60 days in Central America & Mexico Itinerary

60 days in Central America & Mexico Itinerary

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60 days in Central America & Mexico Itinerary

Start: Bogota, Colombia
Fly:  2​h 30​min
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Panama City, Panama
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 15​min
2
Bocas Town, Panama
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  16​h 45​min
3
Cahuita, Costa Rica
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
4
San Jose, Costa Rica
— 3 nights
Bus:  3​h
5
Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
6
Monteverde, Costa Rica
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
7
Liberia, Costa Rica
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h
8
San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
9
Isla de Ometepe, Nicaragua
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
10
Granada, Nicaragua
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
11
Managua, Nicaragua
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
12
Leon, Nicaragua
— 2 nights
Drive:  8​h
13
Tegucigalpa, Honduras
— 1 night
Drive:  9​h
14
San Salvador, El Salvador
— 1 night
Bus + Drive:  1​h 30​min
15
Juayua, El Salvador
— 1 night
Bus:  1​h
16
Santa Ana, El Salvador
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
17
Guatemala City, Guatemala
— 2 nights
Bus:  1​h
18
Antigua, Guatemala
— 2 nights
Bus:  1​h
19
Guatemala City, Guatemala
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
20
Coban, Guatemala
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 45​min
21
Lanquin, Guatemala
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
22
Sayaxche, Guatemala
— Few hours
Bus:  3​h
23
Flores, Guatemala
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
24
Tikal National Park, Guatemala
— 1 night
+4
Shuttle + Fly + Shuttle + Foot + Bus:  8​h
25
Panajachel, Guatemala
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
26
Quetzaltenango, Guatemala
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  6​h 30​min
27
San Cristobal de las Casas, Mexico
— 2 nights
Bus + Fly:  5​h 30​min
28
Oaxaca, Mexico
— 3 nights
Fly:  1​h 15​min
29
Puerto Escondido, Mexico
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 15​min
30
Acapulco, Mexico
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h
31
Mexico City, Mexico
— 1 night
Fly:  7​h 30​min
End: Bogota, Colombia

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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.
Panama City is known for historic sites, shopping, museums, nature, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Panama Canal, get to know the fascinating history of Avenida Balboa, take a stroll through Casco Viejo, and delve into the distant past at Panama La Vieja.

For where to stay, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read Panama City itinerary website .

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. In June, Panama City is warmer than Bogota - with highs of 36°C and lows of 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can travel to Bocas Town.

Things to do in Panama City

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

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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.
On the 30th (Sun), look and learn at Plastic Bottle Village, enjoy the sand and surf at Boca del Drago, and then kick back and relax at Starfish Beach. On the 1st (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, then take in nature's colorful creations at Finca Los Monos Botanical Garden, and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Bocas Town travel route builder .

Getting from Panama City to Bocas Town by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight, bus, and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. While traveling from Panama City, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Bocas Town, ranging from highs of 30°C to lows of 30°C. You'll set off for Cahuita on the 2nd (Tue).

Things to do in Bocas Town

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Finca Los Monos Botanical Garden
Highlights from your plan
Finca Los Monos Botanical Garden ©
Finca Los Monos Botanical Garden
Scuba & Snorkeling
Boca del Drago ©
Boca del Drago

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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.
On the 3rd (Wed), explore the striking landscape of Cahuita National Park and then get your game on at Yesland Mini Golf.

For where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read Cahuita trip planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Bocas Town to Cahuita. Traveling from Bocas Town to Cahuita, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Bocas Town, expect a bit warmer days and little chillier nights in Cahuita, ranging from highs of 34°C to lows of 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to go by car to San Jose.

Things to do in Cahuita

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

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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.
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). The adventure continues: let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, take an in-depth tour of Museo Nacional De Costa Rica, explore the world behind art at Museo de Arte Costarricense, and examine the collection at Pre-Columbian Gold Museum.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, refer to the San Jose itinerary maker .

