60 days in Belize, Guatemala & Nicaragua Itinerary

60 days in Belize, Guatemala & Nicaragua Itinerary

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60 days in Belize, Guatemala & Nicaragua Itinerary

Start: Amsterdam, Holland
+3
Fly + shuttle + foot + ferry:  16​h 45​min
1
Caye Caulker, Belize
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h
2
San Pedro, Belize
— 7 nights
shuttle + Fly:  2​h 45​min
3
Placencia, Belize
— 6 nights
Fly:  30​min
4
Belize City, Belize
— 6 nights
+2
Fly + Drive + bus:  2​h
5
San Ignacio, Belize
— 6 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
6
Tikal National Park, Guatemala
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  6​h 30​min
7
San Lucas Toliman, Guatemala
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
8
Quetzaltenango, Guatemala
— 5 nights
bus + taxi:  2​h 30​min
9
Antigua, Guatemala
— 7 nights
Fly + bus:  5​h 30​min
10
Leon, Nicaragua
— 5 nights
11
San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
12
Granada, Nicaragua
— 5 nights
Fly:  16​h
End: Amsterdam, Holland

3
nights
Caye Caulker, Belize

Caye Caulker ©
At just under 8 km (5 mi) long and 1.6 km (1 mi) wide, the limestone coral island of Caye Caulker offers a small but perfectly formed getaway 32 km (20 mi) offshore from Belize City.
Caye Caulker is known for wildlife, beaches, adventure, spas, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, tour the pleasant surroundings at The Split, look for gifts at Lionfish Souvenirs and Adventures, and view the masterpieces at Cooper's Art Gallery.

For photos, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Caye Caulker trip app .

Amsterdam, Holland to Caye Caulker is an approximately 17-hour combination of flight and ferry. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and ferry; or do a combination of flight, shuttle, and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 7 hours traveling from Amsterdam to Caye Caulker. Expect much hotter temperatures when traveling from Amsterdam in September; daily highs in Caye Caulker reach 36°C and lows reach 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can go by car to San Pedro.

Things to do in Caye Caulker

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Shark Ray Alley
Find places to stay Sep 9 — 12:
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Shark Ray Alley ©
Shark Ray Alley
Scuba & Snorkeling
The Split ©
The Split

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.
San Pedro is known for wildlife, adventure, nightlife, spas, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the gorgeous colors at Hol Chan Marine Reserve, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Bacalar Chico National Park and Marine Reserve, relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, and cast your line with a fishing tour.

To see reviews, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read our San Pedro trip planner .

Getting from Caye Caulker to San Pedro by car takes about an hour. In September, daytime highs in San Pedro are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Placencia.

Things to do in San Pedro

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

Ambergris Caye
Find places to stay Sep 12 — 19:
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Hol Chan Marine Reserve ©
Hol Chan Marine Reserve
Scuba & Snorkeling
Fishing Charters & Tours

6
nights
Placencia, Belize

Placencia ©
Once a humble fishing village, Placencia has been transformed into a leading tourist destination, with its focus primarily on outdoor activity and natural exploration.
Change things up with these side-trips from Placencia: Glover's Reef Marine Reserve (in Hopkins) and Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Preserve (in Dangriga). The adventure continues: explore the gorgeous colors at Mesoamerican Reef (Belize Barrier Reef), explore the striking landscape of Laughing Bird Caye National Park, stop by Treasure Box, and take in the exciting artwork at Lola Art Studio.

For ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Placencia route planning app .

You can do a combination of shuttle and flight from San Pedro to Placencia in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or do a combination of flight and bus. September in Placencia sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 27°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) to allow time to fly to Belize City.

Things to do in Placencia

Wildlife Parks Tours

Side Trips

Glover's Reef Marine Reserve, Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Preserve, Mesoamerican Reef (Belize Barrier Reef), Nim Li Punit (Big Hat)
Find places to stay Sep 19 — 25:
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Glover's Reef Marine Reserve ©
Glover's Reef Marine Reserve
Mesoamerican Reef (Belize Barrier Reef) ©
Laughing Bird Caye National Park ©
Laughing Bird Caye National Park

6
nights
Belize City, Belize

Belize's biggest urban center, Belize City is a culturally diverse seaside destination.
Take a break from Belize City with a short trip to The Belize Zoo in La Democracia, about 42 minutes away. The adventure continues: explore the ancient world of Lamanai Archaeological Reserve, explore the galleries of St John's Cathedral, explore the fascinating underground world of Nohoch Che'en Caves Branch Archaeological Reserve, and look for all kinds of wild species at Community Baboon Sanctuary Visitor Center and Museum.

