58 days in South America, Central America & Mexico Itinerary

58 days in South America, Central America & Mexico Itinerary

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Start: Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Fly + Drive:  19 h 15 min
1
Remire-Montjoly, French Guiana
— 1 night
Fly:  10 h 30 min
2
Georgetown, Guyana
— 1 night
Fly:  14 h 30 min
3
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
— 4 nights
Fly + Bus:  1 h 30 min
4
Sao Paulo, Brazil
— 3 nights
Fly + Shuttle:  6 h 15 min
5
Buenos Aires, Argentina
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
6
Mendoza, Argentina
— 3 nights
Fly:  11 h
7
La Paz, Bolivia
— 1 day
Fly:  7 h 15 min
8
Quito, Ecuador
— 3 nights
+3
Fly + Shuttle + Ferry + Bus:  5 h
9
Puerto Ayora, Ecuador
— 3 nights
+3
Bus + Ferry + Shuttle + Fly:  9 h
10
Panama City, Panama
— 1 night
Shuttle + Fly:  2 h
11
Cartagena, Colombia
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
12
Bogota, Colombia
— 3 nights
+3
Fly + Bus + Foot + Bus:  7 h
13
La Fortuna de San Carlos, Costa Rica
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
14
Monteverde, Costa Rica
— 2 nights
Drive:  5 h 15 min
15
Granada, Nicaragua
— 1 night
Shuttle + Fly:  3 h 45 min
16
San Salvador, El Salvador
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  2 h
17
Roatan, Honduras
— 3 nights
Fly:  2 h 15 min
18
San Pedro, Belize
— 3 nights
+4
Fly + Foot + Bus + Foot + Bus:  4 h 45 min
19
Antigua, Guatemala
— 3 nights
+6
Bus + Foot + Bus + Foot + Fly + Foot + Bus:  6 h 45 min
20
Playa del Carmen, Mexico
— 6 nights
Bus + Fly:  13 h
End: Amsterdam, The Netherlands

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Remire-Montjoly, French Guiana

Remire-Montjoly ©
A suburb of Cayenne, Remire-Montjoly possesses some of the best beaches in the capital city's environs.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): contemplate the long history of Domaine Pascaud, then explore the ancient world of Site archeologique Habitation Loyola, then see the interesting displays at Musee Departmental Alexandre-Franconie, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St. Sauveur Cathedral.

To find ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Remire-Montjoly trip planner.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Remire-Montjoly is an approximately 19.5- hour combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 4 hours traveling from Amsterdam to Remire-Montjoly. Expect much warmer temperatures when traveling from Amsterdam in September; daily highs in Remire-Montjoly reach 38°C and lows reach 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to travel to Georgetown.

Things to do in Remire-Montjoly

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Cayenne
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Site archeologique Habitation Loyola ©
Site archeologique Habitation Loyola
St. Sauveur Cathedral ©
St. Sauveur Cathedral
Musee Departmental Alexandre-Franconie ©
Musee Departmental Alexandre-Franconie

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Georgetown, Guyana

Georgetown ©
Guyana's capital and main urban area, Georgetown represents the starting point for many visits to the country.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): take in nature's colorful creations at Kissing Bridge, browse the exhibits of Roy Geddes Steel Pan Museum, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Independence Square, then appreciate the history behind Seven Ponds Monument, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Vreed-En-Hoop Mosque. Keep things going the next day: admire the landmark architecture of St. George's Cathedral, take an in-depth tour of Guyana Heritage Museum Demerara, then browse the exhibits of Guyana National Museum, then make a trip to The Non Aligned Monumnet, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Georgetown trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Traveling by flight from Remire-Montjoly to Georgetown takes 10.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Remire-Montjoly to Georgetown. Traveling from Remire-Montjoly in September, Georgetown is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can travel to Rio de Janeiro.

Things to do in Georgetown

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Find places to stay Sep 2 — 4:
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St. George's Cathedral ©
St. George's Cathedral
Independence Square ©
Independence Square
Guyana National Museum ©
Guyana National Museum

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nights
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Rio de Janeiro ©
Bustling with samba music and all-night street parties, no city encapsulates the spirit of Brazil better than Rio de Janeiro.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer and Imperial Museum. Appreciate the collections at Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil - CCBB Rio de Janeiro and Imaginarias Igreja N. Sra. do Carmo da Lapa do Desterro Museum. Get out of town with these interesting Rio de Janeiro side-trips: Petropolis (Handicraft Museum of the State of Rio de Janeiro, Catedral de Sao Pedro de Alcantara, &more). There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Praia de Ipanema, explore the historical opulence of Ilha Fiscal, brush up on your military savvy at Museu Historico do Exercito e Forte de Copacabana, and examine the collection at Espaco Cultural da Marinha.

