28 days in Central America, Mexico & United States Itinerary

28 days in Central America, Mexico & United States Itinerary

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28 days in Central America, Mexico & United States Itinerary

Start: Montreal, Canada
Fly + Drive:  17 h 45 min
1
Tikal National Park, Guatemala
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
2
San Ignacio, Belize
— 2 nights
Bus:  10 h
3
Tulum, Mexico
— 3 nights
+2
Bus + Foot + Fly:  6 h
4
Miami, United States
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h
5
Savannah, United States
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h 30 min
6
Charleston, United States
— 2 nights
Fly:  6 h 15 min
7
Richmond, United States
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
8
Quantico, United States
— Few hours
Drive:  1 h 30 min
9
Richmond, United States
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h 15 min
10
Chicago, United States
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h
11
Detroit, United States
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h 45 min
12
Boston, United States
— Few hours
Train:  45 min
13
Salem, United States
— 1 night
Train:  45 min
14
Boston, United States
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h
15
New York City, United States
— 1 night
Bus + Fly:  12 h
End: Paris, France

2
nights
Tikal National Park, Guatemala

Tikal National Park
Take a trip to Tikal National Park and discover an ancient city in the thick tropical jungle.
Here are some ideas for day two: explore the striking landscape of Tikal and then examine the collection at Centro de Conservacion e Investigaction.

Start your trip to Tikal National Park by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Montreal, Canada to Tikal National Park is an approximately 18-hour combination of flight and car. Traveling from Montreal to Tikal National Park, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can travel to San Ignacio.

Things to do in Tikal National Park

Museums
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2
nights
San Ignacio, Belize

San Ignacio ©
The cultural hub of the district, San Ignacio neatly blends tourism and tradition, expats and indigenous peoples into a convincingly authentic, but modern and welcoming inland town.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): make a trip to El Pilar. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through Green Iguana Conservation Project, then explore the ancient world of Cahal Pech Mayan Ruins & Museum, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Belize Botanic Gardens.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our San Ignacio travel tool .

Drive from Tikal National Park to San Ignacio in 2.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Tulum.

Things to do in San Ignacio

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife
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Cahal Pech Mayan Ruins & Museum ©
Cahal Pech Mayan Ruins & Museum
El Pilar ©
El Pilar

3
nights
Tulum, Mexico

Tulum ©
The only Mayan site built to overlook the ocean, Tulum remains a coastal paradise preserving the last vestiges of a pre-Hispanic civilization.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Wed): delve into the distant past at Tulum Archaeological Site and then kick back and relax at Paradise Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the ancient world of Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá and then kick back and relax at Mayan Beach.

To see where to stay, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read Tulum trip itinerary planner.

Getting from San Ignacio to Tulum by car takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is 1 hour. In March, daily temperatures in Tulum can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Miami.

Things to do in Tulum

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá
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Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá ©
Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá
Tulum Archaeological Site ©
Tulum Archaeological Site
Paradise Beach ©
Paradise Beach

3
nights
Miami, United States

Miami ©
Florida’s mecca of fun in the sun, the lively tropical metropolis of Miami is one of the world’s top vacation spots.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of Deering Estate, stroll the grounds of Charlotte Jane Memorial Park Cemetary, and then take a stroll through Wynwood.

For traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Miami day trip website .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Tulum to Miami in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and flight; or drive. March in Miami sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 21°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can travel to Savannah.

Things to do in Miami

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park, John D. MacArthur Beach State Park
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Deering Estate ©
Deering Estate
Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park ©
Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park
Wynwood ©
Wynwood

1
night
Savannah, United States

Savannah ©
Georgia's oldest city, Savannah displays its colonial history proudly on every corner.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Mon): browse the exhibits of Owens-Thomas House & Slave Quarters.

For where to stay, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read Savannah online route planner .

Traveling by flight from Miami to Savannah takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Miami in March: high temperatures in Savannah hover around 24°C and lows are around 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Charleston.

Things to do in Savannah

Historic Sites Museums
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Owens-Thomas House & Slave Quarters ©
City Market ©
City Market

2
nights
Charleston, United States

Charleston ©
Many visitors describe their Charleston holiday as a warm embrace by an old, dear friend--who lived about 200 years ago.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Wed): steep yourself in history at Fort Moultrie and then enjoy the sea views from Sullivan's Island Lighthouse. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the natural beauty at Washington Square, don't miss a visit to McLeod Plantation Historic Site, and then learn more about the world around you at The Charleston Museum.

To find traveler tips, photos, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Charleston trip itinerary maker site .

Traveling by car from Savannah to Charleston takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Charleston can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. On the 2nd (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Richmond.

Things to do in Charleston

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Sullivan's Island
Find places to stay Mar 31 — Apr 2:
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Fort Moultrie ©
Fort Moultrie
McLeod Plantation Historic Site ©
McLeod Plantation Historic Site
The Charleston Museum ©
The Charleston Museum

1
night
Richmond, United States

Richmond
The capital city of Virginia, Richmond has diverse architecture, a large collection of monuments, and world-class museums that reveal the city's important role in American history.
To find where to stay, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, and other tourist information, read Richmond trip maker website .

