31 days in Central America & Mexico Itinerary

31 days in Central America & Mexico Itinerary

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31 days in Central America & Mexico Itinerary

Start: San Jose, Costa Rica
Fly:  2​h 15​min
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Panama City, Panama
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 15​min
2
David, Panama
— 1 night
Drive + ferry:  3​h 45​min
3
Isla Bastimentos, Panama
— 1 night
ferry:  30​min
4
Bocas Town, Panama
— 1 night
ferry + Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, Costa Rica
— 1 night
bus:  4​h
6
San Jose, Costa Rica
— 1 night
Fly + taxi:  2​h 30​min
7
Montezuma, Costa Rica
— 1 night
+2
ferry + foot + shuttle:  3​h 15​min
8
Monteverde, Costa Rica
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
9
San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua
— 1 night
+2
bus + ferry + taxi:  1​h 15​min
10
Isla de Ometepe, Nicaragua
— 1 night
+3
ferry + bus + foot + shuttle:  5​h
11
Granada, Nicaragua
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
12
Leon, Nicaragua
— 1 night
bus + Fly:  9​h 15​min
13
Utila, Honduras
— 1 night
Fly + taxi:  30​min
14
La Ceiba, Honduras
— 1 night
Fly + taxi:  1​h
15
San Pedro Sula, Honduras
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
16
Copan Ruinas, Honduras
— 1 night
shuttle:  5​h
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Antigua, Guatemala
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
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Santiago Atitlan, Guatemala
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
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Quetzaltenango, Guatemala
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 30​min
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San Cristobal de las Casas, Mexico
— 1 night
bus:  3​h
21
Palenque, Mexico
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 45​min
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Chetumal, Mexico
— 1 night
Fly:  14​h
23
Caye Caulker, Belize
— 1 night
Fly:  14​h
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Chetumal, Mexico
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
25
Tulum, Mexico
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
26
Playa del Carmen, Mexico
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
27
Cancun, Mexico
— 1 night
Fly:  7​h 30​min
End: Toronto, Canada

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Panama City, Panama

Panama City ©
Arguably the most modern of Central American cities, Panama City boasts a shimmering skyline of glass skyscrapers.
On the 1st (Tue), make a trip to Iglesia de San Felipe Neri, get engrossed in the history at Museo del Canal Interoceanico de Panama, and then make a trip to Panama Canal.

For traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Panama City day trip planner.

San Jose, Costa Rica to Panama City is an approximately 2.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from San Jose in September, with highs in Panama City at 36°C and lows at 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to travel to David.

Things to do in Panama City

#Museums
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Panama Canal ©
Panama Canal
Iglesia de San Felipe Neri ©
Iglesia de San Felipe Neri

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David, Panama

David ©
A base for exploring the west of the country and further afield, David benefits from the Pan-American Highway going right through town, linking it to cities in the east of Panama, and Costa Rica.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): appreciate the views at Chiriqui, pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral San Jose De David, and then make a trip to Parque Cervantes.

For maps, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our David holiday planning app .

Traveling by flight from Panama City to David takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. In September, daily temperatures in David can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can travel to Isla Bastimentos.

Things to do in David

#Nature, #Parks, #Historic Sites

Side Trip

Chiriqui
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Catedral San Jose De David ©
Catedral San Jose De David
Parque Cervantes ©
Parque Cervantes

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Isla Bastimentos, Panama

Isla Bastimentos ©
Sitting fairly close to the mainland and just a short boat ride from Bocas del Toro International Airport, the well-connected but still preserved Isla Bastimentos offers access to a national park of protected rainforest and coastline, as well as an abundance of small, uninhabited islands dotted just offshore.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Red Frog Beach.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Isla Bastimentos trip simple and quick.

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from David to Isla Bastimentos takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from David in September, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Isla Bastimentos, with lows around 34°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Fri) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Bocas Town.

Things to do in Isla Bastimentos

#Outdoors, #Beaches, #Parks
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Red Frog Beach ©
Red Frog Beach

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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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Fri): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to Bocas Town fast, fun, and easy.

Bocas Town is just a short distance from Isla Bastimentos. In September, daytime highs in Bocas Town are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 34°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Puerto Viejo de Talamanca.

Things to do in Bocas Town

#Outdoors, #Wildlife, #Tours
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Scuba & Snorkeling

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Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, Costa Rica

Puerto Viejo de Talamanca ©
Puerto Viejo de Talamanca offers a wealth of entertainment by the sea, attracting a lively international crowd of revelers while maintaining a bright and breezy coastal charm with a local feel.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sat): admire the natural beauty at Finca La Isla and then stroll through Puerto Viejo Beach.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, use the Puerto Viejo de Talamanca route site .

