60 days in Caribbean & Central America Itinerary

60 days in Caribbean & Central America Itinerary

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60 days in Caribbean & Central America Itinerary

Start: Seattle, United States
Fly:  12​h 15​min
1
San Juan, Puerto Rico
— 6 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
2
Virgin Gorda, British Virgin Islands
— 5 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
3
Shoal Bay Village, Anguilla
— 2 nights
Fly + taxi:  2​h 15​min
4
Roseau, Dominica
— 5 nights
ferry:  2​h
5
Fort-de-France, Martinique
— 5 nights
taxi + Fly:  45​min
6
Castries, St. Lucia
— 5 nights
Fly + bus:  1​h 45​min
7
Bridgetown, Barbados
— 5 nights
+2
Fly + foot + ferry:  3​h 45​min
8
Bequia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines
— 4 nights
+2
ferry + foot + Fly:  4​h 15​min
9
Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
10
St. John's, Antigua and Barbuda
— 5 nights
+2
Fly + bus + shuttle:  15​h
11
La Fortuna de San Carlos, Costa Rica
— 6 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
12
Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica
— 5 nights
Fly:  20​h 45​min
End: Seattle, United States

6
nights
San Juan, Puerto Rico

San Juan ©
Founded by the Spanish in 1521, San Juan is the oldest city under U.S.
Change things up with these side-trips from San Juan: Scuba & Snorkeling (in Fajardo), Ponce (Museo de Arte de Ponce & El Museo Castillo Serralles) and Luquillo Beach (in Luquillo). The adventure continues: delve into the lush surroundings at El Yunque Rain Forest, take a memorable tour with Tours, don't miss a visit to Paseo de la Princesa, and indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour.

To see ratings, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our San Juan trip itinerary builder tool .

Seattle, USA to San Juan is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Atlantic Standard Time, which is usually a 4 hour difference. Traveling from Seattle in February, expect San Juan to be much hotter, temps between 84°F and 73°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to travel to Virgin Gorda.

Things to do in San Juan

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

Ponce, Casa Bacardi, Luquillo Beach, Scuba & Snorkeling, El Yunque Rain Forest
Find places to stay Feb 15 — 22:
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El Yunque Rain Forest ©
El Yunque Rain Forest
Old San Juan ©
Old San Juan
Sitio Histórico de San Juan ©
Sitio Histórico de San Juan

5
nights
Virgin Gorda, British Virgin Islands

Virgin Gorda ©
Thankfully lacking some of the commercialism of other islands nearby, Virgin Gorda offers a relaxing place to holiday, and maintains a feeling of intimacy despite its reputation as an exclusive destination.
Spend the 24th (Mon) exploring nature at Devil's Bay National Park. Spend the 25th (Tue) exploring nature at Virgin Gorda Peak. There's still lots to do: take in the dramatic natural features at The Baths, get outside with Fusion BVI, contemplate the long history of Wreck of the Chikuzen, and make a trip to Saba Rock.

To find reviews, photos, and tourist information, go to the Virgin Gorda trip planner .

You can fly from San Juan to Virgin Gorda in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and ferry. In February in Virgin Gorda, expect temperatures between 84°F during the day and 75°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Shoal Bay Village.

Things to do in Virgin Gorda

Parks Outdoors Nature
Find places to stay Feb 22 — 27:
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Spring Bay ©
Spring Bay
The Baths ©
The Baths
Devil's Bay National Park ©
Devil's Bay National Park

2
nights
Shoal Bay Village, Anguilla

Shoal Bay Village ©
On the 28th (Fri), kick back and relax at Rendezvous Bay Beach, then look for gifts at Limin' Boutique, and then kick back and relax at Shoal Bay. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Sat): kick back and relax at Little Bay, take in the exciting artwork at Devonish Art Gallery, and then explore the activities along Maundays Bay.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Shoal Bay Village online vacation builder .

You can fly from Virgin Gorda to Shoal Bay Village in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and flight; or do a combination of flight and ferry. February in Shoal Bay Village sees daily highs of 83°F and lows of 72°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Roseau.

