10 days in Central America Itinerary

10 days in Central America Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Central America itinerary planner

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Fly
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Guatemala City, Guatemala
— 1 night
Bus
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San Salvador, El Salvador
— 1 night
Drive
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Tegucigalpa, Honduras
— 1 night
Drive
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Managua, Nicaragua
— 1 night
Drive
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San Jose, Costa Rica
— 1 night
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Guatemala City, Guatemala

— 1 night

Guate

The largest city in Central America and the country's capital, Guatemala City contains historic sights and modern businesses.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Wed): wander the streets of Zona Viva, then steep yourself in history at Palacio Nacional, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Catedral Metropolitana. On the 25th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Casa Santo Domingo Museums, explore the ancient world of Arco de Santa Catalina, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia de La Merced, and finally explore the ancient world of Convento de las Capuchinas.

To find other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Guatemala City trip builder.

Tapachula, Mexico to Guatemala City is an approximately 5-hour flight. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Tapachula in November: high temperatures in Guatemala City hover around 27°C and lows are around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to San Salvador.

Things to do in Guatemala City

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

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San Salvador, El Salvador

— 1 night
The country's capital, San Salvador sits in a scenic position surrounded by impressive volcanoes.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the world behind art at Art Museum of El Salvador, then delve into the distant past at Joya de Ceren Archaeological Park, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia El Rosario.

To see photos, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the San Salvador tour planner.

Getting from Guatemala City to San Salvador by bus takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Guatemala City in November, expect San Salvador to be a bit warmer, temps between 35°C and 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Tegucigalpa.

Things to do in San Salvador

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Nov 25 — 27:

Tegucigalpa, Honduras

— 1 night
Capital of Honduras, the 400-year-old city of Tegucigalpa boasts an impressive ensemble of colonial buildings flanking old stone streets, which lead to hillside parks and lively squares.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Sun): pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de San Miguel, then explore the galleries of Museo para la Identidad Nacional, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia Los Dolores, and finally wander the streets of Parque Central.

To find where to stay, reviews, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Tegucigalpa sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from San Salvador to Tegucigalpa takes 6 hours. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from San Salvador in November; daily highs in Tegucigalpa reach 30°C and lows reach 19°C. On the 29th (Mon), you're off to Managua.

Things to do in Tegucigalpa

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums
Find places to stay Nov 28 — 29:

Managua, Nicaragua

— 1 night

Bride of Xolotlan

Nicaragua's largest and capital city, Managua remains relatively unknown as a tourist destination, though it boasts a scenic location on the southwestern shore of the Xolotlan Lake.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Tue): make a trip to Loma de Tiscapa, don't miss a visit to Plaza de la Revolucion, then don't miss a visit to Puerto Salvador Allende, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santiago of Managua Cathedral, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Metropolitan Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception.

To find other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Managua journey maker website.

You can drive from Tegucigalpa to Managua in 6.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) to allow time to travel to San Jose.

Things to do in Managua

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Nov 29 — 30:

San Jose, Costa Rica

— 1 night
A trip to San Jose, the capital, commercial center, and cultural hub of Costa Rica, gives you a chance to experience the lively atmosphere and rich cultural past of this vibrant country.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Wed): get engrossed in the history at Museo Nacional De Costa Rica, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santuario Nacional Nuestra Senora de Los Angeles, and then take a stroll through Multiplaza. On the 2nd (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll around Parque La Sabana, then take an in-depth tour of Jade Museum, and then see the interesting displays at Pre-Columbian Gold Museum.

To see traveler tips, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read San Jose itinerary builder site.

Traveling by car from Managua to San Jose takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. December in San Jose sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in San Jose

Museums · Parks · Shopping · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 30 — Dec 2: