31 days in Caribbean & Central America Itinerary

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San Juan, Puerto Rico
— 3 nights
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Isla de Vieques, Puerto Rico
— 3 nights
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Roseau, Dominica
— 4 nights
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Soufriere, St. Lucia
— 2 nights
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Castries, St. Lucia
— 1 night
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Bequia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines
— 2 nights
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Mustique, St. Vincent and the Grenadines
— 1 night
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Grand Bahama Island, Bahamas
— 2 nights
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Nassau, Bahamas
— 4 nights
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La Fortuna de San Carlos, Costa Rica
— 5 nights
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Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica
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San Juan, Puerto Rico — 3 nights

Walled City

Founded by the Spanish in 1521, San Juan is the oldest city under U.S. jurisdiction and one of the oldest in the Americas.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near San Juan: El Yunque National Forest (in El Yunque National Forest) and Playa Luquillo (in Luquillo). The adventure continues: visit Old San Juan, get some thrills out on the water with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, appreciate the extensive heritage of Sitio Histórico de San Juan, and don't miss a visit to Ashford Avenue.

To see more things to do and tourist information, read our San Juan tour planning app.

Copenhagen, Denmark to San Juan is an approximately 15-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 5 hours traveling from Copenhagen to San Juan. Prepare for much warmer weather when traveling from Copenhagen in May: high temperatures in San Juan hover around 36°C and lows are around 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Isla de Vieques.
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Isla de Vieques, Puerto Rico — 3 nights

Isla Nena

For sixty years until 2003, most of the Isla de Vieques was closed off to the public, with the US Navy using the island's beaches and surrounding waters for drills and testing of new military machinery, such as bombs.
Isla de Vieques is known for beaches, nature, and adventure. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: enjoy the sand and surf at Balneario Sun Bay, take a leisurely stroll along Mosquito Pier, stroll through Playa Media Luna, and find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area.

To see ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Isla de Vieques tour planner.

You can fly from San Juan to Isla de Vieques in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of shuttle, taxi, and ferry. In May in Isla de Vieques, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 28°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Roseau.
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Roseau, Dominica — 4 nights

The capital city, Roseau maintains a small scale, but possesses a convincing Caribbean charm in its architecture, cuisine, and culture.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Roseau: Morne Trois Pitons National Park (Boiling Lake, Morne Nichols, &more). Next up on the itinerary: take in the dramatic scenery at Trafalgar Falls and contemplate the waterfront views at Freshwater Lake.

To see maps, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read Roseau trip planner.

Fly from Isla de Vieques to Roseau in 7 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Soufriere.
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Soufriere, St. Lucia — 2 nights

Home to some of Saint Lucia's landmark buildings and natural features, Soufriere provides travelers with an engaging and direct route into the center of island life.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Thu): take in the natural beauty of Sulphur Springs and then explore the striking landscape at Pitons. On the 13th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in nature's colorful creations at Diamond Falls Botanical Gardens, then look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, and then admire the sheer force of Piton Falls.

For other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, use the Soufriere trip maker tool.

Traveling by flight from Roseau to Soufriere takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Castries.
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Castries, St. Lucia — 1 night

The capital and largest city in Saint Lucia, Castries has a number of cultural sites to explore, and recreational areas to enjoy.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Sat): look for gifts at Meme Bete, then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pigeon Island National Park, and then get outside with Outdoor Activities.

For traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Castries road trip planner.

You can drive from Soufriere to Castries in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Castries are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to travel to Bequia.
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Bequia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines — 2 nights

Although it covers just 18 sq km (7 sq mi), Bequia is the largest of over 30 islands making up the Grenadines chain.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sun): stop by Sargeant Brothers Model Boat Shop, then view the masterpieces at The Oasis Art Gallery & Gift Shop, and then learn about all things military at Bequia Maritime Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the waterfront views at Devil's Table, contemplate the long history of Port Elizabeth, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Princess Margaret Beach.

For photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Bequia driving holiday planner.

Do a combination of flight and ferry from Castries to Bequia in 4.5 hours. In May in Bequia, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 29°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to ride a ferry to Mustique.
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Mustique, St. Vincent and the Grenadines — 1 night

The setting for more than one royal vacation, celebrity wedding, and billionaire honeymoon, Mustique lives up to its reputation by being unaffordable as a destination for anyone but the super-rich.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Tue): contemplate the waterfront views at Britannia Bay and then enjoy the sand and surf at Lagoon Beach.

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Traveling by ferry from Bequia to Mustique takes 2 hours. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Bequia in May since evenings lows in Mustique dip to 34°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to fly to Grand Bahama Island.
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Grand Bahama Island, Bahamas — 2 nights

Despite its name, Grand Bahama Island isn't the biggest island in its archipelago.
On the 18th (Wed), take in nature's colorful creations at Garden of the Groves and then look for all kinds of wild species at Pat & Diane Snorkeling. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Gold Rock Beach and then browse the different shops at Port Lucaya Marketplace.

