60 days in Mexico, Costa Rica & Guatemala Itinerary

60 days in Mexico, Costa Rica & Guatemala Itinerary

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60 days in Mexico, Costa Rica & Guatemala Itinerary

Start: Sydney, Australia
Fly:  23​h
1
Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
— 5 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
2
Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
— 4 nights
+2
Fly + taxi + bus:  4​h 30​min
3
San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Mexico City, Mexico
— 6 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
5
Cancun, Mexico
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
6
Chichen Itza, Mexico
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
7
Tulum, Mexico
— 6 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
8
Cozumel, Mexico
— 5 nights
+2
Fly + bus + shuttle:  9​h
9
La Fortuna de San Carlos, Costa Rica
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
10
San Jose, Costa Rica
— 5 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
11
Antigua, Guatemala
— 6 nights
Fly:  25​h
End: Sydney, Australia

5
nights
Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

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.
Cabo San Lucas is known for wildlife, nature, beaches, nightlife, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic natural features at El Arco de Cabo San Lucas, stroll through Playa del Amor, don't miss a visit to Tomas Spangler Photography Gallery, and enjoy the sand and surf at Chileno Beach.

To see other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Cabo San Lucas trip itinerary maker site .

Sydney, Australia to Cabo San Lucas is an approximately 23-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) (AEST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a -17 hour difference. In October, Cabo San Lucas is somewhat warmer than Sydney - with highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to travel to Puerto Vallarta.

Things to do in Cabo San Lucas

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Shark Diving
El Arco de Cabo San Lucas ©
El Arco de Cabo San Lucas
Fishing Charters & Tours

4
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.
Explore Puerto Vallarta's surroundings by going to Vallarta Botanical Gardens (in Cabo Corrientes), Mega Comercial Mexicana (in Bucerias) and Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Sayulita). The adventure continues: take in the waterfront at Malecon Boardwalk, kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, explore the striking landscape of Los Arcos, and step off the mainland to explore Marietas Islands.

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Traveling by flight from Cabo San Lucas to Puerto Vallarta takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Cabo San Lucas to Puerto Vallarta is 1 hour. In October in Puerto Vallarta, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) to allow time to travel to San Miguel de Allende.

Things to do in Puerto Vallarta

Tours Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Marietas Islands, Dolphin & Whale Watching, Vallarta Botanical Gardens, Mega Comercial Mexicana
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Malecon Boardwalk ©
Malecon Boardwalk
Marietas Islands ©
Marietas Islands

5
nights
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.
Get out of town with these interesting San Miguel de Allende side-trips: Guanajuato (Museo Exhacienda San Gabriel de Barrera, Alhondiga de Granaditas, & more) and Queretaro City (Historic Center of Santiago de Queretaro, Museo de Arte Sacro Queretaro, & more). There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Parroquia de San Miguel Arcangel, examine the collection at Museo La Esquina, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and browse the collection at Biblioteca Pública de San Miguel de Allende.

To find ratings, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read our San Miguel de Allende tour itinerary planning site .

Do a combination of flight, taxi, and bus from Puerto Vallarta to San Miguel de Allende in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. While traveling from Puerto Vallarta, expect little chillier days and much colder nights in San Miguel de Allende, ranging from highs of 29°C to lows of 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Mexico City.

Things to do in San Miguel de Allende

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Queretaro City, Guanajuato
Highlights from your plan
Chapel of Jimmy Ray Gallery ©
Chapel of Jimmy Ray Gallery
Parroquia de San Miguel Arcangel ©
El Charco del Ingenio ©
El Charco del Ingenio

6
nights
Mexico City, Mexico

Breathtakingly large, Mexico City provides a home for almost 9 million people living in nearly 1,700 distinct neighborhoods.
Venture out of the city with trips to Zona Arqueológica de Teotihuacan Estacionamiento Puerta 5 (in San Juan Teotihuacan) and Spanish Language Institute - Day Course (in Cuernavaca). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Museo Nacional de Antropologia, explore the world behind art at Palacio de Bellas Artes, explore the ancient world of Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana), and get engrossed in the history at National Palace (Palacio Nacional).

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Drive from San Miguel de Allende to Mexico City in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. When traveling from San Miguel de Allende in November, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Mexico City: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 11°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can travel to Cancun.

Things to do in Mexico City

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Spanish Language Institute - Day Course, 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
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Isla Mujeres (Playa Norte & Punta Sur). There's lots more to do: browse the different shops at La Isla Shopping Village, take a memorable tour with Tours, kick back and relax at Playa Delfines, and take in the pleasant sights at Av Kukulkan.

To find maps, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Cancun online trip maker .

