16 days in Mexico & Central America Itinerary

16 days in Mexico & Central America Itinerary

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Playa del Carmen, Mexico
— 3 nights
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San Pedro, Belize
— 1 night
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Belmopan, Belize
— 1 night
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Roatan, Honduras
— 1 night
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Guatemala City, Guatemala
— Few hours
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San Salvador, El Salvador
— 1 day
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Granada, Nicaragua
— 1 day
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La Fortuna de San Carlos, Costa Rica
— 1 night
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Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica
— 1 day
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Panama City, Panama
— 2 nights

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Playa del Carmen, Mexico

Playa del Carmen ©
The tourist hub of the popular Mayan Riviera, upscale Playa del Carmen remains the jewel of Mexico's Caribbean coastline.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Playa del Carmen: Tulum (Spas, Tulum Archaeological Site, &more). Spend the 8th (Thu) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's still lots to do: find something for the whole family at Xcaret and head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

For reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Playa del Carmen trip maker site.

Kochi (Cochin), India to Playa del Carmen is an approximately 29-hour combination of flight and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Kochi (Cochin) to Playa del Carmen is minus 10.5 hours. Traveling from Kochi (Cochin) in April, expect Playa del Carmen to be a bit cooler, temps between 33°C and 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to San Pedro.

Things to do in Playa del Carmen

Outdoors · Tours · Theme Parks · Wildlife

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Xcaret ©
Xcaret
Tulum Archaeological Site ©
Tulum Archaeological Site
Scuba & Snorkeling

1
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San Pedro, Belize

San Pedro
San Pedro evolved from small fishing village and now represents one of the most visited locations in Belize.
For traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the San Pedro trip itinerary builder website.

Fly from Playa del Carmen to San Pedro in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Playa del Carmen to San Pedro due to the time zone difference. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Playa del Carmen in April since evenings lows in San Pedro dip to 28°C. On the 9th (Fri), you'll travel to Belmopan.

Things to do in San Pedro

1
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Belmopan, Belize

Belmopan ©

Garden City

Nicknamed the "Garden City" thanks to its planned urban parklands, Belmopan serves as the capital of Belize and a launching point for tours of nearby caves and Mayan ruins.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Fri): explore the striking landscape of Blue Hole National Park, then meet the residents at The Belize Zoo, and then savor a hot drink at Art Box Belize Arts & Crafts Center.

To see photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Belmopan attractions planning website.

You can fly from San Pedro to Belmopan in 3.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of ferry and bus. In April in Belmopan, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. On the 10th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Roatan.

Things to do in Belmopan

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Blue Hole National Park ©
Blue Hole National Park
The Belize Zoo ©
The Belize Zoo
St Herman's Cave ©
St Herman's Cave

1
night
Roatan, Honduras

Roatan
The largest of the Bay Islands, Roatan is the most developed and the most popular among its neighbors.
To find photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Roatan day trip app.

Explore your travel options from Belmopan to Roatan with the Route module. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in April, and nighttime lows around 27°C. You'll set off for Guatemala City on the 11th (Sun).

Things to do in Roatan

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Guatemala City, Guatemala

Guatemala City

Guate

The largest city in Central America and the country's capital, Guatemala City contains historic sights and modern businesses.
For ratings, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Guatemala City day trip app.

You can fly from Roatan to Guatemala City in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Traveling from Roatan in April, things will get slightly colder in Guatemala City: highs are around 32°C and lows about 17°C. On the 11th (Sun), you're off to San Salvador.

Things to do in Guatemala City

Tours · Outdoors · Shopping · Nightlife

1
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San Salvador, El Salvador

San Salvador ©
The country's capital, San Salvador sits in a scenic position surrounded by impressive volcanoes.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Mon): explore the ancient world of Joya de Ceren Archaeological Park, pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia El Rosario, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Catedral Metropolitana.

To find reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our San Salvador online road trip planner.

Fly from Guatemala City to San Salvador in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Guatemala City in April, things will get somewhat warmer in San Salvador: highs are around 38°C and lows about 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can travel to Granada.

Things to do in San Salvador

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Iglesia El Rosario ©
Iglesia El Rosario
Joya de Ceren Archaeological Park
Joya de Ceren Archaeological Park
Catedral Metropolitana ©
Catedral Metropolitana

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Granada, Nicaragua

Granada ©

La Gran Sultana

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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Tue): relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, step off the mainland to explore Islets of Granada, then contemplate the long history of Palacio Episcopal, then pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de Granada, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia de La Merced.

For more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, use the Granada trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from San Salvador to Granada in 6.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to go by car to La Fortuna de San Carlos.

Things to do in Granada

Historic Sites · Spas · Nature · Parks
Highlights from your plan
Iglesia de La Merced ©
Iglesia de La Merced
Islets of Granada ©
Islets of Granada
Catedral de Granada ©
Catedral de Granada

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night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Wed): relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour and then relax and rejuvenate at Tabacon Hot Springs.

For other places to visit, ratings, photos, and tourist information, you can read our La Fortuna de San Carlos tour planner.

Traveling by car from Granada to La Fortuna de San Carlos takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and bus; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can drive to Manuel Antonio.

Things to do in La Fortuna de San Carlos

Spas · Nature · Parks · Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Tabacon Hot Springs ©
Tabacon Hot Springs

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Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica

The rainforest meets the sea at Manuel Antonio National Park, a small but scenic natural preserve on the west coast of Costa Rica.
On the 15th (Thu), kick back and relax at Playa Manuel Antonio, then find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, and then walk around Parque Nahomi.

To see maps, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Manuel Antonio journey planner.

You can drive from La Fortuna de San Carlos to Manuel Antonio in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to travel to Panama City.

Things to do in Manuel Antonio

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Adventure

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Playa Manuel Antonio ©
Playa Manuel Antonio
Parque Nahomi ©
Parque Nahomi

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Panama City, Panama

Panama City ©

Dubai of Latin America

Arguably the most modern of Central American cities, Panama City boasts a shimmering skyline of glass skyscrapers.
Panama City is known for historic sites, shopping, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Panama Canal, explore the striking landscape of Metropolitan National Park, delve into the distant past at Panama La Vieja, and see the interesting displays at Biomuseo.

To find maps, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Panama City trip itinerary site.

You can fly from Manuel Antonio to Panama City in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in April, and nighttime lows around 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Panama City

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums · Nature
Highlights from your plan
Panama La Vieja ©
Panama La Vieja
Panama Canal ©
Panama Canal
Casco Viejo ©
Casco Viejo

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