19 days in Europe, Mexico & Central America Itinerary

19 days in Europe, Mexico & Central America Itinerary

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Vienna, Austria
— 3 nights
Fly
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Cancun, Mexico
— 1 night
Drive
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Tulum, Mexico
— 3 nights
Shuttle
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Bacalar, Mexico
— 1 night
Drive
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San Pedro, Belize
— 3 nights
Fly to Belmopan, Drive to Tikal National Park
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Tikal National Park, Guatemala
— 1 night
Drive
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Flores, Guatemala
— 1 night
Fly
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Antigua, Guatemala
— 2 nights
Shuttle
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Panajachel, Guatemala
— 1 night
Drive
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Guatemala City, Guatemala
— 1 night
Fly

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Vienna, Austria

— 3 nights

City of Dreams

The cultural, economic, and political center of the country, Vienna has developed from its early Celtic and Roman roots into a medieval and Baroque city, with an old town that was designated a World Heritage Site in 2001.
Vienna is known for historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Schonbrunn Palace, get a sense of history and politics at Rathaus, explore the world behind art at Belvedere Palace, and see the interesting displays at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien.

For maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Vienna online travel route planner.

If you are flying in from Austria, the closest major aiport is Vienna International Airport. In February in Vienna, expect temperatures between 5°C during the day and -1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Wed) to allow time for the flight to Cancun.

Things to do in Vienna

Museums · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks

Cancun, Mexico

— 1 night
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 24th (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Delfines and then buy something for everyone on your list at La Isla Shopping Village.

Plan my day in Cancun using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Traveling by flight from Vienna to Cancun takes 15.5 hours. Traveling from Vienna to Cancun, you'll gain 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Vienna in February, things will get much warmer in Cancun: highs are around 32°C and lows about 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can go by car to Tulum.

Things to do in Cancun

Shopping · Parks · Beaches · Outdoors

Tulum, Mexico

— 3 nights
The only Mayan site built to overlook the ocean, Tulum remains a coastal paradise preserving the last vestiges of a pre-Hispanic civilization.
Step out of Tulum with an excursion to Xcaret in Playa del Carmen--about 58 minutes away. The adventure continues: delve into the distant past at Tulum Archaeological Site, find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and contemplate the waterfront views at Cenote Calavera.

To see photos, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Tulum trip itinerary maker website.

Traveling by car from Cancun to Tulum takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. February in Tulum sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 21°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a shuttle to Bacalar.

Things to do in Tulum

Theme Parks · Nature · Parks · Tours

Side Trip

Bacalar, Mexico

— 1 night
Bacalar is the municipal seat and largest city in Bacalar Municipality (until 2011 a part of Othón P. Blanco Municipality) in the Mexican state of Quintana Roo, about 40km north of Chetumal, at 18° 40' 37" N, 88° 23' 43" W. In the 2010 census the city had a population of 11,084 people. Start off your visit on the 28th (Mon): wander the wide-open spaces of Num Ka'an Ranch and then explore the activities along Lake Bacalar.

To see ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Bacalar attractions app.

Take a shuttle from Tulum to Bacalar in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Tulum in February: highs in Bacalar hover around 36°C, while lows dip to 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to travel to San Pedro.

Things to do in Bacalar

Nature · Parks
Highlights from your trip

San Pedro, Belize

— 3 nights
San Pedro evolved from small fishing village and now represents one of the most visited locations in Belize.
Spend the 2nd (Wed) exploring nature at Bacalar Chico National Park and Marine Reserve. And it doesn't end there: explore the gorgeous colors at Hol Chan Marine Reserve, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, and cross one thing off your bucket list with a skydiving experience.

Plan my day in San Pedro using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

You can drive from Bacalar to San Pedro in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of bus, car, and flight. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Bacalar to San Pedro due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Bacalar, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in San Pedro, ranging from highs of 33°C to lows of 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to travel to Tikal National Park.

Things to do in San Pedro

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trip

Tikal National Park, Guatemala

— 1 night
Take a trip to Tikal National Park and discover an ancient city in the thick tropical jungle.
On the 4th (Fri), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tikal.

To find more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read our Tikal National Park trip planner.

Do a combination of flight and car from San Pedro to Tikal National Park in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, bus, and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Flores.

Things to do in Tikal National Park

Historic Sites
Highlights from your trip

Flores, Guatemala

— 1 night
An island town, capital of the landlocked region of Peten, attractive Flores features pleasant architecture that complements the shimmering appearance of the surrounding lake.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sat): get outside with Actún Can, pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de Flores, then don't miss a visit to Jorge's Rope Swing, and finally see the interesting displays at Museo del Islote Santa Barbara.

To see other places to visit, photos, maps, and tourist information, read Flores online trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Tikal National Park to Flores takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can catch the flight to Antigua.

Things to do in Flores

Museums · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Antigua, Guatemala

— 2 nights
The former capital of Guatemala and a World Heritage Site, Antigua retains its colonial charm and remains one of the most visited destinations in the country.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Sun): don't miss a visit to San Jose El Viejo, make a trip to Cerro de la Cruz, delve into the distant past at Convento de las Capuchinas, then pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia de La Merced, and finally delve into the distant past at Arco de Santa Catalina. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Museo Casa del Tejido Antiguo, then explore the world behind art at Casa Santo Domingo Museums, then steep yourself in history at Casa Popenoe, and finally get impressive views of Volcan de Agua.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Antigua trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

You can fly from Flores to Antigua in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Flores in March, expect Antigua to be little chillier, temps between 30°C and 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) to allow time to take a shuttle to Panajachel.

Things to do in Antigua

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks

Panajachel, Guatemala

— 1 night
A little town with a thriving tourism industry, Panajachel sits on the northern shore of scenic Atitlan Lake, one of Guatemala's major vacation destinations.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Santa Catarina Palopo Church, identify plant and animal life at Reserva Natural Atitlán, and then admire the natural beauty at Hotel Atitlan Gardens.

To find ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Panajachel trip itinerary maker app.

Traveling by shuttle from Antigua to Panajachel takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. March in Panajachel sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to catch the shuttle to Guatemala City.

Things to do in Panajachel

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Guatemala City, Guatemala

— 1 night

Guate

The largest city in Central America and the country's capital, Guatemala City contains historic sights and modern businesses.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Wed): examine the collection at Museo del Ferrocarril, examine the collection at Museo Ixchel del Traje Indigena, get a new perspective on nature at Museo Popol Vuh, then learn more about the world around you at National Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Catedral Metropolitana, and finally don't miss a visit to Iglesia Santo domingo.

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You can take a shuttle from Panajachel to Guatemala City in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Guatemala City

Museums · Historic Sites

Mexico travel guide

4.5
Ruins · Beaches · Landmarks
Tailor-made for anyone seeking that traditional sun-and-sand experience, Mexico vacations allow visitors to explore nearly 10,000 km (6,200 mi) of picturesque coastlines. Idyllic beaches and favorable year-round weather aside, this diverse country with a rich pre-Colombian history allows tourists a chance to discover a fascinating cuisine, numerous archaeological sites, state-of-the-art museums, colonial-era haciendas, and outstanding examples of 21st-century architecture. Most visitors get to know the country by its cities, but if you want a well-rounded Mexico tour, spend some time exploring its jungles, cloud forests, Caribbean reefs, snowcapped volcanoes, vast deserts, and tranquil lagoons. Life is lived outdoors in Mexico, so wherever you go, don't forget to dine alfresco and stroll the country's colonial streets.

Belize travel guide

4.4
Scuba & Snorkeling · River Rafting & Tubing · Reefs
Belize boasts a long coastline along the Caribbean Sea and serves as one of the world's top destinations for snorkeling and scuba diving. In a country providing a home for many different ethnic communities, a holiday in Belize ensures visitors experience a blend of cultures sharing a small land endowed with grand natural beauty. As you tour Belize, you'll see dense broadleaf forests sheltering a staggering variety of birds, ancient Maya ruins providing a palpable history lesson, and tiny coastal villages making up in hospitality what they lack in tourist infrastructure. Still relatively unexplored by foreigners, the country offers travelers a chance to experience pristine scenery free of big crowds and pushy souvenir vendors.

Lake Atitlan travel guide

4.4
Wildlife Areas · Bodies of Water · Ruins
Lake Atitlan, a large volcanic lake, provides the setting for a wealth of interesting Mayan towns and villages. Surrounded by imposing and scenic mountains, the lake forms part of a sprawling national park, rich in wildlife and cultural attractions. The main towns and villages range from touristy gateways to authentic realms of tradition and culture, with charming local markets, rustic architecture, and a laid-back feel. Many of the towns can only be reached by boat, with trips on the lake high on most visitors' Lake Atitlan itineraries.