43 days in Central America Itinerary

43 days in Central America Itinerary

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Roatan, Honduras
— 4 nights
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San Pedro, Belize
— 4 nights
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Belize City, Belize
— 4 nights
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San Ignacio, Belize
— 3 nights
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Tikal National Park, Guatemala
— 1 night
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Antigua, Guatemala
— 4 nights
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San Salvador, El Salvador
— 4 nights
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San Jose, Costa Rica
— 3 nights
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La Fortuna de San Carlos, Costa Rica
— 4 nights
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Monteverde, Costa Rica
— 3 nights
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Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica
— 3 nights
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Panama City, Panama
— 4 nights

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Roatan, Honduras

Roatan ©
The largest of the Bay Islands, Roatan is the most developed and the most popular among its neighbors.
Roatan is known for wildlife, beaches, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: head outdoors with Blue Island Divers, kick back and relax at Little French Key, stroll through West Bay Beach, and stroll around Gumbalimba Park.

For maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Roatan online day trip planner.

London, UK to Roatan is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Roatan is minus 6 hours. Plan for much warmer temperatures traveling from London in January, with highs in Roatan at 32°C and lows at 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) to allow time to fly to San Pedro.

Things to do in Roatan

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Beaches
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Nature / Wildlife Tour
Nature & Wildlife Tours
4.8

4
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San Pedro, Belize

San Pedro ©
San Pedro evolved from small fishing village and now represents one of the most visited locations in Belize.
When in San Pedro, make a side trip to see The Estuary of Caye Caulker in Caye Caulker, approximately Caye Caulker away. Spend the 6th (Thu) exploring nature at Bacalar Chico National Park and Marine Reserve. Next up on the itinerary: explore the gorgeous colors at Hol Chan Marine Reserve, stop by Caye Coffee Roasting Co., indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and see what you can catch with a fishing tour.

To see maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the San Pedro trip builder tool.

You can fly from Roatan to San Pedro in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, bus, and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In February, daytime highs in San Pedro are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Belize City.

Things to do in San Pedro

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

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Scuba / Snorkeling
Scuba & Snorkeling
4.3
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Fishing Charter / Tour
Fishing Charters & Tours
4.6

4
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Belize City, Belize

Belize City ©
Belize's biggest urban center, Belize City is a culturally diverse seaside destination.
When in Belize City, make a side trip to see The Belize Zoo in La Democracia, approximately La Democracia away. The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Lamanai Archaeological Reserve, appreciate the history behind The Belize Sign Monument, tour the pleasant surroundings at Crooked Tree Wildlife Sanctuary, and relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to Belize City fast, fun, and easy.

Fly from San Pedro to Belize City in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. February in Belize City sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 25°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to drive to San Ignacio.

Things to do in Belize City

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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3
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San Ignacio, Belize

San Ignacio ©

Cayo Town

The cultural hub of the district, San Ignacio neatly blends tourism and tradition, expats and indigenous peoples into a convincingly authentic, but modern and welcoming inland town.
Go for a jaunt from San Ignacio to Belmopan to see Blue Hole National Park about 46 minutes away. There's still lots to do: explore the ancient world of Xunantunich Mayan Ruins, tour the pleasant surroundings at Green Iguana Conservation Project, Head underground at Barton Creek Cave, and take in the exciting artwork at Cappello's Art Gallery.

To find maps, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, use the San Ignacio online itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Belize City to San Ignacio takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can travel to Tikal National Park.

Things to do in San Ignacio

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trips

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Historic Site
Xunantunich Mayan Ruins
4.9
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World heritage site
Blue Hole National Park
4.0

1
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Tikal National Park, Guatemala

Tikal National Park
Take a trip to Tikal National Park and discover an ancient city in the thick tropical jungle.
For more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Tikal National Park trip itinerary maker website.

Getting from San Ignacio to Tikal National Park by car takes about 2.5 hours. You will leave for Antigua on the 15th (Sat).

