57 days in Central America Itinerary

57 days in Central America Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Central America sightseeing planner

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Roatan, Honduras
— 6 nights
Ferry
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Utila, Honduras
— 2 nights
Ferry to Roatan, Fly to San Pedro
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San Pedro, Belize
— 6 nights
Ferry
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Belize City, Belize
— 1 night
Drive
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San Ignacio, Belize
— 4 nights
Shuttle to Flores, Fly to Antigua
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Antigua, Guatemala
— 5 nights
Fly
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San Salvador, El Salvador
— 6 nights
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Granada, Nicaragua
— 5 nights
Drive
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Tamarindo, Costa Rica
— 3 nights
Drive
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La Fortuna de San Carlos, Costa Rica
— 7 nights
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Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica
— 4 nights
Fly
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Bocas Town, Panama
— 1 night
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Panama City, Panama
— 6 nights
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Roatan, Honduras

— 6 nights
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 trip includes some of its best attractions: head outdoors with Sea Divers, explore and take pictures at Steel Pan Alley, sample the tasty concoctions at Roatan Island Brewing Co., and soothe aching muscles at Fisioterapista-Massagista Roatan.

Start your trip to Roatan by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Montreal, Canada to Roatan is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. Traveling from Montreal to Roatan, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Montreal in June, things will get somewhat warmer in Roatan: highs are around 37°C and lows about 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to catch the ferry to Utila.

Things to do in Roatan

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Tours
Find places to stay Jun 5 — 11:

Utila, Honduras

— 2 nights
The island of Utila has become known as a good place to learn how to dive in Latin America.
On the 12th (Sun), see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour and then soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers. On the 13th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: head off the coast to Utila Cays Diving.

To find where to stay, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Utila travel route website.

You can ride a ferry from Roatan to Utila in 2 hours. In June in Utila, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 27°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Mon) to allow time for travel to San Pedro.

Things to do in Utila

Spas · Parks · Nature · Tours
Find places to stay Jun 11 — 13:

San Pedro, Belize

— 6 nights
San Pedro evolved from small fishing village and now represents one of the most visited locations in Belize.
Spend the 16th (Thu) exploring nature at Bacalar Chico National Park and Marine Reserve. There's lots more to do: explore the gorgeous colors at Hol Chan Marine Reserve, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, and don't miss a visit to Shark Ray Alley.

To find ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the San Pedro day trip website.

Traveling by combination of ferry and flight from Utila to San Pedro takes 8 hours. In June, daytime highs in San Pedro are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) to allow time to ride a ferry to Belize City.

Things to do in San Pedro

Parks · Wildlife · Shopping · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 13 — 19:

Belize City, Belize

— 1 night
Belize's biggest urban center, Belize City is a culturally diverse seaside destination.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Mon): let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour and then Head underground at Nohoch Che'en Caves Branch Archaeological Reserve.

To see maps, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Belize City day trip planning site.

You can ride a ferry from San Pedro to Belize City in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In June in Belize City, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 30°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to go by car to San Ignacio.

Things to do in Belize City

Adventure · Tours · Outdoors · Parks
Find places to stay Jun 19 — 20:

San Ignacio, Belize

— 4 nights

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from San Ignacio: Blue Hole National Park (in Belmopan) and The Belize Zoo (in La Democracia). There's much more to do: explore the fascinating underground world of ATM Cave Belize- Actun Tunichil Muknal, contemplate the long history of Xunantunich Mayan Ruins, tour the pleasant surroundings at Green Iguana Conservation Project, and get a new perspective on nature at Chaa Creek Natural History Museum.

To see photos, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, use the San Ignacio trip planner.

Drive from Belize City to San Ignacio in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Antigua.

Things to do in San Ignacio

Parks · Nature · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 20 — 24:

Antigua, Guatemala

— 5 nights
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.
Explore Antigua's surroundings by going to Guatemala City (National Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology, La Aurora Zoo, &more). There's still lots to do: get impressive views of Volcán Pacaya, don't miss a visit to Cerro de la Cruz, explore the ancient world of Convento de las Capuchinas, and explore the world behind art at Casa Santo Domingo Museums.

To find photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Antigua road trip planning tool.

Traveling by combination of shuttle and flight from San Ignacio to Antigua takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. In June, daytime highs in Antigua are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can fly to San Salvador.

Things to do in Antigua

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 24 — 29:

San Salvador, El Salvador

— 6 nights
The country's capital, San Salvador sits in a scenic position surrounded by impressive volcanoes.
Go for a jaunt from San Salvador to Ahuachapan to see El Imposible National Park about 2h 15 min away. And it doesn't end there: stroll through Cinquera Rain Forest Park, get a taste of the local shopping with Mercado Nacional de Artesanias, explore the engaging exhibits at Tin Marin Children's Museum, and contemplate the geological forces at Volcan San Salvador.

