29 days in Central America & Mexico Itinerary

29 days in Central America & Mexico Itinerary

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San Jose, Costa Rica
— 1 night
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Guatemala City, Guatemala
— 1 night
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Antigua, Guatemala
— 1 night
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Sumpango, Guatemala
— Few hours
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Quetzaltenango, Guatemala
— 3 nights
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Coban, Guatemala
— 1 night
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Esquipulas, Guatemala
— 1 night
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Copan Ruinas, Honduras
— 3 nights
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Quirigua, Guatemala
— 1 night
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Flores, Guatemala
— 4 nights
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Cozumel, Mexico
— 3 nights
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Tulum, Mexico
— 2 nights
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Playa del Carmen, Mexico
— 3 nights
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Isla Mujeres, Mexico
— 4 nights

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San Jose, Costa Rica

San Jose
A trip to San Jose, the capital, commercial center, and cultural hub of Costa Rica, gives you a chance to experience the lively atmosphere and rich cultural past of this vibrant country.
To find where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the San Jose itinerary maker.

If you are flying in from Costa Rica, the closest major aiports are Tobias Bolanos International Airport, Juan Santamaria International Airport and Limon International Airport. October in San Jose sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 21°C at night. On the 30th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Guatemala City.

Things to do in San Jose

Tours · Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife

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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.
To find photos, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Guatemala City trip builder site.

You can fly from San Jose to Guatemala City in 5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Guatemala City can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. You will leave for Antigua on the 31st (Thu).

Things to do in Guatemala City

Tours · Shopping · Nightlife · Museums

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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.
For ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Antigua tour itinerary maker website.

You can take a bus from Guatemala City to Antigua in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in October, and nighttime lows around 19°C. On the 1st (Fri), you're off to Sumpango.

Things to do in Antigua

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Sumpango, Guatemala

Sumpango
Sumpango is a town in the Guatemalan department of Sacatepéquez.HistoryIn the 1540s, bishop Francisco Marroquín split the ecclesiastical administration of the central valley of Guatemala between the Order of Preachers and the Franciscans, assigning Sumpango's curato to the former. To see more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Sumpango trip planning app.

Sumpango is just a short distance from Antigua. In November in Sumpango, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 17°C at night. You will leave for Quetzaltenango on the 1st (Fri).

Things to do in Sumpango

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Trails

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Quetzaltenango, Guatemala

Quetzaltenango ©
Named for the Quetzal bird--one of Guatemala's national symbols--Quetzaltenango once included the territories controlled by K'iche' Mayans, a pre-Columbian tribe eventually supplanted by Spanish conquistadores.
Step off the beaten path and head to Parque Ecologico Chuiraxamolo and Catedral del Espiritu Santo. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Iglesia de San Andres de Xecul and La Ermita de la Concepcion (La Conquistadora). Get out of town with these interesting Quetzaltenango side-trips: Iglesia Catolica de San Juan La Laguna (in San Juan la Laguna) and San Andres Xecul (in Totonicapan).

For reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read Quetzaltenango trip tool.

Getting from Sumpango to Quetzaltenango by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Sumpango in November, plan for slightly colder nights in Quetzaltenango, with lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to take a shuttle to Coban.

Things to do in Quetzaltenango

Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip

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Coban, Guatemala

Coban

Imperial City

Located at the center of one of the country's primary coffee growing areas, the affluent city of Coban offerss a scattered few cultural attractions, a relaxed and welcoming vibe, and proximity to a wealth of natural highlights.
To find photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Coban day trip planning app.

Traveling by shuttle from Quetzaltenango to Coban takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Coban when traveling from Quetzaltenango in November, with lows around 17°C. On the 5th (Tue), you're off to Esquipulas.

Things to do in Coban

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Tours

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Esquipulas, Guatemala

Esquipulas ©
Esquipulas, officially Municipality of Esquipulas, whose original name was Yzquipulas, is the largest city located in the department of Chiquimula, in eastern Guatemala. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Wed): Head underground at Cuevas and then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica de Esquipulas.

To find maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Esquipulas online trip builder.

You can drive from Coban to Esquipulas in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Coban in November, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Esquipulas, with lows of 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can travel to Copan Ruinas.