Getting from Bocas Town to Puerto Viejo de Talamanca by combination of ferry and car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry, car, and bus; or take a shuttle. September in Puerto Viejo de Talamanca sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 34°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can go by car to San Jose.

Things to do in Puerto Viejo de Talamanca

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches
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Puerto Viejo Beach ©
Puerto Viejo Beach

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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.
On the 6th (Sun), get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then take an in-depth tour of National Museum (Museo Nacional), and then make a trip to Mercado Nacional de Artesanias.

For maps, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read San Jose holiday builder tool .

Getting from Puerto Viejo de Talamanca to San Jose by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a shuttle. The time zone difference when traveling from Puerto Viejo de Talamanca to San Jose is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Puerto Viejo de Talamanca in September, expect little chillier with lows of 21°C in San Jose. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can travel to Montezuma.

Things to do in San Jose

#Outdoors, #Tours, #Adventure
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River Rafting & Tubing
National Museum (Museo Nacional) ©
Mercado Nacional de Artesanias ©
Mercado Nacional de Artesanias

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Montezuma, Costa Rica

Montezuma ©
With a scenic position on a sheltered bay, Montezuma remains one of Costa Rica's quieter destinations, attracting mostly backpackers and other explorers averse to making detailed travel plans.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Mon): look for gifts at Tica Surf Bikinis, enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Carmen, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Montezuma Falls.

To see more things to do, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Montezuma trip planner .

Do a combination of flight and taxi from San Jose to Montezuma in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and ferry; or drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to travel to Monteverde.

Things to do in Montezuma

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trip

Santa Teresa
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Montezuma Falls ©
Montezuma Falls
Playa Carmen ©
Playa Carmen

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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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Tue): stroll through The Bat Jungle, then look for gifts at Hummingbird Gallery, and then identify plant and animal life at Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve.

To find ratings, maps, photos, and tourist information, use the Monteverde trip tool .

You can do a combination of ferry and shuttle from Montezuma to Monteverde in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to San Juan del Sur.

Things to do in Monteverde

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Shopping
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Hummingbird Gallery ©
Hummingbird Gallery
The Bat Jungle ©
The Bat Jungle

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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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Wed): make a trip to Mirador del Cristo de la Misericordia, kick back and relax at San Juan del Sur Beach, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers.

To find ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the San Juan del Sur day trip app .

You can drive from Monteverde to San Juan del Sur in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a shuttle. In September, daily temperatures in San Juan del Sur can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to catcht the bus to Isla de Ometepe.

Things to do in San Juan del Sur

#Outdoors, #Beaches, #Parks
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San Juan del Sur Beach ©
San Juan del Sur Beach
Mirador del Cristo de la Misericordia ©
Spas & Wellness

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Isla de Ometepe, Nicaragua

Isla de Ometepe
Isla de Ometepe may be small in size, but it boasts two large volcanoes that dominate its landscape and influence the local lifestyle.
On the 10th (Thu), ponder the design of Ojo de Agua, get answers to all your questions at Los Ramos, and then step off the mainland to explore Isla Ometepe.

For where to stay, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Isla de Ometepe trip builder app .

Take a bus from San Juan del Sur to Isla de Ometepe in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in September, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can travel to Granada.

Things to do in Isla de Ometepe

#Nature, #Parks, #Neighborhoods
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Isla Ometepe
Isla Ometepe
Ojo de Agua ©
Ojo de Agua
Los Ramos ©
Los Ramos

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Granada, Nicaragua

Granada ©
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.
On the 11th (Fri), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia de La Merced, step off the mainland to explore Islets of Granada, and then examine the collection at ChocoMuseo.

To see traveler tips and more tourist information, use the Granada trip planning website .

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Isla de Ometepe to Granada in 5 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to drive to Leon.

Things to do in Granada

#Historic Sites, #Nature, #Parks
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Iglesia de La Merced ©
Iglesia de La Merced
Islets of Granada ©
Islets of Granada
ChocoMuseo Granada ©
ChocoMuseo Granada

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Leon, Nicaragua

Leon ©
A cultured and storied city, Leon attracts guests from all over the world, drawn to the second city's style, thriving intellectual life, and liveliness.
On the 12th (Sat), contemplate the geological forces at Volcan cerro negro, see the interesting displays at Museo de Arte Fundacion Ortiz-Gurdian, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de la Asunción.

To find other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read Leon trip planner .

You can drive from Granada to Leon in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. September in Leon sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can travel to Utila.

Things to do in Leon

#Nature, #Parks, #Historic Sites
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Volcan cerro negro ©
Volcan cerro negro
Museo de Arte Fundacion Ortiz-Gurdian ©
Catedral de la Asunción ©
Catedral de la Asunción

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Utila, Honduras

The island of Utila has become known as a good place to learn how to dive in Latin America.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sun): relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers.

