47 days in Mexico, Central America, South America & Caribbean Itinerary

47 days in Mexico, Central America, South America & Caribbean Itinerary

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47 days in Mexico, Central America, South America & Caribbean Itinerary

Start: Toluca, Mexico
Fly:  6​h 30​min
Cancun, Mexico
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
Belize City, Belize
— 3 nights
Fly:  11​h 45​min
Cartagena, Colombia
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
Panama City, Panama
— 2 nights
Fly:  16​h
Cozumel, Mexico
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h
San Juan, Puerto Rico
— 5 nights
Fly + Drive:  3​h
St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  4​h 30​min
Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
— 4 nights
+2
shuttle + Fly + Drive:  4​h 30​min
Palm - Eagle Beach, Aruba
— 6 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + bus:  2​h
Willemstad, Curacao
— 3 nights
Fly:  10​h 30​min
Kingston, Jamaica
— 4 nights
Fly:  9​h 45​min
La Fortuna de San Carlos, Costa Rica
— 5 nights
Fly:  9​h 30​min
End: Toluca, Mexico

3
days
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.
You've now added Fishing Charters & Tours to your itinerary. Discover out-of-the-way places like Iberostar Golf Club Playa Paraiso and Shark Diving.

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Toluca to Cancun is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. When traveling from Toluca in June, plan for a bit warmer days in Cancun, with highs around 36°C, while nights are much warmer with lows around 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to travel to Belize City.

Things to do in Cancun

#Outdoors, #Tours, #Golf

Side Trips

Shark Diving, Fishing Charters & Tours, Iberostar Golf Club Playa Paraiso
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Iberostar Golf Club Playa Paraiso ©
Iberostar Golf Club Playa Paraiso
Fishing Charters & Tours

3
days
Belize City, Belize

Belize City ©
Belize's biggest urban center, Belize City is a culturally diverse seaside destination.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at The Belize Zoo and then see the interesting displays at Museum of Belize.

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Getting from Cancun to Belize City by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. June in Belize City sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 30°C at night. You'll set off for Panama City on the 5th (Tue).

Things to do in Belize City

#Museums, #Outdoors, #Zoos & Aquariums

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The Belize Zoo
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Museum of Belize
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The Belize Zoo

5
days
Cartagena, Colombia

The site of the continent's first Spanish colony, Cartagena retains much of its colonial flavor thanks to a World Heritage-listed old town, encircled by old walls and protected by imposing fortresses.
Escape the urban bustle at Playa Blanca and Scuba & Snorkeling. Let the collections at Museo del Oro Zenu and Caribe Jewelry and Emerald Museum capture your imagination. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Plaza Santo Domingo, see the interesting displays at Museo Historico de Cartagena de Indias, pause for some serene contemplation at Sanctuary of Saint Peter Claver, and make a trip to La Popa Monastery.

To find ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Cartagena trip itinerary planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Belize City to Cartagena. The time zone difference when traveling from Belize City to Cartagena is 1 hour. In June, daily temperatures in Cartagena can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can travel to Panama City.

Things to do in Cartagena

#Outdoors, #Tours, #Museums

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Playa Blanca
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Playa Blanca
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Plaza Santo Domingo

1
day
Panama City, Panama

Panama City ©
Arguably the most modern of Central American cities, Panama City boasts a shimmering skyline of glass skyscrapers.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Wed): get engrossed in the history at Museo del Canal Interoceanico de Panama, then enjoy the sand and surf at Isla Santa Catalina, and then skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour.

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Traveling by flight from Cartagena to Panama City takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of ferry and taxi. In June, daily temperatures in Panama City can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Cozumel.

Things to do in Panama City

#Outdoors, #Beaches, #Parks

Side Trips

Playa Las Lajas, Isla Santa Catalina
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Playa Las Lajas
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Isla Santa Catalina ©
Isla Santa Catalina

2
days
Cozumel, Mexico

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.
On the 15th (Fri), discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. On the 16th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports and then stroll through Playa Palancar.

To see where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Cozumel tour planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Panama City to Cozumel. In June, daily temperatures in Cozumel can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can travel to San Juan.

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#Outdoors, #Adventure, #Tours
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Playa Palancar ©
Playa Palancar
Parasailing & Paragliding

4
days
San Juan, Puerto Rico

San Juan ©
Founded by the Spanish in 1521, San Juan is the oldest city under U.S.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to La Mina Falls and Stand-Up Paddleboarding. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Old San Juan and San Juan Cemetery. Explore San Juan's surroundings by going to Balneario Luquillo (in Luquillo) and El Yunque National Forest (Luquillo Beach & El Yunque Rain Forest). There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at San Juan National Historic Site and make a trip to Paseo de la Princesa.

To see photos, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our San Juan route planner .

You can fly from Cozumel to San Juan in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, ferry, bus, and flight. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Cozumel to San Juan due to the time zone difference. In June, daily temperatures in San Juan can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can travel to St. Croix.

Things to do in San Juan

#Parks, #Historic Sites, #Nature

Side Trips

El Yunque National Forest, Balneario Luquillo
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Luquillo Beach ©
Luquillo Beach
El Yunque Rain Forest ©
El Yunque Rain Forest
Old San Juan ©
Old San Juan

3
days
St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands

St. Croix ©
The largest of the U.S.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Rhythms at Rainbow Beach and Isaac Bay. Get in touch with nature at Buck Island Reef National Monument and Buck Island Cove. There's lots more to do: stroll through Shoy Beach, contemplate the long history of Fort Christiansvaern, and stop by ib designs.

To find maps, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the St. Croix online attractions planner .

