60 days in Central America Itinerary

60 days in Central America Itinerary

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Panama City, Panama
— 6 nights
2
Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica
— 6 nights
3
Tortuguero, Costa Rica
— 1 night
4
La Fortuna de San Carlos, Costa Rica
— 8 nights
5
Monteverde, Costa Rica
— 3 nights
6
Playa Conchal, Costa Rica
— 5 nights
7
Antigua, Guatemala
— 5 nights
8
Tikal National Park, Guatemala
— 1 day
9
Cayo, Belize
— 6 nights
10
Caye Caulker, Belize
— 2 nights
11
San Pedro, Belize
— 7 nights
12
Roatan, Honduras
— 6 nights

6
nights
Panama City, Panama

Panama City ©
Arguably the most modern of Central American cities, Panama City boasts a shimmering skyline of glass skyscrapers.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Casco Viejo and Panama La Vieja. Get a sense of the local culture at Museo del Canal Interoceanico de Panama and Biomuseo. Step out of Panama City with an excursion to Gatun Locks in Colon--about 1h 40 min away. There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Panama Canal, pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia del Carmen, head outdoors with Ancon Hill, and explore the striking landscape of Metropolitan National Park.

For maps, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Panama City trip itinerary site.

Toronto, Canada to Panama City is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Toronto in February, expect Panama City to be much hotter, temps between 37°C and 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can travel to Manuel Antonio.

Things to do in Panama City

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Gatun Locks
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Casco Viejo ©
Casco Viejo
Soberania National Park ©
Soberania National Park
Metropolitan National Park ©
Metropolitan National Park

6
nights
Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica

Manuel Antonio ©
The rainforest meets the sea at Manuel Antonio National Park, a small but scenic natural preserve on the west coast of Costa Rica.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Playa Manuel Antonio and Playas Gemelas. Take a break from the city and head to Nature & Wildlife Tours and Playa Biesanz. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Manuel Antonio: Alturas Wildlife Sanctuary (in Dominical) and Palo Seco Beach (in Parrita). There's lots more to do: take in the local highlights with Mike’s Nature Tours, glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and take in the natural beauty of Manuel Antonio Hot Springs.

Plan my day in Manuel Antonio using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

You can fly from Panama City to Manuel Antonio in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Panama City to Manuel Antonio, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can go by car to Tortuguero.

Things to do in Manuel Antonio

Outdoors · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Quepos, Alturas Wildlife Sanctuary, Palo Seco Beach
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Playa Manuel Antonio ©
Playa Manuel Antonio
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Alturas Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Alturas Wildlife Sanctuary

1
night
Tortuguero, Costa Rica

Tortuguero ©
One of Costa Rica's least accessible destinations, Tortuguero sits within an eponymous national park and remains accessible only by plane or boat.
On the 15th (Fri), explore the striking landscape of Tortuguero National Park. On the next day, learn more about the world around you at Sea Turtle Conservancy and then join in the after-dark buzz at Tortuguero Adventures.

To find other places to visit, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read Tortuguero trip planner.

Traveling by car from Manuel Antonio to Tortuguero takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. In February, daily temperatures in Tortuguero can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) to allow time to drive to La Fortuna de San Carlos.

Things to do in Tortuguero

Nature · Parks · Wildlife
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Tortuguero National Park ©
Tortuguero National Park
Tortuguero Adventures ©
Tortuguero Adventures
Sea Turtle Conservancy ©
Sea Turtle Conservancy

8
nights
La Fortuna de San Carlos, Costa Rica

La Fortuna de San Carlos ©
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.
Visiting La Fortuna Waterfall and Arenal Volcano will get you outdoors. Do some cultural sightseeing at Onirica Art Gallery and Galeria Estudio. Venture out of the city with trips to El Castillo (Butterfly Conservatory & Arenal Eco Zoo). The adventure continues: witness a stunning natural landmark at Tabacon Hot Springs, hike along Cerro Chato ANC Park & Gardens, get a dose of the wild on Ecocentro Danaus, and take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback.

To find maps, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our La Fortuna de San Carlos route planner.

You can drive from Tortuguero to La Fortuna de San Carlos in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Monteverde.

Things to do in La Fortuna de San Carlos

Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

El Castillo, Arenal Volcano
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Tabacon Hot Springs ©
Tabacon Hot Springs
La Fortuna Waterfall ©
La Fortuna Waterfall
River Rafting & Tubing

3
nights
Monteverde, Costa Rica

Monteverde ©
Monteverde is all about natural attractions, not surprising for an eco-tourism hotspot known for its cloud forests and rich diversity of animal life.
Step out of the city life by going to Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve and Zipline. There's lots more to do: delve into the lush surroundings at Curi Cancha Reserve, look for gifts at Monteverde Hummingbird Gallery, appreciate the extensive heritage of Santa Elena Skywalk, and stroll through Ranario Monteverde Frog Pond.

For where to stay, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, use the Monteverde online trip itinerary maker.

Drive from La Fortuna de San Carlos to Monteverde in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Playa Conchal.

Things to do in Monteverde

Parks · Wildlife · Adventure
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Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve ©
Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve
Zipline
Curi Cancha Reserve ©
Curi Cancha Reserve

5
nights
Playa Conchal, Costa Rica

Playa Conchal ©
Take a break from the city and head to Tamarindo Beach and Playa Hermosa. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Playa Guiones and Playa Danta. Explore Playa Conchal's surroundings by going to Playa Dantita (in Las Catalinas), Playa Avellana (in Playa Avellanas) and Rojas Bros Boruca Indigenous Arts (in Playas del Coco).

