10 days in Mexico & Central America Itinerary

10 days in Mexico & Central America Itinerary

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Start: San Francisco, United States
Fly:  9 h 15 min
1
Roatan, Honduras
— 2 nights
Fly:  2 h 45 min
2
Belize City, Belize
— 1 night
Fly:  3 h 45 min
3
Cancun, Mexico
— 2 nights
Fly:  6 h 30 min
4
Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h 45 min
5
Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h 30 min
End: San Francisco, United States

2
nights
Roatan, Honduras

Roatan ©
The largest of the Bay Islands, Roatan is the most developed and the most popular among its neighbors.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at West Bay Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Tabyana Beach, then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and finally browse the different shops at Diamonds International. Here are some ideas for day two: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Roatan online tour itinerary maker.

San Francisco, USA to Roatan is an approximately 9.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus, train, and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from San Francisco to Roatan is 2 hours. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from San Francisco in October; daily highs in Roatan reach 88°F and lows reach 73°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Belize City.

Things to do in Roatan

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Tabyana Beach ©
Tabyana Beach
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Zipline

1
night
Belize City, Belize

Belize's biggest urban center, Belize City is a culturally diverse seaside destination.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Fri): relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour and then get interesting insight from Tours.

For reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Belize City trip itinerary maker site.

You can fly from Roatan to Belize City in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, bus, and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In October, daily temperatures in Belize City can reach 86°F, while at night they dip to 75°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Cancun.

Things to do in Belize City

Tours Outdoors Adventure
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Zipline

2
nights
Cancun, Mexico

Few destinations in Mexico dazzle visitors quite like Cancun, a modern resort town filled with glitzy hotels sitting on picturesque and well-developed Caribbean beaches.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Sat): scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour and then have unforgettable encounters with a shark diving experience. Keep things going the next day: tee off at IBEROSTAR PARAISO BEACH GOLF CLUB, see the vivid underwater world at National Reef Park of Puerto Morelos, and then glide peacefully along the water with categoryPhrases.alias.some_of_the_best_stand_up_paddleboarding_in_the_area.

For where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Cancun online road trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Belize City to Cancun takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is 1 hour. In October, daytime highs in Cancun are 86°F, while nighttime lows are 73°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to travel to Puerto Vallarta.

Things to do in Cancun

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

National Reef Park of Puerto Morelos, IBEROSTAR PARAISO BEACH GOLF CLUB
Highlights from your plan
Shark Diving
IBEROSTAR PARAISO BEACH GOLF CLUB ©
IBEROSTAR PARAISO BEACH GOLF CLUB
Stand-Up Paddleboarding

2
nights
Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

Boasting a coastline made for perfectly framed photographs of romantic sunsets, Puerto Vallarta continuously ranks among the world's top tourist resorts.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Mon): glide peacefully along the water with categoryPhrases.alias.some_of_the_best_stand_up_paddleboarding_in_the_area, add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, and then get close to the beloved marine mammals with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience. Keep things going the next day: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, step off the mainland to explore Isla Cuale, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Las Animas, and finally surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

To find more things to do, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Puerto Vallarta travel route planning site.

You can fly from Cancun to Puerto Vallarta in 6.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Cancun to Puerto Vallarta due to the time zone difference. In October, daytime highs in Puerto Vallarta are 88°F, while nighttime lows are 76°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to travel to Cabo San Lucas.

Things to do in Puerto Vallarta

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Playa Las Animas, Kayaking & Canoeing, Swim with Dolphins, Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Highlights from your plan
Kayaking & Canoeing
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Playa Las Animas ©
Playa Las Animas

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nights
Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

Cabo San Lucas ©
One of Mexico's premier vacation spots, Cabo San Lucas lures pleasure seekers with its trendy restaurant scene, raucous nightlife, and, of course, picture-perfect beaches.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Wed): have unforgettable encounters with a shark diving experience and then find your balance on the water with categoryPhrases.alias.some_of_the_best_stand_up_paddleboarding_in_the_area. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Chileno Beach, kick back and relax at Santa Maria Beach, then get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

For ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read Cabo San Lucas trip planner.

Fly from Puerto Vallarta to Cabo San Lucas in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Puerto Vallarta to Cabo San Lucas is minus 1 hour. October in Cabo San Lucas sees daily highs of 87°F and lows of 75°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cabo San Lucas

Outdoors Tours Beaches

Side Trip

Adrenaline & Extreme Tours
Highlights from your plan
Santa Maria Beach ©
Santa Maria Beach
Shark Diving
Stand-Up Paddleboarding

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