Things to do in Tikal National Park

Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife
Find places to stay Feb 14 — 15:

4
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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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Antigua: Guatemala City (Catedral Metropolitana, La Aurora Zoo, &more). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the geological forces at Volcán Pacaya, make a trip to San Jose El Viejo, pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia de La Merced, and explore the ancient world of Arco de Santa Catalina.

To see ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Antigua travel route planner.

Traveling by combination of shuttle and flight from Tikal National Park to Antigua takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. February in Antigua sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to drive to San Salvador.

Things to do in Antigua

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Nature

Side Trip

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Volcano
Volcán Pacaya
4.4
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Volcano
Volcan de Agua
4.1

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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.
Explore San Salvador's surroundings by going to Lake Coatepeque (in Coatepeque) and El Imposible National Park (in Ahuachapan). The adventure continues: explore the ancient world of Joya de Ceren Archaeological Park, get great views at Mirador Municipal Jose Antonio Rodriguez Porth, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Catedral Metropolitana, and see the interesting displays at Monseñor Romero Center.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your San Salvador trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Traveling by car from Antigua to San Salvador takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Antigua in February, things will get somewhat warmer in San Salvador: highs are around 38°C and lows about 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to travel to San Jose.

Things to do in San Salvador

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

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World heritage site
Joya de Ceren Archaeological Park
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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 Jardins da Cachoeira de La Paz (in Vara Blanca), Jardin Botanico Lankester (in Cartago) and Poas Volcano (in Poas Volcano National Park). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the geological forces at Irazu Volcano National Park, enjoy some music at Teatro Nacional Costa Rica, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Toucan Rescue Ranch.

To find reviews, ratings, maps, and tourist information, refer to the San Jose attractions website.

Getting from San Salvador to San Jose by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from San Salvador in February, you will find days in San Jose are little chillier (30°C), and nights are about the same (21°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can catch the shuttle to La Fortuna de San Carlos.

Things to do in San Jose

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 23 — 26:
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Volcano
Poas Volcano
4.1

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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 plan includes some of its best attractions: soothe aching muscles at Tabacon Hot Springs, get impressive views of Arenal Volcano, get outside with El Salto, and take in the natural beauty of Baldi Hot Springs.

To see reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, use the La Fortuna de San Carlos road trip planner.

Traveling by shuttle from San Jose to La Fortuna de San Carlos takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can drive to Monteverde.

Things to do in La Fortuna de San Carlos

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

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Hot Spring
Tabacon Hot Springs
4.4
Volcano
Arenal Volcano
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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.
Monteverde is known for adventure, parks, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll through Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve, kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, stop by Monteverde Hummingbird Gallery, and experience rural life at El Trapiche Tour.

To find ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Monteverde route maker tool.

Traveling by car from La Fortuna de San Carlos to Monteverde takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Manuel Antonio.

Things to do in Monteverde

Parks · Wildlife · Adventure · Tours
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Zipline
Zipline
4.2
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Historic Walking Area
Santa Elena Skywalk
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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.
When in Manuel Antonio, make a side trip to see Zipline in Jaco, approximately Jaco away. There's much more to do: stroll through Playa Manuel Antonio, see Off-Road Tours, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and walk around Parque Nahomi.

For maps, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Manuel Antonio online tour itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Monteverde to Manuel Antonio takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. On the 7th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Panama City.

Things to do in Manuel Antonio

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure · Parks

Side Trips

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Zipline
Zipline
4.7

4
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Panama City, Panama

Panama City ©

Dubai of Latin America

Arguably the most modern of Central American cities, Panama City boasts a shimmering skyline of glass skyscrapers.
Panama City is known for historic sites, shopping, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Panama Canal, get engrossed in the history at Museo del Canal Interoceanico de Panama, examine the collection at Centro de Interpretacion de Ciudad del Saber, and explore the wealth of natural beauty at Soberania National Park.

To find maps, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, use the Panama City driving holiday planning site.

You can fly from Manuel Antonio to Panama City in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Manuel Antonio to Panama City. In March in Panama City, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Panama City

Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Nature · Parks
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Must see
Panama Canal
4.6
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Must see
Casco Viejo
4.4

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