60 days in Mexico, Central America & South America Itinerary

60 days in Mexico, Central America & South America Itinerary

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Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
— 5 nights
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Tulum, Mexico
— 5 nights
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San Pedro, Belize
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Roatan, Honduras
— 5 nights
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San Salvador, El Salvador
— 3 nights
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Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica
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La Fortuna de San Carlos, Costa Rica
— 6 nights
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San Andres Island, Colombia
— 6 nights
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Panama City, Panama
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Fly to Baltra Island, Fly to San Cristobal, Ferry to Puerto Ayora
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Puerto Ayora, Ecuador
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Puerto Villamil, Ecuador
— 5 nights
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Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, Ecuador
— 6 nights
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Mexico City, Mexico
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Puerto Vallarta, Mexico — 5 nights

Boasting a coastline made for perfectly framed photographs of romantic sunsets, Puerto Vallarta continuously ranks among the world's top tourist resorts.
Change things up with a short trip to Vallarta Botanical Gardens in Cabo Corrientes (about 58 minutes away). There's lots more to do: take a leisurely stroll along Malecon Boardwalk, stop by Cassandra Shaw Jewelry, get to know the fascinating history of Zona Romantica, and sample some tasty brews at a beer tour and tasting.

For where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Puerto Vallarta journey planner.

Moline, USA to Puerto Vallarta is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. Traveling from Moline in January, things will get much warmer in Puerto Vallarta: highs are around 80°F and lows about 62°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Tulum.
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Find places to stay Jan 29 — Feb 3:

Tulum, Mexico — 5 nights

The only Mayan site built to overlook the ocean, Tulum remains a coastal paradise preserving the last vestiges of a pre-Hispanic civilization.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Tulum: Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá (in Coba), Playa del Carmen (Quinta Avenida & Xcaret) and Cozumel (Museo de la Isla de Cozumel & Scuba & Snorkeling). And it doesn't end there: explore the ancient world of Tulum Archaeological Site, contemplate the waterfront views at Gran Cenote, kick back and relax at Akumal Beach, and stroll through Punta Laguna Nature Reserve.

To find photos, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read our Tulum online attractions planner.

You can fly from Puerto Vallarta to Tulum in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. February in Tulum sees daily highs of 80°F and lows of 65°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can catch the flight to San Pedro.
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Find places to stay Feb 3 — 8:

San Pedro, Belize — 3 nights

San Pedro evolved from small fishing village and now represents one of the most visited locations in Belize.
Spend the 10th (Thu) exploring nature at Bacalar Chico National Park and Marine Reserve. There's much more to do: see the vivid underwater world at Hol Chan Marine Reserve, cross one thing off your bucket list with a skydiving experience, shop like a local with 12 Belize, and identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

For traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our San Pedro online road trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Tulum to San Pedro takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Tulum to San Pedro. Traveling from Tulum in February, expect a bit warmer with lows of 71°F in San Pedro. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to fly to Roatan.
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Roatan, Honduras — 5 nights

The largest of the Bay Islands, Roatan is the most developed and the most popular among its neighbors.
Roatan is known for wildlife, beaches, and adventure. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: discover the deep blue sea with Bananarama Dive Center, look for gifts at Rusty Fish, soothe aching muscles at Cristina Physiotherapy & Massage Roatan, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Manawakie Park.

To find photos, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Roatan day trip website.

Fly from San Pedro to Roatan in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, car, and bus; or do a combination of ferry and bus. February in Roatan sees daily highs of 84°F and lows of 71°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can fly to San Salvador.
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San Salvador, El Salvador — 3 nights

The country's capital, San Salvador sits in a scenic position surrounded by impressive volcanoes.
San Salvador is known for historic sites, nature, and sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: stroll through Cinquera Rain Forest Park, delve into the distant past at Joya de Ceren Archaeological Park, examine the collection at Monseñor Romero Center, and admire the masterpieces at Art Museum of El Salvador.

To find reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the San Salvador road trip planning site.

Traveling by flight from Roatan to San Salvador takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, bus, and taxi; or do a combination of ferry and bus. When traveling from Roatan in February, plan for somewhat warmer days and little chillier nights in San Salvador: temperatures range from 90°F by day to 66°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) to allow time to fly to Manuel Antonio.
Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Wildlife
Find places to stay Feb 16 — 19:

Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica — 1 night

The rainforest meets the sea at Manuel Antonio National Park, a small but scenic natural preserve on the west coast of Costa Rica.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Sun): kick back and relax at Playa Manuel Antonio and then tour the water at your own pace with JP Sport Fishing Tours.

To see photos, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Manuel Antonio travel tool.

Fly from San Salvador to Manuel Antonio in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to go by car to La Fortuna de San Carlos.
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La Fortuna de San Carlos, Costa Rica — 6 nights

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.
La Fortuna de San Carlos is known for nature, adventure, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the natural beauty of Tabacon Hot Springs, get outside with Outdoor Activities, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and contemplate the geological forces at Arenal Volcano.

To see more things to do, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, use the La Fortuna de San Carlos trip planning website.

Getting from Manuel Antonio to La Fortuna de San Carlos by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or take a bus. On the 26th (Sat), you're off to San Andres Island.
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Find places to stay Feb 20 — 26:

San Andres Island, Colombia — 6 nights

The coral San Andres Island boasts a rich colonial history, exotic beaches, and a laidback, tropical lifestyle.
San Andres Island is known for nature, wildlife, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: see some colorful creatures with Banda Dive Shop, stroll through Bahia Cocoplum, see the vivid underwater world at West View, and don't miss a visit to Cayo Rocoso.

For ratings, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our San Andres Island road trip planning app.

