22 days in Canada & Central America Itinerary

22 days in Canada & Central America Itinerary

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22 days in Canada & Central America Itinerary

Start: Kelowna, Canada
1
Kelowna, Canada
— 1 day
Fly:  13​h 45​min
2
Granada, Nicaragua
— 3 nights
3
Leon, Nicaragua
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  6​h 15​min
4
Roatan, Honduras
— 4 nights
ferry:  1​h 15​min
5
Utila, Honduras
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 45​min
6
Belize City, Belize
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
7
Flores, Guatemala
— 4 nights
Fly:  18​h 45​min
End: Kelowna, Canada


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1
day
Kelowna, Canada

Kelowna ©
At the heart of British Columbia's wine country, Kelowna is at once both urban and rural, featuring a modern downtown encircled by picturesque hills carpeted with vineyards and orchards.
On the 14th (Sat), learn about winemaking at Cahoots - Cider & Art, tour the pleasant surroundings at Crawford Falls, then glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, then do a tasting at Off The Grid Organic Winery, and finally do a tasting at Kalala Organic Estate Winery.

To find maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Kelowna trip planner.

If you are flying in from Canada, the closest major airport is Kelowna International Airport. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to travel to Granada.

Things to do in Kelowna

Wineries Parks Trails

Side Trip

West Kelowna
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Off The Grid Organic Winery ©
Off The Grid Organic Winery
Crawford Falls ©
Crawford Falls

3
nights
Granada, Nicaragua

The lakeside city of Granada has the look and feel of a historically important economic and political center, with grand colonial architecture, a unified look, and many cultural attractions.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Popoyo Beach and Playa Hermosa. Your inner history buff will appreciate Cathedral San Francisco and Iglesia de Xalteva. When in Granada, make a side trip to see Spas & Wellness in San Juan del Sur, approximately 1h 40 min away. There's still lots to do: kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, admire the local landmark of Parque Colon de Granada, see the interesting displays at Mi Museo, and pause for some photo ops at monument ofEmilio Benard Doude.

For photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Granada travel itinerary planner.

You can fly from Kelowna to Granada in 14 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Kelowna to Granada is 2 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can drive to Leon.

Things to do in Granada

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

San Juan del Sur, Popoyo Beach
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Zipline
Spas & Wellness
Popoyo Beach ©
Popoyo Beach

3
nights
Leon, Nicaragua

Leon ©
A cultured and storied city, Leon attracts guests from all over the world, drawn to the second city's style, thriving intellectual life, and liveliness.
Visiting Playa Las Penitas and Playa Poneloya will get you outdoors. Museum of Legends and Traditions (Museo de Tradiciones y Leyendas) and Church The Recollection are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Leon: Chinandega (Parroquia Santa Ana, Flor de Cana Tour, & more). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Calvary Church - Sweet Name of Jesus, look for gifts at Juanmarcos Design, look for all kinds of wild species at Estero Padre Ramos Nature Reserve, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia San Juan Bautista de Subtiava.

To find photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Leon holiday website .

Traveling by car from Granada to Leon takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Leon are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to travel to Roatan.

Things to do in Leon

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Chinandega, Estero Padre Ramos Nature Reserve
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Playa Las Penitas ©
Playa Las Penitas
Playa Poneloya ©
Playa Poneloya
Parroquia Santa Ana ©
Parroquia Santa Ana

4
nights
Roatan, Honduras

The largest of the Bay Islands, Roatan is the most developed and the most popular among its neighbors.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Mahogany Bay and Fishing Charters & Tours. Get a sense of the local culture at Waves of Art and Shawn Jackson Gallery. There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Grand Roatan Beach Club, take in nature's colorful creations at Blue Harbor Tropical Arboretum, get outside with Roatan Institute for Marine Sciences - Anthony's Key Resort, and enjoy breathtaking views from El Faro.

To see photos, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Roatan trip builder tool .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Leon to Roatan in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Leon in December, you will find days in Roatan are slightly colder (34°C), and nights are about the same (25°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can travel to Utila.

Things to do in Roatan

Outdoors Wildlife Parks
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Fishing Charters & Tours
Spas

1
night
Utila, Honduras

Utila ©
The island of Utila has become known as a good place to learn how to dive in Latin America.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Thu): identify plant and animal life at Iguana Research & Breeding Station, then stroll through Bando Beach, and then head off the coast to Utila Cays Diving.

For traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read Utila trip itinerary builder site .

Ride a ferry from Roatan to Utila in 1.5 hours. In December in Utila, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Belize City.

Things to do in Utila

Parks Nature Beaches
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Iguana Research & Breeding Station ©
Iguana Research & Breeding Station
Utila Cays Diving ©
Utila Cays Diving

5
nights
Belize City, Belize

Belize's biggest urban center, Belize City is a culturally diverse seaside destination.
Get a sense of the local culture at Red Flower Gallery and Luba Garifuna Cultural Museum. Discover out-of-the-way places like Fishing Charters & Tours and Spas. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Belize City: Lamanai Eco Adventures (in Orange Walk) and Caye Caulker (Aria Kat Art, Turneffe Reef, & more). And it doesn't end there: head outdoors with Goff's Caye, stroll the grounds of Yarborough Cemetery, enjoy the sea views from Baron Bliss Lighthouse, and learn more about the world around you at St John's Cathedral.

To find photos, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Belize City trip maker app .

You can fly from Utila to Belize City in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or take a bus. December in Belize City sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 26°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to travel to Flores.

Things to do in Belize City

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Caye Caulker, Goff's Caye, Lamanai Eco Adventures
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Fishing Charters & Tours
Turneffe Reef ©
Turneffe Reef
Lamanai Eco Adventures ©
Lamanai Eco Adventures

4
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Cultural Triangle Yaxha-Nakum-Naranjo National Park and Actún Can. Escape the urban bustle at Actún Can and Mirador del Rey Canek. Step out of Flores to go to Peten and see Dos Pilas, which is approximately 44 minutes away. The adventure continues: delve into the distant past at Sitio Arqueologico Tayazal, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de Flores, and see the interesting displays at Museo del Islote Santa Barbara.

To find photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Flores trip planner .

Traveling by car from Belize City to Flores takes 4 hours. Traveling from Belize City in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Flores, with lows of 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Flores

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Peten, Actún Can, Cultural Triangle Yaxha-Nakum-Naranjo National Park
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Catedral de Flores ©
Catedral de Flores
Actún Can ©
Actún Can
Mirador del Rey Canek ©
Mirador del Rey Canek

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