Things to do in Esquipulas

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites
Highlights from your trip

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Copan Ruinas, Honduras

Copan Ruinas ©
The colorful, cultural town of Copan boasts attractions old and new, manmade and natural.
Get a sense of the local culture at Parque Arqueologico Rio Amarillo and Pyramid over Rosalila Temple. Your inner history buff will appreciate Amphitheatre and Mayan Ball Court. The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Mayan Ruins of El Puente.

To find reviews, photos, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Copan Ruinas tour app.

Traveling by car from Esquipulas to Copan Ruinas takes 2.5 hours. In November, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Quirigua.

Things to do in Copan Ruinas

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
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Historic Site
Mayan Ball Court
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Quirigua, Guatemala

Quirigua ©
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sun): contemplate the long history of Archaeological Park and Ruins of Quirigua.

Start your trip to Quirigua by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Traveling by car from Copan Ruinas to Quirigua takes 3.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Flores.

Things to do in Quirigua

Historic Sites
Highlights from your trip

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Flores, Guatemala

Flores
An island town, capital of the landlocked region of Peten, attractive Flores features pleasant architecture that complements the shimmering appearance of the surrounding lake.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Cultural Triangle Yaxha-Nakum-Naranjo National Park and Catedral de Flores. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Dos Pilas and Sitio Arqueologico Tayazal. Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Museo del Islote Santa Barbara and get outside with Mirador del Rey Canek.

To see maps, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, use the Flores trip planning site.

You can take a bus from Quirigua to Flores in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and bus; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in November, and nighttime lows around 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to travel to Cozumel.

Things to do in Flores

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
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Outdoor Activity
Mirador del Rey Canek
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Cozumel, Mexico

Cozumel ©
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Galo Art Studio and Museo de la Isla de Cozumel. Get outdoors at Yucab Reef and El Paso del Cedral Reef. The adventure continues: see the vivid underwater world at San Francisco Reef, look for gifts at Sergio's Silver from Taxco, capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, and take in the exciting artwork at BALAM Art Painted on Feathers.

To see photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Cozumel road trip planning site.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Flores to Cozumel. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is 1 hour. In November, daily temperatures in Cozumel can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to travel to Tulum.

Things to do in Cozumel

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Shopping
Highlights from your trip
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Art Museum
Galo Art Studio
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Tulum, Mexico

The only Mayan site built to overlook the ocean, Tulum remains a coastal paradise preserving the last vestiges of a pre-Hispanic civilization.
On the 18th (Mon), get engrossed in the history at Museo de la Prehistoria Parque Dos Ojos, enjoy the sand and surf at Mayan Beach, and then enjoy breathtaking views from Tulum Tower. Keep things going the next day: Head underground at Cenotes Casa Tortuga Tulum and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find other places to visit, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read our Tulum road trip planning website.

You can do a combination of ferry and car from Cozumel to Tulum in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. In November, daytime highs in Tulum are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Playa del Carmen.

Things to do in Tulum

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Wildlife
Highlights from your trip

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Playa del Carmen, Mexico

The tourist hub of the popular Mayan Riviera, upscale Playa del Carmen remains the jewel of Mexico's Caribbean coastline.
Step off the beaten path and head to Cenote Chaak Tun and Museo Frida Kahlo. Popular historic sites such as Zona Arqueologica Playa del Carmen and Scorpion’s Temple are in your itinerary. There's lots more to do: head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, explore the world behind art at 3D Museum of Wonders, and surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Playa del Carmen tour planner.

Drive from Tulum to Playa del Carmen in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. November in Playa del Carmen sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to travel to Isla Mujeres.

Things to do in Playa del Carmen

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trip

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Skydiving
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Art Museum
3D Museum of Wonders
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Isla Mujeres, Mexico

Tiny municipal seat of an eponymous island, each season Isla Mujeres swells to bursting with international tourists coming here to swim, snorkel, dive, fish, and sail.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Fishing Charters & Tours and El Farito. Do some cultural sightseeing at Iglesia Del Sagrado Corazon and Guadalupe Chapel. Next up on the itinerary: indulge your thirst for a good beer at Isla Brewing Company, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, make a trip to Women's Beading Cooperative, and stop by Gladys Galdamez's Isla Mujeres.

For reviews, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Isla Mujeres tour itinerary builder site.

Traveling by combination of taxi and ferry from Playa del Carmen to Isla Mujeres takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in November, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Isla Mujeres

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Parks
Highlights from your trip
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Dolphin / Whale Watching
Dolphin & Whale Watching
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Fishing Charter / Tour
Fishing Charters & Tours
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Reef
El Farito
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