60 days in Central America Itinerary

60 days in Central America Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Central America journey planner

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San Pedro, Belize
— 5 nights
Fly
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Roatan, Honduras
— 8 nights
Fly to San Pedro Sula, Bus to Copan Ruinas
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Copan Ruinas, Honduras
— 5 nights
Shuttle
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Antigua, Guatemala
— 7 nights
Fly
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La Fortuna de San Carlos, Costa Rica
— 8 nights
Drive
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Tamarindo, Costa Rica
— 6 nights
Drive
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Playa Samara, Costa Rica
— 3 nights
Drive
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Santa Teresa, Costa Rica
— 2 nights
Ferry
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Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica
— 6 nights
Drive
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Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, Costa Rica
— 4 nights
Drive to Changuinola, Fly to Panama City
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Panama City, Panama
— 5 nights
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San Pedro, Belize

— 5 nights
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 Spas & Wellness and Belize Diving Services. There's much more to do: admire all the interesting features of Shark Ray Alley, see the vivid underwater world at Hol Chan Marine Reserve, shop like a local with Belize Chocolate Company, and cross one thing off your bucket list with a skydiving experience.

To see traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our San Pedro road trip app.

San Antonio, USA to San Pedro is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and ferry. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from San Antonio in November: high temperatures in San Pedro hover around 84°F and lows are around 72°F. On the 6th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to Roatan.

Things to do in San Pedro

Wildlife · Parks · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 1 — 6:

Roatan, Honduras

— 8 nights
The largest of the Bay Islands, Roatan is the most developed and the most popular among its neighbors.
Explore hidden gems such as Diamonds International and Gumbalimba Park. And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Tabyana Beach, look for all kinds of wild species at Little French Key, soothe aching muscles at Spa Baan Suerte, and indulge your thirst for a good beer at Roatan Island Brewing Co..

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read Roatan journey maker tool.

Traveling by flight from San Pedro to Roatan takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, car, and bus; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Expect a daytime high around 85°F in November, and nighttime lows around 71°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Copan Ruinas.

Things to do in Roatan

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Beaches
Find places to stay Nov 6 — 14:

Copan Ruinas, Honduras

— 5 nights
The colorful, cultural town of Copan boasts attractions old and new, manmade and natural.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Copan Ruinas and Museo de Arqueologia. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Sculpture Museum and Luna Jaguar Hot Spring. There's still lots to do: stroll through Macaw Mountain Bird Park & Nature Reserve, contemplate the long history of Sitio Arqueologico Rastrojon, explore and take pictures at Mayan Ball Court, and explore the ancient world of Amphitheatre.

To see reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Copan Ruinas sightseeing planner.

Do a combination of flight and bus from Roatan to Copan Ruinas in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Roatan in November, with highs in Copan Ruinas at 76°F and lows at 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Fri) to allow time for the shuttle ride to Antigua.

Things to do in Copan Ruinas

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Nature
Find places to stay Nov 14 — 19:

Antigua, Guatemala

— 7 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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at ChocoMuseo and Off-Road Tours. Discover out-of-the-way places like Arco de Santa Catalina and Spas. Venture out of the city with trips to Guatemala City (National Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology, Museo Ixchel del Traje Indigena, &more). There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at Casa Santo Domingo Museums, contemplate the geological forces at Volcan de Agua, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral de Santiago, and get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

For other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Antigua road trip planning site.

Take a shuttle from Copan Ruinas to Antigua in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Antigua when traveling from Copan Ruinas in November, with lows around 59°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can catch the flight to La Fortuna de San Carlos.

Things to do in Antigua

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 19 — 26:

La Fortuna de San Carlos, Costa Rica

— 8 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.
Explore hidden gems such as Rio Celeste and Coffee & Tea Tours. And it doesn't end there: take in the natural beauty of Tabacon Hot Springs, snap pictures at Mistico Arenal Hanging Bridges Park, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, and indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, go to the La Fortuna de San Carlos day trip planning app.

Traveling by flight from Antigua to La Fortuna de San Carlos takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can drive to Tamarindo.

