28 days in United States, Mexico & Central America Itinerary

28 days in United States, Mexico & Central America Itinerary

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28 days in United States, Mexico & Central America Itinerary

Start: Florianopolis, Brazil
Fly:  20​h 15​min
1
Las Vegas, United States
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h
2
Los Angeles, United States
— 6 nights
Fly:  7​h
3
Mexico City, Mexico
— 4 nights
Fly + Drive:  9​h 30​min
4
Copan Ruinas, Honduras
— 2 nights
+5
bus + foot + bus + foot + Fly + shuttle:  11​h 30​min
5
Tikal National Park, Guatemala
— 1 day
Drive + Fly:  3​h
6
Belize City, Belize
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
7
Cancun, Mexico
— 4 nights
Fly:  15​h 15​min
End: Florianopolis, Brazil

4
nights
Las Vegas, United States

Las Vegas ©
Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
The Mob Museum and The Neon Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Get some cultural insight at The Strip and Nostalgia Street Rods. Step out of Las Vegas with an excursion to Hoover Dam in Boulder City--about 50 minutes away. There's still lots to do: take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, take in panoramic vistas at Eiffel Tower Viewing Deck, admire the natural beauty at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, and see the interesting displays at Pinball Hall of Fame.

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Florianopolis, Brazil to Las Vegas is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Florianopolis to Las Vegas is minus 5 hours. When traveling from Florianopolis in September, plan for warmer days and somewhat warmer nights in Las Vegas: temperatures range from 39°C by day to 25°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Tours Museums

Side Trip

Hoover Dam
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The Strip ©
The Strip
The Mob Museum ©
The Mob Museum
The Neon Museum ©
The Neon Museum

6
nights
Los Angeles, United States

Los Angeles ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Museum-lovers will appreciate The Getty Center and Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Get some historical perspective at Santa Monica Pier and Avila Adobe. The adventure continues: see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory, examine the collection at GRAMMY Museum, get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, and get curious at La Brea Tar Pits and Museum.

For photos, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Los Angeles driving holiday planner .

Getting from Las Vegas to Los Angeles by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Las Vegas in September, expect Los Angeles to be little chillier, temps between 34°C and 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to travel to Mexico City.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Historic Sites Theme Parks

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Norton Simon Museum
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Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita ©
Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Los Angeles County Museum of Art ©
Los Angeles County Museum of Art

4
nights
Mexico City, Mexico

Mexico City ©
Breathtakingly large, Mexico City provides a home for almost 9 million people living in nearly 1,700 distinct neighborhoods.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Museo Nacional de Antropologia and Palacio de Bellas Artes. Visit Zona Arqueológica de Teotihuacan Estacionamiento Puerta 5 and Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana) for their historical value. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Mexico City: Puebla (Catedral Basilica de Puebla, Church of Santo Domingo (Iglesia de Santo Domingo), & more). There's still lots to do: get engrossed in the history at Museo del Templo Mayor, step into the grandiose world of Chapultepec Castle, take in the exciting artwork at Arto Otra, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Zocalo.

For more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Mexico City trip maker site .

Getting from Los Angeles to Mexico City by flight takes about 7 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, car, and flight; or drive. Traveling from Los Angeles to Mexico City, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Los Angeles in September, with highs in Mexico City at 26°C and lows at 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to travel to Copan Ruinas.

Things to do in Mexico City

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Puebla, Zona Arqueológica de Teotihuacan Estacionamiento Puerta 5
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Museo Nacional de Antropologia ©
Museo Nacional de Antropologia
Palacio de Bellas Artes ©
Palacio de Bellas Artes

2
nights
Copan Ruinas, Honduras

Copan Ruinas ©
The colorful, cultural town of Copan boasts attractions old and new, manmade and natural.
Appreciate the collections at Sculpture Museum and Museo Escolar Casa K'Inich. Popular historic sites such as Copan Ruinas and Sepulturas are in your itinerary. And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Mayan Ball Court, explore the ancient world of Amphitheatre, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and don't miss a visit to Hieroglyphic Stairway.

For where to stay and more tourist information, read Copan Ruinas trip tool .

Explore your travel options from Mexico City to Copan Ruinas with the Route module. Traveling from Mexico City in September, expect Copan Ruinas to be somewhat warmer, temps between 33°C and 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Tikal National Park.

Things to do in Copan Ruinas

Historic Sites Museums Spas
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Copan Ruinas ©
Copan Ruinas
Mayan Ball Court ©
Mayan Ball Court
Sculpture Museum ©
Sculpture Museum

1
day
Tikal National Park, Guatemala

Tikal National Park ©
Take a trip to Tikal National Park and discover an ancient city in the thick tropical jungle.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Fri): delve into the distant past at Tikal.

For maps, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Tikal National Park trip builder website .

You can drive from Copan Ruinas to Tikal National Park in 11.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can travel to Belize City.

Things to do in Tikal National Park

Nature Historic Sites Parks
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Tikal ©
Tikal

2
nights
Belize City, Belize

Belize City ©
Belize's biggest urban center, Belize City is a culturally diverse seaside destination.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sat): stop by Moho Chocolate, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at The Belize Zoo, and then delve into the distant past at Altun Ha. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Sun): don't miss a visit to The Belize Sign Monument and then identify plant and animal life at Crooked Tree Wildlife Sanctuary.

For reviews, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read Belize City road trip site .

You can do a combination of car and flight from Tikal National Park to Belize City in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and bus; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in September, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Cancun.

Things to do in Belize City

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

Belize District, The Belize Zoo, Moho Chocolate
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The Belize Zoo ©
The Belize Zoo
Altun Ha ©
Altun Ha
Crooked Tree Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Crooked Tree Wildlife Sanctuary

4
nights
Cancun, Mexico

Few destinations in Mexico dazzle visitors quite like Cancun, a modern resort town filled with glitzy hotels sitting on picturesque and well-developed Caribbean beaches.
Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá and Parroquia de Cristo Resucitado will appeal to history buffs. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like La Isla Shopping Village and Punta Sur. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cancun: Playa del Carmen (Quinta Avenida & Scuba & Snorkeling) and Isla Mujeres (Iglesia Del Sagrado Corazon & Guadalupe Chapel). And it doesn't end there: explore the ancient world of El Rey Archaeological Zone, stop by Plaza Las Americas, and kick back and relax at Playa Delfines.

To find other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Cancun route builder .

Fly from Belize City to Cancun in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Traveling from Belize City to Cancun, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In September, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cancun

Outdoors Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

Isla Mujeres, Playa del Carmen, Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá ©
Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá
Punta Sur ©
Punta Sur

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