51 days in Central America & Mexico Itinerary

51 days in Central America & Mexico Itinerary

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51 days in Central America & Mexico Itinerary

Start: Bogota, Colombia
Fly:  2​h 15​min
1
Panama City, Panama
— 4 nights
Drive:  12​h
2
Cahuita, Costa Rica
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
3
San Jose, Costa Rica
— 3 nights
Bus:  3​h
4
Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
5
Monteverde, Costa Rica
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
6
La Fortuna de San Carlos, Costa Rica
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
7
San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
8
Isla de Ometepe, Nicaragua
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
9
Granada, Nicaragua
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
10
Managua, Nicaragua
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
11
Leon, Nicaragua
— 2 nights
Drive:  7​h 45​min
12
Tegucigalpa, Honduras
— 2 nights
Drive:  9​h
13
San Salvador, El Salvador
— 3 nights
Bus + Drive:  1​h 30​min
14
Juayua, El Salvador
— 1 night
Bus:  1​h
15
Santa Ana, El Salvador
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
16
Guatemala City, Guatemala
— 3 nights
Bus:  1​h
17
Antigua, Guatemala
— 2 nights
Bus:  3​h 30​min
18
Coban, Guatemala
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
19
Guatemala City, Guatemala
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
20
Panajachel, Guatemala
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
21
Quetzaltenango, Guatemala
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  6​h 30​min
22
San Cristobal de las Casas, Mexico
— 2 nights
Bus + Fly:  15​h 30​min
End: Bogota, Colombia

4
nights
Panama City, Panama

Panama City ©
Arguably the most modern of Central American cities, Panama City boasts a shimmering skyline of glass skyscrapers.
Spend the 18th (Sat) exploring nature at Parque Nacional de Soberania. There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Panama Canal, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Metropolitan National Park, get to know the fascinating history of Casco Viejo, and take an in-depth tour of Museo del Canal Interoceanico de Panama.

To find maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Panama City road trip tool .

Bogota, Colombia to Panama City is an approximately 2.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or do a combination of bus, car, and ferry. Traveling from Bogota in May, things will get warmer in Panama City: highs are around 36°C and lows about 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Sun) to allow time for travel to Cahuita.

Things to do in Panama City

Nature Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Panama Canal ©
Panama Canal
Casco Viejo ©
Casco Viejo
Amador Causeway (Calzada de Amador) ©

1
night
Cahuita, Costa Rica

Cahuita ©
With its dusty streets and simple (read affordable) lodgings, Cahuita bustles as a hub of backpacker tourism in southeastern Costa Rica.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Mon): explore the striking landscape of Cahuita National Park and then have some family-friendly fun at Yesland Mini Golf.

For photos, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Cahuita online vacation planner .

You can drive from Panama City to Cahuita in 10 hours. Another option is to fly. The time zone difference when traveling from Panama City to Cahuita is minus 1 hour. In May, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to San Jose.

Things to do in Cahuita

Nature Parks Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
Cahuita National Park ©
Cahuita National Park

3
nights
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Jardins da Cachoeira de La Paz (in Vara Blanca) and Poas Volcano (in Poas Volcano National Park). There's lots more to do: relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, get engrossed in the history at Jade Museum, see the interesting displays at Pre-Columbian Gold Museum, and admire the masterpieces at Museo de Arte Costarricense.

For other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the San Jose online tour planner .

Traveling by car from Cahuita to San Jose takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Cahuita in May, plan for slightly colder nights in San Jose, with lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to drive to Manuel Antonio.

Things to do in San Jose

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trips

Poas Volcano, Jardins da Cachoeira de La Paz
Highlights from your plan
Poas Volcano
Poas Volcano
Pre-Columbian Gold Museum ©
Pre-Columbian Gold Museum
Museo Nacional De Costa Rica ©
Museo Nacional De Costa Rica

3
nights
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.
Step out of Manuel Antonio to go to Dominical and see Alturas Wildlife Sanctuary, which is approximately 1h 05 min away. Spend the 25th (Sat) on the water with a fishing tour. There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Manuel Antonio, walk around Parque Nahomi, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, and relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

To see reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Manuel Antonio journey builder app .

Traveling by car from San Jose to Manuel Antonio takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a shuttle. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can go by car to Monteverde.

