35 days in Central America & Mexico Itinerary

35 days in Central America & Mexico Itinerary

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Antigua, Guatemala
— 3 nights
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Bocas Town, Panama
— 1 day
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Panama City, Panama
— 3 nights
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Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica
— 3 nights
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La Fortuna de San Carlos, Costa Rica
— 3 nights
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Granada, Nicaragua
— 1 night
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San Salvador, El Salvador
— 3 nights
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Roatan, Honduras
— 3 nights
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San Ignacio, Belize
— 3 nights
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San Pedro, Belize
— 3 nights
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Playa del Carmen, Mexico
— 6 nights

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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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at ChocoMuseo and Volcán Pacaya. Discover out-of-the-way places like Arco de Santa Catalina and Casa Santo Domingo Museums. Step out of Antigua with an excursion to Catedral Metropolitana in Guatemala City--about 1 hour away. There's lots more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia de La Merced, get impressive views of Volcan de Agua, delve into the distant past at Convento de las Capuchinas, and don't miss a visit to Cerro de la Cruz.

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Adelaide, Australia to Antigua is an approximately 30-hour flight. You'll gain 15.5 hours traveling from Adelaide to Antigua due to the time zone difference. In November, daytime highs in Antigua are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Bocas Town.

Things to do in Antigua

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Museums

Side Trip

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Specialty Museum
ChocoMuseo
4.4

1
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Bocas Town, Panama

The colorful and relaxed Bocas Town has a welcoming atmosphere, with the modestly sized urban area showcasing typical Caribbean clapboard houses and home to a mixed community from across the world.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Fri): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Bocas Town vacation site.

You can fly from Antigua to Bocas Town in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, bus, car, and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is 1 hour. Traveling from Antigua in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be warmer in Bocas Town, with lows of 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can fly to Panama City.

Things to do in Bocas Town

Highlights from your trip

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Panama City, Panama

Panama City ©

Dubai of Latin America

Arguably the most modern of Central American cities, Panama City boasts a shimmering skyline of glass skyscrapers.
Step off the beaten path and head to Iglesia de San José and Avenida Balboa. Get a sense of the local culture at Museo del Canal Interoceanico de Panama and Centro de Interpretacion de Ciudad del Saber. And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Panama Canal, stop by Casco Viejo, and explore the wealth of natural beauty at Metropolitan National Park.

To see where to stay, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Panama City journey planning tool.

You can fly from Bocas Town to Panama City in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. Traveling from Bocas Town in December, you will find days in Panama City are somewhat warmer (36°C), and nights are about the same (28°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to travel to Manuel Antonio.

Things to do in Panama City

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Neighborhoods
Highlights from your trip
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Historic Walking Area
Casco Viejo
4.4
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Historic Walking Area
Avenida Balboa
4.3
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Religious Site
Iglesia de San José
4.6

3
nights
Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica

The rainforest meets the sea at Manuel Antonio National Park, a small but scenic natural preserve on the west coast of Costa Rica.
Escape the urban bustle at Nature & Wildlife Tours and Playa Biesanz. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Kayaking & Canoeing and Canyoning & Rappelling Tours. There's more to do: kick back and relax at Playa Manuel Antonio.

For maps, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Manuel Antonio day trip site.

Traveling by flight from Panama City to Manuel Antonio takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can drive to La Fortuna de San Carlos.

Things to do in Manuel Antonio

Outdoors · Tours · Beaches · Parks

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip
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Kayaking / Canoeing
Kayaking & Canoeing
4.5

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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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Onirica Art Gallery and ChocoMuseo La Fortuna. Get outdoors at River Rafting & Tubing and Canyoning & Rappelling Tours. The adventure continues: witness a stunning natural landmark at Ecotermales Fortuna, browse the exhibits of Galeria Estudio, tour the pleasant surroundings at La Fortuna Waterfall, and indulge in some personalized pampering at Tabacon Hot Springs.

To find other places to visit, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read our La Fortuna de San Carlos trip planner.

Getting from Manuel Antonio to La Fortuna de San Carlos by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to drive to Granada.

Things to do in La Fortuna de San Carlos

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Tours
Highlights from your trip
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Hot Spring
Ecotermales Fortuna
4.6

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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.
On the 14th (Mon), look for gifts at Galeria Mi Camara Mi Mundo, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia de La Merced, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de Granada, and finally examine the collection at Centro Cultural Antiguo Convento San Francisco.

