23 days in Central America Itinerary

23 days in Central America Itinerary

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La Fortuna de San Carlos, Costa Rica
— 4 nights
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Tortuguero, Costa Rica
— 1 night
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Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica
— 2 nights
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Panama City, Panama
— 3 nights
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San Salvador, El Salvador
— 4 nights
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San Pedro, Belize
— 3 nights
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Roatan, Honduras
— 5 nights
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La Fortuna de San Carlos, Costa Rica — 4 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: get outside with Outdoor Activities, cool off at Kalambu Hot Springs, skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour, and witness a stunning natural landmark at Tabacon Hot Springs.

To find reviews, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read La Fortuna de San Carlos online itinerary planner.

London, UK to La Fortuna de San Carlos is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Central Standard Time (CST) is minus 6 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Tortuguero.
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Tours · Outdoors · Parks · Nature
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Tortuguero, Costa Rica — 1 night

One of Costa Rica's least accessible destinations, Tortuguero sits within an eponymous national park and remains accessible only by plane or boat.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Wed): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Tortuguero National Park.

To find photos, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, use the Tortuguero vacation planner.

You can drive from La Fortuna de San Carlos to Tortuguero in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In September, daily temperatures in Tortuguero can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Manuel Antonio.
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Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica — 2 nights

The rainforest meets the sea at Manuel Antonio National Park, a small but scenic natural preserve on the west coast of Costa Rica.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Thu): stroll through Playa Manuel Antonio and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: relax and rejuvenate at Raindrop Spa and then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

To find more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Manuel Antonio trip itinerary maker site.

Traveling by car from Tortuguero to Manuel Antonio takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can fly to Panama City.
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Panama City, Panama — 3 nights

Arguably the most modern of Central American cities, Panama City boasts a shimmering skyline of glass skyscrapers.
Panama City is known for sightseeing, historic sites, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Panama Canal, visit Casco Viejo, hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour, and explore the wealth of natural beauty at Metropolitan National Park.

To find reviews, photos, maps, and other tourist information, use the Panama City trip itinerary maker site.

Traveling by flight from Manuel Antonio to Panama City takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Manuel Antonio to Panama City. In September, daytime highs in Panama City are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to San Salvador.
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Nature · Parks · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites
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San Salvador, El Salvador — 4 nights

The country's capital, San Salvador sits in a scenic position surrounded by impressive volcanoes.
San Salvador is known for historic sites, nature, and sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at Museo Nacional de Antropología Dr. David J. Guzman, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia El Rosario, get a taste of the local shopping with Mercado Nacional de Artesanias, and take an in-depth tour of Museo del Ferrocarril y Parque Tematico.

To see maps, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the San Salvador trip itinerary maker site.

You can fly from Panama City to San Salvador in 5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Panama City to San Salvador due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Panama City in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in San Salvador, with lows of 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to San Pedro.
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Museums · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Parks
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San Pedro, Belize — 3 nights

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, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, enjoy some diversion at Art From The Heart Of Belize, try out the rides at Secret Beach Waterpark, and look for gifts at Belizean Breezes Soap Co. and More.

For other places to visit, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, use the San Pedro online trip itinerary builder.

Getting from San Salvador to San Pedro by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from San Salvador in September, San Pedro is a bit warmer at night with lows of 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Roatan.
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Wildlife · Parks · Tours · Theme Parks
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Roatan, Honduras — 5 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: have unforgettable encounters with West Bay Divers, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Roatan Island Brewing Co., look for gifts at Karma Jewelry Design, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Manawakie Park.

For more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Roatan tour itinerary planning site.

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. September in Roatan sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can catch the flight back home.
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