29 days in Central America Itinerary

29 days in Central America Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Roatan, Honduras
— 3 nights
2
Belize City, Belize
— 2 nights
3
San Ignacio, Belize
— 2 nights
4
San Pedro, Belize
— 2 nights
5
Antigua, Guatemala
— 2 nights
6
San Salvador, El Salvador
— 3 nights
7
Panama City, Panama
— 2 nights
8
Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica
— 2 nights
9
La Fortuna de San Carlos, Costa Rica
— 4 nights
10
Monteverde, Costa Rica
— 3 nights

3
nights
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: kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, tour the pleasant surroundings at West Bay Beach, gain insight at Steel Pan Alley, and browse the different shops at Diamonds International.

For where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Roatan online road trip planner.

Chandigarh, India to Roatan is an approximately 31-hour flight. You'll gain 11.5 hours traveling from Chandigarh to Roatan due to the time zone difference. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Chandigarh in December: high temperatures in Roatan hover around °C and lows are around °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Belize City.

Things to do in Roatan

Outdoors Parks Tours
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Blue Island Divers ©
Blue Island Divers
Zipline
Little French Key ©
Little French Key

2
nights
Belize City, Belize

Belize's biggest urban center, Belize City is a culturally diverse seaside destination.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sun): learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at The Belize Zoo and then make a trip to The Belize Sign Monument. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, thenstop by Moho Chocolate, and then get outside with Goff's Caye.

To find where to stay, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Belize City route maker site.

Getting from Roatan to Belize City by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry, bus, and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In December, daytime highs in Belize City are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) to allow time to drive to San Ignacio.

Things to do in Belize City

Outdoors Adventure Tours

Side Trips

Goff's Caye, The Belize Zoo
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River Rafting & Tubing
The Belize Zoo ©
The Belize Zoo
Goff's Caye ©
Goff's Caye

2
nights
San Ignacio, Belize

San Ignacio ©
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 10th (Tue): stroll through Green Iguana Conservation Project and then explore the fascinating underground world of ATM Cave Belize- Actun Tunichil Muknal. On the next day, steep yourself in history at Xunantunich Mayan Ruins, take in the exciting artwork at Cappello's Art Gallery, and then explore the fascinating underground world of Barton Creek Cave.

To find ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the San Ignacio journey planner.

You can drive from Belize City to San Ignacio in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to travel to San Pedro.

Things to do in San Ignacio

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Cayo
Find places to stay Dec 9 — 11:
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ATM Cave Belize- Actun Tunichil Muknal ©
ATM Cave Belize- Actun Tunichil Muknal
Xunantunich Mayan Ruins ©
Xunantunich Mayan Ruins
Green Iguana Conservation Project ©
Green Iguana Conservation Project

2
nights
San Pedro, Belize

San Pedro ©
San Pedro evolved from small fishing village and now represents one of the most visited locations in Belize.
On the 12th (Thu), stroll through Hol Chan Marine Reserve. Keep things going the next day: see what you can catch with a fishing tour, thensee some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then view the masterpieces at Belizean Arts.

To see where to stay, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the San Pedro holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from San Ignacio to San Pedro takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. Expect a daytime high around °C in December, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Antigua.

Things to do in San Pedro

Wildlife Outdoors Tours
Find places to stay Dec 11 — 13:
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Hol Chan Marine Reserve ©
Hol Chan Marine Reserve
Scuba & Snorkeling
Fishing Charters & Tours

2
nights
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.
On the 14th (Sat), take in the spiritual surroundings of Catedral Metropolitana, thencontemplate the geological forces at Volcán Pacaya, and then admire the masterpieces at Casa Santo Domingo Museums. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Sun): pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia de La Merced, make a trip to Cerro de la Cruz, thendelve into the distant past at Convento de las Capuchinas, and finally stop by Ileana Sotela Accesorios.

To find maps, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Antigua travel route planner.

You can fly from San Pedro to Antigua in 7.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry, bus, and taxi; or do a combination of ferry, bus, and shuttle. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from San Pedro in December, with highs in Antigua at °C and lows at °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can drive to San Salvador.

