11 days in Central America Itinerary

11 days in Central America Itinerary

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Fly
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San Pedro, Belize
— 2 nights
Fly
2
Belize City, Belize
— 1 night
Drive
3
Tikal National Park, Guatemala
— 1 night
Shuttle to Flores, Fly to Panama City
4
Panama City, Panama
— 1 night
Fly
5
Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica
— 1 day
Drive
6
La Fortuna de San Carlos, Costa Rica
— 3 nights
Shuttle to Playa Panamá, Fly to Baltimore

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San Pedro, Belize

San Pedro evolved from small fishing village and now represents one of the most visited locations in Belize.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Thu): look for gifts at 12 Belize, look for gifts at Belize Chocolate Company, and then view the masterpieces at Belizean Arts. On the 14th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for gifts at Belizean Breezes Soap Co. and More and then explore the gorgeous colors at Hol Chan Marine Reserve.

For photos, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read our San Pedro online itinerary builder.

Washington DC, USA to San Pedro is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Washington DC in September; daily highs in San Pedro reach 88°F and lows reach 77°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to fly to Belize City.

Things to do in San Pedro

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Parks
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1
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Belize City, Belize

Belize's biggest urban center, Belize City is a culturally diverse seaside destination.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Sun): get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Belize City online vacation planner.

You can fly from San Pedro to Belize City in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. September in Belize City sees daily highs of 88°F and lows of 77°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can go by car to Tikal National Park.

Things to do in Belize City

Outdoors · Adventure · Tours
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1
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Tikal National Park, Guatemala

Take a trip to Tikal National Park and discover an ancient city in the thick tropical jungle.
To see photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Tikal National Park online day trip planner.

You can drive from Belize City to Tikal National Park in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and car; or do a combination of flight and car. You will leave for Panama City on the 17th (Mon).

Things to do in Tikal National Park

Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife
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1
night
Panama City, Panama

Dubai of Latin America

Arguably the most modern of Central American cities, Panama City boasts a shimmering skyline of glass skyscrapers.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Tue): get to know the fascinating history of Casco Viejo, then make a trip to Amador Causeway (Calzada de Amador), and then make a trip to Panama Canal. Keep things going the next day: explore the ancient world of Panama La Vieja, then take an in-depth tour of Museo del Canal Interoceanico de Panama, then don't miss a visit to Avenida Balboa, and finally explore the wealth of natural beauty at Metropolitan National Park.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Panama City vacation planner.

Do a combination of shuttle and flight from Tikal National Park to Panama City in 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Tikal National Park to Panama City due to the time zone difference. September in Panama City sees daily highs of 87°F and lows of 76°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can travel to Manuel Antonio.

Things to do in Panama City

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Nature · Parks
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1
day
Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica

The rainforest meets the sea at Manuel Antonio National Park, a small but scenic natural preserve on the west coast of Costa Rica.
On the 20th (Thu), stop by Beso Loco Boutique de Playa and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Manuel Antonio.

To see where to stay, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Manuel Antonio road trip planning app.

Traveling by flight from Panama City to Manuel Antonio takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Panama City to Manuel Antonio. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to go by car to La Fortuna de San Carlos.

Things to do in Manuel Antonio

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Shopping
Find places to stay Sep 19 — 20:

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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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Fri): witness a stunning natural landmark at Tabacon Hot Springs. Keep things going the next day: admire the sheer force of La Fortuna Waterfall, then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, then get outside with El Salto, and finally browse the exhibits of Galeria Estudio.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read our La Fortuna de San Carlos journey builder tool.

Traveling by car from Manuel Antonio to La Fortuna de San Carlos takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. On the 23rd (Sun), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in La Fortuna de San Carlos

Nature · Parks · Spas · Outdoors
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