15 days in Central America Itinerary

15 days in Central America Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Panama City, Panama
— 2 nights
2
Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica
— 1 night
3
La Fortuna de San Carlos, Costa Rica
— 3 nights
4
Monteverde, Costa Rica
— 1 night
5
Belize City, Belize
— 1 night
6
Roatan, Honduras
— 2 nights
7
San Salvador, El Salvador
— 2 nights

2
nights
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 21st (Tue): don't miss a visit to Amador Causeway (Calzada de Amador), don't miss a visit to Panama Canal, and then get engrossed in the history at Centro de Interpretacion de Ciudad del Saber. On the 22nd (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: appreciate the extensive heritage of Casco Viejo, get engrossed in the history at Museo del Canal Interoceanico de Panama, and then explore the striking landscape of Metropolitan National Park.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Panama City travel itinerary planner.

Istanbul, Turkey to Panama City is an approximately 20-hour flight. The time zone changes from Turkey Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a -8 hour difference. Traveling from Istanbul in January, things will get warmer in Panama City: highs are around °C and lows about °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can travel to Manuel Antonio.

Things to do in Panama City

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks
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Panama Canal ©
Panama Canal
Casco Viejo ©
Casco Viejo
Amador Causeway (Calzada de Amador) ©
Amador Causeway (Calzada de Amador)

1
night
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.
On the 23rd (Thu), let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, thenenjoy the sand and surf at Playa Manuel Antonio, and then stroll around Parque Nahomi.

To see ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Manuel Antonio trip itinerary builder website.

Traveling by flight from Panama City to Manuel Antonio takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Panama City to Manuel Antonio due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) to allow time to drive to La Fortuna de San Carlos.

Things to do in Manuel Antonio

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Quepos
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Playa Manuel Antonio ©
Playa Manuel Antonio
River Rafting & Tubing
Parque Nahomi ©
Parque Nahomi

3
nights
La Fortuna de San Carlos, Costa Rica

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 plan includes some of its best attractions: indulge in some personalized pampering at Tabacon Hot Springs, skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour, let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, and contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Arenal.

For more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the La Fortuna de San Carlos online trip itinerary builder.

Getting from Manuel Antonio to La Fortuna de San Carlos by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Monteverde.

Things to do in La Fortuna de San Carlos

Parks Nature Outdoors
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River Rafting & Tubing
Tabacon Hot Springs ©
Tabacon Hot Springs
La Fortuna Waterfall ©
La Fortuna Waterfall

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve and then stroll through Monteverde Frog Pond.

For other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read Monteverde trip maker website.

You can 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 (Mon) early enough to travel to Belize City.

Things to do in Monteverde

Wildlife Parks
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Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve ©
Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve
Monteverde Frog Pond ©
Monteverde Frog Pond

1
night
Belize City, Belize

Belize City ©
Belize's biggest urban center, Belize City is a culturally diverse seaside destination.
On the 28th (Tue), take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports and then get to know the resident critters at The Belize Zoo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll through Community Baboon Sanctuary Visitor Center and Museum.

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You can fly from Monteverde to Belize City in 10.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and ferry. In January, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. On the 29th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to Roatan.

Things to do in Belize City

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Community Baboon Sanctuary Visitor Center and Museum, The Belize Zoo
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The Belize Zoo ©
The Belize Zoo
River Rafting & Tubing

2
nights
Roatan, Honduras

Roatan ©
The largest of the Bay Islands, Roatan is the most developed and the most popular among its neighbors.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Thu): kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, buy something for everyone on your list at Diamonds International, and then kick back and relax at West Bay Beach. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at Blue Island Divers and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Little French Key.

To find traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Roatan trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Belize City to Roatan takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, car, and bus; or do a combination of ferry and bus. January in Roatan sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to San Salvador.

Things to do in Roatan

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Blue Island Divers ©
Blue Island Divers
West Bay Beach ©
West Bay Beach
Zipline

2
nights
San Salvador, El Salvador

San Salvador ©
The country's capital, San Salvador sits in a scenic position surrounded by impressive volcanoes.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sat): see the interesting displays at Monseñor Romero Center, thenlook for all kinds of wild species at Cinquera Rain Forest Park, thendon't miss a visit to Mirador Municipal Jose Antonio Rodriguez Porth, and finally explore the ancient world of Joya de Ceren Archaeological Park. On the 2nd (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for gifts at Mercado Nacional de Artesanias, thensee the interesting displays at Museo Nacional de Antropología Dr. David J. Guzman, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica de la Ceiba de Nuestra Senora de Guadalupe, and finally admire the masterpieces at Museo de Arte de El Salvador.

To find more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the San Salvador trip itinerary maker website.

Getting from Roatan to San Salvador by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry, bus, and taxi; or do a combination of ferry and bus. While traveling from Roatan, expect a bit warmer days and slightly colder nights in San Salvador, ranging from highs of °C to lows of °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in San Salvador

Museums Historic Sites Wildlife
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Joya de Ceren Archaeological Park
Joya de Ceren Archaeological Park
Cinquera Rain Forest Park ©
Cinquera Rain Forest Park

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