53 days in Central America Itinerary

53 days in Central America Itinerary

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53 days in Central America Itinerary

Start: Guatemala City, Guatemala
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Guatemala City, Guatemala
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Panajachel, Guatemala
— 1 night
bus:  1​h
3
Antigua, Guatemala
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
4
San Salvador, El Salvador
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Ahuachapan, El Salvador
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
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Coatepeque, El Salvador
— 1 night
Drive:  30​min
7
Santa Ana, El Salvador
— 2 nights
Drive:  7​h 45​min
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Lanquin, Guatemala
— 4 nights
Drive:  7​h 45​min
9
Tikal National Park, Guatemala
— Few hours
Drive:  3​h 15​min
10
Cayo, Belize
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  2​h
11
Belize City, Belize
— 2 nights
ferry:  1​h
12
Caye Caulker, Belize
— 2 nights
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ferry + foot + shuttle + Fly:  3​h 15​min
13
San Pedro, Belize
— 1 night
shuttle + Fly:  2​h 45​min
14
Placencia, Belize
— 2 nights
Drive + bus:  3​h
15
Punta Gorda, Belize
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h 45​min
16
San Buenaventura, Honduras
— 1 night
bus + Fly:  5​h
17
Roatan, Honduras
— 2 nights
Fly + taxi:  1​h 30​min
18
La Ceiba, Honduras
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  30​min
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Utila, Honduras
— 2 nights
Fly + shuttle:  6​h 30​min
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Granada, Nicaragua
— 2 nights
+3
shuttle + foot + bus + ferry:  5​h
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Isla de Ometepe, Nicaragua
— 2 nights
Drive:  15​h 30​min
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Playa Conchal, Costa Rica
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
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Monteverde, Costa Rica
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
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La Fortuna de San Carlos, Costa Rica
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
25
Poas Volcano National Park, Costa Rica
— 3 nights
Drive:  6​h 15​min
26
Tortuguero, Costa Rica
— 2 nights
taxi + bus:  3​h 30​min
27
San Jose, Costa Rica
— 2 nights
End: San Jose, Costa Rica

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Guatemala City, Guatemala

Guatemala City ©
The largest city in Central America and the country's capital, Guatemala City contains historic sights and modern businesses.
On the 4th (Wed), meet the residents at La Aurora Zoo, make a trip to Relief Map, and then admire the masterpieces at Palacio Nacional. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Museo Ixchel del Traje Indigena, learn more about the world around you at Museo Popol Vuh, learn more about the world around you at National Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology, then look for gifts at The Village, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Catedral Metropolitana.

To see ratings, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read Guatemala City trip planning tool .

In July, daytime highs in Guatemala City are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. You will have some time to spend on the 6th (Fri) before leaving for Panajachel.

Things to do in Guatemala City

#Museums, #Historic Sites, #Parks
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Palacio Nacional ©
Palacio Nacional
Museo Popol Vuh ©
Museo Popol Vuh
La Aurora Zoo ©
La Aurora Zoo

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Panajachel, Guatemala

Panajachel
A little town with a thriving tourism industry, Panajachel sits on the northern shore of scenic Atitlan Lake, one of Guatemala's major vacation destinations.
Step out of the city life by going to Lake Atitlan and Volcan Atitlan. Venture out of the city with trips to San Juan la Laguna (Lema Association, Galeria Imox, & more), Chichicastenango (Parque Ecologico Los Senderos del Abuelo, Santo Tomas Church, & more) and San Marcos La Laguna (Cerro Tzankujil Nature Reserve & Spas & Wellness). Spend the 30th (Mon) exploring nature at Cerro El Baul. There's lots more to do: trek along Reserva Natural Atitlán, browse the different shops at Mayanke, Ceramica Pintada a Mano, admire the natural beauty at Hotel Atitlan Gardens, and explore the ancient world of Iximche.

For other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Panajachel online day trip planner .

You can take a bus from Antigua to Panajachel in an hour. Other options are to drive; or take a shuttle. In July, Panajachel is little chillier than Antigua - with highs of 25°C and lows of 10°C. You will leave for home on the 27th (Mon).

Things to do in Panajachel

#Parks, #Wildlife

Side Trip

Parque Ecologico Los Senderos del Abuelo
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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.
For ratings, reviews, photos, and tourist information, go to the Antigua online travel route planner .