Things to do in La Fortuna de San Carlos

Parks · Nature · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 26 — Dec 4:

Tamarindo, Costa Rica

— 6 nights
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 Playa Avellana and Scuba & Snorkeling. Get out of town with these interesting Tamarindo side-trips: Hidden Garden Art Gallery (in Liberia), Playa Conchal (in Playa Conchal) and Playa Hermosa (in Playa Hermosa). There's lots more to do: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, get a taste of life in the country at Pura Aventura, see Off-Road Tours, and look for gifts at Azul Profundo Boutique.

To find more things to do, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Tamarindo tour planner.

Traveling by car from La Fortuna de San Carlos to Tamarindo takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In December in Tamarindo, expect temperatures between 82°F during the day and 82°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Playa Samara.

Things to do in Tamarindo

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 4 — 10:

Playa Samara, Costa Rica

— 3 nights
A beach town with just enough development to be comfortable for families accustomed to the trappings of modern life, Playa Samara has the resorts you'd expect to find in such a scenic area, but they don't hinder the relaxing atmosphere.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Spas and Horseback Riding Tours. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Playa Samara: Playa Guiones (in Nosara) and Nosara Sea Saw Tours (in Garza). It doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Samara Beach and kick back and relax at Barrigona Beach.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Playa Samara trip itinerary builder tool.

Drive from Tamarindo to Playa Samara in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 82°F in December, and nighttime lows around 82°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Santa Teresa.

Things to do in Playa Samara

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 10 — 13:

Santa Teresa, Costa Rica

— 2 nights
A coastal getaway popular with surfers and young travelers, Santa Teresa spreads out from the beach and the main coastal road to a ring of newer developments on the surrounding hills.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Tue): find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Santa Teresa. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Hermosa and then soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers.

For reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Santa Teresa online holiday planner.

You can drive from Playa Samara to Santa Teresa in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can catch the ferry to Manuel Antonio.

Things to do in Santa Teresa

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Adventure

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 13 — 15:

Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica

— 6 nights
The rainforest meets the sea at Manuel Antonio National Park, a small but scenic natural preserve on the west coast of Costa Rica.
Explore hidden gems such as Spas and Uvita Beach. Explore Manuel Antonio's surroundings by going to Ultralight Tour (in Uvita), Horseback Riding Tours (in Esterillos Este) and Adrenaline & Extreme Tours (in Jaco). Spend the 17th (Fri) on the water with a fishing tour. There's still lots to do: stroll through Playa Manuel Antonio, see Off-Road Tours, and kick back and relax at Playa Biesanz.

To see maps, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Manuel Antonio trip itinerary maker site.

Traveling by ferry from Santa Teresa to Manuel Antonio takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or drive. On the 21st (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Puerto Viejo de Talamanca.

Things to do in Manuel Antonio

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 15 — 21:

Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, Costa Rica

— 4 nights

Walaba

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Playa Punta Uva and Veragua Rainforest Park. Next up on the itinerary: take in nature's colorful creations at Tree of Life Wildlife Rescue Center and Botanical Gardens, kick back and relax at Playa Cocles, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

For more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Puerto Viejo de Talamanca trip planner.

Traveling by car from Manuel Antonio to Puerto Viejo de Talamanca takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Panama City.

Things to do in Puerto Viejo de Talamanca

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 21 — 25:

Panama City, Panama

— 5 nights

Dubai of Latin America

Arguably the most modern of Central American cities, Panama City boasts a shimmering skyline of glass skyscrapers.
Get a sense of the local culture at Cinta Costera and Casco Viejo. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Biomuseo and Museo del Canal Interoceanico de Panama. The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Panama Canal, pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia del Carmen, take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, and explore the ancient world of Panama La Vieja.

To find other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Panama City road trip planner.

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Puerto Viejo de Talamanca to Panama City takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Puerto Viejo de Talamanca to Panama City due to the time zone difference. In December, daytime highs in Panama City are 87°F, while nighttime lows are 76°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Thu) to allow time for the flight back home.

Things to do in Panama City

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums · Tours
Find places to stay Dec 25 — 30: