59 days in Mexico & Central America Itinerary

59 days in Mexico & Central America Itinerary

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59 days in Mexico & Central America Itinerary

Start: Mexico City, Mexico
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Mexico City, Mexico
— 2 nights
Bus:  1​h 30​min
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Puebla, Mexico
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
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Oaxaca, Mexico
— 2 nights
Fly + Bus:  8​h 45​min
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San Cristobal de las Casas, Mexico
— 2 nights
Bus:  3​h
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Palenque, Mexico
— 2 nights
+2
Bus + Foot + Fly:  6​h
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Merida, Mexico
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
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Chichen Itza, Mexico
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
8
Playa del Carmen, Mexico
— 2 nights
Bus:  1​h
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Tulum, Mexico
— 2 nights
Bus:  5​h
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Caye Caulker, Belize
— 3 nights
+2
Ferry + Foot + Bus:  4​h
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San Ignacio, Belize
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
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Tikal National Park, Guatemala
— 1 night
Shuttle + Fly:  5​h 30​min
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Antigua, Guatemala
— 2 nights
Bus:  1​h
14
Panajachel, Guatemala
— 1 night
Bus:  1​h
15
Antigua, Guatemala
— 2 nights
Shuttle:  5​h
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Copan Ruinas, Honduras
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
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Suchitoto, El Salvador
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
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El Cuco, El Salvador
— 2 nights
Drive:  7​h
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Leon, Nicaragua
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
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Granada, Nicaragua
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
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Isla de Ometepe, Nicaragua
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  10​h
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Monteverde, Costa Rica
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
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La Fortuna de San Carlos, Costa Rica
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
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San Jose, Costa Rica
— 2 nights
Bus:  3​h 30​min
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Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, Costa Rica
— 2 nights
Drive + Ferry:  1​h 45​min
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Bocas Town, Panama
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
27
Boquete, Panama
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
28
Santa Catalina, Panama
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 15​min
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Panama City, Panama
— 2 nights
End: Panama City, Panama

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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.
Go for a jaunt from Mexico City to San Juan Teotihuacan to see Zona Arqueológica de Teotihuacan Estacionamiento Puerta 5 about 1h 15 min away. There's much more to do: examine the collection at Museo Nacional de Antropologia, take in the spiritual surroundings of Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana), admire the masterpieces at Palacio de Bellas Artes, and make a trip to Zocalo.

For ratings and other tourist information, go to the Mexico City travel route planner.

If you are flying in from South Korea, the closest major airports are Licenciado Benito Juarez International Airport, Querétaro Intercontinental Airport and General Francisco J. Mujica International Airport. In February, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to catcht the bus to Puebla.

Things to do in Mexico City

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Zona Arqueológica de Teotihuacan Estacionamiento Puerta 5
Highlights from your plan

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Puebla, Mexico

Puebla ©
Recognized as a World Heritage Site thanks to its photogenic colonial buildings, Puebla remains one of Mexico's top destinations for architecture enthusiasts.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): stroll through Museo Viviente.

To see traveler tips, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Puebla trip planner .

Getting from Mexico City to Puebla by bus takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or drive. In February in Puebla, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 8°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can go by car to Oaxaca.

Things to do in Puebla

Historic Sites Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Parroquia de San Andres Cholula, Tonantzintla
Highlights from your plan
Puebla Cathedra ©
Puebla Cathedra
Tonantzintla ©
Tonantzintla
Zocalo ©
Zocalo

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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, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the spiritual surroundings of Templo de Santo Domingo de Guzman, examine the collection at Museo de las Culturas de Oaxaca, delve into the distant past at Monte Alban, and take in nature's colorful creations at Ethnobotanical Garden.

To see ratings, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Oaxaca online holiday planner .

Drive from Puebla to Oaxaca in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of bus and flight. In February, Oaxaca is somewhat warmer than Puebla - with highs of 35°C and lows of 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can travel to San Cristobal de las Casas.

Things to do in Oaxaca

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

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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. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sat): take in breathtaking views at Embarcadero Cañón Del Sumidero, take in the exciting artwork at Arteria Chiapas, and then see the interesting displays at Templo de Santo Domingo. On the 9th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Catedral de San Cristobal de Las Casas, browse the exhibits of Enzue, and then don't miss a visit to Chiapa de Corzo.

To find out how to plan a trip to San Cristobal de las Casas, use our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Oaxaca to San Cristobal de las Casas takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. Traveling from Oaxaca in February, San Cristobal de las Casas is a bit warmer at night with lows of 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) to allow time to take a bus to Palenque.

Things to do in San Cristobal de las Casas

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trips

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

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Palenque, Mexico

Palenque ©
Palenque remains best known for the nearby ruins of an ancient Mayan city, which probably flourished around the 7th century CE.
Palenque is known for nature, historic sites, zoos & aquariums, museums, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Zona Arqueologica de Palenque, get to know the resident critters at Aluxes Palenque, admire the sheer force of Agua Azul Waterfalls, and see the interesting displays at Museo de Sitio de Palenque "Alberto Ruz Lhuillier".

For maps, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, use the Palenque trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by bus from San Cristobal de las Casas to Palenque takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Merida.

Things to do in Palenque

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Agua Azul Waterfalls ©
Agua Azul Waterfalls
Zona Arqueologica de Palenque ©
Zona Arqueologica de Palenque
Aluxes Palenque ©
Aluxes Palenque

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Merida, Mexico

Merida ©
Yucatan's busy capital, Merida remains a mid-sized urban center offering an impressive list of cultural activities, eclectic nightlife, and a chance to see tropical examples of French and Italian architecture.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Thu): sample the fine beverages at Posheria Merida, explore the ancient world of Dzibilchaltún, and then admire the landmark architecture of Paseo de Montejo. Keep things going the next day: admire the striking features of Plaza Grande, then examine the collection at Gran Museo del Mundo Maya, and then contemplate the long history of Mayapan Mayan Ruins.

To find photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Merida tour planner .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Palenque to Merida takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Palenque to Merida due to the time zone difference. In February in Merida, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Chichen Itza.

Things to do in Merida

Historic Sites Museums Breweries & Distilleries
Highlights from your plan
Dzibilchaltún ©
Dzibilchaltún
Mayapan Mayan Ruins ©
Mayapan Mayan Ruins
Plaza Grande ©
Plaza Grande

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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.
To see ratings, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Chichen Itza trip itinerary maker site .

You can drive from Merida to Chichen Itza in 2 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Chichen Itza when traveling from Merida in February, with lows around 28°C. You'll set off for Playa del Carmen on the 15th (Sat).

Things to do in Chichen Itza

Parks Historic Sites Nature

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sat): cross one thing off your bucket list with a skydiving experience and then find something for the whole family at Xcaret. On your second day here, make a trip to Quinta Avenida and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For reviews, photos, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Playa del Carmen trip maker app .

You can drive from Chichen Itza to Playa del Carmen in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Chichen Itza in February: high temperatures in Playa del Carmen hover around 31°C and lows are around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to take a bus to Tulum.

Things to do in Playa del Carmen

Tours Outdoors Theme Parks
Highlights from your plan
Xcaret ©
Xcaret
Scuba & Snorkeling
Quinta Avenida ©
Quinta Avenida

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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.
Step out of Tulum to go to Coba and see Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá, which is approximately 48 minutes away. There's much more to do: delve into the distant past at Tulum Archaeological Site, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, stroll through Two Eyes Cenote, and explore the fascinating underground world of Gran Cenote.

For more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Tulum online day trip planner .

Take a bus from Playa del Carmen to Tulum in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. In February, daytime highs in Tulum are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a bus to Caye Caulker.

Things to do in Tulum

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá
Highlights from your plan
Tulum Archaeological Site ©
Tulum Archaeological Site
Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá ©
Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá
Paradise Beach ©
Paradise Beach

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Caye Caulker, Belize

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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Thu): cast your line with a fishing tour and then take a memorable tour with Tours. On the next day, get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, and then explore the gorgeous colors at Shark Ray Alley.

To see other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read Caye Caulker trip builder tool .

You can take a bus from Tulum to Caye Caulker in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Tulum to Caye Caulker is minus 1 hour. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Caye Caulker when traveling from Tulum in February, with lows around 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to San Ignacio.

Things to do in Caye Caulker

Wildlife Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

San Pedro, Shark Ray Alley
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Fishing Charters & Tours
Spas & Wellness

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San Ignacio, Belize

San Ignacio ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): delve into the distant past at Cahal Pech Mayan Ruins & Museum, contemplate the long history of Xunantunich Mayan Ruins, and then browse the exhibits of Cappello's Art Gallery. On the next day, stroll through Green Iguana Conservation Project and then explore the fascinating underground world of ATM Cave Belize- Actun Tunichil Muknal.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our San Ignacio tour itinerary planner.

Do a combination of ferry and bus from Caye Caulker to San Ignacio in 4 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Tikal National Park.

Things to do in San Ignacio

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Cayo
Highlights from your plan
ATM Cave Belize- Actun Tunichil Muknal ©
Cahal Pech Mayan Ruins & Museum ©
Cahal Pech Mayan Ruins & Museum
Xunantunich Mayan Ruins ©
Xunantunich Mayan Ruins

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Tikal National Park, Guatemala

Tikal National Park ©
Take a trip to Tikal National Park and discover an ancient city in the thick tropical jungle.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Mon): examine the collection at Centro de Conservacion e Investigaction and then explore the striking landscape of Tikal. On the 25th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: identify plant and animal life at Cerro Biotope Cahui.

For traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read our Tikal National Park trip maker app .

Traveling by car from San Ignacio to Tikal National Park takes 2 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Tue) to allow time for travel to Antigua.

Things to do in Tikal National Park

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Cerro Biotope Cahui
Highlights from your plan
Tikal ©
Tikal
Cerro Biotope Cahui ©
Cerro Biotope Cahui

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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.
On the 26th (Wed), look for gifts at La Casa del Algodon, steep yourself in history at Iglesia de San Francisco El Grande, then delve into the distant past at Convento de las Capuchinas, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral de Santiago. On the 27th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get impressive views of Volcán Pacaya.

For other places to visit, ratings, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Antigua trip planner.

Getting from Tikal National Park to Antigua by combination of shuttle and flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight; or drive. In February, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a bus to Panajachel.

Things to do in Antigua

Historic Sites Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Convento de las Capuchinas ©
Convento de las Capuchinas
Volcán Pacaya ©
Volcán Pacaya
Iglesia de San Francisco El Grande ©
Iglesia de San Francisco El Grande

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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 27th (Thu): take in nature's colorful creations at Hotel Atitlan Gardens.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Panajachel using our trip planner.

You can take a bus from Antigua to Panajachel in an hour. Other options are to take a shuttle; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in February, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a bus to Antigua.

Things to do in Panajachel

Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Hotel Atitlan Gardens ©
Hotel Atitlan Gardens
Iximche ©
Iximche

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Antigua, Guatemala

Antigua ©
Start off your visit on the 28th (Fri): get engrossed in the history at Casa Santo Domingo Museums. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the ancient world of Arco de Santa Catalina, then make a trip to Cerro de la Cruz, then don't miss a visit to San Jose El Viejo, and finally don't miss a visit to The Plaza Central Park.

To find other places to visit, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Antigua road trip planner .

You can take a bus from Panajachel to Antigua in an hour. Other options are to take a shuttle; or drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can catch the shuttle to Copan Ruinas.

Things to do in Antigua

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

La Aurora Zoo
Highlights from your plan
Arco de Santa Catalina ©
Arco de Santa Catalina
Iglesia de La Merced ©
Iglesia de La Merced
Cerro de la Cruz ©
Cerro de la Cruz

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Copan Ruinas, Honduras

Copan Ruinas ©
The colorful, cultural town of Copan boasts attractions old and new, manmade and natural.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): make a trip to Hieroglyphic Stairway, stroll through Macaw Mountain Bird Park & Nature Reserve, and then explore the ancient world of Copan Ruinas.

For ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Copan Ruinas attractions planner.

Take a shuttle from Antigua to Copan Ruinas in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Traveling from Antigua in March, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Copan Ruinas, with lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) to allow time to drive to Suchitoto.

Things to do in Copan Ruinas

Wildlife Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Copan Ruinas ©
Copan Ruinas
Hieroglyphic Stairway ©
Hieroglyphic Stairway

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Suchitoto, El Salvador

Suchitoto ©
A small colonial municipality in Cuscatlan, El Salvador.Suchitoto is a municipality in the Department of Cuscatlán, El Salvador that has seen continuous human habitation long before Spanish colonization. On the 3rd (Tue), take in the spiritual surroundings of Iglesia Santa Lucia, head outdoors with Parque Central Suchitoto, and then admire the sheer force of Los Tercios Waterfall. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Wed): look for gifts at Casa de la Abuela, then take an in-depth tour of Centro Arte Para La Paz, and then explore the activities along Lago Suchitlán.

To see ratings, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, use the Suchitoto trip itinerary website .

Drive from Copan Ruinas to Suchitoto in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. While traveling from Copan Ruinas, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Suchitoto, ranging from highs of 38°C to lows of 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) to allow time to travel to El Cuco.

Things to do in Suchitoto

Parks Nature Museums
Highlights from your plan
Lago Suchitlán ©
Lago Suchitlán
Iglesia Santa Lucia ©
Iglesia Santa Lucia
Los Tercios Waterfall ©
Los Tercios Waterfall

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El Cuco, El Salvador

El Cuco ©
Change things up with these side-trips from El Cuco: La Union (Conchagua & Gulf Of Fonseca) and San Miguel (Catedral Basilica Nuestra Senora de la Paz & Laguna Olomega).

To see where to stay, reviews, photos, and tourist information, you can read our El Cuco road trip planner .

Drive from Suchitoto to El Cuco in 3.5 hours. While traveling from Suchitoto, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in El Cuco, ranging from highs of 43°C to lows of 25°C. On the 7th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Leon.

Things to do in El Cuco

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

San Miguel, La Union
Highlights from your plan
Conchagua ©
Conchagua
Laguna Olomega ©
Laguna Olomega

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Leon, Nicaragua

Leon ©
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 8th (Sun): examine the collection at Museo de Arte Fundacion Ortiz-Gurdian, look for gifts at Juanmarcos Design, and then contemplate the geological forces at Cerro Negro Volcano. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Las Penitas, get engrossed in the history at Museum of Legends and Traditions (Museo de Tradiciones y Leyendas), and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de la Asunción.

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

Getting from El Cuco to Leon by car takes about 5.5 hours. March in Leon sees daily highs of 41°C and lows of 27°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to drive to Granada.

Things to do in Leon

Parks Museums Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Cerro Negro Volcano ©
Cerro Negro Volcano
Museo de Arte Fundacion Ortiz-Gurdian ©
Catedral de la Asunción ©
Catedral de la Asunción

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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.
On the 10th (Tue), contemplate the waterfront views at Apoyo, stop by Tio Antonio Hamaca, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia de La Merced, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de Granada. Keep things going the next day: get impressive views of Mombacho, then pause for some serene contemplation at La Capilla Maria Auxiliadora, and then see the interesting displays at ChocoMuseo Granada.

For maps, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Granada online attractions planner .

Traveling by car from Leon to Granada takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can drive to Isla de Ometepe.

Things to do in Granada

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Apoyo
Highlights from your plan
Apoyo
Apoyo
Iglesia de La Merced ©
Iglesia de La Merced
Mombacho ©
Mombacho

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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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Thu): step off the mainland to explore Isla Ometepe and then explore the activities along Laguna Charco Verde. Keep things going the next day: get impressive views of Volcan Concepcion, then examine the collection at Museo Ometepe, and then admire the local landmark of Ojo de Agua.

For photos, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read Isla de Ometepe holiday builder app .

Getting from Granada to Isla de Ometepe by car takes about 3 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can travel to Monteverde.

Things to do in Isla de Ometepe

Parks Nature Museums
Highlights from your plan
Isla Ometepe
Isla Ometepe
Laguna Charco Verde ©
Laguna Charco Verde
Volcan Concepcion ©
Volcan Concepcion

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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.
Monteverde is known for adventure, parks, nightlife, fun & games, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: tour the pleasant surroundings at Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve, admire the natural beauty at Monteverde Butterfly Garden (Jardin de Mariposas), kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, and experience rural life at El Trapiche Tour.

To find more things to do, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read Monteverde online trip itinerary builder .

Explore your travel options from Isla de Ometepe to Monteverde with the Route module. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can go by car to La Fortuna de San Carlos.

