60 days in Mexico & Central America Itinerary

60 days in Mexico & Central America Itinerary

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Start: Melbourne, Australia
Fly:  20 h 15 min
1
Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
— 5 nights
+2
Bus + Taxi + Fly:  4 h 45 min
2
Mexico City, Mexico
— 5 nights
Fly:  4 h
3
San Salvador, El Salvador
— 5 nights
Drive:  4 h
4
Antigua, Guatemala
— 5 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  6 h 30 min
5
Belmopan, Belize
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
6
Hopkins, Belize
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  2 h
7
San Pedro, Belize
— 6 nights
Fly + Taxi:  5 h 15 min
8
Cozumel, Mexico
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
9
Tulum, Mexico
— 6 nights
Drive:  2 h
10
Cancun, Mexico
— 5 nights
+2
Fly + Taxi + Bus:  6 h
11
San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
— 5 nights
+2
Bus + Taxi + Fly:  4 h 30 min
12
Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
— 5 nights
Fly:  23 h 15 min
End: Melbourne, Australia

5
nights
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to San Jose del Cabo (Playa Palmilla (Palmilla Beach) & Ivan Guaderrama Art Gallery). Next up on the itinerary: take in the dramatic natural features at El Arco de Cabo San Lucas, take in the exciting artwork at La Turquesa Jewelry and Art, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Saint Luke, and cast your line with a fishing tour.

To find where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Cabo San Lucas sightseeing planner.

Melbourne, Australia to Cabo San Lucas is an approximately 22- hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or fly. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) to Mexican Pacific Standard Time (MST) is minus 17 hours. Prepare for much warmer weather when traveling from Melbourne in May: high temperatures in Cabo San Lucas hover around 34°C and lows are around 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to travel to Mexico City.

Things to do in Cabo San Lucas

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

San Jose del Cabo, Cuadra San Francisco
Highlights from your plan
La Turquesa Jewelry and Art ©
La Turquesa Jewelry and Art
El Arco de Cabo San Lucas ©
El Arco de Cabo San Lucas
Fishing Charters & Tours

5
nights
Mexico City, Mexico

Breathtakingly large, Mexico City provides a home for almost 9 million people living in nearly 1,700 distinct neighborhoods.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Mexico City: Cuernavaca (Spanish Language Institute - Day Course & Robert Brady Museum) and Zona Arqueológica de Teotihuacan Estacionamiento Puerta 5 (in San Juan Teotihuacan). There's much more to do: learn more about the world around you at Museo Nacional de Antropologia, explore the world behind art at Palacio de Bellas Artes, savor the flavors at Food & Drink, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana).

For ratings, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Mexico City itinerary planner.

Getting from Cabo San Lucas to Mexico City by combination of bus, taxi, and flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Mexican Pacific Standard Time (MST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is 1 hour. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Cabo San Lucas in May, with highs in Mexico City at 30°C and lows at 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can travel to San Salvador.

Things to do in Mexico City

Museums Historic Sites Tours

Side Trips

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

5
nights
San Salvador, El Salvador

San Salvador ©
The country's capital, San Salvador sits in a scenic position surrounded by impressive volcanoes.
Get out of town with these interesting San Salvador side-trips: Furesa Fundacion Refugio Salvaje (in La Libertad) and Santa Ana (Santa Ana Volcano & Izalco Volcano). The adventure continues: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia El Rosario, make a trip to Basilica Sagrado Corazon de Jesus, explore the ancient world of Joya de Ceren Archaeological Park, and examine the collection at Museo Nacional de Antropología Dr. David J. Guzman.

To find reviews, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our San Salvador trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Mexico City to San Salvador takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Mexico City in May: high temperatures in San Salvador hover around 36°C and lows are around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Antigua.

