60 days in Central America Itinerary

60 days in Central America Itinerary

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60 days in Central America Itinerary

Start: London, United Kingdom
Fly + shuttle:  17​h 15​min
1
Cayo, Belize
— 6 nights
Drive + Fly:  2​h
2
Belize City, Belize
— 5 nights
Fly:  15​min
3
San Pedro, Belize
— 5 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
4
Roatan, Honduras
— 6 nights
+3
Fly + shuttle + foot + bus:  8​h 15​min
5
Jaco, Costa Rica
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
6
Uvita, Costa Rica
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
7
Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
8
La Fortuna de San Carlos, Costa Rica
— 5 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
9
Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, Costa Rica
— 5 nights
Drive:  7​h 15​min
10
Nosara, Costa Rica
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
11
Tamarindo, Costa Rica
— 4 nights
+2
bus + shuttle + Fly:  5​h 15​min
12
Panama City, Panama
— 5 nights
Fly:  15​h 30​min
End: London, United Kingdom

6
nights
Cayo, Belize

Cayo ©
Holidays in Cayo offer adventure and history in equal measure, with a wealth of ancient sites and unspoiled environment to explore.
Explore hidden gems such as Xunantunich and MayaWalk Tours. Get in touch with nature at Green Iguana Conservation Project and Caracol. The adventure continues: delve into the distant past at Cahal Pech Mayan Ruins & Museum, look for all kinds of wild species at Green Hills Butterfly Ranch, view the masterpieces at Art Box Belize arts & crafts center, and get a taste of the local shopping with Sak Tunich Art Gallery.

To see where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Cayo road trip app .

London, UK to Cayo is an approximately 17.5-hour combination of flight and shuttle. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Central Standard Time is minus 6 hours. When traveling from London in August, plan for a bit warmer days in Cayo, with highs around 37°C, while nights are warmer with lows around 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Belize City.

Things to do in Cayo

#Parks, #Nature, #Historic Sites
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Green Iguana Conservation Project ©
Green Iguana Conservation Project
Caracol ©
Caracol
Cahal Pech Mayan Ruins & Museum ©
Cahal Pech Mayan Ruins & Museum

5
nights
Belize City, Belize

Belize City ©
Belize's biggest urban center, Belize City is a culturally diverse seaside destination.
Step out of the city life by going to The Belize Zoo and Altun Ha & The Olde Belize River. Red Flower Gallery and Museum of Belize will appeal to museum buffs. Get out of town with these interesting Belize City side-trips: Caye Caulker (The Estuary of Caye Caulker & Turneffe Reef). On the 7th (Fri), enjoy an adventurous day among the treetops at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks. The adventure continues: delve into the distant past at Altun Ha Ruins, make a trip to The Belize Sign Monument, look for gifts at Caribbean Spice Belize, and get outside with Cavetubing5star.

For where to stay, ratings, maps, and tourist information, go to the Belize City trip planner .

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. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in September, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to fly to San Pedro.

Things to do in Belize City

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Caye Caulker, Belize District, The Belize Zoo
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The Belize Zoo ©
The Belize Zoo
Zipline
Altun Ha ©
Altun Ha

5
nights
San Pedro, Belize

San Pedro evolved from small fishing village and now represents one of the most visited locations in Belize.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like River Rafting & Tubing and Spas & Wellness. Get a sense of the local culture at The Gallery of San Pedro and Belizean Arts. Spend the 16th (Sun) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 13th (Thu) exploring nature at Marco Gonzalez Maya Site. There's lots more to do: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, stroll through Shark Ray Alley, indulge your taste buds at Moho Chocolate, and find your balance on the water with Kitexplorer San Pedro.

For ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our San Pedro trip itinerary app .

San Pedro is very close to Belize City. In September, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Roatan.

