15 days in Mexico & Central America Itinerary

15 days in Mexico & Central America Itinerary

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Mexico City, Mexico
— 2 nights
2
Antigua, Guatemala
— 2 nights
3
San Ignacio, Belize
— 2 nights
4
Roatan, Honduras
— 2 nights
5
La Fortuna de San Carlos, Costa Rica
— 2 nights
6
San Blas Islands, Panama
— 2 nights

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Mexico City, Mexico

Mexico City ©
Breathtakingly large, Mexico City provides a home for almost 9 million people living in nearly 1,700 distinct neighborhoods.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): examine the collection at Museo Antiguo Palacio de Iturbide, thensee the interesting displays at Museo Postal, and then explore the engaging exhibits at Museo Trick Eye.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Mexico City journey site.

Kalamazoo, USA to Mexico City is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Kalamazoo in August, expect nights in Mexico City to be about the same, around °F, while days are a bit cooler, around °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to travel to Antigua.

Things to do in Mexico City

Museums Childrens Museums
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Museo Antiguo Palacio de Iturbide ©
Museo Antiguo Palacio de Iturbide
Museo Postal ©
Museo Postal
Museo Trick Eye ©
Museo Trick Eye

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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.
On the 4th (Wed), get impressive views of Volcan de Agua, thenexplore the ancient world of Convento Santa Clara, and then make a trip to San Jose El Viejo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Museo Casa del Tejido Antiguo, examine the collection at Paseo De Los Museos, and then delve into the distant past at La Recoleccion.

To find other places to visit, photos, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Antigua trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Mexico City to Antigua takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. August in Antigua sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to travel to San Ignacio.

Things to do in Antigua

Museums Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

La Azotea
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Centro Cultural La Azotea ©
Centro Cultural La Azotea
Convento Santa Clara ©
Convento Santa Clara
La Recoleccion ©
La Recoleccion

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sat): don't miss a visit to El Pilar, thentake in the exciting artwork at Cappello's Art Gallery, and then explore by horseback at T'initz Tours Belize. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get a new perspective on nature at Chaa Creek Natural History Museum, delve into the lush surroundings at Green Hills Butterfly Ranch, and then admire the sheer force of Big Rock Falls.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read San Ignacio trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and shuttle from Antigua to San Ignacio takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Roatan.

Things to do in San Ignacio

Parks Outdoors Adventure

Side Trips

Green Hills Butterfly Ranch, Big Rock Falls
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Big Rock Falls ©
Big Rock Falls
Green Hills Butterfly Ranch ©
Green Hills Butterfly Ranch
El Pilar ©
El Pilar

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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.
On the 9th (Mon), stroll through Mayan Eden, cool off at Grand Roatan Beach Club, and then explore the activities along Half Moon Bay. On the 10th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at Blue Island Divers, take in the exciting artwork at Waves of Art, thenview the masterpieces at Shawn Jackson Gallery, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from El Faro.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Roatan attractions planner.

Traveling by flight from San Ignacio to Roatan takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, car, and ferry; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and car. August in Roatan sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. You will leave for La Fortuna de San Carlos on the 11th (Wed).

Things to do in Roatan

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Blue Island Divers ©
Blue Island Divers
Mayan Eden ©
Mayan Eden
Waves of Art ©
Waves of Art

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Thu): trek along Arenal Natura Ecological Park, stroll through Arenal Oasis Wildlife Refuge, and then walk around Bogarin Trail.

To see traveler tips, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the La Fortuna de San Carlos sightseeing planner.

Getting from Roatan to La Fortuna de San Carlos by flight takes about 11 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry and bus. On the 13th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to San Blas Islands.

Things to do in La Fortuna de San Carlos

Wildlife Parks Outdoors
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Arenal Natura Ecological Park ©
Arenal Natura Ecological Park
ChocoMuseo La Fortuna ©
ChocoMuseo La Fortuna

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San Blas Islands, Panama

San Blas Islands ©
San Blas Islands represent the offshore area of the indigenous province of Guna Yala.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sat): head off the coast to Isla Perro. On the next day, step off the mainland to explore Isla Pelicano.

To see photos, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our San Blas Islands trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from La Fortuna de San Carlos to San Blas Islands. Traveling from La Fortuna de San Carlos to San Blas Islands, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In August in San Blas Islands, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. On the 16th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Blas Islands

Nature Parks Outdoors
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Isla Perro ©
Isla Perro
Isla Pelicano ©
Isla Pelicano

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