You can drive from Cahuita to San Jose in 4 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In July, San Jose is slightly colder than Cahuita - with highs of 31°C and lows of 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a bus 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
Jade Museum ©
Jade Museum
Pre-Columbian Gold Museum ©
Pre-Columbian Gold Museum

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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.
Step out of Manuel Antonio to go to Dominical and see Alturas Wildlife Sanctuary, which is approximately 1h 05 min away. Spend the 8th (Mon) on the water with a fishing tour. There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Manuel Antonio, stroll around Parque Nahomi, let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, and surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

For other places to visit, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read Manuel Antonio vacation tool .

Take a bus from San Jose to Manuel Antonio in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to drive 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

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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.
On the 10th (Wed), identify plant and animal life at Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve and then look for gifts at Monteverde Hummingbird Gallery. On the 11th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in nature's colorful creations at Monteverde Butterfly Garden (Jardin de Mariposas), take in nature's colorful creations at Monteverde Orchid Garden, then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at The Bat Jungle, and finally identify plant and animal life at Curi Cancha Reserve.

For maps, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Monteverde online trip maker .

You can drive from Manuel Antonio to Monteverde in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and shuttle; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Liberia.

Things to do in Monteverde

Parks Wildlife Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
Monteverde Orchid Garden ©
Monteverde Orchid Garden
Monteverde Hummingbird Gallery ©
Monteverde Hummingbird Gallery

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Liberia, Costa Rica

Liberia ©
Tourism in Liberia has been growing since the opening of its airport, with more and more international visitors using the city as a starting point for explorations of the country's northwest.
On the 12th (Fri), take in the spiritual surroundings of Immaculate Church of Concepcion de Maria, then contemplate the geological forces at Rincon de La Vieja National Park, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Llanos de Cortez Waterfall. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Sat): take an in-depth tour of Church of La Ermita La Agonia, let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, then see the interesting displays at ArtWood Museum, and finally stop by Nahua.

For more things to do, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Liberia road trip tool .

You can drive from Monteverde to Liberia in 2.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to San Juan del Sur.

Things to do in Liberia

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Rincon de La Vieja National Park, Llanos de Cortez Waterfall
Highlights from your plan
Rincon de La Vieja National Park ©
Rincon de La Vieja National Park
River Rafting & Tubing
Church of La Ermita La Agonia ©
Church of La Ermita La Agonia

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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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Sun): stroll through San Juan del Sur Beach, don't miss a visit to Mirador del Cristo de la Misericordia, then examine the collection at ChocoMuseo San Juan del Sur, and finally take a memorable tour with Tours.

For photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the San Juan del Sur trip planning tool .

You can drive from Liberia to San Juan del Sur in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in July, and nighttime lows around 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can drive to Isla de Ometepe.

Things to do in San Juan del Sur

Outdoors Adventure Tours
Highlights from your plan
Zipline
Mirador del Cristo de la Misericordia ©
San Juan del Sur Beach ©
San Juan del Sur Beach

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Mon): admire the local landmark of Ojo de Agua, then explore the activities along Laguna Charco Verde, and then head off the coast to Isla Ometepe.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Isla de Ometepe travel planner.

Traveling by car from San Juan del Sur to Isla de Ometepe takes 2.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can 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

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Tue): examine the collection at Centro Cultural Antiguo Convento San Francisco, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de Granada, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia de La Merced, head off the coast to Islets of Granada, then look for gifts at Tio Antonio Hamaca, and finally ponder the design of Parque Colon de Granada. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, then examine the collection at ChocoMuseo Granada, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at La Capilla Maria Auxiliadora, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Apoyo.

For photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Granada online sightseeing planner .

Getting from Isla de Ometepe to Granada by car takes about 3 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) 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
Iglesia de La Merced ©
Iglesia de La Merced
Islets of Granada ©
Islets of Granada

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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.
On the 18th (Thu), make a trip to Puerto Salvador Allende, get a sense of history and politics at Museum National Palace of the Culture, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santiago of Managua Cathedral, then make a trip to Loma de Tiscapa, and finally stop by Mercado Roberto Huembes.

To find reviews, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Managua day trip planning site .

