52 days in Mexico & Central America Itinerary

52 days in Mexico & Central America Itinerary

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52 days in Mexico & Central America Itinerary

Start: San Jose, Costa Rica
bus:  3​h
1
Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica
— 2 nights
shuttle:  4​h
2
Monteverde, Costa Rica
— 2 nights
shuttle:  3​h
3
La Fortuna de San Carlos, Costa Rica
— 1 night
bus:  3​h
4
San Jose, Costa Rica
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 30​min
5
Roatan, Honduras
— 3 nights
fly:  30​min
6
La Ceiba, Honduras
— 2 nights
bus:  8​h 30​min
7
Copan Ruinas, Honduras
— 2 nights
shuttle:  5​h
8
Antigua, Guatemala
— 2 nights
car:  1​h
9
Alotenango, Guatemala
— 1 night
shuttle:  1​h 30​min
10
Guatemala City, Guatemala
— 4 nights
fly:  1​h 30​min
11
Tikal National Park, Guatemala
— 2 nights
shuttle:  5​h 30​min
12
Belize City, Belize
— 1 night
bus:  8​h 30​min
13
Playa del Carmen, Mexico
— 2 nights
ferry + taxi:  1​h
14
Cozumel, Mexico
— 1 night
ferry + bus:  2​h 30​min
15
Cancun, Mexico
— 3 nights
bus and Ferry:  19​h
16
Holbox Island, Mexico
— 1 day
ferry and Bus:  16​h
17
Chichen Itza, Mexico
— 1 night
Bus and Fly:  11​h 30​min
18
Cabo Pulmo, Mexico
— 2 nights
bus:  30​min
19
Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
— 2 nights
bus:  3​h
20
La Paz, Mexico
— 2 nights
fly:  5​h 30​min
21
Guanajuato, Mexico
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h
22
San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
— 1 night
bus:  3​h 30​min
23
Mexico City, Mexico
— 3 nights
Fly:  1​h 30​min
24
Puerto Escondido, Mexico
— 2 nights
Fly:  1​h
25
Oaxaca, Mexico
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
End: Tijuana, Mexico

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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.
Spend the 12th (Sat) exploring nature at Manuel Antonio National Park. The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Manuel Antonio, walk around Parque Nahomi, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, and take in the exciting artwork at The Captain's Booty.

For where to stay, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Manuel Antonio itinerary builder website .

San Jose to Manuel Antonio is an approximately 3-hour bus ride. You can also drive; or take a shuttle. You'll have a few hours on the 14th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Monteverde.

Things to do in Manuel Antonio

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Quepos
Highlights from your plan
Manuel Antonio National Park ©
Manuel Antonio National Park
Playa Manuel Antonio ©
Playa Manuel Antonio
Walking tours

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nights
Monteverde, Costa Rica

Monteverde ©
Monteverde is all about natural attractions, not surprising for an eco-tourism hotspot known for its cloud forests and rich diversity of animal life.
Here are some ideas for day two: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at The Bat Jungle, then admire the natural beauty at Monteverde Orchid Garden, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve.

To find reviews, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Monteverde day trip planner .

Traveling by car from Manuel Antonio to Monteverde takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and shuttle; or take a bus. On the 16th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to La Fortuna de San Carlos.

Things to do in Monteverde

Parks Wildlife Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
Monteverde Orchid Garden ©
Monteverde Orchid Garden
Curi Cancha Reserve ©
Curi Cancha Reserve

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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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes La Fortuna Waterfall, Arenal Volcano (Volcan Arenal) and Tabacon Hot Springs. On the 16th (Wed), witness a stunning natural landmark at Tabacon Hot Springs.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the La Fortuna de San Carlos holiday planner.

You can drive from Monteverde to La Fortuna de San Carlos in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a shuttle. On the 17th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to San Jose.

Things to do in La Fortuna de San Carlos

Parks Nature Spas

Side Trip

Arenal Volcano
Highlights from your plan
Tabacon Hot Springs ©
Tabacon Hot Springs
Arenal Volcano
Arenal Volcano
La Fortuna Waterfall ©
La Fortuna Waterfall

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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 17th (Thu): take in the exciting artwork at Galeria Namu.

To find other places to visit, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our San Jose online trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by car from La Fortuna de San Carlos to San Jose takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in San Jose are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to travel to Roatan.

Things to do in San Jose

Museums Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Galeria Namu ©
Galeria Namu

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nights
Roatan, Honduras

The largest of the Bay Islands, Roatan is the most developed and the most popular among its neighbors.
Scuba & Snorkeling has been added to your itinerary. There's lots more to do: take a memorable tour with Tours, enjoy the sand and surf at West Bay Beach, and look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

For ratings, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Roatan trip itinerary maker app .

Fly from San Jose to Roatan in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In September, Roatan is a bit warmer than San Jose - with highs of 38°C and lows of 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to travel to La Ceiba.

Things to do in Roatan

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Zipline
Scuba & Snorkeling

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nights
La Ceiba, Honduras

La Ceiba ©
The port city of La Ceiba has become known as a party town, with a bustling nightlife district central to its atmosphere.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Mon): let the kids burn off some steam at El Malecon de La Ceiba, then engage your brain at Museo Entomologico CURLA - UNAH, and then head off the coast to Cayos Cochinos. On the 22nd (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de San Isidro, stroll around Swinford Park, and then head outdoors with Pico Bonito National Park.

To see more things to do, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our La Ceiba holiday builder website .

La Ceiba is just a stone's throw from Roatan. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in September, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to drive to Copan Ruinas.

Things to do in La Ceiba

Parks Outdoors Nature
Highlights from your plan
Cayos Cochinos ©
Cayos Cochinos
Pico Bonito National Park ©
Pico Bonito National Park
Museo Entomologico CURLA - UNAH ©
Museo Entomologico CURLA - UNAH

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Copan Ruinas, Honduras

Copan Ruinas ©
The colorful, cultural town of Copan boasts attractions old and new, manmade and natural.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): look for all kinds of wild species at Macaw Mountain Bird Park & Nature Reserve and then delve into the distant past at Copan Ruinas. Keep things going the next day: witness a stunning natural landmark at Luna Jaguar Hot Spring, examine the collection at Sculpture Museum, then don't miss a visit to Hieroglyphic Stairway, and finally steep yourself in history at Mayan Ball Court.

To see where to stay, photos, reviews, and tourist information, use the Copan Ruinas trip planning tool .

Getting from La Ceiba to Copan Ruinas by car takes about 6 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from La Ceiba in September; daily highs in Copan Ruinas reach 33°C and lows reach 22°C. On the 25th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Antigua.

Things to do in Copan Ruinas

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Copan Ruinas ©
Copan Ruinas
Mayan Ball Court ©
Mayan Ball Court

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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.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Cerro de la Cruz and then contemplate the geological forces at Volcán Pacaya.

For ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Antigua day trip planner .

Take a shuttle from Copan Ruinas to Antigua in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Traveling from Copan Ruinas in September, expect Antigua to be slightly colder, temps between 28°C and 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can travel to Alotenango.

Things to do in Antigua

Historic Sites Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Arco de Santa Catalina ©
Arco de Santa Catalina
Volcán Pacaya ©
Volcán Pacaya
Iglesia de La Merced ©
Iglesia de La Merced

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Alotenango, Guatemala

Alotenango ©
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Mon): contemplate the geological forces at Fuego Volcano and then relax in the rural setting at Valhalla Experimental Station.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Alotenango trip simple and quick.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Antigua to Alotenango. In September, daily temperatures in Alotenango can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Guatemala City.

Things to do in Alotenango

Parks Nature

Side Trip

Valhalla Experimental Station
Highlights from your plan
Fuego Volcano ©
Fuego Volcano
Valhalla Experimental Station ©
Valhalla Experimental Station

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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, make a trip to Iglesia Santo domingo, find something for the whole family at Mundo Petapa Irtra, and get a new perspective on nature at National Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology.

For reviews, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read Guatemala City tour itinerary planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Alotenango to Guatemala City. September in Guatemala City sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can travel to Tikal National Park.

Things to do in Guatemala City

Shopping Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Paseo Cayala ©
Paseo Cayala
La Aurora Zoo ©
La Aurora Zoo
La Merced ©
La Merced

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nights
Tikal National Park, Guatemala

Tikal National Park ©
Take a trip to Tikal National Park and discover an ancient city in the thick tropical jungle.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): explore the ancient world of Tikal.

To find maps, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read Tikal National Park route site .

Do a combination of flight and shuttle from Guatemala City to Tikal National Park in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can travel to Belize City.

Things to do in Tikal National Park

Parks Historic Sites Nature
Highlights from your plan
Tikal ©
Tikal

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Belize City, Belize

Belize City ©
Belize's biggest urban center, Belize City is a culturally diverse seaside destination.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sun): see the vivid underwater world at Mesoamerican Reef (Belize Barrier Reef), learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at The Belize Zoo, and then examine the collection at Orchid Garden Eco-Village Museum Belize. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Mon): delve into the distant past at Altun Ha, make a trip to The Belize Sign Monument, and then stop by Diamonds International.

To see maps, photos, and more tourist information, read Belize City trip itinerary site .