Things to do in Shoal Bay Village

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

West End Village, Little Bay, Rendezvous Bay Beach
Find places to stay Feb 27 — 29:
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Shoal Bay ©
Shoal Bay
Rendezvous Bay Beach ©
Rendezvous Bay Beach
Maundays Bay ©
Maundays Bay

5
nights
Roseau, Dominica

Roseau ©
The capital city, Roseau maintains a small scale, but possesses a convincing Caribbean charm in its architecture, cuisine, and culture.
Venture out of the city with trips to Morne Trois Pitons National Park (Boiling Lake, Morne Nichols, & more). And it doesn't end there: take in the dramatic scenery at Trafalgar Falls, take in nature's colorful creations at Dominica Botanic Gardens, explore the activities along Boeri Lake, and see the interesting displays at Roseau Museum.

To see reviews, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read our Roseau online trip itinerary builder .

Getting from Shoal Bay Village to Roseau by combination of flight and taxi takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and flight. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) to allow time to ride a ferry to Fort-de-France.

Things to do in Roseau

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Morne Trois Pitons National Park, Fort Shirley
Find places to stay Feb 29 — Mar 5:
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Boiling Lake ©
Boiling Lake
Trafalgar Falls ©
Trafalgar Falls
Emerald Pool Nature Trail ©
Emerald Pool Nature Trail

5
nights
Fort-de-France, Martinique

Fort-de-France ©
The political capital of Martinique, Fort-de-France has a thriving commercial center and a number of historic sites.
Venture out of the city with trips to La Savane des Esclaves (in Trois-Ilets), Les Anses d'Arlet (Anse Dufour & Scuba & Snorkeling) and Presqu'ile de la Caravelle (in Tartane). There's much more to do: admire the natural beauty at Jardin de Balata, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Louis Cathedral, kick back and relax at Les Salines Beach, and contemplate the long history of Habitation Clement.

To find photos, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Fort-de-France trip planner .

Ride a ferry from Roseau to Fort-de-France in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight. In March, daily temperatures in Fort-de-France can reach 85°F, while at night they dip to 72°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to travel to Castries.

Things to do in Fort-de-France

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Trois-Ilets, Les Anses d'Arlet, Presqu'ile de la Caravelle, Les Salines Beach, Montagne Pelee
Find places to stay Mar 5 — 10:
Highlights from your plan
Jardin de Balata ©
Jardin de Balata
Montagne Pelee ©
Montagne Pelee
La Savane des Esclaves ©
La Savane des Esclaves

5
nights
Castries, St. Lucia

Castries ©
The capital and largest city in Saint Lucia, Castries has a number of cultural sites to explore, and recreational areas to enjoy.
Venture out of the city with trips to Soufriere (Speed Boats Tours, Diamond Falls Botanical Gardens, & more). Next up on the itinerary: head off the coast to Pigeon Island National Park, identify plant and animal life at Millet Bird Sanctuary, contemplate the waterfront views at Marigot Bay, and get impressive views of Pitons.

To see where to stay, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read our Castries day trip planner .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Fort-de-France to Castries takes an hour. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In March, daily temperatures in Castries can reach 84°F, while at night they dip to 74°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Bridgetown.

Things to do in Castries

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Soufriere, St. Lucia
Find places to stay Mar 10 — 15:
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Pigeon Island National Park ©
Pigeon Island National Park
Diamond Falls Botanical Gardens ©
Diamond Falls Botanical Gardens
Marigot Bay ©
Marigot Bay

5
nights
Bridgetown, Barbados

Bridgetown ©
Bridgetown is the capital and largest city of Barbados. Explore Bridgetown's surroundings by going to Bathsheba (Andromeda Botanic Gardens & Bathsheba Beach) and Saint Philip Parish (Sunbury Plantation House, Foul Bay, & more). The adventure continues: admire the natural beauty at Hunte's Gardens, take in the waterfront at South Coast Boardwalk, tour the pleasant surroundings at Dover Beach, and contemplate the long history of Garrison Savannah.

To see photos, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Bridgetown trip planner .

Do a combination of flight and bus from Castries to Bridgetown in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 85°F in March, and nighttime lows around 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Bequia.

Things to do in Bridgetown

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Saint Philip Parish, Saint Joseph Parish, Gun Hill Signal Station, Dover Beach, Barbados Concorde Experience
Find places to stay Mar 15 — 20:
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Hunte's Gardens ©
Hunte's Gardens
Bottom Bay ©
Bottom Bay
Andromeda Botanic Gardens ©
Andromeda Botanic Gardens

4
nights
Bequia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines

Bequia ©
Although it covers just 18 sq km (7 sq mi), Bequia is the largest of over 30 islands making up the Grenadines chain.
Bequia is known for beaches, historic sites, wildlife, nature, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: tour the pleasant surroundings at Princess Margaret Beach, stop by Sargeant Brothers Model Boat Shop, shop like a local with The Oasis Art Gallery & Gift Shop, and explore the activities along The Wall.

