59 days in Caribbean & Central America Itinerary

59 days in Caribbean & Central America Itinerary

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Nassau, Bahamas
— 2 nights
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Ocho Rios, Jamaica
— 3 nights
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Montego Bay, Jamaica
— 4 nights
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Roatan, Honduras
— 6 nights
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San Salvador, El Salvador
— 5 nights
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Antigua, Guatemala
— 4 nights
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Granada, Nicaragua
— 3 nights
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La Fortuna de San Carlos, Costa Rica
— 6 nights
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Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica
— 2 nights
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Panama City, Panama
— 6 nights
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Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
— 2 nights
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Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
— 5 nights
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San Juan, Puerto Rico
— 5 nights
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Isla de Vieques, Puerto Rico
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Nassau, Bahamas

— 2 nights
On a trip to Nassau you can immerse yourself in a dynamic city atmosphere or spend your days lazing on the soft golden sands.
Nassau is known for theme parks, beaches, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Marine Habitat at Atlantis, admire the natural beauty at The Cloister, browse the eclectic array of goods at Straw Market, and kick back and relax at Cable Beach.

To find out how to plan a trip to Nassau, use our trip itinerary maker.

Charlotte, USA to Nassau is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus, taxi, and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. Prepare for much hotter weather when traveling from Charlotte in February: high temperatures in Nassau hover around 81°F and lows are around 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) to allow time to fly to Ocho Rios.

Things to do in Nassau

Parks · Outdoors · Zoos & Aquariums · Golf

Side Trip

Find places to stay Feb 1 — 3:

Ocho Rios, Jamaica

— 3 nights
A trip to Ocho Rios, the tourist hub of Saint Ann Parish, offers travelers a staggering amount of activities and cultural attractions.
Step out of Ocho Rios to go to Runaway Bay and see Green Grotto Caves, which is approximately 38 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: admire the sheer force of Dunn's River Falls and Park, stroll around Konoko Falls, tour the pleasant surroundings at Ocho Rios Bay Beach, and hike along Fern Gully.

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You can fly from Nassau to Ocho Rios in 5 hours. In February, Ocho Rios is a bit warmer than Nassau - with highs of 87°F and lows of 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to drive to Montego Bay.

Things to do in Ocho Rios

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trip

Find places to stay Feb 3 — 6:

Montego Bay, Jamaica

— 4 nights
The second largest city in Jamaica, Montego Bay boasts an international airport and a major cruise-line terminal, so it regularly receives a big influx of visitors to the island.
Change things up with these side-trips from Montego Bay: Negril (Spas & Wellness & Seven Mile Beach) and Tryall Golf Course (in Sandy Bay). There's still lots to do: look for gifts at White Witch Golf Course, tour the pleasant surroundings at Doctor's Cave Beach, browse the exhibits of Greenwood Great House, and contemplate the long history of Rose Hall Great House.

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You can drive from Ocho Rios to Montego Bay in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In February, daily temperatures in Montego Bay can reach 86°F, while at night they dip to 72°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Thu) to allow time for travel to Roatan.

Things to do in Montego Bay

Outdoors · Parks · Golf · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 6 — 10:

Roatan, Honduras

— 6 nights
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 trip includes some of its best attractions: head outdoors with Clearwater Adventures, get a taste of the local shopping with Karma Jewelry Design, explore the galleries of Roatan Underwater Museum, and indulge your thirst for a good beer at Roatan Island Brewing Co..

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Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Montego Bay to Roatan. Traveling from Montego Bay to Roatan, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In February in Roatan, expect temperatures between 84°F during the day and 71°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) to allow time to fly to San Salvador.

Things to do in Roatan

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Tours
Find places to stay Feb 10 — 16:

San Salvador, El Salvador

— 5 nights
The country's capital, San Salvador sits in a scenic position surrounded by impressive volcanoes.
Get out of town with these interesting San Salvador side-trips: Santa Ana (Izalco Volcano & Santa Ana Volcano) and Lake Coatepeque (in Coatepeque). The adventure continues: delve into the distant past at Joya de Ceren Archaeological Park, explore the engaging exhibits at Tin Marin Children's Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia El Rosario, and shop like a local with Mercado Nacional de Artesanias.

For traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, go to the San Salvador day trip planner.

