8 days in Central America Itinerary

8 days in Central America Itinerary

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8 days in Central America Itinerary

Start: Orlando, United States
Fly:  8​h 45​min
1
San Pedro, Belize
— 2 nights
shuttle + Fly:  6​h
2
Panama City, Panama
— 2 nights
+3
Fly + shuttle + foot + bus:  6​h 30​min
3
Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
La Fortuna de San Carlos, Costa Rica
— 2 nights
+2
shuttle + bus + Fly:  9​h 30​min
End: Orlando, United States

2
nights
San Pedro, Belize

San Pedro ©
San Pedro evolved from small fishing village and now represents one of the most visited locations in Belize.
On the 5th (Mon), look for gifts at 12 Belize.

To see maps, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our San Pedro trip planner .

Orlando, USA to San Pedro is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle. The time zone difference when traveling from Orlando to San Pedro is minus 1 hour. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Orlando in March: high temperatures in San Pedro hover around 85°F and lows are around 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to travel to Panama City.

Things to do in San Pedro

#Wildlife, #Parks, #Nature
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Hol Chan Marine Reserve ©
Hol Chan Marine Reserve
Belizean Breezes Soap Co. and More ©
Spas & Wellness

2
nights
Panama City, Panama

Panama City ©
Arguably the most modern of Central American cities, Panama City boasts a shimmering skyline of glass skyscrapers.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Wed): don't miss a visit to Avenida Balboa. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Thu): get to know the fascinating history of Casco Viejo and then make a trip to Panama Canal.

To find where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Panama City trip builder tool .

Traveling by flight from San Pedro to Panama City takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or do a combination of ferry and flight. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from San Pedro to Panama City due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 90°F in March, and nighttime lows around 76°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Manuel Antonio.

Things to do in Panama City

#Historic Sites, #Neighborhoods, #Museums
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Panama Canal ©
Panama Canal
Casco Viejo ©
Casco Viejo

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Sat): relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour and then stroll through Playa Manuel Antonio.

For where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Manuel Antonio visit planner.

Do a combination of flight and bus from Panama City to Manuel Antonio in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Panama City to Manuel Antonio, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Panama City in March, expect Manuel Antonio to be a bit cooler, temps between 80°F and 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can travel to La Fortuna de San Carlos.

Things to do in Manuel Antonio

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Beaches
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Playa Manuel Antonio ©
Playa Manuel Antonio
River Rafting & Tubing

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sun): let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour and then witness a stunning natural landmark at Tabacon Hot Springs.

To see photos, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our La Fortuna de San Carlos planning app .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Manuel Antonio to La Fortuna de San Carlos in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. You will have some time to spend on the 12th (Mon) before leaving for home.

Things to do in La Fortuna de San Carlos

#Parks, #Nature, #Spas
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River Rafting & Tubing
Tabacon Hot Springs ©
Tabacon Hot Springs
La Fortuna Waterfall ©
La Fortuna Waterfall

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