Things to do in Manuel Antonio

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Quepos, Alturas Wildlife Sanctuary
Highlights from your plan
Playa Manuel Antonio ©
Playa Manuel Antonio
River Rafting & Tubing
Nature & Wildlife Tours

2
nights
Monteverde, Costa Rica

Monteverde is all about natural attractions, not surprising for an eco-tourism hotspot known for its cloud forests and rich diversity of animal life.
On the 27th (Mon), look for all kinds of wild species at Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve and then look for gifts at Monteverde Hummingbird Gallery. Keep things going the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Curi Cancha Reserve, whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, and then identify plant and animal life at Monteverde Frog Pond.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Monteverde trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

You can drive from Manuel Antonio to Monteverde in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and shuttle; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) to allow time to drive to La Fortuna de San Carlos.

Things to do in Monteverde

Wildlife Parks Adventure
Highlights from your plan
Zipline
Curi Cancha Reserve ©
Curi Cancha Reserve

4
nights
La Fortuna de San Carlos, Costa Rica

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.
La Fortuna de San Carlos is known for nature, adventure, wildlife, parks, and trails. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: witness a stunning natural landmark at Tabacon Hot Springs, take in nature's colorful creations at Arenal Natura Ecological Park, admire the sheer force of La Fortuna Waterfall, and take in the exciting artwork at Onirica Art Gallery.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read La Fortuna de San Carlos trip planning tool .

Drive from Monteverde to La Fortuna de San Carlos in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to drive to San Juan del Sur.

Things to do in La Fortuna de San Carlos

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

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

1
night
San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua

Set in a crescent-shaped bay, San Juan del Sur has become known as a popular surfing spot and coastal holiday destination for Nicaraguan families and international visitors alike.
On the 2nd (Sun), kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, then examine the collection at ChocoMuseo San Juan del Sur, then make a trip to Mirador del Cristo de la Misericordia, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at San Juan del Sur Beach.

To see reviews, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, refer to the San Juan del Sur trip planner .

You can drive from La Fortuna de San Carlos to San Juan del Sur in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can go by car to Isla de Ometepe.

Things to do in San Juan del Sur

Outdoors Adventure Tours
Highlights from your plan
Zipline
San Juan del Sur Beach ©
San Juan del Sur Beach

1
night
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.
On the 3rd (Mon), admire the local landmark of Ojo de Agua, then contemplate the waterfront views at Laguna Charco Verde, and then head off the coast to Isla Ometepe.

To see ratings, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Isla de Ometepe travel itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from San Juan del Sur to Isla de Ometepe takes 2.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) to allow time to drive to Granada.

Things to do in Isla de Ometepe

Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Isla Ometepe
Isla Ometepe
Laguna Charco Verde ©
Laguna Charco Verde
Ojo de Agua ©
Ojo de Agua

2
nights
Granada, Nicaragua

Granada
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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Tue): relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de Granada, ponder the design of Parque Colon de Granada, pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia de La Merced, then step off the mainland to explore Islets of Granada, and finally look for gifts at Tio Antonio Hamaca. On the 5th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Centro Cultural Antiguo Convento San Francisco, see the interesting displays at ChocoMuseo Granada, then pause for some serene contemplation at La Capilla Maria Auxiliadora, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Apoyo.

Before you visit Granada, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Drive from Isla de Ometepe to Granada in 3 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Managua.

Things to do in Granada

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trip

Apoyo
Highlights from your plan
Apoyo
Apoyo
Islets of Granada ©
Islets of Granada
Iglesia de La Merced ©
Iglesia de La Merced

1
night
Managua, Nicaragua

Managua ©
Nicaragua's largest and capital city, Managua remains relatively unknown as a tourist destination, though it boasts a scenic location on the southwestern shore of the Xolotlan Lake.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Thu): make a trip to Puerto Salvador Allende, admire the striking features of Museum National Palace of the Culture, pause for some serene contemplation at Santiago of Managua Cathedral, then make a trip to Loma de Tiscapa, and finally look for gifts at Mercado Roberto Huembes.

For traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Managua road trip tool .

You can drive from Granada to Managua in an hour. Another option is to take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Leon.

Things to do in Managua

Historic Sites Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Santiago of Managua Cathedral ©
Santiago of Managua Cathedral
Puerto Salvador Allende ©
Puerto Salvador Allende
Mercado Roberto Huembes ©
Mercado Roberto Huembes

2
nights
Leon, Nicaragua

A cultured and storied city, Leon attracts guests from all over the world, drawn to the second city's style, thriving intellectual life, and liveliness.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Museo de Arte Fundacion Ortiz-Gurdian, then pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de la Asunción, and then contemplate the geological forces at Volcan cerro negro. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia San Juan Bautista de Subtiava and then push the limits with an extreme tour.

Planning Leon trip won't be overwheling when you use's Insprock itinerary maker.

