60 days in Israel & Central America Itinerary

60 days in Israel & Central America Itinerary

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60 days in Israel & Central America Itinerary

Start: Tel Aviv, Israel
1
Eilat, Israel
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  3​h 15​min
2
Jerusalem, Israel
— 6 nights
Fly:  20​h 45​min
3
San Salvador, El Salvador
— 6 nights
Drive + Fly:  2​h
4
Roatan, Honduras
— 7 nights
Fly:  2​h 15​min
5
San Pedro, Belize
— 7 nights
Fly:  1​h 45​min
6
Belmopan, Belize
— 4 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  10​h 15​min
7
La Fortuna de San Carlos, Costa Rica
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
8
La Virgen, Costa Rica
— 3 nights
Drive:  6​h 45​min
9
Drake Bay, Costa Rica
— 4 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  9​h 30​min
10
Area de Conservacion Guanacaste, Costa Rica
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
11
Playas del Coco, Costa Rica
— 4 nights
taxi + Fly:  3​h 15​min
12
Panama City, Panama
— 3 nights
Fly:  21​h
End: Tel Aviv, Israel


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2
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Eilat, Israel

Eilat ©
At the northern extreme of the Red Sea sits Eilat, a resort town popular with domestic and international tourists.
Escape the urban bustle at Timna Park and Scuba & Snorkeling. Step off the beaten path and head to Bird Watching Park and Darkness - Israel's Biggest Haunted House. There's much more to do: see the vivid underwater world at Dolphin Reef, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and observe the fascinating underwater world at Underwater Observatory Marine Park.

To see where to stay, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, use the Eilat trip itinerary planner.

Tel Aviv to Eilat is an approximately 1-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Tel Aviv in November: highs in Eilat hover around 33°C, while lows dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Jerusalem.

Things to do in Eilat

Wildlife Parks Outdoors
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Timna Park ©
Timna Park
Dolphin Reef ©
Dolphin Reef
Scuba & Snorkeling

6
nights
Jerusalem, Israel

Jerusalem ©
Few places in the world boast such a long history and such a rich multiethnic culture as Jerusalem, a city sacred to Jews, Muslims, and Christians.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Bet Guvrin-Maresha National Park and Avdat National Park. Get outdoors at En Gedi Nature Reserve and Mount Tabor. Explore Jerusalem's surroundings by going to Masada National Park (in Masada), Jaffa Old City (in Jaffa) and Neve Tzedek (in Tel Aviv). There's lots more to do: take a stroll through Old City of Jerusalem, examine the collection at Israel Museum, contemplate the long history of The Jerusalem Archaeological Park, and don't miss a visit to Western Wall.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Jerusalem tour itinerary maker .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Eilat to Jerusalem in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or drive. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Eilat in November; daily highs in Jerusalem reach 29°C and lows reach 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) to allow time to travel to San Salvador.

Things to do in Jerusalem

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Tel Aviv, Masada National Park, Mount Tabor, En Gedi Nature Reserve, Avdat National Park
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Old City of Jerusalem ©
Old City of Jerusalem
Bet Guvrin-Maresha National Park ©
Bet Guvrin-Maresha National Park
En Gedi Nature Reserve ©
En Gedi Nature Reserve

6
nights
San Salvador, El Salvador

San Salvador ©
The country's capital, San Salvador sits in a scenic position surrounded by impressive volcanoes.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Parque Nacional El Boqueron and Joya de Ceren Archaeological Park. Visiting Santa Ana Volcano and Cinquera Rain Forest Park will get you outdoors. Explore San Salvador's surroundings by going to El Imposible National Park (in Ahuachapan) and El Tunco (in La Libertad). The adventure continues: stop by Mercado Nacional de Artesanias, pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia El Rosario, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and see the interesting displays at Museo Nacional de Antropología Dr. David J. Guzman.

To find photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our San Salvador attractions planner.

Getting from Jerusalem to San Salvador by flight takes about 21 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Jerusalem to San Salvador is minus 8 hours. Traveling from Jerusalem in November, things will get somewhat warmer in San Salvador: highs are around 35°C and lows about 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Roatan.

Things to do in San Salvador

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Santa Ana Volcano, El Imposible National Park, El Tunco
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El Imposible National Park ©
El Imposible National Park
Parque Nacional El Boqueron ©
Parque Nacional El Boqueron
Santa Ana Volcano ©
Santa Ana Volcano

7
nights
Roatan, Honduras

The largest of the Bay Islands, Roatan is the most developed and the most popular among its neighbors.
Visiting Fishing Charters & Tours and Little French Key will get you outdoors. You'll get in some beach time at Tabyana Beach and West Bay Beach. There's much more to do: get interesting insight from Tours, hunt for treasures at Straw Market, kick back and relax at Mayan Day Passes, and look for gifts at Karma Jewelry Design.

For photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Roatan trip itinerary builder site .

You can do a combination of car and flight from San Salvador to Roatan in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In November, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can catch the flight to San Pedro.

Things to do in Roatan

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Tabyana Beach ©
Tabyana Beach

7
nights
San Pedro, Belize

San Pedro ©
San Pedro evolved from small fishing village and now represents one of the most visited locations in Belize.
Step off the beaten path and head to Fishing Charters & Tours and River Rafting & Tubing. Get outdoors at Shark Ray Alley and Scuba & Snorkeling. Spend the 8th (Sun) 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, look for gifts at 12 Belize, shop like a local with The Gallery of San Pedro, and identify plant and animal life at Mexico Rocks.

To find maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read our San Pedro trip itinerary builder website .

Getting from Roatan to San Pedro by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can travel to Belmopan.