To find other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Rio de Janeiro tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Georgetown to Rio de Janeiro takes 14.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Guyana Time to Brasilia Standard Time is 1 hour. Traveling from Georgetown in September, expect Rio de Janeiro to be little chillier, temps between 32°C and 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can travel to Sao Paulo.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Petropolis
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Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer ©
Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer
Copacabana Beach ©
Copacabana Beach
Praia de Ipanema
Praia de Ipanema

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nights
Sao Paulo, Brazil

Sao Paulo ©
Don't let the city's nickname--"Land of Drizzle"--dampen your spirits during a trip to Sao Paulo.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Pinacoteca do Estado de Sao Paulo and Museu da Lingua Portuguesa. Museu de Arte de Sao Paulo Assis Chateaubriand - MASP and Museu De Arte Sacra De Sao Paulo will appeal to museum buffs. Change things up with these side-trips from Sao Paulo: Associação Cultural Nossa Senhora de Fátima (in Caieiras) and Igreja Santo Antonio da Cachoeira (in Piracaia). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Afro Brazil Museum, walk around Parque Ibirapuera, get your game on at Pixel Realidade Virtual, and take a stroll through Paulista Avenue.

To find ratings, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read our Sao Paulo trip planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Rio de Janeiro to Sao Paulo takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Rio de Janeiro in September, plan for a bit cooler nights in Sao Paulo, with lows around 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Buenos Aires.

Things to do in Sao Paulo

Museums Fun & Games Parks

Side Trips

Associação Cultural Nossa Senhora de Fátima, Igreja Santo Antonio da Cachoeira
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Pinacoteca do Estado de Sao Paulo ©
Pinacoteca do Estado de Sao Paulo
Museu da Lingua Portuguesa
Museu da Lingua Portuguesa

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nights
Buenos Aires, Argentina

Buenos Aires ©
Cultural capital of South America, Buenos Aires remains one of the largest cities on the continent, serving as a point of departure for exploring the rest of the country.
Cemiterio de Recoleta and Casa Rosada will appeal to history buffs. Do some cultural sightseeing at Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes and Puerto Madero. There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at Museo de Arte Latinoamericano de Buenos Aires, appreciate the extensive heritage of Calle Defensa, don't miss a visit to Plaza de Mayo, and pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral Primada.

For more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Buenos Aires online sightseeing planner.

Do a combination of flight and shuttle from Sao Paulo to Buenos Aires in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Sao Paulo in September, things will get a bit cooler in Buenos Aires: highs are around 20°C and lows about 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can travel to Mendoza.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes ©
Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes
Cemiterio de Recoleta ©
Cemiterio de Recoleta
Plaza de Mayo ©
Plaza de Mayo

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nights
Mendoza, Argentina

Mendoza ©
Famed for its neat vineyards and thriving wine production, Mendoza remains the place to visit for a pleasant combination of relaxation and recreation.
Museo Fundacional and Bodega La Azul are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Change things up with these side-trips from Mendoza: Valle de Uco (in Tupungato) and Bodegas Salentein (in Los Arboles). There's more to do: learn about winemaking at Bodega Matervini and walk around Parque General San Martin.

To find maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Mendoza trip builder app.

Getting from Buenos Aires to Mendoza by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. While traveling from Buenos Aires, expect somewhat warmer days and a bit cooler nights in Mendoza, ranging from highs of 25°C to lows of 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can travel to La Paz.

Things to do in Mendoza

Wineries Parks Museums

Side Trips

Valle de Uco, Santuario Virgen de Lourdes, Bodegas Salentein
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Bodega Matervini ©
Bodega Matervini
Bodega Tierras Altas ©
Bodega Tierras Altas
Bodega Cruzat. Bubbles Experience ©
Bodega Cruzat. Bubbles Experience

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La Paz, Bolivia

La Paz ©
Take a moment to catch your breath as you commence your holiday in La Paz.
On the 19th (Sat), don't miss a visit to Mercado de Las Brujas and then examine the collection at Museo de Textiles Andinos Bolivianos.