You can fly from Mexico City to Cancun in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Mexico City to Cancun, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Mexico City in November: highs in Cancun hover around 33°C, while lows dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Chichen Itza.

Things to do in Cancun

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

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

3
nights
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Valladolid (Casa de los Venados, Museo de Ropa Etnica de Mexico -- MUREM, & more) and Ek Balam (in Ek Balam Village). There's more to do: explore the ancient world of Chichen Itza and take in the dramatic natural features at Cenote Ik kil.

For more things to do, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read Chichen Itza tour itinerary maker site .

Drive from Cancun to Chichen Itza in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Cancun in November since evenings lows in Chichen Itza dip to 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can go by car to Tulum.

Things to do in Chichen Itza

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Valladolid, Dzibichaltun, Ek Balam
Highlights from your plan
Chichen Itza ©
Chichen Itza
Ek Balam
Ek Balam
Cenote Ik kil ©
Cenote Ik kil

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 the numerous day-trip ideas around Tulum: Playa del Carmen (Xcaret Park, Scuba & Snorkeling, & more) and Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá (in Coba). And it doesn't end there: delve into the distant past at Tulum Archaeological Site, look for all kinds of wild species at Punta Laguna Nature Reserve, contemplate the waterfront views at Casa Cenote, and stop by MexicArte.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read our Tulum trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Chichen Itza to Tulum takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Traveling from Chichen Itza in November, expect a bit cooler with lows of 24°C in Tulum. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can go by car to Cozumel.

Things to do in Tulum

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Playa del Carmen, Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá
Highlights from your plan
Tulum Archaeological Site ©
Tulum Archaeological Site
Xcaret Park ©
Xcaret Park
Scuba & Snorkeling

5
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, adventure, beaches, and theme parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, visit a coastal fixture at Punta Molas Faro, delve into the distant past at Zona Arqueológica del Cedral, and learn more about the world around you at Museo de la Isla de Cozumel.

To see photos, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Cozumel travel planner.

Drive from Tulum to Cozumel in 2.5 hours. November in Cozumel sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) to allow time to travel to La Fortuna de San Carlos.

Things to do in Cozumel

Wildlife Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Discover Mexico Park Cozumel ©
Discover Mexico Park Cozumel
Palancar Reef ©
Palancar Reef

5
nights
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.
La Fortuna de San Carlos is known for nature, adventure, wildlife, trails, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the natural beauty of Tabacon Hot Springs, get interesting insight from Tours, stroll through Bogarin Trail, and push the limits with an extreme tour.

To see ratings, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our La Fortuna de San Carlos road trip planning website .

Traveling by combination of flight and shuttle from Cozumel to La Fortuna de San Carlos takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to go by car to San Jose.

Things to do in La Fortuna de San Carlos

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Arenal Volcano National Park
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Tabacon Hot Springs ©
Tabacon Hot Springs
Arenal Volcano
Arenal Volcano

5
nights
San Jose, Costa Rica

San Jose ©
A trip to San Jose, the capital, commercial center, and cultural hub of Costa Rica, gives you a chance to experience the lively atmosphere and rich cultural past of this vibrant country.
Change things up with these side-trips from San Jose: Poas Volcano (in Poas Volcano National Park), Jardins da Cachoeira de La Paz (in Vara Blanca) and Toucan Rescue Ranch (in San Isidro). And it doesn't end there: cruise along Top Travel Costa Rica, stop by J.LANG Atelier & Showroom, make a trip to Central Bank (Banco Central), and view the masterpieces at Galeria Namu.

For ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our San Jose trip planner .

Drive from La Fortuna de San Carlos to San Jose in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in December, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Antigua.

Things to do in San Jose

Parks Nature Tours

Side Trips

Cartago, Jardins da Cachoeira de La Paz, Irazu Volcano National Park, J.LANG Atelier & Showroom, Toucan Rescue Ranch
Highlights from your plan
Top Travel Costa Rica ©
Top Travel Costa Rica
Poas Volcano
Poas Volcano
Irazu Volcano National Park ©
Irazu Volcano National Park

6
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Guatemala City (La Aurora Zoo, La Merced, & more) and Fuego Volcano (in Alotenango). The adventure continues: contemplate the geological forces at Volcán Pacaya, stop by Nim Po't Centro de Textiles Tradicionales, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia de La Merced, and steep yourself in history at Iglesia de San Francisco El Grande.

To see other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Antigua journey planner.

Getting from San Jose to Antigua by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In December, Antigua is a bit cooler than San Jose - with highs of 27°C and lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Antigua

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Guatemala City, Fuego Volcano
Highlights from your plan
Volcán Pacaya ©
Volcán Pacaya
Iglesia de La Merced ©
Iglesia de La Merced
La Aurora Zoo ©
La Aurora Zoo

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