Things to do in Monteverde

Parks Wildlife Tours
Highlights from your plan
El Trapiche Tour ©
El Trapiche Tour
Monteverde Orchid Garden ©
Monteverde Orchid Garden

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La Fortuna de San Carlos, Costa Rica

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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Tue): head outdoors with Salto and then take in the natural beauty of Tabacon Hot Springs. On the 18th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, then scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour, and then pick up some new knowledge with ChocoMuseo La Fortuna.

For where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read our La Fortuna de San Carlos online journey builder .

Traveling by car from Monteverde to La Fortuna de San Carlos takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) to allow time to drive to San Jose.

Things to do in La Fortuna de San Carlos

Outdoors Tours Parks
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Tabacon Hot Springs ©
Tabacon Hot Springs
ChocoMuseo La Fortuna ©
ChocoMuseo La Fortuna

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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.
On the 19th (Thu), take an in-depth tour of Jade Museum, get engrossed in the history at Museo Nacional De Costa Rica, then examine the collection at Pre-Columbian Gold Museum, and finally look for gifts at J.LANG Atelier & Showroom.

To find other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read our San Jose day trip planner.

You can drive from La Fortuna de San Carlos to San Jose in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a bus to Puerto Viejo de Talamanca.

Things to do in San Jose

Museums Nightlife Shopping

Side Trip

J.LANG Atelier & Showroom
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Museo Nacional De Costa Rica ©
Museo Nacional De Costa Rica
Galeria Namu ©
Galeria Namu
Teatro Nacional Costa Rica ©
Teatro Nacional Costa Rica

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Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, Costa Rica

Puerto Viejo de Talamanca ©
Puerto Viejo de Talamanca offers a wealth of entertainment by the sea, attracting a lively international crowd of revelers while maintaining a bright and breezy coastal charm with a local feel.
On your second day here, explore the striking landscape of Cahuita National Park and then enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Cocles.

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Traveling by bus from San Jose to Puerto Viejo de Talamanca takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) to allow time to travel to Bocas Town.

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Cahuita
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Cahuita National Park ©
Cahuita National Park
Punta Uva Beach ©
Punta Uva Beach
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Playa Cocles

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Bocas Town, Panama

Bocas Town ©
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 23rd (Mon): admire the natural beauty at Finca Los Monos Botanical Garden and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. On the 24th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: have fun and explore at Plastic Bottle Village, then stroll through Starfish Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Boca del Drago.

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Do a combination of car and ferry from Puerto Viejo de Talamanca to Bocas Town in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Puerto Viejo de Talamanca to Bocas Town. March in Bocas Town sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Boquete.

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Finca Los Monos Botanical Garden
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Finca Los Monos Botanical Garden ©
Finca Los Monos Botanical Garden
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Boca del Drago ©
Boca del Drago

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Boquete, Panama

Boquete ©
Now known internationally for its fresh mountain air, year-round pleasant temperatures, and large community of North American expats, Boquete has changed rapidly since the start of the century, changing from a humble mountain town, into a humble mountain surrounded by gated communities and estates.
Boquete is known for adventure, nature, and spas. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the geological forces at Volcan Baru National Park, admire the sheer force of The Lost Waterfalls-Boquete, relax in the rural setting at Boquete Bees, and take in the dramatic natural features at Los Ladrillos.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Boquete itinerary planner.

Drive from Bocas Town to Boquete in 5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can drive to Santa Catalina.

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Volcan Baru National Park ©
Volcan Baru National Park
Boquete Bees ©
Boquete Bees
Spas

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Santa Catalina, Panama

Since Santa Catalina became known in the international surfing community in the 1970s, it has done well to maintain its identity as a tucked-away fishing village.
On the 28th (Sat), have unforgettable encounters with a shark diving experience.

For more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Santa Catalina trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Boquete to Santa Catalina takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a bus. On the 28th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Panama City.

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Shark Diving

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Panama City, Panama

Panama City ©
Arguably the most modern of Central American cities, Panama City boasts a shimmering skyline of glass skyscrapers.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Amador Causeway (Calzada de Amador), then make a trip to Panama Canal, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Iglesia de San José. Here are some ideas for day two: appreciate the extensive heritage of Casco Viejo, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Metropolitan National Park, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia del Carmen.

To find photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Panama City trip planner .

You can drive from Santa Catalina to Panama City in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Panama City can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

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Casco Viejo ©
Casco Viejo
Panama Canal ©
Panama Canal
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