To find where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, use the La Paz online vacation planner.

Traveling by flight from Mendoza to La Paz takes 13 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Argentina Standard Time to Bolivia Time is minus 1 hour. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Mendoza in September: high temperatures in La Paz hover around 18°C and lows are around 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Quito.

Things to do in La Paz

Museums
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Museo de Textiles Andinos Bolivianos ©
Museo de Textiles Andinos Bolivianos
Mercado de Las Brujas ©
Mercado de Las Brujas

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nights
Quito, Ecuador

Quito ©
High in the Andean foothills, Quito remains one of the world's most photogenic capital cities, featuring two dramatic mountain ranges as its backdrop.
Get a sense of the local culture at Museo Templo del Sol Pintor Ortega Maila and La Capilla Del Hombre. Museum-lovers will appreciate Casa Museo Guayasamin and Museo Camilo Egas. There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at Centro de Arte Contemporáneo de Quito, see the interesting displays at Museo Etnohistorico de Artesanias del Ecuador Mindalae, look for gifts at Olga Fisch Folklore, and take in the awesome beauty at Illiniza Ecological Reserve.

For reviews, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Quito attractions planner.

Getting from La Paz to Quito by flight takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and car. The time zone difference moving from Bolivia Time to Ecuador Time is minus 1 hour. Traveling from La Paz in September, expect nights in Quito to be much warmer, around 15°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Puerto Ayora.

Things to do in Quito

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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Museo Templo del Sol Pintor Ortega Maila ©
Museo Templo del Sol Pintor Ortega Maila
Fundacion Iglesia de la Compania ©
Fundacion Iglesia de la Compania
Casa Museo Guayasamin ©
Casa Museo Guayasamin

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nights
Puerto Ayora, Ecuador

Puerto Ayora ©
The largest settlement in the Galapagos, Puerto Ayora offers visitors to the islands an array of facilities and things to do.
You'll explore and learn at Galeria Aymara and The Angelique Art Gallery. Get a sense of the local culture at Maki-Art Gallery and Maprae. There's lots more to do: stroll through Charles Darwin Research Station, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, make a trip to Santa Cruz Fish Market, and admire the masterpieces at Galeria Exotico Ecuador.

To see photos, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read Puerto Ayora sightseeing planner.

Traveling by combination of flight, ferry, and bus from Quito to Puerto Ayora takes 5 hours. Traveling from Quito in September, Puerto Ayora is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can travel to Panama City.

Things to do in Puerto Ayora

Wildlife Parks Shopping

Side Trip

Santa Cruz
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Charles Darwin Research Station ©
Charles Darwin Research Station
El Chato - Giant Tortoise Reserve ©
El Chato - Giant Tortoise Reserve
Galeria Aymara ©
Galeria Aymara

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Panama City, Panama

Panama City ©
Arguably the most modern of Central American cities, Panama City boasts a shimmering skyline of glass skyscrapers.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Amador Causeway (Calzada de Amador) and then make a trip to Panama Canal. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the ancient world of Panama La Vieja, wander the streets of Casco Viejo, then take an in-depth tour of Museo del Canal Interoceanico de Panama, and finally explore the striking landscape of Metropolitan National Park.

For ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Panama City trip itinerary builder tool.

You can do a combination of bus, ferry, and flight from Puerto Ayora to Panama City in 9 hours. In September, Panama City is somewhat warmer than Puerto Ayora - with highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to travel to Cartagena.

Things to do in Panama City

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
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Casco Viejo ©
Casco Viejo
Museo del Canal Interoceanico de Panama ©
Museo del Canal Interoceanico de Panama
Panama La Vieja ©
Panama La Vieja

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Cartagena, Colombia

Cartagena ©
The site of the continent's first Spanish colony, Cartagena retains much of its colonial flavor thanks to a World Heritage-listed old town, encircled by old walls and protected by imposing fortresses.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Mon): deepen your understanding at Plaza Santo Domingo, then steep yourself in history at Walled City of Cartagena, then step into the grandiose world of Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Baluarte de la Merced. Here are some ideas for day two: wander the streets of Centro Historico and then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

To find traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Cartagena itinerary planning website.