You can do a combination of car and flight from Tikal National Park to Belize City in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or drive. In October, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to travel to Playa del Carmen.

Things to do in Belize City

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

Belize District, The Belize Zoo
Highlights from your plan
The Belize Zoo ©
The Belize Zoo
Altun Ha ©
Altun Ha

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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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Tue): make a splash at Xel-Ha. Here are some ideas for day two: cool off at Xcaret Park.

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

Do a combination of flight and bus from Belize City to Playa del Carmen in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Belize City to Playa del Carmen due to the time zone difference. In October, daytime highs in Playa del Carmen are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 25°C. On the 8th (Thu), you're off toCozumel.

Things to do in Playa del Carmen

Theme Parks Adventure Outdoors

Side Trip

Xel-Ha Park by Xcaret
Highlights from your plan
Xcaret ©
Xcaret
Xel-Ha Park by Xcaret ©
Xel-Ha Park by Xcaret

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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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Thu): learn more about the world around you at Museo de la Isla de Cozumel and then put a fun spin on your tour with The Amazing Cozumel Race.

For where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Cozumel vacation planner.

You can drive from Playa del Carmen to Cozumel in 2 hours. October in Cozumel sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 25°C at night. You will leave for Cancun on the 9th (Fri).

Things to do in Cozumel

Fun & Games Museums
Highlights from your plan
Museo de la Isla de Cozumel ©
Museo de la Isla de Cozumel

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Cancun, Mexico

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cancun: Isla Mujeres (Punta Sur & Playa Norte). Spend the 12th (Mon) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. The adventure continues: buy something for everyone on your list at La Isla Shopping Village, stroll through Playa Delfines, don't miss a visit to El Parque de las Palapas, and get close to the beloved marine mammals with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience.

For ratings, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Cancun trip website .

Getting from Cozumel to Cancun by car takes about 3 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Cancun can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Holbox Island.

Things to do in Cancun

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trip

Isla Mujeres
Highlights from your plan
Swim with Dolphins
La Isla Shopping Village ©
La Isla Shopping Village
Selvatica ©
Selvatica

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Holbox Island, Mexico

Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Dolphin & Whale Watching. On the 13th (Tue), see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To see maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Holbox Island holiday builder site .

Explore your travel options from Cancun to Holbox Island with the Route module. In October, daily temperatures in Holbox Island can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to travel to Chichen Itza.

Things to do in Holbox Island

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching

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Chichen Itza, Mexico

Chichen Itza ©
Featuring the largest archeological site of the ancient Mayan civilization, Chichen Itza remains one of the most visited tourist destinations in Mexico.
On the 14th (Wed), explore the ancient world of Chichen Itza and then explore the activities along Cenote Ik kil.

To find photos, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Chichen Itza online visit planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Holbox Island to Chichen Itza. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in October, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Cabo Pulmo.

Things to do in Chichen Itza

Historic Sites Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Chichen Itza ©
Chichen Itza
Cenote Ik kil ©
Cenote Ik kil

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Cabo Pulmo, Mexico

Cabo Pulmo ©
To find out how to plan a trip to Cabo Pulmo, use our trip itinerary maker.

Explore your travel options from Chichen Itza to Cabo Pulmo with the Route module. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Chichen Itza to Cabo Pulmo. Traveling from Chichen Itza in October, expect slightly colder with lows of 25°C in Cabo Pulmo. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Cabo San Lucas.

Things to do in Cabo Pulmo

Parks Wildlife Nature
Highlights from your plan
Cabo Pulmo Marine Preserve ©
Cabo Pulmo Marine Preserve

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Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

Cabo San Lucas ©
One of Mexico's premier vacation spots, Cabo San Lucas lures pleasure seekers with its trendy restaurant scene, raucous nightlife, and, of course, picture-perfect beaches.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sat): get close to the beloved marine mammals with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience and then explore the striking landscape at El Arco de Cabo San Lucas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll through Chileno Beach and then explore by horseback at Cuadra San Francisco.

For reviews, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Cabo San Lucas trip planner.

Getting from Cabo Pulmo to Cabo San Lucas by car takes about 2 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to La Paz.

Things to do in Cabo San Lucas

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Cuadra San Francisco
Highlights from your plan
Cuadra San Francisco ©
Cuadra San Francisco
El Arco de Cabo San Lucas ©
El Arco de Cabo San Lucas
Swim with Dolphins

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La Paz, Mexico

La Paz ©
It's no coincidence that La Paz means "peace" in Spanish, as this tourist center with a small-town vibe offers a tranquil atmosphere and blissfully pleasant weather throughout the year.
La Paz is known for wildlife, beaches, nature, adventure, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, stroll through Playa Migrino, don't miss a visit to Malecon, and do sightseeing your way with Private Tours.

