22 days in Mexico & Caribbean Itinerary

22 days in Mexico & Caribbean Itinerary

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Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
— 1 night
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Mexico City, Mexico
— 3 nights
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Tulum, Mexico
— 3 nights
Drive to Calica, Ferry to Cozumel
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Cozumel, Mexico
— 2 nights
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Harbour Island, Bahamas
— 2 nights
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Ocho Rios, Jamaica
— 1 night
Drive
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Montego Bay, Jamaica
— 2 nights
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Fly to St Kitts, Ferry to Oualie Beach, Taxi to Nevis
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Nevis, St. Kitts and Nevis
— 2 nights
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Taxi to Oualie Beach, Ferry to Cockleshell Beach Road, Fly to ANR Robinson
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Scarborough, Trinidad and Tobago
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Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

— 1 night
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 24th (Sun): take in panoramic vistas at Faro de la Calle Matamoros, then take a leisurely stroll along Malecon Boardwalk, and then don't miss a visit to Parish of Our Lady of Guadalupe. On the next day, view the masterpieces at Galleria Dante, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Zona Romantica, and then whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

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Isafjordur, Iceland to Puerto Vallarta is an approximately 31-hour flight. You'll gain 6 hours traveling from Isafjordur to Puerto Vallarta due to the time zone difference. Expect much hotter temperatures when traveling from Isafjordur in January; daily highs in Puerto Vallarta reach 31°C and lows reach 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can travel to Mexico City.

Things to do in Puerto Vallarta

Adventure · Tours · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Mexico City, Mexico

— 3 nights

City of Palaces

Breathtakingly large, Mexico City provides a home for almost 9 million people living in nearly 1,700 distinct neighborhoods.
When in Mexico City, make a side trip to see Zona Arqueológica de Teotihuacan Estacionamiento Puerta 5 in San Juan Teotihuacan, approximately San Juan Teotihuacan away. There's still lots to do: get engrossed in the history at Museo Nacional de Antropologia, explore the ancient world of Museo del Templo Mayor, admire the landmark architecture of Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana), and ponder the world of politics at National Palace (Palacio Nacional).

To see more things to do, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read Mexico City road trip website.

You can fly from Puerto Vallarta to Mexico City in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In January, Mexico City is a bit cooler than Puerto Vallarta - with highs of 24°C and lows of 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to travel to Tulum.

Things to do in Mexico City

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Tulum: Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá (in Coba) and Xcaret (in Playa del Carmen). There's still lots to do: explore the ancient world of Tulum Archaeological Site, stop by Kaahal Home Tulum, shake up your sightseeing with a climbing tour, and stroll through LabnaHa Cenotes & Eco Park.

To see traveler tips, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Tulum trip builder tool.

You can fly from Mexico City to Tulum in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Mexico City to Tulum, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Mexico City in January, you will find days in Tulum are a bit warmer (30°C), and nights are warmer (22°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) so you can travel to Cozumel.

Things to do in Tulum

Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Tours · Adventure

Side Trips

Cozumel, Mexico

— 2 nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Mon): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, learn more about the world around you at Museo de la Isla de Cozumel, and then contemplate the long history of San Gervasio Mayan Archaeological Site.

To find maps, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Cozumel online trip itinerary builder.

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Tulum to Cozumel in 2.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and ferry. In January in Cozumel, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can travel to Harbour Island.

Things to do in Cozumel

Tours · Wildlife · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Harbour Island, Bahamas

— 2 nights
The casual Bahamian vibee of Harbour Island comes through in its atmospheric seaside eateries, the colonial English architecture of its main urban zones, and its wealth of attractive coastal areas.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Pink Sands Beach, relax and rejuvenate at Dermalogica Spa Harbour Island, then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and finally stop by A and A Hidden Treasures.

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The Route module can help you plan travel from Cozumel to Harbour Island. You'll have a few hours on the 4th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to Ocho Rios.

Things to do in Harbour Island

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Spas

Ocho Rios, Jamaica

— 1 night
A trip to Ocho Rios, the tourist hub of Saint Ann Parish, offers travelers a staggering amount of activities and cultural attractions.
On the 5th (Fri), take in the dramatic scenery at Blue Hole, then take in the dramatic scenery at Dunn's River Falls and Park, and then hike along Fern Gully.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Ocho Rios travel planner.

