28 days in Central America Itinerary

28 days in Central America Itinerary

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Fly
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Roatan, Honduras
— 5 nights
Fly
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San Pedro, Belize
— 2 nights
Ferry to Belize City, Bus to San Ignacio
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San Ignacio, Belize
— 3 nights
Shuttle to Flores, Fly to Puerto Viejo de Talamanca
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Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, Costa Rica
— 3 nights
Drive
5
Drake Bay, Costa Rica
— 2 nights
Drive
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Uvita, Costa Rica
— 2 nights
Drive
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Monteverde, Costa Rica
— 2 nights
Drive
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Playas del Coco, Costa Rica
— 3 nights
Drive
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La Fortuna de San Carlos, Costa Rica
— 4 nights
Shuttle to Liberia, Fly to Miami

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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.
Visiting Coconut Tree Divers and Tabyana Beach will get you outdoors. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Mayan Day Passes and West Bay Beach. The adventure continues: stroll through Mayan Eden, see Off-Road Tours, walk around Gumbalimba Park, and browse the different shops at Diamonds International.

To find maps, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Roatan sightseeing planning site.

Miami, USA to Roatan is an approximately 6-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in October, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can catch the flight to San Pedro.
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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.
On the 28th (Fri), stop by Caye Coffee Roasting Co., see the vivid underwater world at Shark Ray Alley, and then let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Sat): see what you can catch with a fishing tour, take in the exciting artwork at Belizean Arts, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read our San Pedro trip tool.

Traveling by flight from Roatan to San Pedro takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, bus, and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In October, daily temperatures in San Pedro can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to San Ignacio.
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San Ignacio, Belize — 3 nights

Cayo Town

The cultural hub of the district, San Ignacio neatly blends tourism and tradition, expats and indigenous peoples into a convincingly authentic, but modern and welcoming inland town.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sun): stroll through Green Iguana Conservation Project, view the masterpieces at Empyrean Art Center, and then steep yourself in history at Xunantunich Mayan Ruins. On the 31st (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the exciting artwork at Creek Art Walter Castillo Home Art Gallery, then Head underground at ATM Cave Belize- Actun Tunichil Muknal, and then look for gifts at Kaj Expressions Cayo.

To find more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our San Ignacio trip itinerary planning website.

You can do a combination of ferry and bus from San Pedro to San Ignacio in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, car, and bus; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Puerto Viejo de Talamanca.
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Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, Costa Rica — 3 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.
Relax by the water at Playa Punta Uva and La Feria Legendaria de Playa Chiquita. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Nature Observatorio and Playa Cocles. There's more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Puerto Viejo.

For more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read our Puerto Viejo de Talamanca visit planner.

Traveling by combination of shuttle and flight from San Ignacio to Puerto Viejo de Talamanca takes 10 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and bus; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to drive to Drake Bay.
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Drake Bay, Costa Rica — 2 nights

Start off your visit on the 5th (Sat): head off the coast to Cano Island. Keep things going the next day: explore the activities along Bahia Drake and then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To see reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Drake Bay trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Puerto Viejo de Talamanca to Drake Bay in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can go by car to Uvita.
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Uvita, Costa Rica — 2 nights

Ideal for visitors looking to escape Costa Rica's busy beaches, Uvita offers a serene atmosphere and plenty of uncrowded sand for a leisurely vacation.
On the 7th (Mon), see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour and then enjoy the sand and surf at Uvita Beach. Keep things going the next day: stroll through Alturas Wildlife Sanctuary, stop by Discount Liquor Wine & Cigars, and then see Off-Road Tours.

To see photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read Uvita vacation maker tool.

Traveling by car from Drake Bay to Uvita takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Monteverde.
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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 9th (Wed), view the masterpieces at Arte Jaguar Gallery, experience the excitement of El Trapiche Tour, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Monteverde Orchid Garden. Here are some ideas for day two: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at The Bat Jungle, take a peaceful walk through Curi Cancha Reserve, and then look for gifts at Monteverde Hummingbird Gallery.

To find reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Monteverde travel website.

Traveling by car from Uvita to Monteverde takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can drive to Playas del Coco.
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Playas del Coco, Costa Rica — 3 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.
Escape the urban bustle at Hacienda El Viejo Wetlands and Playa Hermosa. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Playa Conchal and Alessandra Cola Art. Change things up with a short trip to Costa Rica'n Art Craft in Liberia (about 38 minutes away). And it doesn't end there: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and stop by Lis Umana Beachwear.

To find other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Playas del Coco vacation app.

Traveling by car from Monteverde to Playas del Coco takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to go by car to La Fortuna de San Carlos.
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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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Natura Eco Park Costa Rica and Bogarin Trail. Step out of the city life by going to Safaris and Paradise Hot Springs. And it doesn't end there: stroll through Arenal Oasis Wildlife Refuge, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, witness a stunning natural landmark at Los Lagos Hot Springs, and explore the galleries of Wood & Art Gallery.

For reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our La Fortuna de San Carlos journey maker app.

You can drive from Playas del Coco to La Fortuna de San Carlos in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.
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