19 days in Central America Itinerary

19 days in Central America Itinerary

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19 days in Central America Itinerary

Start: Guatemala City, Guatemala
Fly:  2 h 45 min
1
Flores, Guatemala
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
2
San Ignacio, Belize
— 6 nights
Drive:  5 h 45 min
3
Livingston, Guatemala
— 1 night
Drive:  11 h 15 min
4
El Cuco, El Salvador
— 1 day
Drive:  9 h 15 min
5
Managua, Nicaragua
— 4 nights
Fly + Drive:  11 h
6
Utila, Honduras
— 2 nights
+2
Ferry + Taxi + Fly:  6 h 30 min
End: Guatemala City, Guatemala

2
nights
Flores, Guatemala

Flores ©
An island town, capital of the landlocked region of Peten, attractive Flores features pleasant architecture that complements the shimmering appearance of the surrounding lake.
Flores is known for historic sites, wildlife, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Parque arqueologico uaxactun, identify plant and animal life at Ixpanpajul Nature Park, head outdoors with Actún Can, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de Flores.

To see reviews, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Flores trip planner.

Guatemala City to Flores is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also take a bus; or drive. Traveling from Guatemala City in February, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Flores, with lows around 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to San Ignacio.

Things to do in Flores

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors
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Parque arqueologico uaxactun ©
Parque arqueologico uaxactun
Ixpanpajul Nature Park ©
Ixpanpajul Nature Park
Jorge's Rope Swing ©
Jorge's Rope Swing

6
nights
San Ignacio, Belize

San Ignacio ©
The cultural hub of the district, San Ignacio neatly blends tourism and tradition, expats and indigenous peoples into a convincingly authentic, but modern and welcoming inland town.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near San Ignacio: Belmopan (Guanacaste National Park & Blue Hole National Park), The Belize Zoo (in La Democracia) and The Belize Sign Monument (in Belize City). There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Xunantunich Mayan Ruins, get a new perspective on nature at Chaa Creek Natural History Museum, paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, and get your game on at Belize Jungle Paintball & ATV Tours.

For other places to visit, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, go to the San Ignacio online travel route planner.

Getting from Flores to San Ignacio by car takes about 2 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Livingston.

Things to do in San Ignacio

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Cayo, Belmopan, The Belize Zoo, The Belize Sign Monument, Rio On Pools
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The Belize Zoo ©
The Belize Zoo
Xunantunich Mayan Ruins ©
Xunantunich Mayan Ruins
ATM Cave Belize- Actun Tunichil Muknal ©

1
night
Livingston, Guatemala

Livingston ©
The largely Garifuna town of Livingston sits at the mouth of a river flowing out into the sea.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Tue): take in the dramatic scenery at Seven Altars and then enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Blanca.

To find reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Livingston trip builder tool.

Drive from San Ignacio to Livingston in 6 hours. In February, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to travel to El Cuco.

Things to do in Livingston

Parks Outdoors Nature
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Playa Blanca ©
Playa Blanca
Seven Altars ©
Seven Altars

1
day
El Cuco, El Salvador

El Cuco
On the 26th (Wed), enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Las Flores.

For maps, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, use the El Cuco trip itinerary website.

Getting from Livingston to El Cuco by car takes about 14.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Livingston in February: highs in El Cuco hover around 41°C, while lows dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to travel to Managua.

Things to do in El Cuco

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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4
nights
Managua, Nicaragua

Managua ©
Nicaragua's largest and capital city, Managua remains relatively unknown as a tourist destination, though it boasts a scenic location on the southwestern shore of the Xolotlan Lake.
Venture out of the city with trips to Granada (Alcaldia Municipal, Iglesia de La Merced, &more), Apoyo (in La Laguna de Apoyo) and Leon (Juanmarcos Design, Cerro Negro Volcano, &more). The adventure continues: make a trip to Puerto Salvador Allende, pause for some serene contemplation at Metropolitan Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, and examine the collection at Traces Archaeological Museum Acahualinca.

For photos, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Managua holiday planning app.

Traveling by car from El Cuco to Managua takes 6.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Utila.

Things to do in Managua

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Granada, Leon, Apoyo
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Islets of Granada ©
Islets of Granada
Cerro Negro Volcano ©
Cerro Negro Volcano
Iglesia de La Merced ©
Iglesia de La Merced

2
nights
Utila, Honduras

The island of Utila has become known as a good place to learn how to dive in Latin America.
On the 3rd (Tue), step off the mainland to explore Utila Cays Diving. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Wed): stroll through Iguana Research & Breeding Station, get outside with Outdoor Activities, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Bando Beach.

For maps, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Utila online day trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Managua to Utila. In March, daily temperatures in Utila can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. On the 5th (Thu), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Utila

Parks Outdoors Wildlife
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Utila Cays Diving ©
Utila Cays Diving
Iguana Research & Breeding Station ©
Iguana Research & Breeding Station

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