60 days in Mexico & Central America Itinerary

60 days in Mexico & Central America Itinerary

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Cancun, Mexico
— 3 nights
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San Pedro, Belize
— 6 nights
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Caye Caulker, Belize
— 1 night
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Belize City, Belize
— 3 nights
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Antigua, Guatemala
— 6 nights
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Granada, Nicaragua
— 2 nights
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San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua
— 4 nights
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La Fortuna de San Carlos, Costa Rica
— 7 nights
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Monteverde, Costa Rica
— 3 nights
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Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica
— 5 nights
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Boquete, Panama
— 2 nights
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Bocas Town, Panama
— 11 nights
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Panama City, Panama
— 5 nights

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Cancun, Mexico

Cancun ©
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.
Take a break from the city and head to National Reef Park of Puerto Morelos and Nature & Wildlife Tours. We've included these beaches for you: Xcacel Beach and Playa Chacmool. There's much more to do: head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, kick back and relax at Playa Marlin, buy something for everyone on your list at La Isla Shopping Village, and make a trip to El Parque de las Palapas.

To find other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Cancun trip planner.

London, UK to Cancun is an approximately 13-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 5 hours traveling from London to Cancun. Expect much hotter temperatures when traveling from London in October; daily highs in Cancun reach 35°C and lows reach 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to San Pedro.

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National Reef Park of Puerto Morelos ©
National Reef Park of Puerto Morelos
Xcacel Beach ©
Xcacel Beach
Swim with Dolphins

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San Pedro, Belize

San Pedro ©
San Pedro evolved from small fishing village and now represents one of the most visited locations in Belize.
Take a break from the city and head to Hol Chan Marine Reserve and Secret Beach Belize. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Spas and Belize Chocolate Company. Spend the 7th (Sun) exploring nature at Bacalar Chico National Park and Marine Reserve. There's still lots to do: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, view the masterpieces at The Gallery of San Pedro, take the plunge with a skydiving experience, and get interesting insight from C & S Golf Cart Rental.

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

You can fly from Cancun to San Pedro in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Cancun to San Pedro is minus 1 hour. In November, daytime highs in San Pedro are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Tue) to allow time for the ferry ride to Caye Caulker.

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Hol Chan Marine Reserve ©
Hol Chan Marine Reserve
Scuba & Snorkeling
Mexico Rocks ©
Mexico Rocks

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Caye Caulker, Belize

Caye Caulker ©
At just under 8 km (5 mi) long and 1.6 km (1 mi) wide, the limestone coral island of Caye Caulker offers a small but perfectly formed getaway 32 km (20 mi) offshore from Belize City.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Wed): see the vivid underwater world at Turneffe Reef, explore and take pictures at Shark Ray Alley, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at The Estuary of Caye Caulker.

To find reviews, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Caye Caulker sightseeing planning website.

Traveling by ferry from San Pedro to Caye Caulker takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In November, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to catch the ferry to Belize City.

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Shark Ray Alley ©
Shark Ray Alley
Turneffe Reef ©
Turneffe Reef

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Belize City, Belize

Belize City ©
Belize's biggest urban center, Belize City is a culturally diverse seaside destination.
Get outdoors at V.I.V. Tours and Cavetubing5star. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Nohoch Che'en Caves Branch Archaeological Reserve and Independence Monument. When in Belize City, make a side trip to see The Belize Zoo in La Democracia, approximately La Democracia away. And it doesn't end there: walk around Billy Barquiedier National Park, look for gifts at Caribbean Spice Belize, appreciate the history behind The Belize Sign Monument, and examine the collection at Luba Garifuna Cultural Museum.

To find traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Belize City route planner.

You can ride a ferry from Caye Caulker to Belize City in 1.5 hours. Another option is to fly. November in Belize City sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to travel to Antigua.

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V.I.V. Tours ©
V.I.V. Tours
Cavetubing5star ©
Cavetubing5star

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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.
Get outdoors at Volcán Pacaya and Ravenscroft Riding Stables. Discover out-of-the-way places like ChocoMuseo and Association Aprode. Take a break from Antigua with a short trip to Auto Safari Chapin in Escuintla, about 1h 25 min away. Next up on the itinerary: explore the ancient world of Arco de Santa Catalina, browse the eclectic array of goods at Caoba Farms, don't miss a visit to The Plaza Central Park, and get engrossed in the history at La Azotea.

For reviews, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read our Antigua road trip planning app.

Traveling by flight from Belize City to Antigua takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Belize City in November, things will get little chillier in Antigua: highs are around 27°C and lows about 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Granada.

Things to do in Antigua

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Auto Safari Chapin ©
Auto Safari Chapin
Volcán Pacaya ©
Volcán Pacaya
ChocoMuseo ©
ChocoMuseo

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Granada, Nicaragua

La Gran Sultana

The lakeside city of Granada has the look and feel of a historically important economic and political center, with grand colonial architecture, a unified look, and many cultural attractions.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Sat): surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, don't miss a visit to Parque Xalteva, then pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia de Xalteva, and finally ponder the design of Parque Colon de Granada. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: go all around town with City Tours, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de Granada, and then get impressive views of Masaya Volcano.

For where to stay, reviews, photos, and tourist information, use the Granada trip planning tool.

You can fly from Antigua to Granada in 8 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) to allow time to drive to San Juan del Sur.