Things to do in Antigua

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trip

Catedral Metropolitana
Find places to stay Dec 13 — 15:
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Iglesia de La Merced ©
Iglesia de La Merced
Volcán Pacaya ©
Volcán Pacaya
Cerro de la Cruz ©
Cerro de la Cruz

3
nights
San Salvador, El Salvador

San Salvador ©
The country's capital, San Salvador sits in a scenic position surrounded by impressive volcanoes.
Step out of San Salvador to go to Ahuachapan and see El Imposible National Park, which is approximately 1h 40 min away. There's much more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia El Rosario, identify plant and animal life at Cinquera Rain Forest Park, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Catedral Metropolitana, and examine the collection at Museo Nacional de Antropología Dr. David J. Guzman.

To find reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our San Salvador trip itinerary maker app.

Getting from Antigua to San Salvador by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Antigua in December, with highs in San Salvador at °C and lows at °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can travel to Panama City.

Things to do in San Salvador

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

El Imposible National Park
Find places to stay Dec 15 — 18:
Highlights from your plan
El Imposible National Park ©
El Imposible National Park
Iglesia El Rosario ©
Iglesia El Rosario
Cinquera Rain Forest Park ©
Cinquera Rain Forest Park

2
nights
Panama City, Panama

Panama City ©
Arguably the most modern of Central American cities, Panama City boasts a shimmering skyline of glass skyscrapers.
Panama City is known for historic sites, shopping, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Panama Canal, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Metropolitan National Park, get engrossed in the history at Museo del Canal Interoceanico de Panama, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Iglesia de San José.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Panama City travel route builder.

You can fly from San Salvador to Panama City in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from San Salvador to Panama City, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from San Salvador in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Panama City, with lows of °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Manuel Antonio.

Things to do in Panama City

Nature Parks Historic Sites
Find places to stay Dec 18 — 21:
Highlights from your plan
Panama Canal ©
Panama Canal
Casco Viejo ©
Casco Viejo
Soberania National Park ©
Soberania National Park

2
nights
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.
On the 22nd (Sun), enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Manuel Antonio, thenlet the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, and then stop by Altair Souvenir & Gallery Shop. Keep things going the next day: glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, and then stroll around Parque Nahomi.

To see ratings and tourist information, use the Manuel Antonio online road trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Panama City to Manuel Antonio takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Panama City to Manuel Antonio. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to La Fortuna de San Carlos.

Things to do in Manuel Antonio

Outdoors Tours Adventure

Side Trip

Quepos
Find places to stay Dec 21 — 23:
Highlights from your plan
Playa Manuel Antonio ©
Playa Manuel Antonio
Stand-Up Paddleboarding
River Rafting & Tubing

4
nights
La Fortuna de San Carlos, Costa Rica

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.
Take a break from La Fortuna de San Carlos with a short trip to Jardins da Cachoeira de La Paz in Vara Blanca, about 1h 50 min away. There's lots more to do: relax and rejuvenate at Tabacon Hot Springs, relax in the rural setting at Finca Loma Verde, view the masterpieces at Onirica Art Gallery, and take in the dramatic scenery at La Fortuna Waterfall.

To see photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the La Fortuna de San Carlos road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Manuel Antonio to La Fortuna de San Carlos takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Monteverde.

Things to do in La Fortuna de San Carlos

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Jardins da Cachoeira de La Paz
Find places to stay Dec 23 — 27:
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Tabacon Hot Springs ©
Tabacon Hot Springs
Canyoning & Rappelling Tours

3
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 28th (Sat), tour the pleasant surroundings at Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Monteverde Frog Pond. Keep things going the next day: stop by Women Artisans Cooperative Santa Elena and Monteverde, thenkick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, thenexperience rural life at El Trapiche Tour, and finally get to know the resident critters at The Bat Jungle.

To see other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Monteverde trip planning app.

Traveling by car from La Fortuna de San Carlos to Monteverde takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle. In December, daily temperatures in Monteverde can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Monteverde

Parks Wildlife Adventure
Find places to stay Dec 27 — 30:
Highlights from your plan
Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve ©
Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve
Zipline
El Trapiche Tour ©
El Trapiche Tour

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