60 days in Central America Itinerary

60 days in Central America Itinerary

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60 days in Central America Itinerary

Start: Toronto, Canada
Fly:  6​h 15​min
1
Belize City, Belize
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  3​h
2
Tikal National Park, Guatemala
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
3
San Ignacio, Belize
— 3 nights
+2
bus + Drive + Fly:  3​h 15​min
4
San Pedro, Belize
— 5 nights
Fly:  2​h 15​min
5
Roatan, Honduras
— 6 nights
Fly + Drive:  2​h
6
San Salvador, El Salvador
— 6 nights
7
Antigua, Guatemala
— 5 nights
8
Copan Ruinas, Honduras
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  8​h 45​min
9
Tamarindo, Costa Rica
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
10
Monteverde, Costa Rica
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
11
La Fortuna de San Carlos, Costa Rica
— 6 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
12
Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica
— 3 nights
bus:  3​h
13
San Jose, Costa Rica
— 5 nights
14
Panama City, Panama
— 5 nights
Fly:  8​h 45​min
End: Toronto, Canada

3
nights
Belize City, Belize

Belize City ©
Belize's biggest urban center, Belize City is a culturally diverse seaside destination.
Step out of Belize City to go to La Democracia and see The Belize Zoo, which is approximately 42 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: delve into the distant past at Lamanai Archaeological Reserve, look for gifts at Caribbean Spice Belize, look for all kinds of wild species at Crooked Tree Wildlife Sanctuary, and get to know the resident critters at ACES Educational Crocodile Eco-Sanctuary.

For photos, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Belize City trip itinerary builder website .

Toronto, Canada to Belize City is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Toronto to Belize City, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Toronto in February, things will get much hotter in Belize City: highs are around 33°C and lows about 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Tikal National Park.

Things to do in Belize City

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

Belize District, ACES Educational Crocodile Eco-Sanctuary, Lamanai Archaeological Reserve, The Belize Zoo
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The Belize Zoo ©
The Belize Zoo
Lamanai Archaeological Reserve ©
Lamanai Archaeological Reserve
Altun Ha ©
Altun Ha

1
night
Tikal National Park, Guatemala

Tikal National Park ©
Take a trip to Tikal National Park and discover an ancient city in the thick tropical jungle.
On the 5th (Wed), see the interesting displays at Centro de Conservacion e Investigaction and then admire all the interesting features of Tikal.

Plan my trip to Tikal National Park with suggested itineraries provided by Inspirock.

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Belize City to Tikal National Park takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) to allow time to travel to San Ignacio.

Things to do in Tikal National Park

Historic Sites Parks Nature
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Tikal ©
Tikal

3
nights
San Ignacio, Belize

San Ignacio ©
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.
Get out of town with these interesting San Ignacio side-trips: Blue Hole National Park (in Belmopan) and Rio On Pools (in Augustine). There's still lots to do: explore the fascinating underground world of ATM Cave Belize- Actun Tunichil Muknal, steep yourself in history at Xunantunich Mayan Ruins, and delve into the distant past at Cahal Pech Mayan Ruins & Museum.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, use the San Ignacio driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Tikal National Park to San Ignacio takes 2 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to San Pedro.

Things to do in San Ignacio

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Cayo, Blue Hole National Park, Rio On Pools
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Xunantunich Mayan Ruins ©
Xunantunich Mayan Ruins
Blue Hole National Park ©
Blue Hole National Park

5
nights
San Pedro, Belize

San Pedro ©
San Pedro evolved from small fishing village and now represents one of the most visited locations in Belize.
San Pedro is known for wildlife, adventure, nightlife, spas, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see the vivid underwater world at Hol Chan Marine Reserve, kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, enjoy the sand and surf at Secret Beach Belize, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

For photos, where to stay, and tourist information, use the San Pedro trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from San Ignacio to San Pedro takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. In February, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Roatan.

Things to do in San Pedro

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

Ambergris Caye
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Hol Chan Marine Reserve ©
Hol Chan Marine Reserve
Scuba & Snorkeling
Fishing Charters & Tours

6
nights
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, adventure, beaches, shopping, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: kick back and relax at Little French Key, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, take a memorable tour with Tours, and stroll through Tabyana Beach.

To find ratings, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Roatan day trip tool .

You can fly from San Pedro to Roatan in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) to allow time to travel to San Salvador.

Things to do in Roatan

Outdoors Wildlife Parks
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Little French Key ©
Little French Key
Zipline
West Bay Beach ©
West Bay Beach

6
nights
San Salvador, El Salvador

San Salvador ©
The country's capital, San Salvador sits in a scenic position surrounded by impressive volcanoes.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near San Salvador: Lake Coatepeque (in Coatepeque), El Imposible National Park (in Ahuachapan) and Santa Ana Volcano (in Santa Ana). There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Cinquera Rain Forest Park, look for gifts at Mercado Nacional de Artesanias, explore the activities along Lago Suchitlán, and don't miss a visit to Hospital Divina Providencia Chapel.

To find photos and other tourist information, use the San Salvador day trip planning website .

You can do a combination of flight and car from Roatan to San Salvador in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Roatan in February: highs in San Salvador hover around 38°C, while lows dip to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can drive to Antigua.

Things to do in San Salvador

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

El Imposible National Park, Lake Coatepeque, Santa Ana Volcano, Lago Suchitlán
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Cinquera Rain Forest Park ©
Cinquera Rain Forest Park
Iglesia El Rosario ©
Iglesia El Rosario
El Imposible National Park ©
El Imposible National Park

5
nights
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Antigua side-trips: Iximche (in Panajachel), Guatemala City (La Aurora Zoo, Iglesia de San Francisco, & more) and Santo Tomas Church (in Chichicastenango). The adventure continues: contemplate the geological forces at Volcán Pacaya, pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia de San Francisco El Grande, admire the masterpieces at Casa Santo Domingo Museums, and make a trip to Cerro de la Cruz.

