15 days in Central America Itinerary

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Panama City, Panama
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Fly to Changuinola, Drive to Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, Shuttle to Manuel Antonio
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Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica
— 2 nights
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Monteverde, Costa Rica
— 1 night
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La Fortuna de San Carlos, Costa Rica
— 3 nights
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Tortuguero, Costa Rica
— 1 night
Bus to San Jose, Fly to San Salvador
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San Salvador, El Salvador
— 2 nights
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San Pedro, Belize
— 1 night
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Roatan, Honduras
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Panama City, Panama — 1 night

Dubai of Latin America

Arguably the most modern of Central American cities, Panama City boasts a shimmering skyline of glass skyscrapers.
On the 10th (Mon), appreciate the extensive heritage of Casco Viejo. On the 11th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: visit Cinta Costera, make a trip to Amador Causeway (Calzada de Amador), and then explore the striking landscape of Metropolitan National Park.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Panama City vacation builder site.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Panama City is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a -6 hour difference. In July, Panama City is somewhat warmer than Amsterdam - with highs of 36°C and lows of 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Manuel Antonio.
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Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica — 2 nights

The rainforest meets the sea at Manuel Antonio National Park, a small but scenic natural preserve on the west coast of Costa Rica.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Wed): kick back and relax at Playa Manuel Antonio and then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour. On the next day, stroll around Parque Nahomi, cast your line with Fishing Costa Rica with Big Eye Charters, and then indulge in some personalized pampering at Raindrop Spa.

To see ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Manuel Antonio travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Panama City to Manuel Antonio by combination of flight, car, and shuttle takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is minus 1 hour. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can go by car to Monteverde.
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Monteverde, Costa Rica — 1 night

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 14th (Fri), stroll through Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve and then stroll through Ranario Monteverde Frog Pond.

For where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, use the Monteverde vacation planning app.

You can drive from Manuel Antonio to Monteverde in 4 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can go by car to La Fortuna de San Carlos.
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La Fortuna de San Carlos, Costa Rica — 3 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.
La Fortuna de San Carlos is known for nature, adventure, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, look for gifts at Galeria Aguas Verdes, take an in-depth tour of ChocoMuseo La Fortuna, and skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour.

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Traveling by car from Monteverde to La Fortuna de San Carlos takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Tortuguero.
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Tortuguero, Costa Rica — 1 night

Costa Rica's Amazon

One of Costa Rica's least accessible destinations, Tortuguero sits within an eponymous national park and remains accessible only by plane or boat.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Tue): explore the striking landscape of Tortuguero National Park.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Tortuguero tour itinerary maker.

You can drive from La Fortuna de San Carlos to Tortuguero in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In July, daytime highs in Tortuguero are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to travel to San Salvador.
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San Salvador, El Salvador — 2 nights

The country's capital, San Salvador sits in a scenic position surrounded by impressive volcanoes.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Catedral Metropolitana, pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia El Rosario, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Cinquera Rain Forest Park. On the 20th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for gifts at Mercado Nacional de Artesanias, then see the interesting displays at Museo Nacional de Antropología Dr. David J. Guzman, and then see the interesting displays at Monseñor Romero Center.

For reviews, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the San Salvador vacation planning website.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Tortuguero to San Salvador in 7 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In July in San Salvador, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 24°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to San Pedro.
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San Pedro, Belize — 1 night

San Pedro evolved from small fishing village and now represents one of the most visited locations in Belize.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Fri): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, then soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, and then look for gifts at Belizean Breezes Soap Co. and More.

To find where to stay, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, use the San Pedro trip planner.

You can fly from San Salvador to San Pedro in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from San Salvador in July, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 30°C in San Pedro. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can fly to Roatan.
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Roatan, Honduras — 2 nights

The largest of the Bay Islands, Roatan is the most developed and the most popular among its neighbors.
On the 22nd (Sat), look for gifts at Pies Bonitos, then head outdoors with West Bay Divers, and then indulge in some personalized pampering at Spa Baan Suerte. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour and then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Roatan Island Brewing Co..

To find ratings, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Roatan trip itinerary app.

Getting from San Pedro to Roatan by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry, car, and bus; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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