30 days in Mexico & Central America Itinerary

30 days in Mexico & Central America Itinerary

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Cancun, Mexico
— 1 night
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Isla Mujeres, Mexico
— 2 nights
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Tulum, Mexico
— 2 nights
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Bacalar, Mexico
— 1 night
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Caye Caulker, Belize
— 5 nights
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Belize City, Belize
— Few hours
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Cayo, Belize
— 1 night
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El Remate, Guatemala
— 3 nights
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San Jose, Costa Rica
— Few hours
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Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica
— 2 nights
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La Fortuna de San Carlos, Costa Rica
— 4 nights
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Granada, Nicaragua
— 2 nights
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Isla de Ometepe, Nicaragua
— 2 nights
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San Jose, Costa Rica
— Few hours

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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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sun): stop by Plaza Las Americas.

To find traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Cancun tour itinerary maker.

Brussels, Belgium to Cancun is an approximately 13-hour flight. You'll gain 6 hours traveling from Brussels to Cancun due to the time zone difference. Prepare for warmer weather when traveling from Brussels in January: high temperatures in Cancun hover around 31°C and lows are around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can travel to Isla Mujeres.

Things to do in Cancun

Highlights from your plan
Plaza Las Americas ©
Plaza Las Americas

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Isla Mujeres, Mexico

Isla Mujeres ©
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.
Get in touch with nature at Playa Norte and Scuba & Snorkeling. The adventure continues: delve into the distant past at Punta Sur, observe the fascinating underwater world at Tortugranja, make a trip to El Centro, and look for gifts at Galeria de Arte Mexicano.

For traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Isla Mujeres route planner.

Traveling by ferry from Cancun to Isla Mujeres takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. January in Isla Mujeres sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can travel to Tulum.

Things to do in Isla Mujeres

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Playa Norte ©
Playa Norte
Punta Sur ©
Punta Sur
Scuba & Snorkeling

2
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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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Thu): explore the fascinating underground world of Gran Cenote, then delve into the distant past at Tulum Archaeological Site, and then stop by Mixik.

To find other places to visit and more tourist information, you can read our Tulum trip itinerary site.

You can do a combination of ferry and taxi from Isla Mujeres to Tulum in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can catch the shuttle to Bacalar.

Things to do in Tulum

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Tulum Archaeological Site ©
Tulum Archaeological Site
Gran Cenote ©
Gran Cenote
Mixik ©
Mixik

1
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Bacalar, Mexico

Bacalar ©
Bacalar is the municipal seat and largest city in Bacalar Municipality (until 2011 a part of Othón P. Start off your visit on the 26th (Fri): explore the activities along Lake Bacalar and then take an in-depth tour of Fuerte de San Felipe.

For other places to visit, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Bacalar travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Tulum to Bacalar takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Tulum in January, expect nights in Bacalar to be about the same, around 21°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 35°C. On the 27th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Caye Caulker.

Things to do in Bacalar

Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Lake Bacalar ©
Lake Bacalar
Fuerte de San Felipe ©
Fuerte de San Felipe
Museum de la cultura maya ©
Museum de la cultura maya

5
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Caye Caulker, Belize

Caye Caulker ©
At just under 8 km (5 mi) long and 1.6 km (1 mi) wide, the limestone coral island of Caye Caulker offers a small but perfectly formed getaway 32 km (20 mi) offshore from Belize City.
Step out of the city life by going to Hol Chan Marine Reserve and Scuba & Snorkeling. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at The Split and Secret Beach Belize. Venture out of the city with trips to San Pedro (The Rum, Cigar and Coffee House, Belize Chocolate Company, &more). There's still lots to do: stop by Osprey Silver Jewelry & Boutique.

For where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Caye Caulker route maker site.

Getting from Bacalar to Caye Caulker by combination of bus, flight, and ferry takes about 6 hours. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Bacalar to Caye Caulker due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Bacalar, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Caye Caulker, ranging from highs of 32°C to lows of 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) so you can ride a ferry to Belize City.

Things to do in Caye Caulker

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Beaches

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Hol Chan Marine Reserve ©
Hol Chan Marine Reserve
Scuba & Snorkeling
Secret Beach Belize ©
Secret Beach Belize

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Belize City, Belize

Belize City
Belize's biggest urban center, Belize City is a culturally diverse seaside destination.
To find more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Belize City journey planning tool.

You can ride a ferry from Caye Caulker to Belize City in 1.5 hours. Another option is to fly. In February, daytime highs in Belize City are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 25°C. On the 1st (Thu), you're off to Cayo.