Getting from Managua to Leon by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in June, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Tegucigalpa.

Things to do in Leon

Outdoors Tours Nature
Highlights from your plan
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours
Cerro Negro Volcano ©
Cerro Negro Volcano
Catedral de la Asunción ©
Catedral de la Asunción

2
nights
Tegucigalpa, Honduras

Tegucigalpa ©
Capital of Honduras, the 400-year-old city of Tegucigalpa boasts an impressive ensemble of colonial buildings flanking old stone streets, which lead to hillside parks and lively squares.
On the 9th (Sun), see the interesting displays at Museo para la Identidad Nacional, then walk around Naciones Unidas El Picacho Park, then pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de San Miguel, and finally take a stroll through Parque Central.

To see reviews, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read Tegucigalpa online driving holiday planner .

Drive from Leon to Tegucigalpa in 5.5 hours. Traveling from Leon in June, expect Tegucigalpa to be a bit cooler, temps between 33°C and 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) to allow time to travel to San Salvador.

Things to do in Tegucigalpa

Parks Neighborhoods Museums
Highlights from your plan
Naciones Unidas El Picacho Park ©
Naciones Unidas El Picacho Park
Museo para la Identidad Nacional ©
Museo para la Identidad Nacional
Catedral de San Miguel ©
Catedral de San Miguel

3
nights
San Salvador, El Salvador

San Salvador ©
The country's capital, San Salvador sits in a scenic position surrounded by impressive volcanoes.
Spend the 12th (Wed) exploring nature at Parque Nacional El Boqueron. There's lots more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia El Rosario, look for gifts at Mercado Nacional de Artesanias, look for all kinds of wild species at Cinquera Rain Forest Park, and admire the masterpieces at Museo de Arte de El Salvador.

For ratings, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read San Salvador trip planner .

Getting from Tegucigalpa to San Salvador by car takes about 6 hours. June in San Salvador sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Juayua.

Things to do in San Salvador

Parks Nature Museums
Highlights from your plan
Parque Nacional El Boqueron ©
Parque Nacional El Boqueron
Iglesia El Rosario ©
Iglesia El Rosario
Cinquera Rain Forest Park ©
Cinquera Rain Forest Park

1
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Juayua, El Salvador

Juayua ©
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Fri): admire the sheer force of Chorros de la Calera, then make a trip to Parque Central de Juayua, then hunt for treasures at Feria Gastronomica, and finally don't miss a visit to Templo del Senor Juayua.

To find ratings, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Juayua online road trip planner .

You can do a combination of bus and car from San Salvador to Juayua in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Juayua are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Santa Ana.

Things to do in Juayua

Nature Parks Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Chorros de la Calera ©
Chorros de la Calera
Feria Gastronomica ©
Feria Gastronomica
Parque Central de Juayua ©
Parque Central de Juayua

2
nights
Santa Ana, El Salvador

Santa Ana ©
Santa Ana is the second largest city in El Salvador, located 64 kilometers northwest of San Salvador, the capital city. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sat): contemplate the geological forces at Santa Ana Volcano and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Coatepeque. On your second day here, pause for some serene contemplation at Santa Ana Cathedral, then explore the ancient world of Tazumal, and then contemplate the geological forces at Izalco Volcano.

To see maps, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Santa Ana sightseeing planner.

Drive from Juayua to Santa Ana in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June in Santa Ana, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 25°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to drive to Guatemala City.

Things to do in Santa Ana

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Tazumal, Lake Coatepeque
Highlights from your plan
Lake Coatepeque ©
Lake Coatepeque
Santa Ana Volcano ©
Santa Ana Volcano
Izalco Volcano ©
Izalco Volcano

3
nights
Guatemala City, Guatemala

Guatemala City ©
The largest city in Central America and the country's capital, Guatemala City contains historic sights and modern businesses.
Guatemala City is known for shopping, museums, zoos & aquariums, historic sites, and theme parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get to know the resident critters at La Aurora Zoo, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Catedral Metropolitana, don't miss a visit to Iglesia Santo domingo, and admire the landmark architecture of National Palace of Culture.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Guatemala City trip itinerary planning tool .

Getting from Santa Ana to Guatemala City by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Santa Ana in June: high temperatures in Guatemala City hover around 29°C and lows are around 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can catcht the bus to Antigua.

Things to do in Guatemala City

Museums Theme Parks Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Palacio Nacional ©
Palacio Nacional
La Aurora Zoo ©
La Aurora Zoo
Museo Ixchel del Traje Indigena ©
Museo Ixchel del Traje Indigena

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Thu): look for gifts at Joyeria C'Santos Antigua, then explore the world behind art at Casa Santo Domingo Museums, and then contemplate the geological forces at Volcán Pacaya. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia de La Merced, then don't miss a visit to Cerro de la Cruz, and then delve into the distant past at Arco de Santa Catalina.