Getting from Roatan to San Salvador by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry, bus, and taxi; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Roatan in February: highs in San Salvador hover around 90°F, while lows dip to 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Antigua.

Things to do in San Salvador

Parks · Nature · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 16 — 21:

Antigua, Guatemala

— 4 nights
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Antigua: Guatemala City (National Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology, Museo Popol Vuh, &more). There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at Casa Santo Domingo Museums, delve into the distant past at Arco de Santa Catalina, don't miss a visit to The Plaza Central Park, and contemplate the geological forces at Volcan de Agua.

For photos, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Antigua online trip maker.

Fly from San Salvador to Antigua in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from San Salvador in February, with highs in Antigua at 76°F and lows at 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to fly to Granada.

Things to do in Antigua

Museums · Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Feb 21 — 25:

Granada, Nicaragua

— 3 nights

La Gran Sultana

The lakeside city of Granada has the look and feel of a historically important economic and political center, with grand colonial architecture, a unified look, and many cultural attractions.
Explore Granada's surroundings by going to Apoyo (in La Laguna de Apoyo) and Masaya Volcano (in Masaya). There's much more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia de La Merced, see the interesting displays at Centro Cultural Antiguo Convento San Francisco, head off the coast to Islets of Granada, and get impressive views of Mombacho.

For maps, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Granada online trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Antigua to Granada takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) to allow time to drive to La Fortuna de San Carlos.

Things to do in Granada

Nature · Parks · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Feb 25 — 28:

La Fortuna de San Carlos, Costa Rica

— 6 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 rejuvenate at Tabacon Hot Springs, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Arenal, get impressive views of Arenal Volcano, and admire the sheer force of La Fortuna Waterfall.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read La Fortuna de San Carlos trip maker tool.

Getting from Granada to La Fortuna de San Carlos by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of shuttle and bus; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to drive to Manuel Antonio.

Things to do in La Fortuna de San Carlos

Parks · Nature · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Feb 28 — Mar 6:

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.
On the 7th (Mon), get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Manuel Antonio.

To find maps, photos, and tourist information, use the Manuel Antonio day trip planning app.

Drive from La Fortuna de San Carlos to Manuel Antonio in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. On the 8th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to Panama City.

Things to do in Manuel Antonio

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Adventure

Side Trip

Find places to stay Mar 6 — 8:

Panama City, Panama

— 6 nights

Dubai of Latin America

Arguably the most modern of Central American cities, Panama City boasts a shimmering skyline of glass skyscrapers.
Spend the 9th (Wed) exploring nature at Metropolitan National Park. There's still lots to do: make a trip to Panama Canal, get outside with Ancon Hill, take an in-depth tour of Museo del Canal Interoceanico de Panama, and examine the collection at Museo Panama Viejo.

To find more things to do, maps, photos, and tourist information, read our Panama City online trip builder.

Fly from Manuel Antonio to Panama City in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 90°F in March, and nighttime lows around 76°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can catch the flight to Santo Domingo.

Things to do in Panama City

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Mar 8 — 14:

Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

— 2 nights
Santo Domingo, the capital of the Dominican Republic, remains the oldest continuously inhabited settlement in the New World.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Tue): delve into the distant past at Monasterio de San Francisco and then don't miss a visit to Zona Colonial. On the 16th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at Fortaleza Ozama, then pause for some photo ops at Columbus Lighthouse (Faro A Colon), then step into the grandiose world of Alcazar de Colon, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica Cathedral of Santa Maria la Menor.

To find ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Santo Domingo trip planner.

Fly from Panama City to Santo Domingo in 6.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Atlantic Standard Time (AST) is 1 hour. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can catch the shuttle to Punta Cana.

Things to do in Santo Domingo

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Mar 14 — 16:

Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

— 5 nights
In an area boasting beaches that face both the Atlantic Ocean and the Caribbean Sea, vacations in Punta Cana have been popular with tourists since the early 1970s.
Spend a day of island exploring on the 18th (Fri) at Saona Island. There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Bavaro Beach, tee off at Punta Espada Golf Course, enjoy the sand and surf at Macao Beach, and identify plant and animal life at Destiny Caribbean Tours.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read our Punta Cana trip planner.