Things to do in San Pedro

#Outdoors, #Tours, #Adventure

Side Trip

Shark Ray Alley
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River Rafting & Tubing
Fishing Charters & Tours
Kitexplorer San Pedro ©
Kitexplorer San Pedro

6
nights
Roatan, Honduras

The largest of the Bay Islands, Roatan is the most developed and the most popular among its neighbors.
Get a sense of the local culture at Gumbalimba Park and Waves of Art. Visiting Scuba & Snorkeling and Tabyana Beach will get you outdoors. There's still lots to do: meet some fierce fish with a shark diving experience, contemplate the waterfront views at Half Moon Bay, get outside with Roatan Institute for Marine Sciences - Anthony's Key Resort, and kick back and relax at Sandy Bay Beach.

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Traveling by flight from San Pedro to Roatan takes 2.5 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Roatan can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to travel to Jaco.

Things to do in Roatan

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Beaches
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Tabyana Beach ©
Tabyana Beach
Shark Diving

5
nights
Jaco, Costa Rica

A seaside resort town with plenty of entertaining distractions along its attractive coastline, Jaco has long been a major tourist destination on the central Pacific coast.
Step off the beaten path and head to Adrenaline & Extreme Tours and Piedra de Fuego. Visiting Jaco Beach and Tee Times Costa Rica will get you outdoors. Next up on the itinerary: get interesting insight from Tours, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Carara National Park, look for gifts at The Costa Rica Coffee Experience, and take in the exciting artwork at Tico Pod Art House & Gifts.

Discover how to plan a Jaco trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Roatan to Jaco in 8.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of flight, taxi, and ferry. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to take a bus to Uvita.

Things to do in Jaco

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Herradura, Bridge Over Rio Tarcoles, Piedra de Fuego, Carara National Park, Playa Bejuco
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Adrenaline & Extreme Tours
Jaco Beach ©
Jaco Beach
Horseback Riding Tours

5
nights
Uvita, Costa Rica

Uvita ©
Ideal for visitors looking to escape Costa Rica's busy beaches, Uvita offers a serene atmosphere and plenty of uncrowded sand for a leisurely vacation.
You'll get in some beach time at Uvita Beach and Parque Nacional Marino Ballena. Explore hidden gems such as Alturas Wildlife Sanctuary and El Sitio Museo Finca 6. When in Uvita, make a side trip to see Cloudbridge Nature Reserve in Chirripo National Park, approximately 1h 50 min away. There's much more to do: take a memorable tour with Tours, stop by Mama Toucan's Natural and Organic Food Store, take in the dramatic scenery at Uvita Waterfall, and soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers.

For reviews, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Uvita holiday planning tool .

Getting from Jaco to Uvita by bus takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to go by car to Manuel Antonio.

Things to do in Uvita

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Dominical, El Sitio Museo Finca 6, Cloudbridge Nature Reserve, Parque Nacional Marino Ballena
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Uvita Beach ©
Uvita Beach
Alturas Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Alturas Wildlife Sanctuary
Parque Nacional Marino Ballena ©
Parque Nacional Marino Ballena

4
nights
Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica

The rainforest meets the sea at Manuel Antonio National Park, a small but scenic natural preserve on the west coast of Costa Rica.
Get in touch with nature at MidWorld Costa Rica and Playa Biesanz. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at River Rafting & Tubing and Beso Loco Boutique de Playa. The adventure continues: kick back and relax at La Playita, experience rural life at Villa Vanilla / Rainforest Spices, stop by Super Joseth, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers.

For photos, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Manuel Antonio trip itinerary builder app .

Traveling by car from Uvita to Manuel Antonio takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in October, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to travel to La Fortuna de San Carlos.

Things to do in Manuel Antonio

#Outdoors, #Tours, #Adventure

Side Trip

Quepos
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River Rafting & Tubing
Playa Biesanz ©
Playa Biesanz
MidWorld Costa Rica ©
MidWorld Costa Rica

5
nights
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.
Get outdoors at Rio Celeste and Arenal Volcano (Volcan Arenal). Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Lake Arenal and Butterfly Conservatory. There's much more to do: take in the natural beauty of Rio Chollin, trek along Arenal Natura Ecological Park, view the masterpieces at Wood & Art Gallery, and snap pictures at Mistico Arenal Hanging Bridges Park.

To find out how to plan a trip to La Fortuna de San Carlos, use our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Manuel Antonio to La Fortuna de San Carlos takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Thu) to allow time for the car ride to Puerto Viejo de Talamanca.