You can do a combination of shuttle and flight from Panama City to Cartagena in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and bus. September in Cartagena sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 30°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can travel to Bogota.

Things to do in Cartagena

Historic Sites Wildlife Tours
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Walled City of Cartagena ©
Walled City of Cartagena
Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas ©
Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas
Plaza Santo Domingo ©
Plaza Santo Domingo

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Bogota, Colombia

Bogota ©
Colombia's heart and soul, Bogota has earned the nickname "Athens of South America" thanks to its abundance of universities, libraries, and lower-level schools.
Let the collections at Gold Museum (Museo del Oro) and Museo Nacional de Colombia capture your imagination. Get some cultural insight at Museo Botero del Banco de la Republica and Museo De La Universidad Del Rosario. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bogota: Zipaquira (Catedral de Sal de Zipaquira & Catedral Diocesana) and Basilica of Our Lord of Miracles of Buga (in Buga). There's still lots to do: indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica Del Señor de los Milagros, steep yourself in history at Bolivar Square, and take in the awesome beauty at Monserrate.

To find ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Bogota trip planner.

Getting from Cartagena to Bogota by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In September, Bogota is cooler than Cartagena - with highs of 22°C and lows of 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can travel to La Fortuna de San Carlos.

Things to do in Bogota

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trips

Zipaquira, Buga
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Gold Museum (Museo del Oro) ©
Gold Museum (Museo del Oro)
Museo Botero del Banco de la Republica ©
Museo Botero del Banco de la Republica
Catedral de Sal de Zipaquira ©
Catedral de Sal de Zipaquira

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La Fortuna de San Carlos, Costa Rica

La Fortuna de San Carlos ©
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.
Let the collections at ChocoMuseo La Fortuna and Onirica Art Gallery capture your imagination. Galeria Estudio and Iglesia de La Fortuna de San Carlos are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Go for a jaunt from La Fortuna de San Carlos to El Castillo to see Butterfly Conservatory about 38 minutes away. There's much more to do: stroll through La Fortuna Waterfall, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, hike along Arenal Natura Ecological Park, and walk around Bogarin Trail.

To see photos, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, go to the La Fortuna de San Carlos trip planning app.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Bogota to La Fortuna de San Carlos in 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Colombia Standard Time (COT) to Central Standard Time (CST) is minus 1 hour. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Monteverde.

Things to do in La Fortuna de San Carlos

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Butterfly Conservatory
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Proyecto Asis ©
Proyecto Asis
Safaris
La Fortuna Waterfall ©
La Fortuna Waterfall

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nights
Monteverde, Costa Rica

Monteverde ©
Monteverde is all about natural attractions, not surprising for an eco-tourism hotspot known for its cloud forests and rich diversity of animal life.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Tue): appreciate the extensive heritage of Ecological Sanctuary, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve, and then stroll through Monteverde Frog Pond. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, appreciate the extensive heritage of Santa Elena Skywalk, and then stroll through Sustainability Demonstration Center.

To find other places to visit, photos, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Monteverde trip app.

Traveling by car from La Fortuna de San Carlos to Monteverde takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Granada.

Things to do in Monteverde

Wildlife Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Sustainability Demonstration Center
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Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve ©
Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve
Ecological Sanctuary ©
Ecological Sanctuary
Santa Elena Skywalk ©
Santa Elena Skywalk

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Granada, Nicaragua

Granada ©
The lakeside city of Granada has the look and feel of a historically important economic and political center, with grand colonial architecture, a unified look, and many cultural attractions.
On the 8th (Thu), head off the coast to Islets of Granada, then examine the collection at Centro Cultural Antiguo Convento San Francisco, then admire the masterpieces at Casa de Los Tres Mundos, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia de La Merced.

To see traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Granada online tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Monteverde to Granada by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi, bus, and car; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and shuttle. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to travel to San Salvador.

Things to do in Granada

Museums Historic Sites Nature
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Centro Cultural Antiguo Convento San Francisco ©
Iglesia de La Merced ©
Iglesia de La Merced
Casa de Los Tres Mundos ©
Casa de Los Tres Mundos

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San Salvador, El Salvador

San Salvador ©
The country's capital, San Salvador sits in a scenic position surrounded by impressive volcanoes.
Get some cultural insight at Museo Nacional de Antropología Dr. David J. Guzman and Joya de Ceren Archaeological Park. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Iglesia El Rosario and Basilica de la Ceiba de Nuestra Senora de Guadalupe. And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Monseñor Romero Center, contemplate the long history of Hospital Divina Providencia Chapel, explore the different monuments and memorials at Cementerio de Los Ilustres, and see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our San Salvador trip planning tool.