Fly from La Fortuna de San Carlos to San Andres Island in 8.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from La Fortuna de San Carlos to San Andres Island. February in San Andres Island sees daily highs of 85°F and lows of 76°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) to allow time to fly to Panama City.
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Find places to stay Feb 26 — Mar 4:

Panama City, Panama — 3 nights

Arguably the most modern of Central American cities, Panama City boasts a shimmering skyline of glass skyscrapers.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Afro-Antillian Museum (Museo Afro Antillano de Panama ), make a trip to Panama Canal, and then make a trip to Amador Causeway (Calzada de Amador). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take some stellar pictures from Ancon Hill, then get engrossed in the history at Museo del Canal Interoceanico de Panama, and then get to know the fascinating history of Casco Viejo.

For maps, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Panama City day trip planner.

Traveling by flight from San Andres Island to Panama City takes 5 hours. In March, daily temperatures in Panama City can reach 90°F, while at night they dip to 76°F. On the 7th (Mon), you're off to Puerto Ayora.
Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums
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Puerto Ayora, Ecuador — 6 nights

The largest settlement in the Galapagos, Puerto Ayora offers visitors to the islands an array of facilities and things to do.
Puerto Ayora is known for parks, nature, and wildlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: stroll through Charles Darwin Research Station, get a taste of the local shopping with Samay Latin Art, enjoy the sand and surf at Playa de los Alemanes, and explore the striking landscape at Las Grietas.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, use the Puerto Ayora trip itinerary builder app.

Traveling by combination of flight and ferry from Panama City to Puerto Ayora takes 12.5 hours. In March, daytime highs in Puerto Ayora are 88°F, while nighttime lows are 75°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to catch the ferry to Puerto Villamil.
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Puerto Villamil, Ecuador — 5 nights

Located in the southeast of Isla Isabela, Puerto Villamil is home to the majority of the island's 2,200 inhabitants.
Puerto Villamil is known for nature, parks, and sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: head outdoors with Los Tuneles, stroll through Playa Puerto Villamil, step off the mainland to explore Turtle Island, and contemplate the waterfront views at Laguna Salinas.

To see other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Puerto Villamil day trip planning website.

You can ride a ferry from Puerto Ayora to Puerto Villamil in 3.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Ecuador Time (ECT) to Galapagos Time (GALT) is minus 1 hour. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Puerto Baquerizo Moreno.
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Find places to stay Mar 13 — 18:

Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, Ecuador — 6 nights

The capital of the Galapagos Islands, Puerto Baquerizo Moreno is located on easternmost island of the archipelago, San Cristobal.
Puerto Baquerizo Moreno is known for sightseeing, wildlife, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: get a new perspective on nature at Interpretation Center, cast your line with Ecuagringo Fishing, make a trip to Malecon San Cristobal, and enjoy the sand and surf at Playa de Oro.

For reviews, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Puerto Baquerizo Moreno trip maker site.

Getting from Puerto Villamil to Puerto Baquerizo Moreno by ferry takes about 6 hours. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Puerto Villamil to Puerto Baquerizo Moreno due to the time zone difference. In March, daytime highs in Puerto Baquerizo Moreno are 88°F, while nighttime lows are 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to travel to Mexico City.
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Find places to stay Mar 18 — 24:

Mexico City, Mexico — 5 nights

Breathtakingly large, Mexico City provides a home for almost 9 million people living in nearly 1,700 distinct neighborhoods.
Change things up with a short trip to Zona Arqueológica de Teotihuacan Estacionamiento Puerta 5 in San Juan Teotihuacan (about 1h 15 min away). Next up on the itinerary: learn more about the world around you at Museo Nacional de Antropologia, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, contemplate the long history of Basilica de Santa Maria de Guadalupe, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana).

For more things to do, reviews, photos, and tourist information, use the Mexico City trip maker tool.

Explore your travel options from Puerto Baquerizo Moreno to Mexico City with the Route module. The time zone difference moving from Ecuador Time to Central Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Puerto Baquerizo Moreno in March: highs in Mexico City hover around 75°F, while lows dip to 51°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.
Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks
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Find places to stay Mar 24 — 29:

Mexico travel guide

4.5
Ruins · Beaches · Scuba & Snorkeling
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.

Colombia travel guide

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Historic Sites · Landmarks · Churches
Diverse in terms of landscapes, climates, and cultures, Colombia remains one of South America's least explored tourist destinations, overshadowed by its more popular southern neighbors. Combining the best of what the continent has to offer, a vacation in Colombia allows you to blend outdoor adventures with tours of picture-perfect cobblestoned towns dating back to the colonial era. Tourists on a Colombia holiday can easily hop from sun-kissed coastal spots to the hilly coffee-growing region, where thriving plantations quickly give way to a landscape of snow-covered volcanic peaks and the paramo--alpine ecosystems sheltering some of the rarest plants growing above the continuous forest line.

Ecuador travel guide

4.5
Landmarks · Sacred & Religious Sites · Beaches
With abundant opportunities to discover fascinating World Heritage Sites, a holiday in Ecuador remains among the most culturally enriching travel experiences. Home to the world's highest active volcano, this little country packs a big punch when it comes to tourist activities. Some of the most popular things to do in Ecuador include visits to its astonishingly biodiverse wilderness areas, home to some 1,500 bird species, 840 species of amphibians and reptiles, and nearly 20,000 plant species. Of course, the highlight of many Ecuador vacations is bound to be the Galapagos Islands, made famous by naturalist Charles Darwin. Aside from the stunning nature, Ecuador also boasts many historic cities filled with photogenic colonial-era churches, mansions, and plazas.