29 days in Central America Itinerary

29 days in Central America Itinerary

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29 days in Central America Itinerary

Start: Chandigarh, India
Fly:  32​h
1
Roatan, Honduras
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
2
Belize City, Belize
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + Drive + bus:  2​h
3
San Ignacio, Belize
— 2 nights
+2
bus + Drive + Fly:  3​h 15​min
4
San Pedro, Belize
— 2 nights
+4
Fly + foot + bus + foot + bus:  4​h 45​min
5
Antigua, Guatemala
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
6
San Salvador, El Salvador
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
7
Panama City, Panama
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
8
Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
9
La Fortuna de San Carlos, Costa Rica
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
10
Monteverde, Costa Rica
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  34​h
End: Chandigarh, India

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, adventure, shopping, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take a memorable tour with Tours, buy something for everyone on your list at Diamonds International, stroll through West Bay Beach, and look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read Roatan road trip planner.

Chandigarh, India to Roatan is an approximately 32-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Chandigarh to Roatan is minus 11 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Chandigarh in December, with highs in Roatan at 34°C and lows at 25°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 Wildlife
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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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Sun): explore the ancient world of Altun Ha, then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at The Belize Zoo, and then make a trip to The Belize Sign Monument. On your second day here, let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, look for gifts at Moho Chocolate, and then head outdoors with Goff's Caye.

For where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Belize City road trip tool .

Traveling by flight from Roatan to Belize City takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to San Ignacio.

Things to do in Belize City

Outdoors Historic Sites Tours

Side Trips

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

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.
On the 10th (Tue), stroll through Green Iguana Conservation Project and then Head underground at ATM Cave Belize- Actun Tunichil Muknal. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at Xunantunich Mayan Ruins, browse the exhibits of Cappello's Art Gallery, and then Head underground at Barton Creek Cave.

To find photos, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our San Ignacio online trip itinerary builder .

Getting from Belize City to San Ignacio by combination of flight and bus takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; 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
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ATM Cave Belize- Actun Tunichil Muknal ©
Xunantunich Mayan Ruins ©
Xunantunich Mayan Ruins
Barton Creek Cave ©
Barton Creek Cave

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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Thu): push the limits with an extreme tour and then see the vivid underwater world at Hol Chan Marine Reserve. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: cast your line with a fishing tour, then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then take in the exciting artwork at Belizean Arts.

To see more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, use the San Pedro online tour itinerary planner .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from San Ignacio to San Pedro takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. In December in San Pedro, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 26°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to travel to Antigua.

Things to do in San Pedro

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
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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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Catedral Metropolitana, then get impressive views of Volcán Pacaya, and then admire the masterpieces at Casa Santo Domingo Museums. On the next day, pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia de La Merced, don't miss a visit to Cerro de la Cruz, then explore the ancient world of Convento de las Capuchinas, and finally stop by Ileana Sotela Accesorios.

To see photos, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Antigua online trip maker .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from San Pedro to Antigua takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from San Pedro in December; daily highs in Antigua reach 27°C and lows reach 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to go by car to San Salvador.

Things to do in Antigua

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Catedral Metropolitana
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Iglesia de La Merced ©
Iglesia de La Merced
Cerro de la Cruz ©
Cerro de la Cruz
Casa Santo Domingo Museums ©
Casa Santo Domingo Museums

3
nights
San Salvador, El Salvador

San Salvador ©
The country's capital, San Salvador sits in a scenic position surrounded by impressive volcanoes.
Go for a jaunt from San Salvador to Ahuachapan to see El Imposible National Park about 1h 25 min away. The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Cinquera Rain Forest Park, pause for some photo ops at The Monunment of Memory and truth, see the interesting displays at Monseñor Romero Center, and pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia El Rosario.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, use the San Salvador online route planner .

You can drive from Antigua to San Salvador in 4 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or take a bus. In December, San Salvador is somewhat warmer than Antigua - with highs of 36°C and lows of 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to 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:
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El Imposible National Park ©
El Imposible National Park
Cinquera Rain Forest Park ©
Cinquera Rain Forest Park
Iglesia El Rosario ©
Iglesia El Rosario

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, museums, nature, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Panama Canal, get engrossed in the history at Museo del Canal Interoceanico de Panama, explore the striking landscape of Metropolitan National Park, and wander the streets of Casco Viejo.

Discover how to plan a Panama City trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Getting from San Salvador to Panama City by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from San Salvador to Panama City due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from San Salvador in December since evenings lows in Panama City dip to 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to travel to Manuel Antonio.

Things to do in Panama City

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Panama Canal ©
Panama Canal
Casco Viejo ©
Casco Viejo
Amador Causeway (Calzada de Amador) ©

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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): kick back and relax at Playa Manuel Antonio, then take a memorable tour with Tours, and then look for gifts at 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, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, and then walk around Parque Nahomi.

To see more things to do, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read Manuel Antonio trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Panama City to Manuel Antonio takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is minus 1 hour. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to go by car to La Fortuna de San Carlos.

Things to do in Manuel Antonio

Outdoors Tours Adventure

Side Trip

Quepos
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Playa Manuel Antonio ©
Playa Manuel Antonio
River Rafting & Tubing
Nature & Wildlife Tours

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.
Go for a jaunt from La Fortuna de San Carlos to Vara Blanca to see Jardins da Cachoeira de La Paz about 1h 50 min away. The adventure continues: take in the natural beauty of Tabacon Hot Springs, let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, stop by Galeria Aguas Verdes, and take a memorable tour with Tours.

Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to La Fortuna de San Carlos fast, fun, and easy.

You can drive from Manuel Antonio to La Fortuna de San Carlos in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Monteverde.

Things to do in La Fortuna de San Carlos

Parks Nature 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
La Fortuna Waterfall ©
La Fortuna Waterfall

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), stroll through Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Monteverde Frog Pond. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Sun): stop by Women Artisans Cooperative Santa Elena and Monteverde, kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, then relax in the rural setting at El Trapiche Tour, and finally learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at The Bat Jungle.

To see traveler tips, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Monteverde trip planner.

Traveling by car from La Fortuna de San Carlos to Monteverde takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle. December in Monteverde sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 32°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Monteverde

Parks Wildlife Tours
Find places to stay Dec 27 — 30:
Highlights from your plan
Zipline
El Trapiche Tour ©
El Trapiche Tour

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