21 days in Mexico, Los Angeles & Guatemala Itinerary

21 days in Mexico, Los Angeles & Guatemala Itinerary

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21 days in Mexico, Los Angeles & Guatemala Itinerary

Start: Perth, Australia
Fly:  24 h 30 min
1
Los Angeles, United States
— 4 nights
+2
Fly + Foot + Bus:  7 h
2
Tulum, Mexico
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h
3
Cancun, Mexico
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  7 h
4
San Pedro La Laguna, Guatemala
— 4 nights
Taxi + Bus:  2 h 30 min
5
Antigua, Guatemala
— 3 nights
Bus:  1 h
6
Guatemala City, Guatemala
— Few hours
Fly:  8 h
7
Los Angeles, United States
— 2 nights
Fly:  23 h 45 min
End: Perth, Australia

4
nights
Los Angeles, United States

Los Angeles ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Los Angeles Central Library, City Hall, Union Station, and other attractions. There's still lots to do: look and learn at Griffith Observatory and explore the world behind art at The Broad.

To find topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Los Angeles trip builder website .

Perth, Australia to Los Angeles is an approximately 24-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 16 hours traveling from Perth to Los Angeles. Expect colder weather when traveling from Perth in January: highs in Los Angeles hover around 24°C, while lows dip to 11°C. You'll have a few hours on the 3rd (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Tulum.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Conan O'Brien Show
Highlights from your plan
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
The Broad ©
The Broad

4
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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá, Gran Cenote, Chichen Itza, and other attractions. You'll discover tucked-away gems like LabnaHa Cenotes & Eco Park and Cenotes Sac Actun. There's more to do: delve into the distant past at Tulum Archaeological Site.

For traveler tips and tourist information, read Tulum trip itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Los Angeles to Tulum in 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is 3 hours. Traveling from Los Angeles in February, things will get somewhat warmer in Tulum: highs are around 31°C and lows about 21°C. You will have some time to spend on the 7th (Fri) before leaving for Cancun.

Things to do in Tulum

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Akumal, Chichen Itza, Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá
Highlights from your plan
Tulum Archaeological Site ©
Tulum Archaeological Site
LabnaHa Cenotes & Eco Park ©
LabnaHa Cenotes & Eco Park
Cenotes Sac Actun ©
Cenotes Sac Actun

1
night
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Coco Bongo Cancun. Start off your visit on the 7th (Fri): join in the local party scene at Coco Bongo Cancun.

To find traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Cancun attractions planner.

You can drive from Tulum to Cancun in 2 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or take a bus. In February, daytime highs in Cancun are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. On the 8th (Sat), you'll travel to San Pedro La Laguna.

Things to do in Cancun

Nightlife
Highlights from your plan
Coco Bongo Cancun ©
Coco Bongo Cancun

4
nights
San Pedro La Laguna, Guatemala

San Pedro La Laguna ©
Sitting at the base of the volcano of the same name, San Pedro La Laguna has a particularly lively and international atmosphere, attracting tourists from across the world with its lakeside and volcanic scenery, nightlife, and wealth of budget accommodations.
Church of St Peter has been added to your itinerary. Step off the beaten path and head to Indian Nose and Cojolya Museum and Store. Get out of town with these interesting San Pedro La Laguna side-trips: Pintando Santa Catarina Palopo (in Santa Catarina Palopo) and Cerro Tzankujil Nature Reserve (in San Marcos La Laguna). The adventure continues: examine the collection at Tzunun' Ya' and pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia Catolica de San Juan La Laguna.

To find where to stay, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, use the San Pedro La Laguna vacation planner.

Explore your travel options from Cancun to San Pedro La Laguna with the Route module. Traveling from Cancun to San Pedro La Laguna, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect much colder evenings in San Pedro La Laguna when traveling from Cancun in February, with lows around 7°C. On the 12th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Antigua.

Things to do in San Pedro La Laguna

Parks Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

Pintando Santa Catarina Palopo, Iglesia Catolica de San Juan La Laguna, Cerro Tzankujil Nature Reserve, Cojolya Museum and Store
Highlights from your plan
Cerro Tzankujil  Nature Reserve ©
Cerro Tzankujil Nature Reserve
Indian Nose ©
Indian Nose
Tzunun' Ya' ©
Tzunun' Ya'

3
nights
Antigua, Guatemala

Antigua ©
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes La Recoleccion as well as Wicho & Charlie's Tours. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Arco de Santa Catalina and Iglesia de La Merced. The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at Casa Santo Domingo Museums, don't miss a visit to San Jose El Viejo, and delve into the distant past at Convento Santa Clara.

To see other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Antigua trip planner.

Do a combination of taxi and bus from San Pedro La Laguna to Antigua in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Antigua when traveling from San Pedro La Laguna in February, with lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a bus to Guatemala City.

Things to do in Antigua

Outdoors Tours Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Convento Santa Clara ©
Convento Santa Clara
Arco de Santa Catalina ©
Arco de Santa Catalina
Casa Santo Domingo Museums ©
Casa Santo Domingo Museums

few
hours
Guatemala City, Guatemala

Guatemala City
The largest city in Central America and the country's capital, Guatemala City contains historic sights and modern businesses.
For reviews, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Guatemala City sightseeing planner.

Take a bus from Antigua to Guatemala City in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. In February, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 15°C. You'll set off for Los Angeles on the 15th (Sat).

Things to do in Guatemala City

Tours Outdoors Shopping

2
nights
Los Angeles, United States

Los Angeles ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Sunset Boulevard, Rodeo Drive, and other attractions you added. On the 16th (Sun), hunt for treasures at Melrose Trading Post, get a taste of the local shopping with The Grove, wander the streets of Rodeo Drive, then make a trip to Sunset Boulevard, and finally explore the world behind art at Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Keep things going the next day: appreciate the extensive heritage of Venice Canals Walkway, stroll through Venice Beach and Boardwalk, then don't miss a visit to Abbot Kinney Boulevard, and finally make a trip to Santa Monica Pier.

To see traveler tips, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read Los Angeles trip builder site .

Traveling by flight from Guatemala City to Los Angeles takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. Traveling from Guatemala City in February, expect nights in Los Angeles to be about the same, around 12°C, while days are slightly colder, around 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Shopping Neighborhoods Nightlife

Side Trips

Santa Monica Pier, Rodeo Drive
Highlights from your plan
The Grove ©
The Grove
Los Angeles County Museum of Art ©
Los Angeles County Museum of Art
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier

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