22 days in Canada & Central America Itinerary

22 days in Canada & Central America Itinerary

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Start: Kelowna, Canada
1
Kelowna, Canada
— 1 day
Fly + Bus:  13 h 45 min
2
Granada, Nicaragua
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
3
Leon, Nicaragua
— 3 nights
+4
Bus + Drive + Bus + Taxi + Fly:  6 h 15 min
4
Roatan, Honduras
— 4 nights
Ferry:  1 h 15 min
5
Utila, Honduras
— 1 night
+3
Ferry + Taxi + Fly + Shuttle:  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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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), do a tasting at Cahoots - Cider & Art, then trek along Crawford Falls, then learn about winemaking at Off The Grid Organic Winery, and finally do a tasting at Kalala Organic Estate Winery.

For reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Kelowna day trip app.

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

Things to do in Kelowna

Wineries Trails Outdoors

Side Trip

West Kelowna
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Off The Grid Organic Winery ©
Off The Grid Organic Winery
Kalala Organic Estate Winery ©
Kalala Organic Estate 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.
Escape the urban bustle at Playa Hermosa and Popoyo Beach. Cathedral San Francisco and Iglesia de Xalteva will appeal to history buffs. Go for a jaunt from Granada to San Juan del Sur to see Spas & Wellness about 1h 40 min away. There's much more to do: get interesting insight from Tours, take in the exciting artwork at Galeria Mi Camara Mi Mundo, explore the different monuments and memorials at Cementerio De Granada, and see the interesting displays at Mi Museo.

For traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Granada holiday planner.

Do a combination of flight and bus from Kelowna to Granada in 16.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Kelowna to Granada is 2 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Leon.

Things to do in Granada

Outdoors Beaches Tours

Side Trips

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

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Playa Las Penitas and Parroquia Santa Ana. Step out of the city life by going to Playa Poneloya and Estero Padre Ramos Nature Reserve. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Leon: Chinandega (Flor de Cana Tour & Chorotega-Nicarao Museum). The adventure continues: take an in-depth tour of Museum of Legends and Traditions (Museo de Tradiciones y Leyendas), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Calvary Church - Sweet Name of Jesus, get a new perspective on nature at Museo Entomologico de Leon, and stop by Juanmarcos Design.

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You can drive from Granada to Leon in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or take a bus. In December in Leon, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 26°C at night. Wrap up 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

Roatan ©
The largest of the Bay Islands, Roatan is the most developed and the most popular among its neighbors.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Fishing Charters & Tours and Blue Harbor Tropical Arboretum. Get some cultural insight at Roatan Underwater Museum and Shawn Jackson Gallery. The adventure continues: get outside with Roatan Institute for Marine Sciences - Anthony's Key Resort, stroll through Grand Roatan Beach Club, take in panoramic vistas at El Faro, and view the masterpieces at Waves of Art.

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You can do a combination of bus, car, and flight from Leon to Roatan in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, taxi, and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. While traveling from Leon, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Roatan, ranging from highs of 34°C to lows of 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Utila.

Things to do in Roatan

Outdoors Wildlife Parks
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Blue Harbor Tropical Arboretum ©
Blue Harbor Tropical Arboretum
Fishing Charters & Tours

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): stroll through Iguana Research & Breeding Station, kick back and relax at Bando Beach, and then step off the mainland to explore Utila Cays Diving.

For other places to visit, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read our Utila attractions planner.

Traveling by ferry from Roatan to Utila takes 1.5 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Utila can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel 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 City ©
Belize's biggest urban center, Belize City is a culturally diverse seaside destination.
Step off the beaten path and head to Goff's Caye and Spas. Get a sense of the local culture at Red Flower Gallery and Yarborough Cemetery. Explore Belize City's surroundings by going to Lamanai Eco Adventures (in Orange Walk) and Caye Caulker (Fishing Charters & Tours, Aria Kat Art, &more). There's lots more to do: enjoy the sea views from Baron Bliss Lighthouse, get outside with Cavetubing5star, learn more about the world around you at St John's Cathedral, and see the interesting displays at Luba Garifuna Cultural Museum.

For ratings and tourist information, use the Belize City trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of ferry, flight, and shuttle from Utila to Belize City takes 6 hours. In December, daytime highs in Belize City are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) to allow time to travel to Flores.

Things to do in Belize City

Outdoors Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

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

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Cultural Triangle Yaxha-Nakum-Naranjo National Park and Mirador del Rey Canek. Dos Pilas and Museo del Islote Santa Barbara are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's much more to do: get outside with Actún Can, Head underground at Actún Can, explore the ancient world of Sitio Arqueologico Tayazal, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de Flores.

To see traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Flores trip builder.

Drive from Belize City to Flores in 4 hours. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Belize City in December since evenings lows in Flores dip to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Flores

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Peten, Actún Can, Cultural Triangle Yaxha-Nakum-Naranjo National Park
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Sitio Arqueologico Tayazal
Sitio Arqueologico Tayazal
Actún Can ©
Actún Can
Catedral de Flores ©
Catedral de Flores

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