Traveling by flight from Charleston to Richmond takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Charleston in April, plan for slightly colder nights in Richmond, with lows around 9°C. On the 3rd (Fri), you'll travel to Quantico.

Things to do in Richmond

Historic Sites Parks Museums
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hours
Quantico, United States

Quantico ©
Quantico is a town in Prince William County, Virginia, United States. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): immerse yourself in nature at Purse State Park and then explore the different monuments and memorials at Quantico National Cemetery.

To find other places to visit, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read Quantico trip planner.

You can drive from Richmond to Quantico in 1.5 hours. April in Quantico sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to travel to Richmond.

Things to do in Quantico

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Purse State Park
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Quantico National Cemetery ©
Quantico National Cemetery
Purse State Park ©
Purse State Park

2
nights
Richmond, United States

Richmond ©
On the 3rd (Fri), explore the different monuments and memorials at African Burial Ground. Keep things going the next day: get engrossed in the history at Agecroft Hall & Gardens, take in the spiritual surroundings of Confederate War Memorial Chapel, get a sense of history and politics at Virginia Capitol Building, then learn about all things military at White House of the Confederacy, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St. John's Episcopal Church.

To find photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Richmond attractions planner.

Drive from Quantico to Richmond in 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Richmond

Historic Sites Museums
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Virginia Capitol Building ©
Virginia Capitol Building
Hollywood Cemetery ©
Hollywood Cemetery
White House of the Confederacy ©
White House of the Confederacy

3
nights
Chicago, United States

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
On the 6th (Mon), stroll around Millennium Park, admire the masterpieces at The Art Institute of Chicago, and then ponder the design of Buckingham Fountain. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the natural beauty at Garfield Park Conservatory, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Riverwalk Lot, and then explore the galleries of Cantigny Park.

To find photos, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read Chicago trip builder website .

Fly from Richmond to Chicago in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Richmond to Chicago due to the time zone difference. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Richmond in April; daily highs in Chicago reach 17°C and lows reach 5°C. On the 8th (Wed), you'll travel to Detroit.

Things to do in Chicago

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Riverwalk Lot, Cantigny Park
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Riverwalk Lot ©
Riverwalk Lot
The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Cantigny Park ©
Cantigny Park

2
nights
Detroit, United States

Detroit ©
Founded in 1701 by a French explorer and adventurer, Detroit exerted a profound impact on the world for most of the 20th century.
For reviews, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Detroit trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Chicago to Detroit in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. In April, daily temperatures in Detroit can reach 16°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. On the 10th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Boston.

Things to do in Detroit

Historic Sites Museums
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Motown Museum ©
Motown Museum

few
hours
Boston, United States

Boston ©
Rich in museums, restaurants, shops, and historical sites, Boston attracts over 16 million visitors each year. New England's largest and most influential city, Boston ranks among the world's major centers of education and culture.
On the 10th (Fri), head off the coast to Castle Island and then get to know the fascinating history of HarborWalk.

For where to stay, more things to do, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Boston trip itinerary planning app .

Getting from Detroit to Boston by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. April in Boston sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can take a train to Salem.

Things to do in Boston

Historic Sites Parks Nature
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Castle Island ©
Castle Island

1
night
Salem, United States

Salem ©
Best known for its 1692 witch trials, Salem has a number of significant historical sites, a bustling downtown, and many witch-themed attractions.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sat): pause for some photo ops at Proctor's Ledge Memorial and then see the interesting displays at Peabody Essex Museum.

For other places to visit, maps, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Salem trip planner.

Getting from Boston to Salem by train takes about an hour. Other options: drive; or take a bus. April in Salem sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can take a train to Boston.

Things to do in Salem

Museums Historic Sites
Find places to stay Apr 10 — 11:
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Peabody Essex Museum ©
Peabody Essex Museum
Proctor's Ledge Memorial ©
Proctor's Ledge Memorial

2
nights
Boston, United States

Boston ©
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sat): steep yourself in history at Captain Jackson’s Historic Chocolate Shop and the Printing Office of Edes and Gill. On the 12th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some serene contemplation at King's Chapel, take in the spiritual surroundings of Trinity Church, then take a stroll through Back Bay, and finally steep yourself in history at Lizzie Borden House.

To find reviews, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read our Boston online travel planner .

You can take a train from Salem to Boston in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can travel to New York City.

Things to do in Boston

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Lizzie Borden House
Find places to stay Apr 11 — 13:
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Lizzie Borden House ©
Lizzie Borden House
Old State House ©
Old State House
Trinity Church ©
Trinity Church

1
night
New York City, United States

New York City
Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
To find photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the New York City trip site .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Boston to New York City takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. April in New York City sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 8°C at night. On the 14th (Tue), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Nightlife Parks Tours
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