Drive from Granada to Managua in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can drive to Leon.

Things to do in Managua

Historic Sites Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Santiago of Managua Cathedral ©
Santiago of Managua Cathedral
Mercado Roberto Huembes ©
Mercado Roberto Huembes
Loma de Tiscapa
Loma de Tiscapa

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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 19th (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 push the limits with an extreme tour. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Las Penitas and then contemplate the geological forces at Volcan cerro negro.

To find photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Leon attractions planner.

You can drive from Managua to Leon in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to travel to Tegucigalpa.

Things to do in Leon

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

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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 21st (Sun), see the interesting displays at Museo para la Identidad Nacional, then stroll around Naciones Unidas El Picacho Park, then wander the streets of Parque Central, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de San Miguel.

To find ratings, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, use the Tegucigalpa online trip planner .

Traveling by car from Leon to Tegucigalpa takes 5.5 hours. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Leon in July: high temperatures in Tegucigalpa hover around 33°C and lows are around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough 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

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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.
To find where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our San Salvador attractions planner .

Getting from Tegucigalpa to San Salvador by car takes about 6 hours. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in July, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Juayua.

Things to do in San Salvador

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Catedral Metropolitana ©
Catedral Metropolitana

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Juayua, El Salvador

Juayua ©
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): 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.

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Traveling by combination of bus and car from San Salvador to Juayua takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) 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

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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. On the 24th (Wed), make a splash at Termos del Rio and then explore the activities along Lake Coatepeque. Here are some ideas for day two: pause for some serene contemplation at Santa Ana Cathedral, then examine the collection at Museo de Anatomia Humana de UNASA, and then get impressive views of Santa Ana Volcano.

To find other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Santa Ana trip builder app .

You can drive from Juayua to Santa Ana in an hour. Another option is to take a bus. In July in Santa Ana, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 24°C at night. On the 26th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Guatemala City.

Things to do in Santa Ana

Nature Parks Theme Parks

Side Trips

Tazumal, Termos del Rio, Lake Coatepeque
Highlights from your plan
Lake Coatepeque ©
Lake Coatepeque
Santa Ana Volcano ©
Santa Ana Volcano
Tazumal ©
Tazumal

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Guatemala City, Guatemala

Guatemala City ©
The largest city in Central America and the country's capital, Guatemala City contains historic sights and modern businesses.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Iglesia de San Francisco. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Sat): get a new perspective on nature at Museo Popol Vuh, make a trip to Plaza Espana, take in the spiritual surroundings of La Merced, then browse the different shops at Plaza Fontabella, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at Oakland Mall.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, use the Guatemala City trip itinerary website .

Traveling by car from Santa Ana to Guatemala City takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Santa Ana in July, expect Guatemala City to be slightly colder, temps between 29°C and 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to take a bus to Antigua.

Things to do in Guatemala City

Shopping Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Paseo Cayala ©
Paseo Cayala
Museo Popol Vuh ©
Museo Popol Vuh
Iglesia de San Francisco ©
Iglesia de San Francisco

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Mon): stop by Joyeria C'Santos Antigua, then see the interesting displays at Casa Santo Domingo Museums, and then contemplate the geological forces at Volcán Pacaya. On your second day here, don't miss a visit to The Plaza Central Park, pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia de La Merced, then make a trip to Cerro de la Cruz, then view the masterpieces at Belfinart, and finally delve into the distant past at Arco de Santa Catalina.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, use the Antigua online vacation planner .

Traveling by bus from Guatemala City to Antigua takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in July, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a bus to Guatemala City.

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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Guatemala City, Guatemala

Guatemala City ©
See even more of Guatemala City: stroll through La Aurora Zoo, explore the engaging exhibits at Museo de los Ninos de Guatemala, pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia Yurrita, and admire the striking features of National Palace of Culture.

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Traveling by bus from Antigua to Guatemala City takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Coban.

Things to do in Guatemala City

Museums Theme Parks Historic Sites
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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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 3rd (Sat): identify plant and animal life at Biotopo del Quetzal and then look for all kinds of wild species at Orquigonia.