To find more things to do, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our San Salvador trip itinerary builder site.

Fly from Antigua to San Salvador in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Antigua in June, expect San Salvador to be a bit warmer, temps between 35°C and 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Granada.

Things to do in San Salvador

Parks · Wildlife · Museums · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 29 — Jul 5:

Granada, Nicaragua

— 5 nights

La Gran Sultana

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Granada: Montibelli Private National Reserve (in Ticuantepe), Volcano Divers Nicaragua (in La Laguna de Apoyo) and Masaya Volcano (in Masaya). There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Centro Cultural Antiguo Convento San Francisco, get a taste of the local shopping with Soy Nica, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia de La Merced, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Mombacho Volcano National Preserve.

For photos, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, use the Granada trip itinerary maker website.

You can fly from San Salvador to Granada in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can go by car to Tamarindo.

Things to do in Granada

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 5 — 10:

Tamarindo, Costa Rica

— 3 nights
Surfing remains the main reason to take a trip to Tamarindo, as the beachside town is mostly known for its excellent waves.
Explore Tamarindo's surroundings by going to Playa Conchal (in Playa Conchal) and Tio Leo Coffee Tour,a real cultural experience (in Liberia). And it doesn't end there: wander the wide-open spaces of Pura Aventura, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, enjoy the sand and surf at Tamarindo Beach, and stop by Azul Profundo Boutique.

For more things to do, ratings, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Tamarindo trip maker.

You can drive from Granada to Tamarindo in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of shuttle and bus; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) to allow time to drive to La Fortuna de San Carlos.

Things to do in Tamarindo

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 10 — 13:

La Fortuna de San Carlos, Costa Rica

— 7 nights
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 trip includes some of its best attractions: relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, indulge in some personalized pampering at Tabacon Hot Springs, savor a delicious cup with a coffee and tea tour, and scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour.

For maps, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our La Fortuna de San Carlos trip builder website.

Traveling by car from Tamarindo to La Fortuna de San Carlos takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Manuel Antonio.

Things to do in La Fortuna de San Carlos

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 13 — 20:

Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica

— 4 nights
The rainforest meets the sea at Manuel Antonio National Park, a small but scenic natural preserve on the west coast of Costa Rica.
Change things up with these side-trips from Manuel Antonio: Jaco (Canyoning & Rappelling Tours & Zipline) and Horseback Riding Tours (in Esterillos Este). There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Manuel Antonio, relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, and get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

To find more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Manuel Antonio online sightseeing planner.

You can drive from La Fortuna de San Carlos to Manuel Antonio in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or take a bus. On the 24th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to Bocas Town.

Things to do in Manuel Antonio

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 20 — 24:

Bocas Town, Panama

— 1 night
The colorful and relaxed Bocas Town has a welcoming atmosphere, with the modestly sized urban area showcasing typical Caribbean clapboard houses and home to a mixed community from across the world.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Random Art and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For traveler tips, photos, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Bocas Town trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Manuel Antonio to Bocas Town in 7 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus, taxi, and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Manuel Antonio to Bocas Town due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in July, and nighttime lows around 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can fly to Panama City.

Things to do in Bocas Town

Tours · Wildlife · Outdoors
Find places to stay Jul 24 — 25:
Highlights from your trip

Panama City, Panama

— 6 nights

Dubai of Latin America

Arguably the most modern of Central American cities, Panama City boasts a shimmering skyline of glass skyscrapers.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Panama City: Portobelo (Museo de La Real Aduana de Portobelo & Nature & Wildlife Tours) and Gatun Locks (in Colon). There's still lots to do: make a trip to Panama Canal, examine the collection at Afro-Antillian Museum (Museo Afro Antillano de Panama ), wander the streets of Cinta Costera, and stop by Casco Viejo.

To find other places to visit, photos, maps, and tourist information, read our Panama City online journey planner.

Getting from Bocas Town to Panama City by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and bus. Traveling from Bocas Town in July, you will find days in Panama City are a bit warmer (36°C), and nights are about the same (29°C). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Sun) to allow time for the flight back home.

