9 days in Central America, Mexico & United States Itinerary

9 days in Central America, Mexico & United States Itinerary

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9 days in Central America, Mexico & United States Itinerary

Start: New York City, United States
Fly:  7​h 45​min
1
Roatan, Honduras
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h
2
Belize City, Belize
— 1 night
+2
ferry + taxi + Fly:  8​h 45​min
3
Cozumel, Mexico
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + taxi + bus:  5​h 45​min
4
Mahahual, Mexico
— 1 night
Fly:  14​h 30​min
5
New Orleans, United States
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  6​h
End: New York City, United States

1
night
Roatan, Honduras

The largest of the Bay Islands, Roatan is the most developed and the most popular among its neighbors.
For more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Roatan road trip website .

New York City, USA to Roatan is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. When traveling from New York City in May, plan for somewhat warmer days in Roatan, with highs around 88°F, while nights are much warmer with lows around 77°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Belize City.

Things to do in Roatan

Outdoors Wildlife Adventure
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Scuba & Snorkeling

1
night
Belize City, Belize

Belize's biggest urban center, Belize City is a culturally diverse seaside destination.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Sun): take a memorable tour with Tours.

For where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read our Belize City trip tool .

You can fly from Roatan to Belize City in 3 hours. Another option is to do a combination of ferry and bus. May in Belize City sees daily highs of 88°F and lows of 77°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can travel to Cozumel.

Things to do in Belize City

Outdoors Adventure Tours
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River Rafting & Tubing

2
nights
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 8th (Tue), see the vivid underwater world at Columbia Reef and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Cozumel trip maker site .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Belize City to Cozumel. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is 1 hour. Traveling from Belize City in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Cozumel, with lows of 69°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can travel to Mahahual.

Things to do in Cozumel

Wildlife Outdoors Adventure
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Columbia Reef ©
Columbia Reef

1
night
Mahahual, Mexico

Mahahual ©
A growingly popular destination on Mexico's Caribbean coast, for most of its history Mahahual remained a tiny fishing village well off the beaten path.
To find more things to do, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read our Mahahual sightseeing planning app .

You can do a combination of flight, taxi, and bus from Cozumel to Mahahual in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, ferry, and bus. Traveling from Cozumel in May, expect Mahahual to be a bit warmer, temps between 92°F and 77°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) to allow time to travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Mahahual

Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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Dolphin Discovery Costa Maya ©
Dolphin Discovery Costa Maya

3
nights
New Orleans, United States

New Orleans ©
Known for its Creole cuisine, rich musical tradition, and nearby swamps and plantations, New Orleans is one of the nation's oldest cities.
Bring the kids along to Jackson Square and Audubon Zoo. And it doesn't end there: learn about all things military at The National WWII Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Louis Cathedral, tour the pleasant surroundings at New Orleans City Park, and wander the streets of Royal Street.

To find where to stay, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, use the New Orleans online trip builder .

Explore your travel options from Mahahual to New Orleans with the Route module. Traveling from Mahahual to New Orleans, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Mahahual in May, plan for colder days and a bit cooler nights in New Orleans: temperatures range from 72°F by day to 72°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in New Orleans

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The National WWII Museum ©
The National WWII Museum
Audubon Zoo ©
Audubon Zoo
Jackson Square ©
Jackson Square

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