22 days in Canada & Central America Itinerary

22 days in Canada & Central America Itinerary

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Start: Kelowna, Canada
1
Kelowna, Canada
— 1 day
Fly + Bus:  13 h 45 min
2
Granada, Nicaragua
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
3
Leon, Nicaragua
— 3 nights
+4
Bus + Drive + Bus + Taxi + Fly:  6 h 15 min
4
Roatan, Honduras
— 4 nights
Ferry:  1 h 15 min
5
Utila, Honduras
— 1 night
+3
Ferry + Taxi + Fly + Shuttle:  3 h 45 min
6
Belize City, Belize
— 5 nights
Drive:  3 h 45 min
7
Flores, Guatemala
— 4 nights
Fly:  18 h 45 min
End: Kelowna, Canada

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day
Kelowna, Canada

Kelowna ©
At the heart of British Columbia's wine country, Kelowna is at once both urban and rural, featuring a modern downtown encircled by picturesque hills carpeted with vineyards and orchards.
On the 14th (Sat), do a tasting at Cahoots - Cider & Art, then trek along Crawford Falls, then learn about winemaking at Off The Grid Organic Winery, and finally do a tasting at Kalala Organic Estate Winery.

For reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Kelowna day trip app.

If you are flying in from Canada, the closest major aiport is Kelowna International Airport. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Granada.

Things to do in Kelowna

Wineries Parks Trails

Side Trip

West Kelowna
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Off The Grid Organic Winery ©
Off The Grid Organic Winery
Kalala Organic Estate Winery ©
Kalala Organic Estate Winery
Crawford Falls ©
Crawford Falls

3
nights
Granada, Nicaragua

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Playa Hermosa and Popoyo Beach. Cathedral San Francisco and Cementerio De Granada will appeal to history buffs. Go for a jaunt from Granada to San Juan del Sur to see Spas & Wellness about 1h 40 min away. There's much more to do: get interesting insight from Tours, take in the exciting artwork at Galeria Mi Camara Mi Mundo, pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia de Xalteva, and see the interesting displays at Mi Museo.

For traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Granada holiday planner.

Do a combination of flight and bus from Kelowna to Granada in 16.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Kelowna to Granada is 2 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Leon.

Things to do in Granada

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

San Juan del Sur, Popoyo Beach
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Spas & Wellness
Playa Hermosa ©
Playa Hermosa
Zipline

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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 hidden gems such as Playa Las Penitas and Parroquia Santa Ana. Step out of the city life by going to Playa Poneloya and Estero Padre Ramos Nature Reserve. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Leon: Chinandega (Flor de Cana Tour & Chorotega-Nicarao Museum). The adventure continues: take an in-depth tour of Museum of Legends and Traditions (Museo de Tradiciones y Leyendas), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Calvary Church - Sweet Name of Jesus, get a new perspective on nature at Museo Entomologico de Leon, and stop by Juanmarcos Design.

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You can drive from Granada to Leon in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or take a bus. In December in Leon, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to travel to Roatan.

Things to do in Leon

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Chinandega, Estero Padre Ramos Nature Reserve
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Playa Las Penitas ©
Playa Las Penitas
Playa Poneloya ©
Playa Poneloya
Parroquia Santa Ana ©
Parroquia Santa Ana

4
nights
Roatan, Honduras

Roatan ©
The largest of the Bay Islands, Roatan is the most developed and the most popular among its neighbors.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Fishing Charters & Tours and Blue Harbor Tropical Arboretum. Get some cultural insight at Roatan Underwater Museum and Shawn Jackson Gallery. The adventure continues: get outside with Roatan Institute for Marine Sciences - Anthony's Key Resort, stroll through Grand Roatan Beach Club, take in panoramic vistas at El Faro, and view the masterpieces at Waves of Art.

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You can do a combination of bus, car, and flight from Leon to Roatan in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, taxi, and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. While traveling from Leon, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Roatan, ranging from highs of 34°C to lows of 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Utila.

Things to do in Roatan

Outdoors Wildlife Parks
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Blue Harbor Tropical Arboretum ©
Blue Harbor Tropical Arboretum
Fishing Charters & Tours

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night
Utila, Honduras

Utila ©
The island of Utila has become known as a good place to learn how to dive in Latin America.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Thu): stroll through Iguana Research & Breeding Station, kick back and relax at Bando Beach, and then step off the mainland to explore Utila Cays Diving.

For other places to visit, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read our Utila attractions planner.

Traveling by ferry from Roatan to Utila takes 1.5 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Utila can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Belize City.

Things to do in Utila

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Iguana Research & Breeding Station ©
Iguana Research & Breeding Station
Utila Cays Diving ©
Utila Cays Diving

5
nights
Belize City, Belize

Belize City ©
Belize's biggest urban center, Belize City is a culturally diverse seaside destination.
Step off the beaten path and head to Goff's Caye and Fishing Charters & Tours. Get a sense of the local culture at Red Flower Gallery and Aria Kat Art. Explore Belize City's surroundings by going to Lamanai Eco Adventures (in Orange Walk) and Caye Caulker (Turneffe Reef, Spas, &more). There's lots more to do: enjoy the sea views from Baron Bliss Lighthouse, examine the collection at Luba Garifuna Cultural Museum, learn more about the world around you at St John's Cathedral, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Yarborough Cemetery.

For ratings and tourist information, use the Belize City trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of ferry, flight, and shuttle from Utila to Belize City takes 6 hours. In December, daytime highs in Belize City are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) to allow time to travel to Flores.

Things to do in Belize City

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Caye Caulker, Goff's Caye, Lamanai Eco Adventures
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Goff's Caye ©
Goff's Caye
Turneffe Reef ©
Turneffe Reef
Fishing Charters & Tours

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nights
Flores, Guatemala

Flores
An island town, capital of the landlocked region of Peten, attractive Flores features pleasant architecture that complements the shimmering appearance of the surrounding lake.
Escape the urban bustle at Cultural Triangle Yaxha-Nakum-Naranjo National Park and Actún Can. Dos Pilas and Catedral de Flores are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Step out of Flores with an excursion to Mirador del Rey Canek in Peten--about 1h 30 min away. There's much more to do: get outside with Actún Can, explore the ancient world of Sitio Arqueologico Tayazal, and see the interesting displays at Museo del Islote Santa Barbara.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Flores attractions planner.

Getting from Belize City to Flores by car takes about 4 hours. Traveling from Belize City in December, expect a bit cooler with lows of 22°C in Flores. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Flores

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Peten, Cultural Triangle Yaxha-Nakum-Naranjo National Park, Actún Can
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Sitio Arqueologico Tayazal
Sitio Arqueologico Tayazal
Actún Can ©
Actún Can
Catedral de Flores ©
Catedral de Flores

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