30 days in Central America, Mexico & United States Itinerary

30 days in Central America, Mexico & United States Itinerary

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30 days in Central America, Mexico & United States Itinerary

Start: Montreal, Canada
Fly:  16 h 45 min
1
Flores, Guatemala
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
2
Tikal National Park, Guatemala
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
3
San Ignacio, Belize
— 3 nights
Drive:  7 h 30 min
4
Tulum, Mexico
— 5 nights
+2
Bus + Foot + Fly:  6 h
5
Miami, United States
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h
6
Savannah, United States
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
7
Charleston, United States
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h 15 min
8
Salem, United States
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h
9
Boston, United States
— 4 nights
Drive:  4 h
10
New York City, United States
— 1 night
Bus + Fly:  12 h
End: Paris, France

3
nights
Flores, Guatemala

Flores ©
An island town, capital of the landlocked region of Peten, attractive Flores features pleasant architecture that complements the shimmering appearance of the surrounding lake.
On the 17th (Tue), delve into the distant past at Parque arqueologico uaxactun. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Museo del Islote Santa Barbara and then look for all kinds of wild species at Ixpanpajul Nature Park.

To see reviews, photos, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Flores itinerary maker website .

Montreal, Canada to Flores is an approximately 17-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Montreal in March, things will get much warmer in Flores: highs are around 35°C and lows about 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can go by car to Tikal National Park.

Things to do in Flores

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Parque arqueologico uaxactun ©
Parque arqueologico uaxactun
Museo del Islote Santa Barbara ©
Museo del Islote Santa Barbara
Ixpanpajul Nature Park ©
Ixpanpajul Nature Park

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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Thu): examine the collection at Centro de Conservacion e Investigaction. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll through Tikal.

To find topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Tikal National Park trip itinerary planning tool .

You can drive from Flores to Tikal National Park in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or take a bus. On the 21st (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to San Ignacio.

Things to do in Tikal National Park

Museums
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3
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.
San Ignacio is known for historic sites, parks, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: Head underground at ATM Cave Belize- Actun Tunichil Muknal, explore the ancient world of Cahal Pech Mayan Ruins & Museum, and stroll through Green Iguana Conservation Project.

For where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our San Ignacio trip site .

You can drive from Tikal National Park to San Ignacio in 2.5 hours. On the 24th (Tue), you'll travel to Tulum.

Things to do in San Ignacio

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

ATM Cave Belize- Actun Tunichil Muknal
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ATM Cave Belize- Actun Tunichil Muknal ©
Cahal Pech Mayan Ruins & Museum ©
Cahal Pech Mayan Ruins & Museum

5
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.
Visit Tulum Archaeological Site and The Ossuary for their historical value. Get a sense of the local culture at Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá and Museo de la Prehistoria Parque Dos Ojos. Get out of town with these interesting Tulum side-trips: Chichen Itza (Temple of the Bearded Man & Chichen Itza). The adventure continues: stroll through Paradise Beach and enjoy the sand and surf at Mayan Beach.

To see where to stay, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Tulum road trip planner .

Traveling by car from San Ignacio to Tulum takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. In March in Tulum, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 22°C at night. On the 29th (Sun), you'll travel to Miami.

Things to do in Tulum

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Chichen Itza, Akumal Beach, Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá
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Paradise Beach ©
Paradise Beach
Tulum Archaeological Site ©
Tulum Archaeological Site
Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá ©
Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá

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.
On your second day here, tour the pleasant surroundings at Lincoln Road, then enjoy the sand and surf at South Beach, and then wander the streets of Art Deco Historic District.

For more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Miami road trip planning app .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Tulum to Miami in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can 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. You'll set off for Savannah on the 1st (Wed).

Things to do in Miami

Shopping Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Miami Beach
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Lincoln Road ©
Lincoln Road
Art Deco Historic District ©
Art Deco Historic District
South Beach ©
South Beach

3
nights
Savannah, United States

Savannah ©
Georgia's oldest city, Savannah displays its colonial history proudly on every corner.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take a stroll through Savannah Historic District, then walk around Forsyth Park, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Bonaventure Cemetery, and finally stroll the grounds of Colonial Park Cemetery.

To find photos and other tourist information, read our Savannah trip itinerary planning tool .

You can fly from Miami to Savannah in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Miami in April: high temperatures in Savannah hover around 29°C and lows are around 16°C. On the 4th (Sat), you'll travel to Charleston.

Things to do in Savannah

Historic Sites Shopping Neighborhoods
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Savannah Historic District ©
Savannah Historic District
Bonaventure Cemetery ©
Bonaventure Cemetery
Colonial Park Cemetery ©
Colonial Park Cemetery

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.
On the 4th (Sat), don't miss a visit to Charleston Fire Department, Station 2/3 and then steep yourself in history at Magnolia Plantation & Gardens. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of Nathaniel Russell House and then enjoy the sand and surf at Folly Beach Public Beach.

To see photos, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Charleston online road trip planner .

Traveling by car from Savannah to Charleston takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Charleston are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can travel to Salem.

Things to do in Charleston

Parks Historic Sites Beaches

Side Trip

Folly Beach Public Beach
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Magnolia Plantation & Gardens ©
Magnolia Plantation & Gardens
Nathaniel Russell House ©
Nathaniel Russell House
Folly Beach Public Beach ©
Folly Beach Public Beach

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Mon): contemplate the long history of The House of the Seven Gables. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Crane Beach, have some family-friendly fun at Witch Pix, then see the interesting displays at Peabody Essex Museum, and finally go for a stroll along the water at Pickering Wharf.

To find maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Salem trip itinerary maker site .

You can fly from Charleston to Salem in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Charleston in April, things will get slightly colder in Salem: highs are around 15°C and lows about 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Boston.

Things to do in Salem

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Crane Beach
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The House of the Seven Gables ©
The House of the Seven Gables
Peabody Essex Museum ©
Peabody Essex Museum
Pickering Wharf ©
Pickering Wharf

4
nights
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at John F. Kennedy Presidential Museum & Library and Old State House. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Craigville Beach and Coast Guard Beach. Step out of Boston with an excursion to Cliff Walk in Newport--about 1h 40 min away. There's still lots to do: get to know the fascinating history of Freedom Trail, wander the streets of North End, get engrossed in the history at USS Constitution Museum, and admire the natural beauty at Boston Public Garden.

To see maps, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Boston online trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Salem to Boston by train takes about an hour. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 5°C. You will leave for New York City on the 13th (Mon).

Things to do in Boston

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Cliff Walk, Craigville Beach, Coast Guard Beach
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Craigville Beach ©
Craigville Beach
Coast Guard Beach ©
Coast Guard Beach
Freedom Trail ©
Freedom Trail

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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Mon): appreciate the history behind 9/11 Memorial and then get engrossed in the history at Ellis Island.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, refer to the New York City road trip planning app .

Getting from Boston to New York City by combination of flight and bus takes about 3 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. In April in New York City, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 8°C at night. You'll set off for home on the 14th (Tue).

Things to do in New York City

Historic Sites Museums
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9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
Ellis Island ©
Ellis Island

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