To find reviews, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, use the Coban road trip planning website .

Drive from Guatemala City to Coban in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Coban can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Lanquin.

Things to do in Coban

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

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Lanquin, Guatemala

Lanquin ©
San Agustín Lanquín, often referred to simply as Lanquín, is a municipality in the Guatemalan department of Alta Verapaz. Start off your visit on the 4th (Sun): get outside with Aventura Grande and then admire the sheer force of Monumento Natural Semuc Champey.

For other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Lanquin trip planner .

You can drive from Coban to Lanquin in 2 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Coban in August; daily highs in Lanquin reach 40°C and lows reach 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to drive to Sayaxche.

Things to do in Lanquin

Outdoors Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Monumento Natural Semuc Champey ©
Monumento Natural Semuc Champey

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Sayaxche, Guatemala

Sayaxche ©
Sayaxché is a municipality in the El Petén department of Guatemala, on the Río La Pasión river. Start off your visit on the 5th (Mon): explore the ancient world of Ceibal and then delve into the distant past at Aguateca.

For traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Sayaxche travel tool .

Drive from Lanquin to Sayaxche in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Mon) to allow time for the bus ride to Flores.

Things to do in Sayaxche

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Aguateca ©
Aguateca
Ceibal ©
Ceibal

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Flores, Guatemala

Flores ©
An island town, capital of the landlocked region of Peten, attractive Flores features pleasant architecture that complements the shimmering appearance of the surrounding lake.
Step out of Flores with an excursion to Cerro Biotope Cahui in El Remate--about 32 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Jorge's Rope Swing, explore the ancient world of Sitio Arqueologico Tayazal, look for all kinds of wild species at Ixpanpajul Nature Park, and get to know the resident critters at Petencito Zoo.

To see more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Flores journey maker website .

Take a bus from Sayaxche to Flores in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. August in Flores sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 26°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can go by car to Tikal National Park.

Things to do in Flores

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trip

Cerro Biotope Cahui
Highlights from your plan
Ixpanpajul Nature Park ©
Ixpanpajul Nature Park
Parque arqueologico uaxactun ©
Parque arqueologico uaxactun
Jorge's Rope Swing ©
Jorge's Rope Swing

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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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Fri): delve into the distant past at Tikal. On the 10th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Centro de Conservacion e Investigaction.

For photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Tikal National Park road trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Flores to Tikal National Park takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. You'll have a few hours on the 10th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Panajachel.

Things to do in Tikal National Park

Historic Sites Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Tikal ©
Tikal

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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 11th (Sun): take in nature's colorful creations at Hotel Atitlan Gardens, then explore the ancient world of Iximche, and then examine the collection at Museo Arqueologico Azul Maya. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Mon): see the interesting displays at Hotel Posada de Don Rodrigo Museum, hunt for treasures at Solola Market, then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St Francis, then don't miss a visit to San Antonio Palopo, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Santa Catarina Palopo Church.

To find where to stay, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Panajachel holiday builder website .

You can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and bus from Tikal National Park to Panajachel in 8 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. In August, daily temperatures in Panajachel can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can take a shuttle to Quetzaltenango.

Things to do in Panajachel

Historic Sites Museums Parks

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San Antonio Palopo, Santa Catarina Palopo Church, Solola Market
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Iximche ©
Iximche
San Antonio Palopo ©
San Antonio Palopo
Santa Catarina Palopo Church ©
Santa Catarina Palopo Church

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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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Tue): examine the collection at Lxkik Maya Museum, then pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral del Espiritu Santo, and then get impressive views of Santa Maria Volcano. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Wed): pause for some photo ops at Teatro Municipal de Quetzaltenango, then make a trip to Central Plaza, then pause for some serene contemplation at La Ermita de la Concepcion (La Conquistadora), and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Laguna Chicabal.

For maps, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read Quetzaltenango trip planner .

Getting from Panajachel to Quetzaltenango by shuttle takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Panajachel in August, things will get slightly colder in Quetzaltenango: highs are around 25°C and lows about 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) to allow time to travel to San Cristobal de las Casas.