Traveling by shuttle from Santo Domingo to Punta Cana takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In March, plan for daily highs up to 84°F, and evening lows to 71°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to San Juan.

Things to do in Punta Cana

Outdoors · Parks · Adventure · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Mar 16 — 21:

San Juan, Puerto Rico

— 5 nights

Walled City

Founded by the Spanish in 1521, San Juan is the oldest city under U.S. jurisdiction and one of the oldest in the Americas.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around San Juan: Playa Luquillo (in Luquillo) and El Yunque National Forest (in El Yunque National Forest). And it doesn't end there: appreciate the extensive heritage of Old San Juan, scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, and don't miss a visit to Plaza de La Democracia.

Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to San Juan fast, fun, and easy.

Fly from Punta Cana to San Juan in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 85°F in March, and nighttime lows around 73°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Isla de Vieques.

Things to do in San Juan

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 21 — 26:

Isla de Vieques, Puerto Rico

— 5 nights

Isla Nena

For sixty years until 2003, most of the Isla de Vieques was closed off to the public, with the US Navy using the island's beaches and surrounding waters for drills and testing of new military machinery, such as bombs.
Isla de Vieques is known for beaches, nature, and adventure. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: enjoy the sand and surf at Balneario Sun Bay, take a leisurely stroll along Malecon, stroll through Playa Media Luna, and get engrossed in the history at Museo El Fortin de Conde Mirasol.

For more things to do, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Isla de Vieques online trip itinerary builder.

You can fly from San Juan to Isla de Vieques in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of shuttle, taxi, and ferry. In March, daytime highs in Isla de Vieques are 84°F, while nighttime lows are 72°F. On the 31st (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Isla de Vieques

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife
Find places to stay Mar 26 — 31:

Bahamas travel guide

3.8
Beaches · Islands · Water & Amusement Parks
Part of an archipelago encompassing hundreds of islets and cays, Bahamas boast many pink beaches, which get their vibrant color from fractured seashells mixed with ordinary sand. For most pleasure seekers an ideal holiday in Bahamas consists of various sea activities, occasionally interrupted by tours of several cities, offering an eclectic music scene dominated by calypso, soca, and junkanoo genres. Romantic enough to attract newlyweds from around the globe, the islands are also a major center of eco-tourism, with visits to national parks and diving tours in colorful reefs among the most popular things to do in Bahamas.

Jamaica travel guide

4.1
Waterfalls · Beaches · Nightlife
The third most populous English-speaking country in the Americas, Jamaica remains a member of the Commonwealth of Nations, with the British monarch its official head of state. Jamaica tourism thrives thanks to the island nation's reputation for natural beauty, outstanding cuisine, and lively music scene. The country's landscape is as diverse as its population, its tropical climate supporting varied ecosystems that include everything from savannahs to rugged mountain slopes. For most visitors, a holiday in Jamaica is a largely outdoor affair, with hiking, fishing, golfing, camping, snorkeling, horseback riding, and kite surfing among the most popular things to do.

Honduras travel guide

4.5
Scuba & Snorkeling · Beaches · Zipline
A vacation in Honduras can be an affordable and exciting addition to your Central American itinerary. Often undeservedly overlooked because of the high crime rate in a few of its cities, the country boasts pristine natural wonders, a rich history, and a vibrant atmosphere. From the vivacious Afro-Caribbean culture of the north shore, to the vast mountains and cloud forests of its national parks, Honduras has a lot to offer to the adventurous tourist. Visiting the ancient Mayan ruins of Copan, diving on Bay Islands, and admiring the colonial architecture in the capital remain just some of the things to do in Honduras.

El Salvador travel guide

4.3
National Parks · Churches · Ruins
El Salvador, the smallest country in Central America, has plenty of historical and natural attractions to explore on a rich and varied itinerary. The coastal beaches attract surfers and sunbathers, while the main towns showcase colonial and indigenous cultures in their traditions, architecture, cuisine, and historical sites. Tourism in El Salvador has been stuttering for decades, first because of the Salvadoran Civil War, and now because of gang-related activities and a high crime rate. The vast majority of the country, however, remains unspoiled by the narrative that dominates international headlines. Travelers looking for an off-the-beaten-track destination, with natural and manmade highlights uncluttered by tourists and overdevelopment, find such a place in El Salvador.

