15 days in Cuba, Guatemala & Mexico Itinerary

15 days in Cuba, Guatemala & Mexico Itinerary

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Havana, Cuba
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Antigua, Guatemala
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Mexico City, Mexico
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Cozumel, Mexico
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Playa del Carmen, Mexico
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Havana, Cuba

— 3 nights

Rome of the Caribbean

Cuba's capital and major commercial center, Havana manages to be very old and very modern at the same time.
Havana is known for historic sites, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Paseo del Prado, get to know the fascinating history of Malecón of Havana, examine the collection at Wifredo Lam Center, and steep yourself in history at Fortaleza de San Carlos de la Cabana.

For other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Havana road trip app.

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to Havana is an approximately 25-hour flight. Traveling from Riyadh to Havana, you'll gain 8 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Riyadh in October, expect Havana to be little chillier, temps between 35°C and 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Antigua.

Things to do in Havana

Historic Sites · Tours · Neighborhoods · Museums

Antigua, Guatemala

— 3 nights
The former capital of Guatemala and a World Heritage Site, Antigua retains its colonial charm and remains one of the most visited destinations in the country.
Get out of town with these interesting Antigua side-trips: Guatemala City (Catedral Metropolitana & La Aurora Zoo). There's still lots to do: push the limits with Old Town Outfitters, delve into the distant past at Arco de Santa Catalina, admire the masterpieces at Casa Santo Domingo Museums, and capture your vacation like a pro with Antigua Photo Walks.

To see ratings, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read Antigua trip planner.

You can fly from Havana to Antigua in 9 hours. Traveling from Havana to Antigua, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Havana in October, things will get slightly colder in Antigua: highs are around 28°C and lows about 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can travel to Mexico City.

Things to do in Antigua

Tours · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks · Shopping

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Mexico City, Mexico

— 3 nights

City of Palaces

Breathtakingly large, Mexico City provides a home for almost 9 million people living in nearly 1,700 distinct neighborhoods.
When in Mexico City, make a side trip to see Zona Arqueológica de Teotihuacan Estacionamiento Puerta 5 in San Juan Teotihuacan, approximately San Juan Teotihuacan away. And it doesn't end there: get a new perspective on nature at Museo Nacional de Antropologia, see the interesting displays at Museo del Tiempo Tlalpan, delve into the distant past at Museo del Templo Mayor, and get to know the fascinating history of Zocalo.

For reviews, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Mexico City vacation planner.

Traveling by flight from Antigua to Mexico City takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Antigua in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Mexico City, with lows of 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Cozumel.

Things to do in Mexico City

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Side Trip

Cozumel, Mexico

— 1 night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Tue): pick up some new knowledge with Discover Mexico Park Cozumel and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For reviews, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Cozumel driving holiday planning site.

Getting from Mexico City to Cozumel by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Mexico City to Cozumel due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Mexico City in October; daily highs in Cozumel reach 34°C and lows reach 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to ride a ferry to Playa del Carmen.

Things to do in Cozumel

Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors · Classes

Playa del Carmen, Mexico

— 3 nights
The tourist hub of the popular Mayan Riviera, upscale Playa del Carmen remains the jewel of Mexico's Caribbean coastline.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Playa del Carmen: Tulum (Spas, Tulum Archaeological Site, &more). Spend the 23rd (Fri) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's still lots to do: get in on the family fun at Xcaret and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Xaman Ha Aviary.

To find photos, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read Playa del Carmen itinerary planner.

You can ride a ferry from Cozumel to Playa del Carmen in 1.5 hours. In October in Playa del Carmen, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 25°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Playa del Carmen

Wildlife · Theme Parks · Tours · Outdoors

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Cuba travel guide

4.4
Beaches · Historic Walking Areas · Landmarks
The largest island in the Caribbean, Cuba lies just 140 km (90 mi) south of Florida and captivates a growing number of Western visitors with its tropical landscapes and cultural attractions. Sightseeing in Cuba inevitably begins in Havana, a city of photogenic architecture, lively nightlife, and a passion for baseball. The country's smaller colonial towns usually feature central squares, ideal places to meet the locals under wrought-iron street lamps. Savvy visitors escape the cities during their Cuba holidays, devoting plenty of time to the country's charming countryside, where you can get the feel for this diverse land by conversing with friendly tobacco farmers and small-scale fruit producers.

Guatemala travel guide

4.5
Landmarks · Volcanos · Ruins
Land of Eternal Spring
Offering a chance to discover a rich history, remarkable landscapes, and a vibrant culture, a holiday in Guatemala remains a great choice for a wide range of travelers. The heart of the Maya civilization, Guatemala boasts stunning ancient ruins and traditional villages that blend with the Spanish heritage of the colonial-era and its stately cathedrals and town halls. While the cities boast splendid architecture and cultural heritage, they make up a small percentage of the mountainous Guatemalan landscape. Adventurous travelers and nature lovers will have plenty of things to do in Guatemala, from boating on the rushing rivers and scenic lakes, to exploring caves, picturesque beaches, and lush national parks.

Mexico travel guide

4.5
Ruins · Beaches · Landmarks
Tailor-made for anyone seeking that traditional sun-and-sand experience, Mexico vacations allow visitors to explore nearly 10,000 km (6,200 mi) of picturesque coastlines. Idyllic beaches and favorable year-round weather aside, this diverse country with a rich pre-Colombian history allows tourists a chance to discover a fascinating cuisine, numerous archaeological sites, state-of-the-art museums, colonial-era haciendas, and outstanding examples of 21st-century architecture. Most visitors get to know the country by its cities, but if you want a well-rounded Mexico tour, spend some time exploring its jungles, cloud forests, Caribbean reefs, snowcapped volcanoes, vast deserts, and tranquil lagoons. Life is lived outdoors in Mexico, so wherever you go, don't forget to dine alfresco and stroll the country's colonial streets.