You can take a bus from Panajachel to Antigua in an hour. Other options are to drive; or take a shuttle. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Panajachel in July: high temperatures in Antigua hover around 29°C and lows are around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) to allow time to drive to San Salvador.

Things to do in Antigua

#Historic Sites
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Arco de Santa Catalina ©
Arco de Santa Catalina

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San Salvador, El Salvador

San Salvador ©
The country's capital, San Salvador sits in a scenic position surrounded by impressive volcanoes.
On the 8th (Sun), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia El Rosario, then identify plant and animal life at Cinquera Rain Forest Park, and then see the interesting displays at Centro Monsenor Romero. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Parque Nacional El Boqueron.

For other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, go to the San Salvador attractions planning 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. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Antigua in July: high temperatures in San Salvador hover around 36°C and lows are around 24°C. On the 10th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Ahuachapan.

Things to do in San Salvador

#Parks, #Nature, #Wildlife
Find places to stay Jul 8 — 10:
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Cinquera Rain Forest Park ©
Cinquera Rain Forest Park
Parque Nacional El Boqueron ©
Parque Nacional El Boqueron
Iglesia El Rosario ©
Iglesia El Rosario

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Ahuachapan, El Salvador

Ahuachapan ©
Ahuachapán is a city and municipality and the capital of the Ahuachapán Department in western El Salvador. Start off your visit on the 10th (Tue): pause for some photo ops at Mirador de la Cruz del Cielito Lindo and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia Inmaculada Concepcion de Maria. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the wealth of natural beauty at El Imposible National Park.

To find more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read Ahuachapan trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from San Salvador to Ahuachapan takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. You will leave for Coatepeque on the 12th (Thu).

Things to do in Ahuachapan

#Nature, #Parks, #Historic Sites

Side Trip

Concepcion de Ataco
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El Imposible National Park ©
El Imposible National Park
Mirador de la Cruz del Cielito Lindo ©

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Coatepeque, El Salvador

Coatepeque ©
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Coatepeque and then browse the exhibits of Parque Arqueologico Casa Blanca.

To see maps, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Coatepeque trip planner .

You can drive from Ahuachapan to Coatepeque in an hour. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in July, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to travel to Santa Ana.

Things to do in Coatepeque

#Parks, #Nature, #Historic Sites

Side Trip

Parque Arqueologico Casa Blanca
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Lake Coatepeque ©
Lake Coatepeque
Parque Arqueologico Casa Blanca ©
Parque Arqueologico Casa Blanca

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Santa Ana, El Salvador

Santa Ana ©
Santa Ana is the second largest city in El Salvador, located 64 kilometers northwest of San Salvador, the capital city. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sat): admire the striking features of Escuela de Artes, then see the interesting displays at Museo Regional de Occidente, then pause for some serene contemplation at Santa Ana Cathedral, and finally browse the different shops at Metrocentro Santa Ana. On the next day, get impressive views of Santa Ana Volcano.

For photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Santa Ana trip maker app .

Santa Ana is very close to Coatepeque. In July, daytime highs in Santa Ana are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. On the 15th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Lanquin.

Things to do in Santa Ana

#Nature, #Parks, #Shopping
Find places to stay Jul 13 — 15:
Highlights from your plan
Santa Ana Volcano ©
Santa Ana Volcano
Santa Ana Cathedral ©
Santa Ana Cathedral
Escuela de Artes ©
Escuela de Artes

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Lanquin, Guatemala

Lanquin ©
San Agustín Lanquín, often referred to simply as Lanquín, is a municipality in the Guatemalan department of Alta Verapaz. Get outdoors at Monumento Natural Semuc Champey and Lanquin Caves.

To find more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Lanquin online road trip planner .

Getting from Santa Ana to Lanquin by car takes about 8.5 hours. Traveling from Santa Ana in July, things will get a bit cooler in Lanquin: highs are around 30°C and lows about 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Thu) to allow time for the car ride to Tikal National Park.

Things to do in Lanquin

#Nature, #Parks, #Outdoors
Find places to stay Jul 15 — 19:
Highlights from your plan
Monumento Natural Semuc Champey ©
Monumento Natural Semuc Champey
Lanquin Caves ©
Lanquin Caves
Grutas Las Marias ©
Grutas Las Marias

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hours
Tikal National Park, Guatemala

Tikal National Park
Take a trip to Tikal National Park and discover an ancient city in the thick tropical jungle.
To see other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read our Tikal National Park trip planner .