Guatemala travel guide

4.5
Landmarks · Volcanos · Ruins
Land of Eternal Spring
Offering a chance to discover a rich history, remarkable landscapes, and a vibrant culture, a holiday in Guatemala remains a great choice for a wide range of travelers. The heart of the Maya civilization, Guatemala boasts stunning ancient ruins and traditional villages that blend with the Spanish heritage of the colonial-era and its stately cathedrals and town halls. While the cities boast splendid architecture and cultural heritage, they make up a small percentage of the mountainous Guatemalan landscape. Adventurous travelers and nature lovers will have plenty of things to do in Guatemala, from boating on the rushing rivers and scenic lakes, to exploring caves, picturesque beaches, and lush national parks.

Nicaragua travel guide

4.2
Churches · Volcanos · Specialty Museums
Still emerging as a major tourist destination, Nicaragua, the largest country in Central America, entices travelers with its rich history and remarkable natural beauty just waiting to be discovered. A holiday in Nicaragua allows you to explore a vibrant culture, scenic beaches, and plenty of spots off the beaten path. Majestic volcanoes, lakes, and forests offer numerous chances for exploration and exciting adventures, while major cities boast splendid colonial architecture. With access to coastlines on both the Pacific and the Caribbean, a vacation in Nicaragua appeals to those looking for thrilling surfing experiences, dramatic views, or a chance to spread out on a deserted tropical beach.

Costa Rica travel guide

4.4
Beaches · Nature & Parks · Zipline
Tiny in terms of land area, Costa Rica is astoundingly diverse when it comes to culture and natural attractions. In a country called "Rich Coast", it's no surprise most Costa Rica vacations dedicate at least a few days to picturesque Pacific and Caribbean beaches, ideal for water sports and relaxation. Few small countries offer such a range of landscapes, allowing tourists to observe towering volcanoes while soaking away their worries in a hot spring, or hike into dense rainforests in the morning and surf at a modern resort in the afternoon. A trip to Costa Rica also lets you discover pristine national parks, ensuring plenty of chances to view wildlife from the comfort of eco-friendly lodges packed with amenities even ardent nature lovers secretly desire.

Panama travel guide

4.2
Landmarks · Historic Walking Areas · Shopping Malls
With a lively banking sector and a booming tourism industry, Panama remains one of the most powerful nations in the Americas, though it's also one of the smallest by land area. The country boasts coastlines on both the Pacific Ocean and the Caribbean Sea, so it's not surprising most Panama holidays include some form of seaside entertainment. With outstanding beaches all over the country, it's easy to find an ideal spot to swim, snorkel, dive, fish, sail, or simply kick back on the sand with a few cold drinks. The country's best-known landmark and one of the world's most significant shipping routes, Panama Canal tops most tourist itineraries--many choose to see this engineering wonder by traveling the length of it by train.

Dominican Republic travel guide

4.2
Beaches · Islands · Zipline
Sharing the island of Hispaniola with Haiti, friendly Dominican Republic offers two distinct coastlines, one bathed by the Caribbean Sea and the other by the Atlantic Ocean. Nearly 1,600 km (1,000 mi) of palm-shaded beaches figure highly on most Dominican Republic itineraries, allowing visitors to design their vacation around a range of water-based activities. The sun-kissed country benefits from pleasant temperatures throughout the year, so it's no surprise that holidays in Dominican Republic remain a popular choice for visitors from distant and colder corners of the world. A big producer of coffee, cocoa, rum, sugarcane, and tobacco, the country provides a vibrant cultural experience in multicultural cities and quaint countryside.

Puerto Rico travel guide

4.5
Historic Walking Areas · Beaches · Forests
A U.S. territory encompassing one big island and several smaller ones, Puerto Rico appeals to visitors from around the globe with its rich history, pleasant climate, natural beauty, and renowned local cuisine. Most tourists take a vacation in Puerto Rico for that classic seaside experience, though the island offers much more than just sun and sand. Tours of Puerto Rico usually start in the city of San Juan, which boasts a trendy bar scene and plenty of art museums for visitors looking to add a bit of culture to their vacation. A short drive from the island's urban centers, pristine rainforests serve as peaceful retreats from the city bustle and ensure plenty of chances to spot wildlife and take exhilarating nature walks.