30 days in Central America Itinerary

30 days in Central America Itinerary

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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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Vara Blanca, Costa Rica
— 2 nights
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Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica
— 2 nights
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San Salvador, El Salvador
— 2 nights
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Roatan, Honduras
— 4 nights
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San Pedro, Belize
— 4 nights
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Belmopan, Belize
— 2 nights
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Antigua, Guatemala
— 2 nights

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Panama City, Panama

Panama City ©

Dubai of Latin America

Arguably the most modern of Central American cities, Panama City boasts a shimmering skyline of glass skyscrapers.
Spend the 4th (Sun) exploring nature at Soberania National Park. Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Panama Canal, contemplate the long history of Iglesia de San José, get to know the fascinating history of Casco Viejo, and explore the ancient world of Panama La Vieja.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Panama City journey maker site.

Melbourne, Australia to Panama City is an approximately 26-hour flight. Traveling from Melbourne to Panama City, you'll gain 15 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for much warmer weather when traveling from Melbourne in April: high temperatures in Panama City hover around 38°C and lows are around 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Monteverde.

Things to do in Panama City

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Apr 1 — 4:
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Panama Canal ©
Panama Canal
Casco Viejo ©
Casco Viejo
Amador Causeway (Calzada de Amador) ©
Amador Causeway (Calzada de Amador)

2
nights
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.
On the 5th (Mon), stop by Monteverde Hummingbird Gallery and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Tue): take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin de Orquideas San Bosco, then kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, then admire the natural beauty at Monteverde Orchid Garden, and finally explore the world behind art at Chorotega Arts & Crafts.

To see ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Monteverde trip planner.

Getting from Panama City to Monteverde by combination of flight and taxi takes about 7 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Panama City to Monteverde. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to drive to La Fortuna de San Carlos.

Things to do in Monteverde

Parks · Wildlife · Adventure · Tours
Find places to stay Apr 4 — 6:
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Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve ©
Zipline
Monteverde Hummingbird Gallery ©
Monteverde Hummingbird Gallery

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 plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the natural beauty of Tabacon Hot Springs, explore the galleries of Galeria Estudio, relax in the rural setting at Finca Loma Verde, and take a memorable tour with Tours.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, go to the La Fortuna de San Carlos visit planner.

You can drive from Monteverde to La Fortuna de San Carlos in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can go by car to Vara Blanca.

Things to do in La Fortuna de San Carlos

Parks · Nature · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 6 — 10:
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River Rafting & Tubing
Tabacon Hot Springs ©
Tabacon Hot Springs
La Fortuna Waterfall ©
La Fortuna Waterfall

2
nights
Vara Blanca, Costa Rica

Vara Blanca
A vacation in Vara Blanca, located in the heart of Costa Rica, offers excellent access to a number of attractions across the area.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sun): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Poas Volcano and then admire the verdant scenery at Orosi River Valley ( El Valle del Rio Orosi ). Here are some ideas for day two: stop by Souvenir Muy Tranquilo and then take in the dramatic scenery at Jardins da Cachoeira de La Paz.

For ratings, photos, maps, and more tourist information, use the Vara Blanca attractions planner.

Getting from La Fortuna de San Carlos to Vara Blanca by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Manuel Antonio.

Things to do in Vara Blanca

Parks · Nature · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 10 — 12:
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Poas Volcano
Poas Volcano
Orosi River Valley  ( El Valle del Rio Orosi ) ©
Souvenir Muy Tranquilo ©
Souvenir Muy Tranquilo

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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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Manuel Antonio, then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, and then walk around Parque Nahomi. Here are some ideas for day two: push the limits with Skydive Costa Rica, take a memorable tour with Tours, and then kick your exploration up a notch at Zip Coaster.

For traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Manuel Antonio trip maker tool.

Drive from Vara Blanca to Manuel Antonio in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can travel to San Salvador.

