22 days in Central America Itinerary

22 days in Central America Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Central America tour itinerary planner

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

— 2 nights
San Pedro evolved from small fishing village and now represents one of the most visited locations in Belize.
San Pedro is known for wildlife, adventure, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the gorgeous colors at Hol Chan Marine Reserve, shop like a local with Belizean Breezes Soap Co. and More, cross one thing off your bucket list with a skydiving experience, and take in the exciting artwork at Belizean Arts.

To see photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read our San Pedro journey planner.

Atlanta, USA to San Pedro is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Atlanta to San Pedro due to the time zone difference. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Atlanta in July since evenings lows in San Pedro dip to 78°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) to allow time to fly to Panama City.

Things to do in San Pedro

Wildlife · Parks · Tours · Shopping
Find places to stay Jul 24 — 26:

Panama City, Panama

— 3 nights

Dubai of Latin America

Arguably the most modern of Central American cities, Panama City boasts a shimmering skyline of glass skyscrapers.
Spend the 29th (Fri) exploring nature at Soberania National Park. There's still lots to do: make a trip to Panama Canal, take an in-depth tour of Museo del Canal Interoceanico de Panama, browse the eclectic array of goods at Mercado de Mariscos, and wander the streets of Cinta Costera.

To find traveler tips and tourist information, use the Panama City tour builder tool.

Getting from San Pedro to Panama City by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and bus. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. In July, daily temperatures in Panama City can reach 88°F, while at night they dip to 77°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Monteverde.

Things to do in Panama City

Parks · Nature · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jul 26 — 29:

Monteverde, Costa Rica

— 2 nights
Monteverde is all about natural attractions, not surprising for an eco-tourism hotspot known for its cloud forests and rich diversity of animal life.
On the 30th (Sat), whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks and then relax and rejuvenate at Monteverde Massage Center. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Ranario Monteverde Frog Pond.

To find photos, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Monteverde trip site.

Getting from Panama City to Monteverde by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Panama City to Monteverde, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to La Fortuna de San Carlos.

Things to do in Monteverde

Parks · Wildlife · Tours · Adventure
Find places to stay Jul 29 — 31:

La Fortuna de San Carlos, Costa Rica

— 4 nights
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 trip includes some of its best attractions: relax and rejuvenate at Tabacon Hot Springs, take in the dramatic scenery at La Fortuna Waterfall, tour the pleasant surroundings at La Fortuna Arenal Volcano Rain Forest Reserve, and skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour.

To see more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read our La Fortuna de San Carlos day trip tool.

Traveling by car from Monteverde to La Fortuna de San Carlos takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Tortuguero.

Things to do in La Fortuna de San Carlos

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 31 — Aug 4:

Tortuguero, Costa Rica

— 1 night

Costa Rica's Amazon

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 5th (Fri), explore the striking landscape of Tortuguero National Park.

To see reviews, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Tortuguero day trip planning site.

You can drive from La Fortuna de San Carlos to Tortuguero in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In August in Tortuguero, expect temperatures between 86°F during the day and 73°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Manuel Antonio.

Things to do in Tortuguero

Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Aug 4 — 5:
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Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica

— 2 nights
The rainforest meets the sea at Manuel Antonio National Park, a small but scenic natural preserve on the west coast of Costa Rica.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sat): kick back and relax at Playa Manuel Antonio and then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Keep things going the next day: see Off-Road Tours and then head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Manuel Antonio trip maker site.

Drive from Tortuguero to Manuel Antonio in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to fly to San Salvador.

Things to do in Manuel Antonio

Outdoors · Tours · Beaches · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 5 — 7:

San Salvador, El Salvador

— 3 nights
The country's capital, San Salvador sits in a scenic position surrounded by impressive volcanoes.
San Salvador is known for historic sites, nature, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: stroll through Cinquera Rain Forest Park, shop like a local with El Arbol de Dios, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica de la Ceiba de Nuestra Senora de Guadalupe, and admire the masterpieces at Art Museum of El Salvador.

To see where to stay, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the San Salvador itinerary planner.

Fly from Manuel Antonio to San Salvador in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a daytime high around 87°F in August, and nighttime lows around 69°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can fly to Roatan.

Things to do in San Salvador

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Wildlife
Find places to stay Aug 7 — 10:

Roatan, Honduras

— 4 nights
The largest of the Bay Islands, Roatan is the most developed and the most popular among its neighbors.
Roatan is known for wildlife, beaches, and adventure. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: get outside with West Bay Divers, kick back and relax at West Bay Beach, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, and identify plant and animal life at Little French Key.

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Getting from San Salvador to Roatan by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, taxi, and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from San Salvador in August since evenings lows in Roatan dip to 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Roatan

Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks · Tours
Find places to stay Aug 10 — 14: