11 days in Central America Itinerary

11 days in Central America Itinerary

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11 days in Central America Itinerary

Start: Washington DC, United States
+4
subway + bus + Fly + bus + shuttle:  13​h 30​min
Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, Costa Rica
— 1 night
+2
bus + Drive + Fly:  4​h 15​min
Panama City, Panama
— 1 night
Fly + shuttle:  7​h
San Pedro, Belize
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 15​min
Roatan, Honduras
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
End: Washington DC, United States

1
night
Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, Costa Rica

Puerto Viejo de Talamanca ©
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.
On the 14th (Fri), tour the pleasant surroundings at Puerto Viejo Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: kick back and relax at Playa Chiquita and then kick back and relax at Punta Uva Beach.

For where to stay, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read our Puerto Viejo de Talamanca road trip app .

Washington DC, USA to Puerto Viejo de Talamanca is an approximately 13.5-hour combination of subway, bus, flight, and shuttle. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and shuttle; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Washington DC to Puerto Viejo de Talamanca. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Panama City.

Things to do in Puerto Viejo de Talamanca

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Puerto Viejo Beach ©
Puerto Viejo Beach
Punta Uva Beach ©
Punta Uva Beach
Playa Chiquita ©
Playa Chiquita

1
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Panama City, Panama

Panama City ©
Arguably the most modern of Central American cities, Panama City boasts a shimmering skyline of glass skyscrapers.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sun): pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia del Carmen, then take an in-depth tour of Museo del Canal Interoceanico de Panama, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Casco Viejo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Panama Canal and then wander the streets of Cinta Costera.

For reviews, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Panama City sightseeing site .

Getting from Puerto Viejo de Talamanca to Panama City by combination of bus, car, and flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. In September, daily temperatures in Panama City can reach 87°F, while at night they dip to 76°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to travel to San Pedro.

Things to do in Panama City

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Casco Viejo ©
Casco Viejo
Museo del Canal Interoceanico de Panama ©
Iglesia del Carmen ©
Iglesia del Carmen

2
nights
San Pedro, Belize

San Pedro evolved from small fishing village and now represents one of the most visited locations in Belize.
Step out of the city life by going to Shark Ray Alley and River Rafting & Tubing. Step off the beaten path and head to Spas & Wellness and La Gaviota. There's more to do: see what you can catch with a fishing tour and view the masterpieces at The Gallery of San Pedro.

To find reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the San Pedro vacation planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and shuttle from Panama City to San Pedro takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of flight, taxi, and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Panama City to San Pedro is minus 1 hour. In September, daytime highs in San Pedro are 88°F, while nighttime lows are 77°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) to allow time to fly to Roatan.

Things to do in San Pedro

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Shark Ray Alley
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River Rafting & Tubing
Spas & Wellness
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3
nights
Roatan, Honduras

Roatan ©
The largest of the Bay Islands, Roatan is the most developed and the most popular among its neighbors.
Visiting Scuba & Snorkeling and Gumbalimba Park will get you outdoors. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Tabyana Beach and Sandy Bay. There's more to do: take in the exciting artwork at Rusty Fish and browse the different shops at Diamonds International.

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Traveling by flight from San Pedro to Roatan takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight. September in Roatan sees daily highs of 90°F and lows of 75°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

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Tabyana Beach ©
Tabyana Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling
Rusty Fish ©
Rusty Fish

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