Things to do in San Salvador

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

Santa Ana, Furesa Fundacion Refugio Salvaje
Highlights from your plan
Cinquera Rain Forest Park ©
Cinquera Rain Forest Park
Iglesia El Rosario ©
Iglesia El Rosario
Joya de Ceren Archaeological Park
Joya de Ceren Archaeological Park

5
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Antigua: Guatemala City (Catedral Metropolitana, National Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology, &more) and Iximche (in Panajachel). Next up on the itinerary: pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia de La Merced, contemplate the geological forces at Volcan de Agua, get engrossed in the history at Casa Santo Domingo Museums, and delve into the distant past at Arco de Santa Catalina.

To find more things to do, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Antigua sightseeing planner.

You can drive from San Salvador to Antigua in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from San Salvador in May, things will get slightly colder in Antigua: highs are around 31°C and lows about 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to travel to Belmopan.

Things to do in Antigua

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Guatemala City, Iximche
Highlights from your plan
Iglesia de La Merced ©
Iglesia de La Merced
Volcán Pacaya ©
Volcán Pacaya
Casa Santo Domingo Museums ©
Casa Santo Domingo Museums

4
nights
Belmopan, Belize

Belmopan ©
Nicknamed the "Garden City" thanks to its planned urban parklands, Belmopan serves as the capital of Belize and a launching point for tours of nearby caves and Mayan ruins.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Belmopan: Green Iguana Conservation Project (in San Ignacio), Tanah Mayan Art Museum (in San Antonio) and The Belize Zoo (in La Democracia). There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Lamanai Archaeological Reserve, explore the striking landscape of Blue Hole National Park, delve into the distant past at Xunantunich Mayan Ruins, and explore the fascinating underground world of ATM Cave Belize- Actun Tunichil Muknal.

To see ratings, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Belmopan itinerary app.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Antigua to Belmopan. Traveling from Antigua in May, things will get somewhat warmer in Belmopan: highs are around 36°C and lows about 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can drive to Hopkins.

Things to do in Belmopan

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Cayo, Green Iguana Conservation Project, Tanah Mayan Art Museum, Lamanai Archaeological Reserve, The Belize Zoo
Highlights from your plan
ATM Cave Belize- Actun Tunichil Muknal ©
ATM Cave Belize- Actun Tunichil Muknal
Lamanai Archaeological Reserve ©
Lamanai Archaeological Reserve
Blue Hole National Park ©
Blue Hole National Park

2
nights
Hopkins, Belize

Hopkins ©
Advertised as the "Friendliest Village in Belize," Hopkins remains a small fishing settlement on a stretch of golden coastline that offers plenty of modern amenities.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Tue): view the masterpieces at Lola Art Studio and then explore the gorgeous colors at Glover's Reef Marine Reserve. Keep things going the next day: hike along Outback Trails and then stroll through Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Preserve.

To see ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Hopkins day trip planning app.

You can drive from Belmopan to Hopkins in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of shuttle, flight, and car; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in May, and nighttime lows around 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to travel to San Pedro.

Things to do in Hopkins

Parks Wildlife Trails

Side Trips

Lola Art Studio, Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Preserve, Outback Trails
Highlights from your plan
Outback Trails ©
Outback Trails
Glover's Reef Marine Reserve ©
Glover's Reef Marine Reserve
Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Preserve ©
Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Preserve

6
nights
San Pedro, Belize

San Pedro ©
San Pedro evolved from small fishing village and now represents one of the most visited locations in Belize.
San Pedro is known for wildlife, adventure, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the gorgeous colors at Hol Chan Marine Reserve, explore the striking landscape of Bacalar Chico National Park and Marine Reserve, view the masterpieces at Belizean Arts, and admire all the interesting features of Shark Ray Alley.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, you can read our San Pedro trip planner.

You can do a combination of car and flight from Hopkins to San Pedro in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or take a shuttle. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in May, and nighttime lows around 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to travel to Cozumel.

Things to do in San Pedro

Parks Wildlife Shopping

Side Trip

Ambergris Caye
Highlights from your plan
Hol Chan Marine Reserve ©
Hol Chan Marine Reserve
Fishing Charters & Tours
Skydiving

4
nights
Cozumel, Mexico

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.
Cozumel is known for wildlife, outdoors, and theme parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, tour the pleasant surroundings at Cozumel Pearl Farm, explore the ancient world of Zona Arqueológica del Cedral, and steep yourself in history at San Gervasio Mayan Archaeological Site.