Things to do in Manuel Antonio

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 12 — 14:
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Playa Manuel Antonio ©
Playa Manuel Antonio
River Rafting & Tubing
Nature & Wildlife Tours

2
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San Salvador, El Salvador

San Salvador
The country's capital, San Salvador sits in a scenic position surrounded by impressive volcanoes.
On the 15th (Thu), contemplate the long history of Hospital Divina Providencia Chapel, delve into the distant past at Joya de Ceren Archaeological Park, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Catedral Metropolitana, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica de la Ceiba de Nuestra Senora de Guadalupe. On the 16th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for all kinds of wild species at Cinquera Rain Forest Park, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia El Rosario, then see the interesting displays at Monseñor Romero Center, and finally see the interesting displays at Museo Nacional de Antropología Dr. David J. Guzman.

For where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the San Salvador trip planner.

You can fly from Manuel Antonio to San Salvador in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in April, and nighttime lows around 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to travel to Roatan.

Things to do in San Salvador

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Wildlife
Find places to stay Apr 14 — 16:
Highlights from your plan
Joya de Ceren Archaeological Park
Joya de Ceren Archaeological Park
Iglesia El Rosario ©
Iglesia El Rosario
Cinquera Rain Forest Park ©
Cinquera Rain Forest Park

4
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Roatan, Honduras

Roatan ©
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 plan includes some of its best attractions: discover the deep blue sea with Clearwater Adventures, enjoy the sand and surf at West Bay Beach, stop by Karma Jewelry Design, and take in panoramic vistas at El Faro.

To see ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Roatan sightseeing planning tool.

Fly from San Salvador to Roatan in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, taxi, and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In April in Roatan, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 27°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to San Pedro.

Things to do in Roatan

Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks · Tours
Find places to stay Apr 16 — 20:
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Clearwater Adventures ©
Clearwater Adventures
Spa Baan Suerte ©
Spa Baan Suerte
West Bay Beach ©
West Bay Beach

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San Pedro, Belize

San Pedro ©
San Pedro evolved from small fishing village and now represents one of the most visited locations in Belize.
Spend the 22nd (Thu) exploring nature at Bacalar Chico National Park and Marine Reserve. There's lots more to do: see the vivid underwater world at Hol Chan Marine Reserve, let your taste buds guide you at Belize Food Tours, explore the galleries of The Gallery of San Pedro, and cross one thing off your bucket list with a skydiving experience.

To find maps, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the San Pedro journey planner.

Fly from Roatan to San Pedro in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, bus, and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In April, daytime highs in San Pedro are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Belmopan.

Things to do in San Pedro

Parks · Wildlife · Tours · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 20 — 24:
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Hol Chan Marine Reserve ©
Hol Chan Marine Reserve
Scuba & Snorkeling
Belize Food Tours ©
Belize Food Tours

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Belmopan, Belize

Belmopan ©

Garden City

Nicknamed the "Garden City" thanks to its planned urban parklands, Belmopan serves as the capital of Belize and a launching point for tours of nearby caves and Mayan ruins.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Sun): Head underground at ATM Cave Belize- Actun Tunichil Muknal. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the striking landscape of Blue Hole National Park and then meet the residents at The Belize Zoo.

To find where to stay, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read Belmopan online trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by flight from San Pedro to Belmopan takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. April in Belmopan sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to travel to Antigua.

Things to do in Belmopan

Parks · Nature · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 24 — 26:
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ATM Cave Belize- Actun Tunichil Muknal ©
ATM Cave Belize- Actun Tunichil Muknal
Blue Hole National Park ©
Blue Hole National Park
The Belize Zoo ©
The Belize Zoo

2
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Antigua, Guatemala

Antigua ©
The former capital of Guatemala and a World Heritage Site, Antigua retains its colonial charm and remains one of the most visited destinations in the country.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Tue): get impressive views of Volcan de Agua and then contemplate the geological forces at Volcán Pacaya. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to The Plaza Central Park, explore the world behind art at Casa Santo Domingo Museums, don't miss a visit to Cerro de la Cruz, then pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia de La Merced, and finally delve into the distant past at Arco de Santa Catalina.

To find maps, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Antigua sightseeing tool.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Belmopan to Antigua. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Belmopan in April; daily highs in Antigua reach 32°C and lows reach 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Antigua

Parks · Nature · Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Apr 26 — 28:
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Volcán Pacaya ©
Volcán Pacaya
Casa Santo Domingo Museums ©
Casa Santo Domingo Museums
Iglesia de La Merced ©
Iglesia de La Merced

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