You can do a combination of shuttle and flight from Granada to San Salvador in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in San Salvador can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Roatan.

Things to do in San Salvador

Historic Sites Wildlife Museums
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Iglesia El Rosario ©
Iglesia El Rosario
Joya de Ceren Archaeological Park
Joya de Ceren Archaeological Park

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Roatan, Honduras

Roatan ©
The largest of the Bay Islands, Roatan is the most developed and the most popular among its neighbors.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Flamingo Cultural Center and Roatan Underwater Museum. There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Blue Island Divers, head outdoors with Sunyata Charters, kick your exploration up a notch at categoryPhrases.alias.some_of_the_top_local_zipline_courses_and_adventure_parks, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Manawakie Park.

To find traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Roatan road trip website.

Do a combination of car and flight from San Salvador to Roatan in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In October, daytime highs in Roatan are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can catch the flight to San Pedro.

Things to do in Roatan

Outdoors Wildlife Parks
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Blue Island Divers ©
Blue Island Divers
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Roatan Underwater Museum ©
Roatan Underwater Museum

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San Pedro, Belize

San Pedro ©
San Pedro evolved from small fishing village and now represents one of the most visited locations in Belize.
Museum-lovers will appreciate The Gallery of San Pedro and Belizean Arts. There's still lots to do: explore the gorgeous colors at Hol Chan Marine Reserve, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Bacalar Chico National Park and Marine Reserve, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, and cast your line with a fishing tour.

To find ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read San Pedro trip site.

Traveling by flight from Roatan to San Pedro takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, bus, and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. October in San Pedro sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to travel to Antigua.

Things to do in San Pedro

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Ambergris Caye
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Hol Chan Marine Reserve ©
Hol Chan Marine Reserve
Fishing Charters & Tours
Mexico Rocks ©
Mexico Rocks

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Antigua, Guatemala

Antigua ©
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.
Appreciate the collections at Casa Santo Domingo Museums and Museo Ixchel del Traje Indigena. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Palacio Nacional and Convento de las Capuchinas. Change things up with these side-trips from Antigua: Guatemala City (La Merced, Catedral Metropolitana, &more). There's much more to do: examine the collection at Museo Casa del Tejido Antiguo, don't miss a visit to Cerro de la Cruz, get impressive views of Volcán Pacaya, and contemplate the long history of Casa Popenoe.

For photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Antigua trip planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from San Pedro to Antigua takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from San Pedro in October, with highs in Antigua at 28°C and lows at 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to travel to Playa del Carmen.

Things to do in Antigua

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trip

Guatemala City
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Iglesia de La Merced ©
Iglesia de La Merced
Casa Santo Domingo Museums ©
Casa Santo Domingo Museums
Convento de las Capuchinas ©
Convento de las Capuchinas

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Playa del Carmen, Mexico

Playa del Carmen ©
The tourist hub of the popular Mayan Riviera, upscale Playa del Carmen remains the jewel of Mexico's Caribbean coastline.
Get some historical perspective at Tulum Archaeological Site and San Gervasio Mayan Archaeological Site. Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá and Museo de la Prehistoria Parque Dos Ojos are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Playa del Carmen: Ek Balam (in Ek Balam Village), Tulum (Balam Art On Feathers, Tulum Tower, &more) and Chichen Itza (Chichen Itza & Temple of the Big Tables). The adventure continues: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, buy something for everyone on your list at La Isla Shopping Village, tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Delfines, and explore the gorgeous colors at San Francisco Reef.

For photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Playa del Carmen sightseeing planning app.

Do a combination of bus and flight from Antigua to Playa del Carmen in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and ferry; or drive. Traveling from Antigua to Playa del Carmen, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Antigua in October: high temperatures in Playa del Carmen hover around 34°C and lows are around 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Playa del Carmen

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

Tulum, Cozumel, Cancun, Chichen Itza, Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá
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Tulum Archaeological Site
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Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá

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