30 days in Central America, South America & Mexico Itinerary

30 days in Central America, South America & Mexico Itinerary

Created using Inspirock trip builder

Plan created by another user. Make it yours
1
Punta Gorda, Belize
— 1 night
Drive
2
Tegucigalpa, Honduras
— 1 night
Fly
3
San Andres Island, Colombia
— 5 nights
Fly
4
San Jose, Costa Rica
— 4 nights
Drive
5
Managua, Nicaragua
— 1 night
Fly
6
San Salvador, El Salvador
— 4 nights
Fly
7
Guatemala City, Guatemala
— 3 nights
Fly
8
Oaxaca, Mexico
— 2 nights
Drive
9
Veracruz, Mexico
— 1 night
Drive
10
Puebla, Mexico
— 4 nights

S M T W T F S
29
30
31
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
1
2

1
night
Punta Gorda, Belize

P.G.

Known locally as P.G., the seaport and fishing town of Punta Gorda was once known to travelers as the place to get a boat over to Guatemala, though it has started to develop a reputation for itself.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Wed): learn more about the world around you at Maya House of Cacao, take in nature's colorful creations at Belize Spice Farm & Botanical Garden, and then contemplate the long history of Nim Li Punit (Big Hat). Here are some ideas for day two: relax and rejuvenate at Cocolove and then get a dose of the wild on Toledo Cave & Adventure Tours - Day Tours.

For traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Punta Gorda itinerary planner.

If you are flying in from Brazil, the closest major aiport is Philip S. W. Goldson International Airport. In September, daytime highs in Punta Gorda are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can travel to Tegucigalpa.

Things to do in Punta Gorda

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

1
night
Tegucigalpa, Honduras

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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): walk around Parque La Concordia, see the interesting displays at Museo para la Identidad Nacional, then admire the masterpieces at Galeria Nacional de Arte, then walk around Naciones Unidas El Picacho Park, and finally relax and rejuvenate at NutriSpot. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica de Suyapa, wander the streets of Parque Central, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de San Miguel.

For more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read our Tegucigalpa trip itinerary maker app.

Traveling by car from Punta Gorda to Tegucigalpa takes 11 hours. In September, Tegucigalpa is a bit cooler than Punta Gorda - with highs of 34°C and lows of 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to San Andres Island.

Things to do in Tegucigalpa

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods

5
nights
San Andres Island, Colombia

The coral San Andres Island boasts a rich colonial history, exotic beaches, and a laidback, tropical lifestyle.
San Andres Island is known for nature, wildlife, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: head off the coast to Johnny Cay, look for all kinds of wild species at Cayo El Acuario, enjoy the sand and surf at Playa de San Luis, and see the vivid underwater world at West View.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read San Andres Island day trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Tegucigalpa to San Andres Island. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Tegucigalpa to San Andres Island. Traveling from Tegucigalpa in September, San Andres Island is a bit warmer at night with lows of 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to San Jose.

Things to do in San Andres Island

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trip

4
nights
San Jose, Costa Rica

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 Jaco (Crocodile Man Tour The Original, Zipline, &more). The adventure continues: examine the collection at Pre-Columbian Gold Museum, stop by J.LANG Atelier & Showroom, explore the world behind art at Museo de Arte Costarricense, and get engrossed in the history at Jade Museum.

For maps, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, use the San Jose road trip planning app.

Traveling by flight from San Andres Island to San Jose takes 8 hours. Traveling from San Andres Island to San Jose, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from San Andres Island in September, expect San Jose to be slightly colder, temps between 32°C and 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Managua.

Things to do in San Jose

Outdoors · Tours · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

1
night
Managua, Nicaragua

Bride of Xolotlan

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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Wed): don't miss a visit to Puerto Salvador Allende, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santiago of Managua Cathedral, then don't miss a visit to Plaza de la Revolucion, and finally make a trip to Loma de Tiscapa.

To see traveler tips, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Managua travel route planner.

Traveling by car from San Jose to Managua takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can travel to San Salvador.

Things to do in Managua

Historic Sites

4
nights
San Salvador, El Salvador

The country's capital, San Salvador sits in a scenic position surrounded by impressive volcanoes.
San Salvador is known for historic sites, nature, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: look for all kinds of wild species at Cinquera Rain Forest Park, pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia El Rosario, explore the world behind art at Museo de Arte de El Salvador, and get the lay of the land with EC Tours El Salvador.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, you can read our San Salvador trip app.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Managua to San Salvador. September in San Salvador sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 24°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can travel to Guatemala City.

Things to do in San Salvador

Museums · Tours · Historic Sites · Wildlife

3
nights
Guatemala City, Guatemala

Guate

The largest city in Central America and the country's capital, Guatemala City contains historic sights and modern businesses.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Guatemala City: Antigua (ChocoMuseo, Volcán Pacaya, &more). The adventure continues: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at La Aurora Zoo, steep yourself in history at Palacio Nacional, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Catedral Metropolitana.

To find more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Guatemala City day trip planner.

You can fly from San Salvador to Guatemala City in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from San Salvador in September, things will get little chillier in Guatemala City: highs are around 28°C and lows about 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Oaxaca.

Things to do in Guatemala City

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Nature

Side Trip

2
nights
Oaxaca, Mexico

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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): contemplate the long history of Monte Alban, shop like a local with Mercado Benito Juárez, and then see the interesting displays at Museo de Filatelia de Oaxaca, A.C.. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the striking features of Cathedral of Our Lady of the Assumption, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Templo de Santo Domingo de Guzman, and then see the interesting displays at Museo de las Culturas de Oaxaca.

To see maps, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Oaxaca holiday maker site.

Traveling by flight from Guatemala City to Oaxaca takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Guatemala City in September: highs in Oaxaca hover around 34°C, while lows dip to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to drive to Veracruz.

Things to do in Oaxaca

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

1
night
Veracruz, Mexico

Veracruz, officially known as Heroica Veracruz, is a major port city and municipality on the Gulf of Mexico in the Mexican state of Veracruz. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sat): steep yourself in history at San Juan de Ulua and then don't miss a visit to Malecon. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: learn about all things military at Museo Naval Mexico, observe the fascinating underwater world at Acuario de Veracruz, and then see the interesting displays at Museum of the City.

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

Getting from Oaxaca to Veracruz by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Oaxaca in September, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 27°C in Veracruz. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to drive to Puebla.

Things to do in Veracruz

Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks · Historic Sites

4
nights
Puebla, Mexico

City of Angels

Recognized as a World Heritage Site thanks to its photogenic colonial buildings, Puebla remains one of Mexico's top destinations for architecture enthusiasts.
Get out of town with these interesting Puebla side-trips: San Pedro Cholula (Parroquia de San Andres Cholula, Zona Arqueológica de Cholula, &more), Palacio de Gobierno del Estado de Tlaxcala (in Tlaxcala) and Tonantzintla (in San Andres Cholula). Next up on the itinerary: pause for some serene contemplation at Puebla Cathedra, examine the collection at Museo de Arte Popular Santa Rosa de Lima, enjoy breathtaking views from Estrella de Puebla, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of Santo Domingo (Iglesia de Santo Domingo).

For more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read our Puebla driving holiday planner.

Getting from Veracruz to Puebla by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Veracruz in September, expect nights in Puebla to be cooler, around 14°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 27°C.

Things to do in Puebla

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks

Side Trips

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.