Things to do in La Fortuna de San Carlos

#Parks, #Nature, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Arenal Volcano National Park, Butterfly Conservatory, Rio Celeste
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Rio Celeste ©
Rio Celeste
Lake Arenal ©
Lake Arenal
Arenal Volcano (Volcan Arenal)
Arenal Volcano (Volcan Arenal)

5
nights
Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, Costa Rica

Puerto Viejo de Talamanca ©
Puerto Viejo de Talamanca offers a wealth of entertainment by the sea, attracting a lively international crowd of revelers while maintaining a bright and breezy coastal charm with a local feel.
Take a break from the city and head to Puerto Viejo Beach and Playa Cocles. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Playa Chiquita and Nature Observatorio. When in Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, make a side trip to see Sloth Sanctuary of Costa Rica in Cahuita, approximately 40 minutes away. Spend the 15th (Mon) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Tree of Life Wildlife Rescue Center and Botanical Gardens.

For photos, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Puerto Viejo de Talamanca travel planning tool .

Getting from La Fortuna de San Carlos to Puerto Viejo de Talamanca by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from La Fortuna de San Carlos to Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In October in Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 32°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can travel to Nosara.

Things to do in Puerto Viejo de Talamanca

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Cahuita, Nature Observatorio
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Puerto Viejo Beach ©
Puerto Viejo Beach
Playa Cocles ©
Playa Cocles
Sloth Sanctuary of Costa Rica ©
Sloth Sanctuary of Costa Rica

3
nights
Nosara, Costa Rica

Nosara ©
Along with its agricultural and fishing heritage, Nosara stands as one of the oldest expatriate communities in the country.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Tue): relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at Nosara Beach (Playa Guiones) and then enjoy the sand and surf at San Juanillo Beach.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read Nosara tour itinerary builder .

Traveling by combination of shuttle and flight from Puerto Viejo de Talamanca to Nosara takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of shuttle, flight, and taxi. The time zone difference when traveling from Puerto Viejo de Talamanca to Nosara is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Puerto Viejo de Talamanca in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Nosara, with lows of 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Tamarindo.

Things to do in Nosara

#Parks, #Beaches, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Playa Samara, San Juanillo Beach
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Nosara Beach (Playa Guiones) ©
Nosara Beach (Playa Guiones)
Samara Beach ©
Samara Beach
San Juanillo Beach ©
San Juanillo Beach

4
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Shark Diving and Playa Hermosa. Visit Playa Avellana and Playa Conchal for some beach relaxation. Explore Tamarindo's surroundings by going to Adrenaline & Extreme Tours (in Playa Flamingo) and Iglesia Catolica de Playas del Coco (in Playas del Coco). There's lots more to do: relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, identify plant and animal life at Monkey Park, stop by Lydia Beech Art, and admire all the interesting features of Pura Aventura.

To see where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Tamarindo online driving holiday planner .

You can drive from Nosara to Tamarindo in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Tue) to allow time for travel to Panama City.

Things to do in Tamarindo

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Beaches

Side Trips

Playas del Coco, Playa Conchal, Playa Hermosa, Adrenaline & Extreme Tours
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Playa Conchal ©
Playa Conchal
Playa Avellana ©
Playa Avellana
Shark Diving

5
nights
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 Ancon Hill and Gatun Lake. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Museo del Canal Interoceanico de Panama and Biomuseum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Panama City: Gatun Locks (in Colon) and Playa Punta Chame (in Punta Chame). Next up on the itinerary: wander the streets of Cinta Costera, steep yourself in history at Plaza de Francia, take in the spiritual surroundings of San Jose Church, and pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia del Carmen.

For reviews, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Panama City trip planner .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Tamarindo to Panama City takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Traveling from Tamarindo to Panama City, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In October, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Panama City

#Historic Sites, #Neighborhoods, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Gatun Locks, Playa Punta Chame
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Museo del Canal Interoceanico de Panama ©
Gatun Locks
Gatun Locks
Biomuseum ©
Biomuseum

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