To find reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Granada trip planner.

Drive from La Fortuna de San Carlos to Granada in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and shuttle; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to San Salvador.

Things to do in Granada

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping
Highlights from your trip

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San Salvador, El Salvador

San Salvador
The country's capital, San Salvador sits in a scenic position surrounded by impressive volcanoes.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Museo Nacional de Antropología Dr. David J. Guzman and Iglesia El Rosario. Popular historic sites such as Catedral Metropolitana and Joya de Ceren Archaeological Park are in your itinerary. There's lots more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Cinquera Rain Forest Park, contemplate the long history of Hospital Divina Providencia Chapel, admire the masterpieces at Museo de Arte de El Salvador, and don't miss a visit to Mirador Municipal Jose Antonio Rodriguez Porth.

To find reviews, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read our San Salvador trip planner.

Getting from Granada to San Salvador by flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in San Salvador can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to travel to Roatan.

Things to do in San Salvador

Historic Sites · Museums · Wildlife · Parks
Highlights from your trip

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Roatan, Honduras

Roatan ©
The largest of the Bay Islands, Roatan is the most developed and the most popular among its neighbors.
Explore hidden gems such as Little French Key and West Bay Beach. Visiting Tabyana Beach and Nature & Wildlife Tours will get you outdoors. There's more to do: whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks and get outside with Blue Island Divers.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, go to the Roatan trip maker.

Traveling by flight from San Salvador to Roatan takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, taxi, and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In December, daytime highs in Roatan are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to San Ignacio.

Things to do in Roatan

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Wildlife
Highlights from your trip
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Must see
Little French Key
4.4
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Nature / Wildlife Tour
Nature & Wildlife Tours
4.8

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San Ignacio, Belize

San Ignacio ©

Cayo Town

The cultural hub of the district, San Ignacio neatly blends tourism and tradition, expats and indigenous peoples into a convincingly authentic, but modern and welcoming inland town.
Get outdoors at ATM Cave Belize- Actun Tunichil Muknal and Green Iguana Conservation Project. Visit Xunantunich Mayan Ruins and Cahal Pech for their historical value. Explore San Ignacio's surroundings by going to Blue Hole National Park (in Belmopan) and The Belize Zoo (in La Democracia).

To see more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the San Ignacio tour builder.

Do a combination of flight and bus from Roatan to San Ignacio in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, bus, and car; or do a combination of ferry, bus, and car. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to travel to San Pedro.

Things to do in San Ignacio

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip

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San Pedro, Belize

San Pedro ©
San Pedro evolved from small fishing village and now represents one of the most visited locations in Belize.
Step out of the city life by going to Fishing Charters & Tours and Skydiving. There's still lots to do: see the vivid underwater world at Hol Chan Marine Reserve, browse the exhibits of Belizean Arts, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, and explore the striking landscape of Bacalar Chico National Park and Marine Reserve.

To find ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our San Pedro itinerary app.

Traveling by flight from San Ignacio to San Pedro takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. In December, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to travel to Playa del Carmen.

Things to do in San Pedro

Parks · Wildlife · Tours · Nature

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip
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Fishing Charter / Tour
Fishing Charters & Tours
4.6
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Skydiving
Skydiving
4.7

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Playa del Carmen, Mexico

Playa del Carmen ©
The tourist hub of the popular Mayan Riviera, upscale Playa del Carmen remains the jewel of Mexico's Caribbean coastline.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Ek Balam and Palancar Reef. Get a sense of the local culture at Tulum Archaeological Site and Las Monjas. Change things up with these side-trips from Playa del Carmen: Tulum (Tulum Tower, Gran Cenote, &more), Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá (in Coba) and Columbia Reef (in Cozumel). There's still lots to do: delve into the distant past at Chichen Itza, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, and explore the fascinating underground world of Aktun Chen.

To see maps, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read Playa del Carmen online journey maker.

You can fly from San Pedro to Playa del Carmen in 7.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of ferry and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from San Pedro to Playa del Carmen is 1 hour. December in Playa del Carmen sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 23°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Playa del Carmen

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
Must see
Ek Balam
4.8

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