Things to do in Granada

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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Zipline
Masaya Volcano ©
Masaya Volcano

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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.
Step out of the city life by going to Dolphin & Whale Watching and Playa Redonda. Discover out-of-the-way places like Playa el Coco and Marsella Valley Nature Center. Next up on the itinerary: head outdoors with Costa Dulce Beach, kick back and relax at La Flor Beach Natural Reserve, get the adrenaline pumping with Flyboard Nicaragua, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Remanso.

For where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, go to the San Juan del Sur trip planner.

Getting from Granada to San Juan del Sur by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of shuttle and bus; or take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to La Fortuna de San Carlos.

Things to do in San Juan del Sur

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Playa el Coco ©
Playa el Coco
La Flor Beach Natural Reserve ©
La Flor Beach Natural Reserve
Playa Remanso ©
Playa Remanso

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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.
Step out of the city life by going to Arenal Natura Ecological Park and Rio Chollin. Discover out-of-the-way places like Safaris and Venado Caves. Venture out of the city with trips to Dave & Dave's Costa Rica Nature Park (in La Virgen) and Butterfly Conservatory (in El Castillo). There's much more to do: walk around Bogarin Trail, skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour, witness a stunning natural landmark at Paradise Hot Springs, and relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

To find photos, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read La Fortuna de San Carlos driving holiday planning app.

You can drive from San Juan del Sur to La Fortuna de San Carlos in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can drive to Monteverde.

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River Rafting & Tubing
Safaris
Dave & Dave's Costa Rica Nature Park ©
Dave & Dave's Costa Rica Nature Park

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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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like The Bat Jungle and Aguti Monteverde - Wildlife Reserve. Escape the urban bustle at Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve and Rafael Elizondo Nature Tours. And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Valle Escondido Preserve, indulge in some personalized pampering at Monteverde Massage Center, explore and take pictures at Ecological Sanctuary, and stop by Women Artisans Cooperative Santa Elena and Monteverde.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Monteverde tour itinerary maker site.

You can drive from La Fortuna de San Carlos to Monteverde in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Monteverde are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 32°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Manuel Antonio.

Things to do in Monteverde

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Aguti Monteverde - Wildlife Reserve ©
Aguti Monteverde - Wildlife Reserve
Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve ©
Valle Escondido Preserve ©
Valle Escondido Preserve

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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.
Explore hidden gems such as Kayaking & Canoeing and Rancho La Merced National Wildlife Refuge. Step out of the city life by going to Playa Manuel Antonio and La Playita. Get out of town with these interesting Manuel Antonio side-trips: Playa Ventanas (in Ballena) and Mama Toucan's Natural and Organic Food Store (in Dominical). Next up on the itinerary: see Off-Road Tours, take a memorable tour with Tours, enjoy the sand and surf at Playas Gemelas, and take the plunge with Skydive Costa Rica.

For photos, reviews, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Manuel Antonio vacation planning website.

You can drive from Monteverde to Manuel Antonio in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to drive to Boquete.

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Rancho La Merced National Wildlife Refuge ©
Playa Manuel Antonio ©
Playa Manuel Antonio
Kayaking & Canoeing

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Boquete, Panama

Boquete ©
Now known internationally for its fresh mountain air, year-round pleasant temperatures, and large community of North American expats, Boquete has changed rapidly since the start of the century, changing from a humble mountain town, into a humble mountain surrounded by gated communities and estates.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sat): indulge in your favorite hot beverage with Boquete Tree Trek Eco Adventure Park, explore the striking landscape at Los Ladrillos, and then explore the striking landscape at Los Cangilones de Gualaca. On the next day, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, then settle in for a delightful tour with Boquete Outdoor Adventures, and then head outdoors with Arte Hostal.

For reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Boquete trip planning website.

You can drive from Manuel Antonio to Boquete in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Manuel Antonio to Boquete is 1 hour. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to drive to Bocas Town.

Things to do in Boquete

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Arte Hostal ©
Arte Hostal
Boquete Outdoor Adventures ©
Boquete Outdoor Adventures
Los Cangilones de Gualaca ©
Los Cangilones de Gualaca

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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.
Step out of the city life by going to Scuba & Snorkeling and Bocas Butterfly Garden. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Dolphin Bay Preserve and Wizard Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Aamvecona (in Changuinola) and Playa Bluff (in Bluff Beach). And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Starfish Beach, get outside with Tajada de Sandia, see the interesting displays at Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Boca del Drago.

For traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Bocas Town trip planner.

Getting from Boquete to Bocas Town by taxi takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive. In December in Bocas Town, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 30°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Panama City.

Things to do in Bocas Town

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Scuba & Snorkeling
Starfish Beach
Starfish Beach
Wizard Beach ©
Wizard Beach

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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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Soberania National Park and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Get outdoors at Panama Rainforest Discovery Center and Canal de Panama. Change things up with a short trip to Asociacion Panamericana para la Conservacion in Gamboa (about 48 minutes away). And it doesn't end there: relax and float downstream with Adventures Panama, see the world from above with a helicopter tour, don't miss a visit to Plaza Bolivar, and delve into the distant past at El Arco Chato.

To see other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, go to the Panama City trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Bocas Town to Panama City takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. When traveling from Bocas Town in December, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Panama City: temperatures range from 36°C by day to 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Panama City

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Soberania National Park ©
Soberania National Park
Metropolitan National Park ©
Metropolitan National Park
Panama Rainforest Discovery Center ©
Panama Rainforest Discovery Center

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