For where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Utila day trip planning website .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Leon to Utila takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or take a bus. September in Utila sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 26°C at night. You will leave for La Ceiba on the 14th (Mon).

Things to do in Utila

#Spas
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Spas & Wellness

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La Ceiba, Honduras

La Ceiba ©
The port city of La Ceiba has become known as a party town, with a bustling nightlife district central to its atmosphere.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Mon): step off the mainland to explore Cayos Cochinos.

Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to La Ceiba fast, fun, and easy.

La Ceiba is just a short distance from Utila. September in La Ceiba sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 26°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to travel to San Pedro Sula.

Things to do in La Ceiba

#Nature, #Parks
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Cayos Cochinos ©
Cayos Cochinos

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San Pedro Sula, Honduras

San Pedro Sula ©
Gang-related crime has given San Pedro Sula its current reputation as one of the most violent cities in the world.
On the 15th (Tue), view the masterpieces at Shawn Jackson Gallery, make a trip to Coca cola sign San pedro sula honduras, then browse the different shops at Mall Galerias, and finally wander the streets of Miami Garifuna Village.

For maps, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, go to the San Pedro Sula tour itinerary planning app .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from La Ceiba to San Pedro Sula takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In September, daily temperatures in San Pedro Sula can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can go by car to Copan Ruinas.

Things to do in San Pedro Sula

#Shopping, #Neighborhoods, #Museums

Side Trip

Shawn Jackson Gallery
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Miami Garifuna Village ©
Miami Garifuna Village
Shawn Jackson Gallery ©
Shawn Jackson Gallery

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Copan Ruinas, Honduras

Copan Ruinas ©
The colorful, cultural town of Copan boasts attractions old and new, manmade and natural.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Wed): explore the ancient world of Copan Ruinas and then identify plant and animal life at Macaw Mountain Bird Park & Nature Reserve.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read Copan Ruinas trip planner.

You can drive from San Pedro Sula to Copan Ruinas in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from San Pedro Sula in September, expect Copan Ruinas to be a bit cooler, temps between 31°C and 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can travel to Antigua.

Things to do in Copan Ruinas

#Wildlife, #Parks, #Historic Sites
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Copan Ruinas ©
Copan Ruinas

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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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Thu): pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia de La Merced, make a trip to Cerro de la Cruz, and then admire the masterpieces at Casa Santo Domingo Museums.

To find ratings, reviews, photos, and tourist information, go to the Antigua travel planner.

Take a shuttle from Copan Ruinas to Antigua in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In September, daytime highs in Antigua are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Santiago Atitlan.

Things to do in Antigua

#Historic Sites, #Museums
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Iglesia de La Merced ©
Iglesia de La Merced
Casa Santo Domingo Museums ©
Casa Santo Domingo Museums
Cerro de la Cruz ©
Cerro de la Cruz

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Santiago Atitlan, Guatemala

Santiago Atitlan ©
Santiago Atitlán is a municipality in the Sololá department of Guatemala. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Fri): admire all the interesting features of Finca Xetuc, take in the spiritual surroundings of Colonial Church, and then see the interesting displays at Cojolya Museum and Store.

Plan a trip to Santiago Atitlan easily and quickly by telling Inspirock to suggest an itinerary.

Drive from Antigua to Santiago Atitlan in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of shuttle and taxi. Traveling from Antigua in September, things will get slightly colder in Santiago Atitlan: highs are around 24°C and lows about 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Quetzaltenango.

Things to do in Santiago Atitlan

#Historic Sites, #Museums
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Colonial Church ©
Colonial Church
Finca Xetuc ©
Finca Xetuc

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Quetzaltenango, Guatemala

Quetzaltenango ©
Named for the Quetzal bird--one of Guatemala's national symbols--Quetzaltenango once included the territories controlled by K'iche' Mayans, a pre-Columbian tribe eventually supplanted by Spanish conquistadores.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Sat): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral del Espiritu Santo, then don't miss a visit to Central Plaza, and then contemplate the geological forces at Santa Maria Volcano.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Quetzaltenango trip tool .

Traveling by car from Santiago Atitlan to Quetzaltenango takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and shuttle. In September, daily temperatures in Quetzaltenango can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Sun) to allow time for travel to San Cristobal de las Casas.