For where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Bequia day trip planning tool .

Traveling by combination of flight and ferry from Bridgetown to Bequia takes 4 hours. Expect a daytime high around 85°F in March, and nighttime lows around 75°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can travel to Port of Spain.

Things to do in Bequia

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Find places to stay Mar 20 — 24:
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Princess Margaret Beach ©
Princess Margaret Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling
Port Elizabeth ©
Port Elizabeth

4
nights
Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago

Port of Spain ©
Port of Spain, the country's capital, sits between the sea and a scenic green mountain range, and acts as a gateway for eclectic adventures on land and sea.
When in Port of Spain, make a side trip to see Yerette in Maracas Bay, approximately 30 minutes away. The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Maracas Beach, take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, look for all kinds of wild species at Asa Wright Nature Centre, and admire the architecture and history at Mount St. Benedict Monastery.

For maps, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Port of Spain road trip website .

You can do a combination of ferry and flight from Bequia to Port of Spain in 4.5 hours. In March, plan for daily highs up to 90°F, and evening lows to 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) to allow time to travel to St. John's.

Things to do in Port of Spain

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

Trinidad, Yerette
Find places to stay Mar 24 — 28:
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Asa Wright Nature Centre ©
Asa Wright Nature Centre
Maracas Beach
Maracas Beach
Queen's Park Savannah ©
Queen's Park Savannah

5
nights
St. John's, Antigua and Barbuda

St. John's ©
The capital and largest city of Antigua and Barbuda, St John's represents the commercial and touristic center of the twin-island country.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around St. John's: Saint Philip Parish (Half Moon Bay, Scuba & Snorkeling, & more) and English Harbour (Nelson's Dockyard & Shirley Heights). There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Dickenson Bay, tour the pleasant surroundings at Valley Church Beach, take in the exciting artwork at Fig Tree Studio Art Gallery, and take an in-depth tour of Betty's Hope.

To see other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, use the St. John's day trip planning tool .

Traveling by flight from Port of Spain to St. John's takes 5.5 hours. Traveling from Port of Spain in March, you will find days in St. John's are slightly colder (83°F), and nights are about the same (73°F). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can travel to La Fortuna de San Carlos.

Things to do in St. John's

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Saint Philip Parish, Antigua, English Harbour, Valley Church Beach
Find places to stay Mar 28 — Apr 2:
Highlights from your plan
Nelson's Dockyard ©
Nelson's Dockyard
Dickenson Bay ©
Dickenson Bay
Half Moon Bay ©
Half Moon Bay

6
nights
La Fortuna de San Carlos, Costa Rica

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, wildlife, trails, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: relax and rejuvenate at Tabacon Hot Springs, contemplate the geological forces at Arenal Volcano (Volcan Arenal), identify plant and animal life at Proyecto Asis, and explore the activities along Lake Arenal.

To find other places to visit, photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our La Fortuna de San Carlos journey site .

Getting from St. John's to La Fortuna de San Carlos by combination of flight and shuttle takes about 15 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from St. John's to La Fortuna de San Carlos is minus 2 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to drive to Manuel Antonio.

Things to do in La Fortuna de San Carlos

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Arenal Volcano
Find places to stay Apr 3 — 9:
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River Rafting & Tubing
Tabacon Hot Springs ©
Tabacon Hot Springs
La Fortuna Waterfall ©
La Fortuna Waterfall

5
nights
Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica

Manuel Antonio ©
The rainforest meets the sea at Manuel Antonio National Park, a small but scenic natural preserve on the west coast of Costa Rica.
Step out of Manuel Antonio with an excursion to Alturas Wildlife Sanctuary in Dominical--about 1h 05 min away. Spend the 12th (Sun) exploring nature at Manuel Antonio National Park. Spend the 13th (Mon) on the water with a fishing tour. And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Playa Manuel Antonio, relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, and walk around Parque Nahomi.

To see other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read Manuel Antonio trip itinerary maker .

Getting from La Fortuna de San Carlos to Manuel Antonio by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Manuel Antonio

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

Quepos, Alturas Wildlife Sanctuary
Find places to stay Apr 9 — 14:
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Playa Manuel Antonio ©
Playa Manuel Antonio
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Manuel Antonio National Park ©
Manuel Antonio National Park

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