio trip maker app .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from La Fortuna de San Carlos to Manuel Antonio takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. In July, plan for daily highs up to 79°F, and evening lows to 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to travel to San Jose.

Things to do in Manuel Antonio

#Outdoors, #Adventure, #Tours
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Playa Manuel Antonio ©
Playa Manuel Antonio
MidWorld Costa Rica ©
MidWorld Costa Rica
River Rafting & Tubing

3
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to La Paz Waterfall Gardens (in Vara Blanca) and Poas Volcano (in Poas Volcano National Park). The adventure continues: let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, take in the exciting artwork at Galeria Namu, and explore the world behind art at Museo de Arte Costarricense.

To find traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, use the San Jose trip maker site .

Traveling by combination of taxi, flight, and bus from Manuel Antonio to San Jose takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. July in San Jose sees daily highs of 80°F and lows of 67°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Panama City.

Things to do in San Jose

#Parks, #Nature, #Museums

Side Trips

Poas Volcano, La Paz Waterfall Gardens
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La Paz Waterfall Gardens ©
La Paz Waterfall Gardens
Poas Volcano
Poas Volcano
River Rafting & Tubing

4
nights
Panama City, Panama

Panama City ©
Arguably the most modern of Central American cities, Panama City boasts a shimmering skyline of glass skyscrapers.
Spend the 9th (Mon) exploring nature at Metropolitan National Park. The adventure continues: make a trip to Panama Canal, get to know the fascinating history of Avenida Balboa, take in the spiritual surroundings of San Jose Church, and take an in-depth tour of Museo del Canal Interoceanico de Panama.

For where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Panama City trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from San Jose to Panama City in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from San Jose to Panama City due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from San Jose in July; daily highs in Panama City reach 88°F and lows reach 77°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Panama City

#Historic Sites, #Parks, #Nature
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Panama Canal ©
Panama Canal
Casco Viejo ©
Casco Viejo
Amador Causeway (Calzada de Amador) ©

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