21 days in Mexico & Central America Itinerary

21 days in Mexico & Central America Itinerary

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Mexico City, Mexico
— 4 nights
2
San Salvador, El Salvador
— 4 nights
3
Livingston, Guatemala
— 1 day
4
Tikal National Park, Guatemala
— 1 day
5
Lanquin, Guatemala
— 1 day
6
Antigua, Guatemala
— 3 nights
7
Managua, Nicaragua
— 3 nights

4
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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.
Get some cultural insight at Museo Nacional de Antropologia and Zona Arqueológica de Teotihuacan Estacionamiento Puerta 5. Museum-lovers will get to explore Museo Frida Kahlo and Palacio de Bellas Artes. Step out of Mexico City to go to Sian Ka'an and see Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve, which is approximately 13h 30 min away. The adventure continues: explore the ancient world of Museo del Templo Mayor, get a sense of history and politics at National Palace (Palacio Nacional), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana), and step into the grandiose world of Chapultepec Castle.

To see maps, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, use the Mexico City travel itinerary planner.

If you are flying in from Mexico, the closest major aiports are Licenciado Benito Juarez International Airport, Querétaro Intercontinental Airport and General Francisco J. Mujica International Airport. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in June, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to travel to San Salvador.

Things to do in Mexico City

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Zona Arqueológica de Teotihuacan Estacionamiento Puerta 5, Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve
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Museo Frida Kahlo ©
Museo Frida Kahlo
Museo Nacional de Antropologia ©
Museo Nacional de Antropologia
Palacio de Bellas Artes ©
Palacio de Bellas Artes

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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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Playa El Tunco and El Sunzal. Iglesia El Rosario and Museo de Arte de El Salvador are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Venture out of the city with trips to Tazumal (in Chalchuapa), El Imposible National Park (in Ahuachapan) and Lake Coatepeque (in Coatepeque). And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Cinquera Rain Forest Park, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Parque Nacional El Boqueron, and get a new perspective on nature at La Piskucha.

For photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read San Salvador visit planning app.

Fly from Mexico City to San Salvador in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Mexico City in June; daily highs in San Salvador reach 35°C and lows reach 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can travel to Livingston.

Things to do in San Salvador

Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

El Sunzal, Tazumal, Playa El Tunco, El Imposible National Park, Lake Coatepeque
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Playa El Tunco ©
Playa El Tunco
El Imposible National Park ©
El Imposible National Park
Cinquera Rain Forest Park ©
Cinquera Rain Forest Park

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Livingston, Guatemala

Livingston ©
The largely Garifuna town of Livingston sits at the mouth of a river flowing out into the sea.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Wed): contemplate the waterfront views at Seven Altars and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Blanca.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Livingston trip simple and quick.

You can drive from San Salvador to Livingston in 11.5 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Livingston can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Tikal National Park.

Things to do in Livingston

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches
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Playa Blanca ©
Playa Blanca
Seven Altars ©
Seven Altars

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Tikal National Park, Guatemala

Tikal National Park
Take a trip to Tikal National Park and discover an ancient city in the thick tropical jungle.
To plan Tikal National Park vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

Traveling by combination of ferry and shuttle from Livingston to Tikal National Park takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. On the 21st (Thu), you're off to Lanquin.

Things to do in Tikal National Park

Tours · Historic Sites · Outdoors
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Lanquin, Guatemala

Lanquin ©
San Agustín Lanquín, often referred to simply as Lanquín, is a municipality in the Guatemalan department of Alta Verapaz. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): head outdoors with Aventura Grande and then take in the dramatic scenery at Monumento Natural Semuc Champey.

For more things to do, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Lanquin journey planning site.

Getting from Tikal National Park to Lanquin by car takes about 8.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and shuttle; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. In June, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can go by car to Antigua.

Things to do in Lanquin

Outdoors · Nature · Parks
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Aventura Grande ©
Aventura Grande
Monumento Natural Semuc Champey ©
Monumento Natural Semuc Champey

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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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Casa Santo Domingo Museums and Museo Ixchel del Traje Indigena. Get a sense of the local culture at Volcán Pacaya and Iglesia de La Merced. Venture out of the city with trips to Guatemala City (La Aurora Zoo, Palacio Nacional, &more). Next up on the itinerary: delve into the distant past at Convento de las Capuchinas, stop by Los Colores de la Tierra, don't miss a visit to Cerro de la Cruz, and contemplate the long history of Casa Popenoe.

To see maps and other tourist information, read Antigua road trip planning app.

Drive from Lanquin to Antigua in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Lanquin in June: high temperatures in Antigua hover around 29°C and lows are around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can travel to Managua.

Things to do in Antigua

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trip

Guatemala City
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Convento de las Capuchinas ©
Convento de las Capuchinas
Volcán Pacaya ©
Volcán Pacaya
Casa Santo Domingo Museums ©
Casa Santo Domingo Museums

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Managua, Nicaragua

Managua
Nicaragua's largest and capital city, Managua remains relatively unknown as a tourist destination, though it boasts a scenic location on the southwestern shore of the Xolotlan Lake.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Iglesia de La Merced and Catedral de Granada. Step out of the city life by going to Mombacho and Apoyo. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Managua: Granada (Islets of Granada & Gallery Ubago) and Masaya Volcano (in Masaya). There's still lots to do: head outdoors with MundoVentura and make a trip to Puerto Salvador Allende.

To find photos, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Managua visit planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Antigua to Managua. On the 30th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Managua

Nature · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Granada, Masaya
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Apoyo
Apoyo
Mombacho ©
Mombacho
Masaya Volcano ©
Masaya Volcano

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