Things to do in Quetzaltenango

Nature Parks Museums
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Santa Maria Volcano ©
Santa Maria Volcano
Laguna Chicabal ©
Laguna Chicabal
Lxkik Maya Museum ©
Lxkik Maya Museum

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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. Start off your visit on the 15th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Templo del Carmen, then see the interesting displays at Museo de Bichos E Insectos, and then examine the collection at Museo del Ambar. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Catedral de San Cristobal de Las Casas, then don't miss a visit to Chiapa de Corzo, and then explore the stunning scenery at Canon del Sumidero.

To see maps, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the San Cristobal de las Casas online journey planner .

You can drive from Quetzaltenango to San Cristobal de las Casas in 7.5 hours. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Quetzaltenango in August: high temperatures in San Cristobal de las Casas hover around 38°C and lows are around 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can travel to Oaxaca.

Things to do in San Cristobal de las Casas

Museums Nature Parks

Side Trips

Embarcadero Cañón Del Sumidero, Chiapa de Corzo
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Templo de Santo Domingo ©
Templo de Santo Domingo
Embarcadero Cañón Del Sumidero
Embarcadero Cañón Del Sumidero
Templo del Carmen ©
Templo del Carmen

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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.
On the 18th (Sun), see the interesting displays at Museo de las Culturas de Oaxaca, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Templo de Santo Domingo de Guzman, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Union de Palenqueros de Oaxaca, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Our Lady of the Assumption, then make a trip to Zocalo, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Basilica de la Soledad. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Hierve el Agua, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica de Nuestra Senora de la Soledad, and then explore the ancient world of Monte Alban.

For more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Oaxaca trip planner .

Do a combination of bus and flight from San Cristobal de las Casas to Oaxaca in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from San Cristobal de las Casas in August, with highs in Oaxaca at 34°C and lows at 17°C. On the 20th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Puerto Escondido.

Things to do in Oaxaca

Historic Sites Parks Museums
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Templo de Santo Domingo de Guzman ©
Templo de Santo Domingo de Guzman
Monte Alban ©
Monte Alban
Hierve el Agua ©
Hierve el Agua

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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. For where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, go to the Puerto Escondido trip maker tool .

Fly from Oaxaca to Puerto Escondido in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Oaxaca in August since evenings lows in Puerto Escondido dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to travel to Acapulco.

Things to do in Puerto Escondido

Beaches Outdoors Parks
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Playa Zicatela ©
Playa Zicatela

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Acapulco, Mexico

Acapulco ©
Probably one of Mexico's best-known beach resorts, Acapulco came into prominence in the mid-20th century, when it became a getaway for Hollywood movie starts and European millionaires.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Wed): explore and take pictures at La Quebrada, see the interesting displays at El Fuerte de San Diego, and then stop by Los Castillo. On the 22nd (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Capilla de la Paz (Chapel of Peace) and then kick back and relax at Barra Vieja Beach.

To see maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Acapulco trip website .

Getting from Puerto Escondido to Acapulco by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Puerto Escondido in August, you will find days in Acapulco are somewhat warmer (40°C), and nights are about the same (28°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can travel to Mexico City.

Things to do in Acapulco

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Los Castillo
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Barra Vieja Beach ©
Barra Vieja Beach
La Quebrada ©
La Quebrada
Capilla de la Paz (Chapel of Peace) ©

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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.
On the 24th (Sat), don't miss a visit to Zona Arqueologica Teotihuacan, then admire the masterpieces at Palacio de Bellas Artes, then ponder the world of politics at Palacio Postal, and finally see the interesting displays at Museo Nacional de Antropologia.

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

Fly from Acapulco to Mexico City in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, Mexico City is slightly colder than Acapulco - with highs of 28°C and lows of 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Mexico City

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Zona Arqueológica de Teotihuacan Estacionamiento Puerta 5
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Museo Nacional de Antropologia ©
Museo Nacional de Antropologia
Palacio de Bellas Artes ©
Palacio de Bellas Artes

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