To see maps, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Playa Conchal driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Monteverde to Playa Conchal takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a shuttle. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Antigua.

Things to do in Playa Conchal

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Las Catalinas, Tamarindo, Playa Guiones, Playa Hermosa, Playa Ocotal
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Playa Conchal ©
Playa Conchal
Hacienda El Viejo Wetlands ©
Hacienda El Viejo Wetlands
Tamarindo Beach ©
Tamarindo Beach

5
nights
Antigua, Guatemala

Antigua ©
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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Iglesia de La Merced and Convento de las Capuchinas. Do some cultural sightseeing at Volcán Pacaya and Cerro de la Cruz. Explore Antigua's surroundings by going to Guatemala City (La Aurora Zoo, Museo Popol Vuh, &more). There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at Casa Santo Domingo Museums, delve into the distant past at Arco de Santa Catalina, pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia de San Francisco El Grande, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral de Santiago.

To find ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Antigua day trip tool.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Playa Conchal to Antigua. March in Antigua sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can travel to Tikal National Park.

Things to do in Antigua

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trip

Guatemala City
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Convento de las Capuchinas ©
Convento de las Capuchinas
Volcán Pacaya ©
Volcán Pacaya
Iglesia de La Merced ©
Iglesia de La Merced

1
day
Tikal National Park, Guatemala

Tikal National Park
Take a trip to Tikal National Park and discover an ancient city in the thick tropical jungle.
For more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Tikal National Park online driving holiday planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and shuttle from Antigua to Tikal National Park takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. You will leave for Cayo on the 11th (Mon).

Things to do in Tikal National Park

Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors
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6
nights
Cayo, Belize

Cayo ©
Holidays in Cayo offer adventure and history in equal measure, with a wealth of ancient sites and unspoiled environment to explore.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Xunantunich Mayan Ruins and Caracol. Visiting Half Moon Caye National Monument and ATM Cave Belize- Actun Tunichil Muknal will get you outdoors. Explore Cayo's surroundings by going to The Belize Zoo (in La Democracia) and Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Preserve (in Dangriga). Spend a day outdoors on the 17th (Sun) with Ian Anderson's Caves Branch Adventure Company. The adventure continues: stroll through Green Iguana Conservation Project and delve into the lush surroundings at Mountain Pine Ridge Forest Reserve.

To find where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Cayo trip builder.

Take a bus from Tikal National Park to Cayo in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can travel to Caye Caulker.

Things to do in Cayo

Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

The Belize Zoo, Half Moon Caye National Monument, Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Preserve
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ATM Cave Belize- Actun Tunichil Muknal ©
ATM Cave Belize- Actun Tunichil Muknal
Xunantunich Mayan Ruins ©
Xunantunich Mayan Ruins
Half Moon Caye National Monument ©
Half Moon Caye National Monument

2
nights
Caye Caulker, Belize

At just under 8 km (5 mi) long and 1.6 km (1 mi) wide, the limestone coral island of Caye Caulker offers a small but perfectly formed getaway 32 km (20 mi) offshore from Belize City.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at The Split and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For reviews and tourist information, use the Caye Caulker journey tool.

You can do a combination of car, bus, and ferry from Cayo to Caye Caulker in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, flight, and ferry. In March, daytime highs in Caye Caulker are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to San Pedro.

Things to do in Caye Caulker

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches
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Scuba & Snorkeling
The Split ©
The Split

7
nights
San Pedro, Belize

San Pedro ©
San Pedro evolved from small fishing village and now represents one of the most visited locations in Belize.
Get in touch with nature at Hol Chan Marine Reserve and Fishing Charters & Tours. Do some cultural sightseeing at Belizean Arts and The Gallery of San Pedro. Go for a jaunt from San Pedro to Belize City to see River Rafting & Tubing about 4h 15 min away. Spend the 22nd (Fri) exploring nature at Bacalar Chico National Park and Marine Reserve. There's lots more to do: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, stop by 12 Belize, stroll through Mexico Rocks, and explore the gorgeous colors at Shark Ray Alley.

To see reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read San Pedro holiday maker.

Traveling by ferry from Caye Caulker to San Pedro takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In March, daily temperatures in San Pedro can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. You'll have a few hours on the 26th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Roatan.

Things to do in San Pedro

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Ambergris Caye, River Rafting & Tubing
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Hol Chan Marine Reserve ©
Hol Chan Marine Reserve
Scuba & Snorkeling
Fishing Charters & Tours

6
nights
Roatan, Honduras

Roatan ©
The largest of the Bay Islands, Roatan is the most developed and the most popular among its neighbors.
Get in touch with nature at West Bay Beach and Roatan Institute for Marine Sciences - Anthony's Key Resort. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Tabyana Beach and Sandy Bay Beach. And it doesn't end there: get a dose of the wild on Daniel Johnson's Monkey and Sloth Hang Out, admire the natural beauty at Blue Harbor Tropical Arboretum, stop by Rusty Fish, and whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

To see traveler tips, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, use the Roatan trip planner.

Getting from San Pedro to Roatan by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry, car, and bus; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Roatan

Outdoors · Parks · Tours
Find places to stay Mar 26 — Apr 1:
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West Bay Beach ©
West Bay Beach
Daniel Johnson's Monkey and Sloth Hang Out ©
Daniel Johnson's Monkey and Sloth Hang Out
Scuba & Snorkeling

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