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

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

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Playa del Carmen, Mexico
— 6 nights
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Antigua, Guatemala
— 5 nights
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Utila, Honduras
— 1 night
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Roatan, Honduras
— 7 nights
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San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua
— 4 nights
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Shuttle to Pulmitan de Liberia, Bus to San Jose, Foot to Tica Bus Office, Bus to San Jose, Fly to Bocas Town
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Bocas Town, Panama
— 2 nights
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Panama City, Panama
— 5 nights
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Montego Bay, Jamaica
— 5 nights
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Ocho Rios, Jamaica
— 5 nights
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Port-au-Prince, Haiti
— 2 nights
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Basseterre, St. Kitts and Nevis
— 5 nights
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Soufriere, St. Lucia
— 6 nights
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Georgetown, Guyana
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Playa del Carmen, Mexico — 6 nights

The tourist hub of the popular Mayan Riviera, upscale Playa del Carmen remains the jewel of Mexico's Caribbean coastline.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Scuba & Snorkeling and Climbing Tours. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Playa del Carmen: Playa Delfines (in Cancun), Aktun Chen (in Akumal) and Tulum (Mystika Immersive, Tulum Archaeological Site, &more). There's still lots to do: find something for the whole family at Xcaret, see Off-Road Tours, and push the limits with an extreme tour.

To find maps, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Playa del Carmen journey builder site.

Belfast, UK to Playa del Carmen is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. Traveling from Belfast to Playa del Carmen, you'll gain 5 hours due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Belfast, expect much hotter days and somewhat warmer nights in Playa del Carmen, ranging from highs of 35°C to lows of 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) to allow time to fly to Antigua.
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Antigua, Guatemala — 5 nights

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at ChocoMuseo and The Plaza Central Park. Venture out of the city with trips to Guatemala City (Museo Popol Vuh, Museo Ixchel del Traje Indigena, &more). There's much more to do: explore the ancient world of Arco de Santa Catalina, make a trip to Cerro de la Cruz, pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia de La Merced, and look for gifts at Nim Po't Centro de Textiles Tradicionales.

To see where to stay, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read Antigua tour builder tool.

Getting from Playa del Carmen to Antigua by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Playa del Carmen to Antigua. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Playa del Carmen in August: high temperatures in Antigua hover around 30°C and lows are around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) to allow time to travel to Utila.
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Utila, Honduras — 1 night

The island of Utila has become known as a good place to learn how to dive in Latin America.
On the 2nd (Fri), experience rural life at Utila Chocolate Co., see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

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Traveling by combination of flight and ferry from Antigua to Utila takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Antigua in September; daily highs in Utila reach 37°C and lows reach 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) early enough to catch the ferry to Roatan.
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Roatan, Honduras — 7 nights

The largest of the Bay Islands, Roatan is the most developed and the most popular among its neighbors.
Explore hidden gems such as West Bay Beach and Zipline. There's lots more to do: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, indulge in some personalized pampering at Cristina Physiotherapy & Massage Roatan, kick back and relax at Grand Roatan Beach Club, and take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read Roatan day trip site.

Traveling by ferry from Utila to Roatan takes 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in September, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can catch the flight to San Juan del Sur.
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San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua — 4 nights

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Dolphin & Whale Watching and Costa Dulce Beach. Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at La Flor Beach Natural Reserve, get outside with Da' Flying Frog Extreme Adventure, soothe aching muscles at Pranamaya Yoga & Thai Massage Studio Playa Maderas, and don't miss a visit to Mirador del Cristo de la Misericordia.

To see maps, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, refer to the San Juan del Sur trip maker website.

Traveling by flight from Roatan to San Juan del Sur takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in September, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to travel to Bocas Town.
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Bocas Town, Panama — 2 nights

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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Wed): make a trip to Random Art and then stroll through Boca del Drago. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Thu): admire the natural beauty at Finca Los Monos Botanical Garden and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For where to stay, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Bocas Town attractions planning website.

You can do a combination of shuttle, bus, and flight from San Juan del Sur to Bocas Town in 14.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car, bus, and ferry; or do a combination of bus, car, and ferry. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from San Juan del Sur in September, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 34°C in Bocas Town. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Panama City.
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Panama City, Panama — 5 nights

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 Gatun Lake and Biomuseo. There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Panama Canal, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Metropolitan National Park, take an in-depth tour of Museo del Canal Interoceanico de Panama, and delve into the distant past at Panama La Vieja.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Panama City trip itinerary website.

You can fly from Bocas Town to Panama City in 2.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of ferry and bus. Traveling from Bocas Town in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Panama City, with lows of 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Montego Bay.
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Montego Bay, Jamaica — 5 nights

The second largest city in Jamaica, Montego Bay boasts an international airport and a major cruise-line terminal, so it regularly receives a big influx of visitors to the island.
Step off the beaten path and head to Nature & Wildlife Tours and Original Mayfield Falls Jamaica. Change things up with these side-trips from Montego Bay: Tryall Golf Course (in Sandy Bay), Seven Mile Beach (in Negril) and YS Falls (in Saint Elizabeth Parish). There's much more to do: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, stroll through Doctor's Cave Beach, contemplate the long history of Rose Hall Great House, and get engrossed in the history at Greenwood Great House.

For where to stay, maps, reviews, and tourist information, use the Montego Bay road trip planning tool.

Getting from Panama City to Montego Bay by flight takes about 5.5 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Ocho Rios.
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Ocho Rios, Jamaica — 5 nights

A trip to Ocho Rios, the tourist hub of Saint Ann Parish, offers travelers a staggering amount of activities and cultural attractions.
Explore hidden gems such as Blue Hole and Horseback Riding Tours. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Ocho Rios: St. Ann's Bay (Stush in the Bush & Bob Marley Museum) and Green Grotto Caves (in Runaway Bay). Pack the 28th (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Rainforest Adventures. And it doesn't end there: admire the sheer force of Dunn's River Falls and Park, hike along Fern Gully, stroll around Konoko Falls, and whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

To see maps, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Ocho Rios trip itinerary maker website.

You can drive from Montego Bay to Ocho Rios in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in September, and nighttime lows around 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Port-au-Prince.
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Port-au-Prince, Haiti — 2 nights

Port-au-Prince, the capital of Haiti, gives most visitors their first taste of the country, along with all of its rugged and lively charm.
On the 1st (Sat), take an unorthodox tour of Atis rezistans, then examine the collection at Musee du Pantheon National Haitien, and then hunt for treasures at Marche de Fer.

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Traveling by flight from Ocho Rios to Port-au-Prince takes 8.5 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Basseterre.
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Basseterre, St. Kitts and Nevis — 5 nights

You'll discover tucked-away gems like Cockleshell Beach and Romney Manor. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Basseterre: Oualie Beach (in Nevis) and Pinney's Beach (in Charlestown).

For reviews, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read our Basseterre day trip planning website.

Fly from Port-au-Prince to Basseterre in 11 hours. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Atlantic Standard Time is 1 hour. In October, daytime highs in Basseterre are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Soufriere.
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Soufriere, St. Lucia — 6 nights

Home to some of Saint Lucia's landmark buildings and natural features, Soufriere provides travelers with an engaging and direct route into the center of island life.
Explore hidden gems such as Dolphin & Whale Watching and Tet Paul Nature Trail. Change things up with these side-trips from Soufriere: Balenbouche Estate Heritage Site (in Sapphire), Rodney Bay (in Castries) and Gros Islet (Yoga on the Bay & Fort Rodney). There's still lots to do: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pigeon Island National Park, take in the awesome beauty at Mount Gimie, take in nature's colorful creations at Diamond Falls Botanical Gardens, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Reduit Beach.

To find reviews, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Soufriere trip itinerary planning app.

Fly from Basseterre to Soufriere in 7.5 hours. In October in Soufriere, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 30°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Georgetown.
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Georgetown, Guyana — 5 nights

Garden City of the Caribbean

Guyana's capital and main urban area, Georgetown represents the starting point for many visits to the country.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Guyana Heritage Museum Demerara and Umana Yana. Next up on the itinerary: explore the galleries of Walter Roth Museum of Anthropology, learn about winemaking at Pandama Retreat & Winery, appreciate the history behind 1763 Monument, and stop by Perfumes Guyana.

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Explore your travel options from Soufriere to Georgetown with the Route module. In October in Georgetown, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 31°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.
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Mexico travel guide

4.5
Tailor-made for anyone seeking that traditional sun-and-sand experience, Mexico vacations allow visitors to explore nearly 10,000 km (6,200 mi) of picturesque coastlines. Idyllic beaches and favorable year-round weather aside, this diverse country with a rich pre-Colombian history allows tourists a chance to discover a fascinating cuisine, numerous archaeological sites, state-of-the-art museums, colonial-era haciendas, and outstanding examples of 21st-century architecture. Most visitors get to know the country by its cities, but if you want a well-rounded Mexico tour, spend some time exploring its jungles, cloud forests, Caribbean reefs, snowcapped volcanoes, vast deserts, and tranquil lagoons. Life is lived outdoors in Mexico, so wherever you go, don't forget to dine alfresco and stroll the country's colonial streets.
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Guatemala travel guide

4.5
Landmarks · Volcanos · Ruins
Land of Eternal Spring
Offering a chance to discover a rich history, remarkable landscapes, and a vibrant culture, a holiday in Guatemala remains a great choice for a wide range of travelers. The heart of the Maya civilization, Guatemala boasts stunning ancient ruins and traditional villages that blend with the Spanish heritage of the colonial-era and its stately cathedrals and town halls. While the cities boast splendid architecture and cultural heritage, they make up a small percentage of the mountainous Guatemalan landscape. Adventurous travelers and nature lovers will have plenty of things to do in Guatemala, from boating on the rushing rivers and scenic lakes, to exploring caves, picturesque beaches, and lush national parks.
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Honduras travel guide

