60 days in Mexico & Central America Itinerary

60 days in Mexico & Central America Itinerary

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Mexico City, Mexico
— 6 nights
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Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica
— 5 nights
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Monteverde, Costa Rica
— 2 nights
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La Fortuna de San Carlos, Costa Rica
— 8 nights
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San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua
— 5 nights
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Panama City, Panama
— 6 nights
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Bocas Town, Panama
— 2 nights
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Antigua, Guatemala
— 6 nights
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San Pedro, Belize
— 6 nights
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Belize City, Belize
— 5 nights
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Playa del Carmen, Mexico
— 8 nights

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Mexico City, Mexico

Mexico City ©

City of Palaces

Breathtakingly large, Mexico City provides a home for almost 9 million people living in nearly 1,700 distinct neighborhoods.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Zona Arqueológica de Teotihuacan Estacionamiento Puerta 5 and Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana). Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Chapultepec Castle and Historic Center (Centro Historico). Step out of Mexico City to go to San Juan Teotihuacan and see Teotihuacan Pyramids, which is approximately 1h 15 min away. Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Basilica de Santa Maria de Guadalupe, see the interesting displays at Museo Frida Kahlo, delve into the lush surroundings at Bosque de Chapultepec, and explore the world behind art at Palacio de Bellas Artes.

To find more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Mexico City trip builder.

London, UK to Mexico City is an approximately 15-hour flight. You'll gain 6 hours traveling from London to Mexico City due to the time zone difference. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from London in October, with highs in Mexico City at 26°C and lows at 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to travel to Manuel Antonio.

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Chapultepec Castle ©
Chapultepec Castle
Historic Center (Centro Historico) ©
Historic Center (Centro Historico)

5
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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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Uvita Beach and Playa Manuel Antonio. Step off the beaten path and head to Nature & Wildlife Tours and Zipline. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Manuel Antonio: Jaco (Off-Road Tours & Adrenaline & Extreme Tours) and Uvita Waterfall (in Uvita). The adventure continues: paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and kick back and relax at Playa Biesanz.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Manuel Antonio road trip planner.

You can fly from Mexico City to Manuel Antonio in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to go by car to Monteverde.

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Uvita Beach ©
Uvita Beach
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Playa Biesanz ©
Playa Biesanz

2
nights
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 22nd (Fri), admire the natural beauty at Monteverde Orchid Garden, then delve into the lush surroundings at Curi Cancha Reserve, and then get to know the fascinating history of Ecological Sanctuary. On the 23rd (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for gifts at Monteverde Hummingbird Gallery and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve.

For other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Monteverde trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Manuel Antonio to Monteverde in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can go by car to La Fortuna de San Carlos.

Things to do in Monteverde

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Curi Cancha Reserve ©
Curi Cancha Reserve
Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve ©
Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve
Ecological Sanctuary ©
Ecological Sanctuary

8
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La Fortuna de San Carlos ©
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Iglesia de La Fortuna de San Carlos and Wood & Art Gallery. Discover out-of-the-way places like Proyecto Asis and Nature & Wildlife Tours. And it doesn't end there: relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, take in the natural beauty of Paradise Hot Springs, push the limits with Sky Adventures Arenal Park, and hike along Arenal Natura Ecological Park.

Find out how to plan La Fortuna de San Carlos trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

Traveling by car from Monteverde to La Fortuna de San Carlos takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) to allow time to drive to San Juan del Sur.

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Proyecto Asis ©
Proyecto Asis
River Rafting & Tubing
Nature & Wildlife Tours

5
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San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua

San Juan del Sur ©
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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Catedral de Granada and Iglesia de La Merced. Visiting Playa el Coco and Playa Hermosa will get you outdoors. There's much more to do: get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, head outdoors with Da' Flying Frog Extreme Adventure, take a pleasant ride with Rancho Chilamate, and kick back and relax at La Flor Beach Natural Reserve.

For other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the San Juan del Sur online road trip planner.

Drive from La Fortuna de San Carlos to San Juan del Sur in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in San Juan del Sur can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Panama City.

Things to do in San Juan del Sur

Outdoors · Wildlife · Beaches · Parks

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La Flor Beach Natural Reserve ©
La Flor Beach Natural Reserve
Playa el Coco ©
Playa el Coco
Catedral de Granada ©
Catedral de Granada

6
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Panama City, Panama

Panama City ©

Dubai of Latin America

Arguably the most modern of Central American cities, Panama City boasts a shimmering skyline of glass skyscrapers.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Avenida Balboa and Iglesia de San José. Visit Casco Viejo and Fort San Lorenzo for their historical value. Venture out of the city with trips to Portobelo (Museo de La Real Aduana de Portobelo & Scuba & Snorkeling). There's much more to do: wander the streets of Cinta Costera, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, make a trip to Panama Canal, and brush up on your military savvy at Centro de Interpretacion de Ciudad del Saber.

