59 days in Mexico, San Salvador & Guatemala City Itinerary

59 days in Mexico, San Salvador & Guatemala City Itinerary

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59 days in Mexico, San Salvador & Guatemala City Itinerary

Start: Monterrey, Mexico
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Monterrey, Mexico
— Few hours
Drive:  8​h 45​min
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Guanajuato, Mexico
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
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San Juan del Rio, Mexico
— 6 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
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Ciudad Satelite, Mexico
— Few hours
car:  7​h 30​min
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San Salvador, El Salvador
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
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Guatemala City, Guatemala
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h
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Tapachula, Mexico
— 5 nights
Drive:  9​h 30​min
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Puerto Escondido, Mexico
— 13 nights
Fly + bus:  4​h 15​min
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Puebla, Mexico
— 11 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
10
Ciudad Nezahualcoyotl, Mexico
— 9 nights
Drive + Fly:  4​h 15​min
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Monterrey, Mexico
— 1 night
End: Monterrey, Mexico

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Monterrey, Mexico

Monterrey
An industrial powerhouse and a major transportation hub close to the Texas border, Monterrey offers visitors a blend of culture, art, and history.
For maps, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Monterrey trip planning website .

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Monterrey. You will leave for Guanajuato on the 13th (Thu).

Things to do in Monterrey

Parks Museums Shopping
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Guanajuato, Mexico

Guanajuato ©
Recognized as a World Heritage Site, Guanajuato spills over hilly terrain in central Mexico, luring visitors with its pleasant tree-shaded plazas and friendly sidewalk cafes.
Explore hidden gems such as Chapel of Jimmy Ray Gallery and Arco Triunfal de la Calzada de los Heroes. Venture out of the city with trips to San Miguel de Allende (Tequila Casa Cofradia, Factorystore., Sazon, & more), Church of the Grito (in Dolores Hidalgo) and Leon (Catedral Basilica De Nuestra Madre Santisima De La Luz & Museo de Arte E Historia de Guanajuato). There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple of the Jesuit Order (Templo de la Compania de Jesus), examine the collection at Museo de las Momias de Guanajuato, and pause for some photo ops at Monumento al Pipila.

To find maps, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read our Guanajuato trip itinerary maker website .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Monterrey to Guanajuato in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, and taxi; or drive. June in Guanajuato sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to San Juan del Rio.

Things to do in Guanajuato

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

San Miguel de Allende, Leon, Church of the Grito
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Chapel of Jimmy Ray Gallery ©
Chapel of Jimmy Ray Gallery
Parroquia de San Miguel Arcangel ©
Parroquia de San Miguel Arcangel

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San Juan del Rio, Mexico

San Juan del Rio ©
San Juan del Río is a city and administrative seat of the surrounding San Juan del Río Municipality in the central Mexican state of Querétaro. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Plaza Miguel Hidalgo and Pena de Bernal. You'll find plenty of places to visit near San Juan del Rio: Mirador Cuatro Palos (in Pinal de Amoles), Santuario del Carmen (in Tlalpujahua) and Ezequiel Montes (Viñedos La Redonda, Finca Sala Vive by Freixenet Mexico, & more). There's still lots to do: Head underground at Grutas Tolantongo, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica de la Virgen de los Dolores de Soriano, explore and take pictures at RANCHO LA HONDONADA|, and stop by Galerias San Juan Del Rio.

Make your San Juan del Rio itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Traveling by car from Guanajuato to San Juan del Rio takes 2.5 hours. In June, daily temperatures in San Juan del Rio can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can travel to Ciudad Satelite.

Things to do in San Juan del Rio

Parks Wineries Nature

Side Trips

Ezequiel Montes, Tequisquiapan, Colon, Zona Arqueologica de Pahnu, Mirador Cuatro Palos
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Mirador Cuatro Palos ©
Mirador Cuatro Palos
Pena de Bernal ©
Pena de Bernal
Plaza Miguel Hidalgo ©
Plaza Miguel Hidalgo

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Ciudad Satelite, Mexico

Ciudad Satelite
To see traveler tips, reviews, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Ciudad Satelite itinerary planning website .

Drive from San Juan del Rio to Ciudad Satelite in 2 hours. You will leave for San Salvador on the 23rd (Sun).
Find places to stay Jun 23 — 24:

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San Salvador, El Salvador

San Salvador ©
The country's capital, San Salvador sits in a scenic position surrounded by impressive volcanoes.
Explore hidden gems such as Hospital Divina Providencia Chapel and Furesa Fundacion Refugio Salvaje. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around San Salvador: Santa Ana Cathedral (in Santa Ana) and Iglesia Inmaculada Concepcion de Maria (in Concepcion de Ataco). Spend the 27th (Thu) exploring nature at Parque Nacional El Boqueron. Next up on the itinerary: get impressive views of Volcan San Salvador, look for gifts at Multiplaza, don't miss a visit to Basilica Sagrado Corazon de Jesus, and take some stellar pictures from Mirador Municipal Jose Antonio Rodriguez Porth.

For maps, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the San Salvador itinerary builder .

Explore your travel options from Ciudad Satelite to San Salvador with the Route module. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in June, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can drive to Guatemala City.

Things to do in San Salvador

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Iglesia Inmaculada Concepcion de Maria, Furesa Fundacion Refugio Salvaje, Santa Ana Cathedral, Multiplaza
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Volcan San Salvador ©
Volcan San Salvador
Hospital Divina Providencia Chapel ©
Hospital Divina Providencia Chapel
Furesa Fundacion Refugio Salvaje ©
Furesa Fundacion Refugio Salvaje

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Guatemala City, Guatemala

Guatemala City ©
The largest city in Central America and the country's capital, Guatemala City contains historic sights and modern businesses.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Convento Santa Clara and La Azotea. Explore Guatemala City's surroundings by going to Valhalla Experimental Station (in San Miguel Duenas) and Antigua (Volcán Pacaya, Caoba Farms, & more). And it doesn't end there: buy something for everyone on your list at Oakland Mall, see the interesting displays at Museo Ixchel del Traje Indigena, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at La Merced.