To find out how to plan a trip to Antigua, use our trip itinerary maker.

Take a bus from Guatemala City to Antigua in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in June, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) to allow enough time to take a bus to Coban.

Things to do in Antigua

Nature Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Volcán Pacaya ©
Volcán Pacaya
Iglesia de La Merced ©
Iglesia de La Merced
Casa Santo Domingo Museums ©
Casa Santo Domingo Museums

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Coban, Guatemala

Coban ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): look for all kinds of wild species at Biotopo del Quetzal and then identify plant and animal life at Orquigonia.

To see photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Coban trip planner .

Traveling by bus from Antigua to Coban takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. In June, daytime highs in Coban are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Sun) to allow time for the car ride to Guatemala City.

Things to do in Coban

Parks Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Orquigonia ©
Orquigonia
Biotopo del Quetzal ©
Biotopo del Quetzal

3
nights
Guatemala City, Guatemala

Guatemala City ©
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of La Merced, don't miss a visit to Avenida La Reforma, then stroll around Plaza Mayor de la Constitucion, then walk around Cerrito del Carmen, and finally hunt for treasures at Mercado Central.

To find reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Guatemala City day trip planning app .

Drive from Coban to Guatemala City in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to travel to Panajachel.

Things to do in Guatemala City

Shopping Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Plaza Fontabella ©
Plaza Fontabella
Iglesia de San Francisco ©
Iglesia de San Francisco
La Merced ©
La Merced

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nights
Panajachel, Guatemala

Panajachel ©
A little town with a thriving tourism industry, Panajachel sits on the northern shore of scenic Atitlan Lake, one of Guatemala's major vacation destinations.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Wed): see the interesting displays at AviMuseo de Arte de Atitlan, contemplate the geological forces at Lake Atitlan, and then get engrossed in the history at Museo Lacustre de Atitlan. On the 27th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the ancient world of Iximche, then hunt for treasures at Solola Market, and then admire the natural beauty at Hotel Atitlan Gardens.

To see reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read Panajachel online trip maker .

Take a bus from Guatemala City to Panajachel in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Panajachel can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Fri) to allow time for the shuttle ride to Quetzaltenango.

Things to do in Panajachel

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

Solola Market, Lake Atitlan
Highlights from your plan
Lake Atitlan ©
Lake Atitlan
Iximche ©
Iximche
Hotel Atitlan Gardens ©
Hotel Atitlan Gardens

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Fri): appreciate the history behind Teatro Municipal de Quetzaltenango and then examine the collection at Lxkik Maya Museum. Keep things going the next day: look for gifts at Yabal Handicrafts, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at La Ermita de la Concepcion (La Conquistadora), and then find something for the whole family at Xetulul Theme Park.

To find photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Quetzaltenango trip itinerary builder site .

You can take a shuttle from Panajachel to Quetzaltenango in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Panajachel in June: high temperatures in Quetzaltenango hover around 24°C and lows are around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) to allow time to travel to San Cristobal de las Casas.

Things to do in Quetzaltenango

Theme Parks Nature Parks

Side Trip

Xetulul Theme Park
Highlights from your plan
Xetulul Theme Park ©
Xetulul Theme Park
Santa Maria Volcano ©
Santa Maria Volcano
Lxkik Maya Museum ©
Lxkik Maya Museum

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nights
San Cristobal de las Casas, Mexico

San Cristobal de las Casas ©
San Cristóbal de las Casas, also known by its native Tzotzil name, Jovel, is a town and municipality located in the Central Highlands region of the Mexican state of Chiapas. Start off your visit on the 1st (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Templo del Carmen, see the interesting displays at Templo de Santo Domingo, and then examine the collection at Museo de Bichos E Insectos. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Museo del Ambar, then don't miss a visit to Chiapa de Corzo, and then take in breathtaking views at Canon del Sumidero.

Take the guesswork out of planning a San Cristobal de las Casas vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Quetzaltenango to San Cristobal de las Casas takes 7.5 hours. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Quetzaltenango in July; daily highs in San Cristobal de las Casas reach 38°C and lows reach 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Cristobal de las Casas

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trips

Chiapa de Corzo, Embarcadero Cañón Del Sumidero
Highlights from your plan
Templo de Santo Domingo ©
Templo de Santo Domingo
Templo del Carmen ©
Templo del Carmen

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