51 days in Cancun & San Jose Itinerary

51 days in Cancun & San Jose Itinerary

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51 days in Cancun & San Jose Itinerary

Barcelona, Spain
Fly:  18​h 15​min
Cancun, Mexico
— 28 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
San Jose, Costa Rica
— 21 nights
Fly:  16​h
Barcelona, Spain

27
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'll find plenty of places to visit near Cancun: Akumal (Akumal Beach, Aktun Chen, & more), Isla Mujeres (Tortugranja (Turtle Farm), Punta Sur, & more) and Playa del Carmen (Scuba & Snorkeling, Xplor Park, & more). Spend the 14th (Wed) in unforgettable company with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience. Pamper yourself for a day on the 23rd (Fri) at some of the top local wellness centers. And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Delfines, hunt for treasures at Mercado 28, stop by Plaza Las Americas, and don't miss a visit to Avenida Kukulkan.

To see photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Cancun day trip planner.

Bologna, Italy to Cancun is an approximately 17-hour flight. You'll gain 6 hours traveling from Bologna to Cancun due to the time zone difference. Expect warmer temperatures when traveling from Bologna in February; daily highs in Cancun reach 32°C and lows reach 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to travel to San Jose.

Things to do in Cancun

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Beaches

Side Trips

Playa del Carmen, Akumal, Isla Mujeres, Puerto Morelos, Xpu-ha Beach
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Swim with Dolphins
Xplor Park ©
Xplor Park

21
days
San Jose, Costa Rica

San Jose ©
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 La Paz Waterfall Gardens (in Vara Blanca), Poas Volcano (in Poas Volcano National Park) and Toucan Rescue Ranch (in San Isidro). Pamper yourself for a day on the 1st (Sun) at some of the top local wellness centers. There's still lots to do: view the masterpieces at Galeria Namu, take an in-depth tour of National Museum (Museo Nacional), explore the world behind art at Precolumbian Gold Museum, and experience rural life at El Toledo Coffee Tour.

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You can fly from Cancun to San Jose in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time is minus 1 hour. In March, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 22°C. You will have some time to spend on the 2nd (Mon) before leaving for home.

Things to do in San Jose

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Nature

Side Trips

Alajuela, Cartago, Escazu, Sarchi, Province of Cartago
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El Toledo Coffee Tour ©
El Toledo Coffee Tour
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La Paz Waterfall Gardens
Poas Volcano
Poas Volcano

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