60 days in Central America Itinerary

60 days in Central America Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Central America itinerary planner

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Panama City, Panama
— 4 nights
Fly
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Playas del Coco, Costa Rica
— 4 nights
Drive
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Tamarindo, Costa Rica
— 5 nights
Drive
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Playa Samara, Costa Rica
— 4 nights
Drive
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Santa Teresa, Costa Rica
— 2 nights
Bus to Malpais, Ferry to Jaco
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Jaco, Costa Rica
— 5 nights
Drive
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Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica
— 5 nights
Drive
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La Fortuna de San Carlos, Costa Rica
— 6 nights
Drive
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Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, Costa Rica
— 5 nights
Bus to San Jose Terminal MEPE, Fly to Roatan
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Roatan, Honduras
— 5 nights
Fly
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San Pedro, Belize
— 6 nights
Fly to Belmopan, Drive to Cayo
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Cayo, Belize
— 6 nights
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Drive to Cayo District, Shuttle to Belize City Goldson Intl Apt, Fly to Amsterdam

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Panama City, Panama

— 4 nights

Dubai of Latin America

Arguably the most modern of Central American cities, Panama City boasts a shimmering skyline of glass skyscrapers.
Shop till you drop at Multiplaza Pacific and Machetazo. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Casco Viejo and Panama La Vieja. Step out of Panama City to go to Colon and see Gatun Locks, which is approximately 1h 40 min away. Next up on the itinerary: pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia del Carmen, head outdoors with Ancon Hill, examine the collection at Biomuseo, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Avenida Balboa.

Plan trip to Panama City with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Panama City is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is minus 6 hours. Expect much warmer temperatures when traveling from Amsterdam in March; daily highs in Panama City reach 38°C and lows reach 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) to allow time to fly to Playas del Coco.

Things to do in Panama City

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping · Outdoors

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Find places to stay Mar 1 — 5:

Playas del Coco, Costa Rica

— 4 nights

Coco Beach

A long-established beach community, Playas del Coco has developed a reputation as a favored spot for young travelers and locals to let loose by the sea.
Explore hidden gems such as Shark Diving and Parque Nacional Rincon de la Vieja. You'll get in some beach time at Playa Hermosa and Playa Dantita. Spend the 9th (Sat) exploring nature at Palo Verde National Park. There's more to do: view the masterpieces at Rojas Bros Boruca Indigenous Arts.

To find ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Playas del Coco trip website.

Getting from Panama City to Playas del Coco by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Panama City to Playas del Coco due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to drive to Tamarindo.

Things to do in Playas del Coco

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 5 — 9:

Tamarindo, Costa Rica

— 5 nights
Surfing remains the main reason to take a trip to Tamarindo, as the beachside town is mostly known for its excellent waves.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Organic Products by Coco Beauty Spa and Dolores Shop. Discover out-of-the-way places like Playa Conchal and Playa Avellana. Change things up with these side-trips from Tamarindo: Playa Mina (in Playa Conchal), Adrenaline & Extreme Tours (in Playa Flamingo) and San Juanillo Beach (in San Juanillo). Saddle up on the 14th (Thu) and explore with a tour on horseback. And it doesn't end there: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, stop by Buena Nena, and wander the wide-open spaces of Pura Aventura.

To see reviews, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, go to the Tamarindo online road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Playas del Coco to Tamarindo takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Playa Samara.

Things to do in Tamarindo

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 9 — 14:

Playa Samara, Costa Rica

— 4 nights
A beach town with just enough development to be comfortable for families accustomed to the trappings of modern life, Playa Samara has the resorts you'd expect to find in such a scenic area, but they don't hinder the relaxing atmosphere.
Relax by the water at Samara Beach and Playa Garza. Escape the urban bustle at Playa Guiones and Playa Buena Vista. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Playa Samara: Nosara (Sibu Wildlife Sanctuary & Nativa Gallery) and Jungle Butterfly Farm (in Nandayure). Next up on the itinerary: take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, stroll through Playa Carrillo, browse the exhibits of Koss Art Gallery, and enjoy the sand and surf at Puerto Carrillo.

For maps, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Playa Samara trip itinerary maker site.

Drive from Tamarindo to Playa Samara in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can go by car to Santa Teresa.

Things to do in Playa Samara

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 14 — 18:

Santa Teresa, Costa Rica

— 2 nights
A coastal getaway popular with surfers and young travelers, Santa Teresa spreads out from the beach and the main coastal road to a ring of newer developments on the surrounding hills.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Hermosa, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Santa Teresa. On the 20th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at Playa Carmen, take a pleasant ride with Tokpela, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Montezuma Falls.

For where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Santa Teresa trip planner.

Traveling by car from Playa Samara to Santa Teresa takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can travel to Jaco.

Things to do in Santa Teresa

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 18 — 20:

Jaco, Costa Rica

— 5 nights
A seaside resort town with plenty of entertaining distractions along its attractive coastline, Jaco has long been a major tourist destination on the central Pacific coast.
Explore hidden gems such as Jaco Beach and Tico Pod Art House & Gifts. Visit Playa Blanca and Playa Mantas for some beach relaxation. Step out of Jaco to go to Esterillos Este and see Playa Bejuco, which is approximately 34 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, get lost in a book at Jaco Library and Learning Center, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Carara National Park, and push the limits with an extreme tour.