To find more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read our La Paz online driving holiday planner .

Traveling by car from Cabo San Lucas to La Paz takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. When traveling from Cabo San Lucas in October, plan for a bit warmer days in La Paz, with highs around 40°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) to allow time to travel to Guanajuato.

Things to do in La Paz

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

Playa Migrino
Highlights from your plan
Balandra Beach ©
Balandra Beach
Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Malecon
Malecon

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Guanajuato, Mexico

Guanajuato ©
Recognized as a World Heritage Site, Guanajuato spills over hilly terrain in central Mexico, luring visitors with its pleasant tree-shaded plazas and friendly sidewalk cafes.
On the 22nd (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Museo de las Momias de Guanajuato, don't miss a visit to Jardin de la Union, don't miss a visit to Alhondiga de Granaditas, then don't miss a visit to Alley of the Kiss (Callejon del Beso), and finally pause for some photo ops at Monumento al Pipila.

For maps, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Guanajuato online tour itinerary planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from La Paz to Guanajuato takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from La Paz to Guanajuato. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from La Paz in October: high temperatures in Guanajuato hover around 30°C and lows are around 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to San Miguel de Allende.

Things to do in Guanajuato

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Alhondiga de Granaditas ©
Alhondiga de Granaditas
University of Guanajuato
University of Guanajuato
Jardin de la Union ©
Jardin de la Union

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San Miguel de Allende, Mexico

San Miguel de Allende ©
A relatively small town in central Mexico, relaxed San Miguel de Allede offers an ideal setting for visitors in search of a bit of history and a great deal of photogenic architecture.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Parroquia de San Miguel Arcangel.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our San Miguel de Allende route maker site .

Traveling by car from Guanajuato to San Miguel de Allende takes an hour. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in October, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Mexico City.

Things to do in San Miguel de Allende

Spas Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Parroquia de San Miguel Arcangel ©
Parroquia de San Miguel Arcangel

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Mexico City, Mexico

Mexico City ©
Breathtakingly large, Mexico City provides a home for almost 9 million people living in nearly 1,700 distinct neighborhoods.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Sat): examine the collection at Museo Nacional de Antropologia. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the ancient world of Zona Arqueologica Teotihuacan, then admire the masterpieces at Palacio de Bellas Artes, then explore the ancient world of Museo del Templo Mayor, and finally see the interesting displays at Museo de Frida Kahlo.

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

You can drive from San Miguel de Allende to Mexico City in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from San Miguel de Allende in October: highs in Mexico City hover around 26°C, while lows dip to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can travel to Puerto Escondido.

Things to do in Mexico City

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Zona Arqueológica de Teotihuacan Estacionamiento Puerta 5
Highlights from your plan
Museo Nacional de Antropologia ©
Museo Nacional de Antropologia
Palacio de Bellas Artes ©
Palacio de Bellas Artes

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Puerto Escondido, Mexico

Puerto Escondido
Puerto Escondido is a small port and tourist center in the municipality of San Pedro Mixtepec Distrito 22 in the Mexican state of Oaxaca. Puerto Escondido is known for beaches, adventure, nature, wildlife, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Zicatela, hunt for treasures at El Mercado, explore the activities along Laguna de Manialtepec, and look for gifts at Central Surf Shop.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, go to the Puerto Escondido trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Mexico City to Puerto Escondido takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Mexico City in October, expect nights in Puerto Escondido to be much hotter, around 28°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 35°C. On the 29th (Thu), you'll travel to Oaxaca.

Things to do in Puerto Escondido

Parks Shopping Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Laguna de Manialtepec
Laguna de Manialtepec
Playa Zicatela ©
Playa Zicatela

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Oaxaca, Mexico

Oaxaca ©
Capital city of the eponymous state, Oaxaca relies heavily on its colonial charm, its core a maze of tree-shaded alleys flanked by photogenic mansions, government buildings, and old churches.
Oaxaca is known for historic sites, museums, shopping, classes, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Templo de Santo Domingo de Guzman, admire the striking features of Cathedral of Our Lady of the Assumption, take in nature's colorful creations at Ethnobotanical Garden, and explore the ancient world of Monte Alban.

For reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Oaxaca trip planning tool .

Traveling by flight from Puerto Escondido to Oaxaca takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Puerto Escondido in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Oaxaca, with lows of 15°C. On the 2nd (Mon), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Oaxaca

Historic Sites Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
Templo de Santo Domingo de Guzman ©
Templo de Santo Domingo de Guzman
Monte Alban ©
Monte Alban

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