Things to do in San Pedro

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Ambergris Caye
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Hol Chan Marine Reserve ©
Hol Chan Marine Reserve
Fishing Charters & Tours
Shark Ray Alley ©
Shark Ray Alley

4
nights
Belmopan, Belize

Belmopan ©
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.
Get outdoors at Actun Tunichil Muknal and Blue Hole National Park. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Preserve and Art Box Belize arts & crafts center. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Belmopan: River Rafting & Tubing (in Belize City) and The Belize Zoo (in La Democracia).

For other places to visit, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read Belmopan travel route planner .

You can fly from San Pedro to Belmopan in 2 hours. Another option is to 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 14th (Sat) so you can travel to La Fortuna de San Carlos.

Things to do in Belmopan

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Preserve, ATM Cave Belize- Actun Tunichil Muknal, The Belize Zoo, River Rafting & Tubing
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ATM Cave Belize- Actun Tunichil Muknal ©
Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Preserve ©
Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Preserve
Blue Hole National Park ©
Blue Hole National Park

6
nights
La Fortuna de San Carlos, Costa Rica

La Fortuna de San Carlos ©
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.
Do your shopping at Wood & Art Gallery and Galeria Aguas Verdes. Take a break from the city and head to Bogarin Trail and River Rafting & Tubing. Next up on the itinerary: soothe aching muscles at Tabacon Hot Springs, get impressive views of Arenal Volcano (Volcan Arenal), take an exotic tour of a safari tour, and get interesting insight from Tours.

To find ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the La Fortuna de San Carlos tour itinerary maker tool .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Belmopan to La Fortuna de San Carlos. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can go by car to La Virgen.

Things to do in La Fortuna de San Carlos

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Arenal Volcano National Park
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Tabacon Hot Springs ©
Tabacon Hot Springs
Safaris
La Fortuna Waterfall ©
La Fortuna Waterfall

3
nights
La Virgen, Costa Rica

La Virgen ©
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Dave & Dave's Costa Rica Nature Park and Tirimbina Biological Reserve. Get outdoors at Jardins da Cachoeira de La Paz and Poas Volcano.

To find photos, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read our La Virgen trip builder tool .

Traveling by car from La Fortuna de San Carlos to La Virgen takes 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Drake Bay.

Things to do in La Virgen

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Jardins da Cachoeira de La Paz, Poas Volcano
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Dave & Dave's Costa Rica Nature Park ©
Poas Volcano
Poas Volcano

4
nights
Drake Bay, Costa Rica

Drake Bay ©
Take a break from the city and head to Naturaseekers and Cano Island. Step out of Drake Bay with an excursion to Parque Nacional Marino Ballena in Uvita--about 2 hours away. Spend the 26th (Thu) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

To see photos, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read our Drake Bay trip planner .

Explore your travel options from La Virgen to Drake Bay with the Route module. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to travel to Area de Conservacion Guanacaste.

Things to do in Drake Bay

Wildlife Nature Parks

Side Trip

Parque Nacional Marino Ballena
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Parque Nacional Marino Ballena ©
Parque Nacional Marino Ballena
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Cano Island ©
Cano Island

3
nights
Area de Conservacion Guanacaste, Costa Rica

Area de Conservacion Guanacaste ©
Take a break from the city and head to Llanos de Cortez Waterfall and Hacienda El Viejo Wetlands. Go for a jaunt from Area de Conservacion Guanacaste to Liberia to see Church of La Ermita La Agonia about 44 minutes away. Spend the 30th (Mon) among the fascinating landscape of Parque Nacional Volcan Rincon de la Vieja.

To see maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Area de Conservacion Guanacaste vacation maker tool .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Drake Bay to Area de Conservacion Guanacaste. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in December, and nighttime lows around 32°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Playas del Coco.

Things to do in Area de Conservacion Guanacaste

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trip

Church of La Ermita La Agonia
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Llanos de Cortez Waterfall ©
Llanos de Cortez Waterfall
Hacienda El Viejo Wetlands ©
Hacienda El Viejo Wetlands

4
nights
Playas del Coco, Costa Rica

Playas del Coco ©
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.
Visiting Playa Conchal and Palo Verde National Park will get you outdoors. You'll get in some beach time at Playa Hermosa and Playa Nacascolo. Venture out of the city with trips to Liberia (Nahua & Costa Rica'n Art Craft). There's more to do: contemplate the geological forces at Rincon de La Vieja National Park and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia Catolica de Playas del Coco.

For photos, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read Playas del Coco trip planner .

Traveling by car from Area de Conservacion Guanacaste to Playas del Coco takes 2 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to travel to Panama City.

Things to do in Playas del Coco

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Province of Guanacaste, Liberia, Playa Hermosa, Playa Nacascolo, Playa Conchal
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Playa Conchal ©
Playa Conchal
Playa Hermosa ©
Playa Hermosa
Palo Verde National Park ©
Palo Verde National Park

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nights
Panama City, Panama

Panama City ©
Arguably the most modern of Central American cities, Panama City boasts a shimmering skyline of glass skyscrapers.
Explore hidden gems such as Parque Nacional de Soberania and Museo del Canal Interoceanico de Panama. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Mercado de Mariscos and PTYlocal. The adventure continues: appreciate the extensive heritage of Casco Viejo, make a trip to Panama Canal, and explore the striking landscape of Metropolitan National Park.

For where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Panama City road trip website .

Do a combination of flight and shuttle from Playas del Coco to Panama City in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Playas del Coco to Panama City due to the time zone difference. January in Panama City sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Panama City

Nature Parks Historic Sites
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Casco Viejo ©
Casco Viejo
Soberania National Park ©
Soberania National Park
Metropolitan National Park ©
Metropolitan National Park

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