For more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Belize City holiday planning app .

Belize City is just a stone's throw from Placencia. In September, daytime highs in Belize City are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to travel to San Ignacio.

Things to do in Belize City

Parks Adventure Tours

Side Trips

Belize District, The Belize Zoo, Lamanai Archaeological Reserve
Find places to stay Sep 25 — Oct 1:
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River Rafting & Tubing
The Belize Zoo ©
The Belize Zoo
Lamanai Archaeological Reserve ©
Lamanai Archaeological Reserve

6
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near San Ignacio: Rio On Pools (in Augustine) and Belmopan (Blue Hole National Park, Ian Anderson's Caves Branch Adventure Company, & more). Next up on the itinerary: Head underground at ATM Cave Belize- Actun Tunichil Muknal, identify plant and animal life at Green Iguana Conservation Project, learn more about the world around you at Chaa Creek Natural History Museum, and admire the masterpieces at Tanah Mayan Art Museum.

To see photos, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, use the San Ignacio tour itinerary maker .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Belize City to San Ignacio in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can travel to Tikal National Park.

Things to do in San Ignacio

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Cayo, Belmopan, San Antonio, Rio On Pools
Find places to stay Oct 1 — 7:
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Xunantunich Mayan Ruins ©
Xunantunich Mayan Ruins
Blue Hole National Park ©
Blue Hole National Park

1
night
Tikal National Park, Guatemala

Tikal National Park ©
Take a trip to Tikal National Park and discover an ancient city in the thick tropical jungle.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Centro de Conservacion e Investigaction and then delve into the distant past at Tikal.

For maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Tikal National Park travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from San Ignacio to Tikal National Park in 2.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to travel to San Lucas Toliman.

Things to do in Tikal National Park

Parks Historic Sites Nature
Find places to stay Oct 7 — 8:
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Tikal ©
Tikal

2
nights
San Lucas Toliman, Guatemala

San Lucas Toliman ©
San Lucas Tolimán is a municipality in the Sololá department of Guatemala. Start off your visit on the 9th (Wed): contemplate the geological forces at Volcan Atitlan and then get impressive views of Lake Atitlan. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Thu): don't miss a visit to San Antonio Palopo and then get impressive views of Volcano Toliman.

To see reviews, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read our San Lucas Toliman trip itinerary planning site .

Explore your travel options from Tikal National Park to San Lucas Toliman with the Route module. In October in San Lucas Toliman, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can travel to Quetzaltenango.

Things to do in San Lucas Toliman

Parks Nature

Side Trip

Lake Atitlan
Find places to stay Oct 8 — 10:
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Lake Atitlan ©
Lake Atitlan
Volcan Atitlan ©
Volcan Atitlan
Volcano Toliman ©
Volcano Toliman

5
nights
Quetzaltenango, Guatemala

Quetzaltenango ©
Named for the Quetzal bird--one of Guatemala's national symbols--Quetzaltenango once included the territories controlled by K'iche' Mayans, a pre-Columbian tribe eventually supplanted by Spanish conquistadores.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Quetzaltenango: San Andres Xecul (in Totonicapan), Tak'alik Ab'aj (in El Asintal) and Xetulul Theme Park (in Retalhuleu). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the geological forces at Santa Maria Volcano, pause for some serene contemplation at La Ermita de la Concepcion (La Conquistadora), take in the dramatic natural features at Fuentes Georginas, and contemplate the waterfront views at Laguna Chicabal.

For where to stay, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, use the Quetzaltenango vacation planner .

You can drive from San Lucas Toliman to Quetzaltenango in 3 hours. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from San Lucas Toliman in October: high temperatures in Quetzaltenango hover around 24°C and lows are around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Antigua.