You can drive from Lanquin to Tikal National Park in 8 hours. Other options are to do a combination of shuttle and bus; or do a combination of taxi and bus. You will leave for Cayo on the 19th (Thu).

Things to do in Tikal National Park

#Parks, #Historic Sites, #Nature
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Cayo, Belize

Cayo ©
Holidays in Cayo offer adventure and history in equal measure, with a wealth of ancient sites and unspoiled environment to explore.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: identify plant and animal life at Green Iguana Conservation Project, steep yourself in history at Xunantunich, and then don't miss a visit to House of Culture.

For traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Cayo road trip app .

You can drive from Tikal National Park to Cayo in 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in July, and nighttime lows around 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Belize City.

Things to do in Cayo

#Parks, #Nature, #Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jul 19 — 22:
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Green Iguana Conservation Project ©
Green Iguana Conservation Project
Barton Creek Cave ©
Barton Creek Cave
House of Culture ©
House of Culture

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Belize City, Belize

Belize City ©
Belize's biggest urban center, Belize City is a culturally diverse seaside destination.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): explore the ancient world of Altun Ha Ruins and then look for all kinds of wild species at Altun Ha & The Olde Belize River. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon): make a trip to The Belize Sign Monument, then identify plant and animal life at Community Baboon Sanctuary Visitor Center and Museum, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at The Belize Zoo, and finally enjoy the sea views from Baron Bliss Lighthouse.

To see where to stay and tourist information, refer to the Belize City trip builder site .

Do a combination of car and flight from Cayo to Belize City in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and bus. July in Belize City sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 30°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to ride a ferry to Caye Caulker.

Things to do in Belize City

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Historic Sites

Side Trips

Belize District, The Belize Zoo
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The Belize Zoo ©
The Belize Zoo
Altun Ha ©
Altun Ha

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Caye Caulker, Belize

Caye Caulker ©
At just under 8 km (5 mi) long and 1.6 km (1 mi) wide, the limestone coral island of Caye Caulker offers a small but perfectly formed getaway 32 km (20 mi) offshore from Belize City.
On the 24th (Tue), stop by Osprey Silver Jewelry & Boutique, hike along The Estuary of Caye Caulker, then stop by Michael's Blue Coral Gallery & Gifts, and finally see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. On your second day here, explore the gorgeous colors at Turneffe Reef and then stroll through The Split.

For traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Caye Caulker trip itinerary maker site .

Traveling by ferry from Belize City to Caye Caulker takes an hour. In July, daytime highs in Caye Caulker are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to travel to San Pedro.

Things to do in Caye Caulker

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Outdoors
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The Split ©
The Split
Scuba & Snorkeling
Turneffe Reef ©
Turneffe Reef

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San Pedro, Belize

San Pedro evolved from small fishing village and now represents one of the most visited locations in Belize.
On the 26th (Thu), take in the exciting artwork at Belizean Arts, take in the exciting artwork at The Gallery of San Pedro, then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and finally stop by Belize Chocolate Company. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stop by 12 Belize, see the vivid underwater world at Shark Ray Alley, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Secret Beach.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the San Pedro holiday planning app .

Traveling by combination of ferry, shuttle, and flight from Caye Caulker to San Pedro takes 3.5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Placencia.

Things to do in San Pedro

#Outdoors, #Wildlife, #Parks

Side Trip

Ambergris Caye
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Belizean Arts ©
Belizean Arts
Belize Chocolate Company ©
Belize Chocolate Company

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Placencia, Belize

Once a humble fishing village, Placencia has been transformed into a leading tourist destination, with its focus primarily on outdoor activity and natural exploration.
On the 28th (Sat), take a memorable tour with Tours.

To find where to stay, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Placencia trip maker website .

Traveling by combination of shuttle and flight from San Pedro to Placencia takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or do a combination of flight and bus. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in July, and nighttime lows around 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Punta Gorda.

Things to do in Placencia

#Adventure, #Wildlife, #Tours
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Scuba & Snorkeling

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Punta Gorda, Belize

Punta Gorda ©
Known locally as P.G., the seaport and fishing town of Punta Gorda was once known to travelers as the place to get a boat over to Guatemala, though it has started to develop a reputation for itself.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sun): explore the fascinating underground world of Blue Creek Cave, stop by Cotton Tree Chocolate, then make a trip to Living Maya Experience, and finally steep yourself in history at Nim Li Punit (Big Hat). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: head off the coast to Snake Cayes, look for gifts at IXCACAO Maya Belizean Chocolate, and then delve into the distant past at Lubaantun.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Punta Gorda holiday builder app .