You can do a combination of flight and car from San Juan to St. Croix in 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in June, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Punta Cana.

Things to do in St. Croix

#Parks, #Nature, #Beaches
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Buck Island Reef National Monument ©
Buck Island Reef National Monument
Buck Island Cove ©
Buck Island Cove
Fort Christiansvaern ©
Fort Christiansvaern

4
days
Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

Punta Cana ©
In an area boasting beaches that face both the Atlantic Ocean and the Caribbean Sea, vacations in Punta Cana have been popular with tourists since the early 1970s.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Bavaro Beach and Public beach of Dominicus at Bayahibe. Get a sense of the local culture at Basilica Catedral Nuestra Senora de la Altagracia and Parroquia de San Dionisio. Go for a jaunt from Punta Cana to Bayahibe to see Nature & Wildlife Tours about 1h 10 min away. There's lots more to do: stroll through Juanillo Beach, kick back and relax at Macao Beach, stop by Smile Dominicana, and look for all kinds of wild species at Indigenous Eyes Ecological Park & Reserve.

To see traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Punta Cana attractions planner .

Getting from St. Croix to Punta Cana by combination of car and flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car, flight, and shuttle. In June, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. On the 29th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Palm - Eagle Beach.

Things to do in Punta Cana

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Beaches

Side Trips

Higuey, Bayahibe
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Juanillo Beach ©
Juanillo Beach
Bavaro Beach ©
Bavaro Beach
Nature & Wildlife Tours

5
days
Palm - Eagle Beach, Aruba

Palm - Eagle Beach ©
A long stretch of powdery white sand and aquamarine waters, Palm - Eagle Beach remains one of Aruba's most visited vacation spots.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Etnia Nativa and Antilla Shipwreck. You'll get in some beach time at Eagle Beach and Mangel Halto Beach. There's much more to do: stroll through Palm Beach, kick back and relax at Boca Catalina, see the interesting displays at National Archaeological Museum Aruba, and look for all kinds of wild species at Donkey Sanctuary Aruba.

To find where to stay, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Palm - Eagle Beach journey builder .

You can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and car from Punta Cana to Palm - Eagle Beach in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. June in Palm - Eagle Beach sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 31°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to travel to Willemstad.

Things to do in Palm - Eagle Beach

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Beaches

Side Trips

Noord, National Archaeological Museum Aruba, Mangel Halto Beach, Donkey Sanctuary Aruba
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Eagle Beach ©
Eagle Beach
Palm Beach ©
Palm Beach
Malmok Beach ©
Malmok Beach

3
days
Willemstad, Curacao

Willemstad ©
Willemstad is the capital city of Curaçao, an island in the southern Caribbean Sea that forms a constituent country of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. Step off the beaten path and head to Playa Lagun and Scuba & Snorkeling. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Mambo Beach and Playa Kenepa Chiki. Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Jan Thiel Beach, explore the different monuments and memorials at Otrobanda, and take in the views from Queen Emma Pontoon Bridge.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, use the Willemstad tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of car, flight, and bus from Palm - Eagle Beach to Willemstad takes 2 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Willemstad can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Kingston.

Things to do in Willemstad

#Outdoors, #Beaches, #Parks

Side Trips

Curacao, Scuba & Snorkeling
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Mambo Beach ©
Mambo Beach
Playa Lagun ©
Playa Lagun
Jan Thiel Beach ©
Jan Thiel Beach

3
days
Kingston, Jamaica

Kingston ©
The country's capital, Kingston offers all the excitement of a lively and storied city, while also housing the services and facilities travelers need to get around and see the rest of the island.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Bob Marley Museum and Hellshire Beach. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Bob Marley's Mausoleum and National Gallery. Venture out of the city with trips to Ocho Rios (Dunn's River Falls and Park & Little Dunn's River Falls). There's lots more to do: pause for some photo ops at Devon House, examine the collection at Trench Town Culture Yard, and stop by Reve Jewellery & Accessories.

Before you visit Kingston, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Willemstad to Kingston. Traveling from Willemstad to Kingston, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In July in Kingston, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 30°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to travel to La Fortuna de San Carlos.

Things to do in Kingston

#Parks, #Nature, #Museums

Side Trips

Ocho Rios, Hellshire Beach, Bob Marley's Mausoleum
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Hellshire Beach ©
Hellshire Beach
Dunn's River Falls and Park ©
Dunn's River Falls and Park
Bob Marley's Mausoleum ©
Bob Marley's Mausoleum

5
days
La Fortuna de San Carlos, Costa Rica

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Monteverde Chorotega Arts & Crafts and Galeria Estudio. Escape the urban bustle at River Rafting & Tubing and Venado Caves. You'll find plenty of places to visit near La Fortuna de San Carlos: Ecological Sanctuary (in Santa Elena) and Butterfly Conservatory (in El Castillo). And it doesn't end there: soothe aching muscles at Tabacon Hot Springs, take in nature's colorful creations at Arenal Natura Ecological Park, view the masterpieces at Wood & Art Gallery, and take in the natural beauty of Paradise Hot Springs.

To find ratings, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our La Fortuna de San Carlos attractions planning site .

Explore your travel options from Kingston to La Fortuna de San Carlos with the Route module. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Kingston to La Fortuna de San Carlos due to the time zone difference. You'll have a few hours on the 17th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in La Fortuna de San Carlos

#Parks, #Nature, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Monteverde Chorotega Arts & Crafts, Venado Caves, Ecological Sanctuary, Butterfly Conservatory
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River Rafting & Tubing
Tabacon Hot Springs ©
Tabacon Hot Springs
Butterfly Conservatory ©
Butterfly Conservatory

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