Things to do in Quetzaltenango

Parks Nature Theme Parks

Side Trips

Aj Toooneel Ixoq, Xetulul Theme Park, Tak'alik Ab'aj, Fuentes Georginas, San Andres Xecul
Find places to stay Oct 10 — 15:
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Santa Maria Volcano ©
Santa Maria Volcano
Xetulul Theme Park ©
Xetulul Theme Park
Laguna Chicabal ©
Laguna Chicabal

7
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.
Explore Antigua's surroundings by going to Guatemala City (Museo del Ferrocarril, Museo Ixchel del Traje Indigena, & more), Iximche (in Panajachel) and Santo Tomas Church (in Chichicastenango). The adventure continues: get impressive views of Volcán Pacaya, make a trip to Cerro de la Cruz, explore the world behind art at Casa Santo Domingo Museums, and examine the collection at ChocoMuseo.

To see traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Antigua online route planner .

Do a combination of taxi and bus from Quetzaltenango to Antigua in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or drive. In October, Antigua is somewhat warmer than Quetzaltenango - with highs of 28°C and lows of 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to travel to Leon.

Things to do in Antigua

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Guatemala City, Iximche, Santo Tomas Church
Find places to stay Oct 15 — 22:
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Iglesia de La Merced ©
Iglesia de La Merced
Volcán Pacaya ©
Volcán Pacaya
La Aurora Zoo ©
La Aurora Zoo

5
nights
Leon, Nicaragua

Leon ©
A cultured and storied city, Leon attracts guests from all over the world, drawn to the second city's style, thriving intellectual life, and liveliness.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Leon: Chorotega-Nicarao Museum (in Chinandega) and Juan Venado Island Nature Reserve (in Las Penitas). The adventure continues: get impressive views of Cerro Negro Volcano, enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Las Penitas, take in the spiritual surroundings of El Calvario Church, and pause for some serene contemplation at Church The Recollection.

For other places to visit, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read Leon trip planning tool .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Antigua to Leon takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Antigua in October: high temperatures in Leon hover around 36°C and lows are around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) to allow time to drive to San Juan del Sur.

Things to do in Leon

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trips

Estero Padre Ramos Nature Reserve, Juan Venado Island Nature Reserve, Chorotega-Nicarao Museum
Find places to stay Oct 22 — 27:
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Cerro Negro Volcano ©
Cerro Negro Volcano
Catedral de la Asunción ©
Catedral de la Asunción
Momotombo ©
Momotombo

5
nights
San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua

San Juan del Sur ©
Set in a crescent-shaped bay, San Juan del Sur has become known as a popular surfing spot and coastal holiday destination for Nicaraguan families and international visitors alike.
Explore San Juan del Sur's surroundings by going to Isla de Ometepe (Laguna Charco Verde & Chico Largo Adventure). There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at La Flor Beach Natural Reserve, view the masterpieces at The Art Warehouse, don't miss a visit to Mirador del Cristo de la Misericordia, and head outdoors with Costa Dulce Beach.

To see photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the San Juan del Sur online trip planner .

Traveling by car from Leon to San Juan del Sur takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. October in San Juan del Sur sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Granada.

Things to do in San Juan del Sur

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Isla de Ometepe, Bordport
Find places to stay Oct 27 — Nov 1:
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La Flor Beach Natural Reserve ©
La Flor Beach Natural Reserve
Laguna Charco Verde ©
Laguna Charco Verde
Mirador del Cristo de la Misericordia ©

5
nights
Granada, Nicaragua

Granada ©
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Iglesia San Juan Bautista (in Masatepe), La Laguna de Apoyo (Apoyo & Centro de Visitantes Reserva natural Laguna de Apoyo) and Masaya Volcano (in Masaya). There's much more to do: step off the mainland to explore Islets of Granada, look for gifts at Tio Antonio Hamaca, make a trip to Puerto Salvador Allende, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de Granada.

To see photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Granada day trip app .

Traveling by car from San Juan del Sur to Granada takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and shuttle; or take a shuttle. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Granada

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Managua, Masaya, Iglesia San Juan Bautista, Mirador de Catarina
Find places to stay Nov 1 — 6:
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Islets of Granada ©
Islets of Granada
Iglesia de La Merced ©
Iglesia de La Merced
Apoyo
Apoyo

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