To find reviews, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Jaco trip planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and ferry from Santa Teresa to Jaco takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can go by car to Manuel Antonio.

Things to do in Jaco

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 20 — 25:

Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica

— 5 nights
The rainforest meets the sea at Manuel Antonio National Park, a small but scenic natural preserve on the west coast of Costa Rica.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Fishing Charters & Tours and Alturas Wildlife Sanctuary. We've included these beaches for you: Playa Manuel Antonio and Uvita Beach. Change things up with a short trip to Mama Toucan's Natural and Organic Food Store in Dominical (about 48 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, get a taste of the local shopping with Villa Vanilla / Rainforest Spices, look for gifts at Jungle Avenue, and stroll around Parque Nahomi.

For reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Manuel Antonio trip planning site.

Getting from Jaco to Manuel Antonio by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to La Fortuna de San Carlos.

Things to do in Manuel Antonio

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 25 — 30:

La Fortuna de San Carlos, Costa Rica

— 6 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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Rio Celeste and Butterfly Conservatory. Visiting La Fortuna Waterfall and Paradise Hot Springs will get you outdoors. There's lots more to do: witness a stunning natural landmark at Tabacon Hot Springs, tour the pleasant surroundings at La Fortuna Arenal Volcano Rain Forest Reserve, hike along Natura Eco Park Costa Rica, and get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find photos, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the La Fortuna de San Carlos trip builder.

Drive from Manuel Antonio to La Fortuna de San Carlos in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can go by car to Puerto Viejo de Talamanca.

Things to do in La Fortuna de San Carlos

Parks · Nature · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 30 — Apr 5:

Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, Costa Rica

— 5 nights

Walaba

Puerto Viejo de Talamanca offers a wealth of entertainment by the sea, attracting a lively international crowd of revelers while maintaining a bright and breezy coastal charm with a local feel.
Visit Playa Puerto Viejo and Playa Punta Uva for some beach relaxation. Step out of the city life by going to Veragua Rainforest Park and La Feria Legendaria de Playa Chiquita. There's still lots to do: admire the natural beauty at Tree of Life Wildlife Rescue Center and Botanical Gardens, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, stroll through La Ceiba, and kick back and relax at Playa Cocles.

To see where to stay, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read Puerto Viejo de Talamanca trip itinerary website.

Drive from La Fortuna de San Carlos to Puerto Viejo de Talamanca in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to travel to Roatan.

Things to do in Puerto Viejo de Talamanca

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

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Roatan, Honduras

— 5 nights
The largest of the Bay Islands, Roatan is the most developed and the most popular among its neighbors.
For shopping fun, head to Karma Jewelry Design or Shawn Jackson Gallery. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Nature & Wildlife Tours and Tabyana Beach. There's still lots to do: have unforgettable encounters with a shark diving experience, kick back and relax at Sandy Bay Beach, shop like a local with Roatan Rum Company, and head outdoors with Roatan Institute for Marine Sciences - Anthony's Key Resort.

To see more things to do, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read Roatan day trip tool.

Do a combination of bus and flight from Puerto Viejo de Talamanca to Roatan in 12.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. April in Roatan sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 27°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) to allow time to fly to San Pedro.

Things to do in Roatan

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks
Find places to stay Apr 10 — 16:

San Pedro, Belize

— 6 nights
San Pedro evolved from small fishing village and now represents one of the most visited locations in Belize.
Take a break from the city and head to Hol Chan Marine Reserve and Fishing Charters & Tours. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Shark Ray Alley and Belize Chocolate Company. Spend the 21st (Sun) exploring nature at Bacalar Chico National Park and Marine Reserve. Next up on the itinerary: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, shop like a local with Belizean Breezes Soap Co. and More, tour the pleasant surroundings at Crooked Tree Wildlife Sanctuary, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers.

To see ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read San Pedro journey planner.

You can fly from Roatan to San Pedro in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, bus, and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Cayo.

Things to do in San Pedro

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 16 — 22:

Cayo, Belize

— 6 nights
Holidays in Cayo offer adventure and history in equal measure, with a wealth of ancient sites and unspoiled environment to explore.
Visiting Green Iguana Conservation Project and Barton Creek Cave will get you outdoors. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Xunantunich Mayan Ruins and Caracol. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cayo: Half Moon Caye National Monument (in Glovers Reef Atoll) and The Belize Zoo (in La Democracia). There's still lots to do: delve into the distant past at Cahal Pech, get a taste of the local shopping with The Orange Gallery, take a memorable tour with MayaWalk Tours, and explore the fascinating underground world of ATM Cave Belize- Actun Tunichil Muknal.

To find more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Cayo trip planning website.

Traveling by combination of flight and car from San Pedro to Cayo takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, bus, and car. In April, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cayo

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 22 — 28: