18 days in Argentina, Costa Rica & Mexico Itinerary

18 days in Argentina, Costa Rica & Mexico Itinerary

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18 days in Argentina, Costa Rica & Mexico Itinerary

Start: Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Fly:  24​h
1
Buenos Aires, Argentina
— 2 nights
+3
Fly + shuttle + foot + bus:  17​h
2
Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica
— 1 night
Fly:  19​h 30​min
3
Cozumel, Mexico
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Tulum, Mexico
— 3 nights
+2
bus + foot + Fly:  6​h 30​min
5
Mexico City, Mexico
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
6
Cancun, Mexico
— 3 nights
Fly:  20​h 15​min
End: Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

2
nights
Buenos Aires, Argentina

Buenos Aires ©
Cultural capital of South America, Buenos Aires remains one of the largest cities on the continent, serving as a point of departure for exploring the rest of the country.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Puerto Madero and Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes. And it doesn't end there: admire the natural beauty at Parque 3 de Febrero, shop like a local with El Ateneo Grand Splendid, take in the history at Plaza de Mayo, and get a sense of history and politics at Casa Rosada.

For maps, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Buenos Aires road trip website .

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to Buenos Aires is an approximately 24-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone changes from Arabia Standard Time (AST) to Argentine Time (ART), which is usually a -6 hour difference. Traveling from Riyadh in September, things will get colder in Buenos Aires: highs are around 20°C and lows about 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can travel to Manuel Antonio.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

Shopping Neighborhoods Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Puerto Madero ©
Puerto Madero
Parque 3 de Febrero ©
Parque 3 de Febrero
Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes ©
Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes

1
night
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.
On the 16th (Mon), surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Manuel Antonio. On the 17th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: delve into the lush surroundings at Naturalist Michael Araya Flores.

To find other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Manuel Antonio online travel route planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Buenos Aires to Manuel Antonio takes 17 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone changes from Argentine Time (ART) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a -3 hour difference. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can travel to Cozumel.

Things to do in Manuel Antonio

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

Mike’s Nature Tours
Highlights from your plan
Playa Manuel Antonio ©
Playa Manuel Antonio
Nature & Wildlife Tours

1
night
Cozumel, Mexico

Thanks to the island's outstanding scuba diving and snorkeling options, Cozumel tourism sector remains a major employer and the main source of income for this Caribbean getaway.
On the 18th (Wed), take in the dramatic natural features at Santa Rosa Wall.

To see other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read our Cozumel trip planning website .

Explore your travel options from Manuel Antonio to Cozumel with the Route module. Traveling from Manuel Antonio to Cozumel, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. September in Cozumel sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Tulum.

Things to do in Cozumel

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Santa Rosa Wall ©
Santa Rosa Wall
San Gervasio Mayan Archaeological Site ©

3
nights
Tulum, Mexico

Tulum ©
The only Mayan site built to overlook the ocean, Tulum remains a coastal paradise preserving the last vestiges of a pre-Hispanic civilization.
Visit Paradise Beach and Akumal Beach for some beach relaxation. Plan for a day of cool, family-friendly fun on the 21st (Sat) at Xel-Ha. The adventure continues: explore the ancient world of Tulum Archaeological Site, explore the fascinating underground world of Gran Cenote, and enjoy the sand and surf at Mayan Beach.

For reviews, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Tulum road trip planning tool .

Traveling by combination of ferry and bus from Cozumel to Tulum takes 2.5 hours. In September in Tulum, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) to allow time to travel to Mexico City.

Things to do in Tulum

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Akumal Beach, Xel-Ha Park by Xcaret
Highlights from your plan
Tulum Archaeological Site ©
Tulum Archaeological Site
Xel-Ha Park by Xcaret ©
Xel-Ha Park by Xcaret
Paradise Beach ©
Paradise Beach

2
nights
Mexico City, Mexico

Mexico City ©
Breathtakingly large, Mexico City provides a home for almost 9 million people living in nearly 1,700 distinct neighborhoods.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Museo Nacional de Antropologia and Zona Arqueologica Teotihuacan. There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Museo de Frida Kahlo, hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica de Santa Maria de Guadalupe, and delve into the distant past at Museo del Templo Mayor.

To see other places to visit, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Mexico City trip maker website .

Getting from Tulum to Mexico City by combination of bus and flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Tulum to Mexico City due to the time zone difference. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Tulum in September; daily highs in Mexico City reach 26°C and lows reach 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Mexico City

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trip

Zona Arqueológica de Teotihuacan Estacionamiento Puerta 5
Highlights from your plan
Museo Nacional de Antropologia ©
Museo Nacional de Antropologia
Museo Frida Kahlo ©
Museo Frida Kahlo
Zocalo ©
Zocalo

3
nights
Cancun, Mexico

Cancun ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Norte and then browse the different shops at La Isla Shopping Village. Keep things going the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Parroquia de Cristo Resucitado, then kick back and relax at Playa Delfines, and then take a memorable tour with Tours.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Cancun itinerary planning tool .

Fly from Mexico City to Cancun in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Mexico City to Cancun. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Mexico City in September; daily highs in Cancun reach 36°C and lows reach 28°C. On the 28th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cancun

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Playa Norte
Highlights from your plan
Playa Norte ©
Playa Norte
Swim with Dolphins
La Isla Shopping Village ©
La Isla Shopping Village

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