Getting from Placencia to Punta Gorda by combination of car and bus takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive. In July, daily temperatures in Punta Gorda can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) so you can travel to San Buenaventura.

Things to do in Punta Gorda

#Nature, #Parks, #Historic Sites

Side Trips

Toledo District, Living Maya Experience, IXCACAO Maya Belizean Chocolate
Find places to stay Jul 29 — 31:
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Nim Li Punit (Big Hat) ©
Nim Li Punit (Big Hat)
Lubaantun ©
Lubaantun
Living Maya Experience ©
Living Maya Experience

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San Buenaventura, Honduras

San Buenaventura ©
San Buenaventura, at atmospheric little mountain town, offers a level of natural adventure and Honduran authenticity that makes it worth the journey.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Tue): look for all kinds of wild species at Los Naranjos Ecological Park and then admire the sheer force of Pulhapanzak Waterfall.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our San Buenaventura holiday planner .

Getting from Punta Gorda to San Buenaventura by car takes about 8.5 hours. In July in San Buenaventura, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 27°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to travel to Roatan.

Things to do in San Buenaventura

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Nature

Side Trip

Los Naranjos Ecological Park
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Pulhapanzak Waterfall ©
Pulhapanzak Waterfall

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Roatan, Honduras

The largest of the Bay Islands, Roatan is the most developed and the most popular among its neighbors.
On the 1st (Wed), look for gifts at Mayak Chocolate, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Gumbalimba Park, then stroll through West Bay Beach, and finally look for gifts at Pies Bonitos. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu): kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, look for gifts at The Bulk Gourmet, and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For reviews, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read our Roatan trip planner.

You can do a combination of taxi, bus, and ferry from San Buenaventura to Roatan in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in August, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) to allow time to ride a ferry to La Ceiba.

Things to do in Roatan

#Outdoors, #Adventure, #Tours
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Scuba & Snorkeling
West Bay Beach ©
West Bay Beach
Zipline

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La Ceiba, Honduras

La Ceiba ©
The port city of La Ceiba has become known as a party town, with a bustling nightlife district central to its atmosphere.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): step off the mainland to explore Cayos Cochinos. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de San Isidro, then let the kids burn off some steam at El Malecon de La Ceiba, and then head outdoors with Pico Bonito National Park.

To see more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our La Ceiba trip itinerary planning site .

Traveling by ferry from Roatan to La Ceiba takes 1.5 hours. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Roatan in August since evenings lows in La Ceiba dip to 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to travel to Utila.

Things to do in La Ceiba

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Nature
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Cayos Cochinos ©
Cayos Cochinos
Pico Bonito National Park ©
Pico Bonito National Park
El Malecon de La Ceiba ©
El Malecon de La Ceiba

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Utila, Honduras

Utila ©
The island of Utila has become known as a good place to learn how to dive in Latin America.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sun): identify plant and animal life at Iguana Research & Breeding Station, step off the mainland to explore Utila Cays, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers. On the 6th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Utila trip planner .

Utila is just a stone's throw from La Ceiba. In August, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 26°C. You will leave for Granada on the 7th (Tue).

Things to do in Utila

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Adventure
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Utila Cays Diving ©
Utila Cays Diving
Scuba & Snorkeling
Iguana Research & Breeding Station ©

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Granada, Nicaragua

Granada
The lakeside city of Granada has the look and feel of a historically important economic and political center, with grand colonial architecture, a unified look, and many cultural attractions.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Centro Cultural Antiguo Convento San Francisco, then step off the mainland to explore Islets of Granada, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de Granada, and finally explore the activities along Laguna de Apoyo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get impressive views of Mombacho Volcano National Preserve, then pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia de La Merced, and then see the interesting displays at ChocoMuseo.

For other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Granada trip planner .

You can do a combination of flight and shuttle from Utila to Granada in 6.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can travel to Isla de Ometepe.