To see ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Panama City tour itinerary planning tool.

You can fly from San Juan del Sur to Panama City in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and bus. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. November in Panama City sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Bocas Town.

Things to do in Panama City

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Casco Viejo ©
Casco Viejo
Avenida Balboa ©
Avenida Balboa
Cinta Costera ©
Cinta Costera

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Bocas Town, Panama

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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Fri): stroll through Boca del Drago and then admire the natural beauty at Finca Los Monos Botanical Garden. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, use the Bocas Town trip itinerary planning website.

Getting from Panama City to Bocas Town by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: 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. On the 13th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Antigua.

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Scuba & Snorkeling
Boca del Drago ©
Boca del Drago
Finca Los Monos Botanical Garden ©
Finca Los Monos Botanical Garden

6
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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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Arco de Santa Catalina and Iglesia de La Merced. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to ChocoMuseo and The Plaza Central Park. Explore Antigua's surroundings by going to Guatemala City (Catedral Metropolitana, Museo Ixchel del Traje Indigena, &more). There's still lots to do: get impressive views of Volcán Pacaya, don't miss a visit to Cerro de la Cruz, do sightseeing your way with Antigua Photo Walks, and take an in-depth tour of Casa Santo Domingo Museums.

For other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Antigua itinerary builder site.

You can fly from Bocas Town to Antigua in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, bus, car, and shuttle; or do a combination of ferry and bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is minus 1 hour. Expect little chillier evenings in Antigua when traveling from Bocas Town in November, with lows around 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to travel to San Pedro.

Things to do in Antigua

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Nature

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Arco de Santa Catalina ©
Arco de Santa Catalina
ChocoMuseo ©
ChocoMuseo
Iglesia de La Merced ©
Iglesia de La Merced

6
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San Pedro, Belize

San Pedro evolved from small fishing village and now represents one of the most visited locations in Belize.
Explore hidden gems such as Shark Ray Alley and The Estuary of Caye Caulker. Escape the urban bustle at Fishing Charters & Tours and Mexico Rocks. Spend the 23rd (Tue) exploring nature at Bacalar Chico National Park and Marine Reserve. There's lots more to do: see the vivid underwater world at Hol Chan Marine Reserve, kick back and relax at Secret Beach Belize, take in the exciting artwork at The Gallery of San Pedro, and cross one thing off your bucket list with a skydiving experience.

For reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the San Pedro travel route builder site.

You can fly from Antigua to San Pedro in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, bus, and ferry; or do a combination of shuttle, bus, and ferry. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Antigua in November, with highs in San Pedro at 34°C and lows at 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to fly to Belize City.

Things to do in San Pedro

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Fishing Charters & Tours
Shark Ray Alley ©
Shark Ray Alley
Hol Chan Marine Reserve ©
Hol Chan Marine Reserve

5
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Belize City, Belize

Belize City ©
Belize's biggest urban center, Belize City is a culturally diverse seaside destination.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Zipline and Nauti Time Tours. Visiting Blue Hole National Park and Crooked Tree Wildlife Sanctuary will get you outdoors. Step out of Belize City to go to La Democracia and see The Belize Zoo, which is approximately 42 minutes away. There's more to do: contemplate the long history of Lamanai Archaeological Reserve.

To find other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Belize City vacation planner.

Getting from San Pedro to Belize City by flight takes about 2 hours. Other options: ride a ferry. In November in Belize City, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Tue) to allow time for the bus ride to Playa del Carmen.

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Blue Hole National Park ©
Blue Hole National Park
Lamanai Archaeological Reserve ©
Lamanai Archaeological Reserve
Zipline

8
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Playa del Carmen, Mexico

The tourist hub of the popular Mayan Riviera, upscale Playa del Carmen remains the jewel of Mexico's Caribbean coastline.
Ek Balam and Chichen Itza are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Step out of the city life by going to Scuba & Snorkeling and Off-Road Tours. Venture out of the city with trips to National Reef Park of Puerto Morelos (in Puerto Morelos), Chichen Itza (Plataforma de Venus & The Ossuary) and Tulum (Paradise Beach, Mayan Beach, &more). Next up on the itinerary: Head underground at Cenote Chaak Tun, explore the ancient world of Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá, and contemplate the waterfront views at Aktun Chen.

To see photos, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read our Playa del Carmen trip itinerary website.

You can take a bus from Belize City to Playa del Carmen in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Traveling from Belize City to Playa del Carmen, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. November in Playa del Carmen sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 24°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Playa del Carmen

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Scuba & Snorkeling
Ek Balam
Ek Balam
National Reef Park of Puerto Morelos ©
National Reef Park of Puerto Morelos

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