4.6
A vacation in Honduras can be an affordable and exciting addition to your Central American itinerary. Often undeservedly overlooked because of the high crime rate in a few of its cities, the country boasts pristine natural wonders, a rich history, and a vibrant atmosphere. From the vivacious Afro-Caribbean culture of the north shore, to the vast mountains and cloud forests of its national parks, Honduras has a lot to offer to the adventurous tourist. Visiting the ancient Mayan ruins of Copan, diving on Bay Islands, and admiring the colonial architecture in the capital remain just some of the things to do in Honduras.
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Nicaragua travel guide

4.3
Churches · Volcanos · Specialty Museums
Still emerging as a major tourist destination, Nicaragua, the largest country in Central America, entices travelers with its rich history and remarkable natural beauty just waiting to be discovered. A holiday in Nicaragua allows you to explore a vibrant culture, scenic beaches, and plenty of spots off the beaten path. Majestic volcanoes, lakes, and forests offer numerous chances for exploration and exciting adventures, while major cities boast splendid colonial architecture. With access to coastlines on both the Pacific and the Caribbean, a vacation in Nicaragua appeals to those looking for thrilling surfing experiences, dramatic views, or a chance to spread out on a deserted tropical beach.
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Panama travel guide

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Landmarks · Historic Walking Areas · Shopping Malls
With a lively banking sector and a booming tourism industry, Panama remains one of the most powerful nations in the Americas, though it's also one of the smallest by land area. The country boasts coastlines on both the Pacific Ocean and the Caribbean Sea, so it's not surprising most Panama holidays include some form of seaside entertainment. With outstanding beaches all over the country, it's easy to find an ideal spot to swim, snorkel, dive, fish, sail, or simply kick back on the sand with a few cold drinks. The country's best-known landmark and one of the world's most significant shipping routes, Panama Canal tops most tourist itineraries--many choose to see this engineering wonder by traveling the length of it by train.
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Jamaica travel guide

4.1
The third most populous English-speaking country in the Americas, Jamaica remains a member of the Commonwealth of Nations, with the British monarch its official head of state. Jamaica tourism thrives thanks to the island nation's reputation for natural beauty, outstanding cuisine, and lively music scene. The country's landscape is as diverse as its population, its tropical climate supporting varied ecosystems that include everything from savannahs to rugged mountain slopes. For most visitors, a holiday in Jamaica is a largely outdoor affair, with hiking, fishing, golfing, camping, snorkeling, horseback riding, and kite surfing among the most popular things to do.
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Haiti travel guide

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Historic Walking Areas · Historic Sites · Zipline
The culture of Haiti has always been the reason for people to visit, and it will be the reason people visit in larger and larger numbers as the nation heals from the devastating effects of the 2010 earthquake. The interesting tale of colonialism, revolution, and political struggle has left Haiti with a wealth of historical sites and cultural influences. Sightseeing in Haiti offers perspectives on the many stages in the country's history, with colonial forts standing in ruins and monuments memorializing the revolution. The music, the art, the folklore, and the cuisine of Haiti all deserve to be explored in person.
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St. Kitts and Nevis travel guide

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Beaches · Shopping · Scuba & Snorkeling
A trip to St. Kitts and Nevis takes you to the smallest country in the Americas. Although diminutive in size, the two Caribbean islands offer a distinct tropical experience to visitors. Rich in history, the islands feature forested hills, tranquil beaches, charming villages, and restored sugar plantations. On a tour of St. Kitts and Nevis you can visit historic forts and quaint colonial towns, lounge on picturesque stretches of sand, or enjoy hiking the dormant Mount Liamuiga, the islands' highest peak.
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St. Lucia travel guide

4.1
Hot Springs · Bodies of Water · Landmarks
The island of St. Lucia is hailed for its scenic landscape of tall mountains, forested hills, and fertile valleys sprinkled with banana plantations. The island's dramatic scenery is most renowned for the Pitons, two volcanic spires that rise from the ocean floor. Whether you're visiting the island as part of a cruise, a romantic honeymoon, or looking for adventure, a St. Lucia vacation offers something for everyone. Discover the island's hidden beaches and coves, go climbing or hiking, and enjoy the picturesque views and tropical weather.
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Guyana travel guide

3.5
Architectural Buildings · Gardens · Waterfalls
Land of Many Waters
A land of thick rainforest, expansive savannas, and lively Caribbean culture, Guyana is becoming more and more notable for its adventure and eco-tourism opportunities. Sightseeing in Guyana ranges from touring the colonial-era architectural gems of the historic capital, to hiking the verdant forest trails. Scenic waterfalls and mountaintops, laidback ranches, an array of tropical wildlife, and delicious Creole fusion cuisine await you on your Guyana holiday.
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