Explore your travel options from Harbour Island to Ocho Rios with the Route module. In February, daytime highs in Ocho Rios are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Montego Bay.

Things to do in Ocho Rios

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

Montego Bay, Jamaica

— 2 nights
The second largest city in Jamaica, Montego Bay boasts an international airport and a major cruise-line terminal, so it regularly receives a big influx of visitors to the island.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Sat): kick back and relax at Doctor's Cave Beach and then tee off at White Witch Golf Course.

To see maps, photos, and other tourist information, use the Montego Bay road trip tool.

You can drive from Ocho Rios to Montego Bay in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In February, daily temperatures in Montego Bay can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Nevis.

Things to do in Montego Bay

Outdoors · Golf · Shopping · Beaches

Nevis, St. Kitts and Nevis

— 2 nights
An old British colony that only gained its independence in the 1980s, Nevis remains one of the world's least-spoiled holiday spots.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Mon): kick back and relax at Oualie Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at Pinney's Beach.

To find traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Nevis trip planner.

Do a combination of flight, ferry, and taxi from Montego Bay to Nevis in 10.5 hours. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Atlantic Standard Time (AST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. In February, daily temperatures in Nevis can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. On the 9th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Scarborough.

Things to do in Nevis

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Historic Sites

Scarborough, Trinidad and Tobago

— 3 nights
Scarborough is the largest city and capital of the Island of Tobago and the fifth-most-populous in Trinidad and Tobago. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Store Bay, kick back and relax at Pigeon Point Beach, and then see the vivid underwater world at Buccoo Reef. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Thu): take a memorable tour with Peter Cox Wildlife Tours, tour the pleasant surroundings at Corbin Local Wildlife, and then take some stellar pictures from Fort King George.

For more things to do, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Scarborough trip itinerary builder site.

Do a combination of taxi, ferry, and flight from Nevis to Scarborough in 11.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Scarborough

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

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.

Bahamas travel guide

3.6
Beaches · Islands · Water & Amusement Parks
Part of an archipelago encompassing hundreds of islets and cays, Bahamas boast many pink beaches, which get their vibrant color from fractured seashells mixed with ordinary sand. For most pleasure seekers an ideal holiday in Bahamas consists of various sea activities, occasionally interrupted by tours of several cities, offering an eclectic music scene dominated by calypso, soca, and junkanoo genres. Romantic enough to attract newlyweds from around the globe, the islands are also a major center of eco-tourism, with visits to national parks and diving tours in colorful reefs among the most popular things to do in Bahamas.

Jamaica travel guide

4.1
Waterfalls · Beaches · Nightlife
The third most populous English-speaking country in the Americas, Jamaica remains a member of the Commonwealth of Nations, with the British monarch its official head of state. Jamaica tourism thrives thanks to the island nation's reputation for natural beauty, outstanding cuisine, and lively music scene. The country's landscape is as diverse as its population, its tropical climate supporting varied ecosystems that include everything from savannahs to rugged mountain slopes. For most visitors, a holiday in Jamaica is a largely outdoor affair, with hiking, fishing, golfing, camping, snorkeling, horseback riding, and kite surfing among the most popular things to do.

St. Kitts and Nevis travel guide

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Beaches · Gift & Specialty Shops · Scuba & Snorkeling
A trip to St. Kitts and Nevis takes you to the smallest country in the Americas. Although diminutive in size, the two Caribbean islands offer a distinct tropical experience to visitors. Rich in history, the islands feature forested hills, tranquil beaches, charming villages, and restored sugar plantations. On a tour of St. Kitts and Nevis you can visit historic forts and quaint colonial towns, lounge on picturesque stretches of sand, or enjoy hiking the dormant Mount Liamuiga, the islands' highest peak.

Trinidad and Tobago travel guide

4.1
Beaches · Nature & Parks · Waterfalls
With its two landmasses offering different, but complementary Caribbean flavors, the dual island nation of Trinidad and Tobago attracts visitors looking for relaxation and adventure. Cities and bustling market towns set the pace of cosmopolitan Trinidad, by far the larger of the two Caribbean sisters. Holidays in Tobago tend to be more chilled out affairs, with island offering some of the nation's finest resorts and best kept beaches, along with a wealth of protected areas boasting diverse and abundant wildlife. Both have become famous for their Creole culture and traditions, with holidays in Trinidad and Tobago offering plenty of culinary and musical highlights, including red hot curries and spicy calypso music.