Plan trip to Grand Bahama Island with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

You can fly from Mustique to Grand Bahama Island in 8 hours. Traveling from Mustique to Grand Bahama Island, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Mustique in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Grand Bahama Island, with lows of 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Nassau.
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Nassau, Bahamas — 4 nights

On a trip to Nassau you can immerse yourself in a dynamic city atmosphere or spend your days lazing on the soft golden sands.
Nassau is known for theme parks, beaches, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: kick back and relax at Cable Beach, laugh and play at Aquaventure, take in the spiritual surroundings of Christ Church Cathedral, and learn the secrets of beer at Islandz Tours.

For ratings, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read Nassau holiday planner.

You can fly from Grand Bahama Island to Nassau in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. May in Nassau sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to La Fortuna de San Carlos.
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La Fortuna de San Carlos, Costa Rica — 5 nights

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, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Arenal Volcano, stroll through La Fortuna Arenal Volcano Rain Forest Reserve, witness a stunning natural landmark at Tabacon Hot Springs, and push the limits with an extreme tour.

For reviews, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our La Fortuna de San Carlos trip itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by flight from Nassau to La Fortuna de San Carlos takes 8.5 hours. Traveling from Nassau to La Fortuna de San Carlos, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to drive to Manuel Antonio.
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Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica — 2 nights

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 29th (Sun), tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Manuel Antonio and then get a dose of the wild on Manuel's Tours, Costa Rica.. On the next day, kick back and relax at Playa Biesanz.

To see maps, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Manuel Antonio trip planning app.

Getting from La Fortuna de San Carlos to Manuel Antonio by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can catch the flight back home.
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Puerto Rico travel guide

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Historic Walking Areas · Beaches · Kayaking & Canoeing
A U.S. territory encompassing one big island and several smaller ones, Puerto Rico appeals to visitors from around the globe with its rich history, pleasant climate, natural beauty, and renowned local cuisine. Most tourists take a vacation in Puerto Rico for that classic seaside experience, though the island offers much more than just sun and sand. Tours of Puerto Rico usually start in the city of San Juan, which boasts a trendy bar scene and plenty of art museums for visitors looking to add a bit of culture to their vacation. A short drive from the island's urban centers, pristine rainforests serve as peaceful retreats from the city bustle and ensure plenty of chances to spot wildlife and take exhilarating nature walks.
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Dominica travel guide

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Waterfalls · Beaches · Bodies of Water
Nature Isle of the Caribbean
The volcanic island nation of Dominica represents the youngest island in the Lesser Antilles. Such is evidenced in the geothermal action of the island's many hot springs, with relaxing dips in the hot sulfur spring water among the most popular things to do in Dominica. The unspoiled appearance of much of the nation provides a natural backdrop for a wealth of ecotourism adventures, including swimming, hiking, and snorkeling. The main urban areas showcase the ethnic diversity of the land once contested by the British and the French, with a number of local eateries serving West Indian and Creole dishes, and a whole lot of dancing and music to be enjoyed.
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St. Lucia travel guide

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Hot Springs · Bodies of Water · Landmarks
The island of St. Lucia is hailed for its scenic landscape of tall mountains, forested hills, and fertile valleys sprinkled with banana plantations. The island's dramatic scenery is most renowned for the Pitons, two volcanic spires that rise from the ocean floor. Whether you're visiting the island as part of a cruise, a romantic honeymoon, or looking for adventure, a St. Lucia vacation offers something for everyone. Discover the island's hidden beaches and coves, go climbing or hiking, and enjoy the picturesque views and tropical weather.
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St. Vincent and the Grenadines travel guide

4.1
Beaches · Historic Sites · Islands
Vacations in St. Vincent and the Grenadines offer eco-adventures and luxury, with the island nation catering to the tastes of mega yacht owners and backpackers alike. The main island's interior volcanic and hilly terrain has been covered in lush tropical rainforest, rich in wildlife, while the coastal areas offer beaches both popular and secluded. Taking a chartered boat tour of the islands represents one of the more popular things to do in St. Vincent and the Grenadines, with island hopping revealing uninhabited paradisal islands, unspoiled by development of any kind.
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Costa Rica travel guide

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Beaches · Nature & Parks · Zipline
Tiny in terms of land area, Costa Rica is astoundingly diverse when it comes to culture and natural attractions. In a country called "Rich Coast", it's no surprise most Costa Rica vacations dedicate at least a few days to picturesque Pacific and Caribbean beaches, ideal for water sports and relaxation. Few small countries offer such a range of landscapes, allowing tourists to observe towering volcanoes while soaking away their worries in a hot spring, or hike into dense rainforests in the morning and surf at a modern resort in the afternoon. A trip to Costa Rica also lets you discover pristine national parks, ensuring plenty of chances to view wildlife from the comfort of eco-friendly lodges packed with amenities even ardent nature lovers secretly desire.
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