To plan Cozumel vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from San Pedro to Cozumel takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, and taxi. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from San Pedro to Cozumel. Traveling from San Pedro in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Cozumel, with lows of 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can drive to Tulum.

Things to do in Cozumel

Wildlife Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Discover Mexico Park Cozumel ©
Discover Mexico Park Cozumel
Museo de la Isla de Cozumel ©
Museo de la Isla de Cozumel

6
nights
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.
Explore Tulum's surroundings by going to Xcaret (in Playa del Carmen), Chichen Itza (Temple of the Bearded Man, Chichen Itza, &more) and Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá (in Coba). Next up on the itinerary: explore the ancient world of Tulum Archaeological Site, shake up your sightseeing with a climbing tour, find your balance on the water with categoryPhrases.alias.some_of_the_best_stand_up_paddleboarding_in_the_area, and head outdoors with Ana y Jose Beach Club.

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

Getting from Cozumel to Tulum by car takes about 2.5 hours. In June, daytime highs in Tulum are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can drive to Cancun.

Things to do in Tulum

Outdoors Historic Sites Adventure

Side Trips

Chichen Itza, Xcaret, Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá
Highlights from your plan
Xcaret ©
Xcaret
Tulum Archaeological Site ©
Tulum Archaeological Site
Chichen Itza ©
Chichen Itza

5
nights
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.
Step out of Cancun to go to Isla Mujeres and see Punta Sur, which is approximately 1h 20 min away. Pack the 17th (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Parque Maya Tours. There's much more to do: browse the different shops at La Isla Shopping Village, enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Delfines, whizz through the canopy at categoryPhrases.alias.some_of_the_top_local_zipline_courses_and_adventure_parks, and explore the ancient world of Zona Arqueologica El Rey.

For where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Cancun trip planner.

Drive from Tulum to Cancun in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Cancun can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) to allow time to travel to San Miguel de Allende.

Things to do in Cancun

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trip

Punta Sur
Highlights from your plan
Swim with Dolphins
La Isla Shopping Village ©
La Isla Shopping Village
Zipline

5
nights
San Miguel de Allende, Mexico

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.
Change things up with a short trip to Convento de Santa Clara in Queretaro City (about 1h 15 min away). Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Parroquia de San Miguel Arcangel, take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and walk around El Charco del Ingenio.

For other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the San Miguel de Allende trip planning website.

You can do a combination of flight, taxi, and bus from Cancun to San Miguel de Allende in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Cancun to San Miguel de Allende. Expect much colder evenings in San Miguel de Allende when traveling from Cancun in June, with lows around 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can travel to Puerto Vallarta.

Things to do in San Miguel de Allende

Tours Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Convento de Santa Clara
Highlights from your plan
Horseback Riding Tours
Parroquia de San Miguel Arcangel ©
Parroquia de San Miguel Arcangel
Museo La Esquina ©
Museo La Esquina

5
nights
Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

Boasting a coastline made for perfectly framed photographs of romantic sunsets, Puerto Vallarta continuously ranks among the world's top tourist resorts.
Go for a jaunt from Puerto Vallarta to Cabo Corrientes to see Vallarta Botanical Gardens about 58 minutes away. There's lots more to do: take a leisurely stroll along Malecon Boardwalk, head off the coast to Marietas Islands, enjoy the sand and surf at Los Muertos Beach, and kick your exploration up a notch at categoryPhrases.alias.some_of_the_top_local_zipline_courses_and_adventure_parks.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Puerto Vallarta trip itinerary planner.

Do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight from San Miguel de Allende to Puerto Vallarta in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Puerto Vallarta when traveling from San Miguel de Allende in June, with lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Puerto Vallarta

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Marietas Islands, Vallarta Botanical Gardens
Highlights from your plan
Food Tours
Malecon Boardwalk ©
Malecon Boardwalk
Zipline

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