Things to do in Panama City

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 25 — 31:

Honduras travel guide

4.5
Scuba & Snorkeling · Beaches · Zipline
A vacation in Honduras can be an affordable and exciting addition to your Central American itinerary. Often undeservedly overlooked because of the high crime rate in a few of its cities, the country boasts pristine natural wonders, a rich history, and a vibrant atmosphere. From the vivacious Afro-Caribbean culture of the north shore, to the vast mountains and cloud forests of its national parks, Honduras has a lot to offer to the adventurous tourist. Visiting the ancient Mayan ruins of Copan, diving on Bay Islands, and admiring the colonial architecture in the capital remain just some of the things to do in Honduras.

Belize travel guide

4.5
Scuba & Snorkeling · River Rafting & Tubing · Reefs
Belize boasts a long coastline along the Caribbean Sea and serves as one of the world's top destinations for snorkeling and scuba diving. In a country providing a home for many different ethnic communities, a holiday in Belize ensures visitors experience a blend of cultures sharing a small land endowed with grand natural beauty. As you tour Belize, you'll see dense broadleaf forests sheltering a staggering variety of birds, ancient Maya ruins providing a palpable history lesson, and tiny coastal villages making up in hospitality what they lack in tourist infrastructure. Still relatively unexplored by foreigners, the country offers travelers a chance to experience pristine scenery free of big crowds and pushy souvenir vendors.

Guatemala travel guide

4.5
Landmarks · Volcanos · Ruins
Land of Eternal Spring
Offering a chance to discover a rich history, remarkable landscapes, and a vibrant culture, a holiday in Guatemala remains a great choice for a wide range of travelers. The heart of the Maya civilization, Guatemala boasts stunning ancient ruins and traditional villages that blend with the Spanish heritage of the colonial-era and its stately cathedrals and town halls. While the cities boast splendid architecture and cultural heritage, they make up a small percentage of the mountainous Guatemalan landscape. Adventurous travelers and nature lovers will have plenty of things to do in Guatemala, from boating on the rushing rivers and scenic lakes, to exploring caves, picturesque beaches, and lush national parks.

El Salvador travel guide

4.3
National Parks · Churches · Ruins
El Salvador, the smallest country in Central America, has plenty of historical and natural attractions to explore on a rich and varied itinerary. The coastal beaches attract surfers and sunbathers, while the main towns showcase colonial and indigenous cultures in their traditions, architecture, cuisine, and historical sites. Tourism in El Salvador has been stuttering for decades, first because of the Salvadoran Civil War, and now because of gang-related activities and a high crime rate. The vast majority of the country, however, remains unspoiled by the narrative that dominates international headlines. Travelers looking for an off-the-beaten-track destination, with natural and manmade highlights uncluttered by tourists and overdevelopment, find such a place in El Salvador.

Nicaragua travel guide

4.2
Churches · Volcanos · Specialty Museums
Still emerging as a major tourist destination, Nicaragua, the largest country in Central America, entices travelers with its rich history and remarkable natural beauty just waiting to be discovered. A holiday in Nicaragua allows you to explore a vibrant culture, scenic beaches, and plenty of spots off the beaten path. Majestic volcanoes, lakes, and forests offer numerous chances for exploration and exciting adventures, while major cities boast splendid colonial architecture. With access to coastlines on both the Pacific and the Caribbean, a vacation in Nicaragua appeals to those looking for thrilling surfing experiences, dramatic views, or a chance to spread out on a deserted tropical beach.

Costa Rica travel guide

4.5
Beaches · Nature & Parks · Zipline
Tiny in terms of land area, Costa Rica is astoundingly diverse when it comes to culture and natural attractions. In a country called "Rich Coast", it's no surprise most Costa Rica vacations dedicate at least a few days to picturesque Pacific and Caribbean beaches, ideal for water sports and relaxation. Few small countries offer such a range of landscapes, allowing tourists to observe towering volcanoes while soaking away their worries in a hot spring, or hike into dense rainforests in the morning and surf at a modern resort in the afternoon. A trip to Costa Rica also lets you discover pristine national parks, ensuring plenty of chances to view wildlife from the comfort of eco-friendly lodges packed with amenities even ardent nature lovers secretly desire.

Panama travel guide

4.2
Landmarks · Historic Walking Areas · Shopping Malls
With a lively banking sector and a booming tourism industry, Panama remains one of the most powerful nations in the Americas, though it's also one of the smallest by land area. The country boasts coastlines on both the Pacific Ocean and the Caribbean Sea, so it's not surprising most Panama holidays include some form of seaside entertainment. With outstanding beaches all over the country, it's easy to find an ideal spot to swim, snorkel, dive, fish, sail, or simply kick back on the sand with a few cold drinks. The country's best-known landmark and one of the world's most significant shipping routes, Panama Canal tops most tourist itineraries--many choose to see this engineering wonder by traveling the length of it by train.