Things to do in Belize City

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Cayo, Belize

Cayo ©
Holidays in Cayo offer adventure and history in equal measure, with a wealth of ancient sites and unspoiled environment to explore.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Thu): contemplate the long history of Xunantunich Mayan Ruins and then stroll through Green Iguana Conservation Project. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the dramatic scenery at Rio On Pools.

For where to stay and other tourist information, refer to the Cayo trip planner.

You can drive from Belize City to Cayo in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of bus and car. In February, daytime highs in Cayo are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to El Remate.

Things to do in Cayo

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Green Iguana Conservation Project ©
Green Iguana Conservation Project
Xunantunich Mayan Ruins ©
Xunantunich Mayan Ruins
Rio On Pools ©
Rio On Pools

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El Remate, Guatemala

El Remate ©
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): delve into the distant past at Parque arqueologico uaxactun and then look for all kinds of wild species at Ixpanpajul Nature Park. Keep things going the next day: delve into the distant past at Yaxha National Park and then don't miss a visit to Jorge's Rope Swing.

To see maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read El Remate trip maker website.

Drive from Cayo to El Remate in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. On the 5th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to San Jose.

Things to do in El Remate

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Ixpanpajul Nature Park ©
Ixpanpajul Nature Park
Yaxha National Park ©
Yaxha National Park
Parque arqueologico uaxactun ©
Parque arqueologico uaxactun

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Tue): shop like a local with Multiplaza.

Find out how to plan San Jose trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

Drive from El Remate to San Jose in 23 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and flight. In February, daytime highs in San Jose are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. On the 6th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a shuttle to Manuel Antonio.

Things to do in San Jose

Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trip

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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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Wed): stop by Meli Melo Boutique and then see MidWorld Costa Rica. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll through Playa Biesanz.

To see where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Manuel Antonio holiday maker tool.

Traveling by car from San Jose to Manuel Antonio takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or drive; or take a bus. On the 8th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to La Fortuna de San Carlos.

Things to do in Manuel Antonio

Outdoors · Adventure · Tours · Beaches

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
MidWorld Costa Rica ©
MidWorld Costa Rica
Playa Biesanz ©
Playa Biesanz
Meli Melo Boutique ©
Meli Melo Boutique

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La Fortuna de San Carlos ©
Set against the backdrop of the imposing Arenal Volcano, La Fortuna de San Carlos offers visitors a chance to explore diverse natural landscapes and sample some delicious local produce.
Escape the urban bustle at Tabacon Hot Springs and River Rafting & Tubing. Step out of La Fortuna de San Carlos with an excursion to Ecological Sanctuary in Santa Elena--about 1h 10 min away. The adventure continues: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Arenal Volcano, view the masterpieces at Onirica Art Gallery, take in the dramatic scenery at La Fortuna Waterfall, and trek along Arenal Natura Ecological Park.

To find photos, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read La Fortuna de San Carlos trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Manuel Antonio to La Fortuna de San Carlos in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Granada.

Things to do in La Fortuna de San Carlos

Parks · Nature · Spas · Wildlife

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Tabacon Hot Springs ©
Tabacon Hot Springs
Arenal Volcano
Arenal Volcano
River Rafting & Tubing

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Granada, Nicaragua

Granada ©

La Gran Sultana

The lakeside city of Granada has the look and feel of a historically important economic and political center, with grand colonial architecture, a unified look, and many cultural attractions.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Tue): step off the mainland to explore Islets of Granada and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia de La Merced.

Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to Granada fast, fun, and easy.

You can drive from La Fortuna de San Carlos to Granada in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and shuttle; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can travel to Isla de Ometepe.

Things to do in Granada

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Islets of Granada ©
Islets of Granada
Iglesia de La Merced ©
Iglesia de La Merced

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Isla de Ometepe, Nicaragua

Isla de Ometepe
Isla de Ometepe may be small in size, but it boasts two large volcanoes that dominate its landscape and influence the local lifestyle.
Get outdoors at Laguna Charco Verde and Sendero Pena Inculta. There's still lots to do: head off the coast to Isla Ometepe, examine the collection at El Ceibo Museums, tour the pleasant surroundings at Punta Jesus Maria, and admire the local landmark of Ojo de Agua.

To see where to stay, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Isla de Ometepe road trip planning website.

Traveling by combination of shuttle and ferry from Granada to Isla de Ometepe takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to travel to San Jose.

Things to do in Isla de Ometepe

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Isla Ometepe
Isla Ometepe
Laguna Charco Verde ©
Laguna Charco Verde
Punta Jesus Maria ©
Punta Jesus Maria

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San Jose, Costa Rica

San Jose
To see where to stay, maps, ratings, and tourist information, use the San Jose online holiday planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Isla de Ometepe to San Jose. On the 17th (Sat), you're off to home.

Things to do in San Jose

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks

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