For where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read our Antigua online day trip planner .

Traveling by car from San Salvador to Antigua takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Traveling from San Salvador in February, things will get slightly colder in Antigua: highs are around 28°C and lows about 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to take a shuttle to Copan Ruinas.

Things to do in Antigua

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Guatemala City, Iximche, Santo Tomas Church
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Iglesia de La Merced ©
Iglesia de La Merced
Volcán Pacaya ©
Volcán Pacaya
Cerro de la Cruz ©
Cerro de la Cruz

4
nights
Copan Ruinas, Honduras

Copan Ruinas ©
The colorful, cultural town of Copan boasts attractions old and new, manmade and natural.
Step out of Copan Ruinas with an excursion to Celaque National Park in Gracias--about 1h 55 min away. There's much more to do: explore the ancient world of Copan Ruinas, take in the natural beauty of Luna Jaguar Hot Spring, relax in the rural setting at Finca el Cisne, and make a trip to Hieroglyphic Stairway.

To see ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Copan Ruinas trip planner .

Traveling by shuttle from Antigua to Copan Ruinas takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Traveling from Antigua in March, plan for a bit warmer nights in Copan Ruinas, with lows around 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to travel to Tamarindo.

Things to do in Copan Ruinas

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Celaque National Park
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Copan Ruinas ©
Copan Ruinas
Hieroglyphic Stairway ©
Hieroglyphic Stairway
Luna Jaguar Hot Spring ©
Luna Jaguar Hot Spring

3
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Tamarindo: Area de Conservacion Guanacaste (Hacienda El Viejo Wetlands & Llanos de Cortez Waterfall), Playa Conchal (in Playa Conchal) and Barrigona Beach (in Playa Samara). There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Tamarindo Beach, identify plant and animal life at Monkey Park, look for gifts at Dolores Shop, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Avellana.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Tamarindo trip itinerary maker site .

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Copan Ruinas to Tamarindo takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, flight, and bus; or drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Monteverde.

Things to do in Tamarindo

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Area de Conservacion Guanacaste, Barrigona Beach, Playa Conchal
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Pura Aventura ©
Pura Aventura
Tamarindo Beach ©
Tamarindo Beach
Barrigona Beach ©
Barrigona Beach

3
nights
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, wildlife, nightlife, fun & games, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: identify plant and animal life at Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve, admire all the interesting features of Ecological Sanctuary, take in nature's colorful creations at Monteverde Orchid Garden, and get to know the fascinating history of Santa Elena Skywalk.

For more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Monteverde travel route planner .

You can drive from Tamarindo to Monteverde in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to La Fortuna de San Carlos.

Things to do in Monteverde

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites
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Zipline
El Trapiche Tour ©
El Trapiche Tour

6
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.
La Fortuna de San Carlos is known for nature, adventure, wildlife, trails, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the natural beauty of Tabacon Hot Springs, look for all kinds of wild species at Proyecto Asis, relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, and get impressive views of Arenal Volcano.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the La Fortuna de San Carlos online route planner .

You can drive from Monteverde to La Fortuna de San Carlos in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a shuttle. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Manuel Antonio.

Things to do in La Fortuna de San Carlos

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Arenal Volcano National Park
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River Rafting & Tubing
Tabacon Hot Springs ©
Tabacon Hot Springs
La Fortuna Waterfall ©
La Fortuna Waterfall

3
nights
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Manuel Antonio: Alturas Wildlife Sanctuary (in Dominical) and Zipline (in Jaco). Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Playa Manuel Antonio, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, and surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

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

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. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to catcht the bus to San Jose.

Things to do in Manuel Antonio

Outdoors Tours Adventure

Side Trips

Quepos, Zipline, Alturas Wildlife Sanctuary
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Playa Manuel Antonio ©
Playa Manuel Antonio
Zipline
River Rafting & Tubing

5
nights
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.
Explore San Jose's surroundings by going to Poas Volcano (in Poas Volcano National Park), Monument of Juan SantaMaria (in Alajuela) and Jardins da Cachoeira de La Paz (in Vara Blanca). The adventure continues: let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, look for gifts at J.LANG Atelier & Showroom, explore the striking landscape of Irazu Volcano National Park, and take an in-depth tour of Jade Museum.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for San Jose using our trip planner.

Take a bus from Manuel Antonio to San Jose in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. In March, daily temperatures in San Jose can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can travel to Panama City.

Things to do in San Jose

Parks Nature Tours

Side Trips

Jardins da Cachoeira de La Paz, Monument of Juan SantaMaria, J.LANG Atelier & Showroom, Poas Volcano, Jardin Botanico Lankester
Find places to stay Mar 21 — 26:
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Toucan Rescue Ranch ©
Toucan Rescue Ranch
Poas Volcano
Poas Volcano
Irazu Volcano National Park ©
Irazu Volcano National Park

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 Panama City with an excursion to Gatun Locks in Colon--about 1h 40 min away. The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Panama Canal, take an in-depth tour of Museo del Canal Interoceanico de Panama, explore the striking landscape of Metropolitan National Park, and get to know the fascinating history of Casco Viejo.

For reviews, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Panama City trip maker tool .

Fly from San Jose to Panama City in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from San Jose to Panama City due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from San Jose in March; daily highs in Panama City reach 38°C and lows reach 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Panama City

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Gatun Locks
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Panama Canal ©
Panama Canal
Casco Viejo ©
Casco Viejo
Amador Causeway (Calzada de Amador) ©

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