To find traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Guatemala City tour planner .

Traveling by car from San Salvador to Guatemala City takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Traveling from San Salvador in June, things will get little chillier in Guatemala City: highs are around 29°C and lows about 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) to allow time to travel to Tapachula.

Things to do in Guatemala City

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Antigua, La Azotea, Valhalla Experimental Station
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Volcán Pacaya ©
Volcán Pacaya
Convento Santa Clara ©
Convento Santa Clara
Caoba Farms ©
Caoba Farms

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Tapachula, Mexico

Tapachula ©
Tapachula de Córdova y Ordóñez, simply known as Tapachula, is a city and municipality located in the far southwest of the state of Chiapas in Mexico, near the Guatemalan border and the Pacific Ocean. Explore hidden gems such as Izapa Ruins and Iglesia la Luz del Mundo. Go for a jaunt from Tapachula to Union Juarez to see Volcan Tacana about 1 hour away. There's still lots to do: take a leisurely stroll along Puerto Madero, examine the collection at Planetary Cobach, and walk around Miguel Hidalgo Central Park.

To see maps, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Tapachula online road trip planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Guatemala City to Tapachula. Traveling from Guatemala City in July, things will get somewhat warmer in Tapachula: highs are around 37°C and lows about 28°C. You will leave for Puerto Escondido on the 6th (Sat).

Things to do in Tapachula

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Volcan Tacana
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Volcan Tacana ©
Volcan Tacana
Izapa Ruins ©
Izapa Ruins
Puerto Madero ©
Puerto Madero

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Puerto Escondido, Mexico

Puerto Escondido ©
Puerto Escondido is a small port and tourist center in the municipality of San Pedro Mixtepec Distrito 22 in the Mexican state of Oaxaca. Discover out-of-the-way places like Laguna Ventanilla and Playa Mazunte. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Puerto Escondido: Mazunte (Punta Cometa, Santuario La Escobilla, & more). Spend the 12th (Fri) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Coral, admire the natural beauty at Jardin Botanico Universidad del Mar campus, stroll through Playa Principal, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

For photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Puerto Escondido travel route planning app .

You can drive from Tapachula to Puerto Escondido in 10 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In July in Puerto Escondido, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. On the 20th (Sat), you're off toPuebla.

Things to do in Puerto Escondido

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Mazunte
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Punta Cometa ©
Punta Cometa
Laguna Ventanilla ©
Laguna Ventanilla
Playa Mazunte ©
Playa Mazunte

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Puebla, Mexico

Puebla ©
Recognized as a World Heritage Site thanks to its photogenic colonial buildings, Puebla remains one of Mexico's top destinations for architecture enthusiasts.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Cantona Archaeological Ruins and Complejo Cultural Universitario de la BUAP. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Puebla: Ex-Hacienda de Chautla (in San Martin Texmelucan de Labastida), Tlaxcala (Basilica de Nuestra Senora de Ocotlan, Murals of the Government Palace, & more) and Huamantla (Volcan La Malinche & Museo Nacional del Titere). There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Rosary Chapel (Capilla del Rosario), contemplate the long history of Barrio del Artista, wander the streets of Zocalo, and indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Puebla trip builder tool .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Puerto Escondido to Puebla in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Puerto Escondido in July, plan for a bit cooler days and colder nights in Puebla: temperatures range from 28°C by day to 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) early enough to travel to Ciudad Nezahualcoyotl.

Things to do in Puebla

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

San Pedro Cholula, Tlaxcala, Huamantla, Atlixco, Zona Arqueologica De Yohualichan
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Rosary Chapel (Capilla del Rosario) ©
Cantona Archaeological Ruins ©
Cantona Archaeological Ruins
Barrio del Artista ©
Barrio del Artista

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Ciudad Nezahualcoyotl, Mexico

Ciudad Nezahualcoyotl ©
Step off the beaten path and head to Piramide de la Serpiente Emplumada and Parque David Ben Gurion. Get out of town with these interesting Ciudad Nezahualcoyotl side-trips: Santuario de las Luciernagas (in Tlaxcala), San Juan Teotihuacan (Museo Manuel Gamio Centro de Estudios Teotihuacanos & Teotihuacan Pyramids) and Amecameca (Museo de Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz & Templo de la Virgen de La Asuncion). Spend the 7th (Wed) exploring nature at Iztaccihuatl and Popocatepetl National Park.

For traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Ciudad Nezahualcoyotl trip builder website .

Traveling by car from Puebla to Ciudad Nezahualcoyotl takes 2 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Ciudad Nezahualcoyotl

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Pachuca, San Juan Teotihuacan, Amecameca, Pluma Hidalgo, Mineral del Monte
Find places to stay Jul 31 — Aug 9:
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Presa El Cedral ©
Presa El Cedral
Santuario de las Luciernagas ©
Santuario de las Luciernagas
Reloj Monumental ©
Reloj Monumental

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Monterrey, Mexico

Monterrey ©
On the 10th (Sat), walk around Parque Fundidora, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Paseo de Santa Lucia, and then see the interesting displays at Museo del Palacio.

Discover how to plan a Monterrey trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Ciudad Nezahualcoyotl to Monterrey. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Monterrey

Parks Historic Sites Museums
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Parque Fundidora ©
Parque Fundidora
Paseo de Santa Lucia ©
Paseo de Santa Lucia
Museo del Palacio ©
Museo del Palacio

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