21 days in Mexico & Central America Itinerary

21 days in Mexico & Central America Itinerary

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

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Mexico City, Mexico

Mexico City ©

City of Palaces

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 Museo Frida Kahlo. Museum-lovers will get to explore Palacio de Bellas Artes and Museo del Templo Mayor. Explore Mexico City's surroundings by going to Zona Arqueológica de Teotihuacan Estacionamiento Puerta 5 (in San Juan Teotihuacan) and Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve (in Sian Ka'an). There's still lots to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Zocalo, wander the streets of Coyoacan, visit Historic Center (Centro Historico), and take in the spiritual surroundings of Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana).

To see reviews, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Mexico City trip itinerary maker.

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. June in Mexico City sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 16°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can travel to San Salvador.

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4
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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 La Piskucha are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Venture out of the city with trips to El Imposible National Park (in Ahuachapan), Tazumal (in Chalchuapa) and Lake Coatepeque (in Coatepeque). There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Cinquera Rain Forest Park, explore the striking landscape of Parque Nacional El Boqueron, and explore the world behind art at Museo de Arte de El Salvador.

To find other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our San Salvador trip planner.

You can fly from Mexico City to San Salvador in 6.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Mexico City in June, with highs in San Salvador at 35°C and lows at 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 · Beaches

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1
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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.

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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 · Nature
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Playa Blanca
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Waterfall
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.
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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 · Wildlife
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1
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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
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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 ChocoMuseo. Get a sense of the local culture at Volcán Pacaya and Cerro de la Cruz. Venture out of the city with trips to Guatemala City (La Aurora Zoo, Palacio Nacional, &more). Next up on the itinerary: explore the ancient world of Convento de las Capuchinas, look for gifts at Los Colores de la Tierra, pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia de San Francisco El Grande, and contemplate the long history of Casa Popenoe.

For where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Antigua route maker tool.

You can 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 up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can travel to Managua.

Things to do in Antigua

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

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Managua, Nicaragua

Managua

Bride of Xolotlan

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 Masaya Volcano. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Managua: Apoyo (in La Laguna de Apoyo) and Granada (Islets of Granada & Gallery Ubago). 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 · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Apoyo
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Volcano
Mombacho
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Volcano
Masaya Volcano
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