Things to do in Granada

#Nature, #Parks, #Museums

Side Trip

Apoyo
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Apoyo
Apoyo
Iglesia de La Merced ©
Iglesia de La Merced
Islets of Granada ©
Islets of Granada

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Isla de Ometepe, Nicaragua

Isla de Ometepe
Isla de Ometepe may be small in size, but it boasts two large volcanoes that dominate its landscape and influence the local lifestyle.
On the 10th (Fri), stroll through Punta Jesus Maria and then head off the coast to Isla Ometepe. On the 11th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Museum El Ceibo, ponder the design of Ojo de Agua, and then hike along Sendero Pena Inculta.

To see where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Isla de Ometepe trip planner.

Traveling by combination of ferry and car from Granada to Isla de Ometepe takes 5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can travel to Playa Conchal.

Things to do in Isla de Ometepe

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Nature
Find places to stay Aug 9 — 12:
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Isla Ometepe
Isla Ometepe
Punta Jesus Maria ©
Punta Jesus Maria
Ojo de Agua ©
Ojo de Agua

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Playa Conchal, Costa Rica

Playa Conchal ©
Start off your visit on the 13th (Mon): see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour and then contemplate the waterfront views at Potrero Beach.

Plan my Playa Conchal trip by asking Inpirock to come up with tips and suggestions.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Isla de Ometepe to Playa Conchal. In August, daily temperatures in Playa Conchal can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Monteverde.

Things to do in Playa Conchal

#Outdoors, #Wildlife, #Beaches

Side Trips

Dolphin & Whale Watching, Potrero Beach
Find places to stay Aug 12 — 14:
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Playa Conchal ©
Playa Conchal
Dolphin & Whale Watching

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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.
On the 15th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire nature's wide array of creatures at The Bat Jungle, then stop by Hummingbird Gallery, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve.

To plan Monteverde vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

You can drive from Playa Conchal to Monteverde in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to La Fortuna de San Carlos.

Things to do in Monteverde

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Museums
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The Bat Jungle ©
The Bat Jungle
Art House ©
Art House

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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.
On the 16th (Thu), get outside with Salto. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: soothe aching muscles at Tabacon Hot Springs and then take in nature's colorful creations at Arenal Natura Ecological Park.

To find ratings, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, go to the La Fortuna de San Carlos tour planning site .

Drive from Monteverde to La Fortuna de San Carlos in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to drive to Poas Volcano National Park.

Things to do in La Fortuna de San Carlos

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors
Find places to stay Aug 16 — 18:
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River Rafting & Tubing
Tabacon Hot Springs ©
Tabacon Hot Springs
La Fortuna Waterfall ©
La Fortuna Waterfall

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Poas Volcano National Park, Costa Rica

Poas Volcano National Park ©
On the 19th (Sun), delve into the lush surroundings at Reserva Forestal Grecia Sector Bosque del Nino and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Metal Church. Here are some ideas for day two: identify plant and animal life at Dave & Dave's Costa Rica Nature Park and then get impressive views of Poas Volcano.

For reviews, photos, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Poas Volcano National Park trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from La Fortuna de San Carlos to Poas Volcano National Park takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In August in Poas Volcano National Park, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 21°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Tue) to allow time for travel to Tortuguero.

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Grecia, Catarata Del Toro Adventures, Dave & Dave's Costa Rica Nature Park
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Poas Volcano
Poas Volcano
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Catarata Del Toro Adventures

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Tortuguero, Costa Rica

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One of Costa Rica's least accessible destinations, Tortuguero sits within an eponymous national park and remains accessible only by plane or boat.
On the 22nd (Wed), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Tortuguero National Park. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Sea Turtle Conservancy.

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Traveling by combination of bus and shuttle from Poas Volcano National Park to Tortuguero takes 6.5 hours. In August in Tortuguero, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 22°C at night. On the 23rd (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a shuttle to San Jose.

Things to do in Tortuguero

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Tortuguero National Park
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Sea Turtle Conservancy

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San Jose, Costa Rica

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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 24th (Fri): stop by Chieton Moren, then get engrossed in the history at National Museum (Museo Nacional), and then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour. On the 25th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for all kinds of wild species at Toucan Rescue Ranch, take an in-depth tour of Jade Museum, and then admire the masterpieces at Precolumbian Gold Museum.

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Traveling by shuttle from Tortuguero to San Jose takes 3.5 hours. In August in San Jose, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 22°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in San Jose

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Toucan Rescue Ranch
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Toucan Rescue Ranch
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National Museum (Museo Nacional)