Things to do in Quetzaltenango

#Nature, #Parks, #Historic Sites
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Santa Maria Volcano ©
Santa Maria Volcano
Central Plaza ©
Central Plaza
Catedral del Espiritu Santo ©
Catedral del Espiritu Santo

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San Cristobal de las Casas, Mexico

San Cristobal de las Casas ©
San Cristóbal de las Casas, also known by its native Tzotzil name, Jovel, is a town and municipality located in the Central Highlands region of the Mexican state of Chiapas. Start off your visit on the 21st (Mon): look for gifts at Bazarte - Vistiendo Arte Con História, see the interesting displays at Templo de Santo Domingo, and then don't miss a visit to Catedral de San Cristobal de Las Casas.

To see reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read our San Cristobal de las Casas itinerary planning app .

Traveling by car from Quetzaltenango to San Cristobal de las Casas takes 7 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can take a bus to Palenque.

Things to do in San Cristobal de las Casas

#Historic Sites, #Museums, #Shopping
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Bazarte - Vistiendo Arte Con História ©
Templo de Santo Domingo ©
Templo de Santo Domingo

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Palenque, Mexico

Palenque
Palenque remains best known for the nearby ruins of an ancient Mayan city, which probably flourished around the 7th century CE.
To find ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Palenque trip planner.

Getting from San Cristobal de las Casas to Palenque by bus takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a shuttle. In September, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 28°C. On the 22nd (Tue), you'll travel to Cancun.

Things to do in Palenque

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors
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Chetumal, Mexico

Chetumal ©
Chetumal is a city on the east coast of the Yucatán Peninsula in Mexico. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): examine the collection at Museum de la cultura maya and then take an in-depth tour of Fuerte de San Felipe.

To see ratings and other tourist information, go to the Chetumal trip planner .

You can drive from Palenque to Chetumal in 6 hours. Another option is to fly. The time zone difference when traveling from Palenque to Chetumal is 1 hour. September in Chetumal sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to travel to Caye Caulker.

Things to do in Chetumal

#Nature, #Parks, #Museums

Side Trip

Bacalar
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Lake Bacalar ©
Lake Bacalar
Museum de la cultura maya ©
Museum de la cultura maya
Fuerte de San Felipe ©
Fuerte de San Felipe

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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 24th (Thu): hike along The Estuary of Caye Caulker and then explore the gorgeous colors at Hol Chan Marine Reserve.

For maps, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Caye Caulker route planner .

Explore your travel options from Chetumal to Caye Caulker with the Route module. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Chetumal to Caye Caulker. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Chetumal in September: highs in Caye Caulker hover around 36°C, while lows dip to 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Chetumal.

Things to do in Caye Caulker

#Wildlife, #Parks, #Nature

Side Trip

Hol Chan Marine Reserve
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Hol Chan Marine Reserve ©
Hol Chan Marine Reserve
The Estuary of Caye Caulker ©
The Estuary of Caye Caulker

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Chetumal, Mexico

Chetumal ©
On the 25th (Fri), see the interesting displays at Museum de la cultura maya. Keep things going the next day: take an in-depth tour of Fuerte de San Felipe and then explore the activities along Lake Bacalar.

For where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Chetumal trip itinerary maker .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Caye Caulker to Chetumal. Traveling from Caye Caulker to Chetumal, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Tulum.

Things to do in Chetumal

#Nature, #Parks, #Museums

Side Trip

Bacalar
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Lake Bacalar ©
Lake Bacalar
Dzibanche ©
Dzibanche
Museum de la cultura maya ©
Museum de la cultura maya

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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.
On the 28th (Mon), explore the fascinating underground world of Grand Cenote and then kick back and relax at Playa Paraiso.

To find ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Tulum trip planner .

You can drive from Chetumal to Tulum in 3 hours. Traveling from Chetumal in September, things will get little chillier in Tulum: highs are around 34°C and lows about 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Playa del Carmen.

Things to do in Tulum

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches
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Playa Paraiso ©
Playa Paraiso
Grand Cenote ©
Grand Cenote

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Playa del Carmen, Mexico

Playa del Carmen ©
The tourist hub of the popular Mayan Riviera, upscale Playa del Carmen remains the jewel of Mexico's Caribbean coastline.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Quinta Avenida and then cool off at Xcaret Eco Theme Park.

To see more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Playa del Carmen online trip builder .

You can drive from Tulum to Playa del Carmen in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to drive to Cancun.

Things to do in Playa del Carmen

#Theme Parks, #Wildlife, #Parks
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Xcaret Park ©
Xcaret Park
Quinta Avenida ©
Quinta Avenida

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Wed): browse the different shops at La Isla Shopping Village, then don't miss a visit to Avenida Kukulkan, and then get close to the beloved marine mammals with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience.

To see traveler tips, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read our Cancun day trip tool .

Traveling